Seattle NFT Museum and Bright Moments Announce "AI and Art" Exhibition
The Seattle NFT Museum is thrilled to announce its upcoming exhibition, "Convergence: AI and Art," in collaboration with Bright Moments, a pioneering collective at the intersection of art and technology. This exhibition will explore the dynamic fusion of Art and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its profound impact on the contemporary art landscape. The exhibition will run from July 26 2026 to October 6 2023 at the Seattle NFT Museum (2125 1st AVE, Seattle WA 98121)
Tickets are now on sale
Opening reception event, Saturday July 29th 5:00pm - 8:00pm PT
Seattle NFT Museum is hosting an opening reception to launch the new exhibition. Attendees have the opportunity to hear directly from the artists on display, learning more about their work and inspiration.
Convergence: AI and Art
"Convergence: AI and Art" invites visitors to embark on a mesmerizing journey where artistry and cutting-edge technology intertwine. This collaboration between the Seattle NFT Museum and Bright Moments brings together renowned artists, AI innovators, and creative technologists to explore the possibilities and implications of this transformative intersection.
Featuring a diverse range of AI-generated artworks encoded as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), the exhibition showcases the marriage of human imagination and machine intelligence. Attendees will be captivated by the mesmerizing digital compositions, interactive installations, and thought-provoking visual narratives that blur the boundaries of traditional artistic mediums.
The exhibition serves as a platform to delve into the profound implications of AI in art creation, questioning established notions of authorship, creativity, and the role of the artist. Through immersive experiences and engaging displays, visitors will gain insight into the creative process behind AI-generated art and its transformative potential in shaping future artistic landscapes.
"We are excited to collaborate with Bright Moments to bring 'AI and Art' to life," said Jennifer Wong, co-founder and curator at the Seattle NFT Museum. "This exhibition pushes the boundaries of artistic expression, inviting visitors to witness the symbiotic relationship between human ingenuity and machine learning algorithms. We hope to inspire conversations around the transformative impact of AI on the art world and explore the ethical and cultural implications it presents."
The Seattle NFT Museum and Bright Moments are committed to fostering an inclusive and educational experience for all visitors. Alongside the exhibition, a series of workshops, artist talks, and panel discussions will be organized to include the public in conversations about the convergence of AI and art.
“Our Tokyo AI Collection is iconic. We reached out to the top AI artists working today to participate, and they all said yes. These 11 series of 100 works range from algorithmically generated on-chain to carefully hand curated (sarin), and from representational to abstract. Together they tell an important story about the early days of this new medium and deserve to be seen in new environments like the Seattle NFT Museum” - Seth Goldstein, Founder, Bright Moments
Pindar Van Arman
“When I began with my first machines fifteen years ago, they were only capable of simple tasks, like connecting dots and painting by numbers. My most recent robots, however, use deep learning neural networks, artificial intelligence, feedback loops and computational creativity to make a surprising amount of independent aesthetic decisions. My machines have grown beyond being simple assistants and are now effectively augmenting my own creativity, as well as having creativity of their own. They have become a generative AI art system so sophisticated, that it has forced me to consider the possibility that all art is generative.”
“With a background in special effects, 3D animation, videogames, and photography, Bas Uterwijk, aka Ganbrood, has always been involved in forms of visual storytelling that imitate and distort reality. Since 2019 he combined his different skills and experiences when he started working with generative adversarial networks (GANs): Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence based software that interprets and synthesizes photographs. His work is characterized by "pseudo-figurative" works that tend to disrupt human visual recognition, and for which he uses neural networks as a synthetic muse.”
"The psychologist Daniel E. Berger claims the most important aspects of art are “novelty, surprise, complexity, ambiguity and eccentricity”, Sarin’s GAN artworks have all five in abundance.” - wrote Unit London in 2019. Visual artist, software engineer and maker (she calls herself an engineering artist)
Kevin Abosch (born 1969) is an Irish conceptual artist who works across traditional mediums as well as with generative methods including machine learning and blockhain technology. Abosch's work addresses the nature of identity and value by posing ontological questions and responding to sociological dilemmas.
Mario Klingemann is a German artist who uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to create and investigate systems. He is particularly interested in human perception of art and creativity, researching methods in which machines can augment or emulate these processes. Thus his artistic research spans a wide range of areas like neurography, generative art, cybernetic aesthetics, information theory, NFTs and DAOs, feedback loops, pattern recognition, emergent behaviors, neural networks, cultural data or storytelling.
Creating in the new medium and the era of art, where creativity of machine & mind unite as one. Jenni Pasanen is an artists combining digital painting with AI, instead of canvas painted by a brush, she use AI as her inspiration & paint. This tool frees the imagination, to create something unprecedented & fascinating.
Mat Dryhurst + Holly Herndon
Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst are artists renowned for their pioneering work in machine learning, software and music. They develop their own technology, and protocols for living with the technology of others, often with a focus on the ownership and augmentation of personal identity and voice. These technical systems not only facilitate expansive artworks across media, but are proposed as artworks unto themselves. They were awarded the 2022 Ars Electronica STARTS prize for digital art.
Ivona Tau, Ph.D. is a generative AI artist & AI researcher from Vilnius, Lithuania, who combines code, deep neural networks, and personal memories embedded in photography. Her goal is to find and evoke emotions through artificially intelligent tools. Tau’s work has been exhibited widely, including The House of Fine Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, SCOPE, CAFA, Frieze LA, Art Week Shenzhen, Vellum LA, Bright Moments Berlin, and Sotheby’s New York.
Huemin, an AI generative artist, combines art and technology to create unique abstract geometric compositions. They have a minimalist approach and a scientific mindset, which has earned them recognition in the community. Huemin remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of AI generative art and continuously exploring new possibilities.
Claire Silver is an anonymous AI-Collaborative artist and early Cryptopunk. Her work is an ongoing visual conversation with AI, exploring themes of trauma, innocence, divinity, the hero's journey, and how our view of them will change in an increasingly transhumanist future. Claire's art has sold at Sotheby's London's Contemporary Day Auction, digitally on SuperRare, and has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and festivals all over the world. Featured in WIRED, the New York Times, and countless podcasts, Claire takes every opportunity to explore her unending fascination with AI, fight for visibility for the budding art movement, and wonder at the magnitude of this moment in history.
Anas Abdin is an NFT pixel artist and a data science specialist. Anas is specialized in limited palettes and low resolution. His art is inspired by nature, life events and emotions. His pixel art work have been used in several projects including celebrities from the music industry like Polish rapper Mata, galleries and exhibitions in Hong Kong and New York. His passion is 1/1 NFTs that inspire people and send a message through the animated pixels.
Alkan Avcıoğlu (Evergreen Dazed)
Born in Turkey in 1982, Alkan Avcıoğlu is a polymath and an outsider artist who believes in the transformative power of prolific creation. He started digital painting in 1999 and has created thousands of works since then. He is a relentless multifaceted experimenter who has been focused on AI for the last 2 years. He has recently been selected for Post Photographic Perspectives Part II by Fellowship.
Indigo Hyeon Mané
Indigo Hyeon Mané (she / her) is a dancer, former AI researcher, and current generative artist. She is best known as one of the four "alters" or identities of Dandelion Wist, and for co-creating the QQL algorithm with Tyler Hobbs. Since coming out of the shadows last October, she's decided to continue producing generative art under her own name. Prior to her work as a generative artist, she was an engineer and researcher at Google Brain, and the co-founder of SourceCred.
Seattle NFT Museum is open to the public 12PM - 5PM Weekdays, 10AM - 5PM Sat-Sun, Closed on Tuesdays. Daily admission tickets are available by visiting www.seattlenftmuseum.com. Admission is now FREE, with a suggested donation of $15. Donation proceeds directly contribute to the operation of the museum and educational programs.
About the Seattle NFT Museum
The Seattle NFT Museum is the world's first physical museum dedicated to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and digital art. It serves as a hub for showcasing groundbreaking digital artworks and exploring the ever-evolving landscape of digital creativity. With a commitment to innovation and education, the Seattle NFT Museum aims to inspire, engage, and challenge audiences through its unique exhibitions and programs. For more information, please visit seattlenftmuseum.com
About Bright Moments
Bright Moments is a digital art gallery that started in Venice Beach and has gone on to establish crypto art communities around the world through the creation of live IRL minting experiences. We are now in LA, New York, Berlin, London, Mexico City, and Tokyo. We work with generative and AI artists to help them produce iconic real-world experiences of their art. More info at https://www.brightmoments.io/about
“We go to cities around the world creating unforgettable events that are centered on the experience of minting generative & AI art. We curate, promote, and produce physical showcases for the world’s top digital artists. We are composed of a pixel art collection called CryptoCitizens, created by QianQian, which are released in batches of 1,000 and minted IRL in each city that we go to. We leave a global footprint in the form of physical galleries in each of the cities we go to, that then continue hosting art events, meetups, and experiences.”