practice of Daniil Alikov is an ongoing visual and conceptual
experiment about the possible appearance of art in the future.
Daniil was born in times with no personal computers, cell
phones and Internet and he has been witnessing an overwhelming
emergence of all those new things and most importantly the change in
human values and views.
Nowadays, we see the beginning of an
absolutely new era of super advanced cybernetic technologies which
will soon give birth to the General Artificial Intelligence. It will
lead to a huge shift of our status as the most influential and highly
complex creatures on this planet who always have treated themselves
as a pinnacle of evolutionary creation.
It was once said “we
can’t predict the future, but we can create it”. Therefore the
attempt to create the art of the future is one of the obvious ways to
possibly deal with an unbearable feeling of uncertainty about the
role of art in the new world with different cultural values and maybe
even with different views on beauty itself.
In his works Daniil
Alikov attempts to explore and test how the perceiving of something
as beautiful may change in the future and imagine how actual piece of
art may look like.