16

What is the relationship between art and artificial intelligence (AI)? Can AI become a tool for the contemporary artist? Does AI look at a painting the same way we do?

BOZAR LAB and Gluon brought together AI expert Luc Steels (founder Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, VUB) and world-renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans to investigate these questions, in the form of a “scientist in residency” programme (2019-2021).

The exhibition SECRETS presents this ongoing research. Through projections of Tuymans’ work, you will get a better understanding of his creative process and visualise the adaptations that occur when transposing a photograph into a painting.

​​​​​​​Luc Steels and his team at Studio Stelluti have been able to analyse the paintings that were on show during Tuymans’ prestigious 2019 La Pelle exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Grassi. They used several AI techniques to dive into the artist’s creativity process, and ultimately support Tuymans and other artists in their visual research or artistic decisions.

 

with the collaboration of AI researchers
Sinem Aslan (Ege University, Izmir)
Rachel Rapp (Technical University, Berlin)
Carlo Santagiustina (University of Venice Ca’Foscari)
Luc Steels (Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies ICREA, Barcelona)
Bjorn Wahle (Universitat Politecnica di Catalunya, Barcelona)

Did you know?

  • Enjoy spring break with our exhibitions

    The current health crisis has highlighted the importance of culture for our well-being. The spring break might be an ideal moment to recharge your batteries in one of our exhibitions.

    read more
    — published on
  • BOZAR AT HOME

    LUC TUYMANS AND THE ARTIFICIAL EYE

    What is the relationship between art and artificial intelligence (AI)? Can AI become a tool for the contemporary artist? Does AI look at a painting the way we do? Can AI eventually do the job of a curator? The FLOW-project brings together AI expert Luc Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and world renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans to investigate.

    — published on
  • A new take on Art History through the use of AI

    What is the relationship between art and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Can AI serve as a tool for contemporary artists? Does it examine a painting like the human eye does? What happens when algorithms examine paintings? What do they see or not see? These are some of the questions that Luc Steels, a specialist in artificial intelligence, and Luc Tuymans, a world-renowned Belgian painter, are trying to answer in the exhibition Secrets. Artificial Intelligence and Luc Tuymans, organised at the end of a two-year scientific residency by BOZAR LAB and Gluon. The exhibition can be visited at the Centre for Fine Arts until 2 May.

    Here you can watch all the videos of the interviews with Luc Steels and Luc Tuymans, recorded in the framework of the exhibition. These interviews are available in English – with Dutch and French subtitles, in full length or in smaller thematic fragments.

    — published on