Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Judy Chicago's AR art, a celebration of the Black diaspora by Gianni Lee, and more from around the web

Artist Gianni Lee’s First Atlanta Solo Exhibition, “Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry” Multi-disciplinary artist Gianni Lee’s debut solo exhibition in Atlanta, Black Heroism & The Wounds They Carry, runs now through 29 November within The Gallery at WISH ATL. Lee celebrates and explores the Black diaspora as he collides iconography and historical figures with his lush, colorful aesthetic and various, harmonious styles. An …

Highlights From the 2020 Venice International Film Festival’s Venice VR Expanded

Programmers Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac share their thoughts on this year's globally accessible event

Since its 2017 debut, the virtual reality competition within the Venice International Film Festival has showcased an industry-leading selection of diverse works from groundbreaking global talent. This division has become a beloved part of the esteemed event’s programming (with its own dedicated virtual reality island) and it consistently offers a glimpse at the future of storytelling. This year, however, health concerns led to a transformation: a name change—to …

Nina Chanel Abney’s First AR Artwork, “Imaginary Friend”

Created with voice, script and music assistance from Chris Chalk, Jeanette E Toomer (Jet) and El Tsid and available on the Acute Art app, Nina Chanel Abney’s latest artwork is an AR companion known as “Imaginary Friend.” Unveiled 28 August, the piece is Abney’s first-ever augmented reality work and was made to be a kind of talisman. As the New York-based artist tells artnet, “I’m …