Events and Special Projects

22 Jan 2023

Art Is / Is Art: An Evening with Rhea Myers

Iklectik, London

Book launch, discussion and Q&A with the artist Rhea Myers in conversation with Amy Ireland and Robin Mackay about her book Proof of Work: Blockchain Provocations 2011-2021. Hosted by Iklectik Art Lab.

One of the first artists to enter into creative, conceptual and speculative engagement with ‘the new internet’, Rhea Myers embarked on her first art projects focusing on blockchain technology in 2011 — only to find the world in uproar about NFTs, and her work on sale at Sotheby’s, a decade later! Proof of Work brings together Myers’s critical and fictional writings with annotated presentations of her works, which remodel the tropes of conceptual art and net art to explore the ways in which blockchain disrupts assumptions about property, value, authenticity, art, and the artist.