Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

Conference “Transitions: from Contemporary to Digital, and Back Again” by Alfredo Cramerotti and Auronda Scalera at the National Museum of Art Timisoara for the Official Opening of Art Encounters Biennial 2023

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on May 13, 2023

Talk on the Art Stage at #NFTNYC2023 in New York City about “Commissioning and Collecting Contemporary Art NFTs”

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on April 12, 2023

Speaking and moderating as @curatorview and @mostyngallery on Weds 12th April, 4.30pm with Auronda Scalera @aurondascalera and Peter Hamilton @PeterHamilton on the Art Stage at #NFTNYC2023 about “Commissioning and Collecting Contemporary Art NFTs”

Taking as case studies IAM Infinity Art Museum (blockchain-based) and Seattle NFT Museum (venue-based), I will discuss the approach to the respective projects and how artists relevance in the cultural space at large is imprinted via these new ways of commissioning and collecting art for future generations.

Topics touched upon during the talk include the making of the Seattle NFT Museum & IAM Infinity Art Museum, recent standout artist projects, curating from different perspectives, commissioning projects in the NFT space, and questions about the art market: how should curators, gallerists, and marketplaces tackle some of the challenges in the digital space such as technical, trust, inequality and other issues?

Alfredo Cramerotti speaking at the Inaugural Evidence Session of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on metaverse, web3, arts & culture at the House of Lords

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on April 3, 2023

Today we’re making history indeed as they say!

Honoured to be a witness expert called in for the inaugural Evidence Session of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on metaverse, web3, arts & culture at the House of Lords.

An incredibly focused session, with key questions asked to the experts invited. A thought-provoking meeting, which will help the UK Government’s direction on arts & advanced technologies. Respect to #baronessuddin and #afaghmulazadeh for conceiving this initiative.

As curators working at the crossroad of contemporary and digital arts – contributing to merging the two – we indicated the main opportunities that lie ahead for the sector:

1) Fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to the art. Not only for the audiences but also for the practitioners who can now create, distribute and sell their works directly to collectors and institution worldwide. And that is important for sustaining creative careers no matter background of geography.

2) Opportunity for cultural organisations to engage with new generations of audiences through broadening their remit – offering a wide range of cultural projects both irl and online in order to nurture the future patrons of the arts.
To achieve this, museums and galleries of the future must build in-house expertise and capacity and this calls for partnership with tech enterprises. Culture organisations and tech businesses must come together.

3) The environmental sostenibility of this merging between contemporary art and digital art allows producers, artists, institutions, the art market itself and its audiences to interact with each other for a fraction of the carbon footprint of the same exchanges irl. Engaging in a meaningful way and enjoying the experience of art is now more sustainable in terms of climate justice.

Digital art is not a replacement of irl experience but it’s a meaningful expansion of it. As curators, we are here to make this possible and to help artists, art institutions and creative businesses to achieve this.

Call it the arts & advanced technologies manifesto if you like.

THE CONTEMPORARY IS DIGITAL ART, panel talk at Art In Space 360 Dubai

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on February 24, 2023

Date: 26th February 2023, 4 PM – 4:45 PM

Moderator: Michaela Lallouz

Speakers:Auronda Scalera, Alfredo Cramerotti, Florencia SM Brück, Javier Krasuk

A fire-shooting conversation on the convergence of contemporary and digital art, based on 10 questions:

  1. What defines contemporary digital art, and how has it evolved over time?
  2. How does contemporary digital art challenge traditional notions of art and creativity, and what new opportunities does it present for artists?
  3. How has the rise of digital technology and social media impacted contemporary art, and how have artists adapted to these changes?
  4. What are some of the most significant contemporary digital art movements and styles, and what makes them unique?
  5. How can we better integrate contemporary digital art into mainstream art spaces, and what challenges do we face in doing so?
  6. How can we support emerging digital artists and provide them with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed?
  7. What role do institutions like museums and galleries play in promoting and showcasing contemporary digital art, and how can they better engage with audiences?
  8. How do contemporary digital artists navigate issues of copyright and intellectual property, and what challenges do they face in protecting their work?
  9. How does contemporary digital art reflect and comment on contemporary social and political issues, and what impact can it have on society?
  10. What do you see as the future of contemporary digital art, and how will it continue to evolve and shape the art world?

METAMORPHOSIS hybrid exhibition at Art In Space 360 Dubai & online – launch 24 February 2023

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on February 24, 2023

A new digital arts curatorial project IRL & online in collaboration with in Dubai

METAMORPHOSIS – an exhibition organised by Alfredo Cramerotti @curatorview + Auronda Scalera @auronda, part of the biggest digital art festival in UAE, featuring @viktoriamodesta x @sage_morei @katie.mcintyre @florenciabruck @g.enesiskai

Join us at the BoulevArt Festival in Downtown Dubai from 24-26 Feb 2023 for a fusion of art and technology.

150+ artists that represent the digital generation – the best NFT collectors and curators called to build an unbelievable rich and dynamic digital art festival – @foundrydowntown @kalimat_artcorp join forces for a 3-day celebration of digital art and NFTs with over 30 galleries participating and 115 artists.

Multiplicity-XXNFT and IAM–Infinity Art Museum: NFTs, Crypto Art & the Metaverse | Talk by Alfredo Cramerotti + Auronda Scalera @ RENDR Creativity & Technology Festival

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on February 23, 2023

Alfredo Cramerotti (@curatorview) + Auronda Scalera (@auronda), co-Directors of @infinityartmuseum speak at RENDR 2023, on curating exhibitions and working with contemporary artists bridging the ‘legacy art world’ of cultural institutions and #metaverse #web3 #NFTs #cryptoarts as well as the world of Art & Advanced Technologies (AxAT) in general.

From recent hybrid IRL/online exhibitions such as Mavericks: Warriors, Fighters and Badass Goddesses of the Verse and Metamorphosis to the curatorial & publishing platform Multiplicity-XXNFT and the blockchain-based IAM-Infinity Art Museum, they will tackle the future of art, film, gaming and media on February 23, 6:20pm in Belfast, NI, among 30+ creatives from Netflix, Pixar, Walt Disney Studios, George Lucas Film, and Epic Games.

Other speakers include Mike Reiss (creator of @thesimpsons), @erik.kessels (whom I fondly remember working with on a past edition of @formatfestival), Muki Kulhan (top 20 women in metaverse), Charmaine Chan (of the very @lucasfilm), Dorothy Di Stefano (founder of @moltenimmersiveart & curator of @noorriyadhfestival), @helenstills (yes indeed of #gamesofthrones) and other amazing minds.

IAM–Infinity Art Museum @infinityartmuseum is the first ever-evolving art museum in the Metaverse. It promotes art by connecting artists, curators, and collectors in a creative and immersive way.

NFT Artwork credits: Katie McIntyre
@katie.mcintyre 🙏🙏

Talk: XXNFT: Revealing Remarkable NFT Women Artists

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on December 15, 2022

Thursday 15th December 2022, 11AM EST / 4PM GMT

XXNFT: Revealing Remarkable NFT Women Artists✨

During the webinar we will discuss the XXnft as the platform promoting female NFT artists. Moreover, co-founders of XXnft Auronda Scalera and Alfredo Cramerotti will share their perspective on female #NFT projects and #NFTart collecting. At the end webinar guests will reply to questions from the audience.

Guest Speakers:

▫️Auronda Scalera is the Cofounder of XXnft, a publishing platform for women and not binary in NFT; Co-Director, Infinity Art Museum on the Verse; curator and consultant for contemporary and digital arts based in London and Dubai. Upcoming projects include the organization of panels about NFTs and museums for plusTATE and IKT.

▫️Alfredo Cramerotti is Director at Mostyn gallery; Co-Director, Infinity Art Museum on the Verse; Adviser, British Council Acquisition Committee & UK Government Art Collection. He curated 4 national pavilions and collateral events at the Venice Biennale, EXPO Film & Video in Chicago, and the biennials Sequences VII and Manifesta 8. Cofounder of XXnft, a publishing platform for women and not binary in NFT.

Scalera and Cramerotti will be the curators during the next Venice Art Biennale for the Decentral Art Pavilion

▫️Denis Belkevich
Art economist and visiting lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York), external consultant of Deloitte CIS in Art & Finance, General Partner of Fuelarts – the first dedicated ArtTech & NFT startup accelerator.
▫️Sonia Stubblebine
Art Historian with specialization in Art Management and Art & Finance. Fuelarts’ manager and interpreter.

Mavericks Release x Decentral Art Pavilion SuperRare Spaces, exhibition curated by XXNFT, Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti, November 1-5, 2022

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on November 1, 2022

Announcing the launch of the Decentral Art Pavilion SuperRare Spaces

Decentral Art Pavilion’s inaugural exhibition “Mavericks: Warriors, Fighters and Badass Goddesses of the Verse” curated by XX NFT, featuring 10 super female artists: Genesis Kai, Ellen Sheidlin, Serwah Attafuah, Ninocence, Katie McIntyre, Cymoonv, Yulia Shur, Marie Serruya, Masha Rudenko, Saira Jamieson

Curators: XX NFT, Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti

Release Date: November 1st, 2022, 6pm UK time (UTC +1:00) to November 5th, 2022


Ten women, ten warriors, ten goddesses who don’t need the male gaze anymore.

“The male gaze” was a term first coined in 1975 by feminist film critic, Laura Mulvey, to describe a masculine point of view across movies and literature in which women are presented as the objects of male pleasure. Mulvey states that the female characters in question have no direct influence on the plot, and merely serve as a support or a sexual object for the male.

A question that quickly – and often – comes up in our mind is:

How do women and female-identifying artists represent themselves according to their own vision?

In the past, women (in the large sense of the term) were represented such as muses or object/subject of desire, but the NFT movement provides a new vision of themselves, a real vision. No longer musesor subjects to scrutiny, they are warriors, fighters, present-day goddesses that deal constantly with their minds and bodies and choices and with people that want to decide about their rights for all these.

Carolee Schneemann, a radical feminist artist that changed the history of body art, said “I AM BEING MY BODY”.  And being your body is a hard path in life, in particular if you are a woman. As curators, we realised that through the NFT movement they feel finally free to be like they want, without men (or male-identifying gatekeepers) suggesting or even imposing another vision for their identity.

Disney princesses, Lara Crofts, and Victoria’s Secrets models are definitely passé in this Century, and for good reasons: because to be a shero today you have heart, wisdom, sharpness and grace; and less muscles. Finally.

Meet the Mavericks. NFT Release. Decentral Art Pavilion SR Space conversation with the artists of XXNFT on Twitter Space

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on October 31, 2022

31 October 2022 at 6:00 PM UK time

Announcing the launch of the inaugural Decentral Art Pavilion x SuperRare Spaces with the special drop curated by XXNFT–Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti:

“Mavericks: Warriors, Fighters and Badass Goddesses of the Verse” curated by XXNFT, featuring 10 super-female artists: Genesis Kai, Ellen Sheidlin, Serwah Attafuah, Ninocence, Katie McIntyre, Cymoonv, Yulia Shur, Marie Serruya, Masha Rudenko, Saira Jamieson. 

Curators: XXNFT, Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti

Release Date: November 1st, 2022, 6pm UK time (UTC +1:00) to November 5th, 2022



IG: @xxnftwomen  / Twitter: @xxnftxxnft1 

XXNFT is an art curating, collection intelligence & publishing platform focused on the work of women, female-identifying and non-binary artists working with NFTs. 

We focus on female artists because, when NFT narratives don’t celebrate women, they reiterate a marginalization that happened many times in art history (and not only in art). We want to emphasize the women’s presence in the application of NFT technology to the art form from the start to alter the record. The women we focus on via interviews, features, and curated collection of artworks represent globally diverse populations, communities, and politics. 

Decentral Art Pavilion is an IRL NFT International Art Exhibition. The Pavilion opened its doors in parallel with the 2022 Venice Art Biennale, featuring acclaimed artists such as Beeple, Xcopy, Snowfro, Trevor Jones, Coldie, Hackatao, Matt DesLauriers, Robert Alice, Piter Pasma, Rhea Mayers, Skygolpe, Ryan Koopmans, Dmitri Cherniak, Maxim Zhestkov, Casey Reas, among others. 

Decentral Art Pavilion brings relevant transcultural contemporary art in partnership with curators, galleries, independent artists groups, and art institutions from around the world. Our mission is to open the doors to a constructive dialogue between the mainstream art world and the newly NFT space. Many of our established artists’ works are in international museums and in prominent collections. 

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