Philip Colbert exhibits for the first time in MENA at Art Dubai 2024

Philip Colbert exhibits for the first time in MENA at Art Dubai 2024

Philip Colbert
Erma Gallery Х-5 Digital Section
1st March – 3rd March, 2024
Art Dubai

Dubai-based Erma Gallery in partnership with AA Meta is thrilled to announce its participation in Art Dubai 2024, the Middle East’s premier international art fair, taking place from March 1st to 3rd, 2024. The Gallery is proud to represent Philip Colbert’s iconic collection of artwork “The Lobster” for the first time in Dubai, including his performative robot “The Uber LobstarBot”. Alongside the exhibition, Colbert in collaboration with AA Meta will announce the first upcoming digital gallery in Fortnite. 

Philip Colbert exhibits for the first time in MENA at Art Dubai 2024
Philip Colbert

Erma Gallery is also delighted to announce that the exhibition will be supported by the pre-launch of the Abu Dhabi meta-artist AIRI, who will act as an art mediator, facilitating interactions between material, digital, and virtual art for the audience.

Colbert, the contemporary artist known for his innovative blend of technology and art, is set to bring his performative robot, “The Uber LobstarBot,” to Art Dubai, presented by Erma Gallery. Following its successful unveiling at Philips auction house in London in December 2022, the groundbreaking telepresent robot is poised to captivate audiences in the MENA region with its pioneering fusion of AI-generated artworks and interactive engagement.

The Uber LobstarBot” represents a pioneering leap into collaborative artmaking, where human interaction converges with cutting-edge technology to produce entirely new and unique artworks. Powered by advanced AI, robotics, and blockchain technology, Colbert‘s LobstarBot challenges conventional notions of authorship and artistic expression, ushering in a new era of creativity and innovation.

Attendees at Art Dubai 2024 will have the exclusive opportunity to engage directly with “The Uber LobstarBot” as they guide the robot in splashing paint onto AI-generated prints.  Participants will play an integral role in shaping each piece, forging a sense of shared creativity and collaboration in creating unique experimental artworks.

In addition to “The Uber LobstarBot,” visitors to the booth will also have the opportunity to see a collection of Colbert’s sculptures and paintings, alongside his digital NFT collections “The Lobstars” and “Flowers Flowers Flowers.” In March 2022, he unveiled “The Lobstars,” a groundbreaking community art project featuring 7777 unique NFT lobster portraits. This project not only expanded Colbert’s digital metaverse, Lobsteropolis, but also democratised access to his work, welcoming a diverse global audience into his creative universe.

Philip Colbert exhibits for the first time in MENA at Art Dubai 2024

Commenting on “The Lobstars” project, Colbert remarked, “I love the democratic spirit of ‘The Lobstars‘. It creates a whole new possibility for art. I love the concept of developing this art machine system which can push creative uniqueness and boldness for everyone at an accessible price, turning the traditional model upside down and allowing a much wider audience to engage with my work.”

As “The Uber LobstarBot” prepares to make its mark on Art Dubai 2024, Colbert continues to redefine the boundaries of art and technology, inspiring audiences worldwide with his pioneering artworks.

©2024 Philip Colbert

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