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Tuesday, June 1 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums - Panel Session 1: A Journey into the NFT Space – A New Chapter in the Future of Art History

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A Journey into ihe NFT Space – A New Chapter in the Future of Art History
Diane Drubay, Trudy Elmore, Asya Shklyar, Micol Vertical, moderated by Wendy Sherman
Art Slave, United States of America
The art world has entered a new era that has been gathering steam since 2017, finally gaining the attention of the general public in 2021: the non-fungible token (or NFT). Beginning with the rise of NFT themed conversations on the Clubhouse app and culminating with the first ever Christie’s auction of an NFT artwork (by the digital artist Beeple) on Feb. 16, 2021. Now on April 15, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has become a publicly traded company on the stock exchange.
What does this all mean for the post-pandemic art world? This panel discussion with experts in digital art, computer technology, art curation, and technology-driven art museums will reveal the digital transformation taking place in our society and how it affects artists, art history, the art market, and even the possibilities for creation.

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Asya Shklyar

Director of the High Performance Computing, Pomona College
Asya Shklyar has worked in IT for over 20 years and is passionate about technology that has the potential to improve human lives. Lately it is everything that has to do with data science and new mediums, like Virtual and Augmented Reality. Asya has worked mostly in Life Sciences... Read More →
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Diane Drubay

Founder, We Are Museums
Diane Drubay is a French Berlin-based visual artist using photography, video art and multimedia installation to express her vision of nature-infused futures. Her current project explores natural interferential colours and how they impact our vision of landscapes and our imagination... Read More →
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Micol Vertical

Micol is founder and creator of VerticalCrypto Art – a profile dedicated to the NFT space born in July 2020 and documenting the rise of NFTs and cryptoart. She has worked in the tech and creator industry for over seven years, building partnerships and consulting on content strategies for big and small corporations across the globe... Read More →
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Trudy Elmore

Artist, Creative Director, Tru Art
Tru is an award-winning 3d digital artist. She is mostly self-taught, lives in Toronto, Canada and has exhibited internationally. Based in animation, installation, and print, her work explores issues of mortality, technological evolution and our new way of seeing --mediated almost... Read More →
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Wendy Sherman

Curator, Art Slave
Southern California native Wendy Sherman is a curator, arts manager, art director, and graphic artist. She is the former gallery manager of sp[a]ce gallery in Pasadena, CA and Gregorio Escalante Gallery in LA’s Chinatown Arts District. Currently she is interested in working with... Read More →

Tuesday June 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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