Space Race #2 [Completed - March '22]

Welcome to Space Race #2! :flying_saucer::checkered_flag:

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To get started, copy & complete the questions from the Space Proposal Template.

When your proposal is ready for launch, publish it as a REPLY to this topic in the Forum.

Get ready for another exciting race! :flying_saucer::checkered_flag:

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I have posted our proposal directly in the feed below as instructed. I would love feedback on Plywood Protest, good, bad or indifferent. This project has an amazing collection of artists, a message of tremendous impact and beautiful works of art taken right off the street of NYC, created during the BLM movement in 2020. Thank you for your consideration.

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  1. Space name / team name:
    ArtGee

  2. Name of primary contact:
    Felicia Che

  3. Names of additional Space admins:
    Motoko

  4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:

@motokovault@swgee731

  1. Short bio of you and/or your team:
    ArtGee consists of a team of 10, all experienced in different industries with diverse backgrounds. Some of the key members are:

Felicia Che: Founder
Shibei Xu: Social Media Specialist

Tech Department:
eric07 - Backend Engineer
ZJX - Frontend Engineer
Tim0523 - Smart Contractor
Louie - Web Designer, Project Manager

  1. Website & Social Media Links:
    Website: artgee.io
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtGee15
    Telegram: ArtGee​:love_you_gesture:t2::love_you_gesture:t2:
    Instagram: @Artgee.io
    Medium: ArtGee Official – Medium
    Decentraland: /goto -41, -24
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/artgee

Motoko’s SuperRare Profile: SuperRare | Authentic Digital Art Market

  1. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop/elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

ArtGee is an innovative online platform founded in China in 2020. As one of the first organizations to investigate and promote NFT art in China, we are growing with the mission to build an ecosystem around digital art transactions, curation, auctions, investment, and other digital assets (NFTs). ArtGee is one of the most trustworthy digital art frontier ecologies for investment and collection, as well as the leader in the transformation of the global art market system.

We have been focusing on the secondary NFT market and have curated many online exhibitions and auctions on a variety of virtual platforms, like Decentraland. We intend to introduce new emerging artists from Asia to the global audience through thoughtfully curated exhibitions on our Superspace and to educate our audience with our programs. Our style is distinctive and clear, just like our team: diverse, provocative, bold, and young. Since we are located in Asia and are experienced in the Chinese NFT market, we believe we can also establish something very beneficial for both our artists and the many, many Asian collectors that are trying to break into the NFT art world.

We believe our unique position in the current Marketplace has given us the major advantage of discovering new NFT artists and expanding new clientele. It is also why we chose to be located and based in the city of Shanghai.

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

Our team members have worked in the traditional art industry and curated many offline exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, Korea, and China for years. Not only are we familiar with the Primary and Secondary markets in Asian/European American Contemporary Art, but we have also worked with many digital artists and promoted their works.

We also actively collect artist’s works on different platforms. Some of the works we collected on Superrare includes:

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

Following the previous question, our past online exhibitions, auctions and events include:

- The Time of Variation: Crypto Art Gallery (2020)

- The Story of Senses: Decision Between Abstract and Concrete (2021)
(TotaI l auctioned value of 1.2m USD)

We regularly host panel discussions for our audiences on various platforms and do interviews with our artists to keep the community engaged. We also post insightful articles about our artists, the metaverse, and other NFTs related topics.

- Gee Talk*
1st Episode: G-Tower Tour

- Clubhouse Sessions with Sotheby’s and Phillips


- NFT Tuesday (Panel Discussions)

NFT TUESDAY 元宇宙探险第八期 CAWA X NFT TUESDAY “亚洲KOL齐聚的CAWA,背后的策展故事” - YouTube (16:06~22:00)

20210629-NFT TUESDAY 元宇宙探险第六期 “数字空间中构建物和人的关系”_哔哩哔哩_bilibili (09:35 ~ 12:53)

20210615 NFT TUESDAY 元宇宙探险第四期 Metaverse探险的精彩故事_哔哩哔哩_bilibili (16:33 ~ 23:26)

20210608-NFT TUESDAY_哔哩哔哩_bilibili (23:14 ~ 27:16)

- The First Futarchy Prediction Market Debate & Voting Experiment

  1. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

We will definitely be introducing new artists into the Space, in fact, we already have a list of artists that are currently working with us and/or in discussions with us for future projects.

  1. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

Yes, as we mentioned, we also involve ourselves in the secondary market, so inevitably, we will be showing secondary works in the future. That being said, we are also interested in working with artists that appeared in our previous auctions/exhibitions and are not currently working with any other spaces yet. We are currently in the process of discussing with said artists.

  1. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

We are currently in the process of curating our next Decentraland exhibition in March. If selected, our first exhibition can be launched alongside our Decentraland exhibition, but of course, we are also curious to see how the space looks/works to be able to determine our first Super-space program.

In our experience it would usually take about one to two months to finish putting together a new exhibition (this includes contacting artists/institutions, drafting contracts with artists, writing a press release, visualizing the exhibition, if on a virtual space then time it takes for the 3d modeling designer to build the space also needs to be taken into consideration.)

  1. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

We are planning 6 upcoming exhibitions/auctions for the first year (2022):

  • 2 major exhibitions follow with 2 auctions, which are tied to the exhibitions that will feature both secondary works and new primary works from the artists we represent. We expect to see good results from our collectors and will plan both online and offline events around these two exhibitions. Both exhibitions will last 2-3 months.

  • 4 exhibitions showcasing emerging artists that will last around a month.

We are currently looking into international art fairs such as Westbund Shanghai, Contemporary Istanbul with the intention to further promote our exhibitions and artists.

  1. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

For each successful sale, we will be taking a 15% commission, plus the 5% for Super Rare Community Treasury, so 20% in total and the rest goes to the seller/artist.

  1. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

One must realize that NFTs are merely a drive for the different mediums of the artworks, we must learn to separate and distinguish the two before we can evaluate the art itself. NFTs provide digital art with scarcity, transparency, and collectability, but digital art has been established by many artists before the creation of cryptocurrency and has been a part of contemporary art history for decades. In that perspective, NFT art can be evaluated, criticized, and studied based on its aesthetic, narrative, history, and provenance, etc. as digital art to some degree. Of course, as NFTs grows, the changes that it brings to the art world will lead to diversities and new conversations will be made, and as time goes by we will have to adopt a new way to look at NFT art as well.

For this reason, the selection and curation for an NFT art exhibition become very crucial in the process. As curators we have to pay attention to an ocean of recent emerging artists and their works, as we slowly figure out the market and pave the way for the future of NFTs, for a good curation in this early stage can directly impact an artist’s career, thus, in a grand scale changing the ecology of the market. A quote that deeply inspires the founder of ArtGee, Felicia Che: “Every successful investment (in an artwork) is a victory to the Aesthetics.”

Krista Kim, who founded Techism in 2014 says in her essay “We are Creating a Decentralized Civilization”: “… Artists express humanity in their work. Art is a force of nature that brings us together. The contribution of art using digital technology will create a more connected and humane culture, which will affect how our society chooses to use and innovate digital technology for the future. It is the demonstration of possibilities and expression of free thought, using digital technology that will create a more balanced culture.” As we are slowly transitioning into a time where the digital world is inevitably colliding with reality as we know of, we should encourage artists to embrace this technological innovation as a medium to further their creation, instead of seeing it as a limitation.

  1. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

A glass of Le Tribute gin and tonic, with a slice of orange. A gin with a rich history that can create a contemporary and avant-garde experience for its audiences and can be appreciated easily by anyone from beginners to advocates.

  1. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

We are a promising start-up founded in Shanghai, but our goal is to achieve international success. Being on the Space will help us launch a series of exciting projects and promote emerging artists, also sustain the quality of our curatorial content.

Some Interviews and articles about us:

ArtAsiaPacific
https://artasiapacific.com/ideas/the-story-of-senses-auction-closed-with-usd-1-2-million-nft-sales

Coin Telegraph

Business Insider

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1. Space name / team name:

Chile Con Carne

2. Name of primary contact:

Epifanía De Gracia

3. Names of additional Space admins: - 0 -

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:

@graciaepifania

5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

Chilean digital painter and art director, I’ve been deeply impressed by the social events that have impacted my country since October 18th 2019. I witnessed both the biggest injustices I could ever imagine when innocent citizens were blinded by Chilean police, and, the most beautiful times of sisterhood, during the million women march on March 8th 2020.
Selling NFTs was a life turning point that drove me to dream bigger, to imagine how the art market could become fair and inclusive. That madness led me to call my friends BER and Donatelly and engage them on a new adventure : Chile Con Carne. A collective of digital artists which fundamental is to fight for an equal representation of women, LGBTQIA+, disidencia and minorities into the NFT world.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

Chile Con Carne:
Twitter

Epifania de Gracia:
Instagram
Twitter SUSPENDED !!

Donatelly:
Instagram
Twitter

BER:
Instagram
Twitter
Website

7. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

Web2 and Web3 have something in comun, the same absurd motto of “Let’s build a better world together” when in fact we observe an endless reproduction of the same sexist, racist and homophobic model. The NFT market, as the traditional art market before it, is a cis male-dominated space where women, LGBTQIA+, disidencia and minorities are tremendously underrepresented. Certainly because our speech can easily unease, the same way our sexuality, our stretch marks, our hair, our skin tone are usually upsetting in this androcentric society. The inspiration behind Chile Con Carne - Chile with Flesh, with Substance - is to develop a platform for dissident artists to freely express their creations, far away from any kind of censorship.

We aim to build a space for experiments, where all struggles can converge, where our bodies and sexualities can emancipate from merchandising, a safe and autonomous space open to dialogue, able to hear and to spread the voices of those who have been historically silenced.
Our objective is to gain visibility, to exist in an universe that needs us as much as we need it. Overstepping frontiers is not only a matter of business it’s a matter of life for us who came from remote places, outsiders without network or capital, our art is generous, we are all-in into it, investing til our last tear or blood drop.

  • We are self managed and self organized artists, Chile Con Carne will be the first feminist space and will be truly horizontally managed.
  • We will bring to the market unseen talented creators who could never access it without our support.
  • We will challenge the status quo, offering aesthetics and thematics which will defy what conventional society deems “normal".
  • We will fight for an equal representation of women, LGBTQIA+, disidencia and minorities into the NFT world.

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8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

  • I’m a natural born curator, only understanding what surrounds me through an aesthetic and a categorical filter, I perceive and seek beauty through all its metamorphosis, no matter the trends or norms. My job as Art director for Divan Chile, a digital marketing agency brought me a lot of experience in managing key projects, running a creative initiative from start to finish, guiding a cross-functional creative team in the conception, design and execution of visual materials. Last 18 month I’ve been full time dedicated to cryptoart, I have helped many friends from all around the world to understand the concepts and tech behind NFTs, to land on major NFTs minting platforms and get their first sales.

  • Chile Con Carne is currently collaborating with the independent curator Ana Maria Saavedra and the foundation Guadalupe Luz to coordinate future exhibitions.

  • Ana Maria Saavedra, is the director of Galería Metropolitana, by virtue of its location and its theoretical practice, the Galería Metropolitana operates at the extreme center of the experimental circuit of noncommercial art spaces that have consistently promoted the innovative work of an emerging group of artists. In so doing, the gallery has challenged prevailing notions of periphery and center as these two concepts are continually redefined in art and life.

  • Guadalupe Luz is a french foundation established in 2008 to promote south american contemporary art. Pioneer curating street art exhibitions, the foundation has allowed dozens of South American emergent artists to access the European market.

9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

I manage my own network of collectors, they are fine art connoisseurs who appreciate my erotic paintings, I have connected several of us with my friends from Chile Con Carne. As a collective we participated this year in the first Chilean NFT exhibition in a national state museum (GAM). Donatelly and I are Playboy x Sevens Grants winners, our works have been blindly selected by Liz Suman, Shantell Martin, Erica Loewy, Itzel Yard, Anne Spalter and Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Chile Con Carne is street smart, with a budget you could use for a business lunch, we can organize an exhibition for hundreds, feeding and inebriating everybody. We produce from rave parties to art biennale, we are connected to various art foundations and institutions for which we are constantly collaborating and curating with such as Citylab, GAM, Segunda Piel, Art Santiago, Collage Fest, Feria Chaco, Reserva Federal, Sevens Foundation, Playboy NFTs.

10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

We’re in constant communication with a wide array of talented artists, thanks to our participation in Playboy x Sevens Grants we had the chance to meet more than 40 fabulous creators, many of them already contacted us expressing their interest in being involved into our Space. OONA confirmed her participation, and in the next weeks we should integrate to the collective the amazing artists Feli Soto and Matias Mingo, both very close friends of Donatelly.

  • OONA is an audiovisual multidimensional meta shill artist. Although OONA doesn’t really exist, she takes herself very seriously, so you should too. Born in NFT NYC 11.01.21, her work has been exhibited at WAGMIAMI Art Basel and Proof of Playboy Miami. Website

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  • Feli Soto is a digital artist, a graphic designer and a collector

Instagram
Collection

  • Matias Mingo is a digital artist, a dev, the founder and CEO of Just For Fund

Instagram
Just For Fund

11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

Our collective is formed by groundbreaking and inspiring artists that have already adopted the full capacities of NFTs and who will collaborate with us in our space:

EPIFANÍA DE GRACIA

Portfolio

My art is feminist and mainly erotic, my intention to make girls of average appearance visible, to highlight their beauty that is often overshadowed by almost unattainable canons. I Focus my artistic production on revealing how sublime stretch marks and curvy bodies are, recounting my fantasies, talking about sexual freedom from the perspective of a middle-class Chilean girl in her 20s. My brushes and colors express the violence that surrounds me, the savagery of desire, the brutality and the perversity of human relationships. I am a digital native painter, I approach my paintings the same way that I would with oil on canvas. Following similar steps from the way I prepare my first coat, the order in which I lay the paint, to the final pass where I add textures, glazes, and the last color decisions.

Cccepifania

DONATELLY

Portfolio

My birth name is Enzo, Catarsis is my Drag name, I will be Odil when I finish my transition. Donatelly is my surname and my signature. I do not consider myself a gay or queer artist but a MARICA one. My work varies when my creative needs are connected with the moment of my life and my emotional state. I started by capturing feminine fantasies in illustrations, while studying graphic design I discovered the ease of illustrating and painting, achieving 3D, futuristic and creamy textures. After years I decided to create my drag character “Catarsis” to give life to my illustrations, I decide to become a provocative being who plays with sex and her body in a non-binary way with hints of horror, tendencies, fetishes. Catarsis became an icon of the south american electronic scene. I shine in a country that forces you to turn off the lights. I protest against the invisibility, against those who wish to erase bodies like mine. I took their energy and commuted it into playness, into a healthier sexuality, into free speech.

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BER

Portfolio

My name is Bárbara Escobar, BER. Visual artist and Neo-Reichian therapist from Chile. I mainly work with the techniques of Collage. Over the years I have been exploring different formats, roles and themes, my favorites are those that address the human being, the complexity of his psyche and his stormy relationship with nature. Each cutout finds its place, like a piece in a puzzle. The images thus dialogue with each other, forming a living tissue with multiple meanings, in a revelation of the unconscious. With each cut I seek to revive isolated images, making them part of a system, in a search for the sense of transcendence. That is why in each work I expose my internal texture, my most intimate place, where language ends and fantasy begins.

Cccber

12. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

We should be able to launch within ten weeks, the time we need to finish the transition of governance to a DAO and to be able to finance the metaverse space where we will run our exhibitions.

13. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

  • Collective, will be the main focus! We will mix experiences, backgrounds, techniques in a big monthly collective show to celebrate the power of diverse identities. We will highlight disruptive and sometimes unpopular tematics like menstruation, sexual liberation, colonialism genocides, state terrorism and more.

  • Our emphasis will be on quality over quantity, it’s insane to pretend that it is possible to produce daily masterpieces, creation demands time and cogitation. We want to help to build enduring careers for our artists and permanent relationships with our collectors, with this in mind we will organically scale our listings over time.

  • Chile Con Carne is being integrated into the NFTs network, we are currently leading conversations with some of the leaders of the market.

14. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

Our commission rate model is designed to primarily support the artists, they will receive 80% of the sales. 10 % will be used to create a sustainable partnership in which the collective collects funds to further support the onboarding of new talents, education, management and promotion of ongoing exhibitions. To support feminist movement a 5% will go to the non-profit organization: Coordinadora 8M, which manages all the chilean feminist associations. 5% of total sales will go to SuperRare DAO.

Primary:

  • Artists = 80 %

  • Self managed collective = 10%

  • Coordinadora 8M = 5%

  • SuperRare DAO = 5%

Secondary:

  • Artists: 10%

15. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

  • NFTs re-establish artists into the spotlight, conferring them like never before self sovereignty, empowerment and security. A revolution centered on ownership, creators remain forever owners of their intellectual property and customers are the legitimate owners of original objects. Fastly becoming commodities, NFTs are vectors of wealthness for artists and collectors. NFTs are the gateway to Metaverse, a dimension where our consciousness will be potentiated and maybe will remain forever. Our aesthetics obsessed generations will be pioneers building the foundations of this infinite fantasy world. We have a gigantic responsibility to ensure that new dimensions will be fully inclusives.
  • We thus believe that NFTs are someway short-term overvalued and long-term undervalued, five years from now CryptoArt should have reach or overtake the volume of traditional art market - a market more than contaminated by counterfeits, violently wounded by pandemic, handicapped by administrative and physical limitations as transport and storage - ease of use and transfer, transparence, legitimacy will bring massive adoption with millions of screens broadcasting art everywhere. Personally I really hope that Music NFTs will be successfully adopted, I’m fed up to see how my musician friends are scammed by Spotify!

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16. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

Let me guess… a Chile Con Carne of course!! Chile is a tiny and remote country that few are able to point on a map, when you tell somebody that you are coming from Chile they usually respond “the place where the dish comes from” (in fact it’s a Texan dish!). We pretend to be 1000 times more spicy, to go deep into your guts, to stir them up and make them bleed if necessary!

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17. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

My Twitter account was suspended on Friday February 18th for using my painting as a banner.
Today, Twitter responded to my appeal telling me that my account will not be restored. I’m devastated, I feel I lost so much work, so much effort for nothing!! How it is possible that in 2022 someone can be censored to exhibit art ??? Until when do we accept that female representation can be considered as obscene, as offensive as hate speech, as violent as terrorism??! It’s nothing but the affirmation that we (artists) desperately need spaces to exist!

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1. Space name / team name:

ADORNO

2. Name of primary contact:

Martin Clausen

3. Names of additional Space admins:

The Adorno Team

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:

@adornodesign

5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

Martin Clausen (@martinclausens) is the co-founder and Creative Director of ADORNO. With an education in Visual Communications from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, he saw his fellow students struggling with staying independent. Most artists went to larger brands to get 9-5 jobs, instead of realising their own dreams and visions. He set out in 2017 to build ADORNO, as an online gallery for Contemporary Design, Art and Crafts. Today he lives and works in New York, from where he is managing a global team taking care of the platform and the 600+ curated Artists onboard.


ADORNO is a leading online gallery for collectible design and functional art. Since the launch in Copenhagen, it has been the aim of ADORNO to bridge the gap between the physical and the digital world and contribute to a more open and diverse art market. With a skilled team of 3D artists, ADORNO is digitizing each physical artwork and presenting the works through virtual exhibitions. The year 2022 will be the year when ADORNO will step into CryptoArt, to offer some of the world’s most important contemporary design pieces - bundled with NFT’s.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

https://adorno.design

https://instagram.com/adorno.design
https://twitter.com/AdornoDesign
https://www.pinterest.dk/designadorno
https://www.facebook.com/designadorno

7. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

The ADORNO Space on SuperRare will bring collectors on a journey through local creative cultures. As a pioneering platform for conceptual design and functional art, the works are usually decorative objects, such as vases, or lamps, including sculptural furniture, always exceptional in material quality and contemporary in style.

Once a month we will drop an exclusive collection of works from a design scene, either by a group of artists, or a solo show featuring just one artist or studio. Each collection will be developed with one of ADORNO’s local curators, and the digital artworks are created in close collaboration with a commissioned 3D artist and the team behind ADORNO.

The very first sale of each NFT artwork will be bundled with the matching physical piece, which will be delivered to the doorstep of the collector through ADORNO’s climate-friendly white-glove shipping solution. The artworks of the NFT collection will typically consist of a range of 3 different media formats:

  1. Image renders of a piece in a virtual environment
  2. Short animations of a piece in a virtual environment
  3. An AR ready 3D model that works for both iPhone and Android

Each NFT will act as an example of the new era of crafts. Photorealistic, yet abstract digital representations of a tangible idea. Manifestations of tactile material innovation met by digital finesse, transcending sociological, sustainable, and cultural values.

8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

ADORNO is actively working closely together with a network of leading curators from more than 30 countries, to select the artists and develop the collections. We call it Adorno International Design Collaboration. The curators have decades of experience as either art historians, journalists or critics, who, coming from the museum or gallery industry, have a unique insight into the contemporary culture of their local design scene.

As the Art Director and daily manager, Martin will organize and oversee the curation and together with his team manage the roadmap of space. After 5 years of promoting art to our growing community of collectors, ADORNO has built a vast community of both established art collectors, and young emerging collectors.

On a frequent basis, our in-house magazine “Adorno Editorial” will feature interviews with the curators, and artists, and conduct live stream panel discussions, to give our audience an opportunity to meet the people behind the project and a deeper understanding of the thoughts and complexities behind each collection.

Our current biggest markets are Europe, the UK, and North America, with a fast-growing segment of collectors from South America, China, and the Middle east. Since the beginning, Adorno has shipped over 2000 artworks, from more than 50 curated collections supporting the 600+ independent artists we represent.

9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

From Museum Shows, large exhibitions, to popups and gallery spaces, ADORNO has since 2017 successfully held numerous physical exhibitions at major design and art events, including, Frieze, London Design Festival, Salone del Mobile, Collectible, 3daysofdesign, Turkey Design Week among others. Our pieces have been acquired by important institutions such as the VITRA museum, Hamburger Kunstsammlung, Reykjavik Art Museum, OMM foundation, among others.

In pursuing our goal of supporting independent artists, every day we market, sell and ship artworks directly from their workshops, powered by our digital platform, and online reach. The most expensive artwork sold to date was 180.000 USD.

Pieces from 5 Adorno Artists visualised by Nicolas Preaud (@nicholaspreaud)

Starting in 2019, ADORNO entered the virtual world, by developing our own 3D scanner; one of the first software scanners based on photogrammetry. This allowed us to remotely get 3D mesh from our network of artists, and thereby resemble each piece as a material true 3D model. The pieces curated for a collection are then integrated into a virtual environment, designed by a renowned digital artist, for visitors to explore from everywhere.

The Udon Stool visualised by Nathan Riley (@nrlyco)

The Pilota Chair visualised by Gonzalo Miranda (@gonzzzalo.m)

Udon stool and Paradigmatic vase visualised by Karl Larsson (@ninesidedshape)
Future Real-estate visualized by Another Artist (@another_a_r_t_i_s_t)

Lately, we have been utilizing real-time rendering through pixel streaming, to make the virtual exhibitions even more immersive. Here are a few examples:


“The New Reality” Launched in collaboration with the London Design Festival in 2020:
www.virtualdesigndestination.com


“Adorno London” Launched in collaboration with the London Design Festival in 2021:

www.ADORNO.london

10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months?
What is your relationship to them?

The first collection we are very excited to bring into the Space is created with our long-time partner Las Animas, an art studio based out of Seville, southern Spain. Curated by Art Historian Ana Dominguez Siemens, the collection “KERU” is a series of unique vessels made of solid biodegradable resin. We call them “Totems”, or “Keys” to another dimension; The dream-like dimension that ADORNO has commissioned the creative superstudio ‘Mach’ to visualize through carefully crafted still and moving images.

The Physical Artworks © Las Animas / The Digital Artworks © Mach Studio

For months, Mach has been working on this collection of 20 digital artworks, bringing each KERU vessel to live in remote virtual landscapes. With a sharp focus on materiality, the team has combined their skillset, to show the full potential of the KERU vessels.

As true visual storytellers, the meeting between these creatives has resulted in an exclusive collection of collectible moments.

The sculptural KERU vessels follow the creative path of the Spanish artistic duo, LAS ANIMAS, in a process that mixes material experimentation and traditional ways of crafting. Each one of these totems has been designed inspired by ancestral cultures, hand-made through a lost mold technique, and patterned using a palette of acid tones that decontextualize them.

Their reflections, translucency, and melted look resemble blown glass, but it’s in the volume, textures, and craftsmanship involved in their manufacture, where the value, charm, and magic of these artworks lies. The KERU vessels are conceived as functional talismans. Their energy flows from their duality between art and function, shamanic power, and objective reality. Each of the shapes and color combinations is unique, unrepeatable, and each digital visualization is limited to 1 unique NFT per vessel.

LAS ÁNIMAS was founded by Artists Trini Salamanca and Pablo Párraga, the creators of KERU. Increasingly grabbing international attention among collectors, their work has a strong symbolic and mystic feature and runs along the diffuse boundaries between art and design. The language of LAS ÁNIMAS is based on minimalist, geometric, and iterative patterns where materials-shapes-textures experimentation leads to retro-futuristic aesthetics and deeply evocative iconography.

11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

Like many of the crafts artists we collaborate with, this will be the first time LAS ÁNIMAS will enter the space of CryptoArt. We believe we can bring a new perspective to CryptoArt if the artists inventing the physical art pieces have not made digital art before. The digital artists behind MARC studio, Rafael Merino, Victor Herrero, Alvaro Rebollo, and Evelin Meirino, have already had a long record of award-winning digital works, including their latest NFT drop was an animated documentary that sold out in less than a minute.


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Previously mentioned artists that we have been collaborating with, such as Nicolas Preaud are also examples of independent digital makers with who we are planning to make collections within the Adorno space. All aforementioned artists have committed to participating.

In Préaud’s latest NFT venture with acclaimed artist Charlotte Taylor, and OMA New York, “Coral Arena”, imagined a future of uninhibited coral growth upon a sculptural structure, highlighting the important need for repopulating marine life and saving an endangered ecosystem. This project received massive attention and was sold on Aorist’s climate-forward NFT marketplace for 42.500 USD, as a benefit auction for The ReefLine.

The aim for future collections is to give space for both up-and-coming and established visual artists to turn the physical artworks into meaningful digital CryptoArt.

12. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

The ADORNO Space will be managed by the core team behind ADORNO. The fact that we already have a legal setup, and contracts between our collaborators, makes it easier to engage in blockchain agreements and smart contracts with our peers. Through legally binding, digitally signed contracts, we will establish the basis for the joint venture of each collection.

In the ADORNO Space auctions, only one-of-a-kind pieces will be listed for sale as Reserve Auctions, meaning that when the minimum price is met, a timed auction will begin.

Most of the collections will be solo shows, featuring one crafts artist / studio, presented in collaboration with a renowned digital artist. The maximum number of artists to engage in each collection will be limited to 5, with a total of 10 artworks.

The promotion of new collections will be announced no more than two weeks prior to the launch. Adorno will make use of our extensive following of more than 100.000 followers across Social Media, and 127.000 newsletter subscribers, including key press contacts from the arts industry.

13. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

Adorno was born from the belief in transparency, a free market, and that artists should get a fair share compared to traditional models. This taps directly into the idea of blockchain, and as one of the first launched online galleries, we will continue to follow sensible practices when it comes to commissions. We also know that in the world of arts and reputation, there is no one size fits all when it comes to business models, which requires some flexibility. That’s why each of our collections will start with fixed commissions and variable commissions.

Primary sales:
Depending on the work and reputation of the artists involved, we will negotiate a sensible split between the makers. The only fees that are fixed are the facilitation fees such as the fees of Adorno as the space owner and SuperRare as the facilitators.

40% to the Crafts artist (The original maker(s) of the physical artwork(s)) - Variable
45% to the Digital artist (The original maker(s) of the digital artwork(s)) - Variable
10% to Adorno (Space owner / facilitator / Art director / Shipper) - Fixed
5% to SuperRare DAO community - Fixed
= 100%

Secondary sales:
Following SuperRare’s endeavors in developing automated solutions that ensure artists get the royalties they deserve when sold on the secondary market, we will establish the following royalty structure.

90% to the Collector (The seller of the artwork) Fixed
4% to the Craft artist (The original maker(s) of the physical artwork(s)) - Variable
4% to the 3D artist (The original maker(s) of the digital artwork(s)) - Variable
2% to Adorno (Space owner / facilitator / Art director / Shipper) - Fixed
= 100%*

*a 3% marketplace fee is paid by the buyer to SuperRare DAO community treasury on top of the above.

Copyright and royalties:

The original makers of the artwork reserves the copyright, also after a sale, unless otherwise agreed. This includes the original maker of the physical piece and the artists who have contributed to the digital artwork as a whole. (i.e., digital art with audio elements), co-authors are and will be considered joint authors and have an indivisible and equal interest in the work as a whole. Thus, true joint authors by default are equally entitled to sales and royalties, unless the joint authors agree otherwise. Currently, SuperRare does not facilitate the joint-minting of digital artworks and therefore the sharing of profits from a jointly created work will be shared between the artists according to the pre-agreed contract, signed between Adorno and the artists prior to the launch of the collection.

14. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

NFTs have changed the way we interact as humans. Blockchain technology has made it possible to transact freely between peers. This is the biggest technological revolution since the internet, and it has challenged the way our society is built. Not only did it change society, but it also changed the way we perceive value and authenticity; something the art world has always been centered around. We believe in the idea of a decentralised community, which through thoughtful and meaningful curation, can empower independent artists.

For us, the CryptoArt market is inevitably connected to the physical world, in how we as humans engage in social interactions. This is why we believe that the market in 5 years will be more connected and interlinked to the acquisition and display of physical art. NFT has been the missing link in the traditional art market, that can ultimately solidify the authenticity of ownership, and we invite the community of SuperRare to not only walk but together build this bridge between physical and digital.

15. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

That rare bottle of Champagne you received for your birthday, finally popped open for the celebration without reason, served in a familiar glass, and shared with a new friend. Spiced with a hint of euphoria, a taste of unexplored places, and yet a sense of belonging.
A glass always half full, and an open bottle which will continue to give.
The excitement of consumption without regret.
Inclusive luxury, for the purpose of common empowerment and humanistic development.

16. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

  • ADORNO is an already established digital gallery ready to operate in the ADORNO space, backed by our global network of acclaimed curators and artists.
  • The ADORNO space will bring a unique physical dimension to SuperRare, as a new way for more traditional collectors to engage in the NFT community.
  • The ADORNO space will build on important values of diversity and sensible sharing; values we have nurtured from already before the rise of the CryptoArt market.

Only with your vote and the voice of this community can we prove that the CryptoArt market is not only limited to on-screen experiences, but also an effective tool for cross-sector collaboration, something that can empower a broader spectrum of artistry.

Thank you for your attention and feedback.

Martin Clausen
[email protected]
+1 332 234 7868

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  1. Space name / team name: Helge Art

  2. Name and email of primary contact: Dr Ludovic Gros [email protected]

  3. Names of additional Space admins: Lauren Perry

  4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space: @helgeart

  5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

All is art. Art is all.

HELGE is a France based creator. His work stands out for a simple language, demonstrating great ingenuity and imagination. HELGE covers a variety of subjects from cult movies, geek art, books and travels.

'My artworks speak about me better than words can. They define me and paint my portrait better than any photo ever will. But, in short I am a visual creator, with multiple artistic interests that lead to a high variety of styles in my portfolio.

Like most of us, I am often fascinated with scifi and citys. We all need heroes and villains, people to admire and characters to despise.

I love the pop art 60s style feel, the grunge theme and the elegance of typography blended with famous symbols. As you can see, I am not constrained within the realm of one single genre. I have always tried to evolve as an artist and match my works with my current interests and passions.’

2015 : Opening of our Web Gallery http://helgeart.com

2018: Helge Art is on Displate www.displate.com/Helge

2021: Helge Art verified on Rarible https://rarible.com/helgeart/sale

01/01/2022: First 50 NFTs NONBINARY ⚧ Collection Drop on OpenSea 5% RELEASE = GEN 1: GPE #1-50 https://opensea.io/collection/gpe

  1. Website & Social Media Links: Helge Art | Linktree

  2. Summary/manifesto of your Space (~500 words). What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

Non Binary Tronie: Girl with a Pearl Earring depicts an imaginary young woman with a very large pearl earring. Unlike the Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring is not a portrait but a tronie, a Dutch term for a character or type of person. In modern art-historical usage the term tronie is typically restricted to figures not intended to depict an identifiable person. The GPE⚧ NFT collection is a modern interpretation of the original tronie, becoming the first gender fluid NFT tronie.

Our project brings focus to LGBTQIA+ community. While there has been significant progress toward equality for the LGBTQIA+ community in recent years, a long road to equality remains ahead, as the collective community continues to face various forms of exclusion and discrimination.

Physical copies: We would really like everyone to have the opportunity not only to see GPE’s on screen, but also to touch them. The roadmap of the GPE project includes bringing to life the NFT’s through high-quality printed Wall Art (canvas, posters, metal prints, wooden prints), stickers, greeting cards, notebooks, T-shirts, face masks, yoga mats, coffee mugs, zip pouches, tote bags, phone cases, mobile chargers…

We are using our historical Web Gallery to create a merchandise store for all GPE holders. Each of you can now admire the beautiful GPE’s at home/office or wherever you wish.

GPE holders got an exclusive discount.

The ARTRIX: The Metaverse NFT’s collection of world painting masterpieces.

GAMV project: GPE and the ARTRIX MetaVerse. Developing an exclusive Art Gallery in the Metaverse (ARTRIX NFT’s masterpieces)

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

We have consistent followers and buyers since 2015 (http://helgeart.com + displate: www.displate.com/Helge )

150 000 visitors. 480 comments. 185 favourites.

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:

Our team have worked in the digital art industry since 2015.

  1. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

  2. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?

In progress J

  1. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

We are curious to see how the space looks/works to be able to determine our first Super-space program.

13.Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.


  1. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

The majority of the roadmap will be funded through the community fund, which is allocated 10% of all primary and secondary sales.

We plan charity donations to LGBTQIA+ organizations leading the charge for legal protections where they don’t exist and greater protections where they do, pushing for an increase in representation across the public, private, and government sectors, and challenging the mindsets of those outside the community that discrimination can lead to physical and mental harm, and even death.

For each successful sale, we will be taking a 15% commission, plus the 5% for Super Rare Community Treasury, so 20% in total and the rest goes to the seller/artist.

Artists/Seller = 80 %

Community fund = 10 %

Charity donations to LGBTQIA+ organizations = 5%

SuperRare DAO = 5%

  1. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

NFT’s allow us to completely transcend the supposed conflict between scarcity and abundance. By creating a rare 1 of 1 NFT that represents a potentially famous and ubiquitously consumed file, we open the doors to capturing the value of viral content. Not by necessarily monetizing each instance that content is consumed, but by the value of that original NFT going up with the cultural significance of its associated art.

  1. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

A glass of Kir Royal, a cocktail made from champagne and cassis, which is especially appreciated in France – some fizz to perk you up and an extra kick from the 22% alcohol in the crème de cassis. An elite and classical drink symbol, a timeless symbol of luxury, glamour and style, appreciated by anyone from beginners to advocates.

  1. Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?

Our roadmap focuses on the long run, we want our project to be a positive driving force in the NFT space!

1. Space name / team name:
ONBD

2. Name of primary contact:
Eva Ren

3. Names of additional Space admins:
Dan Chen, Masako Shiba, Cao Yin

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:
shaolun / eyeballevae / @caoarmand / MetaMasako

5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

ONBD (Onboard) :orange_heart: is a curatorial brand and residency focused on discovering, conceptualizing and realizing NFT projects. We are facilitators, providing education combined with support to traditional artists and creators in order to bring them into the NFT space.

The core members are:

:point_right:Daniel Chen, art gallerist, music producer and entrepreneur.

:point_right:Eva Ren, contemporary art curator, visual designer and entrepreneur with deep connection with the Web 3 community.

:point_right:Masako Shiba, seasoned art professional with experience in museum management and programming at many Asian art institutions in New York.

:point_right:CaoYin, Managing Director of Digital Renaissance Foundation.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

Our website:

Social Media:

https://twitter.com/ArtOnbd

https://www.instagram.com/onbd.art/

7. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

ONBD works hand-in-hand with artists to conceptualize and produce art projects that are tailored to the NFT space. With a dynamic team that is both crypto-native and well-established in the traditional art world, ONBD acts as a bridge between these worlds, building a creative community that exists across both spaces. :dizzy:

ONBD will focus on art that uses the blockchain in innovative ways to foster interaction between the artist and their community of collectors. This will include art projects that involve gamification, artwork that provide utility to their owners, and artwork that can affect real-world social impact (charitable projects). We’ll also focus on diversity in our program - artists of color, female artists, LGBTQ artists and artists from emerging countries will be at the forefront of our Space. :seedling: Rather than try and replicate the traditional art world in a digital format, ONBD is excited to create a more inclusive, global landscape within this new paradigm for how art is created, collected and experienced.

With access to physical gallery spaces as well as virtual galleries, ONBD helps artists realize projects or art pieces that promote a dialogue as well as interaction between artists and collectors within the WEB3/traditional art communities. Cao Yin has already built a virtual museum called Shanghai Gallery in Decentraland. Further exhibition spaces are being built in Sandbox, SPACE and OnCyber. His Digital Renaissance Foundation invests in a variety of multi-chain structures (NEAR, Polkadot, ARWEAVE), to bring defi protocol to the NFT space. Cao’s Web3 expertise and resources immeasurably strengthen our team, complimenting Dan, Masako and Eva’s decades long experience in the traditional art world.

Our Space will stand out. We’re already part of a strong community with a mix of pioneering artists and collectors who support one another, who are collectively building the CryptoArt community. Via Cao Yin, we’re connected to many burgeoning avantgarde DAO communities, ie CityDAO, WeirDAO, VinylDAO and others. Having this deep level of Web3 native engagement gives our Space increased visibility accompanied with a large community. With artists, collectors and collaborators based in East Asia, Southeast Asia, the US as well as Europe, the ONBD Space will be rich, diverse and present a highly sophisticated NFT Art program - one that brings together emerging and established artists alike. Social and environmental impact will be a key component of our program. ONBD will present a curated setting where artists will not only interact and inspire one another to elevate their practices and their art, but also support social and environmental causes while doing so.

8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

:point_right:Daniel Chen has been working in the art world for over a decade, first as a curator and for the last 6 years as a gallery director. He has extensive experience in mounting gallery exhibitions, international art fair presentations, and has curated both gallery and museum exhibitions.

:point_right:Eva Ren has a vast network of contacts within the crypto community due to her work in the VC space in California where she was involved with the launching of Huobi US. Now a curator in the contemporary art world, she has curated exhibitions at Latitude Gallery, Chambers Fine Art, and the Research House (Chicago), focusing on emerging artists who work with digital media.

:point_right:Masako Shiba is a seasoned art professional with experience in museum management and programming at many Asian art institutions in New York including Asia Society Museum, Asian Cultural Council, and Sotheby’s. She works with various individual artists and is on a number of advisory boards for cultural organizations to strategize exhibition and residency programming.

:point_right: Cao Yin is one of the earliest pioneers of DeFi and NFT in Asia. He is known for his role in promoting and bringing Cryptoart to China. As an angel investor, he has invested in NFT projects including Superrare, Mintbase, Unifty, Pianity, Paras, Topbidder, KnownOrigin and others. He also founded the Shanghai Gallery, a virtual gallery space in Decentraland, with the firm belief and mission that everyone should have the opportunity to engage with art. Shanghai Gallery is renowned for its exhibitions of crypto art, pioneering education and public event programs in Asia.

9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

ONBD has organized exhibitions as well as drops with Snark.Art and Topbidder Artbyss in Crypto Voxels, and has run auctions on Topbidder’s platform. :boom: Most recently we organized an exhibition that gathered 20 international crypto artists. It was shown at a physical gallery (Latitude Gallery in New York City), at Cao Yin’s Shanghai Gallery in Decentraland, and with the NFT drop hosted by Snark.Art. Both the physical and digital exhibition launched on Tuesday Nov. 23rd, 2021, with 10% of the proceeds going to Cao Yin’s Digital Renaissance Foundation.

CaoYin’s crypto native background, Asia focus and his ongoing community driven projects ensure that our network of collectors and NFT enthusiasts is far-reaching. Augmenting this network is the ONBD team’s decade long presence within the traditional art world, giving us ample experience with art sales and networking.

10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

Yes. :innocent: We have a long list of artists who are eager to enter the NFT space, several projects in production already, and more in the pipeline. We don’t represent artists like a traditional gallery; instead we collaborate with them on a project basis, and help them realize their projects and artworks. Artists include:

Satoshi Tomiie https://twitter.com/satoshi__tomiie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TdEwccavPs

Jason Bailer Losh https://www.instagram.com/jason_bailer_losh/


Espen Cook https://www.instagram.com/espencook/

Faig Ahmed https://faigahmed.com/

Saule Dyussenbina https://www.sauledyussenbina.com/

Iwan Effendi https://www.instagram.com/iwaneffendi/

Waone https://www.instagram.com/waone_interesnikazki/

Akira Ikezoe https://www.instagram.com/imakira/

Hiroki Otsuka https://www.instagram.com/hirokiartist/

Maiko Kikuchi https://www.instagram.com/maiko_kikuchi_nyc/?hl=en

11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

Yes. :clap: We have deep ties with the CryptoArt community in Asia, and many of the artists are committed to working with us. Artists who are listing here have already collaborated with us at least once) including:

Riniifish https://twitter.com/riniifish

Yasuo Nomura https://www.instagram.com/yasuo.nomura/

Kevin Hesiner https://www.instagram.com/shlumpr/

Pixy Liao https://twitter.com/bloodypixy

IOYOI https://twitter.com/ioyoiioaoi

Davi Russo https://www.instagram.com/davi_russo/

Kefan404 https://twitter.com/kefan404

Niq https://twitter.com/@NiqisLucky

Song Ting https://twitter.com/Song11Ting

Qiao Muzi https://www.instagram.com/breaking_panda/

Wadada https://twitter.com/wadadawadada

Reva https://twitter.com/Reva_fyw

Huang Rui https://twitter.com/larry73451236

Shinji Murakami https://www.instagram.com/kid_snz/

Oscar Oiwa https://www.instagram.com/oscar.oiwa/

Cheese Talk (Yuqian Sun) https://twitter.com/sunyuqian1997

Cecilia Goose https://twitter.com/Cecilia_goose

Tiger Cai https://www.instagram.com/tigerpht/

Ellwood https://twitter.com/e11_w00d

Crypto ZR https://twitter.com/cryptozr_

Wu Ziyang https://twitter.com/ziyang_wu_art

XI https://twitter.com/xix2033

Tan Siyuan https://www.instagram.com/siyuan_tatara/

NATKINS (Nicole Atkins) https://www.instagram.com/nicoleatkins/

Ai Makita https://www.instagram.com/ai_mkt/

Alejandro Magallanes https://alejandromagallanes.com/

Zhou Zeliang https://twitter.com/ZHOUZELIANG

12. If selected, how soon you launch your first exhibition?

We could launch within two weeks including promotion time! (So excited :grimacing:) We have several exhibitions ready to go.

13. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

ONBD’s Space would host:

  • Once a month: Individual artist drops of 6-8 artworks, with a focus on under-represented artist communities
  • Every 3 months: Curated group exhibitions, each centered on a specific theme and benefitting a social cause. 12-20 pieces of artwork each

Whenever possible, we will collaborate with physical galleries to present exhibitions in tandem with our program on SuperRare, both on-screen in digital form, and for those artists who make physical works, to show their IRL pieces as well. ONBD is partnered with physical gallery spaces in New York as well as Chicago, and well positioned to provide this type of exhibition hybrid for our artists. In addition to physical exhibitions, we will present virtual exhibitions in Decentraland at Cao Yin’s Shanghai Gallery, where we will mount exhibitions, host virtual openings, hold artist talks and other events that will promote and celebrate our exhibitions in the Space.

ONBD will launch a newsletter that will be an aggregate for key opinion leaders who create thoughtful news, commentary and critique of NFT artwork, artists and projects in the space. This will take the form of artist interviews, exhibition / drop reviews by guest writers, and other articles by key individuals within the NFT space. We plan to grow this in a DAO-like format, with writers and creators able to self-publish, and members able to vote on various aspects of the content. This commitment to a shared experience will strengthen our brand and our presence within the Web3 community.

14. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

ONBD 10% ; Super Rare treasury 5% ; Artist 85%.

15. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

We believe that blockchain technology is revolutionary to the fine art space because it brings both collaboration and interaction to the art experience. The technology enables true ownership of digital assets - but just as important is the way that decentralized networks have created an environment where Web3 communities have become integral to the way people experience art. NFTs encourage artists to build communities around themselves and their artwork, allowing collectors to engage and experience art together with others; prior to this, art collecting was more of a solitary endeavor. :raised_hands:

In addition, NFTs have imbued art with utility - creating a new artistic medium that lets creators engage in a meaningful way with their audience, to build and reward communities, and to affect social change.

We are certain that the NFT and CryptoArt space will continue to grow over the next 5 years, as the NFT space steadily opens up to more and more industries beyond art. We believe that CryptoArt will remain a key component of the NFT space, artists will not only act as the builders, the architects, and the designers of the Metaverse, but also as the dreamers and the visionaries who will continue to push the boundaries of what the space can become.

16. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

An Espresso Martini. It is sophisticated, it’s potent, and it keeps your senses alert and ready for anything. :cocktail:

17. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

Let’s find ways to bring more creators into the space - music creators, writers and poets, dancers, etc., :speech_balloon: Let’s find ways to empower them by connecting to new audiences, to use their creations for social good. :orange_heart: These creators will enrich the platforms via their activism. It will inspire others to do the same.!

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Space name / team name:

Fahey Klein Gallery

Name of primary contact:

Nicholas Fahey

Names of additional Space admins:

Heather Cronan

Marco Paez

SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:

Curator

Short bio of you and/or your team:

Nicholas Fahey is a Los Angeles native with deep roots in the local fine art community. Grew up immersed in the exhibitions of Fahey/Klein Gallery, watching the art of photography mature before his young eyes. With 16 years in fine art, 14 years in publishing, and 10 years in digital development. Nicholas possesses the skills and contacts to continue to help steward the evolution of the image into the 21st Century.

Website & Social Media Links:

http://www.faheykleingallery.com/

https://www.instagram.com/faheykleingallery/

Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is devoted to the enhancement of the public’s appreciation of the medium of photography through the exhibition and sale of 20th Century and Contemporary Fine Art Photography. Since the gallery’s inception in 1986, our exhibition program has embraced a broad range of diverse photographers from Edward Weston to Berenice Abbott; Man Ray to Henri Cartier-Bresson; Irving Penn to Melvin Sokolsky; Horst P. Horst to Herb Ritts; Peter Beard to James Nachtwey, Jim Marshall to Janette Beckman among many others. The Fahey/Klein Gallery is a leader in the field of Photography and is respected among collectors and colleagues. This position of leadership is a result of our dedication to the medium of photography, experience, and knowledge, which, over the many years, has been enhanced by the wide range of services the gallery offers. The gallery staff has extensive experience in curating private and corporate collections, as well as selling and placing large private collections. Additionally, the gallery has an active program of offering secondary market works and consigned photographs to its broad collector base.

Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

The Fahey/Klein Gallery has been working with artists to curate books and exhibitions for over 36 years. We have found that every new body of work we help introduce to the world has a unique set of requirements and specifications. Our team shines when faced with these challenges and often comes up with innovative ideas that become industry standards. Our teams collective experience draws on many aspects of business and cultural development. We consider ourselves stewards of the arts and measure our success on the experience we bring our artists and clients.

Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

The gallery, with over 8,000 photographs in stock, deals exclusively in photographs as works of art in all genres including Portraits, Nudes, Landscapes, Still-Life, Reportage and Contemporary photography. The gallery website contains a broad range of over 10,000 images. The Fahey/Klein Gallery regularly mounts solo and multi-person exhibitions every six weeks. In addition to curating exhibitions in its Los Angeles venue, the gallery personnel annually curate and export as many as 15 - 20 fine art photography exhibitions for major international galleries and museums worldwide. David Fahey and the Fahey/Klein Gallery have edited, coordinated, and/or contributed to the production of over 95 photographic publications, including publications on the work of Peter Beard, Herb Ritts, Horst, Steve Schapiro, Allen Ginsberg, Melvin Sokolsky, Matthew Rolston, Peter Lindbergh, Sheila Metzner, Tom Baril, Bruce Weber, Hollywood Photographers, Sante D’Orazio, Jim Marshall, Richard Gere, and Mark Laita, among many others. The gallery will often coordinate the release of these publications in conjunction with the artists’ related exhibitions.

David Fahey and Randee Klein Devlin opened their spacious 3,800 square foot gallery in 1986. In 1998, Ken Devlin, who shared his wife Randee’s passion for photography, joined the gallery as co-owner and partner with David Fahey. In 2016, Ken Devlin retired, and David acquired the full control of the gallery. David’s son Nicholas join the gallery in 2016 as Director to help usher the gallery and the medium of photography into the 21st Century. The focus of the gallery’s exhibition program has always been to expose fine art photography to the international art and photography community. The interest in collecting photography has increased dramatically within the last 25 years. “With photography it is still possible to create a great collection” (New York Times). Record auction prices in photography continue to be reached, and most major museums have established, or expanded, their photography departments.

Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

Below is a short list of the artists represented by the gallery that we would like to bring to Space. Based on our experience with the artist below, we would then approach other estates and studios that we also work with and represent.

Miles Aldridge

Janette Beckman

Billy and Hells

Amanda Charchian

Nadia Lee Cohen

Nick Cope

Lauren Greenfield

http://www.faheykleingallery.com/artists/lauren-greenfield

Paul Jasmin

Vincent Laforet

Gerd Ludwig

http://www.faheykleingallery.com/artists/gerd-ludwig

Chris Makos

http://www.faheykleingallery.com/artists/christopher-makos

Frank Ockenfels III

Brendan Pattengale

Steve Schapiro

http://www.faheykleingallery.com/artists/steve-schapiro

Norman Seeff

http://www.faheykleingallery.com/artists/norman-seeff

Ernest Withers

Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

We are speaking with Justin Aversano from the Twin Flames project about doing an exhibition. We would like to do an NFT drop with this exhibition. I am not sure how we will collaborate with his platform Quantum.art. We are also in discussion with Lyle Owerko about working together on a project in the future.

Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

Our current strategy would be to do three types of drops. Drops that would coincide with physical exhibitions. Drops that would focus on historically significant exhibitions and works. Drops for emerging non represented artists in an attempt to help them build their market. Currently we are accepting USDC for sales of physical art works. We would like to be able to service collectors from the NFT community in both the digital market and physical market. As well as introduce our traditional collectors to NFTs through a gallery they know and trust.

How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

Primary:

Artist: 80%

Fahey/Klein: 15%

Super Rare: 5%

Secondary: (10%)

Artist: 7.5%

Fahey/Klein 2.5%

To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

Humans have been communicating with images and symbols on walls longer than some of the languages we speak today. Our biology is built to react to and interpret symbology. NFTs are the evolution of the use of imagery to communicate. I believe that within 5 years the display opportunities for NFTs will be limitless. From Smart TVs to Desktops to the Metaverse, NFTs will inhabit ever screen and digital space for generations.

If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

A Martini - Cool, clean, classic with a nod to modernity while providing a platform for innovation.

Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

I am on the board for an association of over 80 photography galleries called AIPAD, which stands for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. I want to partner with Super Rare Spaces to understand and define strategies on how photography galleries can work within the NFT space. I plan on working to find a structure and strategy that helps the stewards of physical images develop the skills to continue to be stewards of those images in the 21st Century.

We also create content to help promote and educate people about our artist.

Space name / team name:
The „Connected“ Series | Raphael Prinz

Name and email of primary contact:
Raphael Prinz, [email protected]

Names of additional Space admins:
None

SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:
raphaelprinz

Short bio of you and/or your team:
Coming from the area of Frankfurt, Germany, I’ve been doing art and design for the last 10 years. Normally I would just print on postcards, for example little pieces of handdrawn sketches and give them to friends. As part of my personal process and journey I published my first collection January 2022, which reflects the struggles and desires I dealt with during the last months.

Website & Social Media Links:
Website: https://art.raphaelprinz.de
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RPrinzR

What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?
With my art I want to connect and encourage people. My first collection is an expression of my current state in life and my own deep longing and what I ponder about - Connection. True, real, deep connection between people in the context of relationship, marriage, friendship, etc. As you recognize I expressed said topic in a simple, modern, color-block way. My goal was to explore and discover ways of connection inside of a given framework. Healthy exploration inside a save environment if you will.

Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:
Honestly I am very new to that area. I always did art for myself, I did drawings and postcards, but I never published anything to the public. So this is my first time going public with any of my art.

Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:
See above.

Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?
Not that I know of for now.

Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?
Not that I know of for now.

If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?
Within 14-30 days.

Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.
I would start with a collection around 100-200 works and rather do auctions than fixed pricing. And I am open for collaboration.

How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?
I would do a 10% commission rate.

To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?
I think the chance is obvious for artist to use and distribute their art in a decentralized way having more options and more power on the market. We will be exited about the future 5 years. I think NFT and CryptoArt will become more normal to daily life and cross the boundary of being a „fancy“ digital move.

If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?
If my space was a dish it would probably be a box of handpicked Sushi. A dish that connects people and especially if you are new to it and you try it the first time it is definitely a discovery and a journey into unknown - but all inside the crash barriers of just a few, manageable ingredients.

Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?
You are made for connection and to be truly known and seen as who you are!

Space name / team name:
Blackbird

Name and email of primary contact:
Greg Rook
[email protected]

Names of additional Space admins:
None

SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your space:
@gregrook

Short bio of you and/or your team:
I’ve been an artist since 2000, enjoying a fair degree of success with museum group shows and international solo shows, but at the end of 2016, one of my collectors asked me to help him build a collection of contemporary art, and since then I have curated, developed and managed collections of art for private individuals and for businesses. Over the last three years I have also consulted for galleries and auction houses and written about contemporary art for newspapers and magazines. Earlier this year I joined SuperRare as an artist and curator of featured group shows.

Website & Social Media Links:

Login • Instagram 4
Login • Instagram 1
https://twitter.com/gregcorbeau?lang=en 2
Greg Rook - Director - Greg Rook Advisory | LinkedIn 1

Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?
My intentions are twofold: firstly, to bring curated artists and exhibitions to this new world in order to see what they can do and what creativity they can bring; and secondly to bring new collectors to SuperRare and to the world of collecting NFTs. I will prioritize the onboarding of new collectors. I come from the traditional contemporary art world, but now there are NFTs and a new audience for contemporary digital art and I’m fascinated by the variety and difference and possibilities.

I am interested in working with artists (whether emerging or established) whose art I admire and respect, who have a thoughtful practise away from the world of digital art, but who are looking to see how to make links across the genres. I fully understand that it is not a given that even the most celebrated traditional contemporary artists will necessarily be successful in making the switch to a digitally native format, or immediately produce work of real significance and interest. And I appreciate that the collector base that has already invested in the NFT space might not be impressed by traditional art world celebrity, but I’m approaching people who I believe will bring something progressive and intelligent to SuperRare and there is real excitement in this being a forum for brilliant experimentation.

It would be easy to turn old images into jpegs and mint them as NFTs, but as thoughtful contemporary artists, I will only work with those who are interested in seeing this as an opportunity to make work that reflects the enormous possibilities of the new tools. Looking around the NFT space and you can see the incredible talent, knowledge and creativity on display, and so we would work hard to make sure that new NFTs are reflecting both the best of the traditional art world and the new tools and format available. They would not be offering digital versions of previous work but would be using the platform to reimagine and to take their work in unexpected directions. On the whole successful traditional contemporary artists are successful because they are thoughtful, bright and creative, and I look forward to seeing what they will produce.

And to the second part – introducing collectors. Most of the pieces minted by artists I have introduced through the featured SuperRare shows have sold to collectors that I, or the other artists, have introduced to the space. Each time an artist is brought to this world, they bring with them dozens of past collectors – wealthy collectors invested in contemporary art. I can teach this new collector base more about the crypto ecosystem and entering the digital currency world. Many existing top collectors are crypto natives, and a barrier to entry for traditional collectors is that they often don’t even know how to open an ETH wallet, generate more crypto or spend that crypto. I will be able to help new collectors make that transition. I look forward to continuing to merge the worlds and bring new investment and enthusiasm to the space.

Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:
In the last five years, I have worked with dozens of emerging and high-profile contemporary artists in the UK and around the world. I have curated nearly two hundred individual artist presentations, and monthly modern and contemporary online art auctions since January 2020. More recently I have curated three contemporary art NFT exhibitions on SuperRare.

I have also written extensively on art for newspapers and journals, and I have taught and run a contemporary Fine Art BA degree course since 2003. I am adept at discussing and explaining contemporary art to a wide variety of people. I have used social media to promote the artists I’m working with and to find new collectors.

After 20 years working within the art world as an artist, university lecturer, writer and consultant, I have unique access to artists and their studios, and a deep critical, historical and practical understanding of what constitutes progressive art. As a poacher turned gamekeeper, I have offered collectors intelligent, peer-reviewed art before it has become eye-wateringly expensive.

I promoted all the NFTs and artists in the SuperRare shows I curated, and they sold most of those NFTs, as well as most of the subsequent drops.

Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.:
I have been involved in the artworld commercially as an artist since 2000, and since late 2016 with direct contemporary art market experience as a curator and art advisor. I have built the business from one collector in 2016, to near 60 collectors actively buying or searching now, and just under 1000 on the advisory mailing list.

As an art advisor with a background as an artist and university lecturer I have presented only the art that I know to be critical and from artists of real merit. I have placed over 300 works of credible contemporary art with private collections and businesses during the past five years. Many of the artists that I presented early in their careers are now highly sought after by investors and critically acclaimed with multiple museum shows.

Since January 2020 I have also worked with an online auction house based in New York. I curated and organised half a dozen separate London based auctions as well as working on consignments for their New York auctions. More recently I have also been advising three new commercial galleries in London and New York on their forthcoming exhibition programmes. They have all expressed an interest in NFTs.

As a link I hope that I can help legitimise and establish digital NFT art in traditional institutions. I understand that many already involved in NFTs may be disinterested in traditional museums and galleries, but I think there will be benefits to in-real-life exposure and the presence of NFT artwork in the physical world.

Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?:
As the months have passed more and more artists have approached me about inclusion in the SuperRare NFT space and I’ve been contacting others who I’d love to work with. As with my advisory, I will always be conscious of ensuring that I’m inclusive and international in my approach.
Just two examples of artists who I’ve had conversations with so far are:
Marcus Harvey (born 1963 in Leeds) is an English artist and painter, one of the Young British Artists (YBAs). Marcus Harvey gained recognition when his painting of serial killer Myra Hindley was included in the “Sensation” exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (1997).

Jem Finer (a founding member of the band The Pogues) is an artist, composer and musician with a background in mathematics and computer science, dating back to the ICL 1900 mainframe computers of the early 1970s. An enduring fascination with deep time and space, self-organising systems and long-durational processes has been the impetus behind much of his work including his Artangel commission, Longplayer, a thousand-year-long musical composition playing since the last moments of 1999.

Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?
All the artists who participated in the first three shows that I curated on SuperRare will continue to work with me in a new space. Those shows were:

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James Scott Brooks
https://superrare.com/jamesscottbrooks
https://www.jamesbrooks.co.uk

Rebecca Harper
https://superrare.com/rebeccaharper

Ansel Krut
https://superrare.com/anselkrut
Ansel Krut - Artist - Saatchi Gallery 1

Andy Holden
https://superrare.com/andy_holden

Elizabeth Magill
https://superrare.com/magill
https://elizabethmagill.com

Damien Meade
https://superrare.com/damienmeade

Justin Mortimer
https://superrare.com/search?q=justin+mortimer

Hannah Murgatroyd
https://superrare.com/hannahmurgatroyd

Barry Reigate
https://superrare.com/breigate71
https://www.saatchigallery.com/artist/barry_reigate

Lottie Stoddart
https://superrare.com/lottiestoddart

Phoebe Unwin
https://superrare.com/phoebeunwin
www.phoebeunwin.com

Douglas White
@digital_douglas
https://www.douglaswhite.co.uk

If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?
The fourth SuperRare blackbird show is already being planned and the work created. The show will be ready to launch in March 2022.

Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.
My initial approach, taken in the first three curated exhibitions was to curate exhibitions around a particular idea. Although I think a series of group shows, focused on a particular idea or way of working, occurring every six to eight weeks, would still provide a strong backbone, I would also like to look beyond such a traditional programme.

The space should be a forum for experimentation – allowing individual artist’s projects to be showcased in between the group shows. One artist has talked about interactivity and gamification of their NFT drops. Several would like to work more with sound. We have already had some collaborations with musicians, and this seems like rich territory - the constraints of the file size for image and sound are fascinating. As one artist said, working now in the world of NFTs, is a bit like being in at the start of vinyl and the 3-minute pop song. The experimentation and blue sky possibilities are incredibly exciting.

Traditional galleries don’t fully exploit online connectivity yet and we would also look for a way for greater connectivity to be factored in. The traditional gallery model is too static. Maybe a radio station is a better model.

How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?
The standard 15% commission - 10% going to the Space and 5% to the SR DAO.

To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?
I have absolutely no doubt that NFTs will in some form be ubiquitous. We will carry them with us and interact with them in our public lives, and I think that, as well as being innovative and exciting in their own right, there are opportunities for them to breathe new life into traditional worlds.

As the artist Ansel Krut emailed me: “NFTs are going to evolve. They will look very different in just a few years. (No one could even begin to imagine 3D animation when the first animations were hand made in the early part of the last century for example). It’s pretty incredible to be in on the ground floor. And with the chance to participate in, and maybe even help shape, the history of the development of the format. It’s not where I thought I’d end up as a dyed in the wool painter.”

If we are careful to build bridges between the artworlds and ensure that there is cross over and mutual respect, then I think we will find that in five years NFTs and CryptoArt are either considered just one art form equal to all the others, or that they are, very possibly in ten or twenty years, the predominant art form.

If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?
I’d hope the space to be experimental, exciting, professional, and international – perhaps like a Singapore Gin Sling.

Anything else you’d like the community to consider?
I have worked within the contemporary art world for over 20 years, in all capacities, and I am incredibly excited to bring that experience and knowledge to the world of NFTs. Attached here is a link to a complementary ebook of the publication I produced a year ago on some of the work I placed over the first few years of Greg Rook Advisory: Collecting Contemporary Art Ebook by Greg Rook | Blurb Books UK 2

In terms of the environmental impact, I have begun to work with Point Advisory, a leading sustainability advisory firm using Gold Standard certified carbon offsets to compensate for each drop.

Dynamo Art Factory
Dynamo Art Factory Digital Space

  • 1.Space name / team name

DYNAMO ART FACTORY

  • 2. Name of primary contact

Martina Fontana ([email protected] ; [email protected])

  • 3. Names of additional Space admins

Diva Moriani ([email protected])

Mirko Lisella ([email protected])

  • 4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin @dynamoartfactory

  • 5. Short bio of you and/or your team

Martina Fontana: graduated in Cultural Heritage Conservation, Artist and Manager of the Art Factory project. She plans all workshops with artists, also helping with the final realization of the artworks, always following the principles of the Recreational Therapy Method. Moreover, she is in charge of the sales exhibition of artworks produced by the Artists along with hosted children.

Diva Moriani: executive Vice Chairman and Chief of Transformation Office at KME, board member at Generali Assicurazioni and Moncler, board member and founder of Fondazione Dynamo Camp Onlus. Art lover and collector, she created Dynamo Art Factory project in 2009 with the purpose of bringing contemporary art to Dynamo Camp and let children live an amazing experience with famous artists, creating artworks together.

Mirko Lisella: professional photographer, part of the Dynamo Camp Team since 2018. He deals with communication and multimedia laboratories. Crypto enthusiast since 2018, he discovered the NFTs world in 2019, as a buyer and creator as well. At the time he realized that it was an even more interesting source of inspiration and study, which could give the opportunity to melt different artistic meanings, from analog photography to Artificial Intelligence. Specialized in Ethereum, Avalanche and Cardano.

Dynamo Art Factory is a special project created by Dynamo Camp Onlus.

Dynamo Camp is the first Camp in Italy where Recreational Therapy is applied. It’s totally free of charge and specifically designed for children with rare and chronic diseases, during their therapy or in post-hospitalization.

Dynamo Camp is a member of SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman.

Since 2009 famous contemporary artists have spent a whole week at the Camp, during a session with children and families, donating time and skills, in order to create art projects with them. We ask the hosted Artists to let guests search for new forms of expression, in a context of amusement and mind peace.

Our strength is that each Artwork contains the spontaneity and imagination typical of children blended with the expressive language and technique of the Artist.

The exhibited works compose a unique collection and also represent an important fundraising instrument for the Camp: the entire amount of donations finances Dynamo Camp Foundation.

All children who participate in the implementation of the artworks feel proud and aware of having contributed to the sustainability of the project, knowing that other children will be able to live the same experience at the Camp.


Since 2009 more than 130 artists participated in the project and more than 200.000 euro are donated to Dynamo Camp every year.

Here are some Artists who took part in the project:

Fabio Giampietro, Mattia Cuttini, Giovanni Motta, Loredana Longo, Emilio Isgrò,
Goldschmied&Chiari, Serena Fineschi, Riccardo Gusmaroli, Adrian Paci, Andrea Mastrovito, Fausto Gilberti, Eugenio Tibaldi, Marco Neri, Claudia Losi, Alessandro Piangiamore, Domenico Bianchi, Ludovica Carbotta, Manuel Felisi, Marzia Migliora, Alessandro Papetti, Alfredo Pirri, Omar Hassan, Laurina Paperina, Francesca Pasquali, Gian Maria Tosatti, Giovanni Termini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Daniele Sigalot, Masbedo, Ornaghi Prestinari, Hans Op de Beeck, Loris Cecchini, Peter Demetz, Davide Dormino, Giuseppe Stampone,
Massimo Bartolini, Chiara Dynys, Paola Pezzi, Vanni Cuoghi, Giovanni Ozzola, Velasco Vitali, Paolo Troilo, Matteo Negri, OZMO, Giuseppe Veneziano, Liliana Moro, Pietro Ruffo, Luca Pignatelli, Marco Fantini, Pantani Surace, Remo Salvadori, Massimo Vitali.

In addition to our projects inside the Camp, Dynamo Art Factory has been collaborating with the most important Museums in Italy, bringing the Dynamo artistic experience in children’s cities around the country, encouraging an approach to Contemporary Art for the whole family.

Below are some Museum we cooperate with:

Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato), Triennale Milano (Milano), Museo Madre (Napoli), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Torino), Fondazione MAST (Bologna), Mambo (Bologna), Maxxi (Roma), Macro Asilo (Roma), Museo del Novecento (Firenze).


Worshop at Museo MADRE -Naples

Finally, in 2021 our adventure with Crypto Art began. Having a constant attention to new forms of artistic language and the media, we wanted to promote, show and expand Crypto artist cooperation through digital platforms and spaces, involving kids and Dynamo Camp guests in the production of Crypto Artworks.

  • 6. Website & Social Media Links

About Dynamo Camp

www.dynamocamp.org
https://www.instagram.com/dynamocamponlus/?hl=it
https://twitter.com/DynamoCamp
https://it.linkedin.com/company/dynamo-camp-onlus

About Dynamo Art Factory

www.dynamoartfactory.org
https://www.instagram.com/dynamoartfactory/?hl=it
https://twitter.com/DY_ArtFactory
Art Factory on Youtube

  • 7. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

Dynamo Art Factory Space will be an exclusive showcase for important artists involved in high standing artistic and socially valued projects. The fundraising promoted by the Space will significantly contribute to Dynamo Camp activities addressed to children with serious and chronic diseases.

Since 2009 the best artists from the national and international contemporary scene have participated in the project. Bringing the same standards of artistic value and quality we would like to enter the crypto art scene as well, promoting Crypto Art through collectors and donors.

Those who already support the Art Factory project will discover a new way to support Dynamo Camp and, at the same time, many new contacts interested in the NFT world could be reached and be involved in this nonprofit project. Moreover, Dynamo collectors could be stimulated in discovering the Crypto artworks throughout the Superrare platform. Dynamo Art Factory Space purpose is to educate artists and collectors of our network with a new approach to digital Art.

  • 8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork

In 2009 Dynamo Art Factory made its entrance in the International Contemporary Art scene.

Once a year, our three floors Art Gallery hosts a great Art Exhibition which gathers thousands of visitors and collectors. Gallery managers and art curators from the most prestigious museum institutions give a great contribution in recruiting artists.

Our Art Factory Team is a combination of diverse personalities all with artistic and conservation technical skills and personal experience in Art Exhibitions.

In addition to this, Dynamo Art Factory also organizes numerous other fundraising initiatives outside our headquarters, supported by many Partners and Sponsors. Social media are a strong tool promoting Dynamo Art Factory activities through our Website and Instagram page.

During the Open day, our annual event which gathers more than 5000 people in a single weekend, our NFT works created in 2021 have been shown. During this event, our collectors discovered for the first time NFT works IRL, and were intrigued to take part in the exhibition we are planning to present in Arium.

  • 9. Describe you/your team’s experience organising exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

Dynamo Art Factory’s nonprofit events reach the amount of 200.000 euro per year.

Collectors visit from all over Italy and abroad, and all contributions they give support Dynamo Camp. The high standing value of the project and the incredible results of the four-handed work done together with the artists, contributes to expanding Dynamo mission among other artists and collectors.

Since 2009 a loyal group of donors support the project with regular donations and acquisitions of artworks. Some of them promote the project by displaying, together with the artwork, some plaques with additional information about Dynamo Camp Foundation.

Partners like Christie’s, for example, support Dynamo Art Factory during charity events/auctions.

  • 10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

Some artists we would like to involve in the next months:
Alterazioni video, Elia Pellegrini, Dot Pigeon, Manuel Giardina, Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, Fabio Catapano, Dangiuz, Giulia Furlan, Carlo Capitanio, Matteo Pizzolante, Luca Staccioli, Leonardo Dentico, Francesco Tagliavia, Luisa Turuani.

Moreover we would like to tokenize some physical artworks created by important artists already involved in the Art Factory Project.

  • 11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

During 2021 three Superrare Crypto Artists were involved in Art Factory project:
Fabio Giampietro, Mattia Cuttini and Giovanni Motta.

They took part in our workshops in Triennale Milano where they created artworks with children. The result of the workshop was both physical and digital. Each artist created an NFT work to be displayed on a specific platform, ready to be auctioned in a digital event.

  • 12. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

At the beginning, we would like to promote an event every year, displaying the annual production of Dynamo Art Factory. Each Crypto Artist involved, will create an NFT work for the event. The number of the artists involved could go from three to six.

We’re going to promote digital and virtual exhibitions through our social media (Twitter, Instagram) in order to reach as many collectors as possible.

The auction base price will be aligned with the market value and all incomes will support Dynamo Camp Foundation.

  • 13. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

Artists we involve in the Art Factory project renounce their commission rate in favor of Dynamo Camp in order to support our fundraising.

Our commission rate model is:

15% Superrare

85% Dynamo Camp

  • 14. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

We think that NFTs can be a bridge between the digital and physical world, able to bring together collectors and creators from all over the world. NFT is an immense financial invention that can revolutionize not only the artistic world but many other aspects of our contemporary world. In 5 years we imagine a great blend between virtual metaverses and physical spaces, with increasingly interconnected exhibitions and projects and a completely new and unimaginable user experience, increasingly stimulating and immersive.
We imagine that NFTs can also be a boost for the social world, in a sort of circular economy between projects and fundraising. In order to do this, a lot of progress is still needed, from the reduction of transaction costs to the possibility that all platforms are crosschain and interoperable, for an accessible, usable and inclusive web3, just as the Internet was originally conceived. A web3 within everyone’s reach, with NFTs at the center of this great innovation.

  • 15. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

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Dynamo Art Factory Space would be like a colourful and tasty SANGRIA! Dynamo Camp is fun! Dynamo Art Factory combines together the creativity of artists and the imagination of children, obtaining amazing results. Every kid is different, every artist is different and every technique is different and this diversity is a great benefit for Dynamo.
Each part contributes to the final result which is perfectly well-mixed. Sangria is the classic drink party, intense but at the same time enjoyable.

The Space would show to the digital world how beautiful and full of positive energy the world of Dynamo Camp is.

If Dynamo Art Factory was a dish, it would surely be the “couscous alla siciliana”.

It is a recipe of Maghreb origin, arrived in Sicily during the period of Arab domination. From the exchange of cultures and gastronomic habits, was born the couscous alla siciliana, which has become one of the typical dishes of the Italian region Sicily.
According to tradition, couscous must be rigorously hand made, by means of the technique of “incocciatura”: semolina is worked for a long time with hands and with a lot of dedication, until it aggregates and gives life to the typical grains. Cooking takes place in the couscoussiere, a special pot for the preparation of traditional couscous, similar to a steamer.
A dialogue and a meeting of cultures that has allowed the development of a true gastronomic masterpiece.

So it happens at Dynamo, the artist arrives with an idea and our guests contaminate with their creativity the initial project, giving life to a new and original process.

Finally, the cou cous in the Berber and Muslim world is a symbol of peace and love, a symbol of conviviality is used to eat it all together with his hands on a large table, Dynamo Art Factory brings the collective work on a large “canvas”.

  • 16. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

Dynamo Art Factory has been one of the first innovative projects to combine outstanding art with social needs. We believe that now is the time to implement our proposition into the incredible world of Crypto Art, and we are positive that it would be a great success for both of us.
We will guide our collectors and supporters into this new world and the Community of Superrare will enjoy the incredible content and social value of our project. It will be FUN!

Art Factory in the Press

https://corrierefiorentino.corriere.it/firenze/notizie/arte_e_cultura/19_ottobre_05/dynamo-campo-l-arte-wow-0f3ed3cc-e76c-11e9-8b7a-817d253150ab.shtml

https://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/2018/09/art-factory-il-progetto-di-dynamo-camp-in-toscana-che-coinvolge-ragazzi-e-artisti-contemporanei/

  1. Space name / team name:

Plywood Protest

Trayvon Martin by Catt Caulley, originally located at 2 Cooper Sq. in Bowery, NYC.

Proposed Space Operators:

MXD WRLD (Gallery) William Bernstein, Owner &

Live&United (Strategist) Wendy Green, Owner

  1. Name and email of primary contact + 5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

Primary Space Admins/ Point of Contact:

Wendy Green, aka DubG,

SuperRare Username: @dubg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DubGNFT

Title: Head of Strategy and Partnerships

9 to 5: Consultant, Strategic Partnerships

Bio: DubG is a strategic consultant, who’s been immersing herself in all things NFT and Metaverse, to achieve a deep understanding of the mechanism and its potential applications, spanning across nearly every industry. Fast forward through the most fascinating year of her life, peeking up out of the rabbit hole, along with 600+ NFTS, across 100 different wallets, 50 different platforms and endless blockchains, swaps and exchanges. Now armed with the knowledge of the market, it’s barriers and it’s best points of entry, she and this genius mechanism called the Smart Contract have set out and are well on their way, literally changing the world as we speak, through creative, thought provoking utility, for impactful projects, along with a community of creators.

DubG NFT/Metaverse Exposure/ Investment:

Opensea Accounts/ NFT Portfolio:

https://opensea.io/DubG

https://opensea.io/0xb4dd0458f624d6162010f6f39a79c0bb1cf27cdf

https://opensea.io/DubGTravelEdition

https://opensea.io/DubGSandbox

https://opensea.io/0x4d277413eb26eca7307df3ffe04d075c560777e8

Wax Wallet/ NFT Portfolio:

K4mfe.wam

Additional Portfolio Accounts:

Gala Games

Splinterlands

Dematerialized

CurioNFT

NWayPlay

There is likely several more not listed

William Bernstein,

Title: Street Art Superhero, Artist Partner

SuperRare Username: @MXDWRLD

9 to 5: NYC Public Art Preservationist & Archivist and Multilingual Educator

Bio: Will is a 3D Engineer, Street Art Archivist, Augmented Reality Artist, and Linguist. With a background in NYC public art and education, Will saw these plywood murals being carelessly destroyed and felt a strong obligation to preserve these pieces of history. MXD WRLD provides the digitization and transformation of the physical art as a partnership. They took physical possession of the pieces and/or 3D scans of what they could not save in time from the destruction and defacing that occurred during that time. They have a 50/50 partnership with all original artists involved in the Plywood Protests Collection who painted the boards, in an agreement to recreate digital versions of them, help the artists monetize their work through these digital versions and ultimately they would love to be able to donate the physical pieces, to a NYC museum, where they will be preserved and honored, as a part of NYC’s multicultural history.

“Trans Black Lives Matter” Painted on a NYPD Barricade in Alphabet City, Manhattan.

  1. Name of additional Space Admin:

Colin Drummond,

Title: Media Liaison (aka, our secret weapon)

Chief Bureau, Washington DC TMZ Colin 10g MediaKits Click Here

SuperRare Username: @Fortdix1

Bio: A 2x Emmy Nominated, Futuristic Public Speaker and a triple threat in production, reporting, and photography, Colin was the first ‘American Street Journalist’ who had the pleasure of speaking to 5 living Presidents on camera. Colin has over a decade in the business while working the streets of New York and Washington D.C. and played a big part in transforming the way journalism is now being reported. Oprah Winfrey knows Colin on a first name basis, having hosted him on her infamous couch, on several occasions…

SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:

SuperRare Username Wendy Green: @dubg

SuperRare Username Colin Drummond: @MXDWRLD

SuperRare Username Will Bernstein: @Fortdix1

  1. Website & Social Media Links:

MXD WRLD Website: Please note, work in progress https://www.mxdwrld.com/

MXD WRLD IG: https://www.instagram.com/mxd.wrld/

MXD WRLD Twitter: https://twitter.com/MxdWrld

MXD WRLD 3D Virtual Corona Art Gallery: Corona Art Gallery - 3D virtual exhibition by MXD WRLD | art.spaces | KUNSTMATRIX

A 3D Digital Asset of #Breathbill by Manuel Alejandro Pulla, originally located in Soho, NYC.

  1. Summary/manifesto of your Space (~500 words). What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

2020 altered the lives of countless people across the world. Fearful store owners in NYC started to board up all their stores due to media-sensationalised-fear, which portrayed a skewed narrative of New York and The United States’ sociopolitical climate. This fear left some of New York’s most iconic neighborhoods desolate and dreary.

However, the untold story of Black Lives Matter movement was beauty and love, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when artists stood up to evoke messages of positive change. These artists took to the streets indeed, but in peaceful protest, creating beautiful, meaningful, and historically significant artworks on these plywood boards.

The messages were loud and clear, yet peaceful and proper, screaming to “Stop Asian Hate” and “Black Lives Matter,” peace and equality for all, advocating for LGBTQ+ Rights, Voters Rights, LatinX Pride and more.

Inspired by the artistic creativity of this moment in the heart of New York City, MXD WRLD was born out of intent to illuminate the historical importance, aesthetic beauty, and cultural relevance of the public murals & artworks created in 2020. We set out to digitally adapt each piece in order to extend its culturally and historically impactful moment in time. Although many of the original physical pieces of art have been defaced or destroyed, it is because of the team at MXD WRLD that they will live on in the virtual world indefinitely.

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork + 9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:

Notable Exhibitions & Pop-Ups:

  • Corona Art Gallery - 3D Virtual Gallery - July 2021 - Present

​​https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/6403293/corona-art-gallery

  • NFT.NYC - AR/NFT Activation, Times Square, NY - Nov. 1-4, 2021

  • Miami Art Week 2021 - AR/NFT Activation,

The Surfcomber Kimpton - Miami Beach, FL Dec. 2021

  • Miami Art Week 2021 - Pop-Up, Lincoln Road Center - Miami Beach, FL - Dec. 2021
  • Akumal Arts Festival - Official Tech Partner - Akumal, Mexico - Jan. 2022

Stolen Freedom by Fabio Esteban, originally painted in SoHo, NYC.

  1. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

  2. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?

Plywood Protest, a Partnership

Many of the artists in this collection are not as well-versed in the tech world. These artists took to the streets to help reshape a monotone NYC with their amazing works of art. Although this work was, and is, both culturally and historically significant, the artists did not always seek to preserve their pieces. Rather, these artists were doing what they thought was the right thing to do, beautifying their neighborhoods and spreading important messages. MXD WRLD was born to preserve, archive, and digitize these historic works, enabling the rest of the world to be able to see their brilliance, hear their voices, and listen to their messages.

This was the vision and undeniable calling of MXD WRLD, an organization born to bring light to untold stories of history through art and technology. MXD WRLD reached out to and partnered with dozens of artists from the streets of NYC, guiding them into the NFT space for this collection and beyond.

This process will allow these artists and their network to flourish, providing access and education about each piece in the Plywood Protest Collection to reach a broader audience, which also creates potential income opportunity, far beyond their wildest dreams. Considering not a single artist’s work was driven by a mere thought of any compensation, each masterpiece purely inspired by a profound movement and an empathy for disparity and injustice. It is for that reason we are determined to lead them in achieving tremendous success.

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:
    The Plywood Protest Collection exclusively includes the artists and their pieces that were created during the BLM Movement in NYC in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. However, we do plan to collaborate with other communities, to help spread awareness, in addition to a significant media/ press campaign, specially choreographed by “America’s First Street Journalist.”

Wendy Green, our Head of Partnerships has an extensive collection of NFT’s(links in Bio) with some of the most influential collectors in the space, who are currently entering into collaborative agreements with her and her team for another collection she is working on. These collaborative partners are all excited to see the Plywood Protest Collection and we have verbal agreements for collaborations from all.

  1. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

Based on the SuperRare Spaces timeline, if we are accepted by the end of February, we can have the first few drops of the collection ready within a few weeks. Because we have a significant press campaign planned, it’s crucial for the timing of this to be methodical, and in conjunction with SuperRare’s collaborative marketing as well, if any.

  1. Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

In 2022, MXD WRLD is planning on releasing a number of its 2020 NYC Protest Art 3D digital assets as NFTs in an effort to support the Artists who stood up to spread messages of positive change, to support the continuation and expansion of our Virtual Gallery, to continue making these historic artworks accessible to a global audience, and to emphatically state that While the plywood boards may be down, the artwork and the messages behind these works will continue to be seen and heard.

MXD WRLD is seeking several physical installations this year, which will be composed of the physical plywood pieces that helped shape New York City in 2020; the Augmented Reality showcasing of works that have been stolen, defaced, or destroyed; documentary showrooms for several short films that show 2020’s Artist-Led Plywood Renaissance in NYC; holographic displays; and live painting by the Artists themselves.

Although the Media here in NYC focused on a few isolated, opportunistic incidents of looting in the early phases of NYC’s 2020 Protests, they have largely glossed over the artwork that blossomed on the city’s streets for over a year. Plywood boards, put up by storefront owners out of fear, became blank canvases for Artists to spread messages of positive change: Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Stop Asian Hate, Voter Advocacy, LatinX Pride, and more. These artworks and the messages behind them must not only be preserved, but also presented and received in a way such that the greater NYC, American, and Global Communities can experience and engage with NYC’s 2020 Plywood Renaissance. It is for this reason that MXD WRLD seeks to create multiple experiences on multiple platforms with multiple layers of mixed reality, where various audiences from across the globe can engage on various levels with these works, the stories behind them, and even the artists who stood up to create such culturally and historically important artworks.

MXD WRLD aims to further its efforts at accessibility by facilitating the placement of a number of these historic works in some of NYC’s renowned Museums & Institutions, where these pieces will be accessible for public view, as they once were. Through direct engagement with these pieces and the sheer scale of these works, individuals will experience these artworks as they once appeared on the streets of New York City.

MXD WRLD will also provide a forum for education on this historic moment, the issues NYC artists brought to light, and art’s fundamental role in many communities’ healing & revival. Like the Corona Art Gallery itself, this educational forum will exist for generations to come, making the Corona Art Gallery a crucial historical lens through which to bear witness to 2020. MXD WRLD will hold Artist Talks with schools throughout the globe. These talks will explore concepts such as Art & Personal Healing, Art & Community Revival, Art & Therapy, Art & Business, and many more.

Soho Mailbox by Duel RIS 3D Digital Asset in Augmented Reality at Miami Art Week, 2021

  1. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

There will be a 10% royalty added to every secondary sale. The % reflected below are the same for the initial sale and the secondary market sales, based on gross sales.

Reserve, Marketing Expenses, Discord Mgmt, Smart Contract Creation (if necessary) and Live Event on 5/25 and/or other events: 10%

Reserve, Community Vault (floor sweep for collabs and community giveaways): 2.5%

Space Operators: Curator/ Strategic Partnerships/ Media Liaison: 15% split between up to 3, depending on the piece.

SuperRare DAO: 5%

Artists/ MXD WRLD: 67.5% split 50/50

All excess funds, remaining in both Reserve wallets, 1 year after the last event and/or drop in the collection shall be split amongst all artists in the Plywood Protest Collection, including MXD WRLD, who will retain half of all shares. Each artist will have rights to 1 equal share of the split if their piece was featured and sold, regardless of the sale price or quantity. This includes profit resulting from floor sales of assets acquired during floor sweeps for collaborations between communities. Both Reserves are subject to audit

  1. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

NFTS as a medium/technology are essential in opening accessibility to works that were once 1 of 1. Through this process, MXD WRLD seeks to broaden accessibility and impact of historic 1 of 1 murals by allowing these pieces and the messages behind them to reach a worldwide audience.

  1. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

Is this a trick question? Jk… we’ve got this

If our Space were a dish? Chopped cheese of course! As THE delicious food-of-choice for many of NYC’s unsung artist heroes, sold at bodegas throughout the city, budget friendly and soaks up the cheap liquor :slight_smile: Plywood Protest is Street Art at its core. As a NY’er, there is an unspoken pledge one must take, a loyalty to your roots, the roots of the city, the heart of the city, regardless of how “Cheesy” it may sound :slight_smile: If you are a NY’er, a true NY’er, you have a smile on your face right now, a smirk, a nod. If you are a NY’er, regardless of where you may live now, when you see what these artists did, really see it, really hear it, with your heart and your soul, it will bring a tear to your eye and just like that, you’re a big pile of chopped cheese too.

  1. Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?

One last thing…

Time is the one thing that is not on our side. On May 25th, 2022, we have a vision of producing a live event to honor the late George Floyd. This 3 day mixed reality, immersive event, would have a Grand Finale piece created by every artist in the collection, collaboratively and individually ( that is all I will say for now.) But this endeavor will cost a pretty penny to set up, an estimated $2M. We do plan to approach brands, leverage our media connections and collaborate with other communities, whereby there will be enormous revenue potential for those involved, IRL, broadcast media and in the metaverse. We plan to fund this through brand sponsorships and ticket sales, but also have a 10% reserve on all sales of the pieces, as the primary funding source, which can also act as a lending mechanism, which will be paid back with all revenue sources, to help the highest $ amount be paid to the artists. However, ideally the drops would be consistent, a few each week, leading up to the 5/25 Live Event.

We are also not afraid to say that any help the SuperRare community can provide, would be amazingly appreciated and well received.

We do not claim to be this enormous NFT Machine that has pumped out massive drops before. If we are being 100% transparent, if you say yes, I have to quickly find a developer that will work with us until we can pay him after the first drop.

What we do have is a great community, that has fought all odds before, is deeply immersed in the NFT community and knows this project absolutely needs to be shared with the world. The real story of the Plywood Protests, where artists came together, layering their messages, like the layers in plies of hardwood. Plies are set across each other, crossing the grains, to make them stronger as a single unit that works together in harmony, hold a structure upright, and preventing the walls from caving in.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

-The Team at Plywood Protest…

on SuperRare Spaces ?

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Space name / team name:

  1. Lauren Lucente Art

Name and email of primary contact:

  1. Lauren Lucente [email protected]

Names of additional Space admins:

SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:

  1. @LaurenLucenteArt

Short bio of you and/or your team:

  1. I’m infinitely curious about the world around me and the everything. My mantra and life purpose is to “make light.” I never want to stop loving and laughing. My art ranges from photography, to digital drawings, to pen and ink, to watercolors, to pastels, to animation, and film. I love all mediums and I don’t consider my art to fit in any small boxes. My art is ever-changing, transformative, and original.

Website & Social Media Links:

  1. www.laurenlucentephotography.net

Summary/manifesto of your Space (~500 words). What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

  1. My art is inspired by a dream, a delirium, a different dimension. From pen to paper to scanner to screen. My art is a result of my personal perceptions, my subconscious and my conscious understanding of life itself. I hope my art inspires in this community.

Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

  1. I’m an artist who generally makes art to gift to loved ones. Selling art is new to me. I lack a large following or a platform to successfully do so, but I am business-minded and the thought of curating and promoting my artwork sparks excitement, passion, and hope for my own trajectory.

Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:

  1. My art has been shown in a few college art shows. I haven’t had any exhibitions yet, but am working hard to do so. I love to network with collectors and creators.

Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

  1. Potentially.

Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?

  1. No, not yet.

If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

  1. ASAP.

Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

  1. I plan to have an unlimited number of artworks on a regular basis as I am constantly creating. My promotion tactic will rely heavily on word of mouth, Twitter, Reddit, Discord, and Instagram.

How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

  1. Commission rates will heavily benefit the artist in my space. Profit is nice, but I’m here to be a part of the space, the collaboration, and the everything.

To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

  1. In a technological world, NFTs as a medium are brilliant. I imagine the CryptoArt space will be flourishing, advancing, and consuming the art market in the next 5 years. I think of it as the “New Wave,” and already feel like I’m late to the party.

If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

  1. A cocktail named “Cosmic Jungle” — My artwork is inspired by the cosmos, by Earth and all its green, plant morphology…by bugs and dirt and clouds. Physics, philosophy, psychology make me want to create. My art will focus on themes relating to ever changing metaphysical landscapes. One sip of my cocktail would feel like a psychedelic experience, or a dream you vaguely remember.

Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?

I’m not anyone. I am a small spec amongst a sea of “influencers” with a much greater gravitational pull than I have. Joining SuperRare would allow me to be a part of something I believe in. It’s important to me to contribute to a better world, and I believe my artwork can do that. Thank you!

Hello SuperRare Community!
I’m circling back here because we haven’t received any feedback, good, bad or indifferent for Plywood Protest. We would love any positive criticism or guidance you can give us because the message and meaning of this project is so much bigger than what lies on the surface. This project needs to be seen, the message needs to be heard and we believe in our hearts that SuperRare Spaces would help us achieve that better than anywhere. Our question to you is, what do we need to do to prove that these artists deserve it?

Please feel free to reach out direct on Twitter DM @DubGNFT, where I’d be happy to share my personal cell.
We appreciate your time and consideration.
Thank You
DubG and the Plywood Protest Artist Community

1.Space name / team name: 5Ksana

2. Name and email of primary contact: Aksana Zasinets [email protected]

3. Names of additional Space admins: 5ksana

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space: SuperRare | Authentic Digital Art Market

5. Short bio of you and/or your team: NFTartist, HANDcrafted wizard BITCOINART and Fashion designer

6. Website & Social Media Links: 5KSANA | Linktree

7. Summary/manifesto of your Space (~500 words). What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

I create reviews on NFTs artists! My idea is in the artworks of artists! I create my reviews on NFTs to support unknown and small artists!

I want to show the whole world what the artist was trying to convey to his viewer, what thought, emotion and feeling he put into NFT, what he wanted to talk about, what he wanted to make you think, because a good description is accurate, concise and tells what you you can learn from NFT. Such NFTs with an idea, perhaps they will forever remain in your memory. These are pearls in a sea of nonsense.

8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:
here are some of my reviews

9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc: -

10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

Unknown and small artists, in the works of which there are ideas and emotions!

11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet? -

12. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

Depending on the amount of NFTs

13. Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

Communication and organization!

14. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

The money raised from my review:

10% - сharity
40% - to the artist of my review
50% - creating other reviews NFTs

15. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

The true art of NFT is the expression of the deep feelings of the body, the manifestation of its soul.

After 5 years: NFT – «Cinderella becomes a real princess, but deep down she can’t forget the smoke and hard work in the kitchen».

16 If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

A multi-layer cake, in different layers of which there are different presences. One of them is overcoming. The other is emotion. In the third - just beauty.

17.Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?

Thank NFT for an interesting and caring life.

1. Space name / team name:

ForeverLands

2. Name and email of primary contact:

Paulius Uza (aka Upheaver)

https://twitter.com/pauliusuza

[email protected]

3. Names of additional Space admins:

Simona Savastaite (https://twitter.com/SimonaSavas)

Aurelija Sukeviciute (https://twitter.com/skvyrla)

Arvis Koste (https://twitter.com/ArvisKoste)

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:

5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

Paulius Uza is a Lithuanian software engineer, entrepreneur, investor and artist residing in Greece.

For the past few years he has consulted a number of leading companies in the crypto space, including SuperRare, helping them improve on their product offering and technology aspects.

His first NFT (SuperRare #48) was minted back in early 2018 on SuperRare private beta and his works are featured in permanent crypto art collections (see: SuperRare’s first 100 tokens: How the era of multiple editions became a source of scarcity today – SuperRare Editorial).

In 2021, with a team of friends and art lovers, he launched ForeverLands - a unique crypto art collection experience, which invests the proceeds into crypto art to be given away to the participants of the project in a fractionalized form.

Project sold $1.5M worth of tokens - majority of this amount is allocated towards buying art and supporting artists!

ForeverLands has since partnered with SuperRare, Kolectiv, Sloika and Rarible to bring enhanced visibility to the artists in their collection and to introduce new artists into the NFT space via ForeverLands NFT Residency program which offers additional financial and technical support.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

https://twitter.com/foreverlandsxyz

https://twitter.com/nftresidency

7. Summary/manifesto of your Space (~500 words). What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

We represent a community of thousands of collectors who are part of ForeverLands, and this Space will be a continuation of the already fruitful partnership between ForeverLands and SuperRare which resulted in two new artists being onboarded to SuperRare via NFT Residency program over the past month:

NFT Residency offers the artists additional perks such as financial support to mint their tokens, initial minimum bid commitment and additional support provided by our partners.

The goal of our space is to seek out true talent in underrepresented categories and communities and introduce them to the NFT space, providing them with support to make their first sales and establish a community around their work.

We aim to find the next big NFT artist wherever and whoever they are. Even after the end of ForeverLands project the Space will live on and continue its mission to promote and support artists.

8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

The team has been curating and buying art for the ForeverLands collection since 2021 -

We are systematically tracking the work and career progress of over 100 artists in the space.

Our official collection contains over 50 works of art, with hundreds more still to be added:

https://opensea.io/foreverlands

9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:

Project’s founder, Upheaver, has significant experience in the NFT space, working behind the scenes on smart contract technology and as a successful artist - his works have been trending on Kolectiv, Rarible and widely known on SuperRare.

We are proud to have a vibrant and loyal community of thousands of art collectors passionate about what we do at ForeverLands. Just a few ways we will extend the posibilities of our Space:

  • Metaverse exhibitions in partnership with PangeaDAO and others

  • Physical exhibitions (within EU) of print versions of some of the artworks featured in our collection

  • Providing artists with opportunities via partnerships with auction houses and brands

We have also launched an editorial publication on Medium which features exclusive interviews with artists from our collection: https://editorial.foreverlands.xyz

10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

Yes! We are actively seeking out and talking with widely known and lesser known artists outside the NFT space, introducing them to concepts and helping them formulate their collections to match the audience of the platforms they would like to be featured on.

11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?

We have many artists in our vault (https://opensea.io/foreverlands) which would be happy to join SuperRare family via our Space.

12. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

Within a few weeks.

13. Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

We are looking to onboard a new artist every 1-2 weeks.

We offer our artists a unique multi platform promotion capability, a sizeable community of active art collectors who are closely following our primary investments, as well as constant support in terms of social media visibility. Auction strategy will be individually tailored to each artist’s needs and the type of work they produce. Our artist collections will have emphasis on quality, attention to detail and scarcity.

14. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

Primary: 15%

  • 85% Artist(s)

  • 10% ForeverLands Space

  • 5% SR DAO

Secondary: 15%

  • 10% Artist(s)

  • 2.5% ForeverLands Space

  • 2.5% SR DAO

15. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

NFTs are for the first time in history allowing millions of digital-native creators to store and sell their works of art in a way that makes sense to both the artist and the collector. It’s a revolutionary technology that is here to stay and give birth to the new digital renaissance.

16. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

A passion fruit Mojito with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva. It’s a blend of sophistication, freshness and passion!

17. Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?

Very shortly we will be launching additional fund-raising for ForeverLands focusing on several vertical communities:

  • $RARE, with all proceeds being used to buy art on SuperRare’s new marketplace using $RARE token

  • $ASH, with all proceeds being used to buy from #weacceptash collectors

  • A special vertical fundraise to support female artists

  • A 100% benefit charity auction to raise money for charity:water

  1. Space name / team name:
    theVERSEverse

  2. Name of primary contact:
    Kalen Iwamoto

  3. Names of additional Space admins:
    Kalen Iwamoto, Sasha Stiles, Ana Maria Caballero

  4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:
    kaleniwamoto, sashastiles, AnaMariaCaballero

  5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet and artist working at the intersection of text and technology. Her hybrid writings – which have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net – seek to decipher the hidden language of the dawning Novacene, using experiments with generative text, nonhuman intelligence and machine code to probe what it means to be human in a nearly post-human era. Sashastiles.com

Kalen Iwamoto is a conceptual crypto writer and artist based in France. Her work takes blockchain technology and crypto culture as its point of departure, and focuses on play and exploration to push the boundaries of the NFT medium. In March 2021, Kalen created the Crypto Writer discord, now a thriving community with 200+ members and counting. Working with a team of some of the most innovative crypto writers in the NFT space, she continues to promote NFT poetry and prose through workshops, writing sessions, weekly readings, interviews and panel talks on a variety of topics of interest to the community. Kalen-iwamoto.com

Ana Maria Caballero is a first-generation Colombian-American poet and writer. Her work seeks to rip the veil off of romanticized motherhood and question notions that present female sacrifice as a virtue. She’s received the Beverly International Prize for Literature, Colombia’s José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and been a runner up for the Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poems as digital art have been exhibited at Dreamverse and won a Playboy x Sevens Foundation Grant. anamariacaballero.com

Gisel Florez explores the ways in which we are interconnected in this space of existence using manual camera techniques & conceptual practice. Drawing upon traditional still & cinematic methods using a digital 4×5, she incorporates art with immutable technology on various platforms & blockchains. Founder of @OFFONGallery & Co-founder of WOCA (Women of Crypto Art).

James Yu is a writer, artist, and technologist. His work explores how technology mediates our everyday experiences. His stories are featured in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, VICE Magazine, and his AI generative art on hic et nunc and Foundation. He is also the creator of Sudowrite, the creative AI tool for writers.

  1. Website & Social Media Links:

Website: theverseverse.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theverseverse
Instagram: Login • Instagram

  1. Summary/manifesto of your Space. What is the unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

poem = work of art.

Founded by three women poets, theVERSEverse is a literary gallery where text is art, poetry is technology, and language has no limits. We are a curated platform where collectors discover poets, and poets discover the infinite potential of the Metaverse.

Our mission is threefold:

  1. We onboard acclaimed poets and pair their works with crypto native artists to create media-rich, immersive 1/1 works of art.
  2. We elevate the work of text-based artists already active in the NFT space.
  3. We explore the craft and creativity of generative text via our GenText series, collections that pair an artist, a poet and Sudowrite, an AI-powered writing tool, to create limited edition generative text blocks set against striking visuals. The first series was a collaboration between Gisel Florez and Sasha Stiles. Our current series is a collaboration between Ivona Tau and Ana Maria Caballero.

There is NO current dedicated poetry platform within the world of NFTs. We aim to lead the way forward by bringing together the most exciting crypto authors and text-based artists with widely-read, critically acclaimed traditional poets who will bring enthusiastic new audiences and collectors into the space.

We believe the poetic encounter is one of the most profound forms of communion between two minds — author and reader. We also believe new technologies such as blockchain, generative text and artificial imaginations can unlock unprecedented experiences in knowledge-sharing and linguistic experimentation, and deepen our human understanding.

theVERSEverse is where it comes together–

  • We represent the world’s leading crypto poets, and seek out emerging talent.
  • We connect writers, artists and creative technologists.
  • We amplify existing work by visionary writers.
  • We translate the printed page into cryptopoetry.
  • We commission new projects and collaborations.
  • We partner with leading curators and institutions to elevate blockchain poetry
  • We encourage conversations around the evolution of traditional publishing models.
  • We challenge pervasive stereotypes about the financial value of poetry and help poets sell their best work.
  1. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

In the months since our launch at NFT.NYC in November of 2021, we have been blown away by the support of the crypto community – due in large part to the reputations and friendships that our three co-founders have joyfully built in this space.

The members of our core team are the women behind some of crypto literature’s most exciting works to date, from Kalen’s conceptual hit “12” to Ana’s sold-out genesis series of media-rich spoken word poems to Sasha’s groundbreaking binary code translations and AI generative text experiments. Individually, we are passionate community-builders, artful curators, and literary thought-leaders, frequently invited to exhibit work as well as participate in conversations about the future of poetry and the role of women on the blockchain.

Collectively, we bring together our respective communities, networks and audiences in a diverse readership that is so much more than the sum of its parts. We humbly suggest there is no better team to build poetry’s home in the metaverse – and we are grateful that so many in this space agree, having already become contributors to, collectors of, or ambassadors for theVERSEverse.

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc.

Since launching less than three months ago, we have sold over 30 1/1 pieces. Our first GenText series is close to selling out and our second series has done well in sales.

During the month of April 2022, theVERSEverse will curate an exhibition at the Digital Francisco Carolinum, the metaverse home of the museum that hosted the historic Proof of Art exhibition in 2021.

We are also organizing a dedicated VERSEverse exhibition in Avant Galerie in Paris for Fall of 2022. This gallery represents such groundbreaking artists as Robbie Barrat and aurèce vettier.

Furthermore, we are in advanced talks with Bowery Poetry and Time Out Market in New York and The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach to organize live poetry readings and immersive spoken-word exhibitions.

Curators such as Linda Dounia and Jesse Damiani have confirmed that they will be curating special exhibitions for theVERSEverse in 2022. Furthermore, we are actively working with CADAF and Refraction Festival to include dedicated VERSEverse installations within their 2022 programming.

We are all confirmed speakers for NFT.NYC where we will present a panel on theVERSEverse’s work. Kalen plans to attend and speak at NFT Lisbon.

Individually, Kalen, Sasha, and Ana have sold poetry NFTs across a variety of platforms to major collectors including The Funny Guys, Mario Klingemann, Travis LeRoy, Silver Surfer, Jordan Lyall, Kevin Abosch, Fanny Lakoubay, Elsie Edicurial, Basileus, and others.

Sasha has collaborated with key new media curators (including IX.Shells/Itzel Yard, Sofia Garcia, Jess Conatser, Joanie Lemercier) and organizations (CADAF, DAM Paris, Infinite Objects, Times Square Arts) on commissioned works, special editions, virtual events and experiential installations. Her work has been exhibited in analog and digital realms including a solo show titled “Ars Poetica Cybernetica” at the ArtYard museum; on screens across France for Digital Art Month Paris; on the runway at New York Fashion Week; and on VR billboards in Times Square, NYC, for Virtual New Year’s Eve 2021, organized by One Times Square.

  1. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into the Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

theVERSEverse will be a diverse community, featuring works in different languages and collaborating with global artists at different stages of their artistic journeys. By its very nature, theVERSEverse seeks to present poems as works of art, opening up the definition of the latter to include new ways of engaging with written text.

Denise Duhamel
Recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Distinguished University Professor in the MFA program at Florida International University in Miami. Born and raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, poet Denise Duhamel earned a BFA at Emerson College and an MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She lived in New York City from 1985 until 1999.

Julie Marie Wade
Julie has received the Chicago Literary Award in Poetry, the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize, the Oscar Wilde Poetry Prize, the Literal Latte Nonfiction Award, two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, the American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize, the Arts & Letters Nonfiction Prize, the Thomas J. Hruska Nonfiction Prize, a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for feminist literature, the Spoon River Poetry Prize, the Glenna Luschei Prize (with Denise Duhamel) from Prairie Schooner, and 32 Pushcart Prize nominations.

David Hernandez
Born in Burbank, California, poet and young adult writer David Hernandez earned a BA at California State University-Long Beach. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Dear Sincerely (2016), Hoodwinked(2011), Always Danger (2006), and A House Waiting for Music (2003), as well as the young adult novels No More Us for You (2009) and Suckerpunch (2007). With humor and precision, Hernandez’s poems investigate the ordinary as it reckons with loss.

Kiki Petrosino
Poet Kiki Petrosino was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of an African American mother and an Italian American father. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Fort Red Border (2009), Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013), Witch Wife (2017), and White Blood: a Lyric of Virginia (2020).

Peter Mishler
Born and raised in New Jersey, Peter Mishler earned a BFA in literature from Emerson College and both an MS in English Education and an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. He is the author of Fludde (Sarabande Books, 2018), selected by Dean Young for the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. About Mishler’s poems David Ferry writes, “There’s a powerful moral imagination at work in Fludde, and its poems are darkly and passionately self-knowing about the consequences of how the childhood self is, as it grows, incorporated into the world around it.”

Marci Calabretta Cancio Bello
Poet Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello grew up in Ithaca, New York. She earned a BA at Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA at Florida International University, where she received a John S. and James L. Knight Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Prize.

Catherine Esposito
Catherine Esposito Prescott is the author of the chapbooks Maria Sings and The Living Ruin. Recent poems appear in Bellevue Literary Review, Gone Lawn, Green Mountains Review Online, Flyway, MiPOesias, NELLE, Pleiades, Poetry East, Southern Poetry Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, Stirring: A Literary Collection, as well as The Orison Anthology, and Grabbed: Writers Respond to Sexual Assault. Co-founder and editor in chief of SWWIM Every Day.

Franny Choi
https://www.frannychoi.com
Globally celebrated poet with an interest in all things cyborg.

Tracy Fuad
http://tracyfuad.com
Award-winning poet with a new book out on technological themes.

Campbell McGrath
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Cohen Award from Ploughshares literary journal, and a Pushcart Prize.

Richard Blanco
President Barack Obama selected Blanco in 2012 to serve as the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, following in the footsteps of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role, Blanco read “One Today,” an original poem he wrote for the occasion, at Obama’s inauguration ceremony on January 21, 2013.

  1. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with for this Space? Have they committed to participating yet?

The following crypto artists are already working with theVERSEverse:

  • aurèce vettier
  • Anna X Malina
  • Sarah Ridgley
  • Merchant Coppola
  • Christian Bok
  • Pierre Gervois
  • Ivona Tau
  • Linda Dounia
  • Layla Pizarro
  • Rose Jackson
  • Nathaniel Stern
  • Vanessa Coleman
  1. Please provide any additional details you can about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of exhibitions, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

Our curated collection will be updated frequently with new 1/1 editions. Each piece will be utterly unique, with scarcity driving demand. Where possible, we will tie this in with the poet’s publicity efforts in traditional media – e.g., coordinated to align with book launches, publishing conferences, appearances at major writing events and so on.

Our GenTexts drops will be released on either a quarterly cadence, in limited editions and priced more gently to engage with a broader audience.

Both 1/1s and GenText will be promoted via our weekly Twitter Spaces as well as via other social and IRL channels and through our advisor/guest curator networks.

  1. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

Our mission as a gallery is to empower poets creatively and financially. We price with this in mind, with a split between the gallery (20% after gas and related fees), the poet (78%) and the gallery’s advisor (2%). When a work is created by both poet + artist, we will split the total sale price to reflect this (39% to the poet and 39% to the artist).

  1. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

We believe that NFTs represent a fundamental shift in self-expression – a technology that empowers radical imagination and unlocks new realms of creativity and collective knowledge. As poets, we see the revolutionary potential of NFTs on a continuum from the origins of oral storytelling to the development of written language to the invention of the Gutenberg printing press – all steps that revolutionized our capacity to understand the world around us, and our ability to know ourselves.

Now, via text-based tokens, words leap off the printed page (cutting-edge tech in Gutenberg’s time) and into the ether, our new medium for thinking, linking, sharing, existing. At the same time, NFTs weave us together into highly networked communities and equitable collectives with potential to disrupt established power structures, toppling entrenched systems of thought and making game-changing innovation feasible.

It is impossible not to envision that blockchain technology will profoundly reshape what it means to be human, just as the arrival of printed books in the 15th century played a key role in the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, and the Age of Enlightenment, defining the modern human experience as we have known it.

The importance of storing poetry on the blockchain is the same as the benefit of storing poetry anywhere: poetry itself. But, beyond the basic utility of communal chronicling, poetry and the blockchain also have a shared connection to memory. Some might say that the blockchain stores facts, while poetry stores emotions, impressions. However, in truth, poetry stores culture itself—the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Bhagavad Gita, the Divine Comedy, the Shijing—all poems. Virgil was essentially commissioned by Rome to write the Aeneid so as to define a tried and true Roman. He modeled his hero after Ulysses but bestowed upon Aeneas one new key trait—that of duty to country. For the Romans, poetry told them who they ought to be.

You can read a biography of Oscar Wilde and imagine what his years in jail must’ve been like, or you can read “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” and know what he felt. Poetry is knowledge of other, which translates into knowledge of self.

NFTs have the power to infuse poetry with value, reenergizing their communal transactions.

  1. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

Our space is a shot of aguardiente, Colombia’s national liquor, whose name, literally, means “fire-water.” Yet, the drink itself is clear, neat, aromatic, and straightforward. At a lower proof than most other liquors, aguardiente can be consumed slow and long into the night, like a well-crafted text. Proof of patience, proof of poetry.

  1. Anything else you’d like the community to consider?

There’s never been a more exciting time for poetry. From Rupi Kaur to Amanda Gorman, words feel especially essential and inspiring in our current cultural moment. This is true also in the NFT space and is manifested in a growing market appetite for literary NFTs, as seen in examples of some poetry works selling for as much as $75,000 on platforms like Nifty Gateway. (Instagram Poet Sells NFT Poem for $75,000 1).

According to a 2018 study by the National Endowment for the Arts, the number of adults reading poetry grew by 76% between 2012 and 2017. What’s more, the percentage of poetry readers in the 18-24 demographic doubled over those same years.

As active members in the crypto writing movement, we have also witnessed a great influx of new talent into the space. All of this leaves us with no doubt that poetry, as an art form, will make big waves in the NFT world, and we are well-positioned to bring outstanding collections of poetry as art to SuperRare.

1. Space name / team name:

MONOLITH Gallery (aka Superniftyfan)

NOTE: Please use this exact title/name (including the capitalization, punctuation, etc.) when entering it into the token race entry on mirror.xyz. I used the name “Superniftyfan” in the Space Race #1, so I want to make sure voters make that connection. Also please use the following wallet ID for the token race entry: 0x3cd378C9B1cB5f147eBF1b2c2564118946AE4ba1

2. Name and email of primary contact:

Chikai Ohazama

3. Names of additional Space admins:

None. It’s just me.

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:

chikai https://superrare.com/chikai

5. Short bio of you and/or your team:

My name is Chikai Ohazama. I was one of the co-creators of Google Earth and this past year I dove head first into NFTs. I started by buying one NFT and then another and another. And with each purchase, I started to uncover one of the most incredible communities I have ever seen in my life. I quickly became an active collector, but honestly I just saw myself as merely a fan. A fan of art. A fan of artists. A fan who can’t believe he gets to hang out with all of these amazing brilliant people. And that’s it. That’s the core of why I’m here, I love the art. I love the artists.

And when you love something, you want to find ways to support it and help it succeed. So I took the skills I developed building and scaling Google Earth and put them to work. I built Superniftyfan, which began as a tool to help me organize the NFTs I wanted to buy and it has grown into a platform and a brand that I am using to help bring more visibility to more artists. It has spawned several projects like GMGN, which is a social network built for NFTs from the ground up (currently in private alpha), and MONOLITH Gallery, where I am reimagining what a gallery should look like and pushing forward the importance of curation within the NFT space (launching soon). The core idea behind MONOLITH Gallery is very well aligned with SuperRare Spaces, which is why I adopted this new name with my second entry into the Space Race. Superniftyfan also includes a merchandise store, rankings for upcoming categories, and many projects and collaborations with artists.

And for the moment, it’s just me. There is no team of people behind me. I’m doing all the coding, designing, social media, networking, deal making, collaboration, as well as all the dirty grungy work to make this all happen. Even though this is a lot of work, it has allowed me to be incredibly independent both in choosing what I do, but also in my role within the community. It has allowed me to have a much closer relationship with artists and support them in a way that I don’t think I could have done had I been part of a larger organization.

I have also grown into a community leader role, which I really did not expect. As I mentioned before, I started as a collector, but over the course of this past year, I’ve spent more and more time advising artists and working with other leaders in the community. I’ve also spent more time helping educate people and providing them with a better understanding of everything that is happening in the NFT world. I’ve started a Twitter Space called “NFT Coffee Break” where I spend an hour each week answering questions. I’ve started writing a weekly Twitter thread of the same name that is a “week in review” of all the major NFT news and events. It was never my intent to become a community leader, but I have grown into it organically. At first I didn’t really think much of it, but I’m starting to take it more seriously and I hope to be a vocal advocate for the values and principles that many of us believe in.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

https://supernifty.fan (website)

https://twitter.com/lifeofc (personal)

https://twitter.com/superniftyfan (superniftyfan)

7. Summary/manifesto of your Space (~500 words). What is your unique value prop / elevator pitch? What type of art will you focus on? How will your Space stand out among the crowd?

I am a champion for the unseen artists and the underappreciated art forms, the diamonds in the rough, the ones that sometimes aren’t the loudest voices on social media, and I want to give them the attention and respect they deserve. In order to accomplish this, I need to look where nobody else is looking. I need to reach out to artists that nobody else cares about. I need to look under the rocks where everybody else is too lazy to look. These are the artists I want to support, these are the artists I want to help shed more light upon.

But among those artists, there will be a few that will make a breakthrough in their work and they are the ones that I want to recognize and lift up with my SuperRare Space. I want to be the first person to tell that artist that they deserve to be in a top tier gallery and their work is worthy of its own exhibition. I want to be the first person to tell them that their art should be worth so much more than their current reserve price. And I want to show them this respect by inviting them to my SuperRare Space. The space will be highly curated. The space will be an exclusive group of artists. The art will be exceptional and it will lean towards up-and-coming art forms that have not yet reached the mainstream.

But these new artists will not only need attention and a platform to recognize the value of their art, but they will also need great mentorship from those that have blazed the path before them. So to that end, I will be inviting legendary artists into my SuperRare Space to help bring visibility but also their knowledge and experience to this exclusive community of artists. And in this wonderful new world of NFTs, who is new and who is legendary may not always be mutually exclusive. A legendary artist who has never minted an NFT could be invited into the space and so learning will be shared all around.

This is my vision for my SuperRare Space. I want to make the unseen seen. I want to bring together the old and the new. I want to bring together artists who have reached that next level of excellence and create a warm and supportive community that will lift up all parties involved.

8. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:

I think there is no better way to show my experience curating and promoting artwork than to give you concrete examples of each. NFTs are such a brand new medium that I believe it will take a brand new approach to find and promote artists, so much of what I’m going to highlight are experiments. They are not traditional approaches to art promotion, they are as much about seizing an opportunity as it is about creative brainstorming. But at its core, it’s about building trust and support from the community. Without that, no artist will work with you. No collector will listen to you.

My approach to curation and promotion has evolved a lot from when I started, especially since the first Space Race. In the beginning, I was very scrappy, using whatever resources I had to help bring visibility to artists.

I featured artists on the Superniftyfan homepage:

I did special collaborations with artists like the Superniftyfan Hero Series.

I used my Twitter profile banner and even did a fun profile photo to showcase art and artists.

And sometimes it wasn’t just artists that I highlighted, but also other collectors. I read a great interview of Bharat Krymo by Dave Krugman on his Allships blog and I loved a one-liner that Bharat said in the interview: “Fade the herd”. So with Bharat’s approval, I created a custom hoodie with his quote.

But as I mentioned, my approach to curation and promotion has evolved from this initial grass roots approach. The two key tools I use now are Twitter threads and Twitter Spaces. I’ve always written Twitter threads, but some of it has become more formalized by my recent “NFT Coffee Break” series. Twitter Spaces however has been a more recent addition for me. After Omar Z Robles invited me to one of his Spaces, I’ve slowly used it more and more as part of my interaction with the community. In addition to my weekly “NFT Coffee Break” Space where I do an “office hours” Q&A show, I’ve also been invited as a guest on other people’s Spaces as well as asked to host Spaces for artists who are dropping a new piece. I’ve hosted Spaces for the Metascapes launch, Joanne Hollings SuperRare genesis drop, Julia Sky’s SuperRare genesis drop, and Caitlin Cronenberg’s “The Endings” collection drop. I’ve been surprised how effective Spaces have become to promote and bring visibility to artists, so I’ve started to participate and use that medium more and more.

One other unique way I’ve promoted artists is creating trailers. I don’t use it often, but sometimes I’m so inspired by an artist and their work that I create a trailer expressing how much I love what they do. I think the first time I did this was with Billy Dinh.

But then more recently, I did it for Cait Cronenberg and her collection “Figure Studies”. I truly loved the collection and I wanted to help her get the last piece sold and so I created a trailer for it. In less than 24 hours, the piece got a bid and she was able to sell out the collection.

9. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:

I think the core of this question is to show that you have the network and the skills to sell art, which at the end of the day is the fundamental service that SuperRare provides and SuperRare Spaces will provide. But let’s first start with the question about networking with collectors. As I mentioned in my bio, I am a collector. It’s the role I started out with in the NFT world and I am still a very active collector. So being a collector, you naturally start to make friends with other collectors. I often reached out to more established collectors to get their advice and later it was with peers to share artworks and what we’ve learned. But collectors and artists are not mutually exclusive, you may identify yourself as one or the other, but many participate as both. I’m more of a collector, but I have minted some NFTs, though most have been collaborations with other artists. So in that sense, my network of artists is also a network of collectors. And all of this came from just being part of the community. If you are inquisitive and friendly, it is not hard to meet great artists and collectors in the NFT world. I’ve been so surprised by how warm and welcoming the community has been. I could not be more thankful for all the friendships I’ve made. So the network is there, the key is how to use it properly and effectively.

When I first started getting into NFTs, I had no previous experience or career in the art world. So how do you learn to “sell art” when you start out with nothing? I wasn’t a whale and so I couldn’t buy my way into it. It was just me, my laptop, and a little bit of ETH. If you were selling art in the physical world, you would probably need to rent a space and set up a gallery of some sort, on top of cultivating relationships with artists and operational things like processing payments. In the NFT world, you don’t need any of that. The ERC721 smart contract has pretty much everything you need to start selling art and there are numerous NFT platforms to help you set that up. But that also means that artists don’t really need anybody else when they want to sell their art and that has been a large part of the value and power of NFTs. It has totally cut out the middleman. So how do you learn to “sell art” in the NFT world?

I did it for free. I did it without even asking the artist about it beforehand. I’d just find an artist I truly loved and started tweeting about why I loved them. And that’s how I started. Initially I focused on collections and my goal was to do whatever I could to get that collection to sell out. It was sort of a test to see if I could make it happen and had the ability to “sell art”.

I did it with Michelle Viljoen’s “From The Other Side” collection by writing an in depth thread about her collection and it sold out just one day later.

I did it with Tom Quan’s “Shapes of Japan” collection by simply asking questions about his work and it sold out a few days later.

I do not in any way claim to be the sole reason that these collections sold out, but I do believe I was a catalyst. I began to have enough successes that artists started reaching out to me for advice and help. And so I offered to help some of those artists promote their collections. I did my first Superniftyfan logo feature and top featured section take over with Tommy Quak and his collection “NYC (for Louis Vuitton)”, plus did a custom t-shirt that I sold in the Superniftyfan store. The collection sold out the next day.

I worked with Tony Sellen and his “White Lines” collection and offered a free t-shirt with the “White Lines #1” on it if it sold out. It sold out 8 hours later.

And you’ll notice with all of these, I focused on a very specific segment of the market and in this case it was photography collections, which were just starting to pick up at the time. It allowed me to learn that market well enough to understand how to navigate it and put more successes under my belt than I would have if I were too broad in my scope.

But I also continued to pick artists out of the blue and tweet about how much I loved them with no notice to the artist, especially if they were in categories I had not really established myself in and if the category seemed to have latent potential.

One example of this is Trippy Headz, which was 100 hand painted abstract portraits. I can’t remember how I came across them, but I bought a few and did a long thread on why I loved each one that I bought. I featured them on the top featured section of Superniftyfan and continued to tweet about them. I even predicted that the collection would sell out in 24 hours and then it actually did sell out in 24 hours.

I’ve also done numerous collaborations with artists, where usually I had a crazy idea for a project and then I’d get an artist to sign on to do it with me. My very first one was with George Williams and it was called “Portrait of a Collector”. You can read about the full details of the project in my blog post. There were 10 pieces and we launched each one, one by one, and they all got bids in less than 24 hours. The pinnacle of this series was when we sold the one I was planning on keeping for myself for 43 ETH.


https://foundation.app/@chikai/~/51816

Another collaboration I’ve done was with the incredible painter Tania Rivilis and it is probably one of the best examples of how I would work with an artist to promote their art and manage it towards a successful sale. She originally came to me asking for feedback on an idea and as we started talking about it, the idea evolved into an even bigger idea that we were both very excited about. I offered to collaborate with her on the project, sort of like I did with George Williams, and she immediately agreed. The next thing I know, she was sending me photos of all the materials she had just bought for the project.

Tania is an incredible painter and it is just stunning how fast she works. She went from idea to finishing 36 separate portraits in just 3 weeks. And as the project progressed it went from a collaboration to more of a curator/artist relationship. She just took our idea by the horns and rode it to completion. I helped to develop the release and pricing strategy and I worked with her to promote the project. So in the end it was actually a nice practice run for how I might manage artists in my SuperRare Space. The project was called “We The Punks” composed of 36 portraits and it sold out in two hours.


https://opensea.io/collection/we-the-punks

So it’s not a traditional path of learning how to sell art, but I’ve definitely learned it by the seat of my pants in this fast moving world of NFTs.

10. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?

If I understand this correctly, the key part of this question is “new”, where “new” is referring to artists who have not yet minted an NFT and are not yet in the CryptoArt space.

I have two specific artists in mind. They are world class artists in their respective fields and they are close personal friends. I have talked to them and they have both agreed to participate in my Space if I were to receive one.

Benny Gold


https://www.bennygold.com/

Benny Gold is a legendary street wear designer. He started with just a sticker of a paper airplane and the words “Stay Gold” and built it into a global brand. He has done collaborations with Nike, Jansport, designed the original HUF logo, and worked with brands like Supreme. Benny and I have been talking about NFTs for a while and how to do his first NFT, so this was a perfect opportunity and I’m very thankful that he agreed to participate.

Julie Chang


https://www.juliewchang.com/

Julie Chang is an extraordinary contemporary artist. She uses intricately woven patterns and images to create beautiful works of art that have so many layers of meaning and symbolism. One of the most public displays of her work is the Grand Hall terrazzo floor of the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. It spans 20,000 square feet and it is truly stunning to see. I’ve always wanted to work with her on a project and so I asked her if she would be willing to participate in my SuperRare Space if I were to get one. She instantly said yes. I had to make sure she understood what I asked, but she is one of those incredible people who will jump in head first into something new, half knowing what it is, just because you are right there with her jumping in.

11. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?

It’s always very humbling to ask people for a favor, especially in large numbers, which is what I had to do to pull together a respectable roster of crypto-artists to work with me for this Space. I asked those I had a long standing relationship with, across a wide range of artists both in terms of their style as well as their careers.

And I must say I was blown away by the response. I could not be more grateful to the following artists who agreed to participate.

Reuben Wu, Caitlin Cronenberg, Omar Z Robles, Brandon Lillibridge, Rizacan Kumas, George Williams, Tania Rivilis, Selay Karasu, Daria Antypenko, Natalie Shau, Local Machine, Rik Oostenbroek, Alberto Seveso, Arnaud Montagard, Christophe Tritz

12. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?

Reuben Wu, Caitlin Cronenberg, and Omar Z Robles all have incredible depth in their personal catalogs to bring together an exhibition fairly quickly. But I’d still like to give them at least a few weeks to a month to prepare. Reuben and I have been chatting for a while on what we could do, so I imagine that will come together fairly quickly.

Selay Karasu and I have been collaborating on a piece together for a while and we had planned to drop it in my SuperRare Space if I had won in Space Race #1. I think this one would come together pretty quickly too.

Tania Rivilis, Daria Antypenko, and Natalie Shau are all incredibly prolific. Tania painted 36 pieces in 3 weeks. Daria created the beautiful GMGN logo in less than a day. Natalie is always minting new works on multiple platforms. I can’t predict at this moment what their timeline would be, but I would not be surprised if they could be ready in less than a month with either work they already have in process or new work that they may want to do.

13. Please provide any additional details about how you plan to operate this Space; e.g. cadence of releases, auction strategy, number of artworks, other ideas for promoting your art and artists, etc.

My thinking around the operation of my Space has evolved quite a bit since Space Race #1 both in terms of the mechanics, but more importantly the philosophy behind it. I have come to believe that curation will be a critical component in keeping the NFT ecosystem healthy as it faces tremendous growth in this coming year. Curation needs to be valued, it needs to be compensated, and it needs to happen at scale. Curation is often equated with gatekeeping because that’s the way it worked in the traditional art world. But in this new world of NFTs, I think we have the opportunity to redefine it as advocacy.

I think SuperRare was very prescient in launching Spaces back in August 2021 both in terms of decentralizing curation on their platform but also in establishing the idea that curators should be paid by being able to take a commission. The SuperRare Space immediately connected with me in a deep way and I was instantly on board from the moment they said go. At first I was just excited to participate, but now I have a more focused mission in mind for my participation.

I want to show that it is possible to win a Space as an independent person. I want to show you can be successful running a Space as an independent person. I want to show it can be very lucrative running a Space as an independent person. By showing all of these things, I want people to realize that they can do it too, just on their own and they don’t need to be a big gallery or a whale to succeed. Curation needs to scale from where it is now and even from where SuperRare has leaped ahead to. MONOLITH Gallery has ambitions along these lines and will be making steps towards democratizing curation. But first people need to value it and we need a success story that seems attainable by most. My hope is that my SuperRare Space will be one of those first success stories that will show others that they can do it too.

As for the mechanics of operating the Space, the key evolution since Space Race #1 is the creation of MONOLITH Gallery. It was partially inspired by SuperRare Spaces (and the SuperRare Monolith at Art Basel!) but it is reimagining what a gallery space should look like and pushing forward curation by democratizing access and finding innovative ways of making it expansive versus restrictive. MONOLITH Gallery is meant to be more of a museum versus a personal gallery. It will have multiple “halls” for exhibiting work and it will not just be exhibiting work from my SuperRare Space, but it will be exhibiting work from anywhere and from anyone. The core concept and functionality is still continuing to evolve, but I hope it will help people rethink how to approach curation, exhibiting art, and selling art.

As for cadence, auction strategy, and number of artworks, what I’ve found from working very closely with many different artists is that those elements need to be in service of the art and the artist and not the other way around. Keeping that in mind, I imagine I will still try to keep some kind of consistent framework for MONOLITH Gallery as a whole. In addition, I will try to play to the strengths of the SuperRare platform and be mindful of the collector community surrounding it. Given the “halls” structure of MONOLITH Gallery, I plan to utilize a computer science concept called instruction pipelining, which is a technique for implementing instruction-level parallelism within a single processor (i.e me!). The basic idea is that each step of exhibiting and selling art pieces can be staggered in parallel, so that I can manage several artist exhibitions at the same time.

14. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?

My plan is to follow SuperRare’s lead and keep the default 10% commission rate that was mentioned with the updated fee structure in the SuperRare 2.0 announcement. I like it because the take home amount for the artist remains the same whether they list on the main SuperRare site or in the SupeRrare Space. Also given that Superniftyfan (i.e. myself) runs incredibly lean, it will hopefully be enough to keep my efforts at least sustainable if not growing.

15. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?

NFTs have opened up a global market for the incredible work of artists who have long been ignored. It has put artists in the driver’s seat and allowed them to take control of their future. I also think that NFTs have in a weird way created this new kind of “social network” that forms strong bonds and intimacy between the artist and the collector, the likes we have never seen before. I would have never anticipated that a cryptocurrency could create such a wonderful and supportive community, yet it truly has.

In five years, I expect to see at least a couple downturns in the NFT market and with each downturn there will be a purge of those who were just in it for the money and the quality NFTs will remain. This will only increase the overall value of NFTs and therefore bring in more participants into the ecosystem after each downturn. I also think there will be a change in the values of the average consumer with a strong shift towards digital assets. I think the majority of people will care more about their digital identity than their physical identity, and NFTs will be the dominant way to express this new identity. To meet this demand, I think NFTs will evolve into a new form. Avatars and virtual spaces are what people currently think will be the future. I predict it will not be any of these, but something totally different and unexpected. The metaverse will be a real place where people hang out and to Mark Zuckeberg’s chagrin it will not be owned by Facebook or any other company for that matter. It will be owned by everyone.

16. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

Omakase

“The phrase omakase, literally ‘I leave it up to you’, is most commonly used when dining at Japanese restaurants where the customer leaves it up to the chef to select and serve seasonal specialties… Customers ordering omakase style expect the chef to be innovative and surprising in selecting dishes, and the meal can be likened to an artistic performance.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omakase

This dish speaks to my Japanese heritage. Both of my parents are from Japan and they immigrated to the US before I was born. It is a common story I hear amongst artists, many are immigrants, or children of immigrants. One person I know grew up in Russia and is now living in Germany. Another had parents who were from Bangladesh, grew up in London, but now lives in Japan. Another grew up in France, but now lives in the US. It speaks to how international everybody is in the NFT community and it is often a mix of multiple countries. Omakase speaks to the highly curated nature of the SuperRare Space I want to develop, just like the sushi chef chooses the best fish of the season to present to the customer and sometimes it’s not even fish but something totally unexpected. It is also a dish that is one of the highest forms of Japanese cuisine, speaking to the focus on quality, while the Japanese component speaks to the focus on specific art forms that may currently be underappreciated and overlooked as omakase once was in the food world. I think this dish is the perfect choice for a highly curated SuperRare Space and it has deep personal connections to myself. Omakase is also my absolute favorite food and is often what I have for my birthday dinner every year.

17. Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?

The strongest voice I can offer for my consideration for a Superrare Space are those from the community. I asked for recommendations from artists and colleagues who I have worked with and they were generous with their time to write some kind words in my support.

I was first introduced to Chikai in a tweet he posted showing an NFT he acquired of mine, displayed on an impressive array of screens. I was surprised and flattered. We didn’t actually converse until a little later when I DMed him asking his opinion on my pricing strategy after he had posted a thread. I knew from the beginning that he was a powerful ally, and a real advocate for artists. Since then, we have kept in touch, we discuss ideas, and we have talked about possible plans for the future. I strongly recommend him for Superrare Spaces and know it will be a valuable partnership!

Reuben Wu

The one thing we value in Web3 above all else is community. There is nobody who better exemplifies the idea than Chikai. His sincere desire to connect, support, nurture and help is unmatched by any other collector I have connected with. He is generous with his time and knowledge, and has been my greatest cheerleader in all aspects of my NFT career thus far. In addition to being a friend to artists, he also has impeccable taste, which is clear when you view his collection. I can only imagine the beauty that will exist within Chikai’s SuperRare Space, and I will be thrilled to be featured among the other artists he will feature.

Caitlin Cronenberg

Chikai is a personable and canny art fan/enthusiast and collector. His keen eye for beautiful art in the NFT space combined with a genuinely warming and inquisitive character are magnetic. He’s an invaluable member of the NFT community and understandably held in the highest regard by those who connect with him, and rightly so. I personally found him empathetic and refreshing to chat to, and am truly honoured to have crossed his path. I couldn’t think of a better choice of curator for a SuperRare space.

Our chance connection via Marishca Becker’s retweet led to the single most exciting, fun and inspiring collab I’ve had the pleasure to work on in my career as both a traditional and digital artist. It was a true highlight in not only my artistic career but life in general, and it’s all thanks to Chikai’s ideas and inspiration,. To see this explosive energy in a curatorial form through SuperRare spaces would be incredible!

I’m indebted to know Chikai and amazed by the enthusiasm and support he brings to the community.

George Williams

Name a more supportive and involved community collector than Chikai - I’ll wait. It’s admirable that he humbly started by simply sharing what he loved. It reminded me of my own conservation journey and how we are naturally drawn to protect the places we love so it’s nice to see this organic passion overflow into a curator’s world. His curiosity and inquisitiveness strengthen the bond with artists and transforms him from a collector to a true fan! I support Chikai’s application to host a SuperRare Space even more after seeing his proposed lineup including legendary Reuben Wu and Rizacan Kumas and am curious to discover who else he has under his wing.

Gabriella Morton

Chikai is such a great guy! The passion, drive, and support this man has is everything this community needs. I have big love and appreciation for Chikai as he’s shown tons of support for me and many other great artists who truly deserve it, and his GMGN platform is very well done and a genius idea! A hard working and very likable person that I would be honored to mint my work in a Space of his…hats off to Chikai!

Brandon Lillibridge

Chikai is a visionary in the art of curation. He sees curation as an art and a tool—a way to empower creators and see art in ways that inspire. Superniftyfan and Monolith gallery are just two examples of his dedication and innovation in the web3 space. Chikai should win the Space Race: his vision, dedication, and innovation are so desperately needed in the curation world.

Pastel Papi

In this space I’ve met only a handful of people who truly embody the sense of community and selflessness. Chikai Ohazama is definitely at the top of that list. I’m honored to count him as one of my collectors but our relationship in this space began way before he collected any of my works. He takes time to listen to artists and colleges in the spirit to building tools for the betterment of the marketplace. I fully support this new initiative of his to provide a space within the SuperRare platform for artists from underrepresented communities.

Omar Z Robles

Chikai is a beacon in the NFT community, and I feel fortunate to have connected with him. His love of art, curation, and community focus permeate through all his actions. He has invested time into building products, collections, and relationships in the NFT community that truly stand out. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of a SuperRare Space than Chikai.

Local Machine

Chikai is always one of the first people I talk to when I am sharing new work or new concepts - he has such a strong eye and ability to build a community of support around artists in a genuine and affable way.

Marc Hemeon

Chikai proposed to me a collaboration and I gladly accepted as I found it a very interesting and even fun way to expose my art. The whole process went smoothly and despite my language limitations, Chikai made it easy for me to bring it all to a successful conclusion quickly. My two works were sold almost instantly and that gave me great satisfaction on an artistic and personal level. Chikai would be the right person to impeccably manage a platform in Superrare.

Ada Crow

Chikai is definitely one of the brightest stars in the NFT sky. I don’t know anyone who puts so much love and effort into their projects to advance the community. Countless collaborations and friendships have been created through his talent to recognize the special and bring us together. He is a supporter, friend and mentor and I am sure he will make many uncut diamonds shine.

Beka Gwarliani

Being very fresh to the NFT world can be a very overwhelming experience, especially as it’s nothing like the traditional art world I am used to. But I am fortunate enough to have met Chikai through my friend Reuben Wu. Chikai helped explain certain aspects of the space, laid out the best practices, answered all the questions we had, and even helped promote our genesis collaborative series - A Tribute of What is Always Present w/ Arnaud Montagard. He is one of the most helpful people in the space - especially for artists entering it, which makes him one of the most important in my eyes.

Dino Kužnik

I met Chikai at the very beginning of my career and he was my first multiple collector. He is very caring to artists and one of the most important person in our community. Chikai always amazed me with his thoughtful approach to everything including people he cares about. He’s always wants to help this industry and make something new for all of us, to make some unideal things working better, for example Superniftyfan where you can storage all your favorite NFT. So he’s not only support artists with purchasing art and kind words, that always cheering up, but he really do amazing global stuff for all of us and help our community grow. He’s loyal support already change lives of many artists and mine as well. I am proud to know him and be a part of his beautiful collection.

Daria Antypenko

Chikai is the first collector I connected with, and that’s through him that I discover how human and kind could be the artist/collector relationship. He’s a huge support for me and many other artists!

Christophe Tritz

When I started NFTs, I reached out to many collectors in the NFT Twitter community for advice. Chikai was one of the few who graciously replied and offered his time to check out my work and answer any questions I had. He is a collector with a sharp eye, is active in the community, and all around good guy who supports emerging artists.

Tommy Kwak

Chikai is an amazing collector and a person - kind, friendly, supportive! He inspires and gives wise advices, he guides new NFT artists and supports them. I’m very thankful to Chikai and I’m lucky and proud to have my NFTs in his collection. I actually started my real NFT path after reading Chikai’s tweet that inspired me to create something unusual for me (a traditional artist) and to start being a real NFT artist!

Tania_Rivilis

I love the way Chikai promotes artists and puts them in the spotlight in an honest and humble way. He really takes the time to promote, to talk to artists and he is putting much energy in his own platform too. Simply super community minded with a good spirit.

Rik Oostenbroek

I met Chikai on Twitter, after discovering his unique NFT photography collection.

Later I was lucky to have my pieces in his collection as well. But I want to recommend him not because he collected my works, but because of what roles he plays in the NFT community. I really love how meticulous his approach to collecting is and how he introduces photography and art collections to the public.

His input and guidance is really helpful not only to NFT artists, but I am sure to many collectors as well. The NFT world may seem chaotic and difficult to navigate both for seasoned and beginner collectors, but Chikai brings some structure and curation to it, which is really needed in my opinion. And it is quite unique what he is doing with Superniftyfan.

Natalie Shau

Having to meet Chikai over the NFT community has been one of the greatest surprise I’ve encountered with. Such a great inspiration and a pioneer for the whole world with a humble personality; always supporting those around and directing artists such as myself to pursue their ambitions and dreams without any expectations in return is something absolutely rare to come across with. During our creation process, I had the opportunity and the privilege to get to know him closer and pick his brain while seeing his approach and point of view. He is the kind of a leader who not only respects and encourages your process but smoothly and respectfully guides you through the course of creating.

Selay Karasu

Chikai is one of the most active and supportive influencers in the space that I know of - always collecting, curating, and collaborating with artists big and small. He’s one of the community figures who genuinely cares about pushing the people and the space forward, and does so with skin in the game. I recently collaborated with him on a small project and would love to work with him again.

Michael Yeung

What can I say about Chikai? Well he is one of the brightest and most supportive person I know in the NFT space. As far as I know, being a collector requires a set of skills like being an artist and Chikai has all of it. His collection is amazing, full of beautiful and carefully chosen artworks. Beside collecting he finds creative ways to move this space even further into success and support new and already successful artists even more. I would confidently recommend Chikai for SuperRare space and I’m sure that he will be one of the most valuable members in the SuperRare community.

Hakinar

Chikai has become an integral part of the NFT and art community. His passion, enthusiasm and support of other artists is utterly infectious and highly valued by many. I absolutely see Chikai and SuperRare spaces as a perfect fit.

Tom Quan

Chikai has been a big supporter, investor, and leader in the NFT space with his brand Superniftyfan. He’s definitely helped me many times with his knowledge and guidance throughout my journey so far as a photography in the NFT space. I would highly recommend allow Chikai to have his own SuperRare Space to continue to promote, support, and share the work of other artists.

Billy Dinh

I met Chikai on Twitter and as a collector of one of my NFTs. A really nice and open person to the art world. I was very happy when he asked me if I would like to participate in a little project. The collaboration was wonderful. I can imagine that he will bring a valuable contribution to art and the NFT world with his vision and next projects.

Sutthiwat Dechakamphu (TheRafa_Arts)

Chikai is one of the most supportive people in NFT’s. He is always happy to give feedback and suggestions, not only on artwork but marketing it too. He created Superniftyfan for us artists, and it’s a great tool. I really hope I get to work with Chikai again, everything he does is a class above.

Tony Sellen

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1.The SuperRare Space Team

:cherries: MintFace

  1. The People

MintFace - Founder

mintface.eth
[email protected]
https://superrare.com/mintface

Katherine Roan - Community Manager
@katherine_roan
roanas.eth

  1. Bio

MintFace is the founder and lead instructor of the NFT Digital Artist Economy workshop.

2021 - MintFace featured 150+ artists across generative, lens-based, illustration and 1/1s art genres.

2022 - MintFace published the book ‘Minted’ featured almost 100 artists who minted their work in 2021.

2017 - 2020 MintFace was previously CEO of BusinessNZ’s Kiwi Trademark ‘JPEG’ for use on high value export products to the world.

  1. Links

mintface.xyz - curated artist features.

mintedbook.com - Minted book.

geodeticmoments.com - personal minted art collection of 100 photographs

  1. The MintFace Space

The SuperRare Space will deliver a curated area for new work produced by the 100 artists selected for the Minted book.

The curation strategy of MintFace will be applied to the MintFace SuperRare Space:

:cherries: artist has a unique worldview or perspective on why they create.
:watermelon: artist has already sold digital artwork as an NFT.
:mango: artist is an active member of the NFT community on Twitter.

Aesthetic will focus on three areas, namely 2022 mints of generative, 1/1s and lens based art.

  1. Curation Experience

MintFace has been working with artists in NFTs since April 2021 and has a Twitter following and email distribution list of almost 10,000 artists, collectors and NFT degens.

MintFace is the primary art curator for Punk6529’s digital galleries. As part of the assignment, MintFace is the first point of contact for collectors and artists to place works into OnCyber galleries owned by Punk6529.

MintFace also curates and provides critique for artists in the Digital Artist Economy workshops.

  1. The Artist Plan

Yes. All artists that are selected for the Digital Artist Economy workshop would be eligible to be appraised for a potential showing in the MintFace SuperRare Gallery.

35 of the almost 100 artists in the Minted book have confirmed they wish to participate.

  1. The first exhibition launch date

31st March 2022.

  1. MintFace Space Operational Summary

Currently the cadence of releases are two new artists per week through MintFace.xyz. This cadence would continue with the added potential of building in new features for artists including auction setups and closer integration for collection launches for Digital Artist Economy workshop alumni.

  1. Commission Rates

Open to advice from SuperRare on this and working with the artists who are participating.

  1. The Future of CryptoArt and NFTs

The technology creates autonomy of art production without censorship or the temptation to formulate art the bends to the will of intermediaries. Art truly is free here.

14.If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?

LOVE this question. The MintFace Space is the Sanderson Bar in London. More relaxed than the Ivy, more congenial than Tower 42… yet you feel you have arrived somewhere special…but you can’t exactly place your finger on why. Ambience permeates the space :slight_smile:

  1. Additional Community Considerations

MintFace was the voice and the platform in 2021 and we will continue this in 2022.

Artists have arrived and now its our collective job to lift up those who are committed to their craft… and in parallel build a fairer, more equitable and more transparent way to introduce artists to collectors and vice versa.

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