WOMEN & NFTs
A deep dive into decentralized art, aiming to educate, engage and enthral the aficionado and the public at large while decoding the future of art, the Decentral Art Pavilion launches its last themed event: WOMEN & NFTs.
ALIDA SUN – ANNA CARRERAS – CHERYL FOX – CONNEKTOME – CRISTINA DE MIDDEL – DOMINIKA CUDA – ELLEN SHEIDLIN – FEDERICA BELLI – FLORENCIA S.M. BRÜCK – INESS RYCHLIK – JOHANA KROFT – KAREN JERZYK – SOULIMMIX – LEYLA EMEKTAR – LIA – LUNA IKUTA – MARIAM AJAMI – NADIEH BREMER – OLIVE ALLEN – PAULA RIVERO – REILLY STASIENKO – RENDERFRUIT – SASHA KATZ – STEPHY FUNG – VALENTINA PICOZZI – VIKA DALL – VITÓRIA CRIBB
The objective of the exhibition is to generate a necessary dialogue on NFTs and their impact on traditional art and to develop a broader public understanding of decentralized technologies. For this purpose of discussion and dissemination, various topics have been addressed and different points of view included in the past months: generative art, photography, fashion… Last but not least in this arena, a special focus on women could not be missing.
Time and time again, we’re told that NFTs are democratizing the world of art. But a key part is often untold: that this is only true for some. Female artists account for just 5% of all NFT sales in 2021 – an unfathomably small percentage. And yet as the market booms, the problem merely grows. We urgently need a movement to raise awareness, bridge the gap, and realize the utopia: to create a fairer creative world through technology.
The weekend dedicated to Women & NFTs is about this: opening a discussion through the Alternative Space talks and empowering women artists through a dedicated exhibition.
The talks are designed for open discussion and creative optimism: putting the future of female digital artists at the front and centre of the conversation as the future isn’t something we accept, but something we create. The scope is to build a future based on equality, mentorship, and representation for all, and encourage as many people as possible to go in the same direction. The debate will unfold in various Alternative Space talks taking place from June 6 to 11.
The debate will unfold in different Alternative Space talks taking place from June 6 to 11, while over the weekend the exhibition will shift from “Singularity” to a special focus on women artists and NFTs.
Women & NFT Weekend is organized by Florencia S.M. Bruck, Diego Lijtmaer, Javier Krasuk and Simone Furian.
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Alternative Spaces Talks Program:
• Monday, June 6, 7pm CEST – The 5%: a gender agenda.
Co-Hosted by AKQA
Speakers Rhian Lewis, Nadieh Bremer, Carole Stromboni, Joséphine Louis, Boo Bees.
• Wednesday, June 8, 7pm CEST – Women in Crypto
Speakers Aline d’Ambricourt, Queens of the Night & Iris Lucky Sloth
• Thursday, June 9, 7pm CEST – What does it mean to be a woman in the NFT art world?
Speakers: Dominika Cuda, AlidaSun, Florencia S.M. Brück, Sasha Katz, Cheryl Fox, Iness Rychlick
• Friday, June 10, 7pm CEST – WMN powered DAOs.
Co-Hosted by AKQA
Speakers: Zoe Scaman, Jessica Souedi, Carole Stromboni, Katie McIntyre, Anne Lise Stern
• Saturday, June 11, 8pm CEST – Mitosis: WMN empowering WMN.
Co-hosted by AKQA
• Saturday, June 11, 7pm CEST – Breaking through the barriers to achieve equal participation and leadership.
Speakers: Anna Carreras, Dominika Cuda, AlisaSun & Florencia S.M. Brück
Mitosis Preview at Decentral Art Pavilion
From 5% to fairness: this weekend at Decentral Art Pavilion, AKQA offers a preview of Mitosis – the first NFT collaborative collection aimed to onboard 50 WMN emerging and established artists.
Time and time again, we are told that NFTs are democratising the art world.
Yet there is a key part often left out: that is only true for some.
Female artists account for just 5% of all NFT sales in 2021. That’s unfathomably small. Yet as the market booms, the problem only grows. We urgently need a movement to raise awareness, bridge the gap, and realise the utopia: to create a fairer creative world through technology.
It is with this objective in mind that we created Mitosis, a space for WMN supporting WMN. A space powered by WMN artists, a soon to be announced DAO, by AKQA, and all of the partnering allies like Decentral Art Pavilion.
This project is about empowering a community that is constantly growing and evolving. It is a lively ecosystem that outlives a single stunt, giving WMN the tools they need to succeed: through a community platform, financial support, education, and collective collaboration. We’re spotlighting some of the most established NFT artists alongside some of the most exciting emerging artists to be stronger together. Because together, our impact ripples further.
During Women and NFTs weekend at Decentral Art Pavilion, AKQA is going to showcase Mitosis for the first time, while introducing the first announced artists – Renderfruit, Stasienko and Soulimmix – on a dedicated talk on Saturday 11th at 8.00 PM on Decentral Art Pavilion Twitter Space