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


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.
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 Frankfurter Kunstverein will present international artists, whose work addresses the processes involved in machine perception and autonomous action.

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

Speaking at the opening: Dr. Ina Hartwig (City Councillor for Cultural Affairs), Franziska Nori (Director Frankfurter Kunstverein), Mattis Kuhn (Curator of the exhibition)