Sharjah’s House of Wisdom to host first NFT art exhibition on the metaverse

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The House of Wisdom, the cultural center of Sharjah, will host its first non-fungible token or NFT art exhibition from March 1st to April 15th. The event, called Gateway to the Metaverse, will be attended by 60 international artists and 15 UAE artists. ..

The House of Wisdom’s Al Khawarizimi exhibition area will host a physical version of a 24-screen event featuring digital art, crypto art, musical renditions, and performance art. The artist is represented by two rotation rounds. The first round will feature more than 30 international artists, and the second round will feature nearly the same number of artists.

The two-day seminar, which runs in parallel with the exhibition, delves into creative new technologies in the world of art and introduces visitors to new channels for artistic expression and contemporary practice. There will also be a workshop to guide you on how to turn the talents of artists and visitors into NFT works.

Stefano Fabalet, co-founder of the Global Art Exhibition, an interdisciplinary global project that connects talent, will curate the exhibition with Morrow Collective, the UAE’s NFT curator platform.

In January, Morrow Collective helped Dubai Culture host the first NFT Art Exhibition featuring 50 works created by UAE artists.

The exhibition at the Al Safa Art & Design Library, entitled 50/50 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates, includes works by artists Khalid Albanana, Aria Argaud, Daral Ahmed, Marwan Shakarchi and Zigigorlova. It was. Artists were selected by open recruitment, and NFTs ranged from digital drawings and paintings to 3D works, animations, collages and photographs.

Scroll down the gallery below to see pictures of the House of Wisdom in Sharjah.

NFT entered the art scene in early 2021, when artist Beeple sold the first NFT artwork at Christie’s auction for $ 69.4 million. NFT refers to a digital asset associated with a blockchain that acts as a proof of ownership. NFTs can take many forms, and art is just one of them, but all types of digital files can be “minted” as NFTs.

According to the report by Parents British newspapers, collectors and traders spent $ 22 billion on NFTs in 2021.

Updated: February 24, 2022 1:42 pm

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