It's been a year since our first NFT update was published - this series of updates aims to inform about NFTs, the steps the gallery and our represented artists take in this field, but also to place the NFT "hype" in the context of a long tradition of digital art (history). Herewith another update with recents projects and background articles.
Last week, the groundbreaking exhibition Art and the Blockchain opened at Rozenstraat 59, during DevConnect. The exhibition, curated by Jan Robert Leegte and Stina Gustafsson and produced by Filip Mertens, seeked to expose some of the myths surrounding the subject of NFTs and show the complexity of the new cultural phenomenon. Upstream Gallery hosted several Art Collector Tours here. The exhibition overall was a great success, with a lot of visitors, and opened up conversation about digital art, NFTs and the future of (digital) art.
Some other recent highlights: Harm van den Dorpel started launching new generative artworks that are part of the ongoing project Markov’s Dream, Jan Robert Leegte dropped the NFT collection Window that sold out on Artblocks within 24 hours, Rafaël Rozendaal recently dropped new projects, including Homage and Non Either and presented his immersive installation Observation as part of Aorist's show CodeX at the 59th Biennale of Venice.
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Publication date: 28 Apr '22