Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation

The exhibition “Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation” curated by Qiu Zhijie and Iris Long features 28 artworks by 22 artists and artist groups to investigate how artificial intelligence has entered different levels and stages of artistic creation: concept development, logical construction, specific tools, and effects. The exhibition elaborates how artificial intelligence associates itself in the concealed brain circuits of our lives nowadays, as well as the collective unconsciousness that is immersed in the Technocene.

“Mind the Deep” reverses the word “DeepMind.” Depths (layers) of the neural networks imply extreme computing complexities and difficulties of comprehension. Yet the world-leading general algorithms developed by the company DeepMind, are perhaps still far away from “consciousness.” If we think of “DeepMind” as our current millieu, “Mind the Deep” is attitude—the “deep” brain circuits with thousands of twists, desire a “mind,” capable of consciousness, attention, and caution.

The exhibition will be held from November 7 to February 9 at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM) in Shanghai.

Practical info
Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation
Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM), Shanghai, China
Opening 6 of November2019 running until 9th of February 2020