Colliding Visual Worlds / Sehwelten in Kollision – Symposium | Exhibition | Workshop | 3 March 2017, 3pm

Colliding Visual Worlds / SEHWELTEN IN KOLLISION – Potential and Impact of Virtual Reality on the art markets | Symposium | Exhibition | Workshop | 3 March 2017, 3pm

How will virtual experiences influence our perception of art? Do they change established models of the presentation and agency of art? Is this the art world’s quantum leap?

Virtuality has become reality. Digital technology has reached a peak in mass-efficiency, it generates a huge market and affects different areas of life. At it is sure to fundamentally change our lives in the future.

The Symposium ‘Sehwelten in Kollision’ – ‘Colliding Visual Worlds’ discusses possible areas of use of virtuality for the art markets of tomorrow. Virtual showrooms allow new forms of encounter, exchange, global networking. Virtually accessible knowledge and archival spaces will be completely redesigned, thereby transforming our art interest and expanding it indefinitely. Virtual tours create new individual artisan experiences, time and location independent rooms open hitherto unthinkable possibilities for future art presentations. The question that arises is how is the art market, how will the marketing of art change itself through these new spaces? What is the development of the role of the gallery owner as a communicator and a network between the different worlds?
More information on the symposium, workshop and exhibition here (in German).

Speakers include
Sabine Himmelsbach | Direktorin, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)
Priska Pasquer | Galeristin, Priska Pasquer, Köln
Thomas Mödl | IT-Experte, DialogData, München
Thea Dymke | ZKR – Zentrum für Kunst und öffentlichen Raum Schloss Biesdorf
Karoline Pfeiffer | Independent Collectors

Friday, 3 March 2017, 3pm – 8pm (entry 2pm)
HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel)
Freilager-Platz 9
4142 Münchenstein/Basel, Schweiz

Registration fee: 45 Euro
Places are limited, please register soon.

This is a cooperation of BVDG (Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler e.V.) und HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel).

With thanks to our partners (selection) WELTKUNST, DialogDataIndependent Collectors, Koelnmesse, ProhelvetiaMIGROS Kulturprozent.