Kevin Abosch: The Commodification of Self and Art at If So, What?
Saturday, April 28th | 4:15-5PM PDT | Palace of Fine Arts
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.
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