The Samek Art Gallery and The Leonardo Electronic Almanac
In 2012, the Samek Art Gallery presented an unusual new art form – augmented reality – in the exhibition Manifest.AR@ZERO1 2012.
This art form and this exhibition also caught the attention of Lanfranco Aceti, director of the Kasa Gallery in Istanbul and editor of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, an online sister publication to the MIT new media journal, Leonardo. After a meeting of the minds at the ZERO1 media art festival in San Jose, the Samek Art Gallery collaborated with Leonardo to publish the most comprehensive survey to date covering the intersection of new media art, site-based art, and augmented reality.
This publication, Not Here, Not There – launched today – features introductions by myself and Lanfranco alongside 20 essays by artists and curators.