Mich Dulce, Cristalle Henares, Tina Maristela-Ocampo, Maurice Arcache + plus more at the I Love Kusama Exhibit Opening
A fine and fun opening party for Lito and Kim Camacho’s impressive collection.
(SPOT.ph) "She’s fun, forever young, original, powerful, and passionate!" exclaims Kim Camacho about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the opening cocktails of the I Love Kusama exhibit on July 15 at the Ayala Museum. Camacho first saw Kusama’s work in 2004 at the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and was "blown away." Since then, she, together with her husband, former Secretary of Finance Lito Camacho, started collecting Kusama. Nine years later, Yayoi Kusama is considered one of the leading and most influential figures in the avant-garde scene, and is credited as an important precursor of various art movements like Minimalism, Feminism, and Pop Art. The Camachos, on the other hand, are recognized as one of the leading collectors of Kusama in the world. They have over 70 pieces covering 60 years of the artist’s career, all of which make up the I Love Kusama exhibit.
Artists, patrons, dignitaries, and the media gathered to see the Camachos’ very impressive Kusama collection. It is the first outing of Ayala Museum’s new exhibition program, The Collectors Series, and will be on view until September 1. Check the gallery below to see what happened at the opening.