ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition, Notes From the Ether: From NFTs to AI, offers a gateway into a new frontier of digital art driven by technologies that are shaping artistic expression today. Running from 19 August to 24 September, this show invites both enthusiasts and newcomers to encounter artworks by contemporary artists who are pushing the boundaries of creativity through Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The rapidly developing fields of blockchain and AI have taken the world by storm in recent years, with NFTs allowing for clarity of ownership and authentication, as well as the development of new online communities. Generative AI has also shot to prominence in the past year due to new platforms such as ChatGPT and Midjourney, which have the potential to serve as powerful co-pilots in the creation of art. However, these new technologies also raise complex societal issues about the future of artistic expression, which are explored in Notes From the Ether.
Curated by Deborah Lim from ArtScience Museum, and independent curator Clara Che Wei Peh, Notes From the Ether brings together 20 artists to explore these new realms. Among them are pioneers such as Simon Denny, Holly Herndon, Rhea Myers, Jonas Lund and Memo Akten. They are joined by important contemporary digital artists including Emily Xie, Sarah Friend, AI artist Botto and local artists jo+kapi. Collectively, these artists are bridging the gap between human and machine in their artistic endeavours, and raising questions about the challenges these new technologies pose on a personal and societal level.
Across seven galleries, visitors to the exhibition will experience cutting-edge installations and interactive showcases. From vibrant images created in code to self-portraits generated in collaboration with the machine, this exhibition explores a future where art, culture and technology seamlessly converge.
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
When: 19 Aug - 24 Sep 2023,