AI and a future community Shift
Foto des Werkes Social Sim von Hito Steyerl aus dem Jahr 2020

SHIFT. AI and a future community

The exhibition project developed by the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and the museum Marta Herford explores artistic perspectives on artificial intelligence (AI). AI is based on algorithms that already have influence—either visibly or invisibly—on political, economic and social processes. As a key technology of the 21st century, AI has long since arrived at the center of society. It is associated with both expectations and concerns.

The term “SHIFT” emphasizes the exhibition’s hypothesis that digital technology is permanently changing the idea of a community in which humans, nature and technology form a cooperative relationship.

On display will be eight international artistic positions. The works make the complex interrelationships of AI accessible. They draw on research regarding real and artificial corporeality, digital surveillance, biological intelligence and hybrid life forms, social power relations, language technology, immortality and NFTs. Within their works, the artists always pose the question of ethical responsibility in dealing with AI.

The exhibition as well as the “Studio 11. Space for Art Education” invite to engage more deeply with AI. The extensive accompanying program was developed together with the Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SC SimTech) and Cyber Valley Stuttgart / Tübingen.

Curator Eva-Marina Froitzheim
Curatorial Assistant Alina Grehl
In cooperation with Marta Herford
Sponsored by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Lotto Baden-Württemberg, MUSAGET, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung



Louisa Clement, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Christoph Faulhaber, kennedy+swan, knowbotiq, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Hito Steyerl und Jenna Sutela

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