Virtual Reality

Doug Aitken ventures into virtual reality for globe-spanning show

The artist’s new exhibition is a virtual-only show in collaboration with four galleries and Vortic VR

Step back inside Notre Dame: immersive VR exhibition recreates Paris cathedral prior to 2019 fire

Eternal Notre Dame will raise funds towards the €1bn restoration of the fire-ravaged cathedral

What is the metaverse and why does it matter to the art world? Experts weigh in and predict its future impact

A dream or a marketing campaign? All hype or all-important? The Art Newspaper’s XR panel looks at the ways the metaverse has become a part of the field

Art fairs: how did they begin and where are they going?

Plus, Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain and Marco Brambilla's VR work at Pérez Art Museum in Miami

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Immersive, interactive and a great way to display NFTs: Falko Alexander Gallery’s expansive VR exhibition

With its first virtual venture, an emerging gallery in Cologne removes the barrier between real life and virtual reality

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Concert from Bangladesh: virtual reality music event revives 1971 Beatles charity concert—but without the white saviour complex

British-South Asian artist Shezad Dawood and curator Diana Campbell have collaborated with a group of Bangladeshi creatives to create a virtual stage celebrating the country as it turns 50

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Virtual museum to be built to house Beeple’s record-breaking digital work

Metapurse, the company owned by the buyer of the $69.3m NFT, plans to create an online “monument this piece deserves"

The model challenge: how to capture art in 3D for augmented and virtual reality

As the art world rushes to digitise we look at the different ways to create digital renderings of works

Ancient Greek bust of Hercules dug up in a garden will now appear in virtual reality at Tefaf Online

ArtAncient has created a VR experience of the marble bust to enliven the digital version of the now-cancelled New York fair

New VR experience recreates Notre Dame in its former glory—and after its devastating fire

The 360 degree film Rebuilding Notre-Dame—on show in Paris—allows visitors to once again "step inside" the cathedral

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With museums having been off limits, could AR works find a new home—in the home?

Augmented reality art has had a potentially huge captive audience during the coronavirus lockdown. We look at the pros and cons of the technology in a domestic setting

London galleries launch concurrent exhibitions on AR app

New co-operative grew out of a WhatsApp group set up in March for galleries to share advice in the wake of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

Extended reality: what future do AR and VR offer the art world?

Potential of new digital technologies comes to the fore as 5G connectivity expands and specialist equipment becomes more user-friendly

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How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming

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As the art world urgently moves online, some galleries fear digital displacement

Just as mega dealers have bought up prime real estate, so too are they dominating bandwidth in the virtual landscape

America's virtual museums take on new significance as Covid-19 lockdown deepens

Art Institute of Chicago and Smithsonian are among institutions that have embraced technology, and more are set to ramp up their efforts

Google unlocks prehistoric art of France’s Chauvet cave

One of the world's oldest rock art sites is now accessible through virtual reality

New digital art fair in Paris hopes to attract tech tycoons

Cadaf Paris claims to be Europe's only fair dedicated to new media and will coincide with Vivatech conference in June

How London's Serpentine Galleries is going green for its 50th birthday

Exhibitions in 2020 include Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, US painter Jennifer Packer, Chinese artist Cao Fei and Strasbourg-born Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Reality check: is VR set to revolutionise museums?

With the Louvre revealing its virtual reality Mona Lisa, museums ponder the power of tech experiences

Marina Abramovic’s The Life to become first mixed reality work ever auctioned

Christie’s will sell the piece with a £600,000 price tag next October to coincide with artist’s Royal Academy retrospective

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Ancient cities rise again: Introducing virtual archaeology

Technology developed by a California-based firm has made it possible to walk through vanished sites.

The natural world meets the virtual in Jakob Kudsk Steensen's augmented reality experience at Serpentine Galleries

Marking the galleries' first Augmented Architecture commission, the work explores the sights and sounds of the flora and fauna in London’s Hyde Park

Virtual reality tour offers glimpse of François Pinault’s long-awaited, grand Paris gallery

Exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice shows Tadao Ando’s designs for the Bourse de Commerce building

VR market realities tested at Frieze New York

This edition of the fair has a special section of virtual reality and augmented reality works

Hong Kong, we have lift off—moon-walking VR comes to Art Basel

The immersive lunar experience will commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing