LONDON — In response to the brand new lockdown measures, “Unreal Metropolis,” an augmented actuality art competition that debuted at London’s Southbank final December, is being prolonged and is coming to peoples’ houses from Tuesday.
Artwork lovers internationally will be capable to get pleasure from site-specific artworks from Nina Chanel Abney, Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Alicja Kwade, Koo Jeong A, Marco Brambilla, and never-seen-before works by Darren Bader, Kaws, Bjarne Melgaard and Tomás Saraceno by way of the Acute Art app.
“The fantastic thing about augmented actuality signifies that slightly than extending the site-specific present by common demand, we are able to reply to curiosity and the brand new lockdown measures by bringing the exhibition to you,” mentioned Daniel Birnbaum, inventive director of Acute Artwork and curator of the present.
“You possibly can have Nina Chanel Abney’s ‘Imaginary Good friend’ in your sitting room, Bjarne Melgaard’s ‘Satan Man’ in your kitchen, or ‘TAKE’ by Kaws floating in your bed room. The world can come to a halt however artwork doesn’t stand nonetheless,” he added.
Ahmad Swaid, head of content material at Dazed Media, a associate within the challenge, mentioned that augmented actuality democratizes the best way folks expertise artwork.
“You possibly can benefit from the works again and again but in addition inside totally new worlds altering and shaping the that means and the way one would possibly reply to those sculptures. You’re not solely a participator however you’re a curator, too,” he added.
The exhibition shall be accessible to view till Feb. 9.