The Golden Age of VR
Kremer Collection Presents Its New Virtual Museum
Over 70 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings from the Kremer Collection are being unveiled tonight at Sotheby's NYC. Yet this is no ordinary viewing, what is being presented is the new Kremer Museum. A museum that can transcend boundaries and travel wherever there is access to a VR headset. Yes you're right - the museum is an immersive virtual reality experience, developed by taking thousands of images of individual artworks (Photogrammetry).
A leap forward or as George Kremer, Founder of the Kremer Collection, puts it “Our journey as collectors has always been about finding the highest quality artworks and simultaneously finding ways to share them with as many people as possible. My wife Ilone and I believe we can make a greater contribution to the artworld by investing in technology rather than in bricks and mortar for our collection.”
The architect behind Kremer Museum is Johan van Lierop, Founder of Architales and Principal at Studio Libeskind. I personally love his quote on the creation, he says “I think VR is to the 21st century what Dutch Realism was for the Golden Age, allowing the observer to escape into an alternative reality or mindset.". Is physical reality over and is it time for a new race towards the online territory for the art world? The beautiful truth is there is space for everyone, right?
As the rest of us, I shall be on the lookout for the collections popup events at international locations. In 2018 a mobile application on Google Play for Daydream should be developed as well!
Check out the Kremer Collection to learn more ;)