The Decentral Art Pavilion, in parallel with the Venice Art Biennale, opens its doors on April 23rd, 2022 at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin. Curated and organized by Florencia S.M. Brück, Javier Krasuk, Diego Lijtmaer and Simone Furian, with installation design by David Rodríguez Gimeno, and the photography section curated by Arianna Grava, the exhibition entitled “Singularity” will feature works by Coldie, Aaron Penne, Justin Aversano, XCOPY, Raphael Lacoste, Trevor Jones, Michael Yamashita, Annibale Siconolfi, Filip Custic, Matt Des Laurier, as well as over 200 NFT works of art created by 80+ leading international artists shaping the NFT space.
“Singularity” is a deep-dive into decentralized art, aiming to educate, engage and enthral the aficionado, the collector, and the public at large; in such a fast-evolving creative dominion it is crucial to foster a dialogue around NFTs and their impact on mainstream art, in order to develop a wider public understanding and appreciation of decentralized technologies. This engaging and lucid exhibition is the first anthological presentation of world-acclaimed NFT artworks, casting light on the spectacular culture around the NFT community while fostering artistic experiences that determine the social significance of digitization for future generations.
“For the first time in history, the blockchain evolves beyond its foundations in niche tech communities, NFTs are transcending industries and transforming economies: the Decentral Art Pavilion is an international event that focuses on the artists, companies and individuals using Non-Fungible Tokens to advance the adoption of blockchain in the art world.”says Florencia S.M. Brück.
“We are experiencing an unprecedented artistic evolution where contemporary artexpands in the blink of an eye. This expansion requires a dialogue with traditional mechanisms so that all digital oranalog artistic variants can coexist in a future where the blockchain will be part of our daily lives.”adds JavierKrasuk.
Thanks to the enthusiastic support of key stakeholders in the NFT and blockchain world such as SuperRare, ArtBlocks, Dolce & Gabbana, Blue Swan and Over the Reality, the exhibition will be a unique opportunity for art and NFT technology to meet, and an unmissable chance to enjoy and understand the very best of NFT art, within the splendid setting of the Venetian palazzo.
A particular section of the Decentral Art Pavilion space, entitled “0.14”, is curated by Robert Alice and proposes to retrace the early history of the movement that has shaken the contemporary art world. Displaying some of the most significant early works viewers are invited to discover and understand the historical lineage of NFTs, the pioneers that brought them into being, and the different sub-genres that have emerged out of these early works at the very genesis of this field.
Decentral Art Pavilion “Singularity” Decoding NFTs and the future of art, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, April 20th – June 20th, 2022 SPECIAL EVENTS April 20, 11am – 3pm First choice and press preview: April 20th, 3pm – 8pm, preview; April 21st –22, 11am – 8pm, preview; April 23rd opening party by invitation only.
The exhibition and its activities will also be virtually accessible at the Decentral Art Pavilion Metaverse. The Over The Reality partnership allows Decentral Art Pavilion to create an Augmented Reality (AR) event. Participants using the Over The Reality mobile platforms will be able to see the NFTs overlaid all around Venice. The Decentral Art Pavilion will encourage the dialogue around NFTs and their impact on mainstream art, in order to develop a wider public understanding and appreciation of decentralized technologies