[SAW Dialogues] Connecting the Dots: Art and Blockchain

[SAW Dialogues] Connecting the Dots: Art and Blockchain

15 January 2022
Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444 & Streaming Live via SAW Digital
Free Admission

[SAW Dialogues] Connecting the Dots: Art and Blockchain

Blockchain technology is a relatively new innovation in the artworld. How can it be implemented for the benefit of artists, galleries, institutions and the art market at large? We discuss its strengths and uncertainties, and the ways it can transform the future of art-making, dealing and collecting.

This talk is both streaming live on SAW Digital & happening physically at Gillman Barracks Block 47. For the physical talk, please register for a free ticket here.

Jonathan Liu is a Singaporean visual artist and lecturer experimenting primarily with photography within his practice. His recent works attempt to mirror and question our reality through representation and fragmentation of the landscape, working with memory and its layers in between. He graduated from London College of Communication and currently lectures at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He is also a founding member of NFT Asia, a community on Discord centered on uplifting Asian artists.

Wang Zineng is Founder of Art Agenda, an art advisory and gallery in Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia. Before establishing Art Agenda in 2016, Zineng headed the sale of Southeast Asian art at Christie’s, and developed the art collection at National Gallery Singapore. He is widely acknowledged as an expert and key market-maker for Southeast Asian art.  Zineng is currently developing the rubrics for strengthening art market transactions via digital tokens and blockchain. 

Clara Peh is Founder of NFT Asia, the largest NFT community focused on Asian and Asia-based artists and creatives. She is Art Lead and Curator at Appetite, where she curated ‘Right Click + Save’, Singapore’s first large-scale NFT exhibition. Clara is also Adjunct Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts and an independent arts writer. Her work has been published in Hyperallergic, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and Art and Market.

Kathleen Ditzig is a Singaporean researcher and curator. Her research focuses on exhibition histories of Southeast Asia and unpacks the enduring legacies and networks of the Cold War in cultural production. With Fang Tze Hsu, she recently co-curated the exhibition ‘Art Histories of a Forever War: Modernism between Space and Home’ at the Taipei Fine Art Museum. With Debbie Ding and Robin Lynch, she founded the research collective offshoreart.co in 2015.

Co-Presented with Art & Market
Gillman Barracks, Block 47 Malan Rd, Singapore 109444 & Streaming Live via SAW Digital
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