“At Home In Space” is a new exhibition of G.H. Hovagimyan’s work using Augmented Reality. Various home objects such as a rug, table cloth, and paintings are markers used to trigger augmentations. The viewers see these through stereo goggles or iPads. The augmentations are 3D virtual objects that are both the 2D designs on the physical objects and the 3D virtual animations seen in the goggles and iPad.
Hovagimyan is an experimental artist working in a variety of forms. He was one of the first artists in New York to start working with the Internet in the early 1990s. His work ranges from new media and hypertext works to digital performance art, video art, photography, interactive installations and Augmented Reality.
His works have been exhibited at MoMA, Mass MoCA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Walker Art Center, Jeu De Paume, MAC Marseille, MAC Lyon, Pompidou Center, Lincoln Center, ICA The Clocktower, The Kitchen, The Alternative Museum, Eyebeam Art & Technology, List Visual Arts Center, La Gaite Du Lyrique, Stuttgart Kunstverein, Steim Institute, the Moscow Center for Contemporary Art, Postmasters Gallery, and Pace Digital Gallery.
Hovagimyan has also exhibited works in major festivals and art fairs including 2º Encuentro de Cultura Digital, Art Basel Miami, Pulse Miami, Art Cologne, Split Film Festival, Conflux Festival, Video Dumbo, Scope Art Fair, Frieze Art Fair, Avignon Numerique, The Documenta, Interferences 2nd International Festival of Urban Multimedia Arts, Les Musiques, Marseille, and Prix Ars Electronica 98 where he won an award for his collaborative work with Peter Sinclair.
His works are in the collections of The Walker Art Center, The Whitney Museum, The Alternative Museum, Computer Fine Arts Collection and Perpetual Art Machine
He and his wife Joyce Castleberry have maintained a residence in both Manhattan and Galilee, PA since 1989, and recently moved permanently up to the Upper Delaware area. He was one of the organizers for the original DigIt festival at the DVAA.
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.