In general we presume that artists make art, but what happens when machines produce art? Do artists then become engineers? What does the apparent withdrawal of the artist from the creative act mean, and what consequences for the originality and the uniqueness of the work of art result from it? What is a work of art in the first place in such cases: the machine, the product, or the act of production? Beginning with Jean Tinguelys drawing machines of the 1950s, this publication conceived jointly by the Schirn and the Museum Tinguely in Basel presents art machines from various contexts right up to the present – such as works by Michael Beutler, Angela Bulloch, Olafur Eliasson, Rebecca Horn, Steven Pippin, Richard Jackson, Roxy Paine.