New immersive digital art platform EXPOBLVD launches with solo show by artist Asako Shiroki
|EXPOBLVD Publishing||Apr 23, 2020|
EXPOBLVD brings unmapped lands of contemporary art directly to you with a hand-picked selection of cutting-edge exhibitions translated to interactive 360-degree experiences.
EXPOBLVD is a new subscription-based digital platform and archive featuring 360° immersive maps of the most exciting and creative international art exhibitions. Exploring everything from museums to galleries, to art spaces and alternative centers, these exhibitions will be offered to visitors on a rotating monthly basis for a curated feed of the hidden gems of contemporary art.
In this current era of overconsumption, when many are looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle, EXPOBLVD reduces footprints and does the traveling for you. EXPOBLVD practices slow curation to promote slow art appreciation as a way to engage deeper, to spend quality time rather than submit to an economy of constant distraction. Visitors will have access to one 360-degree exhibition map every month and are invited to take their time with it, to return to it, to explore new ways of seeing and appreciating. Archived exhibitions will be made available so that visitors can create their own viewing rhythms and patterns.
During this moment of global crisis EXPOBLVD will be made open and freely accessible to all. Subsequently a subscription-based system will be implemented, and for a monthly charge less than the cost of a museum ticket visitors will be able to access each exhibition map as well as the archive of past exhibition maps. Details on this subscription model are forthcoming, as well as details on related programming in development from EXPOBLVD.
EXPOBLVD opens with the exhibition Your Voice, Echoed, the prize-winning solo show for visual artist Asako Shiroki. Shiroki currently lives and works in Berlin and Tokyo. She follows traditional Japanese methods of carpentry using traditional tools and no metal fixings, building a form around her actions and ideas. At the 56th October Salon in Belgrade in 2016, organized by David Elliott, Shiroki won the Belgrade Cultural Center Award, which included a solo exhibition of her work in the Center’s galleries. Belgrade Cultural Center presented her solo exhibition Your Voice, Echoed in October 2019, and which EXPOBLVD now presents for the first time to a global online public.
The map of Your Voice, Echoed will be available on the platform throughout the month of May. Visitors will be able to open the homepage window and move through numerous points on the gallery floor which each offer 360-degree viewing angles, for a totally immersive and interactive experience. These movements are enacted in a simple manner through directional clicks on a mouse, arrows on a keyboard, or swipes on mobile devices. Three-dimensional hotspots in each map provide further information about the exhibition on display. The entire interface is designed to be minimal and seamless and to approximate the field of vision of the human eye and positioning of the body as it would move through the actual spaces that are mapped.
Beautiful exhibitions with brilliant artists at unique spaces in exciting cities. EXPOBLVD can put you there, before, during, and after the run of the show. Start your new journey today. See you at the next stop on EXPOBLVD.
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Belgrade Cultural Center was founded in 1957 in Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia). It is one of the most important and influential public institutions in the country dealing with art and culture. Throughout the year it presents a multidisciplinary program in visual arts, film, literature and more. The October Salon was founded in 1960 in Belgrade and is organized by Belgrade Cultural Center. Originally conceived with a national focus, it now boasts a strong international character and enjoys a growing reputation as one of the oldest and most prestigious biennials of art in the region.