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House of Mirrors: Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm

The exhibition House of Mirrors: Artificial Intelligence as Phantasm takes the common clichés about AI as an opportunity to talk about issues such as hidden human labor, algorithmic bias/discrimination, the problem of categorization and classification, and our fantasies about AI. It asks whether (and how) it is possible for us to reclaim agency in this context. Featuring more than 20 artistic works by international artists, the exhibition is divided into seven thematic chapters. The scenography of the exhibition is reminiscent of a giant house of mirrors. In May 2022, a 200-page bilingual catalogue will be published (German/English) as printed matter and as a free online PDF.

“Enter the hall of mirrors, which reflects human reality, sometimes in direct reflections, sometimes in a distorting mirror, sometimes through a glass pane that promises transparency or a semi-transparent mirror that reflects on one side and is translucent on the other.” —Curators Inke Arns, Marie Lechner, and Francis Hunger

Soft opening:
 April 8, 5–10pm, with the curators, the HMKV team and artists, including a livestream at 8pm
Guided tour with the curators: April 9, 3–4:30pm, with Inke Arns, Francis Hunger and Marie Lechner
Live online guided tour: April 10, 4–4:30pm, and every second and fourth Sunday of the month via Instagram Live Story
Public guided tour on site: April 15, 4–4:45pm, every first, third and fifth Sunday of the month as well as on holidays

Inke Arns, Francis Hunger, Marie Lechner

Aram Bartholl, Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Stéphane Degoutin, Sean Dockray, Jake Elwes, Anna Engelhardt, Nicolas Gourault, Adam Harvey & Jules LaPlace, Libby Heaney, Lauren Huret, Zheng Mahler, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Simone C Niquille, Elisa Giardina Papa, Julien Prévieux, Anna Ridler, RYBN, Sebastian Schmieg, Gwenola Wagon, Conrad Weise, Mushon Zer-Aviv

The exhibition is funded by
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

The HMKV is funded by
Dortmunder U, Stadt Dortmund, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

The program of events is funded by
Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTART KULTUR

Media partners
Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop, Jungle World

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