Spotlight: Switzerland’s New Platform 10 Art District

Every year in Basel, Switzerland, Art Basel presents an exhibition featuring high end works by local artists. This yearly exhibition has turned Switzerland into more than just a blip on the map in the world of contemporary art.

 

This event brings together hipsters with art curators and gallery owners to create a community of passionate and dedicated artists. Due to its overwhelming popularity, there are now two competing art shows held in Hong Kong and Miami Beach.

 

Art has always been a significant part of the culture in Switzerland. Since Art Basel was launched, the fine arts have been treasured throughout the country. As a result. Switzerland boasts world-famous art museums. Some of these museums include:

 

  • Bern’s Zentrum Paul Klee Museum
  • Zurich’s Kunsthaus
  • Lucerne’s Rosengart Collection

 

Currently, under construction, Plateforme 10, set to be the largest museum in Switzerland, will be the next-door neighbor of the Lausanne train station. As the center of the city, it will be a prime spot for tourists to visit.

 

Once it is open for business, the Plateforme 10 is poised to set the city’s definition of an art district. It will hold a total of three museums on its property. These three museums are currently spaced out around the city. The Plateforme 10 will be the new home of:

 

  • Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts
  • Musee de l’Elysee
  • Museum of Contemporary Design And Applied Arts

 

In total, the three museums will come together to cover a campus stretching 237,000 feet. As a result, all three museums will have more space in which to display their exhibits.

 

To many, Lausanne is the perfect place for this new museum to open. The city is known as the world’s most free-spirited. As the Canton of Vaud capital, Lausanne borders the French Alps and Switzerland’s famous Lake Geneva. The city exudes the vibes of a young generation. As an artistic hub, it embraces a generation that thrives on their creative spirit.

 

Any art lover owes it to him or herself to plan a trip to Switzerland The Platform 10 District is not to be missed. It is an experience that visitors will never forget.

Art as a Tourist Attraction

 

The concept of displaying art in galleries and museums have been around for over a century. Artists who are able to put their masterpieces somewhere that hundreds of people will see is a dream come true. While galleries and museums are still the end-goal for most artists, there is now a growing trend of seeing art in one of its purest forms, on the street. Thousands of tourists flock to various cities around the world, to get a picture of some of the murals and street art designed for the area. Check out some of the places, best known for their free displays of craftsmanship.

 

Miami. Florida

 

Becoming a famous locations for mural photo opportunities, the Wynwood Wall area of Miami is now a must-see for those visiting the city. Most are aware that every December, the city hosts a huge art fair, called Art Basel. The event brings in artists from around the world to showcase their contemporary art. The show is mostly for new and up-and-coming artists and a majority of the three-day affair is held at the Wynwood Wall. However, December isn’t the only time the walls get their chance to shine. All through the year tourists find themselves lined up to take some social media-worthy pictures in front of the massive displays of art. As Miami is such a colorful city without the walls, there are dozens of other beautiful murals around the area to see.

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Many are surprised to find out that along with Brotherly Love, the city of Philadelphia is also nicknames, the City of Murals. All of the art that lines the streets of Philadelphia can be credited to the Mural Arts Program, the largest public art program in the United States. In an effort to reduce the harsh graffiti happening, the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network gave artists free canvas’ allowing them to express the deeper community issues through mural creation. Thousands of people visit this northeastern city just to see some of the well-crafted and meaningful murals on display.

 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

As the city of Nashville is becoming more of a tourist destination than ever before, the murals have become an integral part of the experience. From the notable “I Believe in Nashville” mural to the Draper James stripes right across the street, there are opportunities for art lovers all around. Everyone who passes it, has to take a photo in front of the 20 feet tall What Lifts You Wings. Even just taking your picture in front of it makes you feel as though you can do anything, even fly. From fun flowers to abstract colors and shapes, Nashville has murals for everyone to pose in front of or save as a unique new screen saver.

 

Artificial Intelligence and Art

Etienne Kiss-Borlase AI and Art

The world of technology is advancing each day. As artificial intelligence becomes more of a reality, there are many industries that are likely to be affected by the machine. While the finance and healthcare fields begin to prepare, there is one industry that many never considered to be impacted by AI. Art is something that lingered on the human brain and comes from the most creative minds of our times.

Many experts in AI feel as though the connection between art and machine will be a true testament to a collaborative environment. Although creativity is something that many people feel as though they don’t have, AI could help spark a fire within. Often, people don’t have the ability to express their thoughts on a piece of paper. The hope is that artificial intelligence will have the algorithm that works best for the artist and help them to discover new ideas.

Artificial intelligence is already becoming a part of the art world. Through the use of romance novels, algorithms have trained the AI in the art of poetry. Certain robots have also shown their artistic abilities in the Robot Art Competition. Some of the pieces were so intricate, they look as though completed by a human. Many artists and AI experts have mixed emotions about the emergence of the machine in the art industry. Of course, the fear comes from the idea of technology replacing people. On the contrary, human-made items will end up becoming an item of the utmost value. Hand crafted items will become a luxury compared to the ones that a machine is pumping out.

Along with the concerns of authenticity comes the question regarding authorship. Jon McCormack used AI in creating one of his art series of digital plants. McCormack considers himself the artist although the machine is who created the pieces of work. As AI continues to develop, the artist will be able to truly test their capacity. Right now the machines can only complete what they have been trained to do. The non-human aspect of art created by AI is something many believe will hinder the collaboration.

One day, AI could in a way, bring art and artists back to life. New Beatles songs could come about by using samples of the members who have passed. Van Gogh’s style could be memorized by the machine and his creativity then live on. It comes down to the authenticity and emotion we feel from the art that currently exists. Unless the art that AI produces can trigger raw emotion, humans will continue to be the inferior artists.