The ArtScience Museum in Singapore is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a pioneering virtual reality gallery. After a decade of the first time it opened its doors, the ArtScience Museum has inaugurate a permanent exhibition called “Hyperrealities” in collaboration with Acute Art.
“Hyperrealities” is a cutting-edge exhibition that triggers curiosity and experimentation, through the use of immersive technology and the presentation of virtual reality artworks of renowned artists like Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson and Anish Kapoor.
The new gallery is the first one of its kind in Southeast Asia, but it’s not a surprise it’s being held here, as the ArtScience Museum of Singapore has been home for similar innovative shows —such as robotics and particle physics exhibitions— in the past.
Acute Art and the ArtScience Museum join their passion for the digital world in this VR gallery, where the border of our physical world blurred thanks to avant-garde technology, involving sophisticated handheld controllers and headsets. A fully immersive sensory experience where Kapoor, Eliasson and Abramović play with the boundaries of touch, sight and sound.
Have you ever dreamed of being inside a rainbow? Thanks to Eliasson’s work you can submerge into this majestic gift of nature, where you are able to interact with colors, water droplets and lights. With his artwork “Rising”, Abramović contemplates activism and takes viewers inside natural disasters, consequences of climate change. The artist finds herself inside a tank, where you are able to interact with her while the water keeps rising.
The last virtual reality artwork belongs to Kappor, who invites to get lost in the human body, literally. Called “Into yourself, fall”, her digital piece is an insightful maze of muscle and flesh. “Hyperrealities” is a thrilling experience will not want to missed. For further information regarding the exhibition, click here.
Both virtual and augmented reality are creating new opportunities to experience our physical world and the digital one as well. We are very excited to see where these new technologies take us in the future.