VR exhibition, (Im)Material Matter opens, including AR ceramic by Chiara Passa

28 October 2021

VR exhibition, (Im)Material Matter opens, including AR ceramic by Chiara Passa
Chiara Passa, From Still Life AR Sculptures No 1, 2021

The first exhibition in peer to space’s Virtual Art Space opens Thursday 28 October with group show, (Im)Material Matter, curated by Peggy Schoenegge. The project highlights the potential of sculptural artworks in the virtual realm. Beyond the restrictions of physicality, sculptures take on new shapes and forms.

The exhibition includes work by artist Chiara Passa, whose Still Life, 2019–ongoing, is currently on display in our 360 VR room at the Zabludowicz Collection in London. The sculpture that Passa is presenting in (Im)Material Matter, an AR ceramic, is taken from this Still Life VR work. By transforming physical materials such as glazed clay via photogrammetry into virtual space and digitally extending them, the artist creates a complex set of relationships between virtual and physical materials. A tension between appearance and reality emerges, inviting viewers to inspect the work closely by going inside. The artwork questions what is dead in nature in opposition to what is still alive in art history.

Alongside Chiara Passa, artists included in this group show are Banz & Bowinkel, Entangled Others (Sofia Crespo and Feileacan McCormick), Mohsen Hazrati, Armin Keplinger, Nadine Kolodziey, Lauren Moffatt, Sabrina Ratté and Dagmar Schürrer.

Enter (Im)Material Matter now, and for more information on this exhibition visit peer to space’s website.

Experience 360: Chiara Passa, the artist’s current VR exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection, before 19 December. The gallery is open 12 – 6pm, Thursday – Sunday.