And the three most robot-replaceable artists are: Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst and Yves Klein. Aside from artist robo-doppelgängers, Cai Guo-Qiang and Wu Yulu’s current exhibit at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai features a creepy toddler robot for all your co-dependent, procreative needs.
The artists “borrowed” amateur inventions of Chinese farmers and cobbled together robots from readymades, metal and secondhand materials. These robots can not only pull your rickshaws and garden. They can splatter and swirl paint around, making them instant artists! Slap a fuzzy pic of smug mug o’Hirst on the back of that paint-dabbing junk-bot, and you’ve got a budget version of the contemporary luxury taxidermist.
And here’s something else: a robot spawn spaz-wobbling after you, mama.