AKU WORLD

Miami Art Week 2021

WELCOME TO AKU WORLD

MATTE lended experiential, production and creative direction capabilities to bring Aku World to life for the first time during Art Basel in Miami. The weekend-long experiential event kicked off with performances by many noteworthy artists. 

MIAMI COMES TO LIFE WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Micah Johnson, Pusha-T, Jerome LaMaar, Kehlani, Aleali May, AJ Mitchell, Haleek Maul, Savannah James, Matt James, Rachael Kirkconnell, Jackson Myles, Yasmine Petty, Kah-Lo and more friends and collaborators across art, music, fashion and tech come together to celebrate the opening of Aku World.

PRE – WORK RENDERS

Aku, the digital explorer and crypto-native NFT IP comes from the mind of artist and former MLB player Micah Johnson.

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Aku World, located in the Wynwood Art District, manifests the otherworldly dimension of Aku, enabling guests explore, discover, and step out of their reality.

FTX MINTING ROOM

Attendees had exclusive access to the Minting Room presented by FTX US, where they created their own 4D-scanned avatar that inside Aku universe. Their avatars were minted into NFTs, which they could later trade, sell or display in their digital wallets.

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AKU’S COLLECTION

Aku’s Collection told more of Aku’s story through an art installation for guest exploration and interaction. Art Angels curated a special presentation of young Black artists including Jade Yasmeen, Asiko, Floyd Strickland, and Solomon Omogboye was exhibited alongside two new original paintings by Micah Johnson, as well as three screen prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Guests had the opportunity to view and purchase original artworks on-site.

 

 

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Credits


Partner & Chief Creative Officer: Matthew Rowean
Managing Partner: Max Pollack
Head of Experiential: Laetitia Sebban
Group Client Director: Tristan Lacour
Client Director: Shreena Shah
Creative Director: David Orellana
Lead Producer: David Volucci
Production Coordinator: Valina Hoang

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