Vortic presenta una serie di mostre in realtà virtuale.
Vortic, the leading virtual and extended reality platform for the art world, will present a series of virtual reality (VR) experiences and exhibitions during the Venice Biennale vernissage week. Shown from 19 to 22 April at Fondamenta Zattere in Dorsoduro, the presentations all use immersive VR technology and will be shown through Quest 2 VR headsets that offer the highest quality digital viewing experience currently available. They will include the premiere of a film featuring Flora Yukhnovich exploring the city’s influence on her work, a curated display of works from the Simon Nixon Collection, an exhibition by artist Doug Aitken, the inaugural exhibition at non-profit multidisciplinary art organisation CICA Vancouver and a survey of Patricio Cabrera’s work presented by Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga.
Created during her residency at Victoria Miro in 2020, Fragonard to Tiepolo: A Rococo Journey with Flora Yukhnovich will take viewers on a guided VR tour of Venice. Led by the artist herself, it will highlight the Rococo architecture and frescos that continue to inspire Yukhnovich’s practice, as well as explore Yukhnovich’s favourite spots across the city, including Ca’ Rezzonico museum and Chiesa Santa Maria della Visitazione. Viewers will then be able to roam the artist’s studio, reconstructed exactly as it was through her two-month Venetian stay, taking a detailed look at the works she created during her residency.
The Nixon Collection, established by English businessman Simon Nixon and comprising emerging as well as established names, will show a selection of highlights from the collection in a VR space designed by London-based interior design practice Base Interior. The VR presentation will include Louise Giovanelli’s Orbiter, a luminous work that challenges the eye by dissolving the foundations of representation into textures and patterns, and Jenna Gribbon’s Interior Landscape, which plays with notions of beauty and intimacy. Through its focus on vision and perspective, the painting vests the viewer with the parallel but contrasting roles of voyeur and artist.
Doug Aitken: Open, which launched exclusively on Vortic VR in February 2022, allows viewers to encounter Aitken’s interactive sculptures installed in imaginary architectural environments that are themselves set within a fantastical and hyperreal world. Using sound, reflective surfaces, and VR algorithms, the exhibition includes new site-specific sculptures that are entirely responsive to the virtual environments they’re rooted within. Aitken, however, plays with the dematerialising potential of VR, ensuring the viewer’s body is the only thing not reflected by the virtual sculptures. Open is jointly presented by 303 Gallery, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Regen Projects and Victoria Miro.
Contemplating the human need for social interaction widely experienced through the prolonged global pandemic, CICA Vancouver’s inaugural exhibition Through Our Eyes – Resonance and Illusion in Contemporary Portraits explores the concept of individuals and collectives through portraiture. The ‘sitter’ is abstracted to carry memories, emotions, experiences, and quarantine monologues, playing with commonality and ambiguity as well as perception and illusion.
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga presents a VR survey of Sevillian artist Patricio Cabrera’s work in the The Farmhand and the Astronaut, curated by Fernando Francés. The exhibition includes over 60 works, more than 20 of which are new, and reveals Cabrera’s mastery of space and colour. Inviting viewers to venture into an exotic, faraway world his canvases feature elements such as ladders, birdhouses, landscapes, vegetation and abstract figures.
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Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April 2022
Fondamenta Zattere Ai Saloni, 51, 30123 Venice
Open 11am to 6pm on a drop in basis
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The leading virtual and augmented reality platform for the art world, Vortic’s mission is to support galleries and institutions with the highest quality digital experiences for their collectors and audiences by harnessing cutting-edge 3D, AR, and VR technology to create a unique experience of viewing art.
Visitors to the VR spaces will be able to view exhibitions and interact with other VR visitors from anywhere in the world. Galleries and institutions are able to stage exhibitions in a precise replica of their gallery space, custom spaces, or in a choice of Vortic gallery spaces, viewing rooms, and art fair booths, published simultaneously across web, mobile, and in virtual reality (viewable on Quest 2 headsets). Live and pre-recorded ‘Vortic Sessions’ can be hosted within the virtual exhibition spaces, ranging from one-to-one private tours, to live artist or curator talks, offering collectors the chance to gain further insight into artworks and exhibitions on the platform. Collectors can also use the Vortic Collect mobile app AR function to view how artworks would look in situ and to scale in their homes, and enquire using a live chat function.
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