#ICYMI_011: Looking for Truths and Lies in Art and AI (and for Waldo)

Original article was published on Artificial Intelligence on Medium

Art

10. Wahrheit und Dichtung

We are living in Fake-News-Epoch. Fact-checkers are the force to liberate us from delusions and fraud in Social.

The problems begin when it’s about art. A photo-collage published by Saatchi-gallery was blocked on Instagram:

Some hair-splitting fact-checker found out, this photo was “not real”, equal “fake”. Well, indeed, it was a photo-manipulation. But the goal of manipulation, in this case, was a creative one. Sure, with all the political, sociological, critical intentions. Or probably without. Why not?

And the question is: do we have to fact-check artworks? Do they tell us the truth? And if yes, how? Should we from now avoid every creative exaggeration or metaphorization of our reality?

The fact-checking is vital as prevention of politically implied lies and deceptions. But art?

What shall we do? Probably in this way?

Of course, this will cancel all the century-long work of Dadaists and Surrealists questioning art. But such a tag could prevent fact-checker workflow?

What do you think?