The manifesto declares its own commercial value to be art: it is the first crypto-multiple in the history of art. Value Manifesto is accessible to everyone via the internet and can be traded via its own marketplace without intermediaries and collusion. The price of the editions is determined by the Value Manifesto’s blockchain based web platform on which bids are accepted for the acquisition of a single edition. Each crypto-multiple of a limited edition of 250 units is represented by a ERC-271 token on the Ethereum blockchain. The value (defined in in Swiss Francs) can be seen on the Value Manifesto bidding platform and on all 250 manufactured Value Manifesto IoT decryptor displays. The reduction of the present artistic concept to its market value is a provocative statement in the ages of a hypercommercialized, multi-billion dollar art market.
Timo Niemeyer (*1983 Finland) developed the artistic concept of the Value Manifesto since 2015. Timo is art historian with a focus on European Avant- Gardes and art market advisor. Timo studied Art History, Social Anthropology and Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. His vision is a smooth and democratic embedding of cultural and especially artistic heritage in the forthcoming digital age in context of IR4. Timo developed Value Manifesto as an interdisciplinary art project connecting Avant-Garde theories, state-of- the-art hardware and blockchain technology: Dr. Matthias Frank (*1983 Germany) developed the technical concept of Value Manifesto. Dalibor Farny (*1984 Czechoslovakia) succeeded to bring back nixie tubes back from extinction after six years of research - he delivers the hardware. Matthias Gall (*1979 Germany), Natallia Martchouk (*1974 Belarus) and Thijs Reus (*1980 Netherlands) are 3 co-founders of trimplement, who provide Value Manifesto’s platform with Ethereum blockchain integration.