Considering we're based in L.A., we've been fortunate enough to enjoy Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room at The Broad museum for several years now — or, well, at least for the 45 seconds sharp you're allowed to stand in it. This room is an Instagrammable daydream made of mirrors and LED lights that give the illusion of a space that's never-ending — though in reality it's very much limited to four walls.
So naturally we're more than excited to see a new Magnolia Pictures documentary called Kusama - Infinity about the underdog behind the magic. It's in theaters now in New York and L.A., but won't be coming to additional cities until later this year. You can check out the list of dates and locations here.
Kusama comes from a conservative upbringing in Japan, where her family discouraged creativity, yet she persevered to create iconic works in the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and literary fiction. As seen in the film's trailer, a pivotal moment in Kusama's life was when she received advice from Georgia O'Keeffe to move to the U.S. to further pursue her work. The result is her eventual rank as the top-selling female artist in the world.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.