2018 Media Art Festival: The Great Convergence: Natural and Artificial intelligence

Valentino Catricalà (Director), Isabella Indolfi (Curator), Veronica D'Auria (Curator), Laura Leuzzi (Curator), Valentina Ravaglia (Curator), Pernille Spence (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


The Media Art Festival at the Rome MAXXI is an initiative promoted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale to explore new increasingly collaborative and interactive forms of art. On May 17-19, over 50 artists from 10 countries, ranging from the United States to Russia, exhibited their works at the “The Great Convergence: Natural and Artificial Intelligence” Exhibition, which will be hosted by the MAXXI “Spazio Extra.”

What is the relation between natural creativity and artificial intelligence? Artists invite us to discover unexpected relations and reflect on the potential of media art to comprehend urgent cultural and social issues and interpret the complexity of our times. Who are we? Who will we be? What will we become? Using installations, robotic applications, sound art and video art, the artists will involve the audience in an original viewpoint of the world, a fascinating journey through knowledge that will transform us and motivate new behaviour.

The Media Art Festival 2018 is organised in collaboration with the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art, Epson, the United States Embassy in Italy, the Rome Accademia delle Belle Arti and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts is our cultural partner, while Inside Art is the media partner. The Festival is held in connection with the Europa Creativa and Erasmus+ Programmes.

Artists Included: Eduardo Kac, Gary Hill, the Vasulkas, Leonardo Petrucci, Donato Piccolo, Pernille Spence, Audint, Antonio Fiorentino, Ra di Martino, Anna Frants, Chiara Passa, Chris Daniels, Joe Duffy, Alex Fanelli, Zoe Irvine, Noise Orchestra, Dodda Maggy, Daniela di Maro, Dehors/Audela, Christian Fogarolli.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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