Art21 Magazine

This Week in Art 10.9-10.15: Jeff Koons Collaborates with Snapchat

Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog in an augmented reality collaboration with Snapchat.

Last week Snapchat released an augmented reality collaboration with artist Jeff Koons, virtually “placing” his iconic sculptures in ten locations around the world. If you’re in one of those locations, you can see and capture the digital work using the Jeff Koons Lens in the Snapchat app. It wasn’t long before the virtual sculpture was virtually vandalized by graffiti artist Sebastien Errazuriz, who created a mockup of a graffitied Balloon Dog as a means of questioning the power corporations have over our shared digital spaces.

Also this week:


Events & exhibitions

New York City

Philadelphia

Washington D.C.

Tampa

Chicago

Cleveland

Conway, Arkansas

Dallas

Los Angeles


West Bretton, UK

Woodstock, UK

Santander, Spain

Basel

Lausanne, Switzerland

Johannesburg