[spectre] CONF: New Landscapes - NFTs and the Museum (Essen, 20-22 Apr 23)

Andreas Broeckmann andreas.broeckmann at leuphana.de
Fri Mar 10 19:12:41 CET 2023

From: Museum Folkwang
Date: Mar 9, 2023
Subject: CONF:  New Landscapes - NFTs and the Museum (Essen, 20-22 Apr 23)

Museum Folkwang, Essen, 20.–22.04.2023

On 20, 21 and 22 April 2023, on the occasion of the exhibition Rafaël 
Rozendaal. Color, Code, Communication, a symposium on NFTs and digital 
art will take place at the Museum Folkwang. International 
representatives from art and science as well as curators will meet in 
Essen to discuss new collecting strategies and curatorial concepts in 
the digital realm.

The  symposium aims at a critical examination of NFTs, blockchain and 
new technologies. The subject of the conference will be generative 
artworks in analogue and digital space, as well as the ethics and 
dynamics of DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). How do 
museums deal with these new technologies and what can they mean for the 
future of museums? These pressing and highly topical questions will be 
discussed in the context of Rafaël Rozendaal's NFT exhibition (21 April 
– 20 August, 2023).

Other topics will include the utopia and dystopia of blockchain, 
provenance research, and new collecting strategies. Guests will include 
Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum), Annet Dekker (University of 
Amsterdam), Domenico Quaranta (Accademia di Belle Arti, Brera), and Harm 
van den Dorpel (media artist, Berlin). Tristan Littlejohn, founder of 
TrillionaireFlex, will guide the conference together with Mathilde 
Heitmann-Taillefer and Thomas Seelig.

The aim of the symposium is to give scientists and representatives of 
the Web3 community the opportunity for direct exchange. In addition, 
artists will give insights into their work in virtual studio visits.

Participation is free of charge. Register by 16 April 2023 at 
symposium at museum-folkwang.essen.de. The conference will be streamed 
online on the YouTube channel of the Museum Folkwang.


Thursday 20 April 2023

19:00 h Exhibition opening "Rafaël Rozendaal. Color, Code, Communication"
22:00 h DJ Set Performance LEGOWELT/Danny Wolfers, Goethebunker

Friday 21 April 2023

Moderator: Tristan Littlejohn
10:00 h     Welcome/Introduction Peter Gorschlüter/Mathilde 
10:30 h     Tristan Littlejohn, Berlin
11:00 h     Studiovisit Harm van den Dorpel, Berlin
11:30 h     N.N.
12:15 h     Studiovisit Auriea Harvey (online)
13:00 h     Lunch break

The Poetics of NFTs
Moderator: Mathilde Heitmann-Taillefer
14:00 h     Domenico Quaranta, Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara
14:45 h     Studiovisit Linda Dounia
15:15 h     Annet Dekker, University of Amsterdam
15:45 h     Meike Hopp, Juniorprof. TU Berlin für Digitale 
16:15 h     Alexander Koch, Berlin

17:00 h Break

17:30 h     Workshops Tristan Littlejohn and others
19:00 h     Exhibition tour with Rafaël Rozendaal & Thomas Seelig
20:00 h     Open Dinner

Saturday 22 April 2023

NFTs and New Collection Strategies
Moderator: Thomas Seelig
10:30 h     Saskia Draxler, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne
11:00 h     Studiovisit Florian Kuhlmann, Düsseldorf
11:30 h     Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum, New York City
12:00 h     Katharina Garbers-von Boehm, Berlin

12:30 h Lunch break

NFTs: Museum’s Future?
Moderator: Mathilde Heitmann-Taillefer
13:30 h     Erick Calderon, art blocks, New York City (online)
14:15 h     Studiovisit Simon Denny, Berlin
15:15 h     Ugo Pecoraio, HEK, Basel
15:45 h     Round Table: Rafaël Rozendaal, Domenico Quaranta, Christiane 
Paul, Annet Dekker, Alexander Koch
16:30 h     Farewell

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: New Landscapes – NFTs and the Museum (Essen, 20-22 Apr 23). In: 
ArtHist.net, Mar 9, 2023. <https://arthist.net/archive/38737>.

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