Patrick Tresset, Human Study #1 3RNP, 2011-18
Patrick Tresset, Human Study #1, 3RNP, 2011-18
Adam Harvey, CV-Dazzle, 2010-2017
Esther Hovers, False Positives, 2015-16
Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Chelsea E. Manning, Probably Chelsea, 2017
Fito Segrera, 1 & N Chairs, 2017
Jerry Galle, The Thing That Isn't, 2016
Installation view with works by Jerry Galle und Trevor Paglen
Trevor Paglen, Adversarially Evolved Hallucination 2017
Ausstellungsansicht Frankfurter Kunstverein 2018, mit Arbeiten von Fito Segrera, Dries Depoorter und Trevor Paglen
Noomi Ljungdell, House, 2009
Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, im here to learn so :)))))), 2017
Oscar Sharp mit Ross Goodwin & Benjamin, Sunspring, 2017
Jake Elwes, Machine Learning Porn, 2016
Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, with works by Patrick Tresset and Adam Harvey, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Patrick Tresset, "Human Study #1, 3RNP", 2011-18, Installation view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist
Adam Harvey, CV Dazzle, 2010-2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist
Esther Hovers, False Positives, 2015-16, Installation view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist
Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Chelsea E. Manning, Probably Chelsea, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Fito Segrera, 1 & N Chairs, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Jerry Galle, The Thing That Isn't, 2016, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist
Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, with works by Jerry Galle, Trevor Paglen, Dries Depoorter and Noomi Ljungdell, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
Trevor Paglen, Adversarially Evolved Hallucination, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, with works by Fito Segrera, Dries Depoorter and Trevor Paglen, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
Noomi Ljungdell, House, 2009, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist
Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, im here to learn so :)))))), 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Oscar Sharp mit Ross Goodwin & Benjamin, Sunspring, 2017, Installation view Frankfurter Kunstverein 2018, Photo: N. Miguletz, © Frankfurter Kunstverein
Jake Elwes, "Machine Learning Porn", 2016, Installation view, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2018, © Frankfurter Kunstverein, Courtesy the artist

Exhibition Trailer "I am here to learn" / produced by muthmedia

I am here to learn: On Machinic Interpretations of the World

Opening: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7 pm

Participating Artists: Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, Dries Depoorter, Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Chelsea E. Manning, Jake Elwes, Jerry Galle, Adam Harvey, Esther Hovers, Yunchul Kim, Gregor Kuschmirz, Noomi Ljungdell, Trevor Paglen, Fito Segrera, Oscar Sharp with Ross Goodwin & Benjamin, Shinseungback Kimyonghun, Patrick Tresset

The thematically organized group exhibition I am here to learn addresses adaptive algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). The exhibition focuses on perception and interpretation as human qualities, which machines can acquire through learning procedures. The Frankfurter Kunstverein will present international artists, whose work thematizes the processes involved in machine perception and autonomous action.

Artificial intelligence is all around us. Other and foreign, we nevertheless share a common environment: at work, on the Internet, or in the connected, private home. The rapid development of computer technology, progress in the field of robotics, and a new generation of self-teaching systems are currently in a position to change numerous areas of life. Algorithms optimize online-dating and make transactions in financial systems, robots assume the roles of nurses, and adaptive learning systems navigate our cities’ infrastructures. The progressive expansion of the ability of machines to perceive, interpret, and autonomously act will cause a restructuring of fundamental sections of society: from maintaining privacy in coexistence with smartphones and interactive speech assistants, to automated systems used to assess other people and linked to insurance and credit systems, to fighting crime, all the way to a new judicial conception of responsibility and liability. The increasing use of robots and autonomous weapons systems in war has sparked a debate about ethical boundaries. Which human traits and behaviours do we want to assign machines, which are we able to, and where do we draw the line?

Intelligent systems are defined by their ability to not only passively register their surroundings, but also actively interpret them. But an interpretation is never objective. Does an artificial agent have the ability to engage in interpretation from its own point of view? Does an intelligent system have consciousness or a sense of self? Does a machine develop its own image of the world? And how much autonomy do we want to grant them now and in the future? The artistic stances on display at Frankfurter Kunstverein occasion consideration of these matters and present key components of the contemporary debate.

The exhibition I am here to learn: On Machinic Interpretations of the World investigates art’s role in a field influenced by specialist technicians, market interests, and increasingly privatized research, which, in turn, influence and alter numerous sections of our society. What does the phrase “I am” mean, if it comes from a machinic entity? What does “I am here” mean, if artificial intelligence has no body through which to position itself in the world?

Curator: Mattis Kuhn
Co-curator: Franziska Nori

Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman

Dries Depoorter

Heather Dewey-Hagborg & Chelsea E. Manning

Jake Elwes

Jerry Galle

Adam Harvey

Esther Hovers

Yunchul Kim

Gregor Kuschmirz

Noomi Ljungdell

Trevor Paglen

Fito Segrera

Oscar Sharp mit Ross Goodwin & Benjamin

Shinseungback Kimyonghun

Patrick Tresset