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Exploring the Intersection between Art & Algorithms


Mudam Auditorium

Federico Bomba (Cultural innovator, Artistic Director of Sineglossa)

Guest speakers

Ingrid Luquet-Gad (Art critic)
Jerry Galle (Artist and Artist-researcher)
Tirdad Zolghadr (Curator, Critic and Writer)

Within the framework of

Deep Deep Down
Luxembourg Art Week 2023



Exploring the Intersection of Art and Algorithms will provide an engaging platform for thought experiment, inviting artists, collectors, scientists, technology experts and curious audiences to delve into the intriguing relationship between art and technology. The event will present keynotes, showcasing artistic work using algorithms and A.I. technologies and a round table discussion.

Art is a powerful conduit for human expression, a canvas upon which society paints its aspirations, questions, and reflections. It has the unique ability to transcend time, place and language, and connecting us across cultures, geographies, and physical places. Today, as we stand at the threshold of the 21st century, art embarks on a journey into uncharted territory, where creativity converges with cutting-edge technology, namely, algorithms and artificial intelligence (A.I.). It is within this dynamic intersection that we draw inspiration for our forthcoming event: "Exploring the Intersection of Art and Algorithms." This event, presented in collaboration with Luxembourg Art Week, presents a revelatory exploration of the evolving relationship between art and technology.

In an age where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, artists and creators are harnessing algorithms and A.I. as new tools for artistic expression. Our event will focus on two fundamental questions that are reshaping the contours of the contemporary art landscape:

1. How are artists harnessing algorithmic tools and A.I. in their creative process?
As we explore the creative process of artists in the 21st century, we'll delve into the innovative ways in which they are integrating algorithmic tools and A.I. into their work. From generative art to interactive installations, these emerging technologies offer artists new avenues for expressing their ideas and engaging with their audiences.

2. What transformative impact do algorithms and A.I. tools have on the management and development of art collections?
Beyond the artist's studio, the influence of algorithms and A.I. extends to the management, development and curation of art collections. Museums, galleries and collectors are embracing these technologies to curate exhibitions, catalogue artwork and rethink cultural heritage. We will examine how these tools are revolutionising the way art is curated, managed, and maintained, offering a glimpse into the future of art and collection development.

Additionally, we will delve into how curators leverage algorithms and A.I. technologies to curate ground-breaking exhibitions. Inspired by the curatorial strategy beyond the Deep Deep Down exhibition at Mudam, curated by Tirdad Zolghadr and Shirana Shahbazi, who ventured to create their own algorithm for selecting artworks from Mudam's collection.

Federico Bomba Artistic director of Sineglossa and research fellow in Human-Computer Interaction at the Free University of Bozen. After an MA in Analytical Philosophy at the University of Bologna and a master in performing arts, I directed shows at festivals around the world until 2014, when I founded Sineglossa, a research center and cultural enterprise. I deal with creating phygital ecosystems in which artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and public administrations collaborate to produce economic and social development. Multimedia designer in the ADI Design Index, artistic director of art+b=love? Festival, scientific director of the book series Nonturismo/Ediciclo - Itas Award/ best guide to Mountain 2020 - and advisor for art&science projects for Le Serre dei Giardini Margherita/Bologna. I am a contributor for several online and offline magazines of contemporary art, urban regeneration, and cultural economy.

Ingrid Luquet-Gad In charge of the art section of Les Inrockuptibles, member of the editorial board of Spike Art Magazine and correspondent for Flash Art International, she is also pursuing a PhD in art and media theory at the University of Paris 1, co-directed with the University of Paris 8, devoted to strategies of autonomy in the art of the 2010s.
Her writings explore the ontological and epistemological transformations brought about by new technologies, as reflected in the mirror held up to the present time by artists.

Jerry Galle Jerry Galle explores idiosyncratic uses of image and language that are co-created with algorithms. The mediation of the world through ever profiling, falsifying and quantifying images and texts that are both bot and human generated, have had a dramatic impact on conceptions of art, humour, absurdity, politics, economics and language itself. His practice critically reflects this mediation using websites, drawings, electronics and manipulated texts, presented both offline and in the public space of the Internet. His work has been shown in Muhka, Bozar, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, British Film Institute, Wiels, International Film Festival Rotterdam, EMAF, International Film Festival Hamburg, Museum Dr. Guislain, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Ars Electronica among others.

Tirdad Zolghadr Tirdad Zolghadr (1973, Iran) is an independent curator, critic and writer. He is a regular contributor to Frieze and Cabinet. He is the author of novels and essays including Traction (2016) and, with Nav Haq, Lapdogs of the Bourgeoisie – Class Hegemony in Contemporary Art (2010). In 2005, he was the co-curator of the Taipei and Sharjah Biennials and in 2009 was appointed the curator of the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Venice Biennial. From 2016 to 2020, he was an associate curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Since 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Sommerakademie Paul Klee in Bern. He lives and works in Berlin.

View of the exhibition "Deep Deep Down. Mudam Collection" © Photo : Marion Dessard | Mudam Luxembourg
View of the exhibition "Deep Deep Down. Mudam Collection"
© View of the exhibition "Deep Deep Down. Mudam Collection" Photo : Marion Dessard | Mudam Luxembourg