The Art (of) Revolution: NFTs & Web3 – Technology as cultural disruption
Uli Sigg in discussion with Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah, a Zurich based artist, lecturer and speaker on NFTs, Blockchain and Web3, as well as Ryan Zurrer, a NFT collector and Blockchain specialist based in Zug and Lukas Amacher, Head Curator of 1of1.works of Zug.
In this session, we will learn through current and previous art projects the tech, codebase and culture behind the NFT technology and the different stances collectors and artists take up on NFTS, as well as the possibilities and risks in this fast-paced environment.
You can also join via Zoom: https://unisg.zoom.us/j/69136864230
Dr. Uli Sigg
As an art collector, Dr Uli Sigg has formed the most substantial collection of contemporary Chinese art in the world, with more than 2,500 works. In 2012, he donated 1,450 of these works and sold 50 of them to M+ Museum for Visual Arts in Hong Kong. He also established in 1997 the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) for Chinese contemporary artists living in Greater China, and the CCAA Art Critic Award, with the former having been transformed into the SIGG PRIZE, hosted by the M+ Museum. He is a member of the M+ Museum Board, the International Council of New York Modern Art Museum (MoMA), US, and the International Advisory Council of Tate Gallery, London, UK.
Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah
Akosua Viktoria Adu-Sanyah is an internationally exhibited and published German-Ghanaian visual artist and documentary photographer based in Zürich, Switzerland. Her work is frequently awarded for exploring new territories through image-making, research, and human connection. She equally engages in documentary work and conceptual arts and has an active practice in the NFT and web3 space, most notably with her project Behold The Ocean.
Ryan founded Dialectic & Vine Ventures. Dialectic is a Swiss capital enterprise focused on delivering outlier returns via synergistic deployment of human and financial capital into alternative assets and compelling globally diversified opportunities. 1of1.works is Dialectic's collection of digital art, NFTs and collectibles.
Lukas is Managing Director at 1of1.works. 1of1 is a collector’s club designed from the ground up with the aim to collect the defining digital assets of the 21st century. As an experimental and technically sophisticated collection of NFTs and rare artifacts, 1of1 is building out a high-quality community of artists and builders while providing club members with diversified exposure to a thoughtful portfolio of NFT assets across the most exciting categories in the space - art, metaverse, music, culture, and entertainment.
Topic: The Art (of) Revolution: NFTs & Web3 – Technology as cultural disruption
Date: Wednesday, 28th of September, 2022
Time: 6:15-8:00 pm
Location: SQUARE, 11-0051/61 / Zoom: https://unisg.zoom.us/j/69136864230
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