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.

Curating & New Technologies: Alfredo Cramerotti’s talk for New Curators curatorial platform, hosted by A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, SA

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

Thursday 15 December 2022, 1pm UK time

A new training course for aspiring curators from lower socio-economic backgrounds has been launched by three former Tate specialists. “So many people who would be interested in curating don’t even try to enter the profession because the courses are prohibitively expensive,” says Mark Godfrey, a former senior curator of international art at Tate Modern.

Godfrey will run the New Curators training programme in collaboration with two co-directors: Kerryn Greenberg, former head of international collection exhibitions at Tate, and Rudi Minto de Wijs, who worked in the institution’s marketing department and served as co-chair of its Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) network.

Cramerotti’s talk will focus on how artists relate to technology:

How can artists and curators understand and mobilise changes in technology, from the internet and smart phone to AI, block-chain, NFTs etc?

What are the risks of replicating spectacle-culture and potentials of resisting it?

What do we make of the initial hype surrounding NFTs and subsequent fall?

What does this mean for the future?

What advice would we give emerging curators who are interested in learning about artists working with new technologies?

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.

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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