Creative England - Curating & Commissioning Virtual & Augmented Reality
Thursday 17th September 2020 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
This online workshop looks at how curators and commissioners from the Visual Arts sector have welcomed VR and AR into their research and exhibition programmes.
Curating and Commissioning Virtual & Augments Reality (Galleries & Art Institutes)
The second edition of this programme will look specifically at how curators and commissioners from the Visual Arts sector have welcomed VR and AR into their research, exhibition programmes and year round strategies. In addition, it will also focus on how their research has led to opportunities and supporting and commissioning artists working in these art forms. In this edition, artists will learn:
Part 1 (11:00-12:00 BST)
Presented by Presented by Maitreyi Maheshwari – Head of Programme, FACT Liverpool
Maitreyi Maheshwari is Head of Programme at FACT (Film, Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool which is one of the UK’s leading media arts centres. She oversees FACT’s exhibitions, learning, research and artists residencies programmes. She has previously worked at London’s Zabludowicz Collection, where she developed a strand of programme focussed on artists VR. She has also worked at Tate Modern and Artangel.
Part 2 (12:00-13:00 BST)
Presented by Anna Szylar – Digital Culture Programme Manager, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Anna Szylar is a culture manager, programmer, and producer. Since 2014, she has been associated with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a state institution aiming to increase international awareness of Polish culture. Currently working as manager of the Digital Cultures Programme dedicated to promoting Polish digital arts abroad through commissioning new works, and acting as a co-producer of VR projects, art installations, and indie games. She is also the head of the Digital Cultures Festival, established in 2017 as an international platform for networking and exchange in the field of new media, cross media, computer games, and digitally supported heritage preservation.