By Abel Cervantes
The new trend has arrived: the world of personal finance is appearing on our cell phones with increasing frequency. When I open my Instagram or Facebook account, I immediately see posts about Bitcoin and all kinds of cryptocurrencies: Don’t live in the world of the past relying on government currencies—those posts seem to say—take a look at the new digitized world! Since the advent of neoliberalism in the early 1980s, the word speculation has been ringing in our ears more often than it should. But we are probably entering perhaps more dangerous territory.
WeTransfer was launched in 2009 as an online platform to send digital files around the world. If you have use it service, you would probably remember some famous quotes from artists, artists or activist appering in its home page. But who could imagine they would bet for contemporary art? Even better, how comercial has became contemporary art to be a businees option for an online company? Read more
By Sybaris Collection
A few days ago Art Basel and USB released their annual report where they confirmed what we all suspected: the art market had a significant decline in 2020. In fact, their numbers are very similar to those of 2009. In 2020 the art market reported 50,000 million dollars, when last year they were around 64,000 million dollars.
When we hear talk about Anthropocene, one might think about a science fiction scenario from the future. However, it defines Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced, or anthropogenic, based on overwhelming global evidence that atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes are now altered by humans. In short, Anthorpocen is a present we are sharing now with new realities and species as described by the new Bestiary of the Anthropocene.
By Abel Cervantes
The art market has contaminated other systems in absurd ways. The most recent news comes from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has auctioned the first Tweet in history at a price of 2.9 million dollars. No more no less. The message simply announces the inauguration of one of the most important digital media of today: “Just setting up my twttr”, misspelling included.Read more