Acute Art evades lockdown restrictions by taking its art to your home
The Unreal City artificial reality exhibition is available everywhere, for one month only.
By ERIK SEDIN
January 13, 2021
The augmented reality art project Acute Art is directed and curated by Swedish art curator Daniel Birnbaum, and uses new media and technology to produce cutting-edge visual artworks in VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality). Although based in London, their playful and avant-garde app can’t be tied down to one place. It can be downloaded for free and works with most smartphones.
Acute Art’s latest collaboration project is called Unreal City, which is curated together with Dazed. It’s described as London’s biggest AR exhibition and comes in form of a walking tour along the River Thames, that originally launched in December. But as UK lockdown restrictions entered Tier 4 this month, Acute Art has released the app to anyone, anywhere.
— The beauty of augmented reality means that rather than extending the site-specific show by popular demand, we can respond to interest and the new lockdown measures by bringing the exhibition to you, said Daniel Birnbaum, artistic director of Acute Art and curator of Unreal City, to Dazed.
High-tech art pieces from Kaws, Nina Chanel Abney, Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Tomás Saracenoand more are now available to view anywhere, meaning that you can curate your own art show in your living room. But make it count, because the exhibition is only available for one month.
The Acute Art app is available for free on App Store and Google Play.