Virtual Realities: Liberation of Art or Dystopia?

Virtual Realities: Liberation of Art or Dystopia?


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Virtual Realities: Liberation of Art or Dystopia?

Talk with Johannes Sturm, gallery owner and CEO of VR ART and Eva Kraus, Director of Neues Museum Nuremberg, hosted by Jürgen Dehm

28 02 2019, 7 p.m.

Neues Museum
State Museum for Art and Design Nuremberg

90402 Nuremberg


The new immersive technologies Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are increasingly used within the realm of museums and galleries. They offer us the opportunity to experience art outside the boundaries of time and space: from identical copies of actual exhibitions to completely new ways of art presentation which have not yet been feasible.

However, these new media and their use also raise questions. What will a visit to the museum be like in the future? What will happen to the original work? What about copyright? Will AR and VR be relegated to a niche existence or will they become part of our future daily life like the smartphone?

Johannes Sturm, owner of Galerie Sturm and managing director of VRART and Dr. Eva Kraus, Director of Neues Museum, will discuss these and other potentially controversial questions this evening. The discussion will be hosted by Jürgen Dehm, curator of the exhibition “Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time”, which took place at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz, Austria in 2018.

As part of the event, visitors will furthermore get the chance to experience and discuss exhibitions in the auditorium of the Virtual Reality Museum.

There will be an opportunity to take virtual exhibition tours from 5 pm.

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