Five artworks in the museum with the world’s largest collection.

From June the 5th 2019, to July 7th 2019, the contemporary art department of Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg held a 410m2 exhibition dedicated to innovation media art and artificial intelligence. The exhibition was co-curated by Dmitry Ozerkov, head of the State Hermitage’s Department of Contemporary Art and head of the Hermitage 20/21 project and Victoria Kondrashova, director of The Aksenov Family Foundation.

Five of Obvious’ artworks were featured in this exhibition. Le Duc de Belamy and l’Archevêque de Belamy, part of the collection of classical portraits created using Artificial Intelligence, La famille Belamy. This first collection talks about the genesis of artificial intelligence. In addition to these two pieces, Obvious presented some of the artworks of their second collection of Japanese prints: Electric Dreams of Ukiyo. Saki of the Dormant lake, The Dormant lake and The Lonely Mountain are pieces of Obvious’ second series of artwork, which addresses the reactions to the development of AI in our society, by making a parallel with the arrival of electricity in the Japanese society.

Obvious’ work was presented along with the works of some of the most innovative artists ubiquated at the intersection of art and science, including Refik Anadol, Quayola, Sun Xun, Lulwah Al Homoud, Kostya Novoselov , Egor Kraft, Vtol (Dmitriy Morozov), Dmitriy Gutov, Jonathan Monagan, and Nikita Rokotyan.