Tate Modern is planning to deploy a virtual reality room for its Modigliani exhibition that is slated to open in November. The London museum is partnering with HTC Vive to hand over headsets to visitors to provide an immersive experience of early 20th-century Paris where the artist lived.
“We are always looking to push creative boundaries and we think this will be a fantastic opportunity to give the public a different and in-depth understanding of this much-loved artist through new technology,” says Frances Morris, director, Tate Modern.
Vive has already partnered leading art venues and events around the world, including Tribeca Film Festival, The Venice Biennale and London’s Somerset House. The former boasted 30 VR experiences as part of the festival’s Virtual Arcade, while some of the content was also in competition.
Also on New York, Ai Wei Wei has joined forces with Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron for their take on Big Brother at Park Avenue Armory which features technology such as drones and infrared cameras.
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