In the Pushkin Museum opens the Homo Virtualis project on the transformation of the perception of art

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich photobacteria in the Pushkin Museum. Of A. S. Pushkin. Archival photoIn the Pushkin Museum opens the Homo Virtualis project on the transformation of the perception of art© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Objects made of polyurethane and plastic, and also items which you can see will be using augmented virtual reality, will be from 21 June to 20 August, among the exhibits of the Museum of fine arts named after Pushkin in the framework of the project of Homo Virtualis.

Exhibition-Recycle Group intervention designed specifically for the Pushkin Museum Association Recycle Group. Art group was founded in 2008 by Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov. The artists take an active part in international exhibitions, studying how digital technology and social networks transformerait perception of modern man classic art and world view in General. In 2017 at the 57th Venice Biennale of contemporary art, they presented the project Blocked Content in the Russian pavilion.

The exhibition Homo Virtualis artists also develop the theme of perception of art in the age of modernity. Objects reminiscent of ancient artifacts, made of PU and plastic.

«In the halls of art of the Ancient world, the middle Ages, and among the sculptures of the Renaissance of the permanent exhibition will be located 16 objects made in different techniques. Placing them in a space of classical Museum their objects and sculptures, the artists engage in a game with the audience», — said in a statement on the Museum’s website.

Part of the exhibition includes some sculptures already known to the audience. In particular, the «Noah’s ark» and «the Illuminator 12», which tell about the life of a person in the virtual space, was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2010.

Some of the exhibits can be seen only with the help of mobile augmented reality applications.

«They place these objects within the walls of the classical Museum, along with specimens of ancient and Western art, and thereby enter into a kind of game with the spectator, asking him to find unusual, and sometimes paradoxical rhythms and echoes of modern and classic,» added the Museum.