New Art City, online
July 15 - August 31, 2021
NFS NSFW NFT is a 3D virtual exhibition produced by members of NEW INC and Rhizome’s Art & Code track. We’re showing on New Art City, hosting a Zoom opening, minting a NFT on Foundation, and closing with a panel at Hunter College — all, to explore the critical poetics of this particular not-for-sale, not-safe-for-work, and non-fungible-token moment.
We used New Art City’s gallery toolkit to veer from the white cube. Instead, we built four rooms that feel like community gardens each with a specific theme, landscape, and art critters from AI and livestream videos to invisible and textual sculptures. Each ecosystem is skinned with digital debris from the vectoralists (to borrow from McKenzie Wark). We’ve built on, under, and all-around their topology. Holding space. Getting lost. Keeping company.
Acknowledgements: organizers Christopher Clary, Mark Ramos, and Pearlyn Lii; essayist Lindsay Howard and Zach Kaplan; artists Bhavik Singh, Christopher Clary, Itziar Barrio, Johanna Flato, Lula Mebrahtu, Mark Ramos, Nahee Kim, Pearlyn Lii, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Yeseul Song, and Ziyang Wu; review Art in America