Claire Silver, a pioneer in the art world's use of A.I., will be premiering her new collection, titled "can i tell you a secret," at the Louvre Museum in Paris on March 21. The exhibition will be hosted by Superchief Gallery, a physical gallery space in New York and Los Angeles that specializes in NFT art.
Silver is known for her work in post-photography, a method that uses AI to enhance digital images. She has recently signed with global talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) as its first AI artist, and her artwork has sold at Sotheby’s London and on SuperRare, among other venues.
"can i tell you a secret" is an autobiographical series of 100 post-photography pieces that explores the theme of intimacy between artist, viewer, and tool. The collection charts Silver's life from childhood poverty to her current digital reality, and aims to challenge the notion that AI-collaborative work is "soulless."
Silver's one-of-one NFT artwork, Love in the 4th Turning, will also be on display at the Louvre. The piece, which is based on the Strauss-Howe generational theory, has already attracted a top bid of WETH 44.44 (~$68,677).
Superchief Gallery has been at the forefront of the NFT art movement since opening its first digital art gallery in 2016. In March 2021, the gallery launched the world’s first physical in-person NFT gallery in New York. It has also produced in-person NFT events for Opensea, MakersPlace, UNICEF, and the United Nations.
While Silver is not the first AI artist to exhibit at the Louvre, her exhibit is a testament to the increasing acceptance of blockchain-based talent by major art institutions around the world. Other artists, such as Refik Anadol, have presented generative art at museums such as the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), whereas pseudonymous NFT collector and influencer Cozomo de’ Medici recently donated several digital artworks to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Seeing A.I. as an extension of the imagination and as liberation, Silver's soon-to-debut collection is expected to challenge the notion of machines overpowering the humanity inherent to art, as well as to further push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of digital art.