Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Includes a post-screening conversation with Heather Lenz
The folding fan has long been an icon of Japan in the Western imagination. How is it that such a dynamic and long-lived genre in East Asia came to occupy such a marginal place in modern art history? Guided by this question, this lecture will tell the global history of these sophisticated objects, from Japan’s Heian period (794–1192 CE) to their contemporary relevance in the twenty-first century.
The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignified resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization. As elegantly composed and achingly tender as any of the Japanese master’s films, An Autumn Afternoon is one of cinema’s fondest farewells.