Please Select Your Country

Thailand
Australia
Österreich
België
Canada
Canada - Français
中国
Česká republika
Denmark
Deutschland
France
HongKong
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italia
日本
Korea
Latvija
Lietuva
Lëtzebuerg
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Nederland
New Zealand
Norge
Polska
Portugal
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
España
Suisse
Suomi
Sverige
台灣
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Việt Nam
المملكة العربية السعودية (Arabic)

Art & Photography

New VR Artist Commissions for the Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale 2017
June 12–August 27, 2017

undefined

How can virtual reality transform an artist’s practice? On the occasion of the 2017 Venice Biennale, VIVE Arts partnered with the Faurschou Foundation to present new VR artworks by Paul McCarthy and Christian Lemmerz. The artists collaborated with Khora Contemporary — a platform dedicated to supporting the development of virtual reality art — translating motifs from their respective oeuvres into a new medium. 

German-born, Copenhagen-based artist Christian Lemmerz created a three-minute, looping experience entitled La Apparazione. Drawing inspiration from his 2013 bronze sculpture Bodybuilder Jesus Christ, the piece features a levitating, gilded Jesus whose body convulses intermittently, leaving a trail of glowing embers. 

LA-based artist Paul McCarthy’s CSSC VR experiment “What is your name?” revisits characters from his celebrated series Coach Stage Stage Coach, or CSSC. The piece continues McCarthy’s interest in emotional stamina, directly implicating the viewer in an unfolding act featuring two female protagonists. 

Partner with us

Do you work for a museum, gallery or culture institution? Discover opportunities to collaborate with HTC VIVE Arts

Find out more