Art in Focus | Art + Tech: Innovation, Change and Creativity
From Beeple’s US$69 million NFT artwork to virtual museum shows around the world, the art world witnessed accelerated digitalization since the pandemic. According to the Art Basel Report, in 2020, online sales doubled to a record high of $12.4 billion, accounting for an all-time high of 25% of the art market’s overall value and exceeding the sales in brick-and-mortar galleries — a market first.
Christie’s Education’s Art + Tech: Innovation, Change and Creativity brings you the latest developments in the field of art and technology. Different roles in the art world — artists, gallerists, collectors, museum curators, tech and arts entrepreneurs — will share how technology is reshaping art making, display and transactions. You will learn about the online art market, the basics of NFTs, making art with mixed reality, as well as visions for the future of museums and exhibitions.
Join Christie’s Education’s Art + Tech: Innovation, Change and Creativity programme to stay informed about the fast-evolving landscape of art and tech.
Art + Tech: Innovation, Change and Creativity | English
- Immersive Technologies and the Future of Museum Experience | 25 minutes
Sylvain Levy | Co-Founder of DSL Collection
Renowned collector speaking on how he is digitalizing his collection, and points to future museum experiences enriched by mixed reality.
- Tech Disruption and Opportunity for Museum Curation | 25 minutes
Doryun Chong | Deputy Director and Chief Curator of M+
Renowned curator speaking on how major institutions, powered by new possibilities presented by technological innovations, are rethinking curation and exhibition.
- The Life with Marina Abramović | 40 minutes
Todd Eckert | Founder and CEO of Tin Drum, Director of Marina Abramović: The Life
Collaborator of Marina Abramović on the process of creating the first mixed reality artwork offered at auction, and how technology expanded the artist’s body of work.
- NFTs 101: Deciphering Crypto Art | 40 minutes
Qinwen Wang | Web3 Community Lead, Polka Dot Network Council Member, Producer of Virtual Niche Exhibition
Blockchain entrepreneur offering a concise guide on the basics of NFTs, from possibilities for art creation and the art market, to challenges such as regulatory and environmental concerns.
- Staying ahead of the Game: The Gallery Perspective on Art + Tech | 55 minutes
Willem Molesworth | Vice President of Hong Kong Art Gallery Association
Veteran gallerist on how commercial galleries are embracing selling and exhibiting online in the post-pandemic art market, as well as on curating shows that reflect the technological development of our time.
- Shaping Collections: Connecting the Dots in the Art World | 20 minutes
Bernadine Bröcker Wieder | CEO & Co-Founder of Vastari
Arts entrepreneur on how to use technology to connect museums and private collections around the world, enabling touring exhibitions, content sharing and therefore enhancing exposure for objects and shows.
*Schedule and topics are subject to change.