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07 Jan 2019

Digital Art in 2018: Our Favorite Moments

Last year, we got to see some developments in the contemporary art world. From groundbreaking experiential art exhibitions to thought-provoking audio-visual showcases, there’s a lot to be excited about for the year ahead. Here are our 5 favorite art moments from 2018:

1) IG + 3D: Zolloc

(IG photo credits: @zolloc)

From Austin TX, artist Hayden Zezula (known on instagram as “Zolloc”) showcases fascinating animations. Pairing a bright, pastel palette with soothing textures and movement, Zezula creates mesmerizing video animations shared through his social media. Look out for Zezula at Lightbox, who will be talking to us about his work at our Decode Experiential event on January 14th.

2) TeamLab Borderless Exhibition

(IG photo creds: @samsmith)

With over 1 million visitors within the first 5 months of opening, the MORI Building Digital Art Museum’s collaborative museum in Tokyo displays stunning immersive projections. The different artworks combine to create “one borderless world”. From glittering strings of lights to flowing neon projections, TeamLab has continued to attract A-List visitors including Bella Hadid, The Weekend and Sam Smith.

3) Atelier des Lumieres

(IG photo credits: @psychology_of_art)

Opened in June of 2018, Paris’s first digital museum featured Viennese art projected throughout their 3,300 metre surface area. Displaying works from artist such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Friedrich Stowasser, the museum pairs the projections with classical music from Wagner, Chopin and Beethoven to create the ultimate multisensory experience. 

4) Turner Prize 2018

(IG photo credits: @sohoeditors)

In 2018, all of the artists featured in Britain’s Turner Prize Show worked with a digital art medium. Tackling societal issues such as human rights, decolonization, queer identity and social inequality through film, the Turner presented a thought-provoking digital showcase. Digital artists include Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Luke Willis Thompson, and Charlotte Prodger (winner).

5) Digital Art vs AI

(Photo credits https://www.arebyte.com/lawrence-lek/)

Kode9 and artist Lawrence Lek debuted their immersive art experience Nøtel that tackles the future of artificial intelligence. London visitors were placed in the multisensory dystopian environment that explored themes of humanity, capitalism and virtual reality.