The Art of Looking at Art: Decoding Tech Art in the Post-Truth Era

Visual Arts
Painting, Creativity
Workshops / Masterclass
Saturday, 13th April 2024
From 10:30am to 4:00pm (IST)
₹ 2000 + GST


Imagine Salvador Dali armed with a VR headset or Frida Kahlo experimenting with Midjourney. Imagine a conversation with the Mona Lisa, revealing da Vinci’s creative secrets. Welcome to the post-truth art world, where the lines between reality and artistic expression blur, and technology takes center stage.

Appreciate, re-evaluate and engage with Art in the third edition of Avid Learning's highly acclaimed series. Mentored by Acclaimed Cultural Producer, Founder Director, TIFA by Evolving Culture Foundation, Trishla Talera, this workshop will lead you through an immersive journey into the lives and work of prominent global artists that brings alive the nature of their artistic practice, the immateriality of their art and the effects of new media and technological advancements that influenced them. 

Join us whether you are an artist pushing your creative boundary, an art enthusiast, or simply intrigued by the fusion of technology and art.

Key Highlights

A journey through art history and its evolution, providing context for the present state of technology in art

Grasp the essence of AR, VR, AI, and algorithms, unravelling their role in redefining the notion of art 

Engage in a hands-on session with a Tech Artist

A deeper understanding of ethical and philosophical aspects of art in the post-truth age

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The Art of Looking at Art: Decoding Tech Art in the Post-Truth Era
The Art of Looking at Art: Decoding Tech Art in the Post-Truth Era
The Art of Looking at Art: Decoding Tech Art in the Post-Truth Era
The Art of Looking at Art: Decoding Tech Art in the Post-Truth Era


Trishla Talera

Trishla Talera

Founder and Director of TIFA

Trishla Talera is a cultural producer, curator, creator and founder, director of TIFA by Evolving Culture Foundation, a platform for Creativity and Culture in India. She advocates and supports deeply innovative practices through mentorship, residencies and festivals. In the last decade, her foundation has grown into a dynamic cultural hub in Asia and beyond. She is recognized in the Top 20 women running the Indian art scene by Art Gorgeous. Trishla has been a cultural ambassador to France, Switzerland, Taiwan amongst others. She has presented India's creative and cultural prowess at national forums, like FICCI and CII and international platforms, like in transcultural exchange Conference, Boston and Sessions Residency, Berlin

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TIFA Working Studios
TIFA Working Studios


Art History - Over the Years

Art history is the study of artistic expression across cultures and periods, providing a fascinating insight into the evolution of creativity and aesthetics. The history of art is a dense timeline encompassing various art movements in the Western world, from prehistoric times to contemporary art.

Beginning with prehistoric art, which includes cave paintings and rock carvings dating back thousands of years, we see the earliest forms of human artistic expression. Ancient art from various civilizations showcases intricate craftsmanship and storytelling through visual imagery.  Moving through the medieval period and into the Gothic era, we witness a shift towards religious themes and elaborate architectural design. The Renaissance period marks a significant revival of classical ideals, leading to innovations in perspective and realism in art. Subsequent movements like Baroque, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism each bring their unique styles and thematic focuses to the artistic landscape. The 20th century saw a proliferation of avant-garde movements such as Expressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art - each challenging traditional notions of artistry and pushing boundaries in terms of form and concept. Contemporary art continues to evolve with artists exploring new mediums and concepts globally.

It's fascinating to note that art around the world has developed independently with minimal overlap at times due to cultural influences or historical contexts. Studying art history allows us to appreciate the rich tapestry of human creativity throughout history while gaining insights into how different societies have expressed themselves visually over time.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the World of Art

Harold Cohen's groundbreaking development of the art-creating program AARON in 1970 marked a significant milestone in the intersection of artificial intelligence and creativity. AARON was hailed as the world's first pure AI artist, showcasing the potential for technology to contribute to artistic expression. Since then, advances in AI technology and the release of powerful new tools have led to an explosion of AI art tools, the new superpowers of the artists. These tools allow artists to combine their human intuition and creativity with advanced technological capabilities, opening up new possibilities for artistic creation. However, despite the rapid evolution of technology in this field, many ponder whether this marks the end of the traditional art profession.  AI systems are dependent on the information they are fed and trained with, which raises concerns about perpetuating existing prejudices and biases. It is essential for creators using AI tools to be conscious of these limitations and actively work towards ensuring that their creations reflect diverse perspectives and values.

Disclosing the Use of AI in Art

Exploring the ethical implications of AI applications, particularly in art, is essential to uphold transparency and integrity within the creative field. The intentional omission of information about the use of AI in creating art can mislead viewers into believing that a piece is solely the product of human creativity. This loss of authenticity and meaning undermines the integrity of the art field, as it obscures the collaborative nature between human artists and AI technology. Hence disclosing the use of AI in AI-generated art is crucial for preserving transparency and ensuring that viewers are informed about how a piece was created. By being transparent about AI involvement, artists can maintain honesty with their audience and uphold ethical standards within the creative industry.

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