[NetBehaviour] p.s. Re: Fwd: Art Market, meet Blockchain (article from ArtReview, by JJ Charlesworth)

ruth catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Tue Jul 24 10:59:31 CEST 2018


P.s.

"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 
alternatives."

Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against 
Financialization by Max Haiven, can't come out soon enough.
https://maxhaiven.com/2017/11/28/art-money-book-forthcoming/


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. 
> https://flowertokens.terra0.org/
>
> Akk!
>
> On 20/07/18 20:09, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour wrote:
>> A review of Christie's Art + Tech Summit: Exploring Blockchain 
>> <https://christies.com/exhibitions/2018/art-and-tech-summit-exploring-blockchain#programmeinfo_Nav>, 
>> which took place on Tuesday in London:
>>
>> https://artreview.com/opinion/online_opinion_jj_charlesworth_art_market_blockchain_christies/?utm_source=ArtReview+newsletters&utm_campaign=e8f93e8858-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_22_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_771b894a92-e8f93e8858-222819837&mc_cid=e8f93e8858&mc_eid=f30424ebd7
>>
>> 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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