A panel of experts in the arts and tech communities will be having a conversation about Blockchain technology and this brave new world. The panel will explore the benefits of having blockchain technology, its potential and why it may be the piece we have been missing since the rise of the digital era. All panelists have years of experience in their fields of art and/or technology, many in both. The speakers are storytellers within their own mediums whether it is photography, sculpture or writing.
James Garfinkel is a co-founder of Intaglio Blockchain and a seasoned business entrepreneur with 40 years of experience in finance, art and photography.
Stuart Haber, an experienced cryptographer, is the co-inventor of the blockchain technique for ensuring the integrity of digital data. He functions as Chief Scientist of Intaglio Blockchain. Thanks to him and his co-founder, the integrity of digital data is secured.
David Burnett, co-founder of Contact Press Images, is a photojournalist with more than five decades of experience. His past work has included everything from world leaders to Olympic medalists and world conflicts. In the mid 70’s, Burnett focused his camera twice on Bob Marley and now currently on view at ilon Art Gallery, the host venue of our event.
Phyllis Galembo, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, has photographs in various collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Galembo recent travels has brought her to South America, Africa and the Caribbean, her current book now hitting store shelves Mexico Maskes | Riturals focuses on tribal peoples of Mexico
Kevin Abosch works in photography, sculpture & installation, using emerging technologies as a method. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and civic spaces. They explore ideas surrounding identity, value, and human currency.
A.D. Coleman is an American critic, historian, educator, photography curator, commentator on new digital technologies. Coleman was the first photo critic for The New York Times, authoring 120 articles during his tenure. His work has been translated into 21 languages and published in 31 nations.
Currently on view at ilon Art Gallery are works by David Burnet form his series Bob Marley: Soul Rebel. All works int he show are tagged by Intaglio Blockchain and on their blockchain (chain.ilon.com*).
Galembo has collaborated with the Ilon Art Gallery and Intaglio Blockchain to offer you a unique editioned work. Xentolo, an image from her new book, and the back cover, and is available to collectors in a limited edition, 14×14 signed print, tagged and on Intaglio Blockchain’s network. Editions 1-10 are discounted, they will be available at the event or at currently at https://www.ilonartgallery.com/store/ucla-intaglio-exclusive-offer.
*Intaglio Blockchain allows for private licensing of blockchains. These chains are still part of the Intaglio Network and as always public, decentralized and unchangeable. Loni Efron, director and owner of ilon Art Gallery, has been certified by Intaglio to put artworks on her subscription chain. Loni Efron’s certification allows her to enter works only by artists she represents at the ilon Art Gallery. The works of David Burnett and Phyllis Galembo are on the blockchain chain.ilon.com, a subscription by ilon Art Gallery.
*Featured image: Lift Off, Apollo Xl ,1969 by David Burnett