The Gateway Korea Live Blog: Day Two

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In the heart of Seoul’s vibrant art scene, The Gateway: Korea has opened its doors, bringing together attendees, speakers, art enthusiasts, critics, and creators in a celebration of art and innovation. Whether you missed the event or want a comprehensive overview, you can rely on this live blog for up-to-date summaries, panel recaps, and behind-the-scenes insights from Day Two. If you’re interested, you can also check out the Day One recap for a complete picture of the event.

Day Two of The Gateway: Korea kicked off with an exciting lineup of speakers and programming. Let’s take a look at the schedule for the day:

11:25 a.m.: Diversity and Cultural Nuances at The Gateway: Korea

As we enter the second day of The Gateway: Korea, it’s clear that the inaugural day of programming was a resounding success. One aspect that stands out to me is the diverse mix of attendees from both the East and the West. What’s particularly interesting is the significant number of Korean residents attending the event for the first time. This demonstrates the growing interest and engagement in the art scene in Korea.

During the panels and talks, my colleagues and I noticed some cultural differences in the audience’s behavior. Korean attendees tend to be quieter compared to their American counterparts, who often display enthusiastic cheers and engage in small talk. However, it’s important to note that neither approach is superior to the other. The volume of an audience doesn’t necessarily reflect their level of interest. In fact, attendees from all nationalities appear genuinely engrossed in the subject matter, dedicating a substantial amount of time to taking notes during the talks.

12:45 p.m.: ARC Community and the Promise of Web3 in Asia

The panel started with Gabe Yang introducing ARC Community and his friend Ray Chan, also known as 9GAGCEO. They discussed the significance of Asia as the Web3 promised land. According to Chan, Web3 presents an exciting opportunity that transcends borders, gender, and nationality. He emphasizes that Asia has always excelled in such fields when provided with a level playing field.

Chan also dispels the stereotype that Asians simply work harder than other races, highlighting the importance of working smart in addition to working hard. He believes that education extends beyond formal schooling, and there are valuable lessons to learn outside the classroom.

1:01 p.m.: Asia’s Leadership in the Cryptocurrency Market

The question of whether Asia will lead the next bull market in cryptocurrency arises. While Yang initially believes it’s not solely Asia, Chan humorously points out that Asia has been at the forefront of crypto since its inception, with 70% of miners located in the region. This highlights Asia’s significant role in shaping the cryptocurrency landscape.

1:07 p.m.: Embracing Remote Work in the Digital Age

Chan shares that he has decentralized his Memeland team, making his company 100% remote. He no longer maintains a physical office. The discussion delves into the advantages and disadvantages of remote work. Chan emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and encourages individuals to find their own path.

1:33 p.m.: Keith Haring’s Impact on Contemporary Art

Matt Medved introduces the panelists and announces the premiere of an exclusive Keith Haring piece at The Gateway: Korea. The panelists discuss Haring’s influence on their artistic styles. DeeKay notes that Haring broke down barriers between high art and low art, which aligns with his own artistic aspirations. He believes that if Haring were alive today, he would have embraced blockchain technology.

1:50 p.m.: Bridging the Gap between Traditional and Digital Art

Nicole Sales Giles highlights the mission of Christie’s to bridge the gap between the traditional and new art space. Haring’s motto, “Art is for everyone,” resonates with the approach taken by Christie’s.

2:03 p.m.: Building Connections through Art and Web3

DeeKay reflects on the power of art to connect people from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. He emphasizes the sense of community and relationships that are fostered in the Web3 space. He also shares details about his ongoing solo exhibition in Seoul.

2:12 p.m.: Christie’s Support for Artists

Nicole Giles concludes the panel by discussing Christie’s role in supporting artists. She mentions that it’s quite rare for artists to sell their original works through an auction house, highlighting the unique opportunities provided by Christie’s.

The Gateway: Korea continues to inspire and ignite discussions in the art world. Stay tuned for more updates and highlights from this captivating event.

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