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AI-generated painting creates furore as it bags first place; Promising young artists exhibit in Kolkata; and one more art news

AI-generated prize-winning artwork puts award to question


Jason M. Allen of Pueblo West, Colorado, took home the first place blue ribbon in the Colorado State Fair\’s contest for emerging digital artists. What is of exceptional note is that he ‘created’ his entry with Midjourney, an artificial intelligence program that turns lines of text into hyper-realistic graphics. His work, ‘Theatre D\’opéra Spatial’ is one of the first AI-generated pieces to win such a prize, and has led to a fierce backlash from artists who accused him of basically cheating. The backlash erupted upon Jason posting a photo of his prize work to an online chat. He had won the blue ribbon for the category named \”digital art/digitally manipulated photography\”.. Read DTNEXT for the full story.

Check out promising young artists at Imaginarium 2.0 in Kolkata


‘Imaginarium 2.0’ is currently on show at Emami Art in Kolkata, where ten upcoming artists are exhibiting their artistic and creative talents. The exhibition will be on display till September 30, 2022. The ten artists are Abhishek Chakraborty, Ali Akbar PN, Dhaivat Shah, Gyanwant Yadav, Liactuallee, Sudhir Ambasana, Subhankar Chakraborty, Puja Mondal, Priyaranjan Purkait and Priti Roy. Every artist in this group show brings with them their own individual vision and creative flair. Read Telegraph to learn more.

Artworks by Probir Gupta on display in Kolkata


‘Room Full of Mirrors’ by Probir Gupta is on display at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) till September 30. The art exhibition has been organised by Emami Art, in partnership with Anant Art. Gupta considers himself to be an activist. His work focuses on the people, labour, and communities whose struggles and experiences must be heard. \’The Raft: In Memory of Gericault and Noah’, an image of an African woman clutching the chest of a European woman, draws immediate attention. \’The Underground Radio\’ is a one-of-a-kind installation that transports one back to a time when radio communication was used to relay signals during political unrest. For more details, read The Telegraph.

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