October 26–Dec 29, 2022
A Questionable Tale (#1), 2022
A Continuous Slideshow of Images Returned from Searches for Sol Lewitt Wall Drawing Titles/Instructions, 2022
Ceci N‘est Pas Une Barriere, 2020
new experimental version, state of the art, 2022
Refik Anadol Machine Hallucinations
bitforms gallery SF and Day One Ventures are pleased to present Artificial Imagination, the first DALL•E inspired art exhibition. The exhibition invites viewers to explore artificial intelligence as an artistic tool that can alter, enhance, and extend creative processes. The validity of assisted art creation and its place in the art world is intrinsic to the dialogue of this presentation.
Today, content creation is a pervasive and habitual aspect of contemporary culture. Computers and smartphones have dramatically altered communication methods and democratized a user’s ability to create and distribute content at scale. Artificial Imagination approaches the role of machine learning within art through a spotlight on DALL·E, an AI system that generates imagery from language. DALL·E has turned computer assisted art creation into a worldwide trend, expanding artistic curiosity and imagination. Artificial Imagination features a variety of works by prominent artists and technologists, some of whom have never created art prior to experiments with DALL·E. Exhibited works include entire compositions developed with DALL·E, generative pieces made with custom algorithms, and a range of mixed media works. The exhibition seeks to contextualize AI as an art-making apparatus, similar to those that have already entered the canon of art history.
Founded in November 2001, bitforms gallery represents established, mid-career, and emerging artists critically engaged with new technologies. Spanning the rich history of media art through its current developments, the gallery’s program offers an incisive perspective on the fields of digital, internet, time-based, and new media art forms. Since 2020, bitforms gallery has maintained a satellite location in San Francisco at Minnesota Street Project that became permanent in 2021. Supporting and advocating for the collection of ephemeral, time-based, and digital artworks since its founding, bitforms gallery artists are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Center for Art and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, among other institutions internationally.
Day One Ventures
Day One Ventures invests in early-stage companies and leads PR and communications for its portfolio companies. Fund raised nearly $100M and 14 successful exits to companies like Twitter, DoorDash & Mastercard. Our investments have accumulated a combined value of $35B+, and we have multiple $1B+ companies in our portfolio that we backed early, including Truebill, WorldCoin, DuckDuckGo, Remote, Superhuman, Arcadia and Terran Orbital (NYSE: LLAP). It has high concentrations of portfolio in both traditional sectors like enterprise and consumer software, fintech and in emerging fields like climate, web3, biotech, quantum, space. Day One takes pride in backing diverse founders; we’ve invested in over 30 female founders, 30% of fund investments have gone to BIPOC founders, and over 50% of investments are in companies run by first generation immigrants We’ve done PR for startups from early stage to later stages including Houzz, Dollar Shave Club, DoorDash, Talkspace, WeWork and Acronis.