Public Programs

Hand In Hand: AI Art and Creativity

Apr 10, 2024

Inspired by Harold Cohen: AARON, this program brings together artists who are using artificial intelligence (AI) to produce work across a range of mediums, including painting, photography, and performance. Following short presentations about their working methods and tools, the conversation focuses on how AI can enable new forms of creativity and artistic agency while also addressing its corporate structures and critical blind spots. Speakers include Beth Coleman, Bennett Miller, Mimi Ọnụọha, and David Salle. Christiane Paul, the Whitney’s Curator of Digital Art, moderates the conversation. Beth Coleman is an artist and writer who works across locations of text, sound, and visuality, playing with frequencies of a generative aesthetic. Bennett Miller is an Academy Award–nominated director whose current work in visual art links the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) with the history of the photographic image. Mimi Ọnụọha is a Nigerian-American artist whose work deploys choice moments of seeming absence to question and expose the contradictory logics of technological progress. David Salle is a painter and a writer.