MOCA virtual art comes to Sorauren, featuring Ai Weiwei

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) on Sterling Avenue is bringing a global virtual art experience to Sorauren Park starting October 1. One of the stops at Sorauren Park features celebrated Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei.

To experience the exhibits, you need to download the Seeing the Invisible app to your iPhone or Android smartphone, details here.

From the MOCA website: “MOCA presents the acclaimed augmented reality (AR) contemporary art exhibition, Seeing the Invisible, in partnership with the City of Toronto and Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Presented for the first time by a museum and in free public spaces, the exhibition includes AR works by thirteen internationally recognized artists: Ai Weiwei, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Sarah Meyohas, Timur Si-Qin, Isaac Julien CBE RA, Ori Gersht, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Pamela Rosenkranz, Mohammed Kazem, Mel O’Callaghan, Daito Manabe, and Sigalit Landau.

“Starting at MOCA, which will act as a hub by introducing the project and artwork locations, before moving to locations at Sorauren Park and throughout High Park, Seeing the Invisible will take visitors on an exploration of virtual art and nature, as the artworks are seen and activated using a customized mobile app.

“Seeing the Invisible creates a new approach to presenting and discussing art in outdoor, accessible spaces, while also allowing local communities to be exposed to the forefront of international contemporary art. Setting these digital experiences within natural and urban contexts, without disturbing the actual land and keeping the carbon footprint to a minimum, the exhibition addresses themes pertaining to nature, environment, and sustainability, and explores the boundaries and connections between art, technology, and nature.

 “Each artwork offers a unique perspective on these issues, creating thought-provoking, experiential, and contemplative spaces for viewers to immerse themselves in.”

Learn more at the Seeing the Invisible website.

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