AI: Love and Artificial Intelligence | Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing

AI: Love and Artificial Intelligence

Exhibition Period

2020.09.30 – 2021.01.03


2020.09.30 16:00 – 19:00


!Mediengruppe Bitnik, aaajiao, Adam Harvey, Benjamin Berman & Miguel Perez, Chen Zhou, Frank Wang Yefeng, Johanna Bruckner, Jonas Lund, Liu Shiyuan, Stine Deja, Wang NewOne, He Rongkai (Project)

Exhibition Venue

Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing

E-1, 798 Art Zone, 4 Jiuxianqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-19:30

AI is a pun. It is the pronunciation of “love" in Chinese pinyin, and at the same time, stands for “Artificial Intelligence" in English. The two alphabets express the exhibition’s focus, which is to present the love that this generation has acquired in the age of social networking. The exhibition discusses the emotional decisions under the influence of algorithms, love affairs in the online environment, and the physical intimacies in long-distance relationships (Eros); It also resonates the sympathies woven by big data, which gathers people with similar ideologies and excludes those who disagree (Philia). Luc Ferry once said that “love never comes without hatred; they are probably two inseparable passions, if only because love leads us to hate those who hurt the people we love.”

The exhibition is designed as a dichotomous structure. Inspired by the typical “swipe right to like, swipe left to dislike" mechanism, it starts with a virtual online dating app that leads the audience to two different spaces. It is a metaphor for our manipulated emotions and speaks about romantic online relationships through an intertextual narrative. These romantic relationships have been perceived as “natural" interactions without being in the same physical space, groundless affection, and even remote performances of sexual desire. For millennials, the internet provides more freedom for expressing their instinctual egos while the physical world and people seem to be distant. These subtle emotions connect to our “inner-selves" are spread across the fiber optic network ubiquitously, raising the question that if our connection to the virtual domain means the detachment to the real world. Simultaneously, the layout of the exhibition is a spatial representation of our online behavior, meaning that every time one chooses to like or dislike, click or unclick, the algorithm generates the user’s data packet and direct the online route through the privacy permissions. We have literally no authentic choice among the numerous options. By “collaborative filtering” and “autocomplete” function (e.g. “Recommended for you" on Amazon, “Who to Follow" on Twitter, and “Topic you might like" on Quora), network science follows its default logic: “Birds of a feather flock together." It generates social bubbles, which leads to discourse polarization, the proliferation of identity politics, and deeper divisions of our cultural and political landscape.

Now connect to the Internet, type in “AI" and searched for “Love", I see people shouting, singing, mourning, feeling, fantasizing, and contemplating in struggles about gaining and losing love. It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself, and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.[1] With regard to Love and AI, we experience the featured artists’ tales through the spectrum of their works, and rethink the emotional and technological circumstances of our time.

[1]  Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali

About Curator

Jenny CHEN Jiaying, writer and curator. She is now having a PhD program of Western Philosophy at Eastern China Normal University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Department of Art History of China Academy of Art and received her Master of Arts degree from Lancaster University in the UK. She has contributed to media such as Artforum (CN), Artshard and NOWNESS. Recent Projects include: “Copernicus”, E.M.Bannister Gallery of Rhode Island College, Providence, U.S.A (2019); “Li Hanwei: Liquid Health”, Goethe Space, Shanghai (2019); “First edition of the Shanghai Curators Lab”, Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai (2018). Jenny’s other academic activities include the First Annual Conference of Network Society “Forces of Reticulation” roundtable and Huayu Forum of Art, etc.

Her article “Post-Internet Art Inside and Outside the Chinternet” was included in the collection of essays Forces of Reticulation published by China Academy of Art Press. Co-writing and editing of Shanghai Contemporary Art Archival Project 1998-2010, was published by MOUSSE in 2017.

About Hyundai Blue Prize

The Hyundai Blue Prize prioritizes creativity and sustainability over experience level when evaluating applicants. Each year, emerging Chinese curators submit exhibition proposals based on a theme that reflects Hyundai’s long-term vision. Up to six shortlisted curators will be offered a ‘One-on-One Mentorship’ from junior and senior jury members, who help applicants to prepare their final proposals, make connections within the art world, and explore their full potential.

About Hyundai Motorstudio

Hyundai Motorstudios are brand experience spaces that reflect the company’s artistic spirit and experimental approach to art, design and technology. This is where “motor,” a word used in the automobile industry, and “studio,” a word used to describe a space for contemplation and creation, meet in a manner accessible to the public.



2020.09.30 – 2021.01.03


2020.09.30 16:00 – 19:00


!比特族媒体小组、本杰明·伯曼 & 米格尔·佩雷斯、陈轴、刘诗园、乔纳斯·隆德、斯坦·戴亚、王新一、王业丰、徐文恺、亚当·哈维、约翰娜·布鲁克纳 、贺荣凯(项目)




周二 至 周日 10:00-19:30

AI作为一个双关,是汉语爱的拼音,也是人工智能的缩写。这两个字符表达了展览的目的,即呈现一代人在网络社交时代习得的爱。 它希望谈论“情爱”(Eros),讲述算法影响下的情感选择、网络环境中的暧昧关系与远距离恋爱的身体亲疏;也愿转译“友爱”(Philia),思考大数据编织的共情之爱,它让相似之人靠近彼此,也让不同意见者渐行渐远。吕克·费里曾说,“爱与恨这两种情感大概不可分离,难道不是因为爱,我们才会恨那些伤害我们所爱之人的人吗?”



[1] 罗宾德拉纳特·泰戈尔,《吉檀迦利》


陈嘉莹,写作者,策展人,现为华东师范大学西方哲学博士生。曾为《艺术论坛》 (Artforum)、《艺术碎片》与 NOWNESS 等媒体撰稿。近期策划的展览和参与的活动包括: “哥白尼”,E.M.Bannister 画廊,罗德岛学院,普罗维登斯,美国 (2019);“液态健康“,上海歌德开放空间,上海(2019);“上海策展人实验室”项目,上海大学美术学院,上海(2018);”PSA青策计划2018“,上海当代艺术博物馆,上海(2018);“三亚华宇艺术论坛”,三亚,海南(2016-2017)等。其文章”亲特网内外的后网络艺术”收录于中国美术学院于2018年出版的论文集《网络化的力量》中。参与编写的 Shanghai Contemporary Art Archival Project 1998 – 2012 由 MOUSSE 于2017年出版并发行。

关于 Hyundai Blue Prize

Hyundai Blue Prize 在评估选手时,更加看重的是创新性和可持续性,而非着重于选手的以往经验。每年,中国的青年策展人将会根据能够反映出现代汽车集团长期愿景的主题,提出自己的策展提案。此后,选拔出6位决赛选手参与初评评委和专家评委的导师项目。他们将在评委们的帮助下准备自己的最终提案,建立自己与国际艺术界的关系网,在国际平台上探索无限可能。


Hyundai Motorstudio 馆群是特别的品牌体验空间。它旨在展示公司的艺术灵魂和其对艺术、设计及科技等多领域艺术实验的研究性尝试。在这里,大众可以了解和见证作为汽车行业词汇的“motor”,和用于深思和创作的空间 “studio”的结合。


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