fx(hash) 2.0 launches December 14 on fxhash.xyz
I was completely surprised when fx(hash) emerged later that year with a mission to “provide a framework so that generative artists can have a space in which they can mint their pieces meant to be generative. No curation, open to everyone.”
When you allow everyone to participate in an open platform like fx(hash), rather than relying on strict curation, you bring in a much more diverse group of artists. And yes, that diversity includes differences in skill level, experience, and effort.
My experience of curated platforms had given me the (false) impression that there weren’t as many women involved in generative art. However, it turned out that they just weren’t getting the recognition they deserved. With fx(hash), artists don’t need to wait for an invitation.
When you allow everyone to launch their drops whenever they like and as frequently as they like, without curation or censorship, you encounter all kinds of fascinating and unpredictable art.
When the main concern in art is its commercial appeal, we tend to end up with aesthetically pleasing but unchallenging work that avoids controversy and critical thinking.
Despite the wide range of artwork available on fx(hash), you might think that renowned artists, who have the option to work with more exclusive platforms, would avoid it. However, that assumption would be incorrect.