The Art Connector, Vastari and Kremer Collection evening in Amsterdam
What a lovely evening we had in Amsterdam on the 15th of January!
The idea of organising an event together started when we were talking with Jeannette Ten Kate, Founding Director of The Art Connector,
about how the dimensions of art increasingly change with the advent of technology
What will the role of the collectors of the future be, if the works they buy no longer fit in their homes? Will there be new business models for these pieces, including ticketing revenue share or licensing fees? Will the audience's opinion have a great impact on buying decisions? These are just some of the questions that keep buzzing around our heads when we think about technology in the art world.
So the Art Connector kindly offered to host this evening at its office in central Amsterdam and invited Vastari and Joel Kremer from The Kremer Collection to share our journeys with its members. Over 50 collectors joined the discussion and were extremely engaged with our presentation about the development of the web since the 90s, what kind of tech innovations exist in the art world ... and of course also about the promise of blockchain technology and some of its potential applications! Joel Kremer brought the excitement to a different level, inviting the audience to try Virtual Reality for the first time, as The Kremer Collection set up a museum to feature pieces from the collection which are accessible exclusively through VR.
We really hope that we were able to make the collectors more aware about new trends and features in the art industry, and what will be their and the curators’ roles in these new business practices.
Thank you again, Jeannette Ten Kate, for hosting this incredible event, and thank you Joel Kremer for being such a great example of the increasing synergy between the traditional art world and technology!