In Peak Bloom

20/03/19 to 07/05/19
ARTECHOUSE
1238 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024

ARTECHOUSE’s new seasonal exhibition celebrates the cherry blossom season and brings the iconic, fleeting beauty of Sakura into the digital realm, with interactive and immersive digital art installations. Enter a sweeping, ever blooming world of digital spring. Watch and listen as your presence, movements and connection to others cause everything around you to bloom to life. Discover hidden folklore messages as you animate the environment of the enchanted garden using ARTECHOUSE’s unique augmented reality mobile app. In Peak Bloom celebrates both the awe-inspiring beauty of the cherry blossom and its ephemeral nature. Highlights of this year’s exhibition include five installations created by women artists and female-led art collectives. Working with a variety of interactive media, the artists featured bring the cherry blossoms’ symbolism to life in new ways, updating the time-honored concepts for the 21st century while simultaneously paying homage to traditional themes, such the transient nature of life (hakanai), and artistic genres like Ukiyo-e.