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KAWS and AllRightsReserved Present KAWS:HOLIDAY SPACE

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KAWS and AllRightsReserved Present KAWS:HOLIDAY SPACE
Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

KAWS goes to space! The world-renowned artist KAWS and AllRightReserved, a Hong Kong-based creative studio, are back with it's fifth stop of the KAWS:HOLIDAY series on with KAWS:HOLIDAY SPACE. This time, the KAWS:HOLIDAY project took off and made its way to outer space today. KAWS:HOLIDAY first kicked off in 2018 and has since landed around asia in the cities of Seoul, Taipei, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. In this cosmic edition, audiences from around the world can escape their daily lives with KAWS's famous COMPANION as he embarks on a journey beyond our atmosphere.

 

Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

The COMPANION dons an astronaut suit and takes a sounding balloon 41.5 kilometers up into the Stratosphere. At lightning speed, COMPANION's galactic adventure culminates in a 2-hour, zero-gravity walk around the desolate space before returning to Earth. The entire exploration lasted for 8 hours from its lift-off to landing. It was recorded with a 360-degree panoramic video camera, which captured COMPANION's historical moment and commemorating his 20th year in existence. These astronaut COMPANIONS will be available on sale from tomorrow onwards!

Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

KAWS is constantly challenging the definition of a sculpture and its potential. He noted that as "many projects have been cancelled this year. I wanted to create one that could be experienced safely from home. Because this year marks 20 years since I created COMPANION, I tried to find a way around all the restrictions and do something special. I felt so confined the past few months that creating a project like this has really given me a chance to escape.”

Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

About the Artist

Internationally renowned artist KAWS made his name in Brooklyn, New York, has held numerous art exhibitions around the world. KAWS developed an interest in street graffiti when he was young. Since 1996, he has been making graffitis on the streets of Manhattan. He painted skulls and XX eyes on advertising light boxes, telephone booths and bus stops, which later became his signature. KAWS's works have a strong impact on contemporary visual culture, and are enthusiastically sought after in Europe, America and Japan. He repositioned popular culture, life themes and images and built a unique artistic humour, integrating design, commerce, street culture and art. His works include large-scale sculptures, paintings, street art, and merchandise design. KAWS has held exhibitions in national art galleries, including High Museum of Art Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK; and Yuz Museum in Shanghai, and more.

 

Image courtesy of KAWS and AllRightsReserved

About AllRightsReserved

Established in 2003, AllRightsReserved (ARR) is a creative studio based in Hong Kong that focuses on storytelling, diligently building campaigns, pushing the boundaries on fresh projects, compelling exhibition, and creating memorable experiences.

Over the years, ARR has designed and planned exclusive marketing plans for numerous internationally renowned brands. Planning various large-scale projects in Asia for their clients, they often work with friends and partners in the contemporary art world to bring the most astonishing and influential outstanding projects. These large-scale projects not only receive attention, but also allow the interactive participation from the public. ARR's long-term partner is the world-renowned American contemporary artist KAWS. Beginning with KAWS:PASSING THROUGH in 2010, and continuing to KAWS:HOLIDAY-the giant inflatable sculpture COMPANION, exhibited in various relaxed poses in different locations, including Korea (July 2018), Taipei (2019) January), Hong Kong (March 2019) and Japan (July 2019). ARR pushes the boundaries of venue and space, establishing a new and unparalleled art display method recognized by the industry and the public.

 

Discover more on KAWS' Instagram: @kaws

To learn more about S.K. Lam and AllRightsReserved click here

Discover more on AllRightsReserved's Instagram: @arr.allrightsreserved



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