Refik Anadol Studio
Daniel Seungmin Lee
Ho Man Leung
Raman K. Mustafa
In the historic building of Palazzo Strozzi, Refik Anadol Studio unveils an alternative way of perceiving Renaissance painting archives through the lens of artificial intelligence. Coining the terms “AI Data Painting” and “AI Data Sculpture,” Refik Anadol has invited his audience to imagine alternative and dynamic realities by re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural elements. For this site-specific AI Data Painting, Anadol and his team collected a dataset that included the images of artistic and literary works produced between 14th and 17th centuries to create “Renaissance Dreams” in the mind of a machine. These datasets have been processed through algorithms that become proficient in mirroring the styles and contents of Renaissance paintings. Creating a unique, immersive experience in the machine’s latent Renaissance data universe, the installation displays an entirely new and poetic way of renewing our connection to the eternal traces of art history.
Launched in occasion of Let’s Get Digital! Exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence 2022
“…Refik was amazing because he created something new for us, thinking about our space, our architecture, and our history.”
– Arturo Galansino, Director of Palazzo Strozzi