From NFT pets to a dystopian online game, digital artwork stands out at Nada New York 2022

Nada, the truthful organized by the New Artwork Sellers Alliance, opened its 2022 version in New York this week (Could 5-8) at Pier 36 after a four-year hiatus within the metropolis. The truthful encompasses a strong roster of 120 galleries, nonprofits, and cultural companions championing the work of rising artists. Right here we spotlight among the eye-catching posts and works, together with a remarkably sturdy contingent of digital artwork tasks.

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Considered one of a number of tasks to include an NFT (non-fungible token) factor at this yr’s truthful, this set up by Japanese artwork collective Exonemo (consisting of artists Sembo Kensuke and Akaiwa Yae) invitations the viewer to “rescue” a pet, releasing her from her cage by scanning a QR code. Pets that aren’t bought inside 10 minutes rework into new pets, with new patterns generated by AI. Past highlighting the rising confusion of the bodily and digital worlds, the tongue-in-cheek play responds to rising international bans on the sale of caged pets and the ethics of “euthanizing” a digital being. The work is proven in a beta model and will likely be up to date for an exhibit at NowHere in July.

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Set up view of works by Jeremy Couillard and Stephen Thorpe on the Denny Dimin Gallery sales space. Courtesy of Denny Dimin Gallery.

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