Finding a place in the strange new world of NFTs

Some artists are jumping into NFTs while others see pitfalls. Jane O’Sullivan looks at both sides of this emerging meld of art and technology.

While the media hype has focused on Beeple, Grimes and, more recently, Basquiat, there are artists closer to home who are also exploring NFTs. In March, Jess Johnson released five of the timepieces that appear in TERMINUS (2019), her major collaborative VR work with Simon Ward, as NFTs on Foundation. In April, she also began releasing characters from the video animation, Webwurld (2017), on a another NFT platform, Hic et Nunc. She called them ‘simple looping animations stuck in chimerical time tunnels. You can collect them all like trading cards’.

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Jane O'Sullivan
About the Author
Jane O’Sullivan is an independent art writer based in Sydney. Her work has appeared in Vault, Art Guide, Ocula, Flash Art, Running Dog and the Australian Financial Review. She is also a former editor of Art Collector and Art Edit magazines.