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“Easy Money”: Russian artists rethought mining and trading in their canvases



October 18 in the Moscow gallery "Elektromuzey in Rostokino" opens the exhibition "Mad Money", in which contemporary artists have tried to rethink the basic concepts of the digital asset market. This BlockchainJournal magazine was informed by representatives of the Blockchain Lawyers expert legal community, which was a partner of the exhibition.

According to the exhibition curator Aristarkh Chernyshev, the topic of money has always excited artists, therefore contemporary artists explore the nature of new intangible money and the Internet, as the medium of their functioning.

“Cryptocurrency mining has become part of the work of some artists who demonstrate how to transform the social environment with the help of new financial tools: they use transaction data as control signals for their installations, incorporate stock reports into their objects, ” he said.

The “Mad Money” exhibition will feature Internet projects related to real financial transactions and projects that critically reflect on the online trading space.

“Part of the installations works with data from the cryptocurrency market and offers new solutions for the use of heat generated during mining. Within the framework of other projects, artists offer new tools for verifying the authenticity of digital artifacts, ”said Aristarkh Chernyshev.

The exhibition will be attended by :: VTOL :: (Dmitry Morozov), Alex Buldakov, Anvar Musrepov, Fedor Aptekarev, Cesar Escudero Andaluz, Ubermorgen, Kyle MacDonald and others.

The exhibition will run until December 7.

Recall that in early September, the blockchain platform Maecenas sold a share of Andy Warhol's painting “14 small electric chairs” at a cryptocurrency auction. The deal amounted to $ 5.6 million in bitcoins.

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