As restrictions seem to be easing for many, people who want to leave their homes and explore their region or country can ride the wave of non-fungible tokens (NFT) with physical exhibits and galleries opening in the second half of 2021 are – with some already opened their doors.
Will there be an opening in your area soon? Is one already open? Would you like to travel at home or abroad and experience a seemingly inaccessible medium of art?
Let’s take a look around the world at nine galleries in Australia, Europe, and the United States that blur the line between reality and the metaverse, and some that can only be seen through a trip into the metaverse.
Put on your shoes and off you go
The Museum of Art and Philosophy: Hobart, Australia
The Museum of Art and Philosophy, an NFT focused gallery in Australia, will showcase artists originally published in its print magazines New Philosopher and Womankind. In researching the NFT boom, the gallery’s curators decided that having a physical gallery would be a fantastic way to showcase NFTs in a way that people can experience for themselves.
The opening coincides with the Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart from June 16-22 and invites everyone to come and see what NTFs are all about.
From the east
Two galleries in Russia are planning or have already organized galleries and exhibitions showing and informing people about the world of contemporary art and NFTs. As the borders open to soccer fans, these galleries plan to open their doors to the world of digital art and NFTs.
Underground Museum: Moscow, Russia
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 exhibition will change at least every two weeks, and the NFTs on display in this gallery will be auctioned on Rarible.
For example, here is an excerpt from the NFT video “Waves” by Fayaz Azizov from the second “Sovrisk #Onstream” exhibition, which opened on May 20th.
Hermitage: St. Petersburg, Russia
Although little is known about the actual opening of the exhibition, the world-famous Hermitage Museum plans to open a gallery showcasing and exploring NFT art, along with seminars presented by speakers from ITMO University as well as museum staff and curators. This project is said to be the first exhibition in Russia to explore the usefulness of NFTs and how their work can challenge traditional copyright control and ownership.
To the west
Three galleries in Europe are dedicated to showcasing NFTs, showing how the new age of digital and blockchain art could have the potential to influence a new art movement.
Kiwie Space: Riga, Latvia
The Kiwi Space Showroom, hosted by Kiwie 1001, presents many different NFT artists and their contributions to the NFT space. Located in Galerija Centrs, which is over 100 years old, this public exhibit showcases emerging NFT artists and everything new in the field of digital art – as chosen by Kiwie 1001’s Discord users themselves. The exhibition started in early June, so go to Riga if you want to support emerging artists and a promising industry.
Francisco Carolinum Linz: Linz, Austria
From June 11th to September 15th, the exhibition “Proof of Art” will take place in the Francisco Carolinum Linz and will be advertised as one of the world’s first exhibitions around NFT: the history, the applications, future prognoses and the effects of non-fungible tokens on Art world will have.
The museum will focus on educating its visitors about the world of NFTs and making sure the public is aware of what is actually happening and how it all works. To bring the excitement home, Francisco Carolinum Linz has also built his museum online in the Ethereum-based Cryptovoxels so that anyone interested in learning about NFTs can do so in any convenient setting.
Museum of Modern African Art: Amsterdam, Netherlands
This is your final week to see Achievement and Excellence which is the first NFT gallery to open in Amsterdam, showing portraits of African kings and queens. Known as “The Portraitist”, this artist exhibition on NFTs of African kings is currently on view at the Museum of Modern African Art (MoMAA) as one of the first exhibitions to proudly display African art and history on the blockchain and in the NFT. represent community. See The Portraitist’s work through June 18th.
Departure to the New World
In the United States, three notable exhibitions are opening this summer, with citizens welcoming the fresh air and opening galleries. In three different regions of the country and three different cities, each with their own unique culture and environment, they have one goal in mind: to promote the world of NFT art.
Blackdove: Miami, FL
With Miami fast becoming the hotspot for anything blockchain-related, the Blackdove gallery is just the thing to change the way people see NFTs. With the combined effort of over 50 international artists contributing more than 100 NFT artworks, this gallery is sure to make waves in the crypto community.
Opened June 3, Blackdove viewers will also have the option to purchase an NFT on-site, which will allow visitors to directly support artists and give people the opportunity to own their own piece of this new contemporary digital art .
imnotArt: Chicago, IL
After developing their own online NFT gallery, the creators of the imnotArt metaverse decided to expand into the streets of Chicago with the city’s first stationary NFT gallery.
The gallery opened on June 3rd and describes itself as “not a pop-up”. The gallery’s creators aim to find a new way to connect physical reality and the metaverse and create an environment that is unique in its nature.
It happens … 30 days away!
✅First NFT gallery in Chicago (no pop-up)
✅Opening event on June 3rd
✅Unique digital / physical experiences
(and that is just the beginning)
– imnotArt (@im_not_art) May 2, 2021
Bright Moments: Venice Beach, CA
To welcome beachgoers to the world of NFTs, the Venice Beach gallery Bright Moments is showing NFTs and bringing the virtual world to reality. In addition, art exhibits, speakers, and other events are planned and more can be booked at the gallery to educate visitors and provide a fun, fresh environment for NFT enthusiasts and skeptics alike.
Got stuck at home?
Despite the great excitement of experiencing these physical galleries in person, there are still galleries at the Metaverse that you can access from the comfort of your home – including the aforementioned Francisco Carolinum Linz and others like the Museum of Crypto Art located in the Somnium -Room.
There are many ways to get on the NFT train, with galleries in the physical world and the metaverse still opening. Regardless of which platform suits your needs, the thrill can be hunted anywhere.