• Poem-roaring lion unveiled in Trafalgar Square

      Poem-roaring lion unveiled in Trafalgar Square

      What does artificial intelligence have to do with a 150-year-old lion statue in London’s Trafalgar Square, you would probably ask? Good question. But Google’s never been one to let cognitive dissonance stand in its way. Today in partnership with British designer Es Devlin, the search giant took the wraps off “Please Feed the Lions,” an exhibit on display as part of the London Design Festival.

    • Kalin Nikolov: Do not be afraid of AI

      Kalin Nikolov: Do not be afraid of AI

      Creating art, as unique as that process is, has its psychological patterns. There is a certain reflexive element to it whenever a person is creating shapes, be it in painting, writing poems, or imitating nature through some kind of visuals. I think there will come a time when machines will be able to perform these acts just as well as us. And we will be locked forever in the argument whether this is real art or not, artist Kalin Nikolov says in an interview to Europost.

    • MoMA transported to Bulgarian village

      MoMA transported to Bulgarian village

      There are no and could never be limitations to art. This notion is reinforced by Katarzyna Piryankova and Ventsislav Piryankov from the Polish city of Poznan, who have turned the village of Staro Zhelezare near Plovdiv into an outdoor museum, an art centre and a veritable graffiti hub. This is the only village that is a branch of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, they quip. A true avant-garde space!

    • Matter over matter

      Matter over matter

      An exhibition entitled Matter over Matter will be opened at the Goethe-Institut in Sofia on 4 September in the presence of the Bulgarian-Greek team behind it and the featured artists. It is among the projects funded in 2017 by the Project Fund of Goethe-Institut's Cultural Management Academy in Sofia, Bucharest and Thessaloniki.

    • Christie's to auction first AI-generated art

      Christie's to auction first AI-generated art

      A painting created by artificial intelligence will be auctioned at Christie's in New York for the first time. It is expected that the sale will fetch around $10,000, news agencies reported, as quoted by BTA. The name of this unique work is Portrait of Edmond de Bellamy, and it is one of the several portraits of a fictional family created by three 25-year-old Parisians. They have employed an algorithm with a data set of 15,000 portraits made in 14th-20th centuries.

    • Odilon Redon's ambivalent world

      Odilon Redon's ambivalent world

      The Kroeller-Mueller Museum sheds new light on the oeuvres of French artist Odilon Redon. The famous Dutch museum exhibits 167 of his works - pastels in combination with watercolours or oil paintings, drawings and lithographs. All works are donated by prestigious public and private collections. The exhibition offers a panoramic view of Redon's artistic leanings and reveals the role of literature and music in the evolution of his visual world.

    • Rodin gift to Monet sold for 108,000 euros

      Rodin gift to Monet sold for 108,000 euros

      A small sculpture given by Auguste Rodin to Claude Monet was sold at auction in Cannes on Wednesday for ‎€108,000, fetching more than its estimated price of ‎€80-100,000. The two 19th-century artists were born just two days apart and were close friends.

    • Hockney to become most expensive living artist

      Hockney to become most expensive living artist

      David Hockney, the 81-year-old British painter of landscapes and portraits, could become the most expensive living artist at auction, after it emerged that one of his masterpieces could be sold for the very least $80m, smashing the $58.4m paid for Jeff Koons’s Orange Balloon Dog sculpture at Christie's in 2013.