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Where is the big museum blockbuster on AI?

Even the science-themed PST Art exhibitions, opening in Los Angeles in September, avoid the tech revolutions of our day

UK general election: can artists show the way for policymakers to enable a new digital economy?

With lessons learnt from NFTs, expert calls for legal guardrails to allow “trinity” of blockchain, responsible AI and smart contracts to launch an “automated economy”

Alex Estorick

A piece of the action: museum partnership in New York invites visitors to take home fragments of digital artworks

The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the Tezos Foundation have teamed up to offer the public a chance to acquire—for no cost—parts of works projected onto a screen in the lobby

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As winner of renamed ABS Digital Art Prize is announced, have we reached a turning point for conversations around NFTs and culture?

Geneva-based RVig, who was awarded the prize for a piece inspired by Baudelaire, is hoping for a more nuanced understanding of what NFTs bring to the art world

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US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

Digital deluge: how will Art Basel respond to a surge of digital-art initiatives in Switzerland?

The country is flexing its crypto-friendly credentials, while an art fair dedicated to all things digital is making its debut this week

AI on AI: Alex Israel uses artificial intelligence to re-engage with memory

The Los Angeles-based artist is presenting his "REMEMBR" installation, which riffs visually, musically and emotionally on users’ smartphone camera rolls, in London

Two (or more) into one: Urs Fischer invites owners of his digital sculptures to have them remade into a new work

The maverick artist is working with 1OF1, collectors of high-level digital art, to offer owners of his "CHAOS" video sculpture series the chance to have them "fused" into new animations

Podcast | A brush with... Lynn Hershman Leeson

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Cézanne to the theatre of Tadeusz Kantor

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
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The Week in Art podcast | Art’s AI reckoning, the rise of comic art and Degas’ Miss La La

Why the art world must tackle the questions posed by artificial intelligence head on, plus comics celebrated in two European locations and Degas’ portrait of the circus artist Anna Albertine Olga Brown

The art world’s AI dilemma: how can artists and museums thrive when big tech controls the monetising of artificial intelligence?

The presence of AI in every aspect of life has been a fact for the past 20 months. With the publication of the Stanford AI Index, two areas have come into focus. For museums, how to work with industry giants, without having their offering "distanced" by the summarising power of AI. For artists, how to thrive where sources of production are being monetised in Silicon Valley

The art world's AI dilemma: informed insight from industry experts

The artist Refik Anadol, the museum director Thomas Campbell and the Future Art Ecosystems team at Serpentine share insights on how to thrive while working with artificial intelligence in 2024

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In Tokyo, teamLab's giant new immersive space opens glittering portals of the imagination

The light-filled, interactive, spaces at teamLab Borderless offer “full-body joy” to the author's school-age children—as well as some cool selfies

Frank Stella, a painter's painter and one of the leading abstract artists of his generation, has died, aged 87

His landmark "Black Paintings" series marked Stella as a Minimalist in the 1960s before he expanded his range to include brightly coloured pieces on shaped canvases, relief paintings, large-scale sculpture and work with architects

Artificial intelligence takes a deep dive in new Venice show

Josèfa Ntjam‘s exhibition depicts a fantasy world inhabited by AI-created creatures that recalls both the deep ocean and outer space

Aleksandra Artamonovskaja is appointed head of arts for TriliTech, the entrepreneurship team supporting Tezos blockchain

Artamonovskaja, a leading consultant and moderator in the Web3 world, will oversee development of opportunities for artists across the Tezos ecosystem

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On process: Refik Anadol seeks to demystify AI art by showing how it is put together

The media artist's "Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive" at Serpentine Galleries, London, goes for radical clarity on its raw data sources and the make-up of Anadol's artificial intelligence Large Nature Model

Not-so-new kid on the block: Pinterest moves in on museums

The platform is making use of its reputation as a visual search engine to collaborate with art institutions

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Quantum leap: how a decade of NFTs has changed digital art

Two books take a look at the past and future of the non-fungible token. Once seen as the creature of market hype, the NFT now promises the first shared technical standard for the digital art world

Robert Alice breaks new ground with auction of generative art NFTs on Christie's 3.0

Auction house sees maturing of market since the heady days of 2021 as works by the digital art pioneer are sold in combination with launch of their catalogue raisonné-like historical survey "On NFTs"

Big brother is watching: museum visitors are being monitored by AI-powered cameras

Sophisticated technology is helping institutions count people but it also has the capability of tracking demographic data, ensuring people are well behaved and even detecting if visitors are enjoying themselves

London's Serpentine Galleries calls for artists and institutions to become ‘stewards’ of data in face of rising interest in AI

The London gallery's fourth annual Future Arts Ecosystems report addresses a pressing need for bodies to address the use of artificial intelligence, for their own benefit and for the public good

Ten art world things that have happened in VR since Meta bought Oculus 10 years ago

Virtual reality has not taken the art world by storm in the past decade, despite the attention given to the format during the global pandemic of 2020-21, but the advent of powerful new mixed-reality headsets, led by the Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest, promise a new experience for creators and users

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Ten years on: art world is still in search of its virtual reality Eden

In March 2014, Facebook bought Oculus VR, heralding a new era in extended reality. Will the arrival of the Apple Vision Pro move the medium from artistic experiment to widespread use?

Harold Cohen's pioneering AI works provide essential context for conversations about generative art

The Whitney Museum of American Art is spotlighting the late art and technology innovator's prescient "AARON" series

Tate hits 12.5 million social media followers: what is behind its success?

Senior social media manager Nell Burnham reports that the @tate account, which serves both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, doubled its video views to 65 million in 2023

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Face time: how the art world is preparing to work with the Apple Vision Pro

The mixed reality headset offers astonishing visual quality. But, as it goes on sale at $3,500 a go, how will it enhance curators' dreams of giving global access to high-fidelity experiences of gallery and museum shows?

Tipping point: how new immersive institutions are changing the art world

Digital art venues are a global phenomenon, attracting massive audiences with radical new forms of immersive experiences. Are they a threat or an opportunity for traditional galleries and museums?