ArtScience Museum launches New VR Gallery

SINGAPORE – ArtScience Museum opens a virtual door into a new frontier of museum experience with the launch of its new permanent VR Gallery. Opening on 10 July, the VR Gallery at Level 4 of ArtScience Museum celebrates curiosity, innovation and experimentation through virtual reality artworks.

Equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) headsets and controllers, the VR Gallery invites visitors to encounter unique immersive experiences from some of the world’s most renowned artists, museums and film festivals. Opening as part of ArtScience Museum’s 10th anniversary programme, the VR Gallery launches with a presentation of virtual reality artworks by three of the world’s best known contemporary artists – Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor.

PHOTO - Guests at VR Gallery / Marina Bay Sands
PHOTO – Guests at VR Gallery / Marina Bay Sands

“At ArtScience Museum we believe that new technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality enable museums to create pioneering new experiences for audiences. Our new VR Gallery at Level 4 is one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and will present a rolling programme of cutting-edge virtual reality works by artists, filmmakers and scientists. Building on the success of our award-winning projects, Into the Wild and REWILD Our Planet, the new VR Gallery underscores ArtScience Museum as a destination for ground breaking immersive experiences,” said Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands.

PHOTO - Headset, controllers and disposable VR mask at the VR Gallery / Marina Bay Sands
PHOTO – Headset, controllers and disposable VR mask at the VR Gallery / Marina Bay Sands

Hyperrealities: Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramović, Anish Kapoor

Headlining the launch of the VR Gallery is a programme called Hyperrealities. It brings visitors on an exhilarating journey into the brilliant minds of three artists who have consistently pushed the boundaries of contemporary art practice. Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramović and Anish Kapoor explore topics such as nature, climate change and the human body in their first forays into virtual reality.

Tickets and Reservations

Tickets are available for purchase from 1 July at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website. Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets online prior to their visit, due to limits in venue capacity and timed entry to the exhibition.

Ticket prices as follows:

Standard Ticket (SGD)Singapore Resident (SGD)
Adult1412
Concession1210
DateTime
10 – 16 July4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
From 17 JulyWeekdays (Mon- Thu) – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Weekends (Fri – Sun) – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm / 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

As part of the safe management measures, visitors are advised to adhere to all the precautionary measures implemented at ArtScience Museum including safe distancing between visitors seated in the pod seats. Hand sanitisation and the wearing of masks will be mandatory for all visitors before they enter the VR Gallery. Each visitor will be also provided a sanitised VR Headset, a disposable VR mask and a set of sanitised controllers. All contact surfaces and materials will be thoroughly disinfected after each session. The Museum will also increase the cleaning and disinfection of the common touchpoints in the gallery to ensure the health and safety of its visitors.

For more information on the VR Gallery, visit https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/exhibitions/vr-gallery.html.

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