Christie’s has just announced the launch of the 5th Art+Tech Summit. This summit will take place in New York City between July 19 and 20. The 2022 edition is supported by Galaxy Digital and TIME’s NFT art and web3 community initiative TIMEPieces. As a result, it will focus on bringing together thought leaders from both art and technology.
About this year’s Art+Tech Summit
As an early leader in understanding the relationship between art and technology, Christie’s Art+Tech Summit 22 is a calendar staple for the two industries. The Art+Tech Summit returns to the New York metropolitan area for the second time in a row; and will gather top creators and collectors under the same roof.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from leading figures at the forefront of web3 and the metaverse. Not only that, but they will also be the first to learn about the latest art world news.
Guillaume Cerutti, CEO of Christie’s, commented: “Since 2018, Christie’s has been proud to bring together leaders from the art world and technology industry; and to facilitate conversation and spark new dialogue on opportunities for innovation at the intersection of these two spaces.”
Keith A. Grossman, President of TIME, added: “Since entering web3 in early 2021, TIME has sought to continue our legacy of highlighting the next generation of artists and connect the general public with this emerging trend. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Christie’s and Galaxy Digital for this year’s Art and Tech Summit.”
Christie’s and web3
The iconic auction house has undoubtedly become a web3 leader. It was the first auction house to sell an NFT – Beeple’s “Everydays” – and one of the first to accept crypto as a payment method. In addition to accepting NFTs and crypto, Christie’s uses hologram technology, augmented reality, and hybrid sales formats to maintain its position as a web3 advocate.