Complex States: Art in the Years of Brexit

Complex States is an international exhibition arriving as a timely and urgent response to both the divisive events of “Brexit” and the “Covid-19” pandemic; and featuring over 30 artists, 13 venues and a cutting edge online AR platform (iPhone, iPad and Android). As an exhibition that traverses nations, as well as the physical and virtual, Complex States hopes to offer a platform for renewed trans-national dialogue, collaboration and cultural exchange. 

Curated by Vassiliki Tzanakou (Director of ARTinTRA) and Catherine Harrington, Complex States platforms critical engagements with Brexit by artists including Jeremy Deller, Jason Decaires-Taylor, Richard Littler, Stephane Graff, Michal Iwanowski, and Rita Duffy. The project brings together a wide selection of media, from paintings and sculpture to videos and installations with the aim of shedding light on the ways artists have responded to Brexit, and the urgent topics of identity, migration, globalisation, social media, and ‘fake news’ that Brexit has provoked. 

You can experience this exhibition in augmented reality now via our app "Complex States AR". Download the app on your Android devices (Google Play link here) and iPhone or iPad (App store link here) and install selected artworks in the show in your own home, town, or workplace.


Try out our AR-APP

Our application enables anyone to become an art curator and curate their own exhibition in augmented reality. It is also one of the first AR apps in the world to use Azure Spatial Anchors.

Azure Spatial Anchors enable users to install, share and store virtual artworks in their own current location; and thus also see where other users have placed artworks. This works worldwide and independent of device type, as long as it supports ARCore (Android from Google) or ARKit (iOS from Apple).

Available in Apple and Google stores now.

With thanks to

Jörg Kaltenrieder

Marko Bublic

Meng Zhou

Richard Bloch

Sangwoo Han