EXHIBITION

Exhibition

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New on the app: a 45cm AR COMPANION (EXPANDED) for you to enjoy free of charge in the comfort and safety of your home.

Coronavirus update:

The EXPANDED HOLIDAY project had been planned long before the COVID-19 outbreak. Recently, though, the situation has worsened significantly in many places, and we do not want to encourage large gatherings.

So KAWS and Acute Art are now releasing an additional, smaller version of COMPANION (EXPANDED) which anyone can enjoy from the comfort of their home. This 45cm AR sculpture is available free of charge on the Acute Art app until 15th April 2020.

The exhibition of large-scale AR artworks will still be available for those who wish to visit it in all 12 locations except for Doha and Melbourne. In New York, the work will be visible outside the Brooklyn Museum, but the museum itself is now closed. Please read on to find out more about the exhibition. *

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The EXPANDED HOLIDAY project launched on March 12th 2020, with one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged.

A global exhibition of monumental AR sculptures by KAWS opened simultaneously in 12 locations across six continents. The work, COMPANION (EXPANDED), can be viewed, photographed and shared through the Acute Art app.

The exhibition is on display in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East (display temporarily closed), North America, and South America. You can find the exact locations below, along with some stunning photos of the exhibition.

Aside from being the most global art exhibition ever mounted, it is also one of the most planet-friendly. After all, transporting augmented reality art around the world has a far smaller carbon footprint than shipping its physical equivalent, especially when the art is this big!

So if you want to view art in a way that’s never been possible before, why not explore the gallery below, download the app, and experience it for yourself?

* Please note the artwork’s exact location may vary from phone to phone. When you get to the location, open the app and point your camera down. Then look around until you see the sculpture or an ‘artwork nearby’ button. Tap this and follow the arrow.

Doha

MIA Park (Museum of Islamic Art)

Exhibition temporarily closed

Hong Kong

Observation Wheel

London

Millennium Bridge

Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

Exhibition temporarily closed

NEW YORK

Brooklyn Museum

Museum temporarily closed, but exhibition still visible outside

NEW YORK

Times Square

PARIS

The Louvre

Museum temporarily closed, but exhibition still visible outside

Sao Paulo

Ibirapuera Park

SEOUL

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Serengeti

Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

TAIPEI

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

TOKYO

Shibuya Crossing