Contemporary artwork exhibit heals pandemic wounds in Istanbul

eople visit the contemporary art exhibition Machine Memories: Space in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 1, 2021. The exhibition Machine Memories: Space created by using artificial intelligence (AI) and images recorded by space telescopes fascinates Istanbul's art lovers, luring thousands of visitors each day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Osman Orsal/Xinhua)

eople go to the modern artwork exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 1, 2021. The exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” created through the use of synthetic intelligence (AI) and pictures recorded by house telescopes fascinates Istanbul’s artwork lovers, luring 1000’s of holiday makers every day regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Osman Orsal/Xinhua)

Despite late in afternoon, giant crowds had been nonetheless ready in a queue in entrance of an artwork gallery in Istanbul to see the most recent exhibition of the famend Turkish modern artist Refik Anadol.

Gallery workers stored reminding these after the 200th particular person within the line to not wait, as they may not make it on time earlier than the closure time at 5 p.m.

The exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” created through the use of synthetic intelligence (AI) and pictures recorded by house telescopes fascinates Istanbul’s artwork lovers, luring 1000’s of holiday makers every day regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sahika Pasolar was among the many tons of ready for greater than an hour outdoors of the Pilevneli gallery positioned on the Dolapdere neighborhood on the European aspect of town to see Anadol’s works.

“Everyone may have missed these kinds of activities,” she advised Xinhua, noting that folks have lengthy been disadvantaged of exhibitions and museums as a result of pandemic.

A woman visits the contemporary art exhibition Machine Memories: Space in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 1, 2021. The exhibition Machine Memories: Space created by using artificial intelligence (AI) and images recorded by space telescopes fascinates Istanbul's art lovers, luring thousands of visitors each day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Osman Orsal/Xinhua)

A lady visits the modern artwork exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 1, 2021. The exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” created through the use of synthetic intelligence (AI) and pictures recorded by house telescopes fascinates Istanbul’s artwork lovers, luring 1000’s of holiday makers every day regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Osman Orsal/Xinhua)

 “This exhibition can be a start for all of us. We think that a wonderful experience awaits us inside,” Pasolar famous, saying that it is going to be positively definitely worth the lengthy wait.

Dolapdere was as soon as referred to as a infamous neighborhood house to drug sellers and legal gangs. But it has been evolving to a brand new modern artwork heart, internet hosting a number of newly opened galleries and museums.

“The reaction is extremely positive probably because of the pandemic,” Anadol advised Xinhua in an internet interview.

He mentioned individuals have bother reconnecting with life because the pandemic continues posing challenges each mentally and bodily for all.

Anadol thinks that the exhibition has the ability of recreating one thing thrilling and galvanizing for the viewers, carrying a hope that on the finish of every ready, one thing exceptional would come.

“The pandemic has transformed how we produce, experience, and feel about art,” he mentioned, describing the pandemic period for him as “horrible” as he was not in a position to go wherever and “stuck in the reality of physical boredom.”

“That is one of the reasons why I trained AI with 200 million nature photos … and with all the telescopes that I enjoyed,” he mentioned, naming his efforts purely “pandemic creativity.”

People visit the contemporary art exhibition Machine Memories: Space in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 1, 2021. The exhibition Machine Memories: Space created by using artificial intelligence (AI) and images recorded by space telescopes fascinates Istanbul's art lovers, luring thousands of visitors each day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Osman Orsal/Xinhua)

People go to the modern artwork exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 1, 2021. The exhibition “Machine Memories: Space” created through the use of synthetic intelligence (AI) and pictures recorded by house telescopes fascinates Istanbul’s artwork lovers, luring 1000’s of holiday makers every day regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Osman Orsal/Xinhua)

 
In his exhibition, the place he mixed digital actuality with the bodily realm, Anadol invited guests to discover the depths of the universe.

The large-scale AI “data sculpture” that welcomes the viewers within the first a part of the exhibition titled Memories included three separate house mission archives recorded by International Space Station, Hubble, and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory telescopes.

The AI remodeled greater than two million photographs into pigments and created a always altering dynamic chart, and the output was displayed with the Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.

“This exhibition reveals hope for many, showing that the world can be opened up again slowly and carefully, and people can still go back to their normal and enjoy the physical quality of life,” he mentioned.

In Anadol’s view, there can be an explosion of arts and a growth of creative experiences within the post-pandemic interval.

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