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Arts & Médias
Discoveries, references, critical content, and resources on Media Art.
Arts & Médias is a catalog of new media art discoveries. Content is organized to help browse in an organic way by making links between subjects. At this time, this is still very much the work of a single person, somewhere between bookmarks and Boing Boing.

Seeing the Invisible - An Outdoor Augmented Reality Exhibition

Date and Location

October 1, 2022 — September 30, 2023 (now),
Toronto, Canada
“Seeing the Invisible” event poster (Source)

Description

MOCA presents the acclaimed augmented reality (AR) contemporary art exhibition, Seeing the Invisible, in partnership with the City of Toronto and Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Presented for the first time by a museum and in free public spaces, the exhibition includes AR works by thirteen internationally recognized artists: Ai Weiwei, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Sarah Meyohas, Timur Si-Qin, Isaac Julien CBE RA, Ori Gersht, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Pamela Rosenkranz, Mohammed Kazem, Mel O’Callaghan, Daito Manabe, and Sigalit Landau. 

Starting at MOCA, which will act as a hub by introducing the project and artwork locations, before moving to locations at Sorauren Park and throughout High Park, Seeing the Invisible will take visitors on an exploration of virtual art and nature, as the artworks are seen and activated using a customized mobile app.

Seeing the Invisible creates a new approach to presenting and discussing art in outdoor, accessible spaces, while also allowing local communities to be exposed to the forefront of international contemporary art. Setting these digital experiences within natural and urban contexts, without disturbing the actual land and keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum, the exhibition addresses themes pertaining to nature, environment, and sustainability, and explores the boundaries and connections between art, technology, and nature. 

Each artwork offers a unique perspective on these issues, creating thought-provoking, experiential, and contemplative spaces for viewers to immerse themselves in.

Seeing The Invisible was initiated and organized by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund. The co-curators of Seeing the Invisible, Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring worked with the artists to select existing works as well as commission new ones. The project has been locally tailored by MOCA to be a unique experience for Toronto residents and visitors for a full year. 

For more information, please visit the Seeing the Invisible website.

— Source: MOCA’s website

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Latest Update: December 25, 2022