As computers, digitalisation and AI marches through society, what will their effect be on art. Will the artists be made redundant or will artists grasp the new technology as tools that replace paint and brushes and plaster and balsa?
Surprisingly, artists and computer geeks have been using computers for over 50 years to create prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital art both in 2D and in 3D. In the same way that architects have grasped the technology to create buildings which would not have been possible 100 years ago, so artists are also taking control of the new technology to replace paint brushes and paint and enable them to do things that are more precise, more refined and more technically adventurous than they could have done with the old techniques.
As with all new things, the question is – will you let the new technology control you, or will you control it? The exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores this question….