Art and tech intersect at Silicon Valley Contemporary art fair
The inaugural Silicon Valley Contemporary and Modern Fine Art Fair showcased the merging of art, science and technology through a focus on video art and digital installations from around the world. The fair — which ran from April 10 to 13 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center — represented work by 300 artists, 50 galleries and 10 different countries.
While work from a variety of more traditional mediums such as painting, photography and sculpture was also represented, all pieces had some relationship to tech. Mobile photography was highlighted, and sculptures and paintings were either produced using new technologies or highlighted themes related to the digital world.
Panels of artists and curators spoke to festival attendees about the increasingly close relationship between art and technology in Silicon Valley. As panelists explained, this hub of new technologies and community of innovators continually influences the art world in new and unexpected ways.