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Kaikai Kiki's Objectives

Organization of Art Projects

Kaikai Kiki artists have exhibited their work in many prestigious institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, to name a few. One of Kaikai Kiki’s primary tasks is sorting through, scheduling, and organizing participation of its artists in exhibitions around the world.

Takashi Murakami’s Curation Projects

Among Kaikai Kiki’s biggest projects was the Superflat exhibition series, curated by Takashi Murakami between 2001 and 2005, which traveled to several museums in America, Europe, and Japan. Gathering diverse elements from fine artists, manga artists, animators, video game designers, graphic designers, musicians, essayists, and theorists, Kaikai Kiki launched three ambitious and highly-acclaimed exhibitions which shared Murakami’s vision with the world.

Public projects

Hoping to extend the visibility and accessibility of Kaikai Kiki, its artists have participated in several public installations. In 2001, Takashi Murakami presented an installation of his Wink sculpture at Grand Central Station in New York, and in 2003, sculptural versions of his characters were installed at Rockefeller Center along with giant balloons, which gained even wider exposure. In spring of 2005, Chinatsu Ban’s large yellow elephant sculptures were installed near Central Park, and posters with Chiho Aoshima’s designs were placed in ad spaces throughout the bustling Union Square subway station as accompanying projects of Takashi Murakami’s Little Boy exhibition. In the summer of 2005, Takashi Murakami’s Tongari-kun and the Four Guards were installed at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

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