Art+Tech Summit at Christie’s: The A.I. Revolution

New York | 25 June 2019

This June, the 2019 Art+Tech Summit: The A.I. Revolution, held in conjunction with Christie’s Education and presented by Hyundai, will explore the ways in which artificial intelligence is making its impact in the art world, as well as addressing its potential implications for the future. Convening top tech minds and innovators from Google, M.I.T. Technology Review, the New Museum and more, the Summit will offer a comprehensive programme of lectures, talks and panel discussions on a topic transforming the global landscape.

This year’s accompanying exhibition includes the New York premiere of a moving-image artwork Yugen, by filmmaker and artist Martha Fiennes, featuring the actor Salma Hayek Pinault and made possible with generous support by Gucci.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Art+Tech Summit: The A.I. Revolution. In the meantime, book your tickets in advance, browse our related features and view the exclusive trailer for Yugen.

The Summit is presented by Hyundai and supported by Gucci.

Special exhibition


Immerse yourself in a special multimedia exhibition featuring:

Directed by Martha Fiennes
Produced by Tendercapital and SLOimage Ltd
Made possible with generous support by Gucci

Curated by Kelani Nichole
Artwork by Theo Triantafyllidis, Claudia Hart, Lawrence Lek, Eva Papamargariti, Alan Warburton, and LaTurbo Avedon
Presented by TRANSFER Gallery

26–28 June 2019
10am – 5pm
Open to the public


  • 8:15 – 9:25 AM


    9:30 – 9:45 AM

    Opening Remarks

    Jen Zatorski
    President, Christie's Americas

    Wonhong Cho
    Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Hyundai Motor Company

    Anne Bracegirdle
    Associate Vice President, Art+Tech

    9:45 – 10:05 AM

    A Breakdown of A.I. and its Impact

    Gideon Lichfield
    Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review

    10:05 – 10:25 AM

    Machine Learning and Analytics: Predictions for the Art Market

    Jason Bailey
    Chief Art Nerd, Founder of Artnome

    10:25 – 10:45 AM

    A.I. Tools for the Art Market

    Dr. Ahmed Elgammel
    Founder and CEO, Artendex

    Daniel Doubrovkine
    Artist and Former CTO, Artsy

    10:45 – 11:30 AM

    Panel Discussion: Emerging Technologies and the Future of the Museum


    Bernadine Bröcker Wieder
    CEO and Co-Founder of Vastari


    Brendan Ciecko, 
    CEO of Cuseum

    Stephanie Pereira
    Director, NEW INC., New Museum

    Maria Kessler
    Sr. Program Manager, Digital Partnerships, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Simon Delacroix
    U.S. Lead, Google Arts & Culture

  • 11:30 – 11:45 AM

    Intelligent Design

    Anne Bracegirdle
    Associate Vice President, Art+Tech

    Andrew Moir
    Design Manager, Hyundai Design North America

    12:00 – 1:00 PM


    1:00 - 1:20 PM

    Blockchain Revisited: Where We Are Now

    Vanessa Grellet
    Executive Director, ConsenSys

    1:20 – 1:40 PM

    The A.I. Landscape in the Art World

    Christiane Paul
    Director/Chief Curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons/The New School, Adjunct Curator of Digital Art, Whitney Museum of American Art


    1:40 – 2:00 PM

    A.I. as Creative Process: Artists at Work

    Michael Tyka
    Artist and Software Engineer, Google

    2:00 – 2:20 PM

    Artists in Conversation: Machine Learning in Artistic Practice


    Eva Kozanecka
    Artists and Machine Intelligence Program, Co-Lead, Google


    Martha Fiennes
    filmmaker and artist of Yugen

    2:20 – 2:40 PM

    The Legal Implications of A.I.: Regulation and Copyright

    Ed Klaris
    Managing Partner, Klaris Law PLLC.

    2:40 – 3:00 PM

    Coffee Break

  • 3:00 – 3:20 PM

    Artists in Conversation: Machine Learning in Artistic Practice


    Jason Bailey
    Chief Art Nerd, Founder of Artnome


    Robbie Barrat

    3:20 – 3:40 PM

    Future as Past: Archiving, Preservation and New Media Arts

    Ben Fino-Radin
    Founder and Lead Conservator, Small Data Industries

    3:40 – 4:20 PM

    Panel Discussion: Collecting Art in the Digital Age


    Marion Maneker
    Publisher of Art Market Monitor


    Kevin Abosch

    Angela B. Redai

    ARTBLX, VP of Strategy & Art Partnerships

    Kelani Nichole

    Founder of TRANSFER Gallery

    4:20 – 4:40 PM

    Exploring the Ethics of A.I. and Its Social Impact

    Amy Whitaker
    Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt, and author of Art Thinking

    4:40 – 5:00 PM

    The Future of A.I.: What Next?

    Kenric McDowell
    Artists + Machine Intelligence Program Co-Lead, Google

    5:00 – 8:00 PM

    Closing Remarks & Reception

    Lexy Schmertz
    Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Christie’s

  • Programme subject to change without prior notice

Meet the speakers

Christie's is pleased to present some of the top thought leaders and innovators leading our discussion on artificial intelligence and its intersection with the art world.

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