The world is awash in VR art.
And while there’s been plenty of hype surrounding it, a new exhibition on the topic, called Art Exhibition, has just been announced.
The first exhibition is curated by the Montreal-based VR studio The Art Project, and features more than 80 artists from the VR world, as well as artists from Canada and the U.K.
The art piece is a collaboration between The Art of VR, a VR studio based in Montreal, and the French artist Stephane Tissier.
It opens March 20, and will run through April 21.
It’s an exhibition that, like all VR artworks, features a mix of VR and conventional art, like paintings and sculptures.
“I don’t know if I would call it an experimental exhibition,” said The Art Professor.
“But it’s a collaboration of art and technology that I think is very interesting.”
The exhibition is part of the collective’s larger exhibition called “Avant-garde VR: Art and the Future of Art.”
The group hopes that this collaboration will allow it to expand its work to include VR art as well.
“It’s a very ambitious project,” said Chris Thorne, an art curator at The Art Institute of Montreal.
“The whole purpose of VR art is to be an experiment, and we’ve created a very interesting platform that allows us to explore a variety of ways in which VR can be used for this purpose.”
Artists who have been chosen to work on the piece include Stephane and his brother Pierre Tissiers, a Montreal-born painter, who are also artists and creators.
“We wanted to be able to tell stories about the intersection of art, technology, and social media, so we had a few choices,” said Pierre.
“Our choice was to be the creators of a VR art installation.”
Art Exhibition’s curator, Stephanie Tiss, said that the artworks are not intended to be a commentary on the technology itself, but instead to bring a new perspective to the art world.
“We wanted the piece to be like an exhibition, but in VR,” said Tiss.
“It’s not about painting or sculpture, it’s about the interaction between art and VR.”
She said that artists have created some of the most unique VR experiences out there, and that this is the first time they’ve been able to show a work in a virtual space.
“Art is a medium of expression, but also of knowledge,” she said.
“In the past, when we were creating art, we’d have to take our knowledge with us to the studio to get it finished.
But now, it feels like we can work with it right in front of our eyes.”
Thorne said that, with so many artists working in VR, it was important to include some “artistic talent” in the process.
“In the early days of VR when it was just a bunch of people sitting around, it wasn’t a great experience,” he said.
“But now, we have so many great artists working, and this is an amazing opportunity to see how much of an impact VR can have in the world.”
Art Project says that the project has been in the works for years.
“This is the third project we’ve collaborated on in 2017 and 2018,” said Sophie Bercovici, an artistic director at The ART Project.
“For many years, VR has been something that we’ve had to figure out how to work with.
This was a chance for us to do it in VR.””
I think this is going to be very interesting, but I also think that this isn’t a new technology, it has been around for a long time,” said Thorne.
“What I’m really interested in is how this art is able to move people and create change in society.”
Art Show, a collaboration with the Art ProjectThe Art Project has a track record of making VR art, and said that it’s already been able for several years to turn their own art into immersive experiences.
“This is really our first time in VR.
I think this new technology is very exciting, but we have a long way to go,” said Stephanie Tissell.
There’s so much that we don’t yet know about VR.””
There are so many things to work from.
There’s so much that we don’t yet know about VR.”