A new Creative hub has been released, and is a recreation of the KAWS exhibition which opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London on January 18th, 2022.
American artist KAWS is known for his instantly-recognisable “Companions”, which appear in various forms across his artwork, and which gained global recognition when the KAWS Skeleton companion was released as a Fortnite skin as part of Fortnitemares in October 2021. The 47-year-old American’s latest exhibition opens in London today (January 18th, 2022), and is a first in the art world, combining both real life and AR displays alongside a virtual recreation within Fortnite.
What is the KAWS x Serpentine Fortnite Creative Hub
As of January 18th, 2022, Fortnite’s Creative Hub has been designed to replicate the KAWS: New Fiction exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The real-life exhibition is taking place simultaneously, but is open to art fans across the globe thanks to the BeyondCreative and Alliance Studios virtual recreation, in collaboration with KAWS and The Serpentine.
As you explore the latest hub design, not only will you be able to take in the massive Companion displays on the grounds of the Serpentine, but you can also wander through the gallery’s halls, taking in virtual replicas of the actual artworks appearing in the real-life exhibition.
The Fortnite KAWS Skeleton is back in the in-game shop
KAWS’ incredibly popular Fortnite skin returns with the release of the KAWS & Serpentine Hub, and is available to purchase from the in-game shop as of January 18th, 2022. If you’re looking to get your hands on it, do so quick, because we don’t yet know when the skin will be removed again or when – or if – it will return once more.
Acute Art presents KAWS: NEW FICTION at the Serpentine
The KAWS exhibition is open to visitors in the real world at the Serpentine Gallery in West London. Taking things to another level yet again, this isn’t just your regular art exhibition. Instead, while you can explore real-life displays as you traverse the gallery’s grounds, you can also open the Acute Art app on your phone to see even more, larger-than-life companions in Augmented Reality. The AR gallery can only be experienced at the Serpentine itself.
The KAWS: New Fiction exhibition is open at the Serpentine gallery until February 27th, 2022.