To celebrate 40 years of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation and the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month, Ayala Museum, with the support of the Japan Foundation-Manila, invites you to the I Love Kusama exhibition from July 16 to September 1, 2013.
The exhibit will feature Yayoi Kusama works from the treasure troves of Lito and Kim Camacho, two of the leading collectors of Kusama in the country.
Born in 1929 in Japan, Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s leading and most influential figures in the avant-garde scene. She remains active and relevant at the age of 84.
Notable Kusama installations include her immersive infinity mirror rooms that have been featured in the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tate Modern, and her iconic spotted pumpkin sculptures.
In 2011, Kusama collaborated with Marc Jacobs for a line of whimsical products and corresponding window displays for Louis Vuitton.
With the assistance of the Camachos and the Japan Foundation-Manila, and the guidance of Ota Fine Arts, Yayoi Kusama Studio, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the exhibition at Ayala Museum will be the first major Yayoi Kusama show in the Philippines.
As part of its education component, Ayala Museum has invited Akira Tatehata, one of the world’s leading experts on Kusama and the curator the Japanese Pavilion during the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993 (when Kusama represented the country) for a one-time lecture on August 10, 2013.