More than 54,000 people who visited the exhibition Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections at The Phillips Collection between October 10, 2015 and January 10, 2016 had the opportunity to create and share their own selfie masterpiece with Portrait Play.
The Swiss company appamics had developed the Portrait Play app and beacon installation for the exhibition in partnership with The Phillips Collection, the Embassy of Switzerland, Switzerland Tourism, Basel Tourism and City Marketing.
Portrait Play app magically transformed the selfies of exhibition visitors into virtual masterpieces based on the style of four world famous artists whose works were part of the exhibition: Marc Chagall, Ferdinand Hodler, Alexej von Jawlensky and Édouard Manet. Visitors experienced how their selfie morphed into different artistic styles and became part of the exhibition on a large screen in the museum’s Swiss Lounge.
The Phillips Collection is among a group of forward-thinking museums that are creating the museum of the future by using technology to offer visitors unique ways to experience their exhibitions.
Basel’s regional TV station Telebasel reinvents itself with a brand new news portal and iOS news app for regional and international news coverage around the clock. Telebasel technology partner appamics was responsible for the technology concept and its implementation. The new screen and studio design, which is based on a equally new corporate design has been created by appamics partner neko interactive.
This week we will debut Portrait Play™ at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., The unique iPhone app was developed with the Phillips Collection in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland and Basel Tourism for the exhibition Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechlin and Im Obersteg Collection.
The exhibition pays tribute to two pioneering supporters of the art, Rudolf Staechelin (1881–1946) and Karl Im Obersteg (1883–1969), both from Basel, who championed the work of Impressionist, Post‐Impressionist, and School of Paris artists. The Phillips will exhibit more than 60 celebrated paintings— masterpieces created during the mid‐19th and 20th centuries by 22 world‐famous artists—including Vincent van Gogh’s The Garden of Daubigny (1890), Pablo Picasso’s double‐sided canvas Woman at the Theater / The Absinthe Drinker (1901), and Marc Chagall’s three monumental Rabbi portraits from 1914 Jew in Black and White, Jew in Green, and Jew in Red.
With the Portrait Play app exhibition visitors can magically transform their selfies into virtual masterpieces, based on the style of four world famous artists whose works are part of the show: Paul Chagall, Ferdinand Hodler, Alexej von Jawlensky and Edouard Manet. Visitors can explore how their picture morphs into the artistic style of these artists. The selfie masterpieces will be projected to an interactive wall display at the exhibition’s Swiss Lounge and can be shared via social media.
The show runs at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, from October 10, 2015 to January 10, 2016. In addition to creating the app, appamics is one of the sponsors of this magnificent exhibition.
We hope that you will have a chance to see the exhibition. If you can’t make it to DC, you can still follow the conversation online and see the selfies created by museum visitors by using the hashtag @PhillipGoesSocial.
See more information about the exhibition here, http://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2015-10-10-exhibition-staechelin-im-obersteg
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appamics is glad to introduce its new iBeacon ecosystem called pharos.
appamics pharos offers platform independent and future proof iBeacon services. pharos scales with your needs: from small single beacon installations up to complete malls with hundreds of shops.
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Please contact us for more details. We can easily showcase our platform in your environment.
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ArtShaker can already be called a success story. The ArtShaker App reached in just a few days a place amongst Switzerlands Top 50 Free iPhone apps! Feedbacks like better than Instagram or Beautiful App. Fun. Thank you. says it all.