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

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

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    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