Can blockchain be part of an engaged decolonial practice? Moreover, can art institutions leverage Web3 without reproducing capitalism’s predatory paradigms? To kick off Gallery Weekend Berlin, the third installment of Deep Salon, our collaborative series with Tezos on the intersections of art and contemporary digital technologies, unpacks Web3 as an economic structure, a sphere of knowledge, and a mode of governance. The talk will double, moreover, as an occasion to housewarm our new space in Schöneberg with a glass of something bubbly.

Dani Joszef, Blockchain specialist
Penny Rafferty, critic and writer, Black Swan DAO
Nadim Samman, KW Curator

Location: Spike Berlin, Goebenstraße 22, 10783 Berlin
RSVP here until 24 April or visit deepsalon.xyz for more info.

Deep Salon is a five-part talk series examining the intersections of Web3, art, and modern social challenges and imagining the spaces of artistic possibility that might emerge at these junctures. The discussions, which take place the last Thursday of the month between February and June, bring together an array of experts to ask how we can better use Web3; how art reflects the challenges of the digital world; how blockchain can be decolonized or could worsen existing forms of domination; how decentralization can structure a different kind of art economy; and how NFTs are changing the terms of collecting.

Deep Salon #4 will take place at Spike Berlin on Thursday, 25 May 2023.