• December 5, 2022
Galeria Paloma - Perspectives

Last October 7, multi-genre art gallery and art advisory firm Galeria Paloma launched its educational initiative, Perspectives, with a panel discussion in partnership with Binance and Palladium called “Collecting Crypto Art.”

To create access to resources and foster understanding of art, the art world, and its practices, the art gallery has made the panel discussion available online and viewable on its website and YouTube channel.

“Taking a step further beyond organizing educational events like panel discussions and lectures, the gallery would like to offer these resources as recordings on accessible platforms,” said gallery director Kimi Rocha-Delgado. “We do our best to gather key insights from professionals beyond our local art scene to get a pulse of current movements in global art, and then present these insights accessibly and relatably.”

From left: Georgia Chu, Atty. Regie Tongol, Kenneth Stern, Kimi Delgado, and Mia Lauchengco

Apart from the approximately one-and-a-half hour full recording and video viewable from the gallery’s website, the gallery has identified key clips and quotes for those who may want to familiarize themselves with key concepts and insights with easy references, especially on topics that may seem intimidating or opaque, such as web3.

Panelists from different key sectors emphasized the central role blockchain technology assumes in the changing art landscape: Fatmire Bekiri, Head of Tokenization at Sygnum Bank, the world’s first digital asset bank; Gareth Fletcher, programme director at Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Kenneth Stern, general manager of Binance Philippines; and Atty. Regie Tongol, lawyer and collector of both crypto and traditional-form art.

“In our experience, the hesitations most collectors have around collecting crypto art is the security of it all,” added Delgado. “We wanted to provide a platform where these questions around the safety and risks of collection are addressed by experts in the field. “Perspectives: Collecting Crypto Art” is the first of what we hope are many insightful discussions around, but not limited to, web3 and art.”

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