Hanksy’s Choose Your Own Adventure Virtual Art Show on Grand Street will Let You Relive ‘Surplus Candy LA’
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For Hanksy’s next trick, it’s an exhibit of an exhibit courtesy of virtual reality.
The prolific street artist – who made a name for himself over the years by throwing up playful puns around the Lower East Side – will revisit his “Surplus Candy LA” event from last October. Next week, Hanksy will transform the old Shalom Chai Pizza place on Grand Street into a virtual exhibition that brings us closer to the abandoned mansion that held the work of sixty-plus artists in downtown Los Angeles.
According to the press release:
Thanks to a DIY 360 camera rig held together by rubber bands, the NYC-based artist was able to document the entire exhibition in 3D. The end result is Surplus Candy VR, a one-of-a-kind vast virtual experience that allows users to “choose their own adventure” and tour the entire house (30+ rooms) in all its painted glory. Sans paint fumes.
Surplus Candy VR will be launching exclusively in NYC on October 14th via an exhibition in Lower Manhattan. Artwork from LA takeover will be on display as well as multiple VR headsets allowing users to tour the transitory exhibition. A short film documenting the LA event from Dega Films will also premiere. The exhibition will run from October 14-16.
The experience will then be placed online October 17th, allowing anyone with an internet connection to virtually tour this unique art exhibition. Surplus Candy VR works with or without VR goggles.
359 Grand Sreet NYC
Friday Oct 14th 6-8pm (press preview)
Friday Oct 14th 8-10pm (public opening)