Decentraland has done it again, this time with its Metaverse Art Week! After the success of Decentraland Fashion Week, Decentraland Metaverse Art Week promises to be a celebration of art. This year’s event, which takes place between August 24 and 28, is inspired by the Venice Biennale with the official slogan “The World Is Made Of Code.”
About Decentraland 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. These include Lady Gaga’s creative director Nicola Formichetti, contemporary artist Krista Kim and celebrated fashion photographer Nick Knight.
“At this point in metaverse history, artists and curators are constantly battling between fidelity and how many users can experience a virtual space simultaneously,” said David Cash. “During the third edition of Art Week, we have the chance to witness the best of both worlds, presenting several artworks at a massive scale at their full resolutions. I’m excited to see how this experimental yet new realm of technical possibilities will inspire artists to create works beyond their wildest dreams.”
The four-day event includes performances, conceptual art productions, NFT exhibitions, art installations and panel talks. The main events are taking place in Soho Plaza, the art district of Decentraland, which has been converted into an open-air museum. In addition, the Voltaire Art District is also hosting art collective exhibitions and panel discussions by leading art and web3 thought leaders.
5 things you should check out during Decentraland Metaverse Art Week
Art Plaza’s Outdoor Sculpture Garden
The Soho Plaza has been transformed into an open-air exhibition space for more than twelve artists. The space features 3D sculptures and videos by Nick Knight, Nicola Formichetti and Krista Kim. Works by other artists, curated by Artnet and Sotheby’s, are also showcased.
Frida Kahlo Family’s Red House
Frida Kahlo’s family has teamed up with Ezel.Life to launch a permanent Decentraland Installation. This installation celebrates Friday’s life and showcases never-before-seen artwork by the celebrated Mexican artist.
Artnet’s Decentraland Metaverse Art Week events
Artnet is hosting 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 out limited artist wearables that you can wear in Decentraland.
Cash Labs Gallery
Cash Labs Gallery has launched its first permanent collection on various floors of its Decentraland gallery. The featured artists include Damien Hirst, Laurel Charleston and Justin Aversano. In addition to the Cash Labs exhibition, Estée Lauder launched an exclusive POAP experience designed by Dr Alex Box within the Cash Labs Gallery.
Pop artist Burton Morris collaborated with House of Tang to present Pop!Wall during Decentraland Metaverse Art Week. This art wall piece recalls Burton Morris’ popular popcorn kernel artwork. In the metaverse, the kernel represents “the seed of a new idea.” It is located in Soho Plaza and is packaged with an interactive activity. This is because players can climb the structure and in turn receive a free pair of NFT sneakers.