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It’s tech time! Artificial Intelligence & Art

4.3. 20:15
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What do the growing applications of artificial intelligence mean for art and museums? Can AI create art? How can AI influence the way museums deal with their colonial heritage? For the second time, nextmuseum.io invites you to the Art-Tech-Late-Night-Show “It’s tech time!”. This time with international artists (Nora Al-Badri, Berlin and Obvious, Paris) on “Art & Artificial Intelligence”, Q&A session, a pinball experiment in the MIREVI Lab Düsseldorf (live stream Kunstfans vs. AI) and music by Nine Deadlines. The event will be moderated by Prasanna Oommen.

It’s tech time! is a cooperation of nextmuseum.io with the Kunstfans of the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and MIREVI Lab / University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.

AI & Art – Speakers

Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist with a German-Iraqi background. Her practice focuses on the politics and the emancipatory potential of new technologies such as machine intelligence or data sculpting, non-human agency and transcendence. Nora Al-Badri uses AI to question the power structures of Western museums. At It’s tech time!, the artist talks about the activation of artefacts through technology as an emancipatory and decolonial strategy through several artistic interventions (such as her project “Babylonian Vision”, 2020). Nora Al-Badri shows her work internationally (including La Biennale di Venezia, 3rd Design Biennal Instanbul, Ars Electronica, NRW-Forum, ZKM) and is reviewed in the media worldwide. She was the first artist-in-residence at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) and regularly gives courses and lectures at universities and museums.

Obvious is a collective of artists who create art with artificial intelligence. They use the latest technologies being developed in machine learning research and find creative applications for those, allowing them to explore machine creativity. Their reinterpretations of art history are at the crossroads of tradition and innovation, and aim at starting the debate on the boundaries of Art, the relationship between an artist and his tool, and the creativity of the tool itself. The story of Obvious starts with their first collection in 2018: “La Famille de Belamy”, a series of eleven artworks created by using artificial intelligence. The Portrait of Edmond De Belamy was sold by Christie’s New York at auction in October 2018 for $432,500, exceeding the estimate by 45 times. Since then, Obvious continues on their path of unveiling the creative potential of AI algorithms. Their following collections deal with completely different subjects, from Ukiyo-E-inspired landscapes (Electric Dreams of Ukiyo), African masks (Facets of AGI) and prehistoric cave art mixed with street art (Parietal Burner #1) to aerial photography (Energy of the earth). Obvious’ artworks were displayed amongst others at The Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, The National Museum of China and Haus der Kunst Munich.

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About

What do the growing applications of artificial intelligence mean for art and museums? Can AI create art? How can AI influence the way museums deal with their colonial heritage? For the second time, nextmuseum.io invites you to the Art-Tech-Late-Night-Show “It’s tech time!”. This time with international artists (Nora Al-Badri, Berlin and Obvious, Paris) on “Art & Artificial Intelligence”, Q&A session, a pinball experiment in the MIREVI Lab Düsseldorf (live stream Kunstfans vs. AI) and music by Nine Deadlines. The event will be moderated by Prasanna Oommen.

It’s tech time! is a cooperation of nextmuseum.io with the Kunstfans of the Kunstpalast Düsseldorf and MIREVI Lab / University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.

AI & Art – Speakers

Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist with a German-Iraqi background. Her practice focuses on the politics and the emancipatory potential of new technologies such as machine intelligence or data sculpting, non-human agency and transcendence. Nora Al-Badri uses AI to question the power structures of Western museums. At It’s tech time!, the artist talks about the activation of artefacts through technology as an emancipatory and decolonial strategy through several artistic interventions (such as her project “Babylonian Vision”, 2020). Nora Al-Badri shows her work internationally (including La Biennale di Venezia, 3rd Design Biennal Instanbul, Ars Electronica, NRW-Forum, ZKM) and is reviewed in the media worldwide. She was the first artist-in-residence at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) and regularly gives courses and lectures at universities and museums.

Obvious is a collective of artists who create art with artificial intelligence. They use the latest technologies being developed in machine learning research and find creative applications for those, allowing them to explore machine creativity. Their reinterpretations of art history are at the crossroads of tradition and innovation, and aim at starting the debate on the boundaries of Art, the relationship between an artist and his tool, and the creativity of the tool itself. The story of Obvious starts with their first collection in 2018: “La Famille de Belamy”, a series of eleven artworks created by using artificial intelligence. The Portrait of Edmond De Belamy was sold by Christie’s New York at auction in October 2018 for $432,500, exceeding the estimate by 45 times. Since then, Obvious continues on their path of unveiling the creative potential of AI algorithms. Their following collections deal with completely different subjects, from Ukiyo-E-inspired landscapes (Electric Dreams of Ukiyo), African masks (Facets of AGI) and prehistoric cave art mixed with street art (Parietal Burner #1) to aerial photography (Energy of the earth). Obvious’ artworks were displayed amongst others at The Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, The National Museum of China and Haus der Kunst Munich.

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