Open call: The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Workshop


Learning and Interpretation
July 10, 2018
Helena Nikonole

The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is an artistic research workshop by media art curator Natalia Fuchs and media artist Helena Nikonole. The workshop is part of the annual Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September.

Natalia Fuchs and Helena Nikonole will share their experience on contemporary conceptual artistic and curatorial work in the field of media art in relation with Artificial Intelligence. In the practical part of the workshop, participants will test specific tools and evaluate their own conceptual ideas regarding artificial intelligence. Everyone who already works with ideas in any creative discipline or wants to start, and is interested in modern tools, including AI, is welcome to participate.

The workshop is free, but limited to 16 participants. Please send expressions of interest by Monday 13 August, with brief info about your practice and interest in AI to digitalprogrammes@vam.ac.uk

Workshop schedule

Saturday 22 September, 10.30-15.30

Introduction on AI and art approaches; Artistic Visions; Technology Study; project concepts, and discussion with participants.

Sunday 23 September, 10.30-16.00

History of Media Arts; Media Theory; Technology Study; outcomes discussion, and public presentations from participants.

Biographies

Natalia Fuchs is a new media researcher, art historian, international curator and cultural producer. In 2013 Natalia founded art relations practice ARTYPICAL, and was appointed as Curator of the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow)—where, apart from the exhibitions (Earth Lab co-curated with Ars Electronica, On the Origin of the New at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and others), she curated also Polytech.Science.Art interdisciplinary program in 2013-2016.  In 2016-2018 Natalia Fuchs was curator, head of the multimedia art department and deputy director of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Russia, where she launched TECHNE platform for innovative art. Since 2017, Natalia is teaching Media Art History at the Moscow State University (World Art History department) and Art&Science at the ITMO University. Her latest international projects include an exhibition of technological art “Open Codes – Living in Digital Worlds” at the ZKM Center for Art and Media (co-curated with Peter Weibel) in Germany. Currently Natalia Fuchs is advisor for Barbican Centre (London, UK) for the Artificial Intelligence exhibition in 2019.

Helena Nikonole is a media artist and lecturer whose work explores intersections of art and technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Internet of things. She presents lectures and workshops in the field of new media art and new aesthetic at different institutions  including National Center of Contemporary Art (Moscow), Institute of Philosophy (Russian Academy of Sciences), Department of Art & Culture Education Programs and Rodchenko Art School. Exhibitions include “Open Codes” ZKM Center for Art and Media in Germany, “The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennial”, “New Codes of Art”, ELECTROMUSEUM (VI Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art), PolitechScienceArt exhibition at GARAGE Museum Moscow, “Earth Lab” (The Polytechnic Museum and Ars Electronica Center collaborative project), “101” Mediapoetry Festival (St. Petersburg) and many others.

Digital Design Weekend 2018

Artists, engineers and technologists take over the Museum for a weekend of free workshops, talks and demonstrations exploring the intersection of technology and design.
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