My Opera of Colour
March 12, 2014 - Kaffe Fassett
At the beginning of the week Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably joined the exhibitions team at the Museum to oversee the installation of Kaffe 2014: The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett. After the second day spent immersed in the exhibition gallery, surrounded by bright colours, Kaffe was eager to share his enthusiasm for the show which opens on 22 March 2014.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.
This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.
This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.
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