Decentraland signs up for the metaverse art week

The World is Made of Code, the theme of the third annual Metaverse Art Week organized by the metaverse project Decentraland, features “mind-bending” works from modern artists as well as contributions from a Ukrainian non-fungible token (NFT) project.

The Metaverse Art Week 2022 will take place from August 24 through August 28 and will feature artwork from a variety of international artists and designers, as well as major art institutions like Sotheby’s, art communities and creative organizations like Artnet and UXartlab, and NFT marketplaces OpenSea and Rarible, among others.

In addition, well-known figures from the contemporary art world, such as Burton Morris and Frida Kahlo’s Family, will display “mind-bending works,” according to a statement from Decentraland sent via email. The Frida Kahlo Family Red House, an immersive experience portraying the first half of the renowned artist’s life, will be unveiled in partnership with Ezel.Life when it comes to Frida Kahlo’s family.

Contemporary Art World, Web3 Art Spaces, and Digital Artists & Communities are the categories under which the works fall

The Ukrainian Meta History – Museum of Conflict, a charitable NFT project created to compile information about the war in Ukraine, is one of the sponsors of this year’s Art Week.

The focal point of events during Art Week will be Art Plaza, a virtual 3D sculpture garden that Decentraland refers to as a “gravity-defying open air museum.” The notice listed different discussion panels and round-tables as well as gallery displays created by community groups and artistic collectives.

The Decentraland Foundation’s Sam Hamilton stated that the timing of this year’s Art Week is “pivotal for the greater adoption of Web3 technologies ization decisions about our digital world.”

A “major component” of the art week focuses on sculptural and architectural design, “showcasing the next generation of what virtual worlds will look like,” according to the statement, which was inspired by this year’s Venice Biennale.


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