01. — 30.07.2017
Automated Curation is the latest exhibition opening at The Community on July 1st. The exhibition challenges the viewer to consider the growing amount of automation surrounding us, the fundamental qualities of humans, and the practice of critiquing and reviewing art. Instead of an ordinary institutional critique, the exhibition establishes itself as an institution in its own right that ranks and creates artworks and functions as part of the upcoming exhibition’s curation. Four artworks and three fashion designers explore automated processes and how these can be utilised in the creative industries.
Different forms of artificial intelligence are constantly developing and taking over new areas in our everyday lives. What happens when they enter areas that are linked with profound human traits? Machines can learn the formal qualities of art, such as line and composi - tion, but is the ability to judge the subjective, symbolic, ambiguous and narrative qualities of an artwork limited to humans?
Automated Curation is also the name of an artificial neural network created by Wille Hyvönen and Sakari Vaelma that has learned its taste in art from the members of The Community collective. It will curate three works for the exhibition from an open call that received 165 artwork submissions from 30 countries.
As different forms of AI develop they enter new landscapes and take over significant aspects of our lives. Can we accept a form of non-anthropomorphic intelligence in our lives, or is there even such a thing? In terms of AI-fed creation we face the question between real creativity and advanced mimicking of what we consider aesthetic.