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NY Spotlight: Harold Cohen's AARON at the Whitney

07 Feb 2024

by ArtRabbit

As artificial intelligence tools for image creation become mainstream, with software like DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion leading the way, "Harold Cohen: AARON" at the Whitney Museum explores the historical roots of AI in art.

As artificial intelligence tools for image creation become mainstream, with software like DALL-E, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion leading the way, "Harold Cohen: AARON" at the Whitney Museum explores the historical roots of AI in art. This exhibition provides a comprehensive look at creativity, authorship, and collaboration within the AI context.

Highlighting the evolution of AARON, one of the earliest AI art programs developed by Harold Cohen in the late 1960s, the exhibit showcases its range from automated line drawings to color-filled works. It delves into the history and implications of AI in the art world. Featuring live demonstrations and screen-based presentations, the exhibition offers an in-depth view of creativity and collaboration through AI, focusing on AARON’s development, its figurative phase, and representations of flora and fauna.

For those unable to visit, the Whitney's website features audio from artists and curators discussing selected works from the exhibition.

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