Lynn Hershman Leeson, Still from Conceiving Ada 1995 Feature film with Tilda Swinton playing Ada Lovelace, Courtesy of the artist and Altman Siegel

By Vinciane Jones

Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (b.1941) is internationally acclaimed for her art and films. Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now viewed as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, identity, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression. Over the last forty years, she has made pioneering contributions to the fields of photography, video, film, performance, installation and interactive as well as net-based media art. Hershman Leeson’s works are public collections around the world including…

Robin Rhode, Gusheshe, NFT, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London

By Vinciane Jones

Robin Rhode (b. 1976) is a South African multi-disciplinary artist based in Berlin. His practice spans photography, performance, drawing, digital animations, and sculpture. Using quotidian materials such as chalk, charcoal, and paint, Rhode masterfully creates beautiful narratives, sometimes in just a few simple lines. His works call to our imagination, transforming the urban landscapes he frequently uses as his canvas. Rhode’s practice draws on a wide range of influences, from his experiences in post-apartheid South Africa to hip-hop, music, film, and sports.

Robin Rhode’s inaugural NFT was minted on June 11 in exclusive partnership with Verisart and…

By Vinciane Jones

Sougwen Chung 鍾愫君 is an internationally acclaimed Chinese-Canadian artist and (re)searcher. Her practice spans performance, installation, and drawing. Chung explores the dynamics of humans and systems and has been recognized as a pioneer of human-machine collaboration. She has held several Artist-in-Residence positions including at Google, Bell Labs and Eyebeam. Her works have been exhibited internationally at the National Art Center in Tokyo, Pearl Art Museum in Shanghai, MIT Media Lab and The New Museum, among many others.

Sougwen Chung’s inaugural NFT was minted on June 7 in exclusive partnership with Verisart and SuperRare as part of 8×8…

By Vinciane Jones

Recycle Group was founded in 2006 by Andrey Blokhin and Georgy Kuznetsov. Together, they question the paradoxical nature of the future and explore the concept of “virtual immortality” to highlight the complex relationship between man and machine. Their works incorporate tangible materials and new digital media such as AR and algorithms. Recycle Group’s works have been shown internationally, including at the Multimedia Art Museum, Saatchi Gallery, Centre Georges Pompidou and the Venice Biennale.

Recycle Group’s inaugural NFT was minted on May 31 in exclusive partnership with Verisart and SuperRare as part of 8×8: 8 genesis NFTs by…

By Vinciane Jones

Jake Elwes (b.1993) is a London-based artist whose practice is primarily based around machine learning and artificial intelligence. He looks for the poetry within these complex technologies while at the same time questioning the ethics behind them. He studied at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the ZKM, Today Art Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, New Contemporaries 2017, Ars Electronica 2017 among others.

His inaugural NFT, O(a)k Computer, was created during winter lockdown walks in London’s Hampstead Heath. Accompanied by eerie music generated by an…

By Vinciane Jones

Matteo Zamagni (b.1992) is an Italian-born, new media artist based in London. His genesis NFT, The Relatedness of Neighbors, uses visuals and music to explore the shift from organic evolutionary processes to electronic evolutionary processes. Viewers are drawn into a virtual forest where not everything is as it seems. Music and nature respond to each other and as the tempo increases, the scenes become increasingly abstract.

Zamagni’s inaugural NFT was minted on May 17 in exclusive partnership with Verisart and SuperRare as part of 8×8: 8 genesis NFTs by 8 major artists working with AI, code and…

Quayola, PP_F_018_1, NFT, 2021, courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery.

Bidding for Quayola’s inaugural NFT, PP_F_018_1, closes at 12pm EDT on May 13.

Quayola’s artistic practice revolves around technology and presents itself, on a general level, as a study on its role in the relational dynamics of man with his surroundings. His art stems from the equation man-machine, wherein the anthropic agency is no longer the only protagonist in the exploration of reality. Belonging to a generation that forged artistic production in the digital world, his works merge classical iconographic legacy and contemporary digital language. An increasing number of artists are using new technologies as mediums, however, for Quayola technology…

Michael Joo (b.1966) is a key figure in second-generation conceptual art, his works explore concepts of identity and knowledge in a hybrid, contemporary world. Joo is interested in paradoxes and frequently blends seemingly disparate elements such as science and religion, fact versus fiction, and high and low culture. Using a range of materials and media, and with an emphasis on process, Joo juxtaposes humanity’s various states of knowledge and culture, addressing the fluid nature of identity itself, and prompting us to question how and why we perceive the world as we do.

Michael Joo’ inaugural NFT, Future Imperfect, was minted…

The work of American post-conceptual artist Rob Pruitt (b.1964) is characterized by his playful and thoughtful reflections on popular culture. He works across a wide range of styles and mediums and doesn’t shy away from having fun or making political statements. Pruitt’s varied projects include an eBay Flea Market benefiting various charities, painting President Obama daily over his 8-year presidency culminating in 2,922 unique paintings, and Instagramming a daily calendar of personal and public events. …

Random International is an art group founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. Today they work with teams out of studios in London and Berlin, focusing on experimental practice in contemporary art. Their work explores the human condition in an increasingly mechanized world through emotional yet physically intense experiences. Their iconic work, Rain Room, is in the permanent collection of LACMA, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, the YUZ Foundation, the Jackalope Art Collection and the Sharjah Art Foundation (UAE) and has been exhibited around the world.

Random International’s inaugural NFT work, rain 10x10m H264 720P.mp4


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