We all agree that life moved to the internet a long time ago, and the pandemic situation only helped us to visualize it. Nowadays many artists prefer to promote themselves through Social Media rather than organizing exhibitions in galleries. No wonder, it is definitely a faster, cheaper, and easier way to reach potentially interested ones. However, many people had a problem with the impossibility of visiting unique exhibitions presented in museums or galleries around the world. After all, nothing can replace direct contact with art. However, a different solution emerged and both museums and artists decided to organize exhibitions using a 360-degree camera. This means that when we enter a virtual room, we move in it just like in real life. This option does not seem to be a bad alternative, especially since we can see the vernissages at any time from anywhere in the world.
However, you need to know which ones are worth seeing and how to make the works delight us in the online and live version.
At the first glance, I suggest Chiharu Shiota, a Japanese artist who lives and works in Berlin. Her unusual form of works will interest even the most uninterested ones, so there is no option for you to skip this exhibition. Art should induce reflection on human life, which is perfectly visible in the selection of colors and materials that the artist uses in her works. The link to the online exhibition can be found below.
An exhibition of three extraordinary artists. Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, and Urs Fischer present a collection of their common works. The gentlemen took care of the exhibition atmosphere and thanks to the presentation of the virtual collection in the street art style, we can feel like on a walk through the streets of New York.
The Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer, a representative of Informel art, i.e. shapeless art, presents his collection in a more modern form, which gives the whole exhibition a different character. Perfectly matched subdued colors and avant-garde art make you want to watch it all the time. Great match of two worlds.
Tom Hammick, an artist creating almost children’s art. His collection is visually appealing and can carry amazing stories and symbols. Also, extreme color combinations make the images look really unusual. It is a pity that not all of them can be viewed closely, but it is certainly an art that intrigues even from a distance.
Geometric shapes always attract attention. Sometimes we prefer them to be in order, and sometimes we prefer them in chaos. Here, the artists from the Dynamic Visions group made us get to know their individual point of view however, this does not mean that we should all see the same thing. While watching their exhibition take a moment and find your own point of reference for each one graphics.
And now one of my absolute favorites when it comes to shows. Joseph Kosuth presents incredibly intense neon quotes in combination with clocks hanging around the room, which make us move to a very special place. The beautiful combination of colors and the play of shadows and lights give this minimalist exhibition its own unique atmosphere. I really regret not being able to see it live, but it is definitely a virtual exhibition that I will keep coming back to as often as possible.
Finally, artist Sarah Graham, who definitely does not have one chosen artistic style. I have the impression that she is still looking for a form that will become her trademark. Until then, we can admire her art in really different versions. Beautiful flowers and butterflies are just one of her collections presented to us. They are simple and beautiful, but they probably were meant to be like this.
photo. Chiharu Shiota