Don Diablo’s HΞXAVΞRSE: The World’s First Outdoor NFT Sculpture

22 June to November 2022
Hong Kong and K11 Shanghai

K11, the planet-course cultural desired destination staging exhibitions and artworks that communicate to the next era, offers HΞXAVΞRSE: the world’s initially outdoor roving NFT sculpture. Bridging two worlds, the sculpture requires the condition of two back-to-again futuristic doorways, each 1 opening on to this metaverse ecosystem, which has been embedded into the composition as videos.

Don Diablo at K11 Art Harbour
picture by Jasper Suyk Courtesy of Don Diablo

The movies – which feature Don Diablo’s metahuman avatar – can be managed remotely by the artist and will evolve in excess of time as he uploads extra electronic articles to the get the job done. Bridging the hole in between the physical world and the metaverse, the sculpture invitations us to consider the growing and shifting connection between the authentic and the virtual.

Diablo has been at the forefront of electronic artwork and NFTs, dissolving the boundaries amongst art, tunes, manner and engineering. This cross-disciplinary method is also obvious in the collaboration involving the artist and trend designer Feng Chen Wang. Launching concurrently with HΞXAVΞRSE, the jacket they have intended jointly fuses components from the do the job of both creatives.

K11 Art Harbour HΞXAVΞRSΞ by Don Diablo Installation view Photo Courtesy of Don Diablo
K11 Artwork Harbour HΞXAVΞRSΞ by Don Diablo Set up watch
Photo Courtesy of Don Diablo

Transcending cultural and geographical boundaries, HΞXAVΞRSE is Diablo’s 3rd collaboration with lengthy-standing K11 husband or wife, Sotheby’s. The task is reflective of equally Sotheby’s and K11’s missions as cultural pioneers, and aligns with K11’s heritage of championing inclusionary encounters and Founder Adrian Cheng’s cultural eyesight to hook up thoughts, individuals and kinds of resourceful expression.

“Bringing this by no means-ahead of-seen artwork to the public is reflective of my ongoing motivation to producing artwork a lot more accessible to everyone,” explained Adrian Cheng, Founder of K11. “The potential for evolving artwork in the Metaverse is limitless and I hope these progressive and futuristic pieces not only rejuvenate Hong Kong’s cultural landscape, but also encourage the imaginations of people all over the place.”

Two versions of HΞXAVΞRSE will be on no cost community exhibit at the same time concerning now and November – one on the Promenade overlooking Victoria Harbour at K11 Musea in Hong Kong, the other in K11 Shanghai – and a world-wide tour of the sculpture will kick off in New York in 2023.

©2022 Don Diablo, K11, Jasper Suyk

Alice G. Collins

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