F:A:C:E: - Fascinating Arts and Cultural Experiences
Screening (14 Sep 2021)
《點止草間彌生》是一部探討殿堂級藝術大師草間彌生成名之路的紀錄片。導演Heather Lenz帶你回戰後的日本看草間的根本,回顧她如何在紐約和日本藝壇立足,及與Andy Warhol、Joseph Cornell等大師的相遇相知,草間彌生更親自為往事解說,在點點之間,串連出她的傳奇故事。電影入選辛丹斯電影節紀錄片競賽單元。
影片放映會設映後談,何天虹教授將與觀衆一起討論藝術如何影響草間彌生的一生。何教授現任香港大學社會科學學院副院長(研究生教育), 行為健康教研中心總監、社會工作及社會行政學系教授、表達藝術治療碩士課程總監。

Kusama: Infinity is a documentary that tells how the top-selling living female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her—the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. Director Heather Lenz brings audience to experience the infinity world of this remarkable artist. Selected by Sundance Film Festival for US Documentary Competition.
In the post-screening discussion, Prof. Rainbow Ho will discuss how art impacts the life of Yayoi Kusama. Prof. Ho is currently the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Director of the Centre on Behavioral Health, and Program Director of the Master of Expressive Arts Therapy program in The University of Hong Kong.

This screening event is co-organised with MOViE MOViE.

Documentary:《點止草間彌生》Kusama: Infinity  
77
mins | In Japanese & English with Chinese & English subtitles
* Some scenes may involve nudity 涉及裸體場景


Date: 14/9/2021 (Tue)
Time: 18:30 – 20:45
Venue: Studio 303, 3/F, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Language of Discussion:
Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided upon request by 7 Sep)
Speaker of Discussion: 何天虹教授Prof. Rainbow Ho (Researcher, Therapist, HKU Professor and Performing Artist)
Moderator: Hallie Tam (MA Graduate)

Registration (HKU Students):
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=78086  
Registration (HKU Staff):
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=78094