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Future Lab | NFT – Values of Digital Arts

Sep 14, 2022 | 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Everyone is talking about NFTs. During the pandemic, they seemed to offer new opportunities for artists to sell and circulate their work while art galleries remained closed and many other streams of income were lost. Although some maintain that NFTs democratize the art market, others see them as yet another way in which finance capitalism is corrupting the arts. Today, they promise valuation for every entity: the digital steps of every object could be imprinted on the blockchain. NFTs are thus not only smart contracts for artworks, but politically charged ways of fundraising, campaigning, or generating creating hybrid installations.

We will discuss the ambivalent perspectives, functions and claims of NFTs in three distinct sections.

10 am to 1:30 pm (New York)
4 to 7:30 pm (Berlin)
5 to 8:30 pm (Ukraine)

4:00   Welcome     - Petra Wodtke (Ö)
4:05   Introduction - João Gabriel Rizek (A02)
Section I – How Does Art S(m)ell? Artists‘ perspectives on NFTs
4:10   Sophia Pompéry (artist)
4:25   Stephan van Kuyk (artist)
4:40   Discussion
Moderation: Grit Dommes (Z) and Norma Ladewig (A05)

10 min break

Section II – Theoretical and Technical Aspects
5:20   Annette Doms (NFT evangelist)
5:35   Niklas Jurij Plessing (specialist on blockchain technology)
5:50   Discussion
Moderation: Yvonne Pfeilschifter (C05) and Florian Schlittgen (B04)

10 min break

Section III – Political and Activist Dimensions
6:30   NFT-Museum of War
6:45   Zachary Small (author and journalist)
7:00   Discussion
Moderation: Iryna Kovalenko (C03) and Leona Schleicher (C05)

7:30 End

Graphic recording by Tina Tikhonenko (@tihotak).

The event will be held in English.

Guests are welcome!

Please note: In preparation of the artistic documentation, the event will be recorded. The recorded material will not be published! By joining, you agree to the recording.

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2022 | 04:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Online via Webex