Discussion on NFT at University of Arts London with TEZOS founder, Sotheby's, FlashArt, Simon Denny, Robert Alice and Ruth Catlow
University of Arts London will be hosting an online event about NFT with Sotheby’s, TEZOS founder, Robert Alice, Simon Denny and Flash Art in December - join us on 1st Dec on YouTube!
From proof of stake to crypto aesthetics and the environmental cost of the minting process, this round table of experts and artists will survey the present state of the NFT landscape and its prospects as a sustainable ecosystem. While the ‘crypto art’ realm has escalated from a fan culture avant-garde to an advertising paradigm for established brands and artists, we aim to demystify the cryptosphere’s real implications.
**Carolina Mostert** is a Specialist Writer and Project Manager at Sotheby’s, London. In October, Sotheby’s launched its own NFT platform - Metaverse - where of the 53 lots available, five have been sold for over $1M, including works from digital artists Pak and Yuga Labs (each closing for seven figures).
**Alex Estorick** is Contributing Editor for Art and Technology at Flash Art. Last year, he founded the magazine’s digital column, “The Uncanny Valley”, specialising in the relationship between AI and contemporary art. He recently published the first aesthetics of crypto art and is currently working to establish the blockchain as a more progressive ecosystem.
**Simon Denny** is one of the leading and earliest artists who explored blockchain culture. Thinking about crypto since 2016 when he exhibited one of the foundational installations addressing blockchains, "Blockchain Future States" at the 9th Berlin Biennale. In 2021, the processing power from his “NFT Mine Offsets” work was established to be donated to environmental research via climateprediction.net.
**Robert Alice** is a London based artist and pioneer in the crypto art and NFT space. HIs Portraits of a Mind (2019 - ongoing) is the first NFT to be sold by a major auction house ...