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Unreal – A Virtual Reality Exhibition
25th May 2017 at 11:00 am - 30th July 2017 at 6:00 pm BST€5 – €8
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”– Philip K. Dick
Virtual reality will be one of the major themes in 2017 – for business, the entertainment industry and for art. With its “Unreal“ exhibition, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, as one of the first exhibition venues worldwide, will inaugurate a virtual extension building, on 19 May 2017, in which purely virtual group and solo exhibitions will be presented in the future.
The debut exhibition “Unreal” will begin on 19 May 2017 and will revolve around epistemological issues. How is reality structured? Is it at all still possible to distinguish between simulated and authentic worlds? How intelligent are artificial systems already? Will virtual reality make the human body superfluous at some point? The international group exhibition will showcase works by, among others, Akihiko Taniguchi, Harm van den Dorpel, Jeremy Bailey, Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz, Theo Trian and Tianzhuo Chen.
Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz
“Unreal“ will be curated by Alain Bieber, the artistic director of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, and the Net artist, programmer and founder of the virtual gallery Float, Manuel Rossner, who will also design the architecture of the virtual room.