How would you characterize your artist list?
K21 introduces a new approach to bringing artists and artworks together. It is unencumbered by traditional categories or expectations, but introduces novel curatorial challenges.
For our first collection, we wanted a diverse roster, not only in terms of identity, but also in terms of approach, medium, and visibility. Because the value of the K21 token will be visible to all, if this collection were monolithic – say, all “blue chip,” or “emerging,” or “cryptonative” artists, or any of the other labels that curators and critics wield – then the token price would be an index of a particular category of art.
A diversified collection can best insulate the artworks and artists in the collection from the inevitable swings in the value of their work should they continue to make NFTs in a way that puts price tags into public view. We believe this provides space for artists to be more experimental and push the limits of format. It also allows artists that typically show and sell in vastly different environments to come together in a mutually reinforcing way.