From Net Art to Blockchain Art ft. Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

Kaloh's Podcast | Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are media artists, internationally exhibited and collected by some of the most important museums in the world.

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are media artists whose work extends from the moving image and software to drawing, painting, and installation. The McCoys' work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally, and their work can be seen in the collections of the MoMA, The Met, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. In 2014, Kevin created Quantum, the first digital object to capture ownership and provenance (pre-NFT). Jennifer and Kevin McCoy are art professors at Brooklyn College and NYU, respectively.

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In today’s episode, we discuss:

[1:00] How did Jennifer and Kevin decide to pursue a career in the art world?

[5:00] How were video art, installations, and performances distributed back in the 90s? Mentioned: Timothy Murray, Peter Gabriel,

[9:30] The McCoys collaboration process.

[12:30] First interactions with the gallery world via Postmasters. Mentioned: The Met.

[17:30] The story behind Quantum. Mentioned: Neil Dash, Monegraph. Collections: The Cars, Primordial Loop.

[24:30] Auctioning Quantum at Sotheby’s for over $1.4M. and their thoughts on auction houses and distribution options. Mentioned: Anika Meier, Feral File, Expanded.Art, Land Sea and Sky.

[32:00] Their teaching practice and what they see in the next generation of art students.

[34:30] The concept behind Machine Organic.

[38:30] Mitigating the negative impact of crypto and blockchain on the environment with an eco-friendly strategy.

[44:20] 3 artists that inspire Jennifer McCoy: Robert Ashley, Andrea Fraser, and Pakui Hardware.

[45:40] 3 artists that inspired Kevin McCoy: Pauline Oliveros, Rafaël Rozendaal, and Pak.

Until next time,

- Kaloh

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