A group of artists hailing from across the globe will congregate in France to showcase an exhibition celebrating the upcoming tenth anniversary of Bitcoin. The art will be available for purchase using several different cryptocurrencies.
International Artists Congregate in France to Celebrate Upcoming Tenth Anniversary of Bitcoin
Art(r)evolution, an exhibition celebrating Bitcoin’s upcoming double-figure birthday, will see “international artists from various horizons [exhibiting] their works around the theme of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies” in Paris, France.
According to the exhibition’s website, “The exhibition will show the potential of cryptocurrencies through symbolism and practice,” and “will illustrate the genesis of this digital revolution.”
The exhibition is open to the public and will take place from the 28th of September until the 5th of October.
BTC to Be Hidden in Certain Artworks
The works exhibited will be available for purchase using BTC, ETH, XMR, or LTC. The exhibition’s website states that “[BTC] will be hidden in some works and certificates of authenticity registered in the [BTC] blockchain will also be issued to buyers.”
The exhibition’s organizer, French artist Pascal Boyart, stated: “We had the idea to organize an exhibition in Paris to show possible use cases of cryptocurrencies and connect the international crypto-friendly artists.”
Brian O’Hagen, marketing manager of exhibition sponsor Coinhouse, added: “France, through Paris, is well positioned to become the capital of this new artistic movement between art and crypto. Crypto Art redefines the way an artist can engage his audience. The advent of cryptocurrencies is not just a monetary revolution, it’s also a cultural revolution.”
Exhibition to Explore Decentralization and the Art Industry
According to the exhibition’s website, it seeks to provide “a unique opportunity to decode the potential upheavals that cryptocurrency and blockchain can cause in the world of art.” The themes explored include whether “selling works without intermediaries [is] now possible” and if cryptocurrencies comprise a vehicle for “freeing yourself from the art market and banking system.”
The artists featured at the exhibition will include Pascal Boyart, Andy Bauch, Coin Artist, Josephine Bellini, Nanu Berks, Bern Mark, Yosh, Saint Phalle Yom, Choq, Youl, and Ilies Issiakhem.
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