Yayoi Kusama Film Screening
Friday, October 27
The Crowley Theater
Judd Foundation presents a screening of three experimental films by Yayoi Kusama including: Self Obliteration (1967), Love in Festival (1968), and Flower Orgy (1968). The three films present footage of the artist’s ‘Happenings’ interspersed with still images of her paintings. By the late sixties, Kusamas practice shifted towards politically charged, psychedelic ‘Happenings.’ These performances, which involved the artist painting dots directly onto animals, people, and her environment, were motivated by the anti-War movement that became a hallmark of youth culture in the later 1960s.
This screening is part of the Fall 2017 public programs in New York and Texas that explore aspects of Donald Judd’s relationship with his contemporaries in New York from the 1960s through the 1980s. The talk series coincides with Yayoi Kusama, an exhibition of four paintings by the artist on the ground floor of 101 Spring Street.