Since Augmented Reality Intervention by Manifest.AR group launched at the 54th.Venice Biennale, the group has been invited to recreate their exhibit at two other venues, The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in PA, and Kasa Gallery of Sabanci University in Istanbul, announced as followings:

‘Not Here
Samek Art Gallery, PA, June 4 – November 27, 2011

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The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is very pleased to announce that we will not be presenting the augmented reality artwork of the art collective, MANIFEST.AR from June 4 through November 27, 2011. This collective, famous for using augmented reality technology to “hijack” an exhibition at MOMA in 2010, has focused its latest intervention on an even bigger art world target, the 2011 Venice Biennale. From the collective’s Venice Biennale AR Intervention manifesto.


'not there' exhibition brochure

‘Not There’

Kasa Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul/Turkey
July 22 – November 13, 2011

An exhibition of works from the Manifest.AR Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention

Kasa Gallery re-launches its activities with a new visionary approach, favoring experimentations and visionaries who will be the future pioneers and masters of the arts of the 21st Century.

„Not There“ is an exhibition of artworks from the Manifest.AR Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention still up and running at the Venice Biennial. The Kasa Gallery show presents the augmented reality Manifest.AR  interventions in the Giardini and in Piazza San Marco for the 54th Venice Biennial. The exhibition at Kasa Gallery is a partnership with the art show „Not Here“ taking place at the Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA/USA and the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Leonardo/ISAST).

Kasa Gallery is proud to host the Manifest.AR group that following the tradition of artistic interventions at the Venice Biennial, presents augment reality works that float on space and invade the airwaves without seeking permissions or excuses for their ‘artistic behavior.’

The art exhibit „Not There“ presents works that are not physically in the gallery but are visible through mobile phones and do not physically exist in real spaces, but appear virtually in a variety of locations: the Giardini of the Venice Biennial, Piazza San Marco, the Samek Art Gallery and Kasa Gallery in Istanbul.

Manifest.AR inherits the visionary approach of artistic interventions at the Venice Biennial that finds one of its strongest historical examples in Yayoi Kusama and her intervention/installation Narcissus Garden, 1966. Yayoi Kusama, even though she had not been invited to the 33rd Venice Biennial, installed a carpet of reflective balls on the grass outside the Italian Pavilion and began selling each individual sphere for the today’s equivalent of 50 euro cents, until the Biennale organizers stopped her.

ManifestAR Venice Biennial Documentation from Will Pappenheimer on Vimeo.

Untitled from Tamiko Thiel on Vimeo.

Untitled from Tamiko Thiel on Vimeo.