Virtual | Discovering Digital – Making Sense of NFT Platforms

April 28 @ 12:00 pm

9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the “Discovering Digital” series, we are bringing together four leading voices of the art crypto community. Please join Amanda Cassatt, Co-Founder and President of Mojito (Sotheby’s Metaverse), Marisa Kayyem, Chief Curator of LiveArt and LiveArtX Studio, Stephanie Pereira, VP of Creator Success at Rally for a discussion on NFT marketplaces and the opportunities they offer art world professionals. The discussion will be moderated by Elena Zavelev, Co-Founder and CEO of CADAF Digital Art Fair.

More than $17 billion worth of NFTs were traded in 2021 and the market is expected to grow to more than $35 billion this year. Artists and collectors are now embracing blockchain-based technologies and NFT marketplaces have proliferated, many of them with specific focus or niche. But what is an NFT platform? How do you buy and sell an NFT? How are marketplaces different? Our panelists will share an overview of the space, the platforms they are building, and discuss what makes a successful NFT project.

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About the speakers

Headshot of Amanda CassattAmanda Cassatt is Co-founder and President of Mojito, a new web3 platform for NFT commerce, finance, and community engagement. Mojito is the first venture to spin out of Serotonin, a crypto-native strategic marketing firm and product studio for transformative technologies that Amanda founded in 2020 and currently leads as its CEO. Amanda is a notable product builder and master marketer who has helped bring some of the leading blockchain companies to market and advised global institutions on how to adopt NFTs and crypto to bring their brands into the metaverse.

From 2016 to 2019, Amanda spearheaded bringing Ethereum to market as the CMO of ConsenSys, supporting its growth to become the largest and most robust blockchain ecosystem. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Amanda co-founded media startup Slant, which she launched after working under Arianna Huffington at The Huffington Post where she learned about the challenges for creators in web2 that she would spend her subsequent career addressing.

Headshot of Marisa KayyemMarisa Kayyem is Chief Curator of LiveArt & LiveArtX Studio. Marisa is an art historian, curator, and art advisor specializing in modern, contemporary, and digital art. Prior to LiveArt, she was the Director of Education at Christie’s, where she established the art business and art market programs. She has taught, lectured and participated in panel discussions about art, art history, collecting, the art market, at art fairs, auction houses and universities. As an art advisor, Marisa has assembled collections for both private individuals and corporations. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Headshot of Stephanie PereriaStephanie Pereira is VP of Creator Success at Rally, a web3 platform that makes it possible for anyone to launch their own digital economy using blockchain technology. She has more than 15 years of experience working at the intersection of arts, tech and business and before joining Rally, Stephanie served as Director of New Museum’s NEW INC where she co-founded extended reality studio and accelerator, ONX Studio. Prior to that, she was a senior leader at Kickstarter where she worked for over six years, first as the inaugural Director of Arts, and ultimately as Director of Creator Engagement where she oversaw strategic growth and management of a global community of over 100K people.

Headshot of Elena ZavelevElena Zavelev is an entrepreneur focusing on digital art & NFTs, based in New York City. Elena has been successfully building tools for artists, curators & collectors in digital art and NFT space since 2017 with CADAF, Digital Art Month and New Art Academy. Earlier engagements include Christie’s, 1stDibs, Skate’s Art Market Research and more. Elena’s writings can be found on Forbes, Observer, ESP Cultural Magazine and Deloitte. She holds a MA degree in contemporary art and connoisseurship from Christie’s Education.


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Thank you to ArtTable NY Programs Committee Members Laurence Lafforgue and Sophie Coco, and ArtTable NY Programs Committee Co-Chair, Regan Lynn Larroque, for organizing this program.

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Virtual | Discovering Digital – Yam Karkai and the World of Women NFT Project

8am PT/9am MT/10am CT/11am ET

The world is abuzz about NFTs, and it does not come as a shock that the space is awash with male artists. Yam Karkai, the sole artist behind the World of Women (WoW), is a critical voice in the NFT space not just for women but for collective diversity in the crypto community. Join Yam and Yennefer, Head of Communications at WoW, for a virtual discussion about Yam’s vision for this project, how she became a part of the NFT space, the seemingly overnight success of World of Women, and her thoughts on how NFT projects stay relevant in a booming crypto market.

Admission:

  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • All Other ArtTable Members – $10
  • Non-Members – $20

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About the speakers

Headshot of Yam KarkaiYam Karkai is a digital illustrator and NFT artist who creates pieces that focus on bringing women into the spotlight while at the same time addressing certain aspects of women’s lives. She does so through vivid harmonious color combinations together with playful, delicate lines and a touch of fantasy.

She is also the creator and illustrator of the “World of Women” project that works on bringing more diversity and representativeness into the NFT world while creating a safe welcoming space for women and minorities and also supporting up and coming artists.


Image: World of Women NFT project samples; Yam Karkai

Thank you to Sophie Coco, New York Chapter Programs Committee member, for organizing this program.

Virtual | Discovering Digital – Immersive Technology & Art with Laura Hertzfeld & Nancy Baker Cahill

6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

Discovering Digital is a new programming series developed by ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programs Committee. Each discussion will explore different aspects of new media initiatives in the art world. These virtual conversations are led by experts in the field and appeal to all who are interested in digital media.

As COVID-19 has created a higher demand for art that can be experienced in the public space, immersive technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality have become synonymous with what’s marketable and accessible in our current pandemic world. Artist Nancy Baker Cahill and journalist/producer Laura Hertzfeld will discuss immersive art, the creative process, and the possibilities and perils of the brave new world of NFTs – as well as provide insight on how to get started in the digital art world.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

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  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Nancy Baker Cahill

Headshot of Nancy Baker Cahill, a white woman wearing dark rimmed glasses and a black tank top

Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her recent AR public art project, Liberty Bell, commissioned by Art Production Fund, earned features in the New York Times, frieze Magazine, Artnet, Smithsonian Magazine and the Washington Post, among many other publications. The project, on view through 2021, spans six historic and culturally significant sites along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and appeared in Artnews’ list, The Defining Public Artworks of 2020. Baker Cahill was also included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 Deciders.

Her 2018 TED talk, Augmented Reality (AR) as an Artist’s Tool for Equity and Access, launched her international public speaking practice. She has since delivered keynotes at the 2019 Games For Change, 2020 A.W.E. (Augmented World Expo) and has spoken at the Hirshhorn Museum and numerous academic institutions and conferences. Baker Cahill is an artist scholar in the Berggruen Institute’s inaugural Transformations of the Human Fellowship, and will begin a residency focused on AR monuments at Oxy Arts this summer. She is the Art and Creative Technologies Advisor for the XRSI Safety Initiative, and is a member of the Guild of Future Architects. In May 2021, she will receive the Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor.

About Laura Hertzfeld

Laura Hertzfeld - white woman with dark brown hair, red shit, and black blazerLaura Hertzfeld is an Emmy-winning producer, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience helping news organizations develop online content, engagement and distribution strategies. She leads the XR Partner Program at Yahoo Ryot Labs, building AR and VR projects for Verizon Media’s news partners. Laura was a 2018-2019 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University where she researched the intersection of art, immersive storytelling, and journalism. She previously led Journalism 360, an immersive storytelling initiative from Google News Lab, Knight Foundation, and ONA. She has held leadership roles at Entertainment Weekly, Ora TV, and PBS.org and was an editor on the original Yahoo News team.

 

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Regan Lynne Larroque, ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programming Committee Co-Chair, for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Hollow Point 101, LUMINEX: Dialogues of Light, Courtesy of Nancy Baker Cahill
  2. Nancy Baker Cahill, courtesy of the speaker
  3. Laura Hertzfeld, courtesy of the speaker

Virtual | Discovering Digital – In Beeple’s Wake: The Next 5000 Days of NFTs & the Art Market

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

Discovering Digital is a new programming series developed by ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programs Committee that will explore different aspects of new media initiatives in the art world. These virtual conversations will be led by experts in the field and appeal to all who are interested in digital media.

Join Meghan Doyle, cataloguer at Christie’s New York, as she takes you through a behind the scenes look at the now historic March 2021 sale at Christie’s – Beeple’s EVERYDAYS: The First 5000 Days. Minted exclusively for Christie’s, this purely-digital artwork was presented as an NFT (non-fungible token), effectively a guarantee of its authenticity. Bidding started at $100, an approachable entry price that paralleled the accessible nature of the work’s medium and content, and within an hour drew over 180 bids from across the globe, pushing the price over $1 million in the first eight minutes alone. The work eventually realized $69,356,250 with 88% of active bidders entirely new to Christie’s, thus ushering in a new art market era – one that transcends the boundaries of established collecting and traditional media. Marrying art and technology, Beeple’s EVERYDAYS opened up the art market to a new world of possibilities. There will be plenty of time for questions and lively discussion.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Not a member? Join today!

Can’t make the program at this time? Register anyway to receive a recording after!

Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About Meghan Doyle

Meghan DoyleMeghan Doyle is a Cataloguer at Christie’s New York. She joined the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department in August 2018. She has been directly involved in a diverse range of specialized auctions of Post-War and Contemporary Art including a pivotal role in the sourcing, marketing and sale of Beeple’s EVERYDAYS: The First 5000 Days, the first digital-only artwork to be offered at a major auction house, which achieved $69,346,250 in March 2021, and continues to support the development of and education around the burgeoning NFT art market.

Ms. Doyle holds BAs in Art History and Italian, with a minor in Nonprofit Management, from Pepperdine University, where she graduated as valedictorian and was named the Art History student of the year in 2018. Prior to her work at Christie’s Ms. Doyle has served in positions at a variety of museums, including The British Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

Thank you to Regan Lynne Larroque, ArtTable’s New York Chapter Programming Committee Member, for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Christie’s Inc. with copyright Beeple 2021
  2. Meghan Doyle, courtesy of the speaker
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