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. Forging new links between botanical gardens located in diverse biomes around the globe, the exhibition fosters collaboration between institutions, artists, and audiences, highlighting the power of art to connect people around the world.
Seeing the Invisible will be accessible via smartphone and tablet through the unique Seeing the Invisible app, which will be available for iPhone and Android in the App Store and Google Play. Further details to come.
A number of the art installations include a soundscape. We recommend you bring your own headphones, however Shop @ the Garden will be selling them for $15 each.