Creative England - Curating & Commissioning Virtual & Augmented Reality
Dates: 16 Sep 2020 - 16 Sep 2020
Have you found it difficult to live in the modern world? Do you find it hard to differentiate between fact and fiction? If you are a curator or a commissioner you will found portraying your art to an appreciative audience increasingly difficult especially so, since we have been presented with two contrasting realities.
Augmented reality is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory
Virtual reality is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment and educational purposes.
On Thursday 17th September 2020 between the hours of 11am - 1pm you are invited to the second online experience:- “Creative England - Curating & Commissioning Virtual & Augmented Reality”.
Throughout the two hour discussion you will discover how curators and commissioners from the Visual Arts sector have welcomed VR and AR into their research, exhibition programmes and year round strategies.
Their research will be developed further in inspiring new audiences to find opportunities in supporting commissioning artists to work in these art forms.
The programme will be broken down in two sections:-
- Part 1 (11:00-12:00 BST)
- Presented by Presented by Maitreyi Maheshwari – Head of Programme, FACT Liverpool
- Part 2 (12:00-13:00 BST)
- Presented by Anna Szylar – Digital Culture Programme Manager, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
As Head of Programme at FACT ((Film, Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool Maitreyi Maheshwari oversees FACT’s exhibitions, learning, research and artists residencies programmes. Prior to this role she worked at London’s Zabludowicz Collection, where she developed a strand of programme focussed on artists VR. She has also worked at Tate Modern and Artangel.
As culture manager, programmer, and producer Anna Szylar is very familiar with the digital arts in particular Polish culture. She is currently working as manager of the Digital Cultures Programme dedicated to promoting Polish digital arts abroad through commissioning new works, and acting as a co-producer of VR projects, art installations, and indie games. Her other roles see her as head of the Digital Cultures Festival a position held since it’s inception in 2017.
You can register your place by accessing the following website link where you can also view previous virtual events:-
This online workshop looks at how curators and commissioners from the Visual Arts sector have welcomed VR and AR into their research and exhibition programmes.
- Creative England - Curating & Commissioning Virtual & Augmented Reality
- Thursday 17th September 2020 11:00am -1:00pm
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger