Gallery Weekend Berlin 2012

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screenshot from the virtual world "Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin"

BERLIN, 26 April — Opening here tomorrow is Gallery Weekend Berlin 2012: 51 Galleries and 51 Openings in 3 Days and 3 Nights, from 27-29 April. And with GWB2012 comes Virtual Gallery Weekend, also opening on 27 April and running thru 2 May.

Gallery Weekend Berlin 2012
Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin
VB/CO Field Trip to V-GWB

screenshot from the virtual world "Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin"

What V-GWB-2012 is not, is a collection of Virtual or 3D art installations. At each “gallery” in this Virtual Berlin world, you are greeted by a series of 2D images that could, without the trouble of a software download, have been a website. However, what V-GWB-2012 is, is an immersive map of Berlin and the 51 GWB Galleries, complete with text and voice chat. Virtual GWB aims to help the physical attendee have a better feel for the city, the galleries, and the art they can encounter; to help those not physically able to attend to have a spatial sensation of the 51-gallery event; and to let both discuss the overall event, the galleries, and the work through text and voice.

I’ve just taken a quick peek at this world and will return tomorrow for the opening. Included here are some screen shots of my first wander thru V-GWB-2012.
As always, click on any image to see a larger, more detailed version.

screenshot from the virtual world "Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin"

screenshot from the virtual world "Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin"

screenshot from the virtual world "Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin"

screenshot from the virtual world "Virtual Gallery Weekend Berlin"

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