Meta Biennale: 1 Month of Art in Metaverse

by paradoxig

The first Biennale in the Metaverse, The Meta Biennale, started on 18 November. Till December 19th 2021, you can enjoy a variety of arts, connect with artists, gallerists or collectors from all over the world. The program includes discussions on topics such as: NFTs, ecological consideration, mental health and the metaverse, or enjoy poetry or discussions about AR sculpture – just to name a few themes that might open your Arty-Appetite!  

If you want to find out the story behind ArtGate VR, you can read our dialogue with Brendon McNaughton, CEO and Founder of Artgate VR

Say goodbye to complicated travel plans, logistics hustle, now you can enjoy art and arty-meetups, and/or conduct your art business from the comfort of your sofa. ArtGate VR is accessible both through VR Headset (best experience!), but also from PC (both Mac or Windows) or mobile phone. Please read here the instructions on how to enter the Virtual space. 

Check out the MetaBiennale for enjoying art – alone or with your friends, meet new artists, gallerists, and arty-like minded crowds 🙂

Opening Night, Thursday Nov 18th:
7:30pm to 8pm EST Opening Remarks
8:00pm to 8:30pm EST
Collaborative musical performance by composters Chase Chandler and Motoko Honda

Chase Chandler and Motoko Honda will perform a collaborative piece about the expanding universe of virtual reality, entitled “The Frame Unfolds.” Atmospheric moods and dramatic harmonies will open the MetaB with a showcase of acoustic and digital sound expression through piano, synths, vocals, and improvisation.
Originally inspired by Thomas Wright’s book, An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe published in 1750, all text in this performance of “The Frame Unfolds” quotes his theories and musings about the universe.

Nov 19th
Panel and Discussion
Afternoon Panel– Friday, Nov 19th, 12pm EST
Founder Fireside Chat with Art Gate CTO, Justin O’Heir and Art Gate CEO, Brendon McNaughton.
Evening Panel- Friday, Nov 19th, 9pm EST
postinternet Panel Discussion hosted by Hong Kong’s Founder and Director of the Divide By Zero™️ Collection, Jacobo Gracia Gil. Guest panelists include curator and cultural mediator, Dr. Francesca Valente and more.

Nov 20th
Afternoon Panel- Saturday, Nov 20th, 12pm EST
Environmental Considerations of an Art District in The Metaverse, panel discussion hosted by London based art dealer
Maite Baron of Baron Grafton Arthouse.
Evening Panel- Saturday, Nov 20th, 9pm EST
Metal Health and the Metaverse, hosted by California based art dealer Ali Jay of Ali Jay Fine Art

Nov 21th
Afternoon Panel– Sunday, Nov 21th, 12pm EST
NFTs in the Metaverse, hosted by Matt Vegh, director of Middle Kingdom Studios Gallery with panelists Daniel Vu, aka BPRNFT, art and NFT collector, Graeme Luey, #HASHTAG Gallery owner, and Vandana Taxali, blockchain lawyer and founder of Artcryption
Evening Panel– Sunday, Nov 21th, 9pm EST
Equity in the Metaverse, hosted by L Michelle, CEO at LMichelleMedia and curator of Mothers in Motion Gallery with panelists Will Roberts, Founder of Augmented Pictures and Oculus Launchpad Alumni, Brendon McNaughton, CEO of Art Gate and Contemporary Artist

Full schedule of Gallery Programming

Nov18/ 12:00 pm EST – Dec19/ 12:00 pm EST /PHOTOGRAPHY NFTS and METAVERSE 2021
Online exhibition of leading edge photography and photographers exploring the NFT & Metaverse space, sponsored by Metaverse News Network.

Nov18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EST – Jan 10, 2022 @ 8:30 pm EST
Gallery Opening Reception: Jeremy Rotsztain, Walking a Turtle
Sky Fine Foods Gallery
A featured participant in the Meta Biennale, Sky Fine Foods presents new exhibition and artist talk event with Jeremy Rotsztain Walking a Turtle, join us November 25, 2021 7:30pm EST

Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm EST
NFTs for Artists 101
This talk presented by and funded by the Canada Council for the Arts will provide an overview of NFTs 101 for artists to help you better understand how to incorporate and leverage NFTs as an artist, curator or gallery.

Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm EST – 1:00 pm EST
Environmental Considerations of an Art District in The Metaverse
Art Gate VR: Baron Grafton Arthouse Gallery/ hosted by London based Artist and Co-founder of Baron Grafton Arthouse, Maite Baron. Guest panelists include JW Muller Environmental Art Producer, Dr. John Dahlsen Environmental Contemporary Artist and Keith Grafton Contemporary Digital Artist.

Nov 20 3:00 pm EST – 4:00 pm EST
In VR: Baron Grafton Arthouse Opening Reception; Artist Talk for The Future is Green Exhibition
Art Gate VR: Baron Grafton Arthouse Gallery
In Art Gate VR: Baron Grafton Arthouse Opening Reception; Presents an Artist Talk for The Future is Green Exhibition

Nov 23 2:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST
In VR: Gallery Tour for Simple Short Stories in Thompson Landry Gallery
Art Gate VR: Thompson Landry Gallery
We would like to invite you to a gallery tour of SIMPLE SHORT STORIES, an exhibition of 12 beautiful new works by France Jodoin at the Thompson Landry Gallery from November 18th – December 12th, 2021.
Sea and land blend. Skies and cityscapes blur. Time and borders fall away. In these settings, the distractions of everyday contemporary life give way to atmospheric spaces where the mind is, quite simply, free to imagine.

Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm EST – 2:00 pm EST
Universe in Water: exhibition tour
Universe in Water: A virtual exhibition tour exploring depictions of water at the Art Gate VR Meta Biennale

December 2021

Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm EST – 9:30 pm EST
Digital Cowboy: Meet the Artists
Join Sweet Pea Gallery and the artists of new exhibition Digital Cowboy in an opening reception, meet in virtual Art Gate VR gallery

Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm EST – 9:00 pm EST
POETIC VERSE IN METAVERSE – Poetry Reading at The Meta Biennale 2021
A poetry reading presented as part of the Meta Biennale ft: attend our live poetry readings in the virtual metaverse

Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm EST – 8:30 pm EST
AR Sculpture discussion in VR Gallery: Cynthia Godman, Curator with Artist and Fabricator
Public Event: Discussing AR Sculptures uses and futures with Cynthia Goodman, artists and fabricators, in a VR Gallery

Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm EST – 9:00 pm EST
Aplomb Gallery Reception and Artist Talk for “Stronger” Exhibition
Art Gate VR: Aplomb Gallery
Meet the artists and view the work from the group exhibition, “Stronger” showcasing figurative work representing resilience, presented by Aplomb in virtual reality metaverse Art Gate VR

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