07/16 Sat.|Art NFTs 101

‘When I come across a piece of digital art that I’m interested in, I don't reject it just because it's sold as an NFT, nor do I resist collecting it just because it's not minted as an NFT; NFT is a technology that can be well integrated with digital art, and the key to collecting art is always the work concept and whether I’m moved by it.’

Tiffany Huang, Art Advisor

‘I believe that blockchain technology will be used in all aspects of life in the future, which is why I named the brand “ATISMIC” – All That Is Solid Melts Into Cryptospace. Through curation, I hope to establish the long-term value of art NFTs, and through NFT technology, to bring digital artworks closer to the needs of different collectors.’

Alice Chien, Founder of ATISMIC

07/16 Sat.|Digital Art vs Traditional Art

‘When discussing with the artist how to transform a physical work into an AR presentation, we continue to ask "what’s the most important component?” Take Yao Jui-Chung's “Eight Days a Week” for example, the most important element is the life of modern literati, so when we put in a scene like playing mahjong, the audience can quickly relate to the work as they experience it.’

Erica Huang, Independent Curator

‘A lot of people think it's okay to just put previous content as it is on chain, but that's not how NFTs work. It’ll always remain as a JPG if the artwork doesn't lead to more activities among the community, and it is only when the work/project strikes the community and creates a whirlwind of fun that it shall be considered an NFT.’

Aluan Wang, Crypto Artist and Co-founder of akaSwap

07/17 Sun.|Prints vs NFTs: Digitalisation of Editions

‘Digital artworks with editions, such as Harm van den Dorpel or David Rudnick’s works that I mentioned earlier, have found an outlet through NFTs, i.e. collecting digital works somewhat makes sense to collectors now. It’s worth observing how art NFTs develop in the future. ...... here’s my thoughts on the current bear market – I do think it’s a great idea to present digital works in the form of NFTs, but what collectors should think about is, if these works are no longer “tokenised” NFTs, do you still love the images or the concept? What is your personal connection to an artwork? If the answers remain positive, then market fluctuations shall be irrelevant to you.’

Ronnie Hsu, Co-founder of the COLLECTORS

07/17 Sun.|What is Curation and Why Does it Matter?

‘I always see the artworks before reading the description when I go to an exhibition, and I enjoy chatting with others to exchange ideas. The importance of discourses is not necessarily revealed immediately. Rather, the power of words will naturally reflect its value over time. For example, when I collect a piece of artwork because I love it, I’d also like to dive deeper into the background of the artist and the work. This is when the past exhibition discourse and all related archive matter to me. I think it is only meaningful to collect when I’m able to empathise with artworks through the exposition of the discourse.’

Matthew Shieh, Art Collector

‘Some curators would assume that the audience already has knowledge of art history and do not elaborate enough on art terms, which makes it difficult for most audience to enjoy the exhibition. I believe that curators should put emphasis on clarity and plainness when it comes to exhibition discourses, the more colloquial the better, that even a teenager could understand. To me, a good exhibition brings me a sense of satisfaction, making me touched and inspired afterwards.’

Jenny Lee, Independent Curator & Art Basel VIP Representative for Taiwan