VSW Salon Fall 2022 November 10: Picturing NFTs
7-9pm in the VSW microcinema
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been around for a number of years, but they burst into the broader art world conversation in 2021 when Christies sold an NFT made by the artist known as Beeple for a record breaking price. A growing number of photographic artists, both emerging and established, are now dropping NFTs onto the blockchain. We will discuss what an NFT actually is, the hope and significance of photographic NFTs, whether or not this is an evolution of photography as a digital medium, and the environmental consequences.
Daniel Temkin makes photography, programming languages, net art, and paintings examining the clash between systemic logic and human irrationality. His award-winning blog esoteric.codes documents the history of programming languages as an art form. He received his MFA from the International Center of Photography / Bard College. His work has been a critic’s pick for Art News, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe. Although none of his work has yet been minted as an NFT, a work of his is the first NFT collected by the Albright-Knox.
Hernease Davis earned her MFA from ICP-Bard College and widely exhibits multimedia installations throughout the U.S. Using photograms, cyanotypes on fabric, crochet and sound installation. Hernease creates immersive spaces of rest for herself and others. Work from her new series, “…new love.” debuted as a part of the SHIFT Residency 2020-21 hybrid exhibition at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NewYork City. She has also exhibited with the Silver Eye Center (Pittsburgh), Transformer Station (Cleveland), the International Center of Photography (New York City), the Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester), Tiger Strike Asteroid (Brooklyn), the Houston Center for Photography, and she was named to the inaugural Silver List which recognizes emerging photo-based artists who are advancing the medium. She has been featured in Front Runner Magazine, LensCulture, and her work inspired an article in Musée Magazine that explored facets of trauma. Hernease is the Assistant Curator of Education and Public Programs at Visual Studies Workshop.
The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Atkinson Dither, 48% Teal (2018), acrylic on panel, 48 × 36 inches by Daniel Temkin. Courtesy of the artist.