Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.
Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.
Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you, as we put together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
Monumental Living II
What: Auction and editions
When: May 23 @ 6:30 p.m. EDT
Why: Renowned digital artist Filip Hodas is set to return to Nifty Gateway for a follow-up to his November 2021 Monumental Living collection. This latest collection explores a dystopian future where monuments were colonized and turned into community housing.
Who: Urs Fischer
What: 500 visual conversations, 1 collage
When: May 23 @ 6:30 p.m. EDT
Why: With the Chaos collection, Swiss-born contemporary artist Urs Fischer is planning to pair 1,000 renders of digital objects with each other, creating 500 unique, one-of-one ‘visual conversations.’ In the press release, Fischer states that each visual conversation in the project centers around “manufactured objects and the roles they’ve played throughout our cultural history.” The 501st piece is slated to be a collage of all the works combined into one truly chaotic work of art.
Holy Dirty Money
What: 1 one of one piece, 1 ten-edition piece, 1 raffled piece with three winners
When: May 24 @ 6:30 p.m. EDT
Why: Longtime artist DENKSTAHL is using this collection to examine the effects money has on our attitudes and values as a society. Each piece within this new collection asks questions about society’s relationship with money, imploring us to re-examine it and try to see things from DENKSTAHL’s perspective.
What The F
Who: Ferry Corsten
What: Collection mechanics TBA
When: May 25 @ 2 p.m. EDT
Why: Electronic dance music legend Ferry Corsten is entering the NFT space with his‘Ferry Corsten Presents What the F’drop. It features NFT collectibles ranging from pieces of music from his two-decade career, as well as digitized versions of some of the most important pieces of hardware in his music-making kit. These include a limited edition NFT of the keyboard that kickstarted his career, as well as a free drop of a Roland TR-303 NFT.
What: Dynamic animated artwork
When: May 25 @ 6:30 p.m. EDT
Where: Nifty Gateway
Why: Renowned Vancouver street artist iHeart is making his NFT debut with the Feedback Loop collection. This digital art collection is set to feature pieces that comment on how the lines between the digital and physical realms get blurrier by the day. One of the pieces in this collection, entitled “Hollowgram,” is a collection of programmable digital paintings which feature a smart contract that communicates with a 24-hour clock and changes the artwork over time.
Peyote Ugly: The Aztec Awakening
Who:Violetta P Jones, Henrik Uldalen, Daniel Martin Jones, and Santiago Pani
What: Mixed-medium artwork and animated pieces
When: May 27 @ 6:30 p.m. EDT
Why: The Peyote Ugly collection came about following a residency the four artists took at Arthouse Pani, in Tequisquiapan, Mexico. With a combination of mediums ranging from the physical to the digital, the artists hoped to create works that could authentically capture the richness and depth of Mexican folk culture and mythology.