Digital exhibitions, artificial intelligence: when the digital world mixes with the arts!

Published on : 17 May 20212 min reading time
The use of digital technologies is no longer a secret for everyone; it has almost appeared in all sectors. With its dazzling evolution, digital technology is becoming more and more established in all areas of life, including art.

Digital exhibitions

Traditionally, an art exhibition is organised by installing works of art in a specific place (e.g., a museum) at a specific time for the public to admire. Online exhibition, cyber-exhibition or digital exhibition are all terms for an exhibition of art work that is held via the Internet (cyberspace). Thanks to the digital world, Internet users can attend photographic, audio or textual exhibitions from home, and this form of exhibition also saves on installation costs, travel expenses and time. In addition, technological developments favour this form of exhibition. More and more museums, art organisations and artists are putting their work on the Internet. These exhibitions are usually viewed on smartphones, computers and television screens, but ideally the public participates with virtual reality tools such as VR headsets.

Artificial Intelligence

AI or Artificial Intelligence is defined as the set of processes, algorithms, computer programs and systems created and used to imitate human intelligence. The term appeared as early as the 1950s, with scientists of the time such as John McCarthy and Marvin Lee Minsky, and gave rise to numerous debates and projects based on the subject, inspiring some science fiction films. In the digital world, research continues and is still evolving, especially in the United States. However, the results are already quite concrete and are applied in several fields such as puzzle games, chess, and of course, art.

Digital art

Commonly referred to as digital art, digital art is a set of artistic creation fields involving computers. As illustrations, photos created from the pixel, animations, videos, mixes, projections, 3D prints can be considered as digital arts. The latter always require the action of a human, others have been created by artificial intelligences. Indeed, the work entitled Edmond Bellamy, a print on canvas, was the first work of art produced by an Artificial Intelligence. In fact, digital art can be categorised into several sub-sections such as interactive art, traditional digital art, generative art, robotic art, and Net-art.

Why have new technologies made it possible to democratise art today?

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