Olafur Eliasson brings the outside in with new Augmented Reality project Wunderkammer

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Whilst the coronavirus crisis has been devastating on many artistic fronts, with shows cancelled, galleries forced to close and fairs postponed, it has also birthed a great deal of creative initiative as artists search for other means to make art accessible to the public.


In his first foray into augmented reality, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has collaborated with VR and AR production studio Acute Art to create his Wunderkammer project. The project is free to all and can be experienced via the Acute Art app.




Taking its name from the German word for “curiosity cabinets”, Wunderkammer brings aspects of nature often taken for granted into users’ homes, including an inquisitive puffin and a burning sun. Eliasson hopes that the project will allow people across the globe to digitally access art during the Covid-19 lockdown, as well promoting a greater awareness of and appreciation for the outside world and environment.