Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor take to virtual reality
22 March 2018
HTC VIVE, Art Basel’s Official Virtual Reality Partner, presents the first public presentation of two virtual reality artworks by Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor during Art Basel in Hong Kong (29 – 31 March 2018).
The works, Rising by Marina Abramović and Into Yourself, Fall by Anish Kapoor, have been produced in collaboration with Acute Art and are being shown on VR’s most immersive products, Vive Pro and Vive Focus, in the HTC Vive Lounge, Level 3 Concourse at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre. These works mark the first time either artist has realised an artwork using virtual reality technology.
Vive’s partnership with Art Basel in Hong Kong brings a one-of-a-kind integrated VR experience to the fair’s visitors in Hong Kong. A first for Vive, visitors are able to explore both artists’ works at the fair as well as experience it at home through VIVEPORT, the leading VR app store. HTC has a long-standing commitment to the arts and created a global program, Vive Arts, to advance the world’s appreciation and creation of the arts through the latest technology.
To experience the works at Art Basel in Hong Kong, pre-booking is strongly recommended via: https://arts.vive.com/uk/2018/03/07/htc-vive-art-basel-hong-kong/