Epic Games announced that the KAWS NEW FICTION exhibition, which recently opened at the Serpentine North Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, will also be available in Fortnite on January 18, 2022.
The in-game implementation marks the second time KAWS’ creations have appeared in Fortnite: KAWS first appeared in the KAWS Skeleton Outfit in Fortnite: Nightmares 2021. Best known for exhibitions of groundbreaking contemporary artworks, the Serpentine North Gallery recently hosted the KAWS NEW FICTION exhibition, featuring numerous paintings, sculptures and augmented reality artworks (developed by Acute Art) by world-renowned artist KAWS.
Nate Nanzer VP of Global Partnerships at Epic Games on the collaboration: “This is the second time we’ve partnered with KAWS to bring its unique artistic vision to Fortnite – and the first time Fortnite has hosted a real-world art exhibition for makes our millions of players around the world accessible virtually. Art and creative culture inspire our players every day, and we’re thrilled that this partnership will bring the work of KAWS to an even more diverse global audience. We plan to invest further in this area in the coming years.”
The KAWS & Serpentine Creative Hub will be available starting January 18, 2022 and will represent the first real art gallery implemented in the game.
The Creator Team “BeyondCreative” is responsible for the implementation with the support of “Alliance Studios”. The creative mode center will be in the special spotlight until January 25, 2022, 4 p.m., but can still be reached afterwards via the island code 9441-7852-6686.
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