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Discover Taikoo Place: Art Unchained

Virtual exhibition date: 
3:30 – 7:30pm, 11 November 2020
11:30am – 7:30pm, 12 – 22 November 2020

Rewatch the drawing performances by Patrick Tresset's robots captured from the original exhibition livestream below.

Art Unchained web forums:

The hour-long forums were broadcast live on Webex and the Facebook page of Taikoo Place, and moderated by Angie Lau of Forkast. News. Click HERE  for full details about the forums. 

"Technology, Art & Beyond" 
Friday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, 13 November, Hong Kong time

How AI and blockchain are giving rise to new business models and modes of appreciating, collecting and investing in art. 

Panelists included Anna Lowe, co-founder of Smartify, Andy Alekhin, co-founder of, Massimo Sterpi, partner at Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners and Joanne Ooi, co-founder of Art Unchained

"Blockchain: A Brave New World of Consumerism" 
Friday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, 20 November, Hong Kong time

What are the latest applications of blockchain to the different phases of the supply chain and the ramifications on everyday consumers in terms of transparency, sustainability and accountability. 

Panelists included Jim Duffy, CEO of Tracr, Dominic Edmondson of Baker McKenzie, Ashok Venkateswaran, VP & APAC Blockchain & Digital Assets Lead at Mastercard and Jean-Luc Gustave, co-founder of Art Unchained. 

About 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), the Japan Media Arts Festival (2018), as well as the Mori Art Museum in Japan (2020). 

- The exhibition is available for online viewing only, with no audience admitted.
- 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.

Photos credit: Sabina Tupan


Art Unchained  virtual tour

Click  below and explore the media art installation, Human Study #1, 5RNP, by Patrick Tresset, including sketches by the five robots created during the installation at ArtisTree.

Virtual tour of Discover Taikoo Place: Art Unchained at ArtisTree, Taikoo Place

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