Art history provides many examples of the research and development of creative machines which in turn, generate art. Robotic art has meanwhile developed into an art form in its own right for artists who address industrial culture and its fundamental issues and contradictions.

Future Energy is the theme of this year’s world exhibition in the capital of Kazakhstan, and also the motto of the art pavilion at the EXPO 2017, which explores the influence of machines and robots on creative processes and the new energies they release. Seventeen artists from 13 countries are showing works in a collective international exhibition that is unique in the world.

The show, called “Artists & Robots,” presents robotic art for the first time at an international exhibition, showing influential artists from all over the world.

Designed as an interactive journey through dream worlds of modern art machines, the exhibition shows fascinating works created with the help of artificial intelligence and robots: on the computer with generative algorithms, with interactive creative software and with robots that can paint, draw and create sculptures. 

 

The show exhibits works of influential artists like Quayola, Nervous Systems (Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg) and Peter Kogler. Kogler is regarded as a pioneer of Robotic Art and a new large-scale spatial work of the Austrian artist is part of the exhibition. Watch the video above for a taste of this installation.

By releasing new creative energies with robots and computers the organizers hope to stimulate new ideas for realizing modern art forms.