ArtScience Museum’s Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed exhibition may have just opened, but the MBS gallery is already gearing up to debut yet another showcase come Jul 10. A new, permanent gallery residing on the museum’s fourth floor, the spectacle will celebrate innovation and experimentation through virtual reality artworks.
Equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets and controllers, the gallery offers a presentation of works by the world’s best known contemporary artists including Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramovic and Anish Kapoor.
So check out the launch’s key installation Hyperrealities, which explores topics such as nature, climate change and the human body. It offers visitors a peek into the brilliant minds of the artists who have consistently pushed the boundaries of contemporary art practice.
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Also choose to experience Rainbow (2017), where participants can enter an immersive environment to encounter a majestic curtain of falling water. A unique, multisensory treat, simply drench yourself (virtually, of course) and witness colourful prisms of light when you catch the rainbow.
Don’t forget to go for Rising (2018) as well; here, viewers can don a VR headset to enter a virtual space to come face-to-face with the artist herself. An artwork that communicates the terrifying effects of climate change on sea levels, interact with Abramovic as the water level rises in a glass tank.
“At ArtScience Museum, we believe that new technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality enable museums to create pioneering new experiences for audiences. Our new VR Gallery at Level 4 is one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and will present a rolling programme of cutting-edge virtual reality works by artists, filmmakers and scientists,” explains Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands.
She continues: “Building on the success of our award-winning projects, Into the Wild and REWILD Our Planet, the new VR Gallery underscores ArtScience Museum as a destination for groundbreaking immersive experiences.”
So head to ArtScience Museum from Jul 10 onwards to encounter nature while exploring new worlds.
More information available here.