FMP: PRIMARY RESEARCH
During the primary research phase, I visited a few exhibitions with a goal of answering some of my unanswered questions. I was mainly interested in learning more about the following aspects of NFTs:
Topics of Interest – Diagram by Cat
I visited A lot of exhibitions and galleries that were specifically dedicated to NFTs. Below is a list of the galleries that I visited/experienced:
IN CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS
In addition to the exhibition visit, I also managed to interview some artists. Now that I was fully dedicated to learning more about artists from marginalised backgrounds, I attended some of the conversations and talks that were being held during black history month in October 2021. By the end of these interviews, I learned that many of the more established artists are not interested in joining the NFT market space due to their capitalistic nature and lack of proper future foresight. Below are some of the artist’s insights and opinions about NFTs.
Insights Gained From Conversations with Artists.
By visiting black history month related exhibitions and also having conversations/talks with the artists just themselves, I decided that I wanted to explore how NFTs can be used as a vehicle that champions inclusivity. From this moment on my project was solely focused on finding out how NFT art can support artists from marginalised backgrounds/communities in taking a full grasp on the work that they produce.