This paper exams on the feasibility of making art and the spaces of its presentation fully virtual, free of material form. Seeing contemporary art turning conceptual since mid-20th century, has technology open the path to full virtuality in 2020s? Is human cognitive and neural system ready for such turn in perception? If the millions of years old socio-physiological ties to the environment are broken, can the artistic messages be reconfigured consciously?
Converging on the topic from both practical and philosophical perspectives, we try to draw attention to the issues and to provide essential outlines for the answers.
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