The Globalworth Tower will transform for 3 weeks, from July 31 to August 24, into the first art gallery augmented by video mapping animations in Romania, an event that is part of the Art & Tech District, a cultural initiative developed by Globalworth in partnership with One Night Gallery. The project plans to promote the young generation of Romanian artists, while at the same time getting the community in the Barbu Vacarescu area involved.
The paintings are signed by artist Victor Fota and are part of the Human Extension and Entropy series through which he explores the relationship between man and technology. One Night Gallery has used augmented reality to take the spectator into the story depicted in Victor Fota’s work, with video mapping animations articulating the fascinating universe of his paintings.
“Over the years, we built a veritable community in our buildings in the Barbu Vacarescu area, and the time has now come for us to give it a name. Art & Tech District is an ambitious project inspired by the way our partners manage to constantly innovate. We are thus carrying forward our promise to offer more than office space, to create a place for socialisation, in which we would enjoy new experiences together. Precisely because innovation is part of our tenants’ DNA, we are launching the project through an exhibition that integrates a mix between technology and art, inspired by Victor Fota’s works,” Globalworth Head of Marketing & Communication Georgiana Oltenescu stated.
“Thanks to One Night Gallery’s efforts throughout the six editions, to bring art closer to the public via technology, we have proven that these hybrid events represent a focal point of interest. That is why we are happy that our Globalworth partners have embraced our overture and that together we can take yet another step, thus creating the Art & Tech District,” One Night Gallery founder Madalina Ivascu said.
“This art district is the pretext to invite all creatives and specialists to transform the new technologies into an exhibition media for contemporary Romanian artists. The novel curatorial overture that One Night Gallery has proposed ever since the first edition has as common denominator the innovative collaborations through which the public has enjoyed contemporary Romanian art in all the dimensions of technology,” One Night Gallery founder Sorina Topceanu added.
The opening will take place on July 31, with the first part of the Human Extension series, which will be hosted by the Globalworth Tower’s reception (Barbu Vacarescu 201) until August 7. On August 8-17, visitors will be able to discover the second part of the works from the same collection. Then, works from the Entropy series will be exhibited on August 18-24.
Victor Fota is practicing the oil on canvas technique with Flemish tendencies and is exploring the relationship between man and technology. And technology is not only one of the central topics of his works but also a means that will radically transform the experience of art aficionados who will visit the exhibition, one of the works being a portal, a direct line to the artist who invites visitors inside his universe. The exhibition is augmented through the Artivive App, and the works were animated by the Aural Eye video mapping studio.
About One Night Gallery
One Night Gallery is the bridge between artists and technology and facilitates the creation of the first virtual art works in Romania. These are promoted in a monthly art show that combines physical and virtual exhibitions. Likewise, the extension of these works can be accessed by the public through augmented reality and video-mapping.