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10 things worth sharing about generative and AI art
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The digital art world takes no breaks. Let’s get right into it.
Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing about digital art:
1. Last week, I shared a recap from my time in New York City 👉 Digital Art Takes New York City By Storm
2. A new feature that lets you explore aggregated artists’ analytics is now live in Kaloh’s Space. This tool helps you navigate the generative art markets, content, and events; it is in private Beta, soon opening to the public.
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3. Zancan had one of the most successful drops in a while on fxhash. Charcoal Seeds commanded over 270,000 Tezos (~$300,000) in the primary sale and over 60,000 Tezos (~$70,000) in the secondary market.
This collection uses fxparams, which lets collectors co-create and interact with the features designed by zancan before minting a piece they love.
4. Laminated by Landlines Art was released on fxhash and as part of the Proof of People New York City exhibition. It had a total volume of over 6,000 Tezos, and the floor is currently 15 Tezos.
5. After The Cave by Aluan Wang is a 128 pieces curated generative collection released a few weeks ago on Foundation. It amazed over 28 ETH (~$60,000) in volume, ranking it as a monthly best seller in the platform — currently, only 4 pieces are listed.
"After the Cave" is a piece of generative art that was inspired by my encounters with indigenous art in a museum. Paul Klee's quote, "taking a line for a walk," resonated with me as I used algorithms to create pulsating lines.
6. [Upcoming Collection] WBTS.TXT by Thomas Noya x Waiting To Be Signed podcast has been working on a collaboration that goes tomorrow (April 19). It is an AI-powered generative collection that uses over 50 shows of waiting-to-be-signed podcast episodes as input.
How cool is that?
7. [Upcoming Collection] Algoritmo Divino by Ganbrood went live just a few hours ago at Kate Vass Galerie. This is the first collection released via K011, a new AI on-chain platform.
This collection of 333 unique iterations takes you on a journey through the three realms of Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, much like Dante's Divine Comedy.
Dutch Auction: 0.69 ETH to 0.11 ETH.
8. [Upcoming Collection] Turtle Vision by s_r_r_z_ and Casson Trenor goes live on the 22nd of April. I met Casson Trenor in NYC, and he told me how he has been collaborating with s_r_r_z_ for over 8 months to bring this series to life. It has a very noble and important message, in addition to 40% going to charities dedicated to ocean preservation.
Turtle Vision uses code, chaos, and regl.js to offer us a glimpse into the experience of a sea turtle in 2023, struggling to survive in an ailing ocean. Turtles prey heavily on jellyfish, but have trouble distinguishing them from the countless plastic bags clogging our oceans given their similar shapes and movement patterns. Because of this, we are finding more and more sea turtles dead on beaches, having starved to death with bellies full of plastic bags.
9. DECENTRALIZED by HEU is a pretty iconic piece that touches upon parts of the Tezos, hic et nunc, and digital art culture. It portrays hic et nunc founder, Rafael Lima, and the creator(s) remain a mystery.
I’ve been researching and will share some exciting findings soon.
10. [Upcoming Exhibition] Forthcoming from Feral File: Rick Silva’s Solo Exhibition BLOOMCORE.
55 artworks, 0.25ETH each.
Exhibition Opening: April 20, 2023, 14:00 UTC+0
Last year, Silva 3D-scanned hundreds of blooming plants throughout the Pacific Northwest, which he later grafted and pruned into a hyper-flora. In 30-second looping videos, eerie vegetal forms rotate and slice through a fog of atmospheric lights. Most of the real-life plants Silva has volumetrically captured are almost certainly dead, but they’ll remain preserved in perpetuity, on the blockchain, like museum specimens.
Until next time,
PD: Over the past 3 days, the team behind the+ kaloh.space got together in Mexico City. We have been working for over a year in full remote mode and finally got to meet in real life.
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