Given that the world is in what seems to be a never-ending state of lockdown, art consumption is shifted entirely into the cyberspace. No more clattering of high heels on the marble floors of museums and galleries, no more Harvard-bred curators judging your cool new Nike Sky Forces you dug out of a Goodwill bin in Brooklyn. The exhibition experience is transported onto the new plane, where her majesty VR graciously unravels her collection of wonders from Auguste Renoir to Hajime Sorayama, and, this time, poor curators won’t have heart attacks when you attempt to squeeze Koons’ Balloon Dog.
@vomaspace Curated by Lee Cavaliere, VOMA is the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum. Everyone can access the exhibitions for free, discovering the works from Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art New York, and Musee d’Orsay. The artworks will be presented in extremely high resolution to provide an immersive and realistic experience for the viewer. VOMA mimics the physicality of museums with spectacular precision, changing the lighting according to the time of day, also mirroring environmental factors such as rain and wind.
@sulgerbuelgallery presents a 3D, virtual guided tour of its artworks headlined by @collin_sekajugo . Titled “This is Uganda”, Collin Sekejugo’s contemporary paintings borrow the elements from social struggles in Africa. Through his immersive works, Sekejugo communicates the horrors of racism, violence, and social discrimination. His works, often being collages, criticize and spur discussions about ethnocentrism and its inherent flaws. Sulger-Buel will feature some of Collin’s most renowned works: The Generator, Clouds and the Sun, Freed Taylor, and more.
Featuring a diverse selection of young and regional artists, Brandt-Roberts Gallery’s August virtual exhibition is headlined by Caitlyn Cartwright. Cartwright focuses on cultural works identifiable through painting and collage. Through her works, she explores the themes of social despair, isolation, and loss, while hinting positive notes of comfort, hope, and security. She uses her art as a medium for empowerment, awareness, and mitigation.