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The Acute Art app makes it easier (and cheaper) than ever to own high-end art

The free augmented reality app provides portable art exhibitions.
By ERIK SEDIN
September 30, 2020

Even though Acute Art is a London based art space, it would be highly misleading to just leave it at that. The art space is completely digital and therefore global in its operation; anyone with a smartphone can attend the exhibitions, anytime. 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).

For the average art consumer, the art space’s own app is the best and easiest way to access the exhibitions. Acute Art has worked together with artists such as Marina Abramović, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Bjarne Melgaard, Jeff Koons, KAWS and more, with many exhibitions still available on the app.

HOLIDAY SPACE by KAWS art. Photo: Erik Sedin

The latest exhibition is a collaboration with Alicija Kwade called AR-BEIT. The series consists of four different sculptures that the user can engage and interact with. The Kreisel (Inception) is an AR art piece that emulates the small spinning top made know from the Christopher Nolan film with the same name. There’s also the Angst piece, a Kaiser-Idell lamp that sticks it head into the ground when the user walks closer to it.

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