The 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Singapore Installation is Set to ReopenAfter being forced into closure due to a legal dispute.
Two days after it was reported that an installation by the contemporary artist KAWS in Singapore had been ordered to stop as a result of a court order, its organizers have shared that it is now set to reopen tomorrow, November 16.
After a hearing, the injunction against the KAWS:HOLIDAY installation (which had been brought by the non-profit organization The Ryan Foundation, citing breach of intellectual property rights and misuse of confidential information), was discharged, according to a release.
Additionally, The Ryan Foundation has been ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by the installation organizer, AllRightsReserved. There will also be an inquiry into the damages caused to the organizers as a result of the temporary closure.
In a statement, AllRightsReserved said that “justice has prevailed.”
“Fortunately, the Court’s judgement allows the exhibition to be reopened tomorrow, so that “KAWS:HOLIDAY Singapore” can finally enter the hearts of Singaporean citizens,” they said. “Our company hopes that people can relieve their burdens under the pandemic and relax on the shores of the beautiful Marina Bay.”
Speaking for Brian Donnelly (KAWS) himself, they said that his hope in creating the work had been to “give more people access to art,” and thanked the public for their support.
In other news, KAWS has also been involved in the most recent collection of Artist Plates, which have just been revealed.