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Christie’s 2019 Art+Tech Summit in New York Will Deliberate the A.I.Revolution

21 Jun 2019

On 25 June, Christie’s will host the 2019 Art + Tech Summit: The A.I. Revolution in New York, affirming its commitment to lead the conversation about the intersection of technology, art and the art market. Produced in conjunction with Christie’s Education and presented by Hyundai, the Summit will bring together thought leaders, industry experts, and artists for a series of lectures and panel discussions that will explore the impact of artificial intelligence (A.I.) on all aspects of the art world.

Topics addressed during the conference will include: the impact of A.I. on collecting and museums; the legal, ethical and social implications of A.I.; data analytics; and a discussion of trends and predictions about the future of this emerging technology.  

The Summit will include a public exhibition on view from 26-28 June at Christie’s Rockefeller Galleries. The exhibition will present the New York debut of Yugen, a moving-image artwork created by filmmaker and artist Martha Fiennes which features the actor Salma Hayek Pinault. Yugen explores the boundaries of a radical new media in which art and A.I. are combined to fuse new possibilities of creative expression. This exhibition is generously supported by Gucci.

Guillaume Cerutti, CEO of Christie’s comments: “As the world’s leading art business, Christie’s is at the forefront of the conversation about the intersection of art and technology. For our second annual Art+Tech Summit, we are honored to bring together leading experts, influencers, and creative minds, who are redefining the art world with respect to technology, and changing the way art is created, experienced, and circulated.”

To keep up with the ever-evolving art world, Christie’s Education has expanded its global portfolio of art and tech courses. Beginning this year and throughout 2020, a new series of courses on Digital Art, New Media Art, Blockchain, Augmented and Virtual Reality will be offered in London and New York.

Tickets are still available for the conference and can be purchased with a discount using the code ARTTECH2019 here.