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Kaws: New Fiction review – an art show where you brush shoulders with virtual visitors

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For decades, artists have worked across physical and digital canvases, especially in public installations, where a virtual component can lend a futuristic frisson to traditional works.

The current brouhaha about NFTs – digital artworks to which proof of ownership can be bought, assigning currently indeterminate rights to the buyer – makes the Serpentine Gallery’s New Fiction exhibition feel especially of the moment, however.

The show (admission free) features physical and digital works by Kaws, AKA the Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly, the digital works viewed via a third-party augmented reality app downloaded on to a smartphone.

Pic: A visitor to the Serpentine North Gallery uses the Acute Art app to display augmented reality art by Kaws. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

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