Kolja Reichert – Kryptokunst

Kolja Reichert – Kryptokunst

Why are millions suddenly being paid for files? Do digital certificates of ownership – called NFTs – democratize patronage? Do they only radicalize existing power imbalances? Or is it a mere fetish?

Once again, an avant-garde is blowing up a storm against established art and its institutions. In its luggage it has a nostalgic computer game aesthetic and a new kind of commodity with gigantic promises of profit. With the boom of NFT certified crypto art, a flood of digital folklore is pouring over an art world that sees its hard-won values called into question. Kolja Reichert shows that it is not so much art as history itself that is being bet on here – and how this blurs the boundaries between audience and work, between art and money.

Softcover, 11.2 cm x 15.1 cm, 80 pages, in German

Price: 10,00 Euro