Growing the Tezos Art Ecosystem ft. Valerie Whitacre

Kaloh's Podcast | Valerie Whitacre is the Head of Arts at Trilitech, a London-based hub dedicated to developing and elevating new ideas and innovation built on the Tezos ecosystem.

Valerie Whitacre is the Head of Arts at Trilitech, a London-based hub dedicated to developing and elevating new ideas and innovation built on the Tezos ecosystem. Previously, she led sales and business development at prestigious private galleries in London for 15 years, specializing in photography and modern masters of the medium.

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In today’s episode, we discuss:

[0:30] What’s Trilitech? A Hub for the development of culture and technology around the Tezos blockchain. Mentioned: Pronoia.

[5:00] How did Valerie enter the art world and start a fifteen-year-long career as a fine photography gallerist?

[7:30] Working with artists states and artists that passed away and a resentful feeling from the traditional art world towards blockchain art.

[13:00] What is the intention behind the Tezos Foundation and Trilitech initiatives? Mentioned: Serpentine Gallery, Musée d’Orsay.

[20:00] Mindblowing projects running on Tezos like the MoMA Postcard, powered by Autonomy wallet, and upcoming projects and initiatives. Mentioned: Diane Drubay, We Are Museums, Sean Moss-Pultz.

[28:30] Our experiences with live minting experiences. Mentioned: objkt.com

[35:00] “Web 3 and the NFT community was thriving for those that joined during COVID and were isolated…”

[39:00] Entry barriers for people and institutions trying to enter the Tezos ecosystem. Mentioned: British Museum.

[42:00] “This isn’t a political movement; this is an art movement.”

[49:30] What is Valerie excited about these days…

[55:30] Three artists that inspire Valerie: IX Shells, Erwin Olaf, and Anika Meier (curator). Mentioned: Expanded.Art

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