The world's first AI art gallery opens in Amsterdam and has sparked controversy in the art world.
The very first Artificial Intelligence art gallery in the world has opened at the Dead End Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It features works created by machines and algorithms, including digital paintings and interactive installations.
“We are the first gallery in the world to physically exhibit AI-generated art, AI-generated artists,” says Constant Brinkman from Dead End AI Gallery. “Programmers first commissioned software to create a fictional artist," explains Brinkman how, for example, artificial artist Irisa Nova started creating.
Brinkman says each of these artworks is unique. However, they are not flawless.
"If you look closely you will see in the paintings that most hands have six fingers," says Brinkman, adding that it will be resolved within weeks as the AI creators are getting better.
But are they really art?
Many traditionalist connoisseurs are asking themselves this very question, since there is no soul behind the work. Others have labelled the trend as a fraudulent farce which infringes on copyright.
“I like to look at it, it’s decorative. Someone will certainly be willing to pay some money for it, I suspect. But I have different requirements for art," says art appraiser Patricia Jansma.
On the other hand, when asked what their paintings are worth, AI artist Irisa Nova had her answer ready, saying: "The estimated asking price for the curator could vary between €3,000 and €10,000."
Whether it is considered art or not, the AI gallery is certainly fuelling the discussion about how technology can change the art world - specifically since the gallery believes that AI artists and their works will play an important role in the future of the art world.