Kevin Abosch: The Commodification of Self and Art at If So, What?

Saturday, April 28th | 4:15-5PM PDT | Palace of Fine Arts

If So, What?
Apr 4, 2018 2:11pm
Image courtesy of If So, What?

Image courtesy of If So, What?

Conceptual artist and photographer Kevin Abosch has photographed celebrities around the world and prominent executives in Silicon Valley, including Sheryl Sandberg, #JohnnyDepp, #MalalaYosafzai, Yoko Ono, and Aung San Suu Kyi, among many others.
He will talk about The global hysteria over “Potato #345”, a photography for which he sold a token for over $1M and shed light on why and how we value things, from art to currency to human life - referring to his project 'I AM A COIN'
If So, What? is excited to present 15 keynotes and panel discussions with visionary speakers from the fields of art, design, and innovation throughout April 27 - April 29, 2018.

2018 Speakers:

Kevin Abosch: Artist, Ontologist, Futurist
Steven Aldrich: CPO, GoDaddy
Patrick Baron: CEO & Founder, Ambisafe
JD Beltran: Faculty and Director of the Center for Art + Public Life at the California College of the Arts
Drew Bennett: Founder & Director, Artist in Residence Progam, Facebook
Natalia Bertotti: Burning Man installations "Totem of Confessions" and "Photo Chapel"
Sativ Chahil: Silicon Valley Advisor, Swarovski
Eleesa Dadiani: Founder, Dadiani Fine Art
Will Decker: VP Brand & Retail, Plug & Play Tech Center
Sara Fitzmaurice: Founder & President, Fitz & Co
Steffen Ganz: Studio F.A Porsche, Porsche Design Studio
Marcelo García Casil: CEO & Founder, Maecenas
Mike Garlington: Artist, Burning Man
David Gryn: Founder & Director, Daata Editions
Anita Heriot: President, Pall Mall Advisors
Amanda Horn: Director of Communications, Nevada Museum of Art
Jess Houlgrave: COO & Co-Founder, Codex Protocol
Naut Humon: Founder & Director, Recombinant Media Labs
Ajay Kapur: Associate Dean at California Institute of Arts
Nick Lych: Founder & Director, Lynchini
Dr. Roman Kraussl: Professor for Art-Finance, Luxembourg Unviersity and Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Scott Minneman: Associate Professor at California Collge of Arts and Affiliate researcher, Institute of the Future
Jacob Pabst: CEO, Artnet
Olivier Pechoi: VP Americas, Saint Louis & Puiforcat
Jennifer Raiser: Author and Treasurer, Burnign Man Project and 'Art of Fire'
Maya Razon: Executive Development, Google
Lawrence Rinder: Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Susan Sayre Batton: Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art
Carrie Scott: Founder & President, Carrie Scott & Partners
Meredith Tromble: Associate Professor, San Francisco Art Institute
Julie Wainwright: Founder & CEO, The RealReal
Danielle Wohl: Founder, Danielle Wohl Art Advisory
Dr. Jay Xu: Director & CEO, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco