Hammer Forum: WTF NFT?

Sat Jun 11 2022 at 09:30 am to 07:00 pm

Hammer Museum | Los Angeles

Hammer Museum
Publisher/HostHammer Museum
Hammer Forum: WTF NFT?
A day of free sessions exploring NFTs with technologists, artists, and advocates. Keynote: Reggie Watts.
About this Event

This free daylong event explores NFTs with expert panelists, from technologists and scholars to artists and advocates. Keynote: Reggie Watts.

9:30–10 a.m. NFT Primer: Introduction to the NFT landscape

WTF is an NFT? Hear from event organizers Esther Park, Miami-based arts programmer, and Nato Thompson, author, curator, and partner at Artwrld, as they kick off the day by introducing the ever-changing NFT landscape, from blockchain and fungible and non-fungible tokens to decentralized autonomous organizations and everything in between.

10–11:30 a.m. Artists and the New Digital

The field of digital art has taken a profound shift with the introduction of blockchain technology. This panel offers an opportunity to hear directly from artists who are utilizing their skills to produce compelling projects in what is often described as “the space.” In describing their work, artists introduce new concepts in broadening communities such as tokenization, fractionalized ownership, generative art, utility, and other new mechanisms in this evolving field.

Panelists: artists Glenn Kaino, Mieke Marple, Paul Pfeiffer, and Sarah Zucker, moderated by author, curator, and Artwrld partner Nato Thompson.

12–2 p.m. Break

Box lunches available for purchase

2–3:30 p.m. Power Shifts: How Web3 is shifting Power in Culture

As blockchain technology continues to grow and advance, everyday people have taken the reins of creating communities that define what is value and what is valuable in culture. This session explores the various ways power has shifted in the art world and how museums and institutions can leverage this brave new world to advance their importance in the cultural landscape.


· Raihan Anwar, cofounder, Friends With Benefits

· Saya Iwasaki, Head of People, Open Sea

· Nina del Rio, Vice Chairman, Americas, Sotheby’s

· Kelani Nichole, founder, TRANSFER Gallery

· Esther Park, VP of Programming, Oolite Arts (moderator)

4–5 p.m. Keynote

Reggie Watts, musician, comedian, writer, actor

5–7 p.m. Happy Hour

Enjoy drinks in the Hammer courtyard

Made possible by the Rosenbloom Family.

Hammer Forum is an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addressing social and political issues.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, United States


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