Ahead of Its Reopening, Buffalo AKG Art Museum Rolls Out Its First Online Exhibition Dedicated to NFT Art, Richard Whiddington, δημοσίευση στο Artnet News [23/11/2022]Marilena Pateraki
In 1910, the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo hosted America’s first photography show. Curated by the father of photography, Alfred Stieglitz, it presented the images of 65 photographers with the express purpose of demonstrating that the camera was not merely a scientific tool, but an instrument for artistic expression.
More than a century on, the gallery’s direct descendant, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, is platforming today’s most contentious creative medium, NFTs. What’s more, the museum is doing so from behind closed doors while it undergoes a $200 million redevelopment and expansion.
In “Peer to Peer,” an online show the western New York institution calls the first survey of blockchain art by an American museum, the AKG puts 13 contemporary artists in conversation with works from their collection. Following an official launch party at Miami Art Week, the works will be on sale between November 29 and December 2.
“The Covid pandemic and its resulting quarantines re-ignited interest in how museums could use the internet to display artworks,” Tina Rivers Ryan, the exhibition’s curator, told Artnet News. “It’s an experiment for us as we continue to explore how we can better reach digital audiences where they are.”
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