Seeing the Invisible
October 12 - December 31
An Augmented Reality Contemporary Art Exhibition.
Seeing the Invisible features augmented reality works by 12 international artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Isaac Julien CBE RA, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz and Timur Si-Qin.
Engage with Seeing the Invisible via an app designed for the exhibition – view artworks and even interact with some of the pieces. The app can be downloaded on smartphones and tablets.
The augmented reality nature of the exhibition allows for the creation of expansive, immersive works that engage with existing features of the natural landscape beyond the limitations of what is possible with physical artworks. Many of the works created for the exhibition address themes about nature, the environment and sustainability, and explores the interplay of the physical world with the digital one.
- An adaptation of one of El Anatsui’s iconic recycled bottle-top installations into an augmented reality tapestry that shimmers gently as though moved by a soft wind.
- A new work by Sigalit Landau offering the viewer endless routes of investigation both around and inside the hidden creeks of a work inspired by the natural formation of a salt stalagmite.
- A meticulous translation of Ai Weiwei’s Gilded Cage into augmented reality, addressing issues related to power structures, habitats, borders, confinement, and restriction, as well as caregiving, preservation, and nurturing.
AR reduces the carbon footprint of the show – there is no need to transport actual artworks – and visitors are invited to think about art consumption in new ways.
It takes about 2 hours to complete, if you know where to find all the artworks which are scattered around the Gardens by the Bay
Daily : 5.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m.
The exhibition runs till October 2023.
Seeing the Invisible is the first exhibition of its kind to be developed as a joint venture among botanical gardens around the world.
- Please download the app prior to your visit to the Gardens to experience the exhibition.
- A powerpack is recommended.
- While mobile data is needed to start up the mobile application, mobile data will not be needed for the experience once the map has been loaded.