From November 28, 2020, to February, 10, 2021, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents “Mirage: Contemporary Art in Augmented Reality,” a special exhibition for augmented reality (AR) art undertaken in collaboration with Acute Art, the world’s most extensive platform dedicated to the medium. Artworks will be viewable through Acute Art’s app in locations around UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and at exhibition partner Stey-798, located just outside 798 Art District’s western entrance. Participating artists include Nina Chanel Abney (b. 1982, Chicago), Darren Bader (b. 1978, Bridgeport, Connecticut), Cao Fei (b. 1978, Guangzhou), Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Copenhagen), KAWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, USA), and Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland). As the realities of global public health in 2020 have made international travel, shipping logistics, and—in many places outside of China—exhibition-going in general increasingly fraught propositions, UCCA is excited to engage with a new way of presenting art, one that has the promise to open up global access to art on an unprecedented scale. The artists’ diverse works, ranging from digital sculptures to cartoon-like characters and animated scenes suffused with narrative drama, bring additional artistic context to the museum and its surroundings on an almost ethereal level, being at once present and invisible to the naked eye. The exhibition is curated by Acute Art Artistic Director Daniel Birnbaum. “Mirage” is presented in collaboration with Acute Art, and with support from exhibition sponsor Stey.
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