Programs and Exhibitions


Projects and Platforms: Exploring the culture of NFTs

Projects: June 8, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST/
YouTube live:
Moderated by Michael Rees with guest panelists:
Artists: David Henry Brown Jr, Michael Joo, and Casey Rees

Platforms: June 9, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

YouTube live:

Moderated by Michele Thursz with guest panelists:

Sofia Garcia (Art X Code), Jennifer, and Kevin McCoy ( Monegraph), and Nadia Taiga ( Snark Art)

 The Center for New Art at William Paterson University is hosting a colloquium to discuss artists’ PROJECTS and distribution PLATFORMS that take on the NFT (non-fungible tokens) and blockchain as a medium and an economy. We will hear from the artists, curators, and distributors how their uses relate to contemporary art history and its market. We will explore how these disparate activities will affect a burgeoning culture. 

Projects and Platforms seek to present NFT art from a reflective ecology of art practice. It also looks to platforms that expand the media to a new economy. Taking the form of a colloquium, we will explore what transformation is at play in a post-NFT world.

Projects and Platforms: Exploring the Culture of NFTs is organized by Michael Rees, Director of the Center for New Art at William Paterson University, and Michele Thursz, Cultural Producer and Director of Seek-Art, LLC. It is a collaboration between the Art Department and the Communications Department and is supported by Academic Affairs at William Paterson University. We are partnered with Anna Ehrsam, editor of the Battery journal, Brooklyn, NY, Josh Knoblick of Gardenship Studios, inc., in Kearney, NJ, and Kadena, a blockchain company that provides the security of Bitcoin, virtually free gas, unparalleled throughput, and smarter contracts that are multi-chain.


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