Talk “Makers of New Value” at De Nederlandsche Bank

22 June 2023

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On June 22, Artistic Director of Human Activities Renzo Martens will participate in the talk show "Makers of New Value'' themed “Art of Imagination”, organized by De Nederlandsche Bank and the Social Creative Council.

The discussion will focus on the social value of artistic production for creating sustainable initiatives. Martens will introduce the case of the Balot NFT, where CATPC minted an NFT of a lost sculpture that was made to protect the community of Lusanga, DRC, against the violence of the plantation system inflicted on the territory. Through this NFT, CATPC not only reappropriates art, but equally the powers held by the original sculpture. With the DNB, Martens wants to explore the knowledge and network of the financial world, to further develop this radical new model as a tool for decolonization. Together with Manon van Hoeckel, Let Geerling, Maaike van Leuken, different worlds will be brought closer together. Tabo Goudswaard of the Social Creative Council will moderate the conversation.

Location: DNB Auditorium, location Toorop

Time: 15:00 to 17:30

The talk show will be followed by drinks and further discussions.

Places are limited, if you’d like to join, please register through this link.