Seeing the Invisible at RBG

Encounter incredible augmented reality art throughout the beautiful Hendrie Park landscape!

The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology will premiere at Royal Botanical Gardens on September 23 as one of 12 participating gardens across six countries and the only location in Canada.

Seeing the Invisible features new works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ firsts works in AR. Visitors will engage with Seeing the Invisible via an app designed for the exhibition downloadable to smartphones and tablets. This highly immersive experience will amaze visitors as they walk into and around the 13 larger than life and moving artworks.

The first exhibition of its kind to be developed as a collaboration among botanical gardens around the world, Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund with support of The Jerusalem Foundation, and is co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring.

Download the app and find out more details on how to experience this one of a kind experience:

 

Adult: $19.50 Senior: $16.50 Youth/Student: $16.50 Child age 4 to 12: $11.50 Child under 4: FREE RBG Members: FREE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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