Tuesday May 4, 2021, 3PM EDT
This program will be presented via Zoom, register for this online program here.
NFT Aesthetics continues “Net Aesthetics,” a series of panels that seeks to examine how the internet is reshaping contemporary art.
NFTs are unique (that is to say, non-fungible) “tokens” that are assigned to digital artworks and registered, bought, and sold via cryptocurrency blockchains. Practitioners from distinct artistic scenes—including illustration, fan art, and creative code—have been sharing their work on NFT platforms for several years, developing their own shared values and aesthetic languages.Yet the ascendancy of NFTs appears to be quite sudden for those on the outside of these communities—including many artists, who now face questions as to how, or if, to translate their practices to this emerging context, with its complex affordances and limitations.
This event brings together artists with a range of NFT experience, working in 3D modeling, text, software, and digital painting to discuss the implications that NFTs have for their practices. Panelists include artists Harm van den Dorpel, Katherine Frazer, Auriea Harvey, Ryan Kuo, Sara Ludy, and Ezra Miller, who will each share their own work, their engagement with NFTs, and their views on the larger implications that NFTs hold for art and culture as a whole.Publication date: 30 Apr '21