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.
Find the full interview with Luc Steels here.
Find the full interview with Luc Tuymans here.
Find Luc Steels' specific answers here.
What is the main goal of the project FLOW?
How would you describe the possible relationship between art and artificial intelligence?
How does this clash with the essence of art which is about emotions, feelings, human intuition?
Can AI become a tool for contemporary art practice?
Luc Tuymans challenges AI. How did Luc Tuymans challenge the AI system? How did he react to your research?
AI looks on paintings. Does an AI look at a painting the same way we do?
Can AI make art?
How do we define creativity today? Can this be translated in algorithms?
AI and curation. What was the result of your research on the curation of the La Pelle exhibition in Venice in 2019, when examined with an AI system?
Two years ago, you stated: “in my opinion AI is in no position today to event approach the complexity of interpretation of art. Not yet at least. But I don’t think it will happen in my lifetime.” Has your position changed today?
What is the link between art, AI and politics? Could you say a few words on your research on memes?
In a previous interview you mentioned the research would also lead to the creation of an open source, available for the entire community of artists, curators and historians via the platform Penelope.
Find Luc Tuymans' specific answers here.
How did your residency with the researcher Luc Steels start?
What were your expectations on AI at the beginning of the collaboration?
What did the algorithms focus on, when analysing your painting?
How do you see the development of the relationship between creativity and AI?
Why are you interested in AI? How does it resonate with your work?
What were the results of the research applied to your painting Secrets?
How do you imagine the future of your collaboration with Luc Steels and AI?