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New image generation methods with text prompts like seen in DALL.E, Stable Diffusion and Midjourney have become more commonplace as well as open. We encourage you to use these tools with both a critical and creative mind to create images inspired by Munch. There is no monetary reward for this competition, yet we will display a selection of these images at our scientific conference, the Nordic AI Meet, on the 14th and 15th of November in Oslo. There will also be a small prize, a surprise for some of the participants at the conference.

The context for the competition is our scientific conference, the Nordic AI Meet, created to connect PhD students in the field of artificial intelligence. The venue is in the proximity of the Munch Museum, and that inspires us to give the participants and others in our community an opportunity to link the new technology trends with art.

  • For participants attending the conference: we want to invite you to submit an image to us that may use these image generation methods to capture your ideas or present your research for a lay person.

As the Munch Museum says:

"Edvard Munch was a restless innovator who was curious about modern technologies. Through his experimental approach to art, he explored every nuance of human existence. His dream was to share his art with society as a whole, not just with an exclusive elite of experts and art collectors."

We would like to think that Munch would have explored the use of these image generation tools had he been alive today.

This competition is hosted by and not the MUNCH Museum.

GENerative Art Competition
Prompt: "Edvard Munch using a smartphone to look at paintings by Edvard Munch in the style of Edvard Munch, in the ballroom with people dancing in the background"

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