Published on the occasion of the exhibition Artists & Robots from 05 April 2018 to 09 July 2018 at the Grand Palais, Galeries nationales.
** Artists and robots: the artificial imagination in power? **
In our world universally and uniformly transformed by the progress of the artificial intelligence, its scientific, industrial financial and domestic applications, one could think that the art would, to paraphrase André Malraux, ** the last (direct) way of the man to man. **
This book focuses on this other aspect of the reign of high technology: the advent of the artificial imagination. Could a machine be able to equal an artist? Could a robot replace a painter or a sculptor? To what extent can one speak of artificial creativity?
Leonardo da Vinci drew five hundred years ago many dreams of machines: floating palace, helicopter, tank, industrial loom ... But this visionary genius does not seem to have dared to imagine a machine that could replace the 'artist.
Machines to create: these are the works presented in this catalog which focuses on the subject of the artificial imagination, in its different artistic materializations, and addressing the major issues that this technical revolution raises.
Artists who create machines that create art.
** Enhanced edition of video content **