Kenny Schachter on NFTs in the Art World




Join artist, curator and critic Kenny Schachter as he discusses the recent craze of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) in the art world and the sale of a digital artwork by Beeple at Christie’s auction house. Presented by BFA Fine Arts.

Kenny Schachter has been curating contemporary art exhibits in museums and galleries and teaching (art history and economics) for more than 30 years; presently, he teaches in the graduate department of the University of Zurich (where he was appointed to the advisory board in January 2021) and at the School of Visual Arts and New York University. He has lectured internationally, been the recipient of a Rockefeller supported grant in Mexico and contributed to books on Paul Thek, Zaha Hadid, Vito Acconci and Sigmar Polke/Gerhard Richter. Schachter has a regular column on artnet.com in addition to writing widely for various international publications, including, most recently, New York magazine and The Times magazine (UK). He had a retrospective of his art at Joel Mesler’s Rental Gallery in New York in the summer of 2018, curated an exhibit at Simon Lee Gallery in London in fall 2018 and a one-person show at Kantor Gallery, LA, in February 2019. Next up: a NFT group exhibit at Nagel-Draxler Gallery in Cologne, a two-person show with Eva Beresin at Galerie Charim in Vienna (both in April 2021) and another solo show at Blum & Poe Tokyo (November 2021). Schachter is presently the subject of a documentary produced by Chris Smith and has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine (cover story, September 1996), and London’s Observer, Independent and Telegraph. He is currently based in New York. Note: All events listed on sva.edu/events are in Eastern Time (ET).


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