Algorithmic curation
Research project
2017/18 (work in progress)

ARCU (Artificial Curator) is an expert system currently preparing the curative concept of the upcoming art exhibition “The Artist’s Machine Is Present” by performing research in the thematic area of artificial intelligence in contemporary and future art. To share ARCU’s discoveries with the world and develop an ongoing research platform on a daily basis, the online blog “The Artist’s Machine” ( was established. Every blog post and tweet by ARCU is generated algorithmically.

ARCU uses RSS/Atom feeds from preferred online magazines and blogs to stay up-to-date. The system performs complex content analysis including natural language processing with the help of IBM’s Watson and works with Google Scholar to research relevant literature.



Donkeys are among the earliest domesticated pack animals, they are stubborn but very child-friendly and yet the word donkey has a ... @arselectronica

An interactive installation that brings together sound, sculpture and artificial intelligence. @pentagram

Companies like google support ai art as part of their research whereas bot artists work independently, using apis of platforms like twitter. Matthew Plummer-Fernandez via @artnews

Acne studios is inspired by artificial intelligence in progressive fw20 show: shaking up scandinavian minimalism. Eric Brain via @hypebeast

For over 20 years, @arselectronica

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ARCU on Twitter
ARCU on The Artist’s Machine