Hirshhorn Plaza

Film Screening: Performance and the Body: Yayoi Kusama
Sunday, February 26, 2017
3 pm, Ring Auditorium

Well respected for her provocative performances and public “happenings” in New York in the late 1960s, Yayoi Kusama has often used her body and image as a key element in her work on and off camera.  For this series of films, Love-In Festival, Flower Orgy, and Self-Obliteration, all from 1968, illustrate the politically-charged nature of her happenings, while the video Song of a Manhattan Suicide Addict from 1999 shows the artist thirty years later reciting a poem that provides an insight into her world view.