Arif Kornweitz, 2022

We want to be artless again

In this piece on immaterial authenticity, I link the development of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to the 18th century phenomenon of Werktreue. Originally a measure to evaluate the authenticity of a musical performance, Werktreue became (and still is) a rhetorical instrument for enacting exclusion, appropriated by fascist cultural policy.

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