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 and Google Arts & Culture.

Tickets & event information

Tickets
Early bird: $550*
Standard: $750
Last chance: $950

*Limited availability

Venue
Christie's New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

Date & Time
Tuesday, 25 June
9:30am – 6pm, followed by a reception


Enquiries: ATSummit@christies.com
Press: sfox@christies.com

#ArtandTechSummit


Special exhibition

EXPERIENCE THE A.I. REVOLUTION

Immerse yourself in a special multimedia exhibition featuring:

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

TRANSFER Download
Curated by Kelani Nichole
Artwork by Theo Triantafyllidis, Pinar Yoldas, Lawrence Lek, Eva Papamargariti, Alan Warburton, LaTurbo Avedon and Peter Burr
Presented by TRANSFER Gallery

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



Programme-at-a-glance

  • 8:15am – 9:25am

    Registration 


    9:30am – 9:45am

    Opening Remarks


    Jen Zatorski
    President, Christie's Americas

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

    Anne Bracegirdle
    AVP, Specialist, Christie’s



    10am – 10:20am

    The Language of A.I.

    Gideon Lichfield
    Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review

    10:25am – 10:45am

    Machine Learning and Art Analytics: Data First 

    Jason Bailey
    Chief Art Nerd, Founder of Artnome

    10:50am – 11:10am

    Tools for the Art Market

    Dr. Ahmed Elgammel
    Founder and CEO, Artendex


    Daniel Doubrovkine
    Artist and Former CTO, Artsy

    11:15am – 12pm

    Panel Discussion: The Future of the Museum

    Moderator:

    Bernadine Bröcker Wieder
    CEO and Co-Founder of Vastari

    Panelists:

    Brendan Ciecko, 
    CEO of Cuseum
    Kelani Nichole
    Founder of TRANSFER Gallery
    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


  • 12pm – 1pm

    Lunch


    1pm - 1:20pm

    Blockchain Revisited

    Vanessa Grellet
    Executive Director, ConsenSys



    1:25pm – 1:45pm

    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


     

    1:50pm – 2:10pm

    A.I. as Creative Process

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


    2:15pm – 2:30pm

    Artist in Conversation

    Moderator:

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

    Artist:

    Martha Fiennes
    filmmaker and artist of Yugen

    2:35pm – 2:55pm

    Legal Implications of A.I.

    Ed Klaris
    Managing Partner, Klaris Law PLLC.



    3pm – 3:20pm

    Coffee Break

    3:20pm – 3:35pm

    Artist in Conversation

    Moderator:

    Jason Bailey
    Chief Art Nerd, Founder of Artnome

    Artist:

    Robbie Barrat


  • 3:40pm – 4pm

    Future as Past: Archiving, Preservation and New Media Arts


    Rachel M. Ward
    Ph.D. Candidate and Research Associate, Small Data Industries

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



    4:05pm – 4:40pm

    Panel Discussion: Collecting Art in the Digital Age


    Moderator:

    Marion Maneker
    Publisher of Art Market Monitor

    Panelists:

    Marc Glimcher
    President & CEO of Pace Gallery
    Daehyung Lee
    Art Director, Hyundai Motor Company



    4:45pm – 5:05pm

    Art from Machines: Who or what is being creative?


    Michael Tyka
    Artist and Software Engineer, Google

    5:10pm – 5:30pm

    The Future of A.I.

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


    5:45pm – 6pm

    Closing Remarks

    Lexy Schmertz
    Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Christie’s

    6pm – 8:30pm

    Cocktail Reception

  • Programme subject to change without prior notice



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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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