Revival of Aesthetics - Chapter #4, Artwork #1
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"Revival of Aesthetics - A.I. Driven Immersive New Media Art Experience. With the rise of the digital age, the importance of adopting the past to the future is crucially important to save our heritage from disappearing. Revival of Aesthetics, an art exhibition by Orkhan Mammadov works on the representations of the Middle Eastern cultural history to secure dialogue between the future and the past, dystopia and utopian.
Orkhan Mammadov (b. 1990, Ganja) is pioneering and one of the few innovative media artists from Azerbaijan + since exhibition with YARAT in 2013, who have also emerged on the international scene since representing his home country in the Venice Biennial in 2019. Currently based in New York, meanwhile traveling around the world in search of new expressiveness in the post-pandemic world. He mixes eastern heritage representation, popular aesthetics, references to surrealism, and documentary conventions in his AI (artificial intelligence) & ML (machine learning) based installations. His works reflect on the rapid and chaotic changes that are occurring in technology in the global context with rethinking Middle Eastern cultural heritage.