[NetBehaviour] p.s. Re: Fwd: Art Market, meet Blockchain (article from ArtReview, by JJ Charlesworth)
ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Tue Jul 24 10:59:31 CEST 2018
"We imagine that art and money are old enemies, but Max Haiven argues
that this myth actually helps reproduce a horrifically violent system of
global capitalism and prevents us from imagining and building
Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against
Financialization by Max Haiven, can't come out soon enough.
On 24/07/18 09:53, ruth catlow wrote:
> Hi Edward
> Don't know why I am *so* irritated by this event and the press that
> surrounds it.
> Oh hang on a minute... yes I do... complacent, stuck-up establishment
> (including JJ on this occasion- who has had every opportunity to dig a
> little deeper), closing ranks, using the organs of the media to shore
> up their own interests by denying the possibility and existence of
> other emerging cultures.
> A very British style of suppression. This is a microcosm of culture in
> the UK as we approach Brexit. The establishment feigns to be unable to
> conceive of or discover, anything of value forming outwith their own
> circles. Or what Beatriz Ramos from DadaNYC describes as a
> reinforced-concrete bubble. She was there, and is eloquent in her
> frustration https://steemit.com/art/@dadanyc/when-worlds-collide
> And here is an example of an experimental artwork that points to the
> deep tensions and poetics in the space that we might productively explore
> Flower tokens by terra0 is project centered around the tokenization
> and verification of natural commodities, and a first attempt at
> creating a combined crypto-collectible physical asset.
> On 20/07/18 20:09, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour wrote:
>> A review of Christie's Art + Tech Summit: Exploring Blockchain
>> which took place on Tuesday in London:
>> JJ Charlesworth is the same guy who wrote an article in ArtReview not
>> so long ago about Maecenas, the blockchain-based forum for selling
>> little bits of artwork online, which claims to 'democratise' the art
>> market. He's obviously interested in the intersection between art
>> markets, new technology, and the profit motive: 'But equally obvious
>> in the push for a more trustworthy art market is the keen desire to
>> make lots of money out of it. Inevitably, cryptocurrency approaches
>> to financialising the art market loomed large.'
>> Interesting and infuriating in just about equal measure.
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