ART THAT LIVES
IN 3 DIMENSIONS
Acute Art is a new art platform that transforms the way we collect, trade, and live with art. Together with KAWS, one of today’s most celebrated artists, we’re proud to launch a series of artworks that opens up a world of new possibilities.
EXPANDED HOLIDAY, the new augmented reality project by KAWS, consists of a global public exhibition as well as completely new AR sculptures that collectors can display, view, photograph and share through the Acute Art app.
Invisible to the naked eye, the augmented reality art comes to life in your phone’s camera to reveal beautifully crafted sculptures that interact seamlessly and playfully with the world around them. The experience takes art out of the gallery, onto the streets, and into people’s hands – challenging conventions about what constitutes a suitable canvas for an artist’s vision. In the process, it offers anyone anywhere the opportunity to enjoy art and interact with it on a uniquely personal level. The photos and videos that you capture and share add an extra dimension to the experience, making the platform a truly collaborative one.
Whether you want to view the public exhibition or start your collection, download the Acute Art app here.
COMPANION (EXPANDED), the global exhibition
In collaboration with Acute Art, KAWS is staging a global exhibition of twelve monumental AR sculptures that will excite audiences in major cities and locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Using cutting-edge technology, these augmented reality (AR) works were launched on March 12th, 2020.
COMPANION (EXPANDED), edition of 25
Pre-located by KAWS in 25 locations in New York City and beyond, these AR sculptures are available to buy on this site. Entitled COMPANION (EXPANDED), this new work can be kept private or made public for anyone to view through the app.
AT THIS TIME (EXPANDED), open edition
Three new sculptures can also be found on the Acute Art app. They can be added to your collection for a week or 30 days at a time. As with all the artworks, you can share your photos and videos with family and friends, or on social media through the app.
KAWS is recognized globally as one of the most influential artists working today. Throughout his career, the New York artist has created everything from murals and paintings to large-scale sculptures for public spaces – engaging with audiences far beyond the art world. He was inspired to work in AR because of the new possibilities it opens up and the opportunity it gives people to interact with his work in a more personal way.
Acute Art collaborates with the world’s most compelling artists – including Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Antony Gormley, Jeff Koons and now KAWS – providing access to ever-evolving new technologies that allow them to translate their creative vision into new digital mediums – including virtual, augmented and mixed realities.
The new Acute Art app gives people the opportunity to discover, experience and collect art in a way that’s never been done before. You can view the KAWS augmented reality works through your phone’s camera, and share your photos and videos through the app. So if you haven’t already, why not download it now and start collecting?
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