AI and Art

AI and Art

Artificial Intelligence and Art confluences and conjunctions may not rely only on a serendipity process, but on a deeply intentional Art, Science, Technology and Society creative research system. Meta, multi and/or interdisciplinary creative processes; robot or human artistic authorship; machine learning; computer art; AI art performances; aesthetics; art market; interactivity or audience experience are some of the issues that AI+A will cover during LuxLogAI 2018 in order to provide a wide perspective of AI impact in Art and vice versa.

Frame

Two round-tables, two artist-in-conversation, an art performance, a talk and an art exhibition with a downloable book-catalogue online are open to conference participants.

Date

Monday, September 17 – Friday, September 21. Rooms MSA 3.170 and 3.180.

Schedule

This is tentative information and subject to change!

  • Monday, September 17, 14:00-14:30 h. Room 3.170 MSA. The True Value of Art**, talk by Prof. Roman Kräussl (Luxembourg School of Finance).

    Abstract:Since the turn of the millennium, investing in fine art has garnered increasing interest among alternative asset investors. Fuelled by a strong rise in global wealth and the search for yield in an environment of low interest rates and stock returns, the global art market has expanded exponentially in recent decades — auction sales have grown from $43 million in 1970 to $9.3 billion in 2015. The role of art in investments is still a hotly debated topic among practitioners and academics. However, the most recent research in the field of art-finance indicates that returns have been over-exaggerated. The general finding is that investors should buy paintings if they like looking at them, but not to make money. They can hope that their children will sell one or more of them later for a gain — but paintings are primarily aesthetic investments, not financial ones.

  • Monday, September 17, 14:30-15:30 h. Room 3.170 MSA. The future of the art market**. Round table discussion coordinated by Egberdien van der Torre with Prof. Roman Kräussl and artists Alexander Gurita and Sergio Albiac.

    Topic: « Paraeconomies »
    Details: It is the nature of an artistic practice that determines its economies. Art or visual art materializes as a work of art and its economy is articulated by the art market. Invisual practices, which are materialized otherwise than as works of art, generate their own economies, independently from the art market and sometimes of the art sector itself. Paraeconomies assert themselves as parallel economies to the art market, and even if they remain a minority today, they demonstrate that the art market is not an absolute, unique and indispensable economic model for art. The paraeconomies are both economic solutions necessary to the invisual art practices but also a questioning of the monopoly of the art market itself.

    Related quotes::
    “The goal of the art market has been to bring art to the market – and it worked!”
    “The art market converted artists into subcontractor.”

  • Monday, September 17, 16:00-16:30 h. Room 3.170 MSA. What does the object want from me?**. A presentation of Egberdien van der Torre about the new interaction between the artist and (smart) objects and systems. This presentation is based on the publication: The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar written by
    Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk. This Dutch curator emphasizes the need for a new way of exhibiting.
  • Monday, September 17, 16:30-16:50h. Room 3.170 MSA. Spect-actor: A manifesto for an un-virtual immersive experience. How to create an interactive artistic experience? Three directions will be explored: create a personal and a unique artistic experience; interactivity; the more I give, the more I get. A return on experience by Lou Salomé visual artist in Luxembourg illustrated by her artworks.
  • Monday, September 17, 16:50-17:30h. Room 3.170 MSA. Public discussion.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 15:45-16:00 h. Rooms MSA 3.170-3.180. AI+A serendipity? Exhibition Opening *. Presented by curator Yolanda Spinola-Elias. Featured artists are Sergio Albiac, José Manuel Berenguer, Roc Parés, a selection of videoartworks from Loop Festival of Videoart. some of them related to AI/New Technologies and society impact vision. The exhibition includes an AI+A timeline art installation.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 16:00-17:30 h. Rooms MSA 3.170-3.180. Artists-in-conversation*.
  • 16:00-16:30. Artwork presentation by Roc Parés.
  • 16:30-17:00. Artwork presentation by Sergio Albiac.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 17:00-17:30 h. Cutting-edge, Innovative Art and audience experience*. Round table discussion coordinated by Yolanda Spinola-Elias with artist Roc Parés, Sergio Albiac and Egberdien van der Torre.
  • Tuesday, September 18. 19:00 h.(on the boat). An AI+A serendipity?* Talk by Yolanda Spinola-Elias.
  • Tuesday, September 18. 20:00 h.(on the boat). Art performance** By artist Egberdien van der Torre.

Organizers

  • * Yolanda Spinola-Elias (yspinola@us.es)
  • ** Egberdien van der Torre (egberdien@gmail.com)