Unprecedented Augmented Reality Exhibition to Premiere at San Diego Botanic Garden in September
Opening simultaneously at 12 participating gardens across six countries: Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the US
San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) will premiere in September the most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology. Seeing the Invisible will feature works by 13 international artists: Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Ori Gersht, Isaac Julien CBE, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Daito Manabe, Sarah Meyohas, Mel O'Callaghan, Pamela Rosenkranz, Timur Si-Qin, and Jakob Kudsk Steensen. Visitors will engage with Seeing the Invisible via an app designed for the exhibition, downloadable to smartphones and tablets. As one of a dozen gardens participating around the globe, SDBG is forging links with other botanical gardens located across a diverse range of biomes to stage this yearlong exhibition. Seeing the Invisible fosters collaboration among institutions, artists, and audiences to highlight the power of art and nature to connect people. The first exhibition of its kind, Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund, and has been made possible in partnership with The Jerusalem Foundation. The project is co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring.