Jens Faurschou

Founder & Co-Founder Faurschou Foundation and Khora Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
UAE
ABU DHABI
Four Season AL MarYah
24TH and 25TH JANUARY 2018
PANELIST © Photo: Anders Sune Berg
"Join me on the 9th of March 2019 where I will be speaking alongside dslcollection, The Kremer Collection, National Gallery of London and Vastari on VR as a Game Changer for Arts. Come and explore prominent contemporary artists from Khora Contemporary via VIVE Pro Headsets that will be showcased in the Middle East for the very first time during ArtBAB from the 6th-10th of March 2019. Learn more on the overview page and register now to be part of this."

Khora Contemporary is the first production company to focus on creating contemporary artworks in Virtual Reality

Jens Faurschou (b. 1960) is a Copenhagen-based art collector, founder of Faurschou Foundation, co-founder of the production company for VR art, Khora Contemporary, and founder of Copenhagen's new centre for large-scale contemporary installation art, Copenhagen Contemporary.

He originally operated the commercial gallery, Galleri Faurschou (1986 – 2011), but decided to close the  gallery in 2011 in order to open the non-commercial entity that exists today.

Khora Contemporary acts as a bridge between artists and Virtual Reality developers. Established in 2016 in Copenhagen by five partners with a common passion for art and VR, it is the first production company to focus on creating contemporary artworks in Virtual Reality. The mission is to establish the technology as a widely applied media within the arts, becoming the Virtual Reality Art production company of choice in the art world.

Faurschou Foundation is a privately owned art institution with a collection of contemporary art and exhibition venues in Copenhagen's North Harbour and Beijing's art neighbourhood 798. The foundation introduces its visitors to some of the world's most acclaimed artists, free of charge, by hosting curated exhibitions and displaying the collection, which is continuously developed and expanded. The exhibitions are often accompanied by extensive publications. In 2015, Faurschou Foundation began to exhibit at the Cini Foundation in Venice on the occasion of the Venice Biennale. In 2019 Faurschou Foundation will open its doors in Green Point, New York. To date Faurschou Foundation has exhibited the world's acclaimed artists such as Ai Weiwei, Bill Viola, Liu Xiaodong, Louise Bourgeois, Peter Doig, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Gabriel Orozco, Santiago Sierra and Shirin Neshat.

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