In a world in which machines take over human handling, creativity is what separates us from machines… right? As technology challenges the way art is perceived, Christie’s will become the first to sell an artwork created by an algorithm.
Rembrandt’s paintings are no longer hidden treasures: technical inventions unveil information underneath the surface and share the genius’s oeuvre. What happens when aesthetically and conceptually better reconstructions are omnipresent?
After a visitor broke Jeff Koons' Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints), which was exhibited in the Nieuwe Kerk, the curator expressed his surprise about visitors touching art. In this post I argue that it is actually common practice.