SEEING THE INVISIBLE
The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology appearing simultaneously in gardens around the world.
Seeing the Invisible is an augmented reality contemporary art exhibition initiated in 2021 by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund, with the support of the Jerusalem Foundation. The first exhibition of its kind to be developed in collaboration with botanical gardens around the world, it opened season 1, simultaneously at twelve different gardens in September 2021.
Season 2 of Seeing the Invisible opens October 2022 with new partner gardens across 8 countries.
NATIONAL GARDEN, ATHENS, GREECE
Outset Greece in collaboration with the City of Athens, present the exhibition Seeing the Invisible, for the first time at the National Garden in Athens.
Alongside the participating artists the exhibition features an additional special commission that was made to Greek artist, Loukia Alavanou, which is only on view at the National Garden, Athens.
October 2022 – September 2023
Visiting Hours: During garden’s opening hours
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Seeing the Invisible features new works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Wei Wei, Ori Gersht, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, and Jakob Kudsk Steensen—including several artists’ first works in AR.
The first exhibition of its kind developed in collaboration between botanical gardens and art institutions from around the world, co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring, Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
The exhibition’s themes centre around our relationship with nature and explore the boundaries and connections between art, technology, and nature. The AR nature of the exhibition allows for immersive works that engage with the natural landscape beyond the boundaries of what is possible with physical artworks. There is also no disturbance to the grounds of the gardens and the carbon footprint of the exhibition has been kept to a minimum.
How to experience the exhibition
Seeing the Invisible is accessible via smartphone and tablet through the unique Seeing the Invisible app, which is available for iPhone and Android. The App will guide you around the exhibition via GPS and prompt you to view each artwork in its location.
- The app will work on phones/tablets up to four years old. Some phones will work better than others.
- Download the App prior to setting off.
- Please come with your phone battery fully charged.
- Consider bringing earphones as most artworks have an audio aspect.
For more information, please visit the Seeing the Invisible website.