Digital art has long been playing an important role in visual art and has been opening new and new doors in search of new directions driven by the continuously changing development of technology. In this post we would like to briefly present 3 museums that specialize in digital art and places emphasis on their virtual presence and also on exhibiting VR art. Although they are all integrating various advantageous features of digital technology, they follow very different paths. In this post we will focus on their approaches to VR and their profile in terms of their selection of artists.
A fresh initiative working with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360° videos by world-famous artists such as Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Marina Abramovic, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor or Olafur Eliasson as well as talented emerging artists. Acute Art launched in 2017 and at the end of their first year Daniel Birnbaum, who currently holds the position of Director at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, will be joining them as Director. https://acuteart.com/
Opened in 2016 MuDA organise physical as well as virtual shows that display works by one solo artist or an artist collective instead of presenting themed exhibitions. The artists of the first four exhibitions were selected by an algorithm, which shows that it is of high priority for the museum to exclude factors such as nationality, gender etc. from their decision-making processes. https://muda.co/info/
teamLab - an experimental Japanese art collective inlcuding designers, computer scientists, engineers and programmers -, whose four recent exhibitions had been hosted by Pace Gallery in London, now collaborated with Tokyo-based urban developer Mori Building, and opened a large-scale digital art museum in Tokyo in the summer of 2018 to present their artworks. The artworks are presented on hundreds of projectors and interactive displays and are in continuous motion interacting with each other as well as with the visitors of the museum. https://borderless.teamlab.art/