AR for Contemporary Art
The first collaboration started with Augmented Reality at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.
An “AR room” lets people, mostly kids, discover 12 major works from the artist which would be difficult to bring in the location.
Kids can discover, handle, turn and examine each work in details.
This room is complemented by a side workshop for kids where they can draw and color models they have discovered with AR.
The exhibition which is curated by Tokyo-based La Boite and sponsored by French apparel brand Bonpoint will last until March 11th, 2012 and will be followed by the same exhibition in Macao and New York. Bonpoint’s shops will be equipped with the Mac version of the AR application (the museum version runs on Linux).
The 3-month exhibition was inaugurated on January 6th by Imperial Princess Takamado and France’s ambassador, Mr Christian Masset.
If you are in Tokyo, you can get more information about the exhibition on Tokyo Art Beat web site.
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