On November 25, 2021, Van Ham Art Auctions in Cologne will host the first hybrid conference “Art and NFT – New Artistic Medium and Investment Object for Collectors. Opportunities and Risks” will be held in cooperation with the law firm Wilde Beuger Solmecke. In five lectures, the topic of non-fungible tokens will be intensively examined and considered from different perspectives. Participants can register to attend the event in person or digitally.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have developed rapidly as virtual securitizations of art and collectibles, and digital works have been fetching record prices at least since the spectacular auction of Beeples’ “Everydays: The First 5000 Days.” At Van Ham, hybrid NFTs will go under the hammer for the first time at a German auction house this fall, once again confirming Van Ham’s role as a driver of innovation in the industry. The hybrid NFT conference on November 25, 2021, thus forms an exciting and meaningful addition for all who wish to enter the world of digital securitized collectibles. The interdisciplinary panel will look at NFTs from the technical side (Stephan Noller and Prof. Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer Institute), from the perspective of the art world (Rita Kersting, Museum Ludwig and Markus Eisenbeis), as well as with regard to legal and insurance issues (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wilhelm and Madeleine Schulz).
The cooperation between Van Ham and Wilde Beuger Solmecke Rechtsanwälte is based on the integration of new technologies into the own business and the interest to share the common experiences with a broader audience. Such cooperation has already proven itself in past successful interdisciplinary symposia at Van Ham, which were followed with great attention as they always set new impulses in the industry.