The end of 2019 marked the ASEM Cultural Festival in Madrid, where Fantasium curated a VR art exhibition, that was attended by 200 visitors over December 11 to 13.
The theme of the 2019 festival is 'Asia & Europe: Cultures Connect', which was organised alongside the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. It brought together over 30 artists from more than 10 Asian and European countries, who showcased the artistic and cultural diversity from both the regions. 6 music and dance performances, artistic workshops, a virtual reality exhibition and a special exhibit on ‘ASEAN Cultural Year 2019’, took place in different venues across Madrid.
Fantasium Group curated and organised a virtual exhibition EXPLORING ASIA AND EUROPE THROUGH A VIRTUAL LENS. An interactive and family-friendly exhibition where young ones explored arts and history through immersive play while adults alternatively uncovered traditional art through the extraordinary minds of artists. It showcased an enticing, in depth virtual reality journey within four selected art pieces: The Water Lily Obsession by Claude Monet, Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Great Wall, and the VR installation about Singapore Inspiration Nation.
Visitors were able to view Inspiration Nation, a virtual reality art installation, created by Singaporean digital artist Zenith Chan. It explored in a larger context how culture and technology were being leveraged in Singapore to build a ‘digital’ society, placing emphasis upon the balanced connection between artifice and human nature. She used virtual technology as the innovative media to break traditional sensorial boundaries to captivate the viewer in an oneiric experience and the ideas of Smart Nation.