CryptoKitties’ digital cartoon cats have become a part of blockchain themed exhibition called “Bringing Blockchain to Life,” that was launched at ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. According to the idea of the organizers, digital kitties will help visitors to visualize blockchain technology.
The exhibition will include blockchain-based cats on digital canvases provided by digital art firm Meural. Each CryptoKitty is unique and can be displayed as a work of art.
‘Our exhibit at ZKM continues our mission of demystifying the blockchain so that the people that can benefit from it most – whether they’re creators and consumers, or artists and their fans – can be a part of the technology’s future,’ Roham Gharegozlou, CEO and co-founder of CryptoKitties, said.
“Bringing Blockchain to Life” has become a part of ZKM’s ongoing “Open Codes” exhibition, demonstrating “artworks and scientific works based on digital as well as on analog codes.” The art works aim to explain the complexity of digital codes — including machine learning, algorithms, and virtual reality — through the medium of art.
As a reminder, art and blockchain have crossed paths. In June 2018, Maecenas began its cryptocurrency auction for digital shares of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen ’14 Small Electric Chairs.’ This August, the House of Fine Art in Mayfair, London, launched the first-ever cryptocurrency art exhibition and sale; Chinese artist Ai Weiwei together with Irish conceptual artist Kevin Abosch launched two new tokens, distributable as an illustration of how value is perceived and permeated in today’s society.