Artificial intelligence has infiltrated the art world, but the rise of “GAN-ism” raises questions about authorship and accessibility to the tech.
The Lumen Prize honors artworks created by AI, including Lovebirds, Nightbirds, Devil Birds.
When the Lumen Prize 2019 took place at London's Barbican Center in October, AI-inflected work was represented strongly across all categories, despite having a specialist category of its own. “When we launched the AI Award three years ago we really had to explain ourselves, but this year I’d say at least a third of the entries – from stills to moving image and interactive – use AI in some way,” Rapoport said. “The flourishing we’ve seen in recent months has taken everyone by surprise.”