Krista Kim: the Crypto Renaissance


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by Krista Kim

Elon Musk announced on February 8th that he has purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin on Tesla’s ledger and Bitcoin is now reaching all-time highs. This event marks the beginning of institutional adoption of cryptocurrency. Mainstream adoption is coming this year. This is the dawn of a Crypto Renaissance.

The majority will watch, but many don’t fully grasp that our world is going to change radically in the coming months and years. When the world transitions our global monetary standard into Bitcoin, and we support decentralized infrastructure of financial, social and political systems on Ethereum, radical, swift cultural changes will have global reach. Toxic fiat currencies and political economic systems will be replaced with decentralization, integrity and hope. We will evolve into a civilization of co-creation and collaboration. Decentralization leads to “people power”, free of systemic corruption, creating peace, stability, and transparent integrity built into the system. 

The NFT is a powerful new medium that allows artists to assume full sovereignty and release creative energy into the future. The NFT imparts respect and honor for our work, and immutable value for the contribution we make to culture. As an NFT, art and ideas live forever. It is important to recognize the power behind the engineering an NFT imparts to the meaning and function of art and for the preservation of ideas. Through this medium, I believe it is important to create beauty with the highest intentions for the future of humanity in our many unique ways as a community. In essence, I recognize the NFT itself is a work of art—a feat of engineering that brings art to its highest spiritual ideals.  

Art should be everywhere and everyone should live like an artist and create their dreams. In a decentralized world, this is possible. This is just the beginning of the crypto revolution, and a creative renaissance is coming.  We are creating a new civilization. 

About the Artist:

Krista Kim is a contemporary artist and founder of the Techism movement since 2014, promoting the confluence of art and technology, and technological innovation as a medium to further the development of digital humanism. She believes that artists must participate at the vanguard of technological innovation in order to contribute to the creation of future culture during this pivotal period of innovation and disruption. 

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Forbes describes Krista Kim as the “new digital Rothko”, and she was recently chosen by LANVIN to collaborate on their fall/winter collection 2018 with Olivier Lapidus, Creative Director. Kim was the first artist in history to exhibit on the iconic square of Palais de Tokyo Museum and the Museum of Modern art of Paris for Nuit Blanche 2018. Kim earned her Masters of Arts Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts / Goldsmiths, University of London in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Toronto.  

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Later this summer, Kim will team up with Jeff Shroeder (Smashing Pumpkins) to produce live public meditative sound and light installations called, “Continuum” on a giant LED wall, which will tour globally, starting in Venice, Toronto and Miami. 

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Krista Kim

LANVIN x Krista Kim ‘18 Collection (link above). Founder of the Techism art movement since 2014 (manifesto link above). For over a millenia, Zen philosophy has taught us that our environment becomes a mirror of the mind. We now live in a digital world, and I create Digital Zen for our screens—our consciousness. Forbes: “The new digital Rothko”. Forbes. Whitewall. Vogue. Elle. FT. WWD. Figaro.


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