Editorial

Institut Editorial is the place to discover more about our artists and drops, delve deeper into the Institut platform, and to learn more about the burgeoning world of NFTs.

Parker Day is a photographer known for her oddball characters. Straddling reality and fiction, Day’s technicolour photographs of strange and sublime icons revel in kink and gore. Shot on 35mm and left untouched after shooting, the artificial feeling of the images is the result of meticulous staging via makeup and props alongside patient collaboration with… Continue reading The Oddball World of Parker Day

Shir Pakman’s memorable aesthetic immediately strikes as holding deep meaning and significance. Combining thoughtful concepts related to a varied set of ideas across the female gaze, canonical art, and nature and humanity, Pakman brings these together into a holistic whole on the digital surfaces of her works. Bridging the expansive gap between traditional art genres… Continue reading Shir Pakman: Bridging the Old and the New

Miao Ying is among the first generation of Chinese contemporary artists to grow up alongside Chinese economic reform, the one-child policy, and the internet. In fact, the internet is the dominant topic of her practice, courtesy of wry and appropriative commentary on dominant technology and internet trends in China. “Coping with her Stockholm Syndrome in… Continue reading Miao Ying’s Evil Words are a Study of Language, Censorship and the Chinese Internet

MABLAB are the first artists to take part in Institut’s new GMI open call drop. GMI offers the chance for up-and-coming artists to exhibit and drop their artworks on the Institut platform. MABLAB are two sisters based in Kazakhstan who work in intricate and detailed ways with lofty architectural subject matter and complex programs. To… Continue reading What’s in a NFT? MABLAB’s The Birth of the Metaverse

What’s in a NFT? What goes into the making of an NFT? Often the stories behind an artworks’ creation are worth listening to. Not just because we learn more about the work itself but also because we gain invaluable insight into the ways that artists at the forefront of innovation within digital art are working… Continue reading What’s in a NFT? The Story of Ayla El-Moussa’s Body of Water

Selay Karasu’s immersive aesthetics produce NFTs of endless visual depth and powerful conceptual resonance. Before the drop of World Wide Mind on the Institut NFT platform we spoke with Selay to learn more about the technical side of her practice, as well as the future of humanity as she sees it.

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