On 13 November 2021, Singapore’s distinct skyline will see a unique addition as KAWS:HOLIDAY touches down for its seventh stop!
Working with longtime collaborator and supported by Singapore Tourism Board, the internationally-celebrated artist KAWS will be unveiling a colossal 42m-long artwork depicting his signature character, COMPANION, in a reclined position embracing a miniature version of itself.
Since 2018, KAWS’ HOLIDAY has toured Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Outer Space and the United Kingdom.
As part of HOLIDAY’s goal to promote public appreciation of the arts, and fresh from its flight in the skies of the English countryside, the widely acclaimed KAWS:HOLIDAY will be bringing the global phenomenon to Singapore.
Having amassed a significant fanbase in the little red dot, KAWS is inviting all to witness his beloved characters on a monumental scale.
From 13 – 21November 2021, KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE will be on display at the iconic The Float @ Marina Bay, where it will open to the public from 14 November.
KAWS said: “At a time when international travel may be challenging for many, I am thankful for the opportunity through the ongoing HOLIDAY project to bring art experiences to different localities, and I am excited to come to Singapore for the first time.”
KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE will mark the last monumental event for The Float @ Marina Bay, a favoured choice for many significant national events over the past few years.
With plans for its redevelopment set to begin in March 2022, this makes the KAWS:HOLIDAY stop one for the history books.
“KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE” Collection Global Debut
To commemorate this journey, a series of limited-edition collectibles have also been created for the KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE.
A 10.5-inch long COMPANION that comes in brown, grey and black, 500 limited-edition camping sets, tank top and fan will be available only on DDT Store ddtstore.com at 11am SGT on 13 Nov 2021, while stock lasts. Shipping begins in December, 2021.
KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, graphic and product design, street art, and large-scale sculptures.
Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence and affection for our times.
His refined graphic language revitalises figuration with both big, bold gestures and playful intricacies.
AWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has exhibited extensively in renowned institutions, including solo exhibitions at – The Brooklyn Museum, New York (2021); The Mori Art Center Gallery, Tokyo (2021); The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2019); Fire Station, Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan (2019), Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, Missouri (2017); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2016) which traveled to the Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Longside Gallery, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (2016); Brooklyn Museum, New York (2015); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain (2014); Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas (2013); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2013); High Art Museum, Atlanta, Georgia (2011); and Aldrich Museum of
Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2011).
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