The Showroom

theVOV – Collective Intimacy

24 May - 12 July 2021
Experience on: theVOV


We are excited to join Season One: Revive the Archive of theVOV, a new virtual arts ecosystem, combining cutting edge XR technology with pioneering micro-philanthropy hosting 15 of the UK’s leading arts organisations to revive some of their most celebrated exhibitions of the recent past. We chose to revive our immersive Collective Intimacy platform to be accessible in a special digital archive format.


This project, originally in collaboration with Prada and The Vinyl Factory, was hosted by The Showroom and The Store X in October – November 2019, launching within the Black Image Corporation installation by Theaster Gates. It took us on a journey through multiple narratives of the current Black experience, offering futuristic imaginaries as jumping off points for a collaboration. The programme featured artists, musicians, designers, writers, thinkers, collectives and members of the public who were invited to distort notions of selfhood and togetherness and celebration both the spectacular and everyday in the spirit of creating a global community.


For the next two weeks the entire season of 15 exhibitions can be experiences, including the following institutions: Hayward Gallery, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, Spike Island, Ikon, Tate, Drawing Room, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, National Galleries of Scotland, The Whitworth, South London Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, The Photographers’ Gallery, Sarabande, Turner Contemporary, and The Showroom.

theVOV is an initiative by Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Visualogical

Virtual galleries developed by Erel Herzog

Season One of theVOV is hosted on Vortic Art



theVOV invites you to donate and support public art institutions, their curators and artists and ensure they can keep being creative, challenging, entertaining, and vibrant. theVOV pools all donations it receives and distributes them to all participating institutions.

All donations to theVOV are treated as a restricted fund, managed and distributed to participating institutions by Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Registered Charity No. 1101476).

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    Exhibition theVOV – Collective Intimacy: Reviving a Live Programme

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    Event theVOV Virtual Evening Event

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    Event theVOV Virtual Lunchtime Tour