The Imitation Game is an exhibition of eight international contemporary artists whose work addresses Alan Turing’s perpetual question: can machines think? Drawing its title from The Turing Test – whereby a computer is measured by its ability to emulate human thought – and taking place in Manchester, the birthplace of the first stored-program computer, this exhibition will investigate societies place in relation to the persistent whir of the machine; a recurring theme for Alan Turing and one that is no less pertinent today. The selected artists are: Ed Atkins, James Capper, Paul Granjon, Tove Kjellmark, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Link, Mari Velonaki and Yu-Chen Wang (work, pictured). In amongst the collection of works will be three new commissions, specifically created to address the theme of the exhibition.

Fri 12 Feb – Sun 5 Jun, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL. Tel: 0161 235 8888. Mon – Sun 10am – 5pm, late night opening Thu (until 9pm), FREE,

Image: Yu-Chen Wang, It is just the beginning The Helix, 2014

Fri 12 Feb - Sun 5 Jun
Daisy Kidd
Published on:
Tue 17 May 2016