Habib William Kherbek: Crypto (cult)ures
Workshop I: NFT Time
Monday, March 21, 3 pm
UMPRUM, nam. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1, lecture room 215
The Department of Fine Arts invites you for Habib William Kherbek´s lecture and workshop Crypto (cult)ures - NFT Times.
This workshop will consider the recent furore around the NFT (Non-Fungible Token). The NFT will be discussed in relation to its status as a mechanism for value creation, but also in relation to its potential as a creative form of its own. A presentation also will be provided elaborating the creation and publication process of NFTs for artists new to the discourse. During the meeting we will discuss the technical and economic aspects of the NFT, but also NFT artworks of significance, and place them in the context of the longer lineage of digital art forms. Another major topic for the workshop will be the ways in which the NFT market resembles, but also differs from, historical art markets.
Habib William Kherbek is the writer of the novels Ecology of Secrets (Arcadia Missa, 2013) and ULTRALIFE (Arcadia Missa, 2016), New Adventures (left gallery, 2020), and Best Practices (Moist Books, 2021). His video-poem playlist/collection/reading, retrodiction (2016), was released by left gallery. Other poetry collections include Everyday Luxuries (Arcadia Missa, 2018), and 26 Ideologies for Aspiring Ideologists (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2018). Twenty Terrifying Tales from Our Technofeudal Tomorrow, a short story collection, was published by Arcadia Missa in 2021, and Still Dancing, an art book Kherbek curated and contributed images to, was published by TLTR Press in the same year. Abstract Supply (London) will release Kherbek’s collected art writings, entitled Entropia, in 2022. He was the recipient of a research fellowship from the Sandberg Institute in 2020 during which time he wrote Technofeudalism Rising (left gallery, 2021). His writing has appeared in the award-winning Block Magazine, Tank Magazine, Rhizome.org, Berlin Art Link, MAP, Flash Art, Spike Magazine, Sleek, Samizdat, AQNB, and a number of other publications. His Ph.D. is from the University of London, Birkbeck (2014). Kherbek produces music under the name dirtagnan, and oversees a subscription-only fashion project entitled HabibWear.