Multi-Sensory “L&D Motel” at Participant INC

Holograms, an infrasonic install, permeating light and projected text fill this former sex club

L&D Motel by Constantina Zavitsanos, organized by Alex Fleming and Andrew Kachel at Participant INC, is the artist’s first-ever solo show in NYC. The new works presented by the artist combine and play with our reception of senses. Zavitsanos also reference’s the gallery’s past. When entering into the blackened space of the gallery, visitors are illuminated by red light—calling to attention the venue’s former existence …

Venice Biennale 2019: Darkness + Light

From doppelgängers to robots and holograms, some of the shadowy works on show

This year’s theme for the 58th International Art Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, “May you live in interesting times,” is oftentimes purported to be translated from a traditional Chinese curse—wherein a phrase that sounds like a blessing is actually said ironically. It makes sense that many artists involved in the show (curated by Ralph Rugoff) offered dark, bleak and downright strange works. Many pieces (films …

The New Medium of Mixed Reality

As Artsy notes, the last few years have seen virtual reality advancements in the art world never before thought possible. It’s a medium that’s long-been labeled the next big medium. At this week’s Armory Show art fair in NYC, however, a new medium has taken hold and it’s all thanks to a new development by Microsoft. Amsterdam-based art duo Studio Drift has debuted the first …