LACMA Is Inviting Digital Artists to Put Tech-Powered Spins on Works in Its Collection as Part of a New Blockchain Initiative, Min Chen, δημοσίευση στο Artnet news [9/3/2023]
Digital art is having quite the season at the L.A. County Museum of Art. After establishing a digital art acquisition fund last year and recently acquiring a cache of NFTs from collector Cozomo de’ Medici, the museum has now unleashed a new project to further its engagement with the blockchain.
Created in partnership with blockchain consultancy Cactoid Labs, the initiative, called Remembrance of Things Future, invites leading digital artists to create work that reinterprets objects and artworks in the museum’s permanent collection. These new works will be minted and released for sale on the blockchain in phases beginning March 8, each in a limited edition of 100.
“Remembrance of Things Future continues a tradition of inviting contemporary artists to make editions and multiples that support the museum,” Erin Wright, LACMA’s director of artist initiatives, told Artnet News. “As an encyclopedic museum with nearly 149,000 objects in our collection, it is always exciting to invite artists to mine the histories, cultures, and geographies of our vast holdings and see what they are drawn to use in their own work.”
The initiative’s first cohort features artists Monica Rizzolli, Ix Shells, Jen Stark, Emily Xie, and Sarah Zucker, who have deployed a range of technologies—from generative algorithms to video synthesizers—to create their pieces.
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