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Speculation & Acceleration: Financialization, Art & The Blockchain

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This paper looks at the financialization of art and the economy through a discussion on how art functions as financial instrument and gains value by its circulations as images, digital objects and information. These economies of original and scarce artworks and the ubiquitous symbolic value of art as information also underpins by the new blockchain models presented by start-ups looking to ‘disrupt’ the art market. Artists are also are exploring finance as medium through their work as a reflection on their own economies and practices. Through an analysis of artist projects and start-ups, this paper explores the new models and possibilities of blockchain for the economies of art.

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Title International Symposium on Computational Media Art
Abbreviated titleISCMA2019
Date4/01/197/01/19
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LocationCityU Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
CityHong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionInternational event