– 26 August 2018
The special exhibition “Mixed Realities. Virtual and Real Worlds in Art” explores the extent to which the technical possibilities of “virtual” and “augmented” reality influence the formal and content presentation of art and its reception: “What does the digital expansion of space […] mean for art?”
Art attempts to shift the boundaries of physical perception from true-to-life representations to those that stretch the notion of reality, similarly, so does “virtual reality”. From very early epochs, artists have found and used ways of creating illusions of space and experiences of virtuality.
This exhibition presents six artistic answers to how elements of the physically real and the virtual world can be used and connected in a single composition, “to influence, to correspond or to extend one another”. Among them, for example, is the artist Tim Berresheim and his work “The Early Bird (SIGH), Traces VI” (2012). The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart says of Berresheim: “[He] deals with the effects of digital technologies on visual culture, living and working conditions as well as worlds of perception and knowledge. In our new exhibition, the artist envisages the ‘studio’ as a place of production and change from analogue to digital image production and traces a path from the sketch to the 3D model to ‘augmented reality’.” The exhibition flyer is available on the website of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.