Vuk Ćosić: Dear Karl / Exhibition closing event and presentation of the catalogue

Vuk Ćosić: Dear Karl / Exhibition closing event and presentation of the catalogue
Friday, 24 May 2024, at 6 p.m.

You are kindly invited to join us for the closing event of Vuk Ćosić's exhibition Dear Karl and the presentation of the exhibition catalogue, which will take place on Friday, 24 May 2024, at 6 p.m. in the artKIT exhibition space.


In 2011, the Berlin-based Digital Art Museum initiated and mediated the artistic collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Vuk Ćosić. The aim of the project was to create a website to complement the publication of Lagerfeld’s The Little Black Jacket. The project was canceled soon after the initial preparations and never published.

The exhibition is the first public presentation of a series of fourteen photographs resulting from the authors’ collaboration.

About the images
The creative exchange was based on a series of photographs of celebrities from the world of fashion, music and film wearing the iconic La Veste, the preeminent example of the 20th century fashion canon.
Ćosić added a contrapuntal element to these photos by utilizing the then-active Google image algorithm, which associatively supplemented the original photos with other visually and conceptually related online photos.
The resulting parallel images offered an insight into the so-called Minotaur collaboration between man and machine, where the intellectual and creative horizons of both intertwine. The seemingly simple and entertaining visual game also contains an early example of today's ubiquitous criticism of the bias of artificial intelligence systems.

Visitors to the exhibition are protected from any infringement of the copyright of the fashion Kaiser. The securely packaged duplex photos thus show their substitutes as they are interpreted and described by artificial intelligence.

Vuk Ćosić, born in Belgrade in 1966, is an internationally recognized classic of net art and lives and works in Ljubljana. He uses poetic media archeology to create exhibitions, books and monuments that explore the social impact of the relationship between the emergence of media technologies and art.

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