INVESTMENTS, December Common Seminar by João Enxuto

Date and time
9 December 2019 at 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan (Timetables at SL)

Our presentation will cover recent work and research on how financial technologies have calculated and modeled the recent market for contemporary art. As NYC-based artists we will focus on specific regulatory constructs and case studies that shape the assessments and value(s) of art work. This will begin with a revisit of our 2016 project, Institute for Southern Contemporary Art (ISCA), that reconsiders the uses of art market algorithms through observations developed in our recent paper, "When Zero Equals Affinity”.

We will conclude with projects that account for “proof of work” with blockchain as a means of staking claims on secondary market transactions and resale royalties. Covered topics will cut across conventions staged in the art academy, primary and secondary art markets, and offer paths beyond received artistic strategies.

The rise of financialization over the past four decades has made conventional assessment of value more opaque. The global financial system offers a dichotomy: it is a medium for the circulation of value and also a platform that produces models of the present that feed into derivative models of the future. These models exist in the world and as a world. Our presentation will highlight practices that creatively experiment with the economic, legal, and techno-institutional models that frame the art field.

Behzad Khosravi NooriProtected address 0704352657

Doctoral Programme in Art, Technology and Design

Updated: 1 December 2019