Artist Ai Weiwei Uses Ethereum to Make Art About ‘Value’
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has partnered with a new art project using a newly created ether-based token.
The motherboard reported Friday that the kid, renowned for criticism of the Chinese Communist regime, art installations and photography, is working with Irish concept artist Kevin Abbasch.
Together, Ai and Abosch created two new tokens that can be freely distributed, to illustrate how values are recognized and absorbed in modern society. As previously reported by the New York Times, a field Abosch has already worked on, his work connects the art world with decryption.
This project, called PRICELESS (ticker symbol: PRCLS), contains twin tokens, one of which is publicly available to the point that everyone in theory can own the planet. According to the motherboard, other tokens are locked and can not be accessed by others.
"It is not about the potential to create art, but about the possibility of creating a new system outside the existing system and existing system," Ai told the motherboard.
As Abosch said in the publication:
"From the moment we are born, I think people are valuable." Oh, the child has a lot of potential. Oh, that girl is useless. "- what society does for us and what we do for ourselves … our project reflects the distortion of the way people value work and hopes to spend a little more time, It's another thing to get involved. "
Wallet addresses with PRCLS tokens of nominal amounts are already printed on paper and sold to buyers, and each wallet address represents a different, expensive moment shared between Ai and Abosch and shows how the token can represent value.
In his interview with the motherboard, Ai pointed out that the block chain "has the opportunity to disassemble the existing system or at least to build a new system that can present new possibilities of communication".
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