In current times when the virtual world has become an essential part of our daily lives, the Frieze New York announces an augmented reality (AR) exhibition that will take place at The Shed in Hudson Yards. The fair will also be held in the building’s surroundings and public areas.
Using their own smartphones, visitors will be able to see AR works from artists like Kaws and Cao Fei, including the winner of Frieze Artist Award 2021, Precious Okoyomon. By downloading the free app Acute Art, people can access interactive works of art that feature 3D objects and sounds creating an immersive experience.
The Frieze New York’s exhibition ―named The Looking Glass― has been curated by artistic director Daniel Birnbaum and The Shed’s chief curator Emma Enderby. According to the Frieze’s website:
“Precious Okoyomon presents two large animated flowers that read poetry. Cao Fei’s RMB City AR is a futuristic urban fantasy. KAWS’ legendary COMPANION celebrated its 20th anniversary with a trip to outer space. After returning to Earth it re-emerged in AR, where its reflective surface responds to the environment around it”.
The Frieze New York also announced that more works will be added by July and the exhibition will be expanded to The Shed’s plaza. The Looking Glass will debut this Wednesday 5. Although the first batch of tickets has already been sold out, you can join the Frieze New York waiting list to be contacted when more tickets become available. Prices start at $25.
Another must-visit exhibition if you are in the city is Kusama: Cosmic Nature taking place at New York Botanical Garden. Also check out these surprising hotel openings of 2021, among which you can find Aman New York hotel located in the Crown Building, once the Museum of Modern Art.
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