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Decentralized Unicists: A Botto Solo Show at Vellum LA

‘Asymmetrical Liberation’ by Botto

Vellum LA, known for NFT-backed digital art, is solidifying their reputation for innovation with the upcoming solo show from AI generative autonomous artist, Botto, curated by Jesse Damiani and Sinziana Velicescu. In its short time on the LA art scene, Vellum LA has showcased digital artists and now joining them is the first decentralized artist governed by its own community.

Unlike traditional gallery shows and artists, Botto brings a level of interaction and humanity that is striking for an artist ruled by an algorithm. The Botto community is made up of over 6,000 people who vote on the best of Botto’s 350 pieces per week, ultimately acting as curators and selecting the winning works that are auctioned on SuperRare each week. Created by an international group of engineers and based on an idea that came from the German artist Mario Klingemann, a global trailblazer in the field of AI art, Botto responds to its community and learns day by day from the collective feedback of its community of stakeholders. Not only does voting determine the piece that will go to auction that week, but it provides feedback for Botto’s generative algorithm, dictating the direction that the next series of pieces will take.

This show brings Botto from the metaverse to our physical universe. With it, Botto explores the limitless possibilities of combining art and technology, affording attendees a glimpse at the results of a budding NFT community. Botto’s work will be on view until MARCH 6, 2022, just in time for Frieze week. This show is the perfect supplement for art enthusiasts, rounding out an art-filled week with true innovation.

Vellum LA is is located on Melrose Ave. As a physical space in the heart of Hollywood, it aims to facilitate immersive NFT-backed experiences with state-of-the-art LumaCanvas displays, and to revolutionize the NFT industry, bridging together the traditional and crypto art worlds while situating NFT’s within the context of art history.

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