jesse-damianiThe Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR show is running from October 12 to 28 at the Ayzenberg sp[a]ce gallery in Pasenda, CA. I had a chance to see all of the pieces in the show, and then talk with the curator Jesse Damiani about my highlights from the show, where immersive art is at, and where it’s all going.

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Damiani says that VR & AR art has matured to the point that’s it’s ready to be displayed at art galleries, and the audience has matured to the point of knowing how to watch a VR experience as there were a number of self-service VR stations with looped experiences. The best practices for how to show and consume immersive art in a gallery context are still developing, and Damiani shares some of his lessons learned through curating this show.

These immersive artists and storytellers are pushing the edge of what’s possible in AR & VR, and Damiani wanted to feature artistic ambient environments that didn’t necessarily have a fixed narrative. He commissioned a site-specific piece by Cabbibo that spanned multiple levels of a staircase in the sp[a]ce gallery, and curated a number of other pieces from his network within Los Angeles and beyond. Damiani was influenced by Magik Gallery’s May 20th Show, and mentored by Nick Ochoa who is helping to pioneer a marketplace for AR & VR artists to be able to sell their immersive art.

I saw a lot of amazing pieces at the Spatial Reality show, and I recommend trying to check it either this weekend or next weekend in LA before it closes on October 28th.

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