Ai Weiwei among others to present AR works in global exhibition premiering at Cornwall’s Eden Project

“Coming out of the pandemic when outdoor experiences and nature have taken on a new meaning and gravity in our lives, this exhibition represents a fresh way for people to engage with art and nature simultaneously,” added Seeing the Invisible Co-Curator Tal Michael Haring. “The interplay of these augmented reality works in vibrant natural settings breaks down the binary between what is often considered ‘natural’ versus ‘digital’, and in this way provides an exhibition experience that is much more connected to the way we live today.” 
Seeing the Invisible co-curator Hadas Maor says in the announcement: “This exhibition allows artists who have not previously worked in AR to expand on ideas that are central to their practice in entirely new ways. In doing so, the exhibition engages a wide range of visitors with contemporary artworks, including a number that address critical issues around the environment, through this exciting new medium.”  
The show has been initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund, and is co-curated by Hadas Maor and Til Michael Haring. The full list of artists are as followed: Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Ori Gersht, Isaac Julien, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Daito Menabe, Sarah Meyohas, Mel O’Callaghan, Pamela Rosenkranz. Timur Si-Qin and Jakob Kudsk Steensen.
The other locations at which the show will premier are Denver Botanic Gardens, USA; Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Israel; Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa; Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, USA; Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley, USA; Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario, Canada; Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland; Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens, Australia; Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, Australia; San Diego Botanic Garden, USA and Tucson Botanical Gardens, USA.

Posted by Contributor