Decentraland has done it again, this time with their Metaverse Art Week! Following the success of Decentraland Fashion Week, Decentraland Metaverse Art Week promises to be a celebration of the arts. This year’s event, taking place from August 24th to 28th, is inspired by the Venice Biennale and carries the official slogan “The World Is Made Of Code”.
About Decentral and Metaverse Art Week
This year’s Metaverse Art Week is curated by David Cash, who brought this year’s theme to life through 3D sculptures and videos in collaboration with some of the top names in the art world. They include Lady Gaga’s creative director Nicola Formichetti, contemporary artist Krista Kim and acclaimed fashion photographer Nick Knight.
“At this point in the history of the metaverse, artists and curators are constantly struggling between fidelity and how many users can experience a virtual space at once,” said David Cash. “During the third edition of Art Week, we have the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds by showcasing multiple large scale artworks in their full resolution. I am excited to see how this experimental yet new realm of technical possibilities will inspire artists to create work that exceeds their wildest dreams.”
The four-day event includes performances, concept art productions, NFT exhibitions, art installations and panel discussions. The main events take place in Soho Plaza, Decentraland’s arts district that has been converted into an open-air museum. In addition, the Voltaire Art District also hosts art collective exhibitions and panel discussions from leading art and Web3 thought leaders.
5 things to watch during Decentraland Metaverse Art Week
Art Plaza outdoor sculpture garden
Soho Plaza has been transformed into an open-air exhibition space for more than twelve artists. The room features 3D sculptures and videos by Nick Knight, Nicola Formichetti and Krista Kim. Works by other artists, curated by Artnet and Sotheby’s, will also be on display.
The Red House of the Frida Kahlo family
Frida Kahlo’s family has teamed up with Ezel.Life to launch a permanent decentralized installation. This installation celebrates Friday life and features never-before-seen artworks by the acclaimed Mexican artist.
Artnet’s Decentraland Metaverse Art Week events
Artnet hosts several events during Decentraland Metaverse Art Week. These include poetry readings, performance art, AI art and panels on the future of art and technology. In addition, Artnet is giving away limited edition artist wearables to wear around Decentraland.
Cash Labs gallery
Cash Labs Gallery has unveiled its first permanent collection on different floors of its Decentraland gallery. Artists featured include Damien Hirst, Laurel Charleston and Justin Aversano. In addition to the Cash Labs exhibit, Estée Lauder featured an exclusive POAP experience at the Cash Labs gallery created by Dr. Alex Box was designed.
Pop artist Burton Morris collaborated with House of Tang to present Pop!Wall during Decentraland Metaverse Art Week. This art wall piece is reminiscent of Burton Morris’ popular popcorn kernel artwork. In the metaverse, the kernel represents “the seed of a new idea.” Located in Soho Plaza, it’s packed with interactive activities. This is because players can climb the structure and receive a free pair of NFT sneakers in return.