Art Is / Is Art: An Evening with Rhea Myers

IKLECTIK and Urbanomic present,

Art Is / Is Art: An Evening with Rhea Myers

Sunday 22 January 2023 | Doors: 6pm | Start: 6:30pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.

Tickets: £6 Adv

Book launch, discussion and Q&A with the artist Rhea Myers about her book ‘Proof of Work: Blockchain Provocations 2011-2021’. 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. Myers will be joined for discussion by Urbanomic editors Robin Mackay and Amy Ireland.

Rhea Myers

Rhea Myers is an artist, hacker and writer originally from the UK now based in British Columbia, Canada. Her work places technology and culture in mutual interrogation to produce new ways of seeing the world as it unfolds around us.

Robin Mackay

Robin Mackay is director of Urbanomic, has written widely on philosophy and contemporary art, and has instigated collaborative projects with numerous artists. He has also translated a number of important works of French philosophy.

Amy Ireland

Amy Ireland is a theorist and experimental writer and an editor for Urbanomic. Her research focuses on questions of agency and technology in modernity, and she is a member of the techno-materialist trans-feminist collective, Laboria Cuboniks.