What does it mean to be human? Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Proof of Personhood: Identity and Authenticity in the Face of AI dives into the question. The exhibition will be housed at their newly opened space on Level 3.
In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is all the talk, our identities as humans become diluted and blurred. This exhibition explores this by presenting a collection of artwork from both local and global artists, unveiling experimental projects that employ digital mediums, including AI-generated imagery, as well as biometric and genomic data. These artworks encourage us to reflect how technology has unknowingly become a part of our everyday lives.
Award-winning Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans will unveil a compelling trilogy of films delving into the quest for life's purpose. Additionally, artists Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann will present video pieces that delve into the intricate connection between contemporary art and individual authenticity. Other distinctive artworks here include a captivating series of photographs by William Wiebe. In these, facial features sourced from passports and identity cards found on the dark web are digitally blended using passport counterfeiting techniques, creating a unique juxtaposition with the photograph of former Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Look forward to local artists Charmaine Poh and Ang Song Ming’s works at this exhibition as well. Charmaine Poh will be showcasing THE YOUNG BODY UNIVERSE, a multimedia project that uses video and an interactive chatbot to delve into creating avatars for repair, resistance, and empowerment. Ang Song Ming will explore the practice of music ‘sampling’ through his work Justin by showing us how he copies singer Justin Bieber’s style, revealing the hard work it takes to become a 'real' polished pop star.
There are also programmes happening alongside the exhibition such as a performance-lecture by Charmaine Poh and a curator tour led by Duncan Bass.
For more information on the exhibitions’ works and programmes, click here.