Decentraland’s Metaverse Art Week 2022 is going on, and we are more than thrilled to see some of the best artworks displayed on the metaverse platform. If you still haven’t seen the displays, you still have time as the art week will continue until 28 August 2022.
What is Decentraland?
Decentraland is a browser-based 3D virtual world running on the Ethereum blockchain that utilizes metaverse technology for an immersive experience.
In Decentrland, players can buy, sell, and trade virtual lands using LAND tokens, and also interact with other people, play games, and purchase items for the lands using MANA tokens.
About Metaverse Art Week
Metaverse Art Week is an annual event where thousands of artists, creators, builders, and collectors gather on Decentraland metaverse to celebrate art, culture, and technology.
For this year, Decentraland announced they will focus on themes of The World is Made of Code inspired by Venice Biennale Arte. The theme explores code as an element that makes up the virtual worlds, and how “the human spirit is hardwired to elicit an emotional response when presented with art inspired by the mathematical designs present in nature…”
As the metaverse expands globally, various creative industries are adopting this technology to facilitate them or bring something new to the world. The word “Metaverse” itself represents infinite possibilities and universes within the technological world.
Metaverse Art Week 2022 also centers around how people are interpreting metaverse technology by pushing the boundaries within “programmatic art.” It is truly a legendary event of the year that no one should miss out on!
Top 5 projects at Metaverse Art Week 2022
If you haven’t attended Metaverse Art Week 2022, now is the chance to go in and enjoy the immersive 3D experience in Decentraland.
Many NFT projects and brands have partnered with Decentraland to showcase their work in the metaverse. For Metaverse Art Week 2022, artists and creators are unleashing their talent.
There are so many works displayed on the metaverse platform, but here are some of the best 5 projects from Decentraland Metaverse Art Week 2022:
1. World of Women x The Fabricant
World of Women and The Fabricant previously announced a partnership to launch metaverse outfits for WoW and WoWG avatars. For Metaverse Art Week 2022, both brands collaborated with Spatial and MetaMundo to display their NFT clothing pieces in Decentraland.
Players could walk around the spacious virtual space to explore the variety of clothing styles designed by The Fabricant. Along with that, WoW’s curated artworks are also displayed in the space to celebrate women in the Web3 community.
You can even dress up your avatars from 21 Fabricant outfits included in the space and portal access to a space where you can do a mini fashion show and see WoW artworks displayed.
To view the displays on Decentraland for free, click here. Don’t forget to take a selfie of your avatar!
2. AsiaVerse by TheNFTAsian
AsiaVerse is a metaverse project by TheNFTAsian that participated in Decentraland’s Metaverse Art Week 2022. AsiaVerse collaborated with different creators from Japan, Malaysia, and The Philippines featuring art and architecture in the metaverse.
TheNFTAsian wanted to work with local communities to bring diversity to the AsiaVerse project. The art display in Decentraland celebrates rich cultural diversity within Asia.
The displays include a traditional Rumah Gadang architecture-style building from the Minangkabau region in Indonesia by 0xBetta, Nagoya Castle from Japan, and Aguinaldo Shrine from Filipino architecture by Munakata. The project was supported by Utopia NFT Club, Media DAO, and Bored Punks of Society.
Each building has NFT collections from the respective country artists to explore the art styles of 3 different countries. Some of them include Mindblowon Universe, Jukiverse, Crypto Ninja, Neo Tokyo Punks, Love Addicted Girls, Marso63Art Collection, Aswang Collection, and many more.
It is truly a unique experience for art enthusiasts and NFT collectors to appreciate the works of art by famous NFT artists.
You can view the displays on Decentraland for free here.
3. Marc-O-Matic’s Colossus
If you are a fan of Greek mythologies, especially Colossus, this project is just right for you. Introducing Marc-O-Matic’s Colossus walking around the Decentraland Metaverse Art Week 2022.
According to the artist, Micr0matic, there are two Colossi, Male and Female, walking around. The Male Colossus bears a library of Analogue Knowledge and the Female Colossus carries more modern/digital facilities for absorbing information.
The artist made this project based on the idea of “Code” which is the main theme of the week to design these dynamic characters. Players can climb up to see the details of the structure they carry and even take pictures.
Micr0matic quotes a saying by Isaac Newton “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” which might have influenced their work on Colossus giants in Decentraland.
The interesting thing about this project is that, unlike other artworks that are only up for display, this one is more interactive.
So, if you go inside Decentraland, make sure to catch the Colossi walking. Who knows you might even spot a shadow of them on a building!
4. AI NFT artwork by Pixelmind
Pixelmind, an AI tech firm, launched its futuristic art gallery featuring AI-generated art piece technologies. This is a one-of-a-kind project where even players can participate in creating artwork via Artificial Intelligence.
Simply navigate your avatar in the Pixelmind gallery, stand in front of the coils to input data and create an AI-generated artwork made in real-time. All of the generated artworks are displayed in the gallery, so you can explore them.
Pixelmind partnered with creators from Decentraland to make this project successful on the metaverse platform.
You can visit the Pixelmind AI gallery here.
5. Digital Panopticon by jpcolasso
Remember Micheal Foucault’s theory of Social control? Digital Panopticon is an artistic work based on the “exponential AI tech and digital surveillance dilemma” in the metaverse world.
Artist jpcolasso explores the idea of AI that is constantly in surveillance to collect data by designing an AI eye inspired by OpenAI’s DALL-E. These scary yet futuristic-looking creatures stare creepily into you as soon as you enter the space.
They are beside you, above you, in front of you, everywhere you go, just like how AI collects data from everywhere you go.
It’s a unique yet very reflective artwork that reminds people that the centralized world will continue to be exploited by third-party and powerful figures. Decentralization is the answer to achieving freedom from those authorities.
You can visit the Digital Panopticon on Decentraland here.
Besides the above-mentioned projects, many other artists’ works have been displayed on the Decetraland metaverse platform for Metaverse Art Week 2022.
Just recently, the team announced the launch of Cash Labs Gallery with four floors featuring works of various famous artists like Damien Hirst, Laurel Charleston, Krista Kim, Bryan Brinkman, IX Shells, and many more.
Many NFT collections have also been displayed in the metaverse platform so you can experience the digital collectibles in a 3D immersive experience. Don’t miss out on the grant event, Metaverse Art Week 2022 which will continue until August 28!