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

22 June to November 2022
Hong Kong and K11 Shanghai

K11, the world-course cultural spot staging exhibitions and artworks that discuss to the subsequent era, provides HΞXAVΞRSE: the world’s initial outdoor roving NFT sculpture. Bridging two worlds, the sculpture takes the condition of two back again-to-again futuristic doorways, each one opening on to this metaverse atmosphere, which has been embedded into the framework as videos.

Don Diablo K11 Art @ Harbour Photo-by-Jasper-Suyk
Don Diablo at K11 Artwork Harbour
photo by Jasper Suyk Courtesy of Don Diablo

The video clips – which function Don Diablo’s metahuman avatar – can be managed remotely by the artist and will evolve around time as he uploads added digital information to the operate. Bridging the hole concerning the physical globe and the metaverse, the sculpture invitations us to think about the developing and shifting marriage among the real and the digital.

Diablo has been at the forefront of electronic art and NFTs, dissolving the boundaries concerning artwork, audio, fashion and technological know-how. This cross-disciplinary technique is also evident in the collaboration between the artist and style designer Feng Chen Wang. Launching concurrently with HΞXAVΞRSE, the jacket they have created collectively fuses features from the work of both creatives.

K11 Art Harbour HΞXAVΞRSΞ by Don Diablo Installation view Photo Courtesy of Don Diablo
K11 Art Harbour HΞXAVΞRSΞ by Don Diablo Installation check out
Image Courtesy of Don Diablo

Transcending cultural and geographical boundaries, HΞXAVΞRSE is Diablo’s third collaboration with extensive-standing K11 partner, Sotheby’s. The undertaking is reflective of each Sotheby’s and K11’s missions as cultural pioneers, and aligns with K11’s record of championing inclusionary encounters and Founder Adrian Cheng’s cultural vision to connect thoughts, people and varieties of imaginative expression.

“Bringing this in no way-before-viewed artwork to the community is reflective of my ongoing motivation to generating art additional available to everyone,” said Adrian Cheng, Founder of K11. “The possible for evolving art in the Metaverse is limitless and I hope these ground breaking and futuristic parts not only rejuvenate Hong Kong’s cultural landscape, but also encourage the imaginations of folks in all places.”

Two variations of HΞXAVΞRSE will be on free of charge public show at the same time involving now and November – a single 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