Artistic Intelligence

Sougwen Chung, Sofia Crespo, Harun Farocki, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Mario Klingemann, Helen Knowles, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Anna Ridler, Arcangelo Sassolino, Miao Ying, Julia Zabowska

Artistic Intelligence Sougwen Chung, Sofia Crespo, Harun Farocki, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Mario Klingemann, Helen Knowles, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Anna Ridler, Arcangelo Sassolino, Miao Ying, Julia Zabowska
4.5.
30.6.2019
Kunstverein Hannover

Kunstverein Hannover’s exhibition »Artistic Intelligence« explores the extent to which artists make use of the latest technical possibilities of artificial intelligence in their artistic practice. While artificial neural networks and the algorithmic processes that enable »machine learning« have long been established in industry and business, dominating everyday human life, the associated advantages and conveniences of these technologies are counterbalanced by forms of censorship and surveillance.
The exhibition brings together eleven positions that have, in some cases, long questioned methods for making artificial-machine systems independent – as in the works of Harun Farocki and Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven. The supposed autonomous behavior of machines and omnipresence of artificial intelligence are made visible in works by Sougwen Chung, Arcangelo Sassolino, Miao Ying, and Julia Zabowska, while access to large data pools as a prerequisite for computer-generated learning methods leads to amazing image output in contributions by Sofia Crespo, Mario Klingemann, and Anna Ridler. Matthew Plummer-Fernandez’s work looks at the far-reaching consequences of censorship and surveillance, while Helen Knowles examines future issues that may arise with the legal classification and moral handling of artificial intelligence.
These approaches uncover the profound technical transformation of our society and illuminate it from the artistic perspective. With »Artistic Intelligence«, Kunstverein Hannover continues a line of exploration put forward in the previous exhibitions »Digital Conditions« (2015) and »Digital Archives« (2016), which also dealt with the digital transformation of our society.

12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »Artistic Intelligence« (30 minutes).

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19.00–21.00
Talk
Intelligence and intelligence dummies

with Oswald Wiener (writer, cyberneticist, language theorist).

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15.00–18.00
Special workshop for Topic AI
with Pina Merkert (c’t Magazin)

With IT knowledge
and registration

12.00–15.00
Art Diving Course for children

A little insight into the world of art for children between 5 and 8 years.

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15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Artistic Intelligence«.
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19.30
Koki – Kino im Künstlerhaus
Film: Metropolis

Film: Metropolis
Fritz Lang, D1927, 145 Min.

Artificial Intelligence in Film
A film series in the cinema in the Künstlerhaus in cooperation with the Kunstverein Hannover as a program for the exhibition »Artistic Intelligence«.

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19.00
Kunstsalon
In the cross between art and church

A conversation about contemporary art in churches and church windows and their function with Prof. Dr. theol. Friedhelm Mennekes (Jesuit priest, art mediator)

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12.30–13.00
Lunchtime tours at the Kunstverein

brief tour through the exhibition »Artistic Intelligence« (30 minutes).

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19.00–21.00
Guided tour in dialogue with Dr. Tabea Golgath

with Dr. Tabea Golgath (Referentin für Museen und Kunst, Stiftung Niedersachsen)

15.00–18.00
Open Space

The workshop in the middle of the exhibition for all age groups. Thematically linked to the exhibition, other artistic techniques are offered on a weekly basis.

No registration required! You can join in any time betwenn 3 and 6 pm. Depending on the topic there will be a fee of 3 €.

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15.00–16.00
Guided tour on Sunday

Enjoy a guided tour through our current exhibition »Artistic Intelligence«.
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20.15
Koki – Kino im Künstlerhaus
Film: Matrix

Film: Matrix
Lana and Lilly Wachowski, USA/Australien 1999, 136 Min. Dt. F.

Artificial Intelligence in Film
A film series in the cinema in the Künstlerhaus in cooperation with the Kunstverein Hannover as a program for the exhibition »Artistic Intelligence«.

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Sougwen Chung »Drawing Operations«, 2018
Sougwen Chung »Drawing Operations«, 2018
Sofia Crespo »Neurotypical Machine«, 2019
Sofia Crespo »Neurotypical Machine«, 2019
Harun Farocki »Parallele IV«, 2014
Harun Farocki »Parallele IV«, 2014
Mario Klingemann »Memories of Passersby I«, 2018
Mario Klingemann »Memories of Passersby I«, 2018
Helen Knowles, »Trial of Superdebthunterbot«, 2016
Helen Knowles, »Trial of Superdebthunterbot«, 2016
Matthew Plummer Fernandez »Snowden.ppt«, 2019
Matthew Plummer Fernandez »Snowden.ppt«, 2019
Anna Ridler »Mosaic Virus«, 2018
Anna Ridler »Mosaic Virus«, 2018
Arcangelo Sassolino »Untitled«, 2006 / 2007
Arcangelo Sassolino »Untitled«, 2006 / 2007
Miao Ying »landscape.gif«, 2013
Miao Ying »landscape.gif«, 2013