Book presentation Kolja Reichert: "Krypto-Kunst“
Kolja Reichert in conversation with Simon Denny
The conversation will be held in English
Monday, 28 February 2022, 7pm to 9pm
Fasanenstrasse 25, 10719 Berlin
The event will be held according to the 2G+ rule.
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Why are millions suddenly paid for files? Will digital certificates of ownership – so- called NFTs – lead to the democratisation of patronage? Do they only exacerbate already existing power imbalances? Or would it be more accurate to speak of a mere fetish?
Once again, an avant-garde is taking up arms against established art and its institutions. And with them comes a nostalgic video game aesthetics and a new type of commodity promising profits of gigantic proportions. With the boom of NF-certified Crypto Art a deluge of digital myth-making douses an art world that sees its hard-won values being questioned. Kolja Reichert shows that it less art and more history itself that is being bet on – and how, in this, the boundaries of audience and art work, of art and money become blurred.
Born in 1982, Kolja Reichert is an art critic. He was an editor at Spike Art Quarterly, at the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung und its weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. In 2018, he received the Will Grohmann Prize of Akademie der Kunste Berlin. In June 2021, he became the programme curator for discourse at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.