Conversations | Artworld Talk | VR, Celebrity, and Innovation
Masha Faurschou, Jacolby Satterwhite, François Quintin, and Elvia Wilk
Masha Faurschou, Partner, Khora Contemporary, Copenhagen Jacolby Satterwhite, Artist, New York François Quintin, Director, Fondation Entreprise Galeries Lafayette - Lafayette Anticipations, Paris Moderated by Elvia Wilk, Writer and Editor, New York
Virtual reality (VR) art is on the rise, offering audiences a new way to immerse themselves in artistic practices. For this talk, artists and experts come together to discuss the latest conceptual and technological developments in the field, and examine what makes a great VR artwork, as well as which artists are using the medium most skillfully. Is it true that funding for VR art often comes from large companies and corporations that would rather support celebrity artists than young talents? And how do young artists find support for this sort of work? Crucially, can a technology undergoing such a rapid evolution be understood and appreciated by an audience who might not be aware of its technical intricacies?