Art (r)Evolution Event Opens as a Cryptocurrency-Inspired Art Exhibition
The Art (r)Evolution – A Cryptocurrency-Inspired Art Exhibition
As a tribute for a decade of their existence, a group of artists from across the globe are organizing an art exhibition that explores the cultural impact of Bitcoin. The event, scheduled to occur in the last week of September through to the first week of October, is called the ‘Art (r)Evolution.’ It will be hosted in Paris, France.
The Art (r)Evolution exhibition will display works from artists who are interested in the impact of digital currencies on the art and finance industries, as well as the global society.
As mentioned above, the expo will take place in Paris from September 28th to October 5th. All of the featured works will bear a quick response (QR) code to allow attendees to buy them using cryptocurrencies. The supported digital currencies include BTC, ETH, LTC, and XMR.
According to Pascal Boyart, a participating artist and an event organizer, the objective of the exhibition is to showcase the use cases of digital currencies and bring together artists who are enthused by the concept of virtual currencies. Pascal further added that France should become the international hub for a novel artistic movement that studies the correlation between art and cryptocurrencies. The artist also expressed optimism in the disruptive potential of digital currencies, saying that the new asset class has transformed the global culture.
Amazingly, the participating artists have been asked to conceal Bitcoin private keys in the works they exhibit during the event. This means that attendees who are keenly observant have the chance to walk away with prices during the exhibition event. So far artists who have confirmed their participation include Andy Bauch, Coin Artist, Nanu Berks, Saint Phall Yom, Illies Issiakhem, Josephine Bellini, Yosh, Mark Bern, and Choq. The event will be open to the public.
However, the Art (r)Evolution is not the first instance where artists have been inspired by digital currencies. Previously, Lincoln Townley, an artist based in Los Angeles, conducted an exhibition of his artworks. Notably, Lincoln made it known that the artworks could only be purchased using payments made in cryptocurrencies.
Furthermore, there is a Slovenian sculptor who created a carving that pays tribute to Bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency. In another instance, a Paris-based street artist called Ludo created magnificent murals that portrayed the rising popularity of Bitcoin after the demise if fiat currencies. Though it appears strange, it is evident that the art world is keen to adopt the concept of cryptocurrencies.