Coinciding with the upcoming NFT.NYC conference, this in-person presentation marks the US debut of two distinct NFT projects: Petro National by John Gerrard and Jeff Koons’s Moon Phases.
Petro National comprises 196 unique, generative works that engage the potential of spatial and temporal media online through game engine technology. Each NFT features the outlines of different countries, which are represented as glistening patches of gasoline on the world ocean. Petro National will be released on the Art Blocks platform on Tuesday, June 21st, at 10 AM EDT.
Exhibited on a plinth with the Chelsea skyline as its backdrop, the mirror-reflective, stainless-steel sculpture of the Moon on view in this exhibition represents one component of Koons’s multifaceted project, which also comprises sculptures that will be installed on the Moon in perpetuity and NFTs that correspond with each sculpture on the Moon and the Earth. MORE: jeffkoonsmoonphases.com