Title shot of Kusama's Self-Obliteration

Kusama Film Screenings

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 —Saturday, Dec 30, 2017
12 pm—8 pm
The Broad, Oculus Hall
Tickets Included with museum admission


In conjunction with special exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, The Broad will present a screening of short films capturing several of the artist's iconic 1960s performances, as well as more recent short films of Kusama singing, performing, and reciting poems, on select Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the run of the exhibition. Included in these programs is Kusama's Self-Obliteration, 1967, a film that relates themes of nature and sexuality to the artist's concept of "self-obliteration." The film program provides insight into the pivotal role performance has played in Kusama's practice throughout her career. 

Films (all films by Yayoi Kusama)

Songs: "A Manhattan Suicide Addict" "Now that You Have Died (Dedicated to my late parents)," 2004 (3 min. 18 sec.)

Flower Obsession: Sunflower, 2000 (Silent. 2 min. 40 sec.)

Flower Obsession: Garbela, 1999 (Silent. 1 min. 20 sec.)

Love In Festival, 1969. (Silent. 3 min. 12 sec.)

Flower Orgy, 1968. (Silent. 1 min. 44 sec.)

Kusama's Self-Obliteration, 1967 (22 min. 30 sec.)


Films will be screened on a loop from noon to 8 p.m. on the following dates.

10/26, 10/28

11/16, 11/18, 11/25, 11/30

12/2, 12/7, 12/9, 12/14, 12/16. 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30