Art is art is art, BUT?

In virtual realities I’ve come to realize that the painters in real time do not hold a substantial position in the metaverse, but rather the graphic artist, virtual photographer, the digital artist, and word smith who plays with AI generated images are embraced as the “real” artists. What impact does this really have on the art communities of virtual worlds and how does this affect real painters? What is or should be classified as virtual art? Should there be a solid division between virtual art and real-world art? What about the virtual avatar who creates a solely virtual art career for themselves? Fact or fiction? Is it inherently dangerous for a real painter to turn to a virtual world as a forum for their art? These are questions as an artist I have been exploring and to which I share my own answers.


Dec 10 2022


9:30 am - 10:00 am




Keynote Auditorium


  • Kisma Reidling / Juliette SurrealDreaming
    Kisma Reidling / Juliette SurrealDreaming

    I am an author and an artist. I’ve written over 15 books since 1989. I am assist and co-curator to Art Blue / Riener Schneeberger’s Virtual Conservation Art Mission and other art projects. I am a painter and now only teach art classes via zoom or pre-recorded classes.

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