Exhibition | KUNST(re_public)
HALLE 14 Center for Contemporary Art Leipzig
June 20 to August 30, 2020
ARCU&OHM is a curatorial duo consisting of the artist Tillmann Ohm and his »Artificial Curator« ARCU. Based on algorithmic methods and using artificial intelligence, this human-machine collaboration develops experimental curatorial methods and techniques for exhibition programming.
In this first-of-its-kind, algorithmically-curated art exhibition, the viewer can see works selected from the inventory of purchase awards from the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. First, a semantic network was created using the metadata from over 370 works (purchase awards from 2011-2019). The network was then searched for patterns using methods from graph theory. The result was a selection of works related to each other through socio-political topics. The next step of the experiment is to discuss whether this purely data-based curation produced a meaningful exhibition.
This curatorial project is part of the exhibition KUNST(re_public) at HALLE 14 Center for Contemporary Art Leipzig.
In addition to the exhibition at HALLE 14, users are invited to discover the 370 works (purchase awards from 2011-2019) from the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony in an interactive web application HERE.
Lena Rosa Händle