Digital art has been around since the 60s, but its popularity and huge surge in interest is just beginning in Asia, with Christie’s sale of Beeple’s NFT work “Everydays: The First 5000 Days”.
In response to the increase in NFT works, transactions and interest in digital art, Christie’s Education, together with Christie’s Taipei office is delighted to present “Digital Art and the Revolution of Collecting”, a complimentary series of discussions from curator Sean Hu, NFT collector, and Next & Nexus Law Office Founding Attorney Liying Wang, together with global art market columnist Xao-E.
Through these conversations, participants will:
- Deepen their knowledge in the development of creating art using new media and technology
- Learn firsthand how collectors with a focus on NFTs are developing this into a new collecting category
Sessions & Speakers
Art the Tech vs Tech the Art
August 26 | 3:00-5:00PM (GMT+8)
Sean Hu is the honorary board member for Jut Foundation for Arts & Architecture, Taipei City Government Policy Consultant, VT Artsalon co-founder, and Doubles Square co-founder, curator, the CEO of Hu’s Art Company. He worked as an art curator for Fubon Art Foundation, the director-general of the Association of the Visual Arts(AVAT) in Taiwan, the director of Taiwan Contemporary Art Archive, and an adjunct lecturer at the National Taiwan University of Arts. He has won numerous awards and recognitions for exhibitions he curated.
Digital Art and the Revolution of Collecting
August 27 | 3:00-5:00PM (GMT+8)
Law Office Founding Attorney of Next & Nexus
Liying is the founding attorney of Next & Nexus Law Office and the counsel of AppWorks Ventures, who has decade-long experience in the fields of blockchain and other emerging technologies.
She also serves as the Chairwoman of the Innovation and Technology Committee at Taipei Bar Association as well as the Chief Supervisor of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Development Association. Liying loves her role to work closely with all government and industry leaders to together strive for a smarter regulatory environment that respects and rewards innovation.
Liying received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) with honors from Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law. Liying is admitted to both Taipei Bar and New York State Bar.
Raymong Cheng / Xao-E
Global Art Market Columnist
Ph.D. in Law, LL.M.; 2020 World Champion, iOS & Android app <ART MASTER> ; Columnist of ARTouch's "The Eyes of Xao-E"; Commissioner of the Executive Committee of ART TAIPEI.
An enthusiast in market trend and development of the modern and contemporary art, focusing on the exploration of forgotten/overlooked stories of modern and contemporary artists. A free-lance art columnist for over 5 years.
Client representative of Christie’s Taipei
Graduated from Art & Business Certificate Course, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London in 2017. Co-founded Where Art City in 2018. Once a certified public account of Washington State, USA. Actively self-educating on blockchain and related application starting 2020. Passionate about serving as a bridge between the blockchain industry and art industry.