Monday, October 23, 2017

Ural contemporary arts facility unveils virtual reality exhibition

On Tuesday, the Ural branch of of the State Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) debuted the "1, 4 ... 19" exhibition, which features interactive virtual reality art pieces that deal with the complications associated with free will.

Attendees are encouraged to browse the works in "1, 4 ... 19" in any order they prefer. Exhibition curators said patrons will leave the exhibition acutely aware of the consequences of choice and with a heightened awareness of time perception and one's relationship with the past, present and future.

Funding for the project was provided by the Yekaterinburg Department of Culture and the Development Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibit is part of a partnership between the Ural branch of the NCCA and Ural Federal University.

The exhibition will be open until May 11 between noon and 8 p.m. at NCCA's facility on Dobrolyubova Street. Admission for adults is $2.80 and $1.40 for university and grade school students, respectively. Retirees, children under the age of seven and UrFU students studying a creative discipline may attend "1, 4 ... 19" free of charge.