Charlotte Street Hotel - Charlotte Street Hotel & The Cultivist Art Film Series

Charlotte Street Hotel & The Cultivist Film Series
31 January, 24 April and 25 September 2020
In the Screening Room at Charlotte Street Hotel, from 7pm

Throughout 2020, Charlotte Street Hotel will partner with the world’s only global arts club, The Cultivist, to host an exclusive film series followed by expert Q&As which will explore the world of contemporary art through film.

The series will kick off with a special screening of Kusama Infinity which explores the life and art of internationally renowned Japanese artist and the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama, followed by an expert led Q&A by Louisa Buck. Louisa is a leading British art critic and contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper. Alongside providing regular commentary for BBC TV and radio, she has written several books and sat on the Turner Prize judging panel.

In April, watch Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, a portrait of an extraordinary patron of the arts who transformed a modest fortune into one of the premiere collections of twentieth century art.

The series will culminate on 25 September with a documentary about infamous performance artist, Marina Abramovic. The Artist is Present explores the complex relationship between artist and audience, pushing past perceived limits of the body and mind.

£30 for talk, screening and welcome cocktail
£50 including set menu dinner, talk, screening and welcome cocktail

To book, please call +44 (0)20 7806 2000 or email

Kusama Infinity: The Life and Art of Yayoi Kusama
Friday 31 January

This is the fascinating story of the queen of polka dots, Yayoi Kusama, one of the most popular artists in the world today. The film traces Kusama’s trajectory from a conservative upbringing in Japan to battling sexism and racism in 1960s NYC to her unstoppable rise to international fame.

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
Friday 24 April

A feature length documentary which showcases portrait of a patron of the arts extraordinaire who transformed a modest fortune and impeccable taste into one of the premiere collections of twentieth century art.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Friday 25 September

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. The documentary follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

The Cultivist is the world’s only global arts club offering uniquely privileged access to every aspect of the art world. We make the journey through art effortless and enriching. With our membership card, our members glide through museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide: no tickets, no bookings, no complications.

And that’s just the beginning. Through personal service and tailored experiences, we give individual consideration to all our members, both seasoned collectors and enthusiasts alike, by deepening the appreciation of the arts that matter most to them.

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