While the Corona pandemic has shifted attention from exhibition rooms to digital screens, blockchain culture has generated an entirely new art market. Digital animations inspired by computer game aesthetics, animated colour gradients, geometric graphics, or renderings of virtual worlds are sold for up to eight-digit sums, and artists throughout the world are starting to discover new possibilities in a decentralised world. Three letters promise alleged investment security and the prospect of unlimited profits: NTFs, non-fungible tokens, so-called digital certificates of ownership with forgery-proof registration in the blockchain. A blockchain is a collective register or account book that is generally accessible on all its users’ hard drives where it is continuously updated.
The exhibition and series of events Unblock Gaudi. Digital Art via Blockchain explores the significance of blockchains and their practical applications. What is a blockchain? What are NFTs? How does crypto currency work? And how do artists’ products and objects gain digital currency? These and other questions are examined not only in the exhibition but also in lectures and workshops.
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