Curatorview [Alfredo Cramerotti]

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

Hosts:
▫️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

Marketplace: https://superrare.com/spaces/decentralartpavilion

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

Marketplace: https://superrare.com/spaces/decentralartpavilion

Website: https://decentralartpavilion.io/mavericks-dap-superrare-spaces-curated-drop/

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. 

ArtReview Talk: Will the Metaverse Break the Artworld?

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on September 23, 2022

ArtReview partnership with the APENFT Foundation, 23 September 2022 on artreview.com

Join Cao Fei, Mimi Nguyen, Philip Tinari and Alfredo Cramerotti in this online panel discussion

In recent commentary, the Metaverse is frequently invoked in either dystopian or utopian terms. In this talk, we assemble a panel to tackle it in more meaningful, nuanced ways.

What are the Metaverse’s implications for artmaking, art production and creativity? Will it be another manifestation of the ‘second life’ that constitutes so much digital interaction today? Or will it grow to encompass all forms of life as we know it? Will it represent a break or continuation of how we make, sell, appreciate and interact with art?

This talk – featuring Cao Fei, Mimi Nguyen, Philip Tinari, Alfredo Cramerotti, and moderated by J.J Charlesworth – is the second in a series of discussions jointly developed and hosted between ArtReview and APENFT Foundation.

Venue: Zoom
Date: 23 September
Time: 5pm BST

Register: rsvp@artreview.com

Speakers:
Cao Fei, Artist
Mimi Nguyen, Associate Lecturer, Central Saint Martins
Philip Tinari, Director, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
Alfredo Cramerotti, Director of Mostyn, Wales, co-Director of IAM Infinity Art Museum
J.J. Charlesworth, Editor at ArtReview (moderator)
Introduction by Sydney Xiong (Director, APENFT and Secretary General, Art Dream Fund)

About the panellists:

Cao Fei (b. 1978, Guangzhou) is an internationally-renowned Chinese contemporary artist. Currently living in Beijing, she mixes social commentary, popular aesthetics, references to Surrealism, and documentary conventions in her films and installations. Her works reflect on the rapid and developmental changes that are occurring in Chinese society today. Cao Fei’s works have been exhibited at a number of international biennales and triennales, and international art museums, including MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Tate London, Centre Pompidou. Cao Fei’s recent solo projects include a major retrospective at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2021). Cao Fei was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize and the Future Generation Art Prize in 2010, and was awarded the “Best Young Artist” and “Best Artist” at the China Contemporary Art Award (CCAA) in 2006 and 2016 respectively. Cao Fei received the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Award in 2021.

Mimi Nguyen is a lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, where she leads the CSM NFT Lab. She is a doctoral researcher, and teaches at Imperial College London, Faculty of Engineering, together with Mana Lab, a ‘Future of work in Blockchain’ research group. Creative Director at verse.works. Her previous research on creativity and human-computer interaction has been published by Cambridge University Press, Design Studies, Design Research Society, TIME magazine, and ACM Association for Computing Machinery.

A cultural entrepreneur working in contemporary art, mass media and the verse, Dr. Alfredo Cramerotti is Director of Mostyn, Wales; co-Director of IAM Infinity Art Museum; Art Adviser to the UK Government Art Collection, British Council Visual Arts Acquisition Committee, Italian Council program and Art Institutions of the 21st Century Foundation. He has curated and led over 250 exhibitions and events and 3 biennials (archive at www.curatorview.com) and his publications include The Haptic Visual: Imaging as Life-Shaping (forth. 2023),Curating the Image: Notebook for a Visual Journey (2020), Forewords: Hyperimages and Hyperimaging (2018), Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010), and Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing (2009). He serves as President of IKT; Executive Committee Member of ICOM UK and of AICA; Co-Chair of VAGW; and Member of CIMAM.

Since coming to UCCA in 2011, Philip Tinari has led its transformation from a founder-owned private museum into an accredited museum across multiple locations, a public foundation, and a family of art-driven enterprises. During his tenure, UCCA has mounted more than seventy exhibitions and thousands of public programs, bringing artistic voices established and emerging, Chinese and international, to an audience of over a million visitors each year. From 2009 to 2012 he founded and edited LEAP, the first internationally distributed, bilingual magazine of contemporary art in China. He is a contributing editor of Artforum, and launched the magazine’s Chinese edition in 2008. Having written extensively on contemporary art in China, he was co-curator of the 2017 exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Based in Beijing since 2001 and fluent in Mandarin, Tinari is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a fellow of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. He holds degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Sydney Xiong is a professional art consultant and writer, specialising in collection management and art evaluation of post-war and contemporary art. Since her appointment as director of APENFT, she initiated Art Dream Fund, curated major NFT show Digital Wanderlust in China, launched APENFT Marketplace backed by the TRON, led the team to make investments in more than 30 NFT and metaverse projects. She has been interviewed and featured in Artnet, the New York TimesWhitewall and has participated in many internationally renowned forums, such as the TIME Roundtable ‘Uncovering the Mystery of NFTs’, among others.

About APENFT Foundation:

Formally registered and established on 29 March 2021, APENFT is backed by the underlying technology of blockchains Ethereum and TRON with support from the world’s largest distributed storage system Bittorrent File System (BTFS) to deliver the mission of registering world-class artworks as NFTs on the blockchain. The collection of the APENFT Foundation includes artworks by Picasso, Andy Warhol, and crypto-artists Beeple, Pak, as well as other high-end NFT collectibles of various categories such as Punks avatars and EtherRock, with a total value of more than $46 million. APENFT Foundation has successfully sponsored the ‘Art + Technology’ Summit at Christie’s in New York. In the future, it will curate a series of online and offline exhibitions with world-renowned artists and facilitate high-end IP collaboration.

xxnft – the future of crypto is female

Posted in nEws and rEleases by Curatorview on August 9, 2022

Presentation by Alfredo Cramerotti (@curatorview), India Price (iceprice99) and Auronda Scalera (@auronda) for NFT.London 2022 by NFT.NYC

3-4 November 2022, Queen Elizabeth II Convention Centre, London

xxnft is an art curating, collection intelligence & publishing platform focused on the work of women and female-identifying 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 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.

The publishing platform is made of four social media – Instagram, Twitter, Discord and the xxnft website & newsletter (launch 1 September 2022).

Some argue that to promote and highlight women separately is to marginalize them, but we believe that, side-lined as they remain (currently, 95% of crypto and NFT art sales are by male artists – Artnet report – and the vast majority white and western), it’s important to tackle this imbalance form the very beginning, and not wait for celebrating the work of women artists 50 years after they made it – as it’s happening now with the ‘rediscovery’ of the work by leading female figures working in the 1950s-1970s).

With xxnft, we create the moments for questioning and influencing how art, aesthetics, politics are being recorded for posterity.

Team xxnft:

Auronda Scalera & Alfredo Cramerotti
Co-Founders

Nadia Mishchanka
Philanthropy Advisor

India Price
Associate Editor

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