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Art Unchained


Sponsored by Swire Properties’ ArtisTree, Art Unchained, curated by art and tech specialists Lisa Botos, Jean-Luc Gustave, and Joanne Ooi, is a pop-up exhibition showcasing robotic artwork, Human Study #1, 5RNP by French artist Patrick Tresset, accompanied by a series of lunchtime talks about the impacts of new technologies on the art value chain.

Tresset's Human Study #1, 5RNP is an art installation where five robots simultaneously sketch a human sitter in different styles, in a twenty minute session, based on algorithms devised by Tresset. The sessions resemble live drawing classes, except that, in this case, the robots do the sketching. Just like human artists, each robot depicts the subject according to its own "subjective" interpretation. 

Human Study #1, 5RNP premiered at the Merge Festival in association with the Tate Modern in London in 2012, and was subsequently exhibited at Ars Electronica in Austria (2014), the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul (2015), as well as the Japan Media Arts Festival (2018). The work is currently on view at the Mori Art Museum in Japan. 


Exhibition date: 11 - 22 November 2020 

- The programmes may subject to change without prior notice.
- The programme may be cancelled when tropical cyclone warning signal No. 8 is in force or Black Rainstorm Warning is issued. Please refer to the Facebook Fan Page of ArtisTree for the latest update.
- Swire Properties Limited reserves the right to take photos or video-recordings during the events and to use the photos and videos for promotional purpose.
- Proof of age may be required. Please ensure that you have the ID with you in case you are asked. 
Photos credits: Sabina Tupan, New Media Gallery, Tommo


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