Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)

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Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition
Hard Problem of the Aesthetic Conscioussness

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Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition:
Hard Problem of Aesthetic Consciousness


Dec 4 (Sat) - 19 (Sun), 2021. (Open throughout the exhibition.) 10:00 - 17:00
Informel Nakagawamura Museum + Wasp Museum + Old Ceramics Studio (Nakagawa Village, Kamiina County, Nagano Prefecture, Japan)

Organized by |  Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group, Informel Nakagawamura Museum, Wasp Museum
Under the sponsorship of |  Nakagawa Village Education Committee, The Hachijuni Culture Foundation
Under the Auspices of |  The Agency for Cultural Affairs "ARTs for the future!"
WEB SITE | www.aibigeiken.com/exhibition2021/
All details | Pamphlet ( 12 pages PDF )

[ Inquiry ]
■Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)
Main:info@aibigeiken.com
Booking:yoyaku@aibigeiken.com
■Informel Nakagawamura Museum
Tel:+81(0)265-88-2680
E-mail: museuminf@cek.ne.jp
■Bougakusou
Tel:+81(0)265-88-2033
E-mail: museuminf@cek.ne.jp https://hpdsp.jp/bougakusou/en/
[Admission]
Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums (re-entry is allowed as many times) (available at ArtSticker and the reception desk at each venue)

▶¥1,800 for adults:
▶¥1,300 for residents and employees of Nakagawa Village, elementary, junior high and high school students
▶free admission for preschool children
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Purpose

The term "artificial intelligence" (AI) is inherently disturbing. This is because it has an aspect of otherness in addition to the aspect of technology. About the technological aspect, AI has made dramatic progress in the 2010s, known as the "3rd AI boom," with deep learning methods and other technologies. However, for the aspect of otherness, research on artificial consciousness, which is the key to this aspect, has only just reached the starting point. What is called "AI-created art" is nothing more than a product of human beings using the technology of artificial intelligence, and therefore not something that goes beyond the scope of our human aesthetics; this is the current situation in 2021.

Then, let's say it in the opposite direction. We want to pursue the possibility and future of the emergence of true artificial intelligence, which creates aesthetics and creates art. And we would like to re-question the essence of beauty, art, and human existence, which would be threatened by it.

Now, both "artificial consciousness" and "aesthetic consciousness" are still not free from the yoke of the "hard problem of consciousness" proposed by the Australian philosopher David Charmers in the 1990s. Rather, the subjective experience of consciousness, which is supposed to guarantee the otherness of artificial intelligence, has not been described by existing physics, which is a barrier that stands in the way. If so, this purpose would have to be resubmitted as a "hard problem of aesthetic consciousness."

"Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition: Hard Problem of Aesthetic Consciousness" will question the essence of aesthetics and art while thinking about artificial intelligence as the other with an aesthetic consciousness. One of the venues, the "Informel Nakagawamura Museum," is the only museum in Japan that specializes in the collection and exhibition of Art Informel paintings, which shook the existing human aesthetic consciousness with their having-no-form abstractions in the mid-20th century. The "Wasp Museum" is literally the world's only museum of the wonders displaying a large number of giant nests, created by hundreds of thousands of wasps as the other, neither humans nor artificial intelligence, through their "swarm intelligence." While reinterpreting the significance of these collections in terms of art and the aesthetics of artificial intelligence, this exhibition will feature works by nearly 40 artists in three museums, including the "Old Ceramic Studio," as well as two music concerts, four research symposiums, and one film screening.

As a vivid response to artificial intelligence as the other, we would like to mention that the NPO Corporation "AI Patronage Group" will be established on the occasion of this exhibition. In addition, the aforementioned "swarm intelligence" and the new concept of "conceptual virus" will be highlighted, and as a pioneer of artificial intelligence music, almost all of the nearly 50 pieces of Mexican composer Conlon Nancarrow's "Studies for Player Piano" will be performed for the first time in the main land of Japan over an eight-day period, along with an exhibition of rolled paper.

We hope you will take a look at this exhibition that questions the hard problem of aesthetic consciousness and the creation of art by non-human others.

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Concept

Divide aesthetics (≒ appreciation) into that of humans and that of machines.

Divide art (≒ creation) into that of humans and that of machines.

The exhibition will be divided into the four categories created in this way.


【 Ⅰ 】Human Aesthetics / Human Art
It is what is now generally considered as art. Since the Renaissance, humans have created their own art according to their own aesthetics in many forms of art.
The only work in this category that will be shown in this exhibition is Takashi Shimizu's Title Unknown (Atelier). In this work, the sculptor creates the work while looking at (appreciating) the model, which is truly human art through human aesthetics.

【 Ⅱ 】Machine Aesthetics / Human Art
The Eiffel Tower, for example, faced opposition movement against its construction because of its machine-like appearance, which exposed its structural calculations, and was considered "ugly" at the time.
This is a good example of machine aesthetics deviating from human aesthetics.
Many of the contemporary arts that are often rejected as "difficult" belong to this category.
These include "systemic art," which is created mechanically based on certain rules, "serialist composition," which is full of dissonance as a result of the equal use of 12 notes in the chromatic scale, and "concrete poetry," in which letters are mechanically listed without any representation of their meaning.
Jiro Yoshihara, the creator of the large oil painting in the collection of the Informel Nakagawamura Museum, issued the "Gutai Art Manifesto," which states, "The material is not absorbed by the spirit. The spirit does not force the material into submission." It can be included in this category in the sense that it does not impose human aesthetics on the material. Note that in this category, human aesthetics may catch up with mechanical aesthetics, as everyone now thinks the Eiffel Tower is beautiful.

【 Ⅲ 】Human Aesthetics / Machine Art
It is art made by machines in accordance with human aesthetics. This refers to what is now considered "art created by artificial intelligence," but most of it is created by humans running automatic control programs to meet the aesthetic needs of humans.
In this sense, it cannot strictly be said that the work was created by a machine, but in this exhibition, such examples will be shown as one of the achievements as of 2021.
For example, the cover of this pamphlet is a work output from an AI program "Deep Dream," which was run by us, humans (Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group).
By the way, the pearls produced by the Akoya oyster without any intention as art are imposed a great deal of human aesthetics on them (Shigeru Shosan,). Surprisingly, the appreciation of such natural beauty can also be considered in this category.

【Ⅳ】Machine Aesthetics / Machine Art (and the path to it)
It is an art that machines make for themselves, according to their own aesthetics. This requires an artificial aesthetic consciousness and an artificial self consciousness, and therefore, it is something that is completely unattainable at present, but it is still something we want to see and something we aim for.
The exhibition will include conceptual art works and presentations by researchers, which are seeking to do so, as well as the "Manifesto of Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics" drafted in 2016.
As a way to get there, we will also exhibit our new works such as the establishment of the NPO Corporation "AI Patronage Group" that deals with artificial consciousness, and "Conceptual Virus" as an artificial half-life.
In addition, the giant four-meter-long wasp nests on display at the Wasp Museum are the result of human intervention in the nesting of a swarm of non-human intelligent wasps.
The marvel of "swarm intelligence”, in which individual wasps have only simple intelligence, but when they swarm together, they develop advanced intelligence of a different dimension, must be an important suggestion in this category.

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Artists

* Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ are the four categories of the Exhibition Concept (p. 4).
* Exhibits and exhibition locations are subject to change.


■The Path of Muse

01
Ⅱ Kenji Ozawa + Masami Ozawa
Kinjiro Ninomiya (2020)


■INFORMEL NAKAGAWAMURA MUSEUM Main Building 

02
Ⅳ Hideki Nakazawa Literature Studies
Chronological Table of Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics (2017-2021)

03
Ⅲ Max Vernon Mathews
"Bicycle Built for Two," arranged by Max. V. Mathews (1961)

04
Ⅱ Eri Takayanagi
Free Fairy Lights (2013)

05
Ⅱ La Monte Young
The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China (1962)

06
Ⅱ Motoaki Shinohara
From "Tendaki" (1995)
From "Urami no Taki" (1995)
From "Ryu no Taki" (1995)

07
Ⅱ New-Method
Ribbon Cutting (2017)

08
Ⅱ. Conlon Nancarrow
Studies for Player Piano (1947-97)
Studies for Player Piano (roll)

09
Ⅳ. Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group
Manifesto of Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics (2016)

10
Ⅱ Mika Kusakari
Uneven Painting #26 (2009)
Uneven Painting #49 "Hommage"(2015)

11
Ⅲ Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group
Deep Rembrandt Dream 2 (2018)
Deep Arcimboldo Dream 1 (2021)

12
Ⅱ Jiro Yoshihara
Work (c. 1957)

13
Ⅱ Toshimitsu Imai
Offering to Nakagawamura (1998)

14
Ⅱ Takashi Suzuki
Nikko Bodhisattva (1962)

15
Ⅱ Bryan Wai-ching Chung
50 . Shades of Grey (2015)


■INFORMEL NAKAGAWAMURA MUSEUM Atelier

16
Ⅳ. Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group + Takaaki Mizuno
Conceptual Virus (2021)

17
Ⅲ Tatsuo Unemi
Selections #2 by the computer from the collection of computer-created evolutionary abstract movies (2021)

18
Ⅲ Taklamakan
Dendrite(year unknown)
(year unknown)
Pietra Paesina

19
Ⅳ UCNV
Sleep Tonight (2021)

20
Ⅱ Hideki Nakazawa
001_000000, 002_000033, ..., 216_FFFFFF (2021)

21
GPT-3 (OpenAI)
Reference: GPT-3 (OpenAI)

22
Ⅱ Naoki Matsui
"Ma" for Matsui (2021)

23
Ⅱ Makoto Yanagisawa
Untitled (Diary) (year unknown)

24
Ⅲ Shigeru Shosan
Akoya Pearl (2021)

 

25
Ⅱ Yasuko Toyoshima
Spirograph (1994)

26
Ⅰ Takashi Shimizu
Title Unknown (Atelier) (1923-1928)

27
Ⅳ Yutaka Matsuzawa
Final Prophecy (2001)
Time Limit (2001)
Bitmap and Vector (2005)

28
Ⅳ Asakazu Tominaga
Wasps' Nest (year unknown)

29
Ⅱ Seiichi Niikuni
river or sand-back (1966)
mercilessness (1974)

30
Ⅳ UCNV
Datapoem (2017)


■Old Ceramic Studio

31
Ⅱ Masao Kohmura
The Non-Word Dictionary (1983-2017)

32
Ⅳ Taro Yasuno
Singing Bird Generator 2021 (2021)

33
Ⅱ Hideki Nakazawa
Rope No. 1 with 15 Pulleys and 6 Weights (2003)

34
Ⅲ Mike Tyka
Die Ankunft (2016)
Redshift (2016)
Neighborhoods (2015)
Surrender (2017)

35
Ⅳ Kenji Doya + Christopher Buckley
What Will Smartphone Robots Evolve For? (2021)

36
Ⅱ Takahiro Hirama
Lithops (2019-21)

37
Ⅳ Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group
Prospectus for NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group (2021)
Articles of NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group (2021)

38
Ⅳ Hideo Iwasaki + Tomoya Ishibashi + Kento Niikura
aPrayer 3.0: memorial service for or by as-yet-unseen artificial intelligence (2021)

39
Ⅳ Hanna Saito
Eaten Colors ver. 4(2021)

40
Ⅲ Tatsuo Unemi
Individual-based epidemic simulation (2020)

41
Ⅲ Sato-Matsuzaki Lab. Nagoya University Kimagure AI Project - I Am a Writer
The Day Computers Write Novels (2015)
My Job (2015)
■Bougakusou
●Grass space by the entrance of Bougakusou


42
Ⅳ Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group
Commemorating the Establishment of NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group: Safety (Goat) (2021)



43
Ⅳ Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group

Record of the 1st-34th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meetings (2016-2021)

●Entrance corridor of the training room

44
Ⅳ Mr. Y (Nobu Yamaoka)
AIAARG (from a film in progress)

●Lobby

45
Ⅳ BS Fuji Science Program Galileo X
Can AI Develop an Aesthetic Sense? Thought about It at the Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition


■Wasp Museum

46
Ⅳ Asakazu Tominaga
Wasp Museum(1995- )

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Concert

AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Music Concert 


■■AI Thinking Composition / Conceptual Virus Music
December 12 (Sun) 14:30-16:00 (Open 14:00) | NV Sound Hall

…So mankind created AI in his own image (2021) *World premiere
--- A research on creative process, looking at human and AI's future relationship ---

I. From Human
II. The new order
Composition, electronic and percussions: Yannick Paget
Clarinet, bass clarinet and Eb clarinet: Mami Nakamura
Cello: William Prunkl
Live video, 3D scanning: Sagar Patel

■ Part 2: "Conceptual Virus Music" by Motoharu Kawashima

--- Complex rhythms proliferate, mutate, and possess objects ---
Sonata for Bass Drum No. 1 (2021) *World premiere
Composition: Shiori Sasaki / Performance: Shiori Sasaki, Motoharu Kawashima
And then I knew 'twas Virus (2021) *World premiere
Composition: Motoharu Kawashima / Performance: Motoharu Kawashima, Shiori Sasaki


■■Swarm Intelligence Composition, or Music Without Full Score
December 19 (Sun) 14:30-16:00 (Open 14:00) | NV Sound Hall

■ "Swarm Intelligence Composition, or Music Without Full Score" by Kyo Ichinose --- 14 shakuhachi players walk around and music appears ---

Meguri III-B (2021) *World premiere


Composed and PC manipulated by Kyo Ichinose
PA by Flysound, Shintaro Tanaka

PA:Flysound、Shintaro Tanaka

Intermission Talk (language: Japanese)
Panelist: Kyo Ichinose (Composer), Dozan Fujiwara (Shakuhachi Player), Hideki Nakazawa (AIAARG)

Meguri III (1997)
Composed by Kyo Ichinose
hakuhachi player: Dozan Fujiwara, Koichiro Aoki, Kouju Ishibashi,
Yuji Ohga, Aizan Okuda, Douju Kasahara, Zenji Kazama, Koki Sato,
Kohzan Shiba, Ken-ichi Tajima, Shozan Hasegawa, Keizan Higuchi, Hozan Murasawa, Eizan Yoshikoshi

Admission  | 
Please present your "Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums" at the reception desk and pay the participation fee as follows:

▶ ¥2000 for adults
▶ ¥1500 for residents and employees of Nakagawa Village, elementary, junior high and high school students
▶ ree admission for preschool children

- Please pay in cash.
- You can also purchase the "Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums" at ArtSticker or at the reception desk.
- Capacity is 50 people. Advance reservations are recommended to yoyaku@aibigeiken.com .
- Depending on the status of infectious diseases, we may take measures such as reducing the number of visitors.
●After party at Irori Nakagawa Tei (Matagi cuisine) | 18:00-21:30 | ¥5000 (Breakfast included for the next day) | Advance reservation required at the email address above for infection control purposes.

■■Pioneer of the Artificial Intelligence Music  Conlon Nancarrow Studies for Player Piano
※First performance in the main land of Japan! Almost all of the nearly 50 rolls will be auto-played continuously over 8 days
December 6 (Mon), 7 (Tue), 9 (Thu), 10 (Fri), 13 (Mon), 14 (Tue), 16 (Thu), 17 (Fri)

10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
*Play a roll every hour except for lunch break
Entrance at the Main Building, Informel Nakagawamura Museum

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Symposium

AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium

Research Meeting Symposium *Everyone is welcome to join!


■December 5 (Sun) 14:30-17:30 (Open 14:00) | Training Room at Bougakusou
The 36th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Hard Problem of Aesthetic Consciousness - 2"
Lecture | Masataka Watanabe (Assoc.Prof., The Univ. of Tokyo Graduate School of Eng. Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute.)
Lecture | Koichi Takahashi (RIKEN. Whole Brain Architecture Initiative. Keio Univ.)
Short Speech | Hideki Nakazawa, Mika Kusakari (Artist. Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group.)

※Artificial consciousness and aesthetics around the purpose of this exhibition. In particular, whether consciousness can be implemented in machines.
※Related works: All the works in this exhibition including Eri Takayanagi's Free Electricity, Yasuko Toyoshima's Spirograph.



■December 8 (Wed) 14:30-17:30 (Open 14:00) | Training Room at Bougakusou
The 37th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Inaugural Meeting of NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group"
Lecture |  Fuminori Akiba (Prof., Graduate School of Informatics Dept. of Social Informatics, Nagoya Univ.)
Lecture |  Takehiro Ohya (Prof. of Jurisprudence, Keio Univ. Faculty of Law.)
Short Speech | Hideki Nakazawa, Mika Kusakari (Artist. Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group.)

* This symposium will also serve as the inaugural meeting of the "NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group," which the Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group is working to establish on the occasion of this exhibition. The general public is invited to attend as observers.
* Related works: Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group
Prospectus for NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group, Articles of NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group (Old Ceramic Studio), Commemorating the Establishment of NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group: Safety (Goat) (Grass space by the entrance of Bougakusou).
Hideo Iwasaki + Tomoya Ishibashi + Kento Niikura aPrayer 3.0: memorial service for or by as-yet-unseen artificial intelligence (Old Ceramic Studio).
Yannick Paget: AI Thinking Composition (Dec 12, Concert at NV Sound Hall).



■ December 11 (Sat) 14:30-17:30 (Open 14:00) | Training Room at Bougakusou
The 38th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Conceptual Virus"
Lecture:Kenji Doya (Prof., Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate Univ.)
Lecture:Takaaki Mizuno (Software Developer. Nexus FrontierTech CTO. Synqa Group CTO.)
Short Speech:Hideki Nakazawa, Mika Kusakari (Artist. Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group.)

* Viruses are considered to exist between inanimate and animate objects. From there, we propose a new concept of "conceptual virus" as an "artificial half-life" and considers the evolution from inanimate to animate.
* Related works: Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group + Takaaki Mizuno Conceptual Virus (Informel Nakagawamura Museum). Kenji Doya + Christopher Buckley What Will Smartphone Robots Evolve For? (Old Ceramic Studio). Motoharu Kawashima: Conceptual Virus Music (Dec 12, Concert at NV Sound Hall).


■ December 18 (Sat) 14:30-17:30 (Open 14:00) | Training Room at Bougakusou」
he 39th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Swarm Intelligence"
Lecture:Satoshi Kurihara (Prof., Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio Univ. Director, Center of Advanced Research for Human-AI Symbiosis Society, Keio Univ.)
Special Lecture:Asakazu Tominaga (Researcher on Bees and Wasps. Producer of the Wasp Museum.)
Short Speech:Hideki Nakazawa, Mika Kusakari (Artist. Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group.)

* "Swarm intelligence" is the intelligence being emerged by the swarm as a whole, beyond the capabilities of each individual. This kind of swarm intelligence, typically seen in wasps' nests, is an important suggestion for "Machine Aesthetics / Machine Art."
* Related works: Asakazu Tominaga Wasp Museum (Wasp Museum), Wasps' Nest (Informel Nakagawamura Museum). Kyo Ichinose: Swarm Intelligence Composition, or Music Without Full Score (Dec 19, Concert at NV Sound Hall).

【 Lecture 】
* Lecturers may be added.
* General discussion will follow the lectures. Language: Japanese.
* We will film and live-tweet the lectures and discussions. We will release the recorded video at a later date.

Admission:Everyone is welcome to join.
Please present your "Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums" at the reception desk and pay the participation fee as follows:

▶ ¥1500 for adults
▶ ¥1000 for residents and employees of Nakagawa Village, elementary, junior high and high school students
▶ free admission for preschool children

- Please pay in cash. - You can also purchase the "Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums" at ArtSticker or at the reception desk. - If you bring the discount coupon of the book 】, you can get 500 yen discount. - Capacity is 50 people. Advance reservations are recommended to yoyaku@aibigeiken.com
- Depending on the status of infectious diseases, we may take measures such as reducing the number of visitors.

●After party at Irori Nakagawa Tei (Matagi cuisine) | 18:00-21:30 | ¥5000 (Breakfast included for the next day) | Advance reservation required at the email address above for infection control purposes.0

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Film Preview


■■Film Preview "Arts for no future!"
※World premiere of documentary filmmaker Yamaoka's new work following
Arakawa and Jomon

December 15 (Wed) 14:30-17:30 (Open 14:00) | Audiovisual Room at Nakagawa Culture Center
Arts for no future! (2021) *World premiere (Language: Japanese)
[Director] Nobu Yamaoka / [Narration composition support] Noi Sawaragi /
[Cast (in order of appearance)] Chiaki Soma (Art Producer), Yasuyo Kudo (Director, Art & Public Association), Mitsuru Kuramoto (Creator), Fram Kitagawa (Art Director), Daisuke Tsuda (Journalist), Yukihiro Hirayoshi (Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology), Aya Tenkawa (Artist), Kunio Kobayashi (Bonsai artist), Sync Kudo (Founder of Saihate Village), Momoyo Homma (Director of Arakawa+Gins Tokyo Office), Hiroki Komuro (Professor, Kansai University), Nobuyuki Oura (Film director), Yuka Okamoto (Committee Member, Non-Freedom of Expression Exhibition), Kazuo Fujino (Professor, Kobe University), Mariko Kida (Dancer), Tomoko Lee (Leader of "Walking through 4.6 billion years with Tamagawa Jyosui"), Toji Kamata (Scholar of religion), Takayuki Mitsushima (Artist), Kojiro Hirose (Professor, National Museum of Ethnology) , Keroppy Maeda (Journalist), Fumi Okawa (Clinical Psychologist), Yukio Pegio Gunji (Professor, Waseda University), Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (Artist), Haruo Saji (Astrophysicist). *This work is a subsidized project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs "ARTs for the future!" / In the midst of the global pandemic, and with the closure of museums and other facilities, the nature of art itself is increasingly being questioned. It can be said that we are being confronted with a fundamental question. In order to unravel this question, this documentary film attempts to reexamine the meaning of art by interviewing a wide range of people from the art world to scientists and religious scholars. Is art really indispensable in contemporary Japan? By pursuing the question, "Is art really essential in today's Japan?" the film paradoxically explores the possibility of reconstructing the necessity of art in each audience. (Yamaoka)

●Admission:
Please present your "Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums" at the reception desk and pay the participation fee as follows:

▶ ¥1500 for adults
▶ 1000 for residents and employees of Nakagawa Village, elementary, junior high and high school students
▶ free admission for preschool children

- Please pay in cash. - You can also purchase the "Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums" at ArtSticker or at the reception desk.
※Capacity is 50 people. Advance reservations are recommended to yoyaku@aibigeiken.com
- Depending on the status of infectious diseases, we may take measures such as reducing the number of visitors.

After party at Irori Nakagawa Tei (Matagi cuisine) | 18:00-21:30 | ¥5000 (Breakfast included for the next day) | Advance reservation required at the email address above for infection control purposes.

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Calendar


■12/4 (Sat) 10:00 | Informel Nakagawamura Museum | 
New-Method Ribbon Cutting Performance

●---------- 10:30-13:00
Informel Nakagawamura
Museum, Wasp Museum, Old Ceramics Studio
Gallery Tour

●---------- 14:30-17:00
Informel Nakagawamura Museum, Wasp Museum, Old Ceramics Studio
Opening Reception


■12/5 (Sun) 14:30-17:30
Training Room at Bougakusou
The 36th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Hard Problem of Aesthetic Consciousness - 2"

■ Informel Nakagawamura Museum
Conlon Nancarrow Studies for Player Piano

■12/8 (Wed) 14:30-17:30
Training Room at Bougakusou
The 37th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Inaugural Meeting of NPO Corporation AI Patronage Group"

■12/9 (Thu) - 10 (Fri) 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
Informel Nakagawamura Museum
Conlon Nancarrow Studies for Player Piano

■12/11 (Sat) 14:30-17:30 |
Training Room at Bougakusou
The 38th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Conceptual Virus"

■12/12 (Sun) 14:30-16:00
NV Sound Hall
AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Concert "AI Thinking Composition / Conceptual Virus Music"

■12/13 (Mon) - 14 (Tue) 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
Informel Nakagawamura Museum
Conlon Nancarrow
Studies for Player Piano

■Audiovisual Room at Nakagawa Culture Center
Film Preview "Arts for no future!"

■12/16 (Thu) - 17 (Fri) 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
Informel Nakagawamura Museum
Conlon Nancarrow Studies for Player Piano

■12/18 (Sat) 14:30-17:30 |
  Training Room at Bougakusou
The 39th AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Symposium "Swarm Intelligence"

■NV Sound Hall
AI Art & Aesthetics Research Meeting Concert "Swarm Intelligence Composition, or Music Without Full Score"

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Acccess

●Informel Nakagawamura Museum
399-3801 Okusa, Nakagawa Village, Kamiina County, Nagano
Tel 0265-88-2680
Email: museuminf@cek.ne.jp
www.informelmuseum.com

●Wasp Museum (inside of Bougakusou)| Wasp Museum (inside of Bougakusou)
●Old Ceramics Studio (in the premises of Bougakusou)


>>Google MAP

○Bougakuso
399-3801 4489 Okusa, Nakagawa Village, Kamiina County, Nagano
Tel 0265-88-2033
Email: info@bougakusou.com
www.informelmuseum.com
○ NV Sound Hall
399-3801 Okusa, Nakagawa Village, Kamiina County, Nagano
Tel 0265-88-1005 (Nakagawa Culture Center)

○Audiovisual Room at Nakagawa Culture Center
399-3802 Katagiri, Nakagawa Village, Kamiina County, Nagano
Tel:0265-88-1005(中川文化センター)(Nakagawa Culture Center)
www.vill.nakagawa.nagano.jp/soshiki/kyouiku/1163.html

■Recommended near Bougakusou: Galactic Dome (star gazing)
中川村大草4474-4 | 4474-4 Okusa Nakagawa Village
Tel:0265-88-1005
www.vill.nakagawa.nagano.jp/site/koryu/1150.html
Thu/Fri/Sat 19:00-21:00

■Recommended near Bougakusou: Nakagawa Honey Workshop (tasting available)
4074 Okusa Nakagawa Village
Tel:0265-98-6863
hachimitsukobo.com

■Recommended near Bougakusou: Yonezawa Sake Brewery Imanishiki (tasting available)
4182-1 | 4182-1 Okusa Nakagawa Village
Tel 0265-88-3012 www.imanisiki.co.jp
9:00-17:00 Closed on Monday



Access to Nakagawa Village

【1】 By Highway Bus
www.highwaybus.com

○ From Tokyo: Shinjuku - Ina/Iida Line
Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
↓(3h30min)
Iijima
- Pick-up for guests of Bougakusou
- Seven Taxi | Tel 0265-86-3145(Reservation needed)
 

○ From Nagoya: Nagoya - Ina/Minowa Line
Meitetsu Bus Center
↓(2h15min)
Matsukawa
■ Pick-up for guests of Bougakusou
■ Marumo Taxi | Tel 0265-36-3333


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【2】By Car
○From Tokyo: Chuo Expressway
Tokyo
↓(2h50min)
Komagane IC
- min to Nakagawa Village



 
○ From Nagoya: Chuo Expressway Nagoya
↓(1h40min)
Matsukawa IC
- 20 min to Nakagawa Village
【3】By Train
○From Tokyo: Limited Express Azusa + Iida Line
Shinjuku
↓( Limited Express Azusa | 2h30min)
Okaya
↓( Iida Line | 1h30min)
Iijima
■ Pick-up for guests of Bougakusou
■ Seven Taxi | Tel 0265-86-3145(Reservation needed)


 
From Nagoya: Shinkansen + Iida Line
Nagoya
↓(Shinkansen | 1h)
| Toyohashi
↓(Iida Line | 3h30min)
Tenryukyo
↓( Iida Line | 55min)
Ina-Ohshima

■ Pick-up for guests of Bougakusou
■Cab stand available



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Basic Infomation

Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition: Hard Problem of Aesthetic Consciousness

[Period] Dec 4 (Sat) - 19 (Sun), 2021. (Open throughout the exhibition.) 10:00 - 17:00
[Venue] Informel Nakagawamura Museum + Wasp Museum + Old Ceramics Studio (Nakagawa Village, Kamiina County, Nagano Prefecture, Japan)
[Admission] Exhibition Passport for All 3 Museums (re-entry is allowed as many times) (available at ArtSticker and the reception desk at each venue)

▶¥1,800 for adults:
▶¥1,300 for residents and employees of Nakagawa Village, elementary, junior high and high school students
▶free admission for preschool children
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[ Inquiry ]
■Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Research Group (AIAARG)
Main:info@aibigeiken.com
Booking:yoyaku@aibigeiken.com
■Informel Nakagawamura Museum
Tel:+81(0)265-88-2680
E-mail: museuminf@cek.ne.jp
■Bougakusou
Tel:+81(0)265-88-2033
E-mail: museuminf@cek.ne.jp https://hpdsp.jp/bougakusou/en/
Artificial Intelligence Art and Aesthetics Exhibition | Hard Problem of Aesthetic Consciousness
Download PDF(E/J : Bilingual.: Page12)



Please check the exhibition website for the latest information.
[ Infection Control ]
We have taken all possible measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and are working to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff. In addition to requiring visitors to take their temperature and wear a mask, we take care to keep the building well ventilated. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
* All exhibitions and events may be subject to reservation, admission restrictions, or even cancellation depending on the status of the infection. Reservations and inquiries can be made at yoyaku@aibigeiken.com .
Please check the exhibition website for the latest information.

www.aibigeiken.com/exhibition2021/



AIAARG

Informel Nakagawamura Museum

Wasp Museum

Bougakuso

IMANISHIKI

NAKAGAWAMURA

Bougakuso

ARTs for the future!


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