As restrictions appear to be easing for many, people looking to get out of their homes and discover their region or country can ride the wave of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with physical exhibits and galleries opening during the second half of 2021. , with some having already opened their doors.
Will there be an opening soon in your area? Is one already open? Are you looking to travel nationally or internationally and want to experience an art medium that seems unapproachable?
Let’s take a look around the world at nine galleries in Australia, Europe, and the United States that are blurring the line between reality and the Metaverse, and some that can only be seen through a trip to the Metaverse.
Put your shoes on and let’s go
Museum of Art and Philosophy: Hobart, Australia
The Museum of Art and Philosophy, an NFT-focused gallery in Australia, will showcase artists who were originally published in its print magazines, New Philosopher and Womankind. After examining the rise of NFTs, gallery curators decided that a physical gallery would be a great way to present NFTs in a way that allows people to come and experience them for themselves.
The opening will coincide with Hobart’s “Dark Mofo” festival from June 16-22, inviting everyone to come and see what NTFs are all about.
To the east
Two galleries in Russia are planning, or have already organized, galleries and exhibitions that show and educate people about the contemporary art world and NFTs. As the borders open for soccer fans, these galleries plan to open their doors to the world of digital art and NFTs.
Underground museum: Moscow, Russia
Located in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park, visitors to the Underground Museum can see works by contemporary Russian artists along with some features by Russian NFT artists. The pieces and display are scheduled to change at least every two weeks, and the NFTs displayed in this gallery are auctioned on Rarible.
For example, here is an excerpt from Fayaz Azizov’s NFT “Waves” video from the second “Sovrisk #Onstream” exhibition, which opened on May 20.
Hermitage Museum: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Although little is known about the actual opening of the exhibition, the world-renowned Hermitage Museum is looking to open a gallery that exhibits and explores the art of NFT, as well as hosting seminars presented by ITMO University speakers and staff and curators. from the museum. This project plans to be the first exhibition in Russia to explore the usefulness of NFTs and examine how their work can challenge traditional ownership and control of copyright.
Three galleries in Europe have dedicated themselves to showcasing NFT, demonstrating how the new era of digital art and blockchain could have the potential to influence a new art movement.
Kiwie space: Riga, Latvia
The Kiwi Space showroom, hosted by Kiwie 1001, features many different NFT artists and their contributions to the NFT space. Housed in Galerija Centrs for over 100 years, this public exhibition showcases emerging NFT artists and all that is new in the digital art space, as voted in by Kiwie 1001’s own Discord users. The exhibition began early June, so head to Riga if you’re looking to support emerging artists and a promising industry.
Francisco Carolinum Linz: Linz, Austria
From June 11 to September 15, the exhibition “Proof of Art” takes place in Francisco Carolinum Linz and is heralded as one of the world’s first exhibitions of all that is NFT: history, applications, future predictions and impacts that non-fungible tokens will have on the art world.
The museum will focus on educating its visitors about the world of NFTs, ensuring that the public is aware of what is really going on and how it all works. To bring the excitement home, Francisco Carolinum Linz has also built its online museum on Ethereum-based Cryptovoxels, ensuring that anyone who wants to learn about NFT can do so in whatever environment is comfortable.
Museum of Modern African Art: Amsterdam, Netherlands
This is the last week to see the feat and excellence of the first NFT gallery to open in Amsterdam and show portraits of African kings and queens. Known as “The Portrait Painter”, this NFT artist’s exhibition of African Kings is currently on display at the Museum of Modern African Art (MoMAA) as one of the first exhibitions to proudly represent African art and history in the chain of blocks and in the NFT. community. See works from The Portraitist until June 18.
Heading to the New World
This summer, three notable exhibitions will open across the United States as citizens welcome the fresh air and open galleries. Spanning three different regions of the country and three different cities, each with its own unique culture and environment, they come together with one goal in mind: to promote the NFT art world.
Black Dove: Miami, FL
With Miami fast becoming the hotspot for all things blockchain, the Blackdove gallery is sure to hit the spot in trying to change the way people view NFTs. With the collective effort of over 50 international artists contributing over 100 pieces of NFT art, this gallery is sure to appeal to the crypto community.
Opened on June 3, Blackdove viewers also have the option to purchase an NFT on site, allowing visitors to directly support the artists, as well as giving people the opportunity to own their own piece of this new one. contemporary digital art.
imnotArt: Chicago, IL
After developing their own online NFT gallery, the creators of the imnotArt metaverse decided to expand onto the streets of Chicago with the first physical NFT gallery in the city.
The gallery opened on June 3 and coined itself as “not a pop-up window.” The gallery’s creators aim to establish a new way of combining physical reality and the Metaverse together, creating an environment that is unlike anything in its nature.
It’s happening … 30 days to go!
✅First NFT gallery in Chicago (not a pop-up)
✅Opening event on June 3
✅Unique physical / digital experiences
(And this is just the beginning)
– imnotArt (@im_not_art) May 2, 2021
Bright moments: Venice Beach, CA
As a way to welcome bathers to the world of NFTs, Venice Beach’s Bright Moments gallery showcases NFTs and brings the virtual world to life. Additionally, art exhibits, speakers, and other events are scheduled in the gallery, and more people are invited to book, educating visitors and providing a fresh and entertaining environment for NFT enthusiasts and skeptics alike.
Stuck at home?
Despite the great thrill of experiencing these physical galleries in person, there are still galleries in the Metaverse that can be accessed from the comfort of your home, including Francisco Carolinum Linz, mentioned above, and others like the Museum of Cryptographic Art. located in Somnium Space.
There are many ways to get on the NFT train, with galleries continuing to open across the physical world and into the Metaverse. So regardless of which platform suits your needs, excitement can be pursued anywhere.