This is the second solo exhibition by Refik Anadol (b. 1985, Istanbul), the director of Refik Anadol Studio in Los Angeles.
Since 2008, his works have explored the space among digital and physical entities by creating a symbiotic relationship between architecture, science, technology, and media arts.
(Above: ’MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS: NATURE DREAMS‘ Courtesy of the artist and König Gallerie Berlin.)
designed specifically for KÖNIG GALERIE
by Refik Anadol
6 NOVEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2021
Anadol is a pioneer in the world of rare digital art and crypto collectibles, minting the first fully immersive digital artwork NFT in September 2021.
Anadol debuts the city's first public NFT artwork
'NAVE MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS: NATURE DREAMS' is designed specifically for KÖNIG GALERIE, and comprises 3 novel aesthetic approaches to a vast photographic dataset of nature: a giant data sculpture displaying machine-generated, dynamic pigments of nature titled NATURE DREAMS; four new series of data paintings; and WINDS OF BERLIN, a site-specific, public art projection on the tower of ST. AGNES.
This marks the first time a generative public artwork in Berlin to be offered in NFT form.
Coining the terms “data painting” and “latent cinema”, he invites the audience to imagine alternative and dynamic realities by re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural elements.
“I am very excited to be back in Berlin to transform the façade of the iconic ST. AGNES church into a data sculpture (...) using the most innovative methods available to AI-based media artists.” - Refik Anadol, artist
The artist and his team collect data from digital archives and publicly available resources, then process the millions of photographic memories with machine learning classification models. 'MACHINE HALLUCINATIONS' offers a new form of sensational autonomy via cybernetic serendipity.
Refik Anadol’s work has been shown worldwide in numerous institutional exhibitions including the most recent presentation this year in Rome, with the Italian House of Bulgari, see more on