Beeple in Torino

Thursday 21st April, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*Well, that sounds fun.


THE GATES OPEN. Beeple, aka Mike Winkelmann, the digital artist who stunned denizens of the old-school art world last year when he sold an NFT for a cool $69 million at Christie’s, is about to display his work in a museum for the first time. In the Wall Street Journal, Kelly Crow has the scoop that his video sculpture Human Onewill be included in an exhibition that opens later this month at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin, Italy, alongside the art of giants like Francis Bacon and Julie Mehretu. Titled “Expressions with Fracture” the show addresses how “new technologies and social ills affect the human experience,” Crow writes. It is being organized by the institution’s free-thinking curator, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev