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NFTs and the Future of Digital Art with Assistant Curator Tina Rivers Ryan

Friday, December 10, 2021

6 pm EST

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Virtual Event

Join Albright-Knox Assistant Curator Tina Rivers Ryan, who co-organized Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art, for an introduction to NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and the recent emergence of new markets for digital art. An art historian who has written extensively about the development of digital art since the 1960s, she also will sketch how NFTs relate to digital art's past and future.

Please register online. Registrants will receive a link to join this virtual event the morning of the program.

Please note: This event was originally scheduled for December 3 at 6 pm.

About the Speaker

A headshot of a white woman with platinum blonde hair wearing a black shirtDr. Tina Rivers Ryan joined the Albright-Knox in 2017. Her curatorial projects to date include Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, with Chief Curator Cathleen Chaffee; We the People: New Art from the Collection, with Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén; Aria Dean; and Kawita Vatanajyankur: Foul Play. From 2015 to 2017, Ryan was a Curatorial Research Assistant in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She also previously held internships at MoMA/PS1, the New Museum, and the ICA Boston, and taught courses on contemporary art at MoMA, Columbia University, and the Pratt Institute.

About the Exhibition

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art brings together a diverse group of seventeen artists and collectives who creatively reimagine the digital tools that shape our lives. The exhibition includes projects that span the last three decades, ranging from software-based and internet art to animated videos, bioart experiments, digital games, and 3-D printed sculptures. Together, these works explore the aesthetic and social potential of emerging technologies.

Exhibition Sponsors

Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art is made possible through the generosity of Aleron Group, Mr. Charles E. Balbach, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Banta.

Equipment and technical support provided by Advantage Technology Integration.

The Albright-Knox’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Albright-Knox Northland Sponsor

Albright-Knox Northland is supported by M&T Bank.