Crypto, political sphere, and new opportunities for online interactions.
The international group exhibition "Exploring the Decentralized Web - Art on the Blockchain" provides insights into the latest developments of blockchain and Web3 from an artistic perspective. With this exhibition, the HEK addresses an audience with an interest in artistic productions that creatively use blockchain technologies or inventively exploit the possibilities of smart contracts. The works gathered here not only invite reflection on how politics and the economic structures of cryptocurrencies influence each other, but visitors will find themselves confronted with a number of other questions; such as how these technologies determine our online interactions and what impact they have on economic systems and societies in general.
The exhibition marks the conclusion of "HEK Connect - Cultural Participation in the Age of a Decentralized Internet," was made possible with the support of the Federal Office of Culture and the Basel-Stadt and Basel- Landschaft departments of culture as part of Covid's "Transformation Projects" grant program. The project includes a blockchain-based circle of friends and online and offline events, such as some panel discussions, workshops, and a series of collectively initiated projects.
The presentation also connects to the previous exhibition at HEK. "Collective Worldbuilding - Art in the Metaverse" focused on the new spheres of the Internet, which we call the metaverse, and addressed the development of DAOs. The two exhibitions are complemented by a joint catalog with texts by experts in the field. Critical contributions present a comprehensive, accessible analysis of issues related to Web3, blockchains, DAOs, and the metaverse.
An extensive outreach program accompanies the exhibition and offers multiple opportunities for critical engagement with blockchain and Web3 technologies and their creative applications.
Artists: Botto I Primavera De Filippi I Simon Denny and Guile Twardowski I Constant Dullaart I eeefff I Sarah Friend I Leander Herzog and Milian Mori I Kyle McDonald I Amanda E. Metzger I Chloé Michel I Rhea Myers I no1s1 Labs and Dezentrum I Operator I Lukas Truniger
Curators: Sabine Himmelsbach and Boris Magrini
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