The week isn’t just a prolonged bout of déjà vu. Wednesday night will provide a platform for young art. The stylist David Casavant and artist friends like Eric Mack and Stewart Uoo will launch a new zine celebrating his substantial archive at MRKT Avenue Deux, a luxury concept boutique. Concurrently, Artsy will unveil a trio of new works by digitally minded artists like Jon Rafman, Jacolby Satterwhite and FSU Art BFA Rachel Rossin under the new Faena art dome — allowing guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a virtual realm.
“VR and Oculus Rift has enjoyed a resurgence lately thanks to a $2 billion acquisition by Facebook in 2014 and The New York Times
‘s decision to adopt the technology
, even sending out cardboard headsets with a recent edition of its Sunday paper. The possibilities for VR extend well beyond news media, though, as demonstrated by artist Rachel Rossin, whose work plays with the idea of what we lose and gain through digitization. She recently wrapped up an exhibit at New York gallery Zieher Smit & Horton titled ‘Lossy,’ part of which the gallery brought to the Untitled satellite fair. The portion that involved strapping on an Oculus Rift for a 2-minute journey through a stunning, fragmented, 360-degree landscape was one of the most mind-bending experiences available at this year’s event.”
Rachel has also received publicity from CULTURED magazine, as she was featured in their recent “30 Under 35”;
“What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? My favorite piece of advice comes from my first NY roommate’s dad. He took us out for pizza when we were both very poor and when he had enough of my insisting on paying, he efficiently shut me down by saying “You know, Rachel, a part of being gracious is being able to receive things…” Oh.”
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