Unreal (Too Real) AI Salvador Dalí Greets Dalí Museum Visitors
Implementing technology for interactive visitor experiences has become a major trend in museums across the globe. Directors and program coordinators are stretching their ideas to include dynamic, informative, and attention-grabbing technologies to keep up with the ever-growing tech world. The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL is home to the largest collection of artworks by Dalí outside of his native Europe. This coming spring, the Dalí Museum will bring the artist himself back to “life” with a surreal AI version of Dalí that will greet visitors, discuss works, and even comment on current events.
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James Turrell’s Skyspace to Close After Unfortunate Building Placement
Inside the MoMA PS1, located in Long Island City, NY, is a meditative room that artist James Turrell created by cutting away a large rectangle from the ceiling. This popular installation is forever changing as the sky morphs with the day and the weather, fluctuating color and composition on a minute-by-minute basis. An unwelcome change to the installation occurred when a new building crept into the lower right corner. Discussion between Turrell and MoMA PS1 led to the decision to close the installation upon the artist’s request. Fortunately the structure, a luxury condominium high rise, will not be intruding on the installation when it is complete, what is currently visible is just the construction scaffolding. The room will open again after the scaffolding comes down.
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Artist Susan Hiller Dies at 78
On January 28, Susan Hiller died at the age of 78. Hiller was an artist known for her large-scale installations, photography, film, sculpture, painting, and writing. In addition to her success in multiple media, she also held a doctorate in anthropology from Tulane University. After a short research stint, she decided that art was her true passion. With this revelation, she moved to London and began a five-decade long career in the arts until her passing this past week.
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