AsiaOne reports that Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki has changed its mind about opening an outpost in Singapore in its new arts enclave, the Gillman Barracks:
“We still see Singapore as a potential location for Kaikai Kiki due to its growing importance as an Asian arts hub. To this end, we participated in the third edition of Art Stage Singapore in January.”
The Tokyo gallery represents Murakami and a stable of popular artists, such as American graphic artist Kaws. It opened a branch in Taiwan in 2010, but the outlet ceased operations last year. Its departure from Gillman Barracks comes just nine months after the official opening of the Singapore art enclave, which was envisioned as an iconic international destination for contemporary art.
Murakami Not Opening Gallery Here (AsiaOne)