Ars Electronica .ART Gallery x VR-All-Art Present: ConcreteHouse.art Virtual Exhibition
Digital art by award-winning contemporary artist Zoran Poposki FRSA will be shown at Ars Electronica 2021, Europe’s biggest festival of digital art, from 8-12 September 2021.
For Ars Electronica 2021, .ART takes the opportunity to pull in and inspect the vast and seemingly unmovable architectures behind the landscapes that surround us. By partnering with a #virtualexhibition platform and the #artmarketplace VR-All-Art, the vision is taken a step further, into virtual and augmented spaces.
ConcreteHouse.art features curated pavilions and an exhibition of digital artists selected through an open call. The curated pavilions include Ars Electronica’s partners, .ART’s artist in residence Medina Kasimova and a selection of work from .ART’s and Arlekin Players Theatre’s collaborative project ZeroGravity.art, directed by Igor Golyak and featuring the renowned choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The Garden features selected partners, including Boston Arlekin Players Theatre’s new interactive experience directed by Igor Golyak and featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov (ZeroGravity.art), .ART’s artist in residence Medina Kasimova, and a selection of Art Schools. Through an open call, ConcreteHouse.art invites over a hundred artists to join the space for playful reflections on the creation of virtual environments. The Garden also presents a series of talks about performance and blockchain in art and gaming.
Concrete, geometry and simple lines that expose the underlying frameworks of our constructs. Arising from a context that forces us to think about the future, the digital walls of ConcreteHouse.art accommodate a reflection of our current state of mind. It is at this point that we ask not what the digital can do for us, but what we can do for the digital. Ars Electronica’s own statement for 2021 reads as follows:
“having arrived in the third decade of the 21st century, that is, at a time when we’ve been promised self-driving cars, flying taxis, global prosperity and much more, when we’ve either wished for them or been afraid of all that, at a time when the discourse about digital transformation is louder but also more confused than ever before, it’s time to rethink the foundations of the digital world – or what we believe the digital world to be.”
Taking these concepts revolving around architecture, malleability and responsibility, .ART presents a selection of mixed VR and AR artworks that offer possible roadmaps towards levelling the playing field.
Exhibition dates: 8th – 23rd September 2021, accessed via ConcreteHouse.art on opening day.