Bridge to Metaverse – Traditional Art Market meets Crypto

Event Sep 25, 2020

We had a nice time today while briefly attending some of the sessions that were part of the Bridge to Metaverse. Traditional Art Market meets Crypto event sponsored in park by

Conventional, Meet CryptoVoxels

The tour that kicked off the even was exciting. We are old hats with CryptoVoxels, but it was super interesting to see this solid group of conventional artists with work on display in the MoCA (this link opens in the CryptoVoxels metaverse).

Here is a full video of the tour.

"Bridge to Metaverse" CryptoVoxels tour

Some of the most amazing artists on display and in some cases, as panelists in the various breakout sessions include the following.

Eve Sussman

Sussman, Eve. "89 Seconds Atomized" [detail]

The visuals from "89 Seconds Atomized" are phenomenal. The missing blocks or atoms in each frame of video are where owners of these visual areas exercised their right as an owner, and did not allow their atoms to be used in the frame.

The video was played on the stage during intermission and was one of the absolute highlights of the entire event. If you have not explored this amazing video, you can directly visit it while it is still installed.

Sussman, Eve. "89 seconds Atomized," [detail]

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. "D 161"

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are renown artists featured in major institutions througout the world. Their piece "D 161" is based on an original drawing. View this piece in CryptoVoxels while still installed.

Recycle Group

Recycle Group. "The Garbage"

Curious Augmented Reality based art based on garbage by Recycle Group. you can view their installation while it is still present in the MoCA.

Liz Capote

Capote, Liz. "Involuntary suicide," [detail]

Checkout this powerful statement, "Involuntary suicide" by Cuban artist Liz Capote. On display for a limited time at MoCA.

Loris Gréaud

Loris Gréaud. "The Trilogy"

Killer space based art by Loris Gréaud! Check it it out while on display at the MoCA.

What is Crypto Art: Movement, Tool or Medium?

The breakout session "What is Crypto Art: Movement, Tool or Medium?" was brief but exciting, covering interesting topics like insuring NFT art, traditional art world support and integration with the crypto art space, and as the title suggests, what the role of crypto art is...

Spoiler alert: it was essentially considered to be possible to be all 3.

Particularly of note are a couple cool things about this breakout session.

  • A decent ratio of non-white-dude to white dude– we particularly enjoyed the dialog and feedback from Gisel X Florez, Eve Sussman, and Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr.
  • David Moore with the hilariously clutch "working from home" move of reporting in from a vehicle.

Overall it was a nice event; it seems that it could have shared more, had more interactivity with the audience members and actual Q&A with the chat. For the time we were present (about 3.5 hours total) there was not much if any interaction with participants in the chat, despite some participants asking valid questions.

You can visit the art show at The MoCA Gallery.

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Senem de Kroon

I am a passionate writer and consumer of art. The cryptoart space is exciting and breathing fresh air into the tired art world's life support system. My first collected NFT artwork is by XCOPY. 🖼🎉

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