Group Exhibition, Covent Garden
11 - 25 September 2021

NFTism: No Fear in Trying

Group Exhibition, Covent Garden

The exhibition is on view to the public from 11 - 25 September at 40 Earlham St, London, WC2H 9LH in Covent Garden. If you cannot make the exhibition in person, we're live in the Arium Metaverse!

 Join us live in the Arium Metaverse to explore our NFTism: No Fear in Trying exhibition in 3D video-chat with artists, collectors, and art lovers from around the world, like never before. Accessible by phone or by laptop from anywhere in the world, this historic virtual event celebrates the official launch of Institut, the premier art world platform for NFTs, built on the Ethereum blockchain and carefully designed to reimagine the future of contemporary art.

On display across four expansive Metaverse galleries, the exhibition will be on view from 11-25 September. Close to 100 works from a diverse group of international artists, NFTism achieve's Schachter's vision to "do what no one has done before! FOCUS ON THE ART, art from a wide, diverse universe of talent from all walks of life."

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Institut, the premier art-world platform for NFTs, is proud to present NFTism: No Fear in Trying, a historic NFT group exhibition curated by Kenny Schachter. The exhibition will take place at our Covent Garden location, The Stables.

This inaugural showcase commemorates the launch of Institut, a new NFT platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, designed to empower artists working in digital media, and to spearhead a bold new digital art renaissance. Driven by the growing digital economy and fuelled by a global generational shift, the art market is changing faster than ever before, and NFTism: No Fear in Trying demonstrates the ability of NFTs to unlock untapped potential in how we perceive, interact with, and collect digital art. 

In this exhibition, curator, artist, writer and collector Kenny Schachter brings together a diverse group of artists who work in analogue, phygital and digital media, presenting their work side-by-side in the physical gallery space, and simultaneously in a custom-built virtual exhibition space powered by Arium’s groundbreaking metaverse technology. This ‘multiverse’ exhibition experience is reflective of Institut’s core belief of marrying the traditional physical, and progressive, digital environments. 

The exhibition features close to 100 international artists, from those minting their very first NFT, like Jeremy Olson and Caio Twombly, to veteran Crypto Artists such as Rewind Collective, Olive Allen, and IX Shells. In grouping these artists together, NFTism demonstrates the startling accessibility of the NFT art market, and the vast diversity of intersectional concepts and aesthetics that currently define NFT and Crypto art. 

Inside the gallery, visitors are able to view multi-sensory NFT artworks via digital screens and projections, and engage with specific works using interactive VR headsets. At the same time, individuals from across the world can experience the exhibition virtually via Arium’s 3D video-chat metaverse - where they are able to come together to explore the custom-built galleries and interact with artists, collectors, and art lovers from the global community, like never before. By providing borderless access in this way, NFTism presents a truly immersive, inclusive, community-centric experience for art enthusiasts worldwide. 

During the course of the exhibition, each artist’s work will be available for sale by auction on the Institut platform, where collectors can freely bid using either regular FIAT or cryptocurrency. Collectors are subsequently able to re-sell their works in a dynamic NFT marketplace in which the artist automatically receives a royalty ad infinitum every time their work is re-sold, creating a transparent and equitable system for artists and collectors and a viable cause for change in the art world.

"It’s a human defense mechanism to reject the unfamiliar without giving it a chance; change is hard to stomach, something that unsettles the status quo. Human nature pushes back at first blush rather than learn about and accept something new for what it is—a potential advance and step forward. NFTs are just such a transformative phenomenon, a potential revolution in the history of art and its dissemination into the collective stream of consciousness, and commerce! This show will attempt to do what no one has done before! FOCUS ON THE ART, art from a wide, diverse universe of talent from all walks of life." - Kenny Schachter, curator of NFTismNFear in Trying

(Header image Courtesy of Kenny Schachter and Leon Chew)

 

Kenny Schachter
Kenny Schachter

Kenny Schachter

Curator
American born and London-based Kenny Schachter has been curating art exhibitions in museums and galleries across the globe for over two decades.

He has also been lecturing in art history and economics in international institutions for more than thirty years. Schachter has been a recipient of the Rockefeller-supported grant in Mexico and has contributed to numerous books and artist monographs. Along with his longstanding column for Artnet, Schachter writes widely for various international publications. He has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine, Observer, Independent and Telegraph.

In addition, Schachter has exhibited his own artworks internationally, including in a retrospective at Joel Mesler’s Rental Gallery in New York and solo exhibitions at Sandra Gering Gallery in New York and Kantor Gallery in LA. He also deals in international art from the Impressionist and Modern periods as well as Contemporary art from the physical and digital worlds. In recent times, Schachter has been an outspoken proponent of NFT artworks and artists. He has written numerous educational articles and has curated NFT exhibitions, working to shed light on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technologies and the digital art landscape.

 

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