From streaming performances through your laptop to experiencing virtual site-specific exhibition on the screen, art becomes even more versatile due to the public health emergency.
To pick up some art and culture, here are some suggestive virtual exhibitions and art spaces to visit at home comfortably seated on the sofa. Who said quarantine couldn’t be cultural?
- Esther Schipper
27.11.2020 – 09.01.2021
Dimora Artica presents “Upgrade”, a collective exhibition showing the works of nine young emerging artists born between 1989 and 1997. The project was born from the desire to investigate the different expressive methods developed in the most recent artistic production combining painting, sculpture, installation and video works.
- Copenhagen Contemporary
Curated by ZHANG Ga
21.11.2020 – 23.05.2021
Copenhagen Contemporary and Chronus Art Center is pleased to announce the presentation of a group exhibition titled We=Link: Sideways, featuring twenty-two works by twenty-seven artists and artist collectives, from the pioneers of net art to millennials. The works on display and online span three decades of net art practice, from arguably the first internet-era artwork of the Thing BBS in 1991 to the most current production continuing to evolve as the exhibition opens.
- It’s Our Playground
Founded in 2009, It’s Our Playground is the Paris based artist duo made up of Camille Le Houezec (1986) and Jocelyn Villemont (1986). IOP has been developing a body of work on the porosity and circulation of art practices from a broad professional position (as artists, curators, and teachers), a variety of intervention formats and initiatives favoring working with other artists, and a combination of styles and techniques. Along with reappropriating images through online publishing and curating group projects, It’s Our Playground’s recent activity has been shifting towards the production of composite visual works in immersive environments. They are represented by Galerie Valentin, Paris.
- Arebyte On Screen
Initiated in 2019, Arebyte On Screen is a platform dedicated to artist videos, multimedia experiences and curatorial interventions utilising digital formats. AOS invites web-based artists, digital artists and curators from around the world to experiment with new forms of creating, curating and presenting art online.
The artists and curators of AOS present past projects, work-in-progress and new work; often addressing current trends and theoretical discussion in art, the work on AOS also branches into political, economic and social topics as a way of mapping a collective territory.
Following in the footsteps of Storage-un.it, which ran from 2015-17 in arebyte Gallery’s storage space in Hackney Wick, AOS continues research in online and virtual spaces for curation and artistic production. Viewable on aos.arebyte.com and via a dedicated screen in arebyte Gallery’s window in London, AOS is open to the public 24/7.
As part of arebyte Gallery’s yearly programme themes, AOS continues each year alongside the physical artistic programme, creating an expansive network of artists and curators working locally, nationally and internationally across emerging media, allowing artists to disseminate their work to a greater audience and be part of an ever-growing network.
- 6×6 project
6×6 project is an artist-run online platform dedicated to the distribution and promotion of artists’ works in digital form. Founded by artist Mirelle Borra in 2017, 6×6 project is engaged in building an international community of artists.
6×6 project draws inspiration from the alternative art space movement of the 1970s in New York by utilizing the ‘artists-selecting-artists’ model—six artists, each selecting another artist for inclusion on the platform, every six weeks.
The 6×6 project platform offers a more multifaceted approach for the audience to discover the multiplicity of artists’ film and moving image practices. We are particularly interested in artistic practices with an emphasis on critical perspectives. Our aim is to disseminate artists’ moving image works to reach a worldwide audience and to foster an ongoing dialogue.
- Fluorescent Smogg
Fluorescent Smogg is an uprising virtual reality art gallery. Presenting shows digitally with works in a range of mediums from screenprint to video. It does prompt some incredibly prescient questions. Can a traditional gallery experience be assimilated in virtual reality? Can a traditional gallery experience be assimilated in virtual reality, visitors will have a full-on experience exploring the website of Fluorescent Smogg. The additional space will transform every few weeks, showcasing an array of limited edition.