Engage with Augmented Reality Art at The Shed

Large Sun - with green lettering reading "The Looking Glass" - Olafur Eliasson, Solar Friend, part of WUNDERKAMMER, 2020. Augmented reality. Courtesy Olafur Eliasson and Acute Art.

Experience Augmented Reality at The Shed‘s “The Looking Glass“.

Until August 29th, you can interact with their “invisible exhibition” of artworks via the Acute app.

 Invisible to the naked eye, these artworks come to life on your phone’s screen when you aim your camera at the right spot, appearing as real as the environment around them. Through the juxtaposition of physical and virtual worlds, the works in The Looking Glass convey a sense of surprise and wonder about the spaces we move through every day.”

There are 21 pieces by 11 artists, offering a view of the future of art and of how the digital world combines with our physical one.

Augmented Reality Exhibit: The Looking Glass Installation - at The Shed

Another exploration of the fluidity of digital and real spaces, is “Up Close“, also on view at The Shed, which looks at “the valuable intimacy that artists and audiences can discover by connecting through digital means. …Up Close relies on the proximity we have to our phones and computers to bring us closer to the creative process, and to each other.”

While you’re there, enjoy their “Open Call” exhibit where The Shed has selected early-career NYC-based artists to develop their work for the program.

(Featured image: Olafur Eliasson, Solar Friend, part of WUNDERKAMMER, 2020. Augmented reality. Courtesy Olafur Eliasson and Acute Art.)