Upcoming NFT Art Day ZRH to bridge the gap between traditional and NFT art

Janice K. Johnson


NFT Art Day ZRH is the first annual NFT and Metaverse conference in Switzerland, which will take place on Sunday, June 12 at the Kunsthaus Zürich’s Auditorium. A result of a collaboration between Engadin Art Talks and Tokengate, the conference aims to create grounds and bridge the traditional art world with the NFT community. 

Engadin Art Talks and Tokengate have joined forces to develop an insightful program of talks and panel discussions that explore different topics related to the field of NFTs, including an introduction to the phenomena of nonfungible tokens and their relationship to the art world, an exploration into current collecting behavior, various artistic practices, and the impact the specificity of the realm has on the perception of NFTs. 

Among the speakers participating in the NFT Art Day ZRH conference are artists, representatives of art institutions, entrepreneurs, art collectors and writers. Speakers include Kevin Abosch, Refik Anadol, Georg Bak, Daniel Baumann, Erick Calderon, Primavera De Filippi, Alex Estorick, Patrick Foret, Sarah Friend, Leander Herzog, Jonathan Ledgard, Anika Meier, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Penny Rafferty, Margit Rosen, Laurent Sauveur, Kenny Schachter, Paul Seidler and Alfred Weidinger. Through its wide range of international contributors, the conference is thus set to offer new understandings of the relationship between the traditional art world and the realm of NFTs. 

Given the international interest in the event, the conference will take place in person as well as online via livestream from 2:30 pm until 8:00 pm CET. Throughout the afternoon, the panelists joining on-site and virtually will be sharing their vision, experiences and expertise in their fields, thus offering insightful interpretations on NFTs and the Metaverse. The conference will start with a keynote speech and later be followed by an apéro riche to celebrate the very first annual NFT Art Day ZRH.

About NFT Art Day ZRH 

NFT Art Day ZRH is a collaboration between Engadin Art Talks and Tokengate. It aims to shine a light on crypto art as a part of the history of digital art while building bridges with the art world. NFT Art Day ZRH envisions a series of conferences and other gatherings that focuses on the relationship between art and NFTs through the innovation of blockchain technology, historical digital art since the 1950s, market performance and other components of this complex ecosystem. 

About Engadin Art Talks 

Engadin Art Talks is a forum of art, architecture, design, literature and innovation that takes place in Zuoz in the Engadin valley in Switzerland. It brings together leading thinkers from the arts to share their ideas, visions and expertise. Since its beginning, Engadin Art Talks has featured more than 300 international speakers and contributors. In addition to the annual forum in Zuoz, Engadin Art Talks presents a nomadic series of talks and collaborations with international institutions throughout the year in some of Europe’s cultural capitals to pursue its mission abroad. 

Engadin Art Talks aims to find novel perspectives on a socially relevant theme that frames each edition. In the context of this year’s theme, “Matter and Memory,” the organization is collaborating with Tokengate to present the first NFT Art Day ZRH conference in Switzerland. Engadin Art Talks is a respected platform for creative exchange with an extensive global reach. 

About Tokengate 

Established in 2018, Tokengate is a tech company specializing in launching tokens and building launchpads for its own ventures and third-party clients. The team of blockchain experts specializes in six key industries: art and collectibles, commodities and minerals, real estate, ESG and IP, sports and gaming, and financial products. 

Snowcash creates physical and virtual happenings in multiple metaverses with a series of exhibitions. Its first physical show will be inaugurated at Kunsthalle Zürich on Oct. 8, followed by talks, conferences, events and drops with affiliated artists, architects and designers. 

Elementum is one of the first NFT art platforms in the world that enables its users to buy, stream, trade and exhibit NFT art online. It is a curated platform specialized in new media and photography NFT art.

Press contact 

Laura Inserra 

Engadin Art Talks Foundation

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