The Weekly Stripe - 10.05.19
With the opening of the 2019 Venice Art Biennale this week, we look at some of the ways in which art and technology are intertwined.
Koert Mensvoort, an artist and philosopher, invites us to think about the possibilities that cultured or lab-grown meat could bring to our plates in the future. His conceptual eatery, Bistro in Vitro, features cubes of ‘celebrity meat’, ‘knitted meat’ and Dodo nuggets.
A 2016 work by artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu titled ‘Can’t Help Myself’ features a robotic arm seemingly trying to clean up an ominous mess [video].
An exhibition at MOMA, in New York, takes as its focus art and technology in the twenty-first century, focusing on how “technological processes are still stubbornly tied to the physical world”.
Can computers be creative? A new book by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, The Creativity Code, looks at how AI is being applied to art.
Is this the future of art or a simple PR stunt? The art world was divided over this algorithm-generated portrait, which sold at auction for $432,000.