In VR we trust

Elena Romenkova Gliese 667 Cc


May 5 – May 12 2021

On May 05, 2021, the digital exhibition In VR we trust opens, which critically examines the current state and future value of virtual reality (VR) as a medium. Based on four artistic VR positions, it asks about the benefit for art and the incentive for visitors.

The exhibition is accompanied by online events. On the website, cardboards can be ordered free of charge (limited) from April 20. From May 1, links to four online talks will be published there on May 11 and 12 (6:30 and 8 p.m. respectively), in which the artists, the two curators of the exhibition, Daniel Hengst and Clemens Schöll, as well as other experts will talk about VR as an artistic working tool.


Dani Ploeger
Elena Romenkova
Matias Brunacci
Robin Kötzle

The works in the exhibition were selected through an open call on, the digital platform for co-curation and co-creation launched by the NRW-Forum together with the Museum Ulm, funded by the Digital Fund in the program Kultur Digital program of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and supported by the Beisheim Foundation.

Photo von Lucrezia Carnelos auf Unsplash Collage von Daniel Hengst Clemens Schöll

n VR we trust is a project by THIS IS FAKE, in cooperation with plusnull e.V., funded by the E.ON Foundation ( The curators Daniel Hengst and Clemens Schöll critically observe an increasing trend around VR in art, in the course of which many exhibitions and promotions are organized. They question whether VR is being used too uncritically and unreflectively in the art world and rate artistic content as often mediocre. You ask: With VR, are we currently in a period of media history in which McLuhan's "the medium is the message" is being fully realized? And if so, what concepts are crossing that point?

More info on the project as well as talks, discussions and links at