The Take III: Loving Street Art Belgrade exhibition brings street art and graffiti to life in a virtual reality experience. No matter where you are in the world, you can watch the exhibit using VR equipment. However, if you don’t have any, you may also use your computer or laptop to experience the artworks via the website.
The Rise of Virtual Reality Art Exhibits
Artists, art galleries, and museums have been unable to showcase artworks in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Struggling with travel restrictions, social distancing regulations, and revenue loss, the hard-hit art scene has been forced to innovate.
Many are rising to the challenge, exploring digital spaces to find the most suitable mediums for sharing art. Instead of opening their doors to a limited number of people at a time, galleries are bringing their exhibits to life using virtual and augmented reality solutions.
Take III is one good example. It may be the first virtual reality exhibit of Serbian street art and graffiti, but it’s one of the many virtual art experiences created during this pandemic.
“While there is no substitute for looking at graffiti and street art in real life, it has become evident in recent years, and especially in 2020, that new technologies can add an extra dimension to these artforms,” says Ljiljana Radosevic, art historian and creator of Take III.
The Take III exhibit is on the VR-All-Art platform.
Street Art and Graffiti in Virtual Reality
Once you step into the Take III exhibit, you’ll see 40+ artworks from local and foreign artists. They divided the artwork into different categories, including stencils, murals, stickers, old school graffiti, and collabs. Moreover, you’ll see a life-size replica of a Belgrade wall in VR.
Each piece comes with a description, which offers insights into the street art and graffiti scene in Belgrade. Aside from descriptive texts, the exhibit also comes with audio narrations that list each artwork’s details.
The creator of Take III, an organization called Street Art Belgrade, aims to make Belgrade’s art on the streets available to a wider audience. For over two decades, its members have been searching, capturing, and recording the artworks on Belgrade’s streets. The ones you’ll see on the exhibit are the most popular on Instagram.
Take III operates with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. It runs on the VR-All-Art platform, where you can explore and showcase your artworks in VR and other extended realities. In addition, it’s compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality, among others.