Art and luxury auction house, Sotheby’s, will be revamping its “Glitch: Beyond Binary” NFT Auction in response to the controversy surrounding the previous auction announcement. The controversy arose due to an imbalance of representation, particularly the exclusion of female-identifying artists from the NFT auction.
Starting on April 19th at 2 p.m. ET, bidding will commence for “Glitch: Beyond Binary,” an auction that will showcase 34 NFTs from various artists who are part of the “glitch art” movement.
Sotheby’s appointed famous glitch artists Dina Chang and Dawnia Darkstone, also known as Letsglitchit, as co-curators for the upcoming NFT auction. They will be responsible for assembling a diverse and expanded group of artists, ensuring greater representation and inclusivity in the auction.
Darkstone stated “In co-curating Glitch: Beyond Binary, I aspired to present an eclectic ensemble of exceptional artists, each with their distinct vision and approach to the realm of glitch art. My selection process was driven by a desire to reveal the multifaceted nature of this genre, emphasizing the intricate links between digital experimentation, philosophical exploration, and the depth of human existence.”
Last month, Sotheby’s paused its NFT auction citing an imbalance in representation after the withdrawal of glitch artist Patrick Amadon from the event, and the uproar from the excluded artists.
Renowned Indian glitch artist Cyber Shakti will be featured in the re-curated Sotheby’s auction, showcasing her captivating artwork titled “DownloadinG Shiva.” With a glitch art career spanning since 2016, Cyber Shakti’s unique artworks have been exhibited in prestigious galleries across Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, etc.