In conjunction with the ASEM Meeting and Cultural Festival 2019, Fantasium Group is curating an upcoming virtual reality exhibition EXPLORING ASIA AND EUROPE IN VR which will be held in Madrid, Spain from December 11th to December 13th 2019.
This interactive exhibition is 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 of China, and the VR dynamic installation about Singapore Inspiration Nation by Fantasium Group.
It is a fun and engaging family-friendly exhibition where young ones can explore arts and history through immersive play while adults will alternatively uncover traditional art through the extraordinary minds of artists!
This show is part of the third edition ASEM Cultural Festival programme which organised alongside the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Over 40 Asian and European artists will exhibit the richness of their cultural and artistic diversity through music, dance and digital art.
ABOUT VR EXPERIENCES
The Water Lily Obsession is about a dialogue between Claude Monet and his old friend, statesman George Clemenceau, this contemplative VR experience invites the user on a sensory journey inside Monet’s art and vision.
1, 2, 3.. Bruegel! is an entertaining VR experience into the mysterious Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s painting “Children’s Games”. A game of hide and seek where your mission is to find the 200 children hidden in the city. The painting is no longer a painting but a model game in which you can walk around and act upon.
The Great Wall is an experience which allows the user to visit the great Lee Chang Lo, a magical being who can transform imagination into reality. He visions you on top of The Great Wall of China where you are guided by a crazy old man with a rocket-powered chariot. It’s going to be a bumpy ride so hold on to your seat and let your imagination guide you.
Inspiration Nation is a tribute to Singapore, to its creativity, stellar success and leadership as a smart city, where the future is now. Through this title, the art installation explores in a larger context how culture and technology are being leveraged in Singapore to build a ‘digital’ society, placing emphasis upon the balanced connection between artifice and human nature. Guided by Fantasium’s curatorial team, Singaporean digital artist Zenith Chan uses virtual reality technology as the innovative media to break traditional sensorial boundaries to captivate the viewer in an oneiric experience. She invites the audience to reconnect themselves, other humans and the ideas of Smart Nation.