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Artistic 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.