Join us for an advance screening of Kusama – Infinity introduced by art historian Linda Tyler, Associate Professor in Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland. Tickets include a glass of wine and goodie bag. Art Lovers’ Film is a partnership between Auckland Art Gallery Membership and Rialto Cinemas.
If you book a Gallery Members ticket, please be ready to present your Membership card to staff at Rialto Cinemas on the night.
About the film
Kusama – Infinity depicts the life of the now 89 years old Yayoi Kusama, the world’s top-selling female artist who overcame family opposition, sexism, racism and mental illness to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Propelled by a psychological need to make art for her own survival, Yayoi Kusama’s extraordinary career has traversed highs and deep lows. Widely known for her polka dot covered realities and Infinity Mirror Rooms, she also staged public political happenings as well as gate-crashing the Venice Biennale with an uninvited outdoor work.
About the speaker
In 2011, Linda Tyler was the Robert Lord Fellow at the University of Otago, researching the art and science of nineteenth-century botanist and draughtsman to the Colonial Museum and Geological Survey, John Buchanan FLS (1819–1898). She is a Member of the International Committee on Museums (ICOM) and the New Zealand representative of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand. She is the former programme and exhibitions manager at Gus Fisher Gallery, and she studied Japanese language and literature at the University of Canterbury.
Film screening: 6.15pm
- Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
- Members $24.50, General admission $26.50