Simon Denny, an artist from New Zealand, is taking blockchain technology to a different level with his geeky art being displayed at the Petzel Gallery in New York City on September 8- October 22. Denny’s art exhibit features distributed ledger technology, the Risk board game, and Pokémon.
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Blockchains, Risk, Pokémon Blythe Masters
It may seem unusual to describe blockchain technology through art. However, Denny is well known for this unconventional type of medium as he is famous for his three exhibitions called “The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom.” The artist made replica displays of Dotcom’s raid initiated by New Zealand Police. Now the 32-year-old is telling a story about blockchain technology with his artwork. The artist explains his artwork to the publication the Guardian:
I tried to make it accessible to people who haven’t heard of a cryptocurrency in a fun and easy way. — At least people are dreaming and seriously building a global financial system that is more fair to people.
His exhibition Blockchain Future States not only incorporates Pokémon, Ash Ketchum, and a Pokéball, the artwork also covers three prominent cryptocurrency advocates. This includes the CEO of