4. März 2024

Kenny Schachter Reflects on Blockchain Art’s Past, Present and Future

• Kenny Schachter is an artist, critic, dealer, educator and outspoken NFT proponent.
• He recently exhibited his first NYC show in 25 years called Slow Food at The NFT Gallery.
• He has been heavily involved in the intersection of blockchain and art for some time now.

Kenny Schachter: Artist, Critic & NFT Proponent

Kenny Schachter is an artist, critic, dealer, educator and outspoken nonfungible token (NFT) proponent from a working-class Long Island family. He studied philosophy and law before diving into the world of art galleries in his late 20s and becoming an artist himself.

Slow Food: Kenny’s First NYC Show in 25 Years

Schachter recently presented his first New York City art exhibition in 25 years titled Slow Food at The NFT Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This exhibit featured Schachter’s most recent blockchain forays such as Open Book — a collaborative, evolving rumination — Pop Principle — a new blockchain-based game — and a sculpture about the insidious trend of dinosaur bones being sold through auction houses. An NFT accompanied each artwork as well.

June 2022: Expanding the Acceptance of NFTs

In June 2022 Schachter had just presented the first-ever NFT booth wall at Art Basel with Galerie Nagel Draxler to expand the acceptance of NFTs shortly before profile pictures became the face of their demise. After this he was spotted among other famous artists celebrating Jeff Koon’s first token drop with Pace Gallery in Hydra Greece.

Schachter’s Commitment to Blockchain & Art Has Hardened

Schacher told Cointelegraph that while his commitment to the intersection of blockchain and art hasn’t faltered since then, “it’s hardened” despite current crypto market volatility and various detractors within the fine art world who may feel trigger-happy to declare it down for count.

Conclusion

At present Slow Food has concluded but it served to demonstrate how blockchain art can still be beneficial despite its past struggles with volatility and public opinion – something which Schacter remains passionate about pursuing further throughout his career as an artist/educator/critic/dealer etc..