Space Race #3 [April '22]

Welcome to Space Race #3! :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 submission, 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’ve been waiting for the Race to resume! First draft proposal. I’d love any feedback. I know there are some areas that need strengthening, and I’m working those. Please let me know any thoughts good, or otherwise, and thank you for taking the time to review it… Adam




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Hello World!
We are artists from Ukraine and have now war since February 24 and we need help of all NFT community, as Ukraine need humanitarian assistance at this time. Because of Russian attack on our country, hundreds and thousands people die every day. Please consider our application as soon as possible - we hope you can help us and art will save the world again!

1/ Space name / team name:
Stronger Together DAO

2/ Name and email of primary contact:

ArtZebs Gallery (Vladimir Gulich, Nastya Loyko):
[email protected]
[email protected]

3/ Names of additional Space admins:
Iaroslav Kostenko, Dmitry Nechepurenko

4/ SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:
@zebbler
@yuramiron
+artzebs

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

Artzebs Gallery is a collective of artists founded in 1998. The initiator of the group was artist Volodymyr Gulich. Among the members of the group at different times were artists and musicians: Andriy Stegura, Madjahs, Hennadiy Kozub, Viktor Pokydanets, Vika Begalska. Now Vladimir Gulich, Nastya Loyko, VJ Yarkus constantly work in ArtZebs group. ArtZebs works a lot with different media: painting, murals, gesso, installation, video mapping, laser projection, generative content and thus embodies and develops ideas of expression in contemporary art.
The members of the group declare the unity of art with modernity and the principles of mutual assistance in the integral system of the Universe. The combination of urban architecture, music, and digital video technologies creates unique artistic content – digital paintings, generative videos, and more.
ArtZebs takes as its starting point the artists studio – internal work on the generation and implementation of artistic expression, its documentation.
Combining creative space and commercial space, artists get a platform to create and demonstrate their practice and resonate in public space and at the same time reflect on what all the changes that are happening in society and the world right now mean. There is a multidisciplinary art practice, and it attracts , says artist Volodymyr Gulich, the Artzebs art group has collected a collection of works: paintings, photos, objects, video art, video installations created for art projects such as: Where are the vines lead? , expeditions Kuyalnik and Papadokia , the symposium of contemporary art Biruchy .
We are now continuing to explore the interactions between classical and modern art media. Active participant NFT movement.

6/ Website & Social Media Links:

https://linktr.ee/StrongerTogetherDAO
https://artzebs.com/
https://linktr.ee/ArtZebs

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?

Stronger Together DAO is social cultural initiative that uses blockchain and decentralization as an island of freedom and justice, where it is impossible to substitute facts and concepts. Fake stories have no place in chain of metahistory!
Cryptoart is our synergy, which will make history a source of truth and resource for charitable foundations fighting against war for peace, for preservation of nature and planet Earth, for freedom and brotherhood of people! The creators of DAO, Ukrainian media artists, call on contemporary digital artists and collectors to join forces in support of peace in Ukraine at this difficult time!

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

For successful communication in the art market, we rely on interaction with museums of contemporary art - as guarantors of the quality of our work in the eyes of collectors and the art community. Representing our art in museums and cultural centers, we establish relationships with their partners, collectors, make friends and sell works.

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

Since 2006, the Artzebs group has curated and held the international symposium of contemporary art “Biryuchiy” campari art. During this time, about 400 artists participated in the symposium, more than 50 exhibitions and art projects were held in the cities of Ukraine, as well as in Montenegro, Turkey, Austria , in Poland. Our group is also involved in the promotion of digital art and 3d mapping. In recent years, we have tried to participate in all major digital art forums.

Projects with participation Group Artzebs:
2008-2021 Participation, organization together with the Union of Researchers of Contemporary Art, Symposium of Contemporary Art Biryuchy.

2022 Domance – the World‘s first 360 immersive NFT Dome exhibition
2022 Collider NFT Exhibition - Openning 1-st Digital Art Gallery in Ukraine, Kyiv
2021 Transcarpatia residence, Dofa-foundation, Kyiv – Uzhhorod
2021 Art Basel Miami - SearchLight Art Exhibition
2021 NFT.NYC Exhibition - New York
2021 First Ukrainian Biennale of Digital Art, Artery, Kyiv
2021 Miami Bitcoin Conference Crypto Art Exhibition
2021 Genesis Crypto Art Exhibit on Virgin Islands Jam Fest
2019 Kyiv Art Week – projection on the Cathedral of St. Nicholas
2019 ARTEFACT Chernobyl33 Media Art Exhibition (Ukraine, Kiev)
2019 Burning Man, USA
2019 Land fair, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv Ukraine
2018 One-minute video mapping competition, 2nd place Japan
2017 Berlin Festival of Light. Bellevue Palace
2017 LPM, mapping Artzebs performance, winner, Amsterdam
2017 Papadokia. Expedition. Artifacts Educatorium, Kyiv
2016 River - the sea for V. Gulich video Zaporizhia Art Museum
2015 Aid for Haydarpasha station Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Lavra Coast Gallery, Kyiv Ukraine
2015- 016 I: O Helikon Art residence, Turkey
2014 International Symposium of Contemporary Art “Occupied by Art” Ukrainian project Artzebs Demonstration Hall of the National Art Gallery of Ternopil, Yermilov Center, Kharkiv
2013 International Symposium "Where are the vines? Mikhailovsky Ravelin Sevastopol
2012 In search of the Artzebs Museum, a former art museum in Yalta
2012 Art Arsenal, special project Biryuchy, Kyiv
2011 Variations Biruchy, Institute of Contemporary Art, Kyiv
2010 2nd Odessa Biennale, Odessa
2010 Kuyalnyk Expedition - Endangered Species, Odessa
2008 ESF Ultrashort Meter Festival, Moscow
2008 In the framework of the project Squirrel and Arrow Vladimir Gulich, Zaporozhye
2008 Art-Kyiv 2008 participant as a gallery.
2008 Terra Futura Festival, photo, video, Kherson
1998 8 Zebs NSHU Zaporozhye

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

Marsel Onisko - https://www.facebook.com/marsel.onisko
Sergey Bratkov - https://www.facebook.com/serg.brat.3
Serhii Dubovets - https://www.facebook.com/serhii.dubovets
Vika Begalska - https://www.facebook.com/begalska
Adriana Kuruch - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014586253743
Ksenia Hnylytska - https://www.facebook.com/ksenia.hnylytska
Nikita Kravtsov - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000732325704

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

Zebbler - https://superrare.com/zebbler
Yura Miron - https://superrare.com/yuramiron/creations
EVM ART - https://linktr.ee/EuroVideoMapping
Erich Caparas - https://www.instagram.com/erich.caparas/
ArtZebs - https://linktr.ee/ArtZebs
(we are also currently negotiating with top crypto art artists)

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

During the week. Our artists are already making works for virtual space exhibition. We want to help Ukrainian people as soon as possible in the struggle for their free life!

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.

Stronger Together DAO Space is doing exhibitions, both real and virtual world. Super Rare spaces would be a great place for our rotation of thoughtfully curated shows to provide the most popular marketplace for new collectors. The space would help us reach the ultimate goal of inter-realm art collector audiences.
For the last year we have launched two art residence, participated in 7 NFT art exhibitions, opened first digital art gallery in Ukraine. We plan to continue at this rate, hosting 2-3 “mega-exhibition” each year comprised of 50 artworks, and 4-6 smaller digital art exhibitions which exists both in a physical art gallery and a virtual meta gallery and can be viewed.

We also cooperate with crypto and NFT communities and enlisted their support:

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

Commission rates will be structured as followed (+ SuperRare comission):

Primary sales:
70% - Philanthropic foundations for save peace and nature .
20% - Artist Royalty.
10% - Stronger Together DAO Comission to promote art and gallery .

Secondary Sales:
10% - Artist Royalty.
90% - Collector.

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?

NFT has revolutionized digital art in terms of copyright and resale – now artist and collector are protected at a blockchain level in a decentralized network. The relationship between creator and collector has reached a new level. Now, with help of DAO and smart contracts, it is possible to unite efforts of artists, curators, seo, administrators and gallery owners and give the collector a full range of services in field of promotion, peer review and support for digital art.
At the moment, we are in the process of forming a global future NFT community, where collector and artist establish strong friendly ties for many years to come. Blockchain is currently one of the most promising and justified technologies that allows the creator to automatically receive deserved royalties from sales. This is a commercial field in which there is no place for deceit and understatement. An automated smart contract clearly allocates rights and ownership among community members and can truly provide the artist with the means to exist and create new works of art. The collector can be a real fan of the artist and can invest in the development of the world’s digital art in this direction. We see the CryptoArt space expanding into all industries and found among everyday physical spaces. It is only a matter of time before this technology is mainstreamed and adopted by mainstream audience. Our goal is to promote development of crypto art technology and digital art, while providing an opportunity for the development of social society in a humane way through charity in support of peace and human values ​​in harmony with nature.

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

Contemporary art in this is, in our opinion, a quick change of dishes and cocktails. At the moment we need a “Molotov Cocktail” or, as they say in Ukraine now, “Bander Smoothie” :wink:

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

Now we urgently need help of CryptoArt Community in fight against war. Please consider our application as soon as possible - we hope you can help us and art will save the world!

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  1. Space name / team name: Art.is Photography

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

  3. Names of additional Space admins: [email protected]

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

  5. Short bio of you and/or your team: We are a team of 4 people with extensive experience in the Web3 and art space. The team is made up of 2 drop directors, one creative director and one marketing manager. The founder, Nicholas Kovacich, is a young Italian entrepreneur with a Web3 and luxury/art background. He started his web3 career as an analyst at IPwe, a company that revolves around transacting IP through NFTs. He then transitioned into the luxury space, joining the New Technologies team at German luxury brand Montblanc and developing the first NFT project for the brand. He has then worked as a consultant for multiple other luxury brand and artists aiming at entering the Web3 space. While working as Project Analyst at luxury NFTs platform, Exclusible, Nicholas founded Art.is Photography. He immediately secured deals with the worldwide known Italian photographers such as Oliviero Toscani, Settimio Benedusi and Valerio Bispuri, as well as famous Web2 artists, such as one-line artist Nasr. With Art.is he aims at introducing such artists to the Web3 space.

  6. Website & Social Media Links:

Our founder, Nicholas Kovacich:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholakovacich/

Our website: www.artisnfts.com

  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?

We aim at being the first photography-based Space on Superrare. The photography NFT market is at its initial stages of growth despite being one of the most promising segments, given its digital nature. Additionally, there is a substantial lack of high-quality photography platforms that focus on significant photographic collections, high-quality collections. Art.is Photography, on Superrare, will stand out for the quality of artworks that we will introduce to the space, thanks to the premium partnerships we have secured already with many worldwide famous photographers.

  1. Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:
    Our team manages the collections’ creation, promotion and sale end-to-end. Our founders have developed successful NFT collections for major luxury brands, artists and other companies.

  2. Describe you/your team’s experience organizing exhibitions, making art sales, running auctions, networking with collectors, etc:
    As we are a Web3 first company, we have developed exhibitions mostly in different Metaverses, such as Spatial.io, Oncyber.io, etc. Our founder has extensive relations with collectors in the Web3 space as well as with other art-based platforms he has collaborated with.

  3. Are there new artists you’d like to bring into your Space in the first six months? What is your relationship to them?
    We currently have closed deals and are ready to launch in our Space the following artists:

  1. Are there any artists already in the CryptoArt space that you are planning to work with? Have they committed to participating yet?
    We have extensive relations with Crypto artists such as Mattia Pannoni, Parin Heidari and mostly minor Italian artists, who are open to collaborations with our photographers.

  2. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?
    We have a full NFT collection developed for each of the first 3 artists we will onboard. The collections are digital representation of some of the most famous physical collections of the photographers. The collections are ready to launch as soon as possible.

  3. 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.
    Our current collections are structured in the following way:
    Oliviero Toscani (100 pieces)
    Settimio Benedusi (60 pieces)
    Valerio Bispuri (25 pieces)

We plan to release three collections per months, depending on the flexibility of our photographers. We believe in long-term partnership with our photographers, who are committed to release multiple collections in the long-term. We will develop our social media profile and we always assign a NFT social media consultant to our photographers in order to align their storytelling and content with what is required in the NFT space. Mostly through Twitter.

  1. How do you plan to structure commission rates for the artists who release in your Space?
    We have a fixed commission fee that ranges from 10 to 20% of primary sales and 2.5% on secondary sales. We don’t have upfront costs.

  2. To you, what is the importance of NFTs as a medium/technology? Where do you see the NFT and CryptoArt space in five years?
    Our founder truly believes in the power of NFTs in the long-term. In the next 5 years every brand, artists, musician will have its own NFT collection as a way to promote its brand, commercialize its IP but especially create a community of fans/collectors. Additionally, we firmly believe that NFTs are and will be the product of the Metaverse. Once the idea of spending time in a digital reality, even if limited to certain areas of entertainment, education and work, we will transact an increasing number of digital assets, which must be NFTs.

  3. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?
    We truly believe in the potential of the Italian art/photography space as we are a team of Italians who are witnessing the initial stages of growth of the Italian NFT Market. We would definitely be a pizza. Pizza is representative of Italy, its iconic, but especially simple and yet intense. We aim at being iconic on Superrare, represent and promote Italian art and photography, as well as raising significantly the standard for photography NFTs, with simple, yet high-qualitative and profound collections.

  4. Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?
    We are a young company, but we are growing rapidly as we all have one common aim. Promoting the NFT space in Italy through the quality of its art and talent.

Here you can find the link to our proposal decks for the first three collections we will launch.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lkQnUaYxj-IVlUtgUHlUYsfqE1hOCK_F?usp=sharing


Oliviero Toscani - Razza Umana

Valerio Bispuri - Paco

Settimio Benedusi - I Sea You

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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:

Digital painter and art director, I’ve been deeply impressed by the social events that have happened in 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.

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6. Website & Social Media Links:

Chile Con Carne:
Twitter
Instagram

Epifania de Gracia:
Twitter
Instagram

Donatelly:
Twitter
Instagram

BER:
Twitter
Instagram
Website

OONA:
Twitter
Instagram

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?

Historically Chile Con Carne was cooked to celebrate victory in battle. Aztecs prepared tomatoes and chiles, the meat was to be the flesh of the conquistadors. Our story is all about that: Flesh and Resistance! Voting for Chile Con Carne is voting for a dissident space, where erotism, womanhood and diversity will be highlighted.

You are looking to collect unconventional NFTs, you need help to find subversive creators ?
You no longer feel identified by what appears on your feed, but you still are starving for meaningful carnal art ? You should order some Chile Con Carne!

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.
The NFT market, as the traditional art market before it, is a 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 society.

  • Chile Con Carne will be the first space open to Dignity, Pride, Flesh and Love.

  • We are self managed and self organized artists and curators, we are the Chili Queens!

  • 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.

Dignity

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.

  • Everyday we spotlight artists on our Twitter & Instagram. We have our own special way to do it: we grant Chilis :hot_pepper::hot_pepper::hot_pepper:. It has been such a nice experience of curation, we have met so many great creators and we achieved to connect many of them with collectors able to understand their radicalness, nothing is better than receiving an email thanking us because we helped to sell or buy an artwork!

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  • 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 festivals, 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. We are also speaking with the amazing artists Felipe Soto and Matías Mingo, both very close friends of Donatelly and with MAGNETISMO, a visual artist from Buenos Aires.

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

Instagram
Collection

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

Instagram
Just For Fund

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  • MAGNETISMO is a digital oil painter who enjoys representing the visual aesthetic found on social media giving them a traditional touch through her digital brushes.

Twitter
Instagram

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

Cccepifania

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.

DONATELLY

Cccdonatelly

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.

BER

Cccber

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.

OONA

Cccoona

Portfolio

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.

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

We should be able to launch within four weeks, we have prepared ourselves since the last Space Race and we are almost ready to surprise you!

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.
  • We are working hard to integrate Chile Con Carne 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%

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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!

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 Texan!). We pretend to be 1000 times more spicy, to go deep into your guts, to stir them up and make them bleed if necessary!

We are spicy

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

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The Kevin Page Ai-NFT Gallery Proposal

Name and email of primary contact:

Kevin Page, [email protected]

Names of additional Space admins:

None.

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

Short bio:

Kevin Page is an NFT artist and curator with a special interest in Ai Art. He has sold over 200 NFTs on multiple platforms and is the Founder of Ai-NFT Consortium (a regular Twitter Spaces show about Ai art) and the Founding Festival Director of Known_Ai NFT Film Festival. In addition to NFT art, Kevin has been a professional film and television actor for over 30 years and has appeared in such classics as ROBOCOP, SEINFELD, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, BABYLON 5, WISHBONE and DALLAS. IMDB link: Kevin Page - IMDb. He is also a published author and professional filmmaker. He will be speaking on “Ai Filmmaking in the NFT Environment” at the 2022 NFT.NYC.

Website & Social Media Links:

Twitter: @KevinWPage, Discord name: kevinpage#1458, LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwpage/, www.KevinPage.com,

Summary/manifesto of your Space.

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The Kevin Page Ai-NFT Art Gallery focuses exclusively on NFT art that has been generated or enhanced by the use of artificial intelligence (Ai) technology.

Ai-generated and Ai-assisted film projects have exploded with the expansive growth of the NFT marketplace. New technological advancements are being delivered at an accelerated rate due, in part, to the NFT market providing financial support for the artists utilizing this new technology in creative and unique ways (the output is then minted as NFTs). This cohesion of forces has spawned a new form of filmed entertainment product, called the “Ai micro-length film,” that is both an emerging form of communication and storytelling as well as distributable NFT content on the blockchain. Ai artists are working with still images too, creating incredibly detailed and wildly unlikely digital paintings of epic scale using an ever-evolving tool set. Other forms of Ai art that are currently burgeoning in the NFT space include: Ai-generated text, poetry, and narrative writing as well as music and song composition and production.

(This is Ai Film--by NFT Artist @KevinWPage - YouTube)

(Known Ai Film Fest Video Trailer #1 - YouTube)

Super Rare already has a number of significant Ai artists on its platform, but a dedicated gallery space that would curate and promote Ai-ONLY art shows would help attract a larger audience of both collectors and qualified artists to view Super Rare as THE Ai art platform of choice (while capturing a significant portion of this rapidly evolving “creative sub-space” of the NFT market).

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

I am the Founder of PhotoTXcetera, an IRL art photography festival that ran regionally in Texas from 2012 to 2014. I am also the Ai Art Ambassador for the Known Origin platform, where I curate the platform’s Ai art selections on a monthly basis. I am also the Founding Director of the Known_Ai NFT Film Festival, the world’s first juried film festival focusing exclusively on Ai film projects (drops May 6th). I am the Founder and star of Ai-NFT Consortium, a bi-weekly Twitter Spaces that discusses Ai art and Ai art technology. I am a well-regarded Ai artist in my own right and have done Ai art collab projects with some of the top artists in the space (See: “Ai Art from the Uncanny Valley” on KO for a number of good examples). I am considered one of the top community leaders in the Ai NFT art space.

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

As I said above, I am the Founding Director of an art photography festival (irl). I also was a gallery owner in Dallas, Texas, for many years (Kevin Page 3D Gallery, on Dragon Street). I have sold my irl pointillist art works, both directly to collectors and through art dealers, and hold 4 US patents on the processes I use to create my paintings. I have sold over 200 of my own NFT artworks, I am very comfortable interacting with collectors, and I will be speaking on Ai-NFT Film at this year’s NFT.NYC (which is the kind of networking opportunity I would like to leverage as I promote the Kevin Page Ai-NFT Art Gallery). And, with over 300 NFTs of my own, I AM a collector and a growing thought-leader on that side of the market.

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

I am a major community leader in both the Ai art and the NFT space in general. I am in the process of on-boarding 30+ Ai-NFT artists at KO (and I continue to refine my list of world-class Ai artists). I will bring with me an entire stable of the top Ai artists (video, digital painting, and audio) in the world, fully vetted and ready to mint.

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

I am effectively known by everyone active in the Ai-NFT space (and quite a few other NFT-places as well). I am unaware of anyone in the Ai art community that would not be motivated and excited to join me on a project of this scope at Super Rare (although slots will be very limited in my program because I only support the very BEST). Outside of that, I’ve done over 30 NFT collabs with other artists in the space (including Octavio Irving, a brilliant Super Rare artist!).

(Ai Art From the Uncanny Valley Art Show PROMO #1 - YouTube)

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

One month after gallery creation we will drop our first show. We will need that month to create marketing materials, curate and promote show. (I would like to time this first opening with NFT-NYC if that can be worked out). I plan to primarily use artists outside the current Super Rare family, on a show-by-show basis, and mint their work as a collab through the gallery account. This will give the gallery access to the highest quality Ai art that is currently available while maintaining strict quality control and a rotating stable of artists from around the world.

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 like to launch the gallery with a full-scale press release announcing the gallery opening and Super Rare’s commitment to the Ai art category the week before NFT-NYC; taking advantage of that momentum as there will be other promotions running at the same time. I am hoping this will yield some interview opportunities (possibly television?) that can then be cycled through social channels to promote the gallery and it’s slate of Ai-based art shows. I have nearly 20,000 engaged Twitter followers.

I would plan on doing full-scale Ai art shows about every two months. Most of my collaborative shows have been between a dozen and 20 NFT artworks and are fully produced with marketing assets, video trailers, Twitter Spaces, etc. I would be interested in integrating with your marketing team to co-produce official Super Rare Spaces (to promote Ai art), and written features for the website as appropriate. I also own a couple of properties in the Metaverse that I may build out as a virtual gallery space to support openings for the Super Rare shows.

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

Generally, if I am directly collabing with the other artist on creating the work, it is a 50/50 split. If I am producing the show (and marketing and promoting and paying minting fees, etc.), I ask between 10-20%. With the Super Rare fee at 5%, my max for show curation and promotion will typically be 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?

I have no idea where the NFT Community will be in five years. But, I DO think NFTs are an important medium, at this point in history, precisely because they have organized the underlying digital ownership infrastructure which made it possible for artists to get paid for their unique digitally-native art works. This is what underlies the entire NFT Community. And THAT has launched the next great art movement (like Impressionism or Cubism or Pop Art…) that our grandchildren will read about in their art history video implants: The Great NFT Art Movement of the 21st Century!

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

It would be an entire meal from Mizuna, North Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado, (Chef Frank Bonanno’s evening tasting menu…always different). Why? If you have ever eaten there…you would know.

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

I work here full-time. In the NFT space. I take what I do seriously. I have built my NFT business based on my own work as a digital artist and not my pre-NFT life and accomplishments. I have an extensive irl art background, including owning a physical art gallery in Dallas, TX, but I am making this proposal based on my NFT experience. My reputation is for integrity and intellectual rigor (yes, even in the NFT space!), and I’m a damned funny guy. LFG!

1. Space name / team name:

IRCA

2. Name and email of primary contact:

Julia Kochetkova

[email protected]

[email protected]

3. Names of additional Space admins:

Sophie Shendel

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

@grebenshyo

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

Our team consists of 2 people, not counting our authors and project partners. Yulia Kochetkova is the founder, general producer and inspirer of the project, and Sofia Schendel is the co-founder, CEO and marketing strategist.

Sofia has been successfully developing in marketing for 2 years. During this time, she managed to work with the ACCOR international hotel chain, with a large Russian industrial company. She adapts perfectly to trends, her style is spontaneous marketing. She has been in the CryptoArt for more than a two years.

Yulia has been working in culture and art since 2007, starting as a cinema manager, then engaged in the creation of creative concepts and the implementation of cultural projects.

The largest and most resonant of them was the cultural center "Open Film Studio “Lendoс” (https://lendocstudio.com/) based on the St. Petersburg Documentary film studio. The project was implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg and is still continuing its work.

In 2014, she initiated a project to digitize the audio archive of the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio.

The general partner is the “Presidential Library named after B. N. Yeltsin”, with the assistance of the “Main Research Computing Center”, a disc was recorded together: “Sounds of the Passing Era”, the project was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in the Russian Pavilion 2014. (http://www.ntv.ru/novosti/978937/).

From 2014 to 2016, she was engaged in PR and promotion of the “Art Muse Gallery” (https://artmuza.spb.ru/) in St. Petersburg, during these years, many personal and joint exhibitions of contemporary artists of St. Petersburg were held.

Later, she began to engage in advertising and promotion as a producer and organizer and worked with such well-known brands as BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Adamant Holding, Takko Fashion, Outlet Village Pulkovo.

In parallel with cultural projects, Yulia was engaged in the organization of movie production as a manager and producer: Feature/Film “New miracle" (2020), 2018 – TV series “False flag”, 2017 – TV series “Superfluous”, 2012 - TV series “Wolf Island”, 2010 – 2011 – TV series “Surveillance”, 2010 – F/F “White Guard”, 2009 – TV series “Breathe with me”, 2008 – TV series “The Word to a woman”, 2008 – F/F “Dau”, 2007 - F/F “Paper Soldier” (winner of the Venice Festival 2008; awards: “Silver Lion” and “OZELLA” award) directed by A. German Jr.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

https://twitter.com/irca_project

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?

Our goal is to create a unique art community in which we will unite authors and brands, support and accumulate cultural and charitable projects, as well as create a large collection of Independent Rare Contemporary Art.

We will focus on the works of those creators whose creativity is close to us in spirit and ideologically. We do not set any limits and restrictions in the way of self-expression for authors. Works of art can be in any format: digital, generative art, painting, sculpture, cinema, music, etc. For us, the semantic message is more important - the very soul of creative work.

Our project is outside of politics and social frameworks. We interpret art as the highest degree of creation, through which we transmit eternal values: peace, beauty, love and compassion. With the help of our authors, we want to preserve these values and pass them on to future generations.

We make a careful selection of authors and are personally familiar with each of them. We have been cooperating with some of them for many years and have organized many IRL exhibitions and events with their participation. Also we are focused on cooperation with various brands, with their support, we will quickly earn and develop a good reputation in the crypto art market.

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

We use several strategies to promote the work. The first is collaborations with brands. We have a successful offline project with Red Bull and our artist Katya Krasnaya. In May 2022, we planned to launch a charity NFT auction dedicated to the international race. The main part of the proceeds was to go to the fund to help people with spinal injuries. Unfortunately, due to the military actions in Ukraine, the race was canceled and the project had to be suspended indefinitely. But there are still a number of brands in our arsenal that we want to collaborate with our artists.

The second strategy is social networks and communities. We are already promoting our artists on Twitter, Instagram and Telegram. We can confidently say that we understand the principles of promoting the works of our artists on different platforms.

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

Team’s experience organizing exhibitions:

From 2012 to 2014, exhibitions and creative meetings with artists of St. Petersburg were organized in the "Open Film Studio “Lendoc”.

From 2014 to 2016 - in the gallery “Art Muse” were organized many personal and joint exhibitions of contemporary artists of St. Petersburg.

Artists of our community have participated in such exhibitions as:

“Free Form”, “Nevsky 8” Art Centre, St. Petersburg , 2013;

«Loneliness & Fun», Loft Project Etagi, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2014;

"Krasnaya/Krasnaya " QI Nevsky, 8 ,St. Petersburg, 2014;

“Soft Discovery”, Erarta Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2014;

“Russian Neon”, Erarta Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014;

“Showcase” loft project Floors, St. Petersburg, 2014;

“STARTinART” , K35 Gallery, Moscow 2014;

“Your Personal World”, Akeksey Sergienko Gallery, St. Petersburg, 2013;

“Persistence of Memory” , Loft project Floors, St. Petersburg, 2015;

“Guess who” , QI Nevsky Gallery 8, 2015 St. Petersburg, 2015.

“Manifest. Pulse-2” Manege, 2015, Saint Petersburg;

“Art-prospect” 2015.

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

Ivan Tuzov Login • Instagram

Pavel Brat Login • Instagram

Viktor Kudryashov Login • Instagram

HOODGRAFFTEAM Login • Instagram

«Art-Confession» http://artconfession.ru/

Maya.S https://twitter.com/Maya_S

iGBA https://twitter.com/igbaart

Daniel Rubinshtein https://twitter.com/Dn_Rubinshtein

Maxim Zhestkov https://twitter.com/maximzhestkov

Daria Prostova https://twitter.com/otkudanebo

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

https://twitter.com/Babarobot_

https://twitter.com/grebenshi

https://twitter.com/lizasulaa

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

For a week

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.

Our goal is to create a decentralized organization in which each of its members, curator or author, has the right to propose ideas for promoting and attracting public attention to our activities. Each of our authors has its own rather extensive audience in the social network. Networks, their fans and collectors, who, following their idols, will join the ranks of connoisseurs and collectors of crypto art. We believe that using the resource of each individual author, as well as the resource of the team, we will be able to attract a large number of IRL audiences to this environment.

We plan to hold both personal and joint exhibitions of our authors, participate in cultural events and biennales, create collaborations with well-known brands and hold charity auctions.

We also plan to post information about our projects and advertise in well-known public sites on the topic of NFT:

1.Telegram: Contact @nft_trend_ru

2.Telegram: Contact @vonft

3.Telegram: Contact @b_i_t

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

5% - SuperRare commission.

10% - Support of charitable projects.

10% - promotion of «IRCA PROJECT».

75% - Author’s royalty.

Secondary Sales:

3% - «IRCA PROJECT» team royalty.

7% - Author’s royalty.

90% - Collector.

«Collaborations and auctions» will depend on personal arrangements and project goals.

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?

NFT is an innovative technology of the present and the future. This is a new irrevocable stage in the development of art. A new way to show people what has been hidden from them for many years or even centuries. NFT unites millions of creative people, giving them the opportunity to express themselves freely.

One of the world’s oldest auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s have joined the ranks of those who actively use NFT as part of their repertoire. Can there be any doubts about the future of digital art?

With the help of a unique digital signature that cannot be forged or changed thanks to the blockchain, NFT is the first who was able to solve one of the important problems — ownership \ copyright.

In 5 years, NFT will no longer be a chaotic and capricious child. He will grow up and gain clarity in his mind, learn how to change people’s mindset and culturally educate them. Crypto Art will be appreciated and respected. And companies like ours will contribute to this in every possible way, attracting more and more talented people to their community. Exhibitions and collaborations with brands will gain special significance in the digital art space.

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

Our Space won’t be a cocktail or a dish. It’ll be a molecular cuisine consisting of many bizarre forms with unusual content.

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

We have our own position that separates politics and art. Today’s culture reduces the role of art to existence within the parameters of “promotion” or “denial” of ideologies. A critical approach to such a statement of the question can make it possible to redeem the primacy of the function of art, exposing all the defects of the existing discourse and giving a real assessment of the surrounding environment.

1.Space name / team name:

Unframed Gallery

2.Name and email of primary contact:

Alfie Thomas

[email protected]

3.Names of additional Space admins:

Alexandr Martynov

Luke Gledhill

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

@alfieunframed

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

Unframed Gallery is an art collective focused on migrating traditional paintings onto the blockchain. We have partnered with prolific Ukrainian artist Vadym Mykhalchuk to sell his life’s work of paintings.

6.Website & Social Media Links:

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?

Each painting is an exclusive one of one from Ukrainian artist Vadym Mykhalchuk.

The collection consists of Vadym’s life work (630 original paintings), with a style evolving over 30 years throughout: Cubism, Realism, Abstract and Pop Art.

Vadym is currently trapped in Kiev. Refusing to leave his home (and studio filled with all his paintings). Holed up with a bottle of whiskey and his life’s work, he has stated that he’d rather see his work go up in flames than see it seized by an invading force.

Considering that it is now declared treason to move any asset from the country during this time of war, Vadym’s words have inspired an idea.

We will be selling each of his original paintings as 1 of 1 NFTs. Once each one is sold, Vadym will then film himself burning the original painting. That video will then be airdropped to the new owner of the Digital Artwork as a second NFT, not only providing more value to the individual’s collection, but also proving that this digital version of the painting is now the only one in existence.

75% of ALL revenue from the collection will be donated directly to World Kitchen Collective who are feeding refugees who have been displaced from the crisis.

See here for the full collection. Dropbox - Catalog_Vadym.pdf - Simplify your life

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

Alfie Thomas - Team Lead on Boy George’s first NFT Collection “CryptoQueenz” & Creative Director for film funding NFT platform ‘moviecoin.com’.

Alexandr Martynov - Private Art collector & financier.

Vadym Mykhalchuk - Artist, accredited collector and art critic.

Luke Gledhill - Founder of “Just Down the Road” agency and Marketing Director of Unframed Gallery.

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

Between us, the team has:

  • Designed and managed algorithmic NFT drops.
  • Marketed Gallery Spaces.

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

Vadym Mykhalchuk - exclusive relationship for his entire life’s work.

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

Vadym.

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

Immediately.

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.

Currently, we are considering a Dutch Auction starting at 3ETH and dropping 0.1ETH every 3 minutes until sold out. This allows the market to find its own price whilst holding the value of the actual paintings which are valued up to $14,000 each.

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

75% Donated to the Ukraine Crisis.

25% Split between the Artist & the dev team.

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?

For the types of artists and artworks we work with, we see this being a premium service for physical displays of digital and physical artwork (projectors, screens etc.) as well as the NFTs acting as deeds to the original physicals. Which would have been the plan for Vadym had it not been declared treason to remove the assets from Ukraine.

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

Before the war, we may have said a Moscow Mule.

Perhaps now it’s best to go with a Chicken Kiev :wink:

We are a Ukrainian project through and through, with our artist and financier both from Kiev. We have been working very hard to help get families (both personal and unknown) out of the war zone. This project would be our grand climax!

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

World Kitchen Collective (who will be receiving the donation) have been on the ground feeding refugees since the beginning of the crises. Should this collection sell out at 3ETH, we would be providing the cause with $4.4million of funding.

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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/

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Fahey/Klein Gallery

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is a Fine Art Photography gallery located in Los Angeles, California. 148 N La Brea Ave, Los Ángeles, California, Estados Unidos 90036

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

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Miles Aldridge - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

‘Miles sees a colour coordinated, graphically pure, hard-edged reality.’ - David Lynch Miles Aldridge rose to prominence in the mid-nineties with his arresting, highly stylised photographs with references to film noir, art history and pop culture…

Janette Beckman

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Janette Beckman - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

British-born photographer Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for publications such as The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers and…

Billy and Hells

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Billy & Hells - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

“Billy & Hells” is the pseudonym for the creative duo comprised of Berlin based photographers Anke Linz and Andreas Oettinger. The photographers met in the mid-1980s and shortly after, began collaborating creatively. Since 1995, the two have…

Amanda Charchian

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Amanda Charchian - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

Amanda Charchian (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1988) creates work with a feminine sensuality that celebrates the erotically charged. Amanda earned a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010, and has been featured in publications such as New York…

Nadia Lee Cohen

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Nadia Lee Cohen - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

Nadia Lee Cohen is a photographer, filmmaker and self-portrait artist. Heavily inspired by cinema, Americana and Britain particularly in the 1960’s and 70’s, her photographs and films are veritable visions of saturated, surreal…

Nick Cope

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Nicholas Cope - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

Both with varying backgrounds in photography and design Nicholas Cope and Dustin Arnold met through a commercial project in 2007 and began their first collaboration in October of 2009. Each working beyond their respective discipline they…

Lauren Greenfield

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

Paul Jasmin

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Paul Jasmin - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

Paul Jasmin has had a long career as a fashion and art photographer. He was born in Helena, Montana and in 1954 left to begin an amazing journey that would take him to Paris, Morocco, New York and eventually “the city of dreams”, Los Angeles. Paul…

Vincent Laforet

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Vincent Laforet - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

Vincent, a three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, is a director and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling. In addition…

Gerd Ludwig

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Chris Makos

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

Frank Ockenfels III

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Frank Ockenfels 3 - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

As a highly visual astute and rapid observer of the world around him, photographer Frank Ockenfels 3 takes in an abundance of images that serve as artistic stimuli for his creative mind. A process of collision, collusion and collaboration is the…

Brendan Pattengale

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Brendan Pattengale - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

A Los Angeles native, Brendan Pattengale is a photographer with a painter’s eye for color and composition. Pattengale is constantly in pursuit of broader horizons, seemingly untouched territories, explosive vastness and depths allowed by unraveling…

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Norman Seeff

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Ernest Withers

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Ernest C. Withers - Artists - Fahey Klein Gallery

Ernest C. Withers (August 7, 1922 – October 15, 2007) was an African-American photojournalist. He is best known for capturing over 60 years of African American history in the segregated South, with iconic images of…

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.

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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 am an artist, art lecturer, art writer, curator and art consultant. As an artist I’ve enjoyed 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. Over the last three years I have also consulted for galleries and auction houses and written about contemporary art for newspapers and magazines. I am very much part of the traditional art world, but last year I joined SuperRare as an artist and curator of featured group shows.

Website & Social Media Links:

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-rook-abaa8936/?originalSubdomain=uk 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?

I understand that not even the most celebrated traditional contemporary artists would necessarily be successful in making the switch to a digitally native format. Or immediately produce work of any real significance or interest. But I am interested in working with artists (whether emerging or established) whose art I respect, who have a thoughtful practise away from the world of digital art, and who are looking to make links across the genres. I believe that these artists will make an incredibly valuable long-term contribution to NFTs, and how they are seen in the future. 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 conceptually thoughtful to SuperRare and there is a real excitement amongst them for this to be 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 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 four 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 many of those NFTs, as well as 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 legitimize 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 four shows that I curated on SuperRare will continue to work with me in a new space. Those shows were:
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SuperRare | NFT Art | NFT Art Marketplace | Digital Art
SuperRare | NFT Art | NFT Art Marketplace | Digital Art

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

Ansel Krut
@anselkrut
Ansel Krut - Artist - Saatchi Gallery 1

Andy Holden
@andy_holden
Tate
Andy Holden born 1982 | Tate
Artist page for Andy Holden (born 1982)

Elizabeth Magill
Instagram @elizabethxmagill
https://elizabethmagill.com

Damien Meade
Instagram @damien_meade
Life at the BSR – 13 Jun 18

June Mostra 2018 / Meet the artists… Damien Meade
As we approach the June Mostra, our third exhibition of this academic year, we will be publishing a series of blogs taking a closer look at the individual practices of our seven resident artists. O…

Justin Mortimer
@justinmortimer
Contemporary Art Issue - Platform, Publisher & Gallery on Contemporary Art – 12 May 21

An Interview with Justin Mortimer: The Artist as a Junkie – CAI
The Artist as a Junkie Justin Mortimer (born in 1970 in Cosford, the United Kingdom, residing and working in London, the United Kingdom) is a contemporary painter best known for his surreal oil paintings, often large in scale, marked by darkness and…

Barry Reigate
@breigate71
Barry Reigate - Artist - Saatchi Gallery 1

Lottie Stoddart
@lottiestoddart

Phoebe Unwin

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

If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?
The fifth SuperRare blackbird show is already being planned and the work created. The show will be ready to launch in June 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 four 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 don’t know. The plan is to invite intelligent and thoughtful artists and to ask them to create what they can in this strange new kitchen.

Anything else you’d like the community to consider?
I’d just like to repeat that I think what the artists that Blackbird would bring over from the traditional art world would contribute, would be invaluable to the long-term health of NFTs. As newcomers, perhaps unfamiliar with the software and the tools, they would deconstruct and unpick the familiar tropes of digital art. With the freedom to curate as required, Blackbird could bring great depth and criticality to the platform.

1. Space name / team name:

2. Name and email of primary contact:
Doris Yan
[email protected]
[email protected]

3. Names of additional Space admins:
Wang Meng, Chen Yuan, Ellie Fan, KouSou

4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space:
@atomic_visual dodorunoir, wangmeng, narcissus_fan, motomoto_x

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

  • We are a digital artists collective based in Shanghai, China, with over ten years of experience in practicing and exploring new media art, audio-visual art, music, and motion imagery that we create and curate. Our artworks thus far have primarily focused on stage multimedia, theater, and video installations. We look forward to extending our aesthetic sense of the multidimensional art experience to the CryptoArt field. We believe NFTs shine a new path for digital artists like us, enabling us to create unique values for our artists and collectors.

  • We are a 15-person boutique creative team that includes illustrators, graphic designers, animators, and curators. The core members of our team have extensive backgrounds in visual art and music. Here are short bios of our two founders:

    -Wang Meng is an avant-garde visual artist in China and co-founder of atomic visual studio. His works span video, music, installation art, animation, multimedia stage visuals, painting, and design. Wang Meng started VJing for many leading Chinese underground bands and independent musicians in 2010. His bold, unique visual style soon garnered the attention of the mainstream market. His live audio-visual performances with electronic musician SHAO titled “The Shape of Sound” and “Doppler Shift” led to him being invited to several well-known festivals across the globe, such as Worldtronics Festival (DE), Electron Festival (SZ), Cidade Preocupada Festival (PT), Festival Tokyo (JP), SXSW 2018 (US), Oz Asia (AUS), among others. Wang Meng’s representative animated film work, “Back To The Future,” was exhibited in the Jelly Generation exhibition (US), MADATAC New Media Art Festival (Spain), and the Get It Louder Exhibition (Beijing). Another animation of his, “BeBeBeBe,” was screened in the UK pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Furthermore, to express his deep passion for music, Wang Meng started producing his own tracks in 2018 and released his first full-length album, “Both,” with Guzheng artist Yu Miao in 2020.

    -Doris Yan is a business partner and the managing director of atomic visual studio. An MA graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London, with more than ten years of experience in the music and art industry, she has deep insights into event planning, brand strategy, art management, and curation. She joined Atomic Visual in 2016. As project director and producer, Doris has led the team in stage multimedia design and production for many mega-events, including Chris Li’s 2017-2018 album release and China tour, the 2018 Tiktok Gala, and the 2019 Weibo Night, among others. She has also curated the team’s video artworks on MAP’s (Museum of Art Pudong) Glass Hall Screen and built a long-term visual partnership with the FIRST International Film Festival since 2019 and the Dolar Shop International since 2020. Apart from this, she is a DJ with great taste in dub/abstract techno and experimental electronics and writes music reviews occasionally.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

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?

  • A/V GALLERY is the art label of atomic visual. It was launched In 2021, and the concept was initially evolved from atomic visual’s event label, A/V PARTY, which presents audio-visual live shows with musicians, visual artists, and performing artists. We have created immersive experiences in live houses, clubs, galleries, and theater spaces.

  • A/V GALLERY aims to extend our multimedia practice and A/V aesthetics to a broader area through NFT distributions to develop digital art, IPs, and audio-visual artworks that incorporate offline scenes to bridge the virtual world with reality.

  • Our unique value prop/ elevator pitch:

    • Deep understanding of synesthesia: We intimately understand the relationship between visuals, music, and performance art. As a result, we have garnered extensive experience in new media art (audio-visual performance), continually co-producing artworks with artists from different fields.

    • New NFT artists and artwork cultivation: We collaborate with various talented visual artist professionals across the 3D, 2D, hand-drawn animation, film, programming, and gaming spaces, among others. We understand the importance of diversifying their presence and would love to help them strategically transfer their previous creative experience to serial NFT artworks by bringing them into the CryptoArt world.

    • Non-traditional curation and promotion methods: Unlike the traditional gallery system, our youth culture spirits and nuanced sense of media content help better connect the content we promote with new-generation collectors.

    • Distinctive art style: We strive to showcase contemporary cultural symbols with our diverse portfolio of creative works. Always delightfully mischievous but artistically thoughtful, our work balances the digital realm with a human touch in every abstract or concrete expression.

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

  • SuperRare Space would be our first online platform for NFT art distribution and curation.

  • Earlier this year, we built A/V GALLERY and launched our first virtual tour on the metaverse platform, CryptoVoxel. We designed the tour route as a bizarre meta-trip by connecting five different venues, from a gallery and virtual installations to a merch shop and an online party. We even shot a film in the metaverse to see if the actual practice could be applied in the virtual field. We own four lands on CryptoVoxel and have MetaEstate support for further development. We see the metaverse as a tremendous promotional platform. It provides collectors with an immersive environment of NFT artworks with the added benefits of a diverse user base.

  • Video links:
    A/V Metachoas Recap: Recap | Atomic Visual Meta Chaos Live Streaming Guided Tour - YouTube
    A/V Meta-film: Voxel Desire | A Metaverse Short Film - YouTube
    Media results from the exhibition:
    -Reported by MANA/MetaCat/MetaEstate and on their homepage
    -Featured in MANA’s February Global New Media Art TOP20
    -Won official CryptoVoxel award

  • In the real world, we are event organizers, promoters, content creators, producers, and curators. We have broad experience with on-site events (self-organized and service-based) and exhibitions requiring highly efficient communication and execution skills.

  • We have just started planning our overseas promotion initiative. Meanwhile, we are new media art influencers in China, with an existing, dedicated fan (collector) base and quite a few media exposures.

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

  • We have rich experience organizing offline events, mainly performance-based or audio-visual exhibitions. For us, the core challenge lies in translating our previous offline experience into effective online marketing and building our community outside China.

  • We have already opened our Twitter account to continually share news regarding A/V GALLERY. We just opened our Discord channel and will start community-building activities and developing our collector network. We also plan to host monthly live streams and video podcasts on YouTube and Twitch to introduce our artists and artworks and share our insights into NFTs.

  • Currently, we are in the process of recruiting social media operation professionals and have already found qualified candidates willing to join us.

  • As a promoter with experience arranging offline events throughout the years, we will hold more NFT artwork exhibitions and showcases to create offline networks for collectors and discover even more potential collectors.

  • By turning our NFT artworks into visual installations, we intend to expand into more offline exhibition spaces. For example, we are a visual partner of The Dolar Shop, and our video artworks have been exhibited in their New York flag store since 2020. We will also apply to more global art fairs and exhibitions to increase our media exposure and influence in NFT art fields.

  • Our event showcase:
    A/V PARTY Vol.01: Review | A/V PARTY Vol.01 - YouTube

    A/V PARTY Vol.03: Recap | A/V PARTY Vol.03 - YouTube

    SHAO THEATRE SERIES LIVE: SHAO THEATRE SERIES LIVE SET 长江剧场演出 2021.01.15 - YouTube

    ATOMIC STARS: Review | 2020 ATOMIC STARS TOUR - YouTube

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

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

  • We haven’t have confirmed crypto artists yet, but we definitely would like to develop works with crypto artists that share similar aesthetic thoughts with A/V GALLERY. Some artists we would love to work with in the future:

  • Other artists we would like to bring to the CryptoArt space include:

    • Ryoichi Kurokawa

    • Alva Noto

    • Dancers/ Body performers

12. If selected, how soon could you launch your first exhibition?
We have already begun working on our exhibition plans and artworks selection. At present, we are in the process of selecting the ideal launch platform (which happens to be SuperRare!). If our application is accepted, our first exhibition can be launched within a month. We may need some time to familiarize ourselves with platform operations, but as quick learners, we believe we can get it done ASAP.

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 plan to schedule releases once every two months in the first year, either as solo exhibitions of our serial artworks or artist’s projects. This year, we will hold two group exhibitions, one planned for Jun-Jul and another from Nov-Dec.

  • Each release serial will contain more than ten artworks with different price levels. Our initial release goal in the first year is at least 40 artworks.

  • Once we launch the artworks, we will promote the artists and artworks both online and offline. For the online part, we will target social media and discord, artist interview podcasts, workshops, video showcases, and virtual exhibitions in the metaverse platform. For the offline part, we will arrange offline exhibitions and audio-visual shows for artists to display their works.

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

  • 50 % (after gas and related fees) - To artist(s)

  • 45 % (after gas and related fees) - To the gallery, including artworks cultivation and planning, offline/metaverse curation, marketing, promotion, community management, technical support, documentation, etc.

  • 5% - SuperRare DAO

  • Secondary:

    • 30% - To the artist (split if there are multiple creators)

    • 70 % - To the gallery (continuous media exposure, collectors networking, etc.)

As said, it is our first year in NFT publication and curation. Our primary goal is to cultivate outstanding NFT artworks and bring new artists into the CryptoArt Space. We hope to build fruitful, long-term relationships with our artists and would like to decrease our annual commission rate with our long-term artists.

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 opened a new era for digital artists and art collectors. In the early days, due to difficulties collecting and displaying, digital and video art were highly undervalued. As a result, most talented digital artists had to adapt to commercial projects and give up their independent art careers. The emergence of NFTs provides digital art creators with new ways to create, exhibit, and sell their work. It endows digital art with value and empowers the creation itself. Thus, it has created a healthy trading ecology for digital art value circulation. Also, NFTs have lowered the collection threshold for digital art lovers. For most CryptoArt collectors, their first collected artwork is an NFT.

  • Another important contribution of NFTs is that it has massively impacted the traditional art system. Decentralization has opened up opportunities for artists who do not have an academic background or the backing of art authorities, which helps expand art creation to a more open field. It enables previously non-existent creative dimensions, which makes us see NFTs as a revolutionary step forward for the world of art.

  • However, in China, NFTs are not yet fully legalized. Therefore, independent digital artists like us and other upcoming, young, and talented artists still lack an NFT market. We hope this can be an opportunity for native Chinese digital artists to express themselves on the world stage.

  • We believe NFT and CryptoArt collections will become more common and be accepted by more people in five years. As the metaverse space develops, there will be multiple new ways to hold virtual NFT exhibitions and experiences. For artists, more innovative tools will come out for digital art creation, which will expand art forms and art perspectives.

16. If your Space were a cocktail or a dish, what would it be and why?
Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot! Delicious raw and fresh ingredients are put into one hot pot, then cooked in boiled spice soup, and served with unique dipping sauces that each diner can mix to their satisfaction. It has a recognizable overarching flavor characteristic, but everyone gets something unique out of the journey. Its spicy overtones make people sweaty, tear up, and gets their hearts racing. As an experience, it is profuse, exciting, unforgettable, and addictive.

17. Anything else you’d like the community to know/consider?
In choosing our NFT publication platform, we pay particular attention to the quality of artists and their artworks, curation by editors, the web display of artworks, and collector activity. After extensively comparing different platforms, we have found SuperRare to be the ideal platform for us. SuperRare Space is well suited for artist collectives like us to showcase our artworks as an entity with our distinctive curation style. Again, we hope there is a space in the CryptoArt world for native Chinese digital artists. It would be immensely meaningful and encouraging for emerging young Chinese digital artists to be able to express their artistic sparkle to the world.

I would love to be involved!

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Hi! Thanks for reaching out. Come by the gallery one of these days and we can chat. We have an exhibition opening on Thursday with Janette Beckman. It is going to be awesome!

1/ Space name / team name:

The Miyu Gallery

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2/ Name and email of primary contact:

Pierre Baussaron - [email protected]

3/ Names of additional Space admins:

Delphine Duroy - [email protected]

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

@miyu_gallery

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

Miyu is one of the leading auteur animation production and distribution companies in the world. Miyu Productions stands out for its production of around 40 animated shorts, several of which have been recognized and awarded in the most prestigious festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Venice…). Today, it develops and produces a portfolio of about twenty short films, and a more recent portfolio of about fifteen feature films & audiovisual projects. The two first animated features of the company will be presented at this year’s competition of the Annecy international animation festival, the biggest animation festival in the world.

You can watch our demo here : Miyu Production

Our activity of production and distribution of animated films allowed us to discover and work with virtuosos of the animated image from all over the world – we work with artists from France, Italy, Japan, Hungary, the U.S., Israël… However, they are not sufficiently recognized by the cinema world, and even less by the contemporary art world, as there are very few bridges between these worlds.

So, in continuity with our editorial line, and willingness to promote and showcase animation artists, Miyu has opened on April 23, The Miyu Gallery in the Marais district of Paris, at 101 rue du Temple. The Miyu Gallery is the first gallery in the World dedicated to contemporary animation.

Managing the Miyu Gallery are -

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Emmanuel-Alain Raynal. Founder of Miyu – associated procucer – gallerist

After studying history and history of art and a master’s degree in film studies at the University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1, he embarked on a career as a director and then producer.

After having founded a first production company, driven by the desire to defend a particular line and to develop animation projects, he founded Miyu Productions in 2009, which now has four studios in Paris, Angoulême, Valence and Arles. The company produces short films, audiovisual works and animated features.

Passionate about the visual arts and a collector, he has wanted to create the Miyu Gallery for many years, convinced that the plastic work of animators and animation techniques, too little known in the contemporary art world, have a significant potential for plastic and visual expression.

In 2015, he joined forces with Pierre Baussaron, with whom he co-founded several companies in 2016, some of them with other partners: Miyu Distribution, a company specializing in the distribution of short films, the Miyu Gallery, an art gallery dedicated to the promotion of the plastic work of animation directors, and Studio Miyu, which is intended to carry the group’s executive production activity.

Within Miyu, he is in charge of all the company’s networks - contact with institutions, producers, schools, authors and artists. He is in charge of new projects and the search for new authors and artists. He ensures the production strategy and the development of projects in collaboration with Pierre Baussaron.

In parallel to his activity as a producer and gallery owner, he is vice-president of the SPI (Syndicat des Producteurs Indépendants) in charge of the animation

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Pierre Baussaron. Associate Producer- Galerist

After studying mathematics and management, Pierre Baussaron joined the Danone group in 2004 in organizational management and then in marketing. From 2010 he becomes independent and works as a management, strategy and communication consultant, through his company À Boire et à Manger, and as a partner in the company Liquid Liquid, specialized in the spirits sector.

In 2011, he founded Blast Production with 3 other partners, whose activity is focused on the production of institutional films. He then focused entirely on audiovisual production, and developed from 2012 several short films, and a series of short programs for television.

Passionate about drawing and comics since his childhood, collector of rare albums, he joined in March 2015 Emmanuel-Alain Raynal within Miyu Productions as associate producer, driven by the desire to produce animation projects, closer to his artistic sensibility.

Within Miyu, he manages the operational implementation of projects, the executive production activity, the organizational, administrative and financial strategy of the group. He ensures the production strategy and the development of projects in collaboration with Emmanuel-Alain Raynal.

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Delphine Duroy. Gallery Director

After a career in mediation and management of cultural projects, Delphine Duroy became professionally involved with structures in the field of contemporary art and artistic production.

She is notably responsible for the Audi Talents gallery or more recently for the Pierre-Yves Caër gallery. In 2018, she co-founded iilim, a structure for the support and promotion of emerging artists, where she is in charge of development and partnerships.

In the spring of 2022, she joins Miyu as Director of the gallery.

6/ Website & Social Media Links:

miyu.fr/gallerie/en
miyu.fr/production/en

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?

Miyu Gallery’s SuperRare space aims to become the place to go for digital animated works by animation artists, and to discover the animation talents of tomorrow.

Miyu Gallery is the first contemporary animation gallery in the world, and will represent the work of eclectic animation directors who are, in essence, multi-talented and multi-faceted. From the creation phase and beyond their works, they leave the framework of cinema to work in other mediums (traditional or digital drawing, painting, sculpture, installations, photos, projections…).

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Miyu Gallery will therefore aim to promote and present to the public animated works by artists from all over the world, by:

  • Presenting original works by artists from the world of animation
  • Serving as a laboratory, opening our know-how in animation production, to support artists whose primary medium is not animation, but who would like to use it to produce a work or an exhibition
  • To be the voice of animation in the art world, by showcasing the works of other artists

The particularity of Miyu, being also an animation studio, will also allow us to accompany the artists on the production of their works, the production of an animation film being generally long and expensive.

The Miyu gallery is both a physical gallery, opened a few days ago in Paris, and a digital gallery, which we hope will find its place on SuperRare.

Animation has long been a field of experimentation for artists, but animation directors have always struggled to have it recognized as an art form in its own right. Digital art offers animation an unprecedented opportunity to make a place for itself in the art world. Most successful digital artists like Pak or Beeple regularly use animation in their work. Yet, the “traditional” contemporary art world is still skeptical about NFT & animation overall.

Our ambition is to reconnect the two universes by a two-way approach:

  • First, by helping bring artists to digital art, but also by bringing collectors who are not used to NFT to be interested in this form of collection, and to accompany them towards an investment in this sector. We will carry out in-depth work with the media and contemporary art critics, in particular through regular and committed press relations work with a communications agency, Pierre Laporte Communication, which accompanies us permanently in our activity.

  • Secondly, by offering a voice to the NFT sector in the physical contemporary art universe, by exhibiting our artists expressing themselves in digital art, whether within our physical gallery in Paris or at contemporary art fairs such as Drawing Now, a contemporary art fair dedicated to drawing in Paris in mid-May, for which we will be selling several animated videos and their NFT.

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Our space will exclusively propose animated works. Our particular position, because of our background, will allow us to propose a unique panel of works in a multitude of techniques: we will be able to propose works traditionally realized with drawing on paper, as well as 3D creations, or other more innovative or experimental techniques, such as animation realized with the help of artificial intelligence, neural transfer, or even traditional experimental processes of animation on photo paper.

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

Miyu has a 13-year experience in the production of cinematographic works, the identification of talented artists with a singular approach.

The short film is, particularly within our activity and our vision of Miyu, a real formal laboratory which has been the heart of our action since the beginning. For us, it is a format in its own right, considering that the importance of the work is not defined by its duration. Françoise Sagan used to say: “Writing is like running after a fire with a bucket of water, and it doesn’t matter how big the bucket is”. It is also a format that is open to innovation, and oh so important for the development of the directors we work with.

We have developed an international production policy by offering authors from all over the world the opportunity to accompany them in the making of their films. Particularly in Japan, where auteur animation is very little supported, we have gradually started the production of 5 short films. One of them, Anxious Body by Yoriko Mizushiri, was made in partnership with the Towada Art Center in Tokyo and showcased in Cannes Festival’s official competition in 2021.

Yoriko Mizushiri

In line with this special relationship with the authors, all Miyu directors have permanent access to the studio, whether to work on projects that may or may not be produced by Miyu, as a playground to develop their visual approach.

We have accompanied our films to the world’s most prestigious film festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Berlin. This year, two of our short films were in competition at the Berlinale, and one of them received an award. We will soon have 6 short films, 2 feature films and a video clip in competition at the Annecy International Film Festival, the largest animation festival in the world.

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

Delphine Duroy, our gallery director, has ten years of professional experience
of professional experience in the arts and culture sector as a gallery manager (Pierre-Yves Caer Gallery, Audi Talents Gallery), production manager (Lieux Communs), project manager and exhibition curator. Her experience in public and private institutions has taught her to move within the art world networks, to maintain lasting relationships with collectors.
In 2018 she co-founded Iilim, an association that accompanies, distributes and produces
artists from the young creation in contemporary art.

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

We plan to work with 10 artists in the short term. We are already in contact with all of them. For some of them, we produce or have produced their films, short films or feature films. For others, we work exclusively with their work for the art world.

Sébastien Laudenbach

Director and animator, author of 8 animated shorts, including Journal, Vasco, Daphné ou la belle plante or Vibrato (made for the 3rd Scène-Opéra National de Paris), he made a name for himself with his feature film La Jeune fille sans mains (The Girl without Hands), produced by Les Films Sauvages, presented at Cannes, awarded at Annecy and nominated for a César award, which he animated entirely on his own.

Chicken for Linda!, his second animated feature, co-directed with Chiara Malta, is currently being produced by Dolce Vita Films and Miyu Productions. At the same time, he is developing his third feature film, Prends garde à toi ! a spin-off of Carmen produced by La Garde Montante and Folivari.

Sébastien Laudenbach is a versatile artist, designing film posters, credits, notably for Emmanuel Mouret, music videos and a cover for Dominique A… He has been collaborating since 2014 with the poet Luc Bénazet, directing animated films-of-poetry for the magazine Numéro Zéro and has been teaching at EnsAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) since 2001.

A founding member of Ouanipo (Ouvroir d’Animation Potentielle), he has performed various live animation pieces, notably at the Maison de la poésie and the Cinémathèque Française.

For Drawing Now, he proposes to create a ghostly universe, using cryptokinography, conceiving a figurative animation from drawings that are not: phi effect, camouflage, iconic reduction are some of the ways to answer this constraint. The result is a fluid movement from suggested forms, like an impalpable presence, that of a woman of today, Anna.

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Vergine Keaton

Born in 1981, Vergine Keaton is a French director and visual artist who lives and works in Paris. Her projects are at the crossroads of cinema and visual arts.

After studying graphic design and cinema, she directed her first animated short film, Je criais contre la vie, ou pour elle in 2009. The film has been presented in a hundred festivals including Cannes in the ACID selection.

She experimented with mapping and 3D in her next film, Marzevan, and her third film The Tasmanian Tiger, also produced by Sacrebleu Productions, was selected in the official competition of the Berlin Film Festival 2018, and then presented in many festivals around the world. She is currently developing her first animated feature at Iliade et Films around a single battle set in a small town during the Italian Renaissance.

Since 2016, she has also been creating multi-screen installations and working on the spatialization of her films, whether in Times Square in NY, at the Centre Pompidou Metz, at the Maison de la Poésie in Paris, at the Alliance Française in New York or at the Hors-Piste festival at the Centre Pompidou. In 2020, she collaborated with the conductor Laurence Equilbey by directing the short film Agnus Dei, around the work of Samuel Barber, for Arte Concert.

Vergine Keaton creates her animations from pre-existing documents (paintings, engravings, drawings from classical and popular culture) from which she takes details in order to create new images, both familiar and unique. She is interested in the evocative potential of these images belonging to our collective memory and their capacity to reinvent themselves.

Boris Labbé

Boris Labbé was born in 1987 in Lannemezan (Hautes Pyrénées). He lives and works between France and Madrid. He studied at the École supérieure d’art des Pyrénées, site of Tarbes, then at the École de cinéma d’animation d’Angoulême until 2011. Afterwards, the artist did several residencies: Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, HEAR - Haute école des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg, CICLIC - Région Centre-Val de Loire in Vendôme, VIDEOFORMES residency in Yssingeaux, Tenjinyama Art Studio in Sapporo, Q21 program of the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, the animation residency of the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montreal.

His works have been shown in contemporary art exhibitions in France and abroad (Japan, United States, Canada, Spain, Croatia), screened in more than three hundred international film festivals (including Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, …), broadcast on television, or played in audiovisual concerts. In 2020, he collaborated with the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj and signed the video scenography of the show Swan Lake.

He has been collaborating since 2014 with Sacrebleu Productions for his work as a filmmaker. He is also represented by re.riddle gallery (San Francisco) and Miyu gallery (Paris). More recently he is collaborating with Bandini Films and VIDEOFORMES to flesh out the project Monade (2020).

His latest short film La Chute was in the Special Session selection at the 57th Critics’ Week of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Based on drawing, Boris Labbé’s seemingly minimalist work is characterized by hybridization, combining the use of digital moving image techniques with those specific to animated film. This approach blends tradition and innovation, improvisation and probability calculation, painting and cinema, music and dance, bodies and animals, plants and minerals. Boris Labbé creates a cinema without direct filming, without actors, without characters, without dialogue, and whose narrative, often dilated, remains open to the interpretation of the spectator.

Sawako Kabuki

Sawako Kabuki was born in 1990 in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from Tama University of Art with a B.A. in graphic design and completed her M.A. after working as an assistant director for a pornographic video company.

Her films have been selected and awarded at numerous international festivals in over 20 countries, including Annecy, Ottawa, Zagreb, Rotterdam, Sundance and SXSW.

A natural progression from the cheeky and comical drawings Sawako has been making for the past few years, her recent work that will be exhibited at the gallery in the form of drawings and animations depicts butts on an even smaller scale than before. She is not afraid to use large amounts of nudity and sexual references to communicate her ideas, and she continues to address many taboo subjects in Japanese society through her work.

Sawako Kabuki also plays with new color palettes, using many more reds and blues, a combination that has fascinated her since she was a teenager: “As bulls hate and attack the color red, certain color combinations have always excited me… like magenta and cyan, red and blue, yellow and blue, peach and sky blue and so on. I use them according to my mood” she says.

I’m Late, her latest animated film produced and distributed by Miyu, focuses on the experiences of women who don’t get their period or who are late in their cycle.

Sawako-Kabuki

These first 4 artists will all be present at our exhibition at Drawing Now, from May 17 to 22, 2022, where we will connect the digital works to the Cryptoart world by selling the video works in NFT.

Afterwards, we will work in the short term with :

Mattis Dovier

After studying graphic design at ENSAAMA, ESAD and Gobelins, Mattis Dovier turned to traditional turned to traditional animation, drawing his influences from underground manga and Japanese animation of the 80s and 90s. He mixes the organic of drawing and the digital of pixel art to develop an imaginary that is both dark and playful, echoing the aesthetics of 8-bit video games, the first digital drawing software and contemporary gif culture.

Mattis Dovier

Ulysse Lefort and Martin Wiklund

Plural artists, graduates of the Pennighen School of Design, Martin Wiklund and Ulysse Lefort are at the same time composers, DJs, videographers and animators. They have always worked on hybrid techniques in animation, exploring digital collage and visual glitching. More recently they have explored neural transfer techniques, allowing to create new images, and are among the only artists to use these techniques in the animation world. After their film Danse Exquise, selected at the Annecy festival in 2019, they will release in 2022 their next video Bruit Rose for the band Pink Noise.

Nikita Diakur

Nikita Diakur studied animation at the Royal College of Art in London. He now lives and works as an independent director and producer in Leipzig, Germany. The trademark of his films is an animation method based on computer simulation and randomness, allowing for spontaneity and mistakes.

The Russian-born artist has won several awards for his latest projects “Ugly” and “Fest” and participated in film festivals all over the world. With his innovative narratives, he questions formats and styles. His stories are about bizarre characters and unpredictable physics. The result is a surprise. He regularly gives lectures and workshops, e.g. at the Playgrounds Festival or at the Berlin Academy of Arts. He was also part of the Artists-in-Residence programme at Q21 in Vienna and is a member of the European Film Academy.

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Alice Saey

Alice Saey is an animator who travels between Paris and Rotterdam. After studying at the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, she animated a sea of naked women, a dance of Egyptian geese and a choir of volcanoes in the clips She’s Young (Shaking Godspeed), Happy (Mark Lotterman) and Careful (Jo Goes Hunting) which won international awards. For her next short film Flatastic, written by Léa Perret and produced by Miyu, she stages a chaotic ballet of manta rays and flattened humans.

Alice-Saey

Mihai Grecu

Mihai Grecu is a native of southern Transylvania in Romania, born in 1981 in the town of Sebes. Oscillating between cinema, video art and CGI creations, his singular imagery implements, in a dehumanized atmosphere, dreamlike visions crossed by political allegories, parasitic objects, modified architectures and character-symbols. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious artistic residency Q214 in Vienna, Austria. His work has been shown in numerous film festivals (Rotterdam, Nouveau Cinéma Montréal…) and exhibitions (“Dans la nuit, des images” at the Grand Palais, “Labyrinth of my mind” at the Cube, “Studio” at Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, etc).

We already work with each of these artists, either through the Miyu Gallery, but also for some of them through Miyu Productions, producing their films, they’re all on board to be part of Miyu’s space.

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

Of the 8 artists listed above, three are already involved in the Crypto-art spaces, particularly on SuperRare where they have each already sold NFTs:

Sawako Kabuki sold her first NFT “Salted Tongue” in November 2021

Nikita Diakur has been selling the NFTs “Fall”, “No Parachutes”, “Be a winner!” and “Renault 4 ()” for about 1 year.

Mihai Grecu is regularly selling NFTs on various platforms, on Ethereum / Tezos blockchains.

The three of them have confirmed their desire to be represented by Miyu Gallery.

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

We could launch our first exhibition very quickly, as an extension of the Drawing Now Art fair, for which we will be ready within 2 weeks. We’re working with Sawako Kabuki on a full exhibition to be released in September 2022. We’re discussing with Mattis Dovier and Martin Wiklund/Ulysse Lefort around digital exhibition from the Summer 2022.
Nikita Diakur’s next project “Down Only” should be ready in 2023.

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 plan to have 6 digital exhibitions per year in our SuperRare space, in parallel with our 6 exhibitions in the physical gallery. Similar to our work in our physical gallery, we want to represent only original work, created specifically for the gallery space.

We will promote the artists’ works at the same time during these exhibitions, which will result in drops of several works at the same time, between 3 and 6 works per exhibition. But we will not refrain from regularly unveiling various works of our artists, between several exhibitions, depending on their will and their production.

Some of our exhibitions in the physical gallery and in contemporary art fairs will also lead to NFT sales. In 2022-2023 we will participate in the following contemporary art fairs:

  • Drawing Now
  • Art Paris
  • Barcelona Loop

We will tend to propose fixed prices for each work, depending on the artists, their background and experience, but also on the works themselves, according to the difficulty of production they imply.

All of our activity will be supported by the work of our press agency - Pierre Laporte communication, which accompanies us annually, is very well established in the art world in France, and will communicate about our artists and their exhibitions at each new event.

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

We will structure our commissions as follows:
5% for the SuperRare DAO
20% for Miyu Gallery
75% for the artist

In the case of a co-production of the exhibition with the artist, we will divide the revenue in proportion to the gallery’s contribution.

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 are convinced that NFTs allow for a global revolution in the world’s exchange system, with incredible potential for the independence of the various players from the monetary system and the world of finance in general.

The versatility of NFTs in their different applications, especially in the governance of organizations, but also the capacity for actors in many markets, starting with the art market, to become independent of the historical actors.The progressive, community-based dynamic that is being created is a tremendous hope in the face of control by the system, censorship, and the market.

To focus more specifically on NFT and Cryptoart, we believe that a revolution of artistic practices is at work, incredible exciting, but also moving and naturally unstable. We are thrilled to embrace this movement and accompany it so that it takes the place it deserves. It allows video and animation artists in particular to find a place in a market that has been difficult for them to access until now.

We believe that in 5 years the NFT and CryptoArt market will be structured around probably fewer, solid players, among which we have no doubt of SuperRare’s continued success. The codes of the sector will probably have evolved, a the NFT Market will probably be changing less fast, but the diversity and richness of the works produced should keep being extremely high, as there is no barrier for new players to come and offer their artistic propositions.

We believe that a much greater number of artists will use NFTs. Cryptoart will be better known by the public, and recognized as a practice in its own right, and communication between physical and digital art will have become natural. We sincerely hope to play a really active role in that movement.

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

We could be a coffee. A drink that surprises you when you drink it for the first time, by its bitterness, which is not necessarily easy to access. It remains simple in its proposition, direct and strong. And which expresses an infinite number of nuances, subtleties, a depth that can be explored for a lifetime.

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

Yes, we’d like to add a word about environment –

Today, there is little mention of NFTs in the media that does not address their ecological impact. However, there is very little information today on the specific carbon impact of NFTs.

It seems essential to us, at a time when everyone must question their consumption and how to reduce it, to analyze the impact of NFTs in terms of carbon footprint, and to develop the most virtuous approach possible in this regard. This approach also seems to us to be essential to support the progress of the NFT sector as a whole with the public.

Echoing the article published a year ago by SuperRare - No, CryptoArtists Aren’t Harming the Planet | by SuperRare Labs Team | SuperRare 💎 | Medium - we would like to launch, together with Workflowers, a company specialized in environmental analysis, a holistic study on the impact of NFTs, both directly and indirectly (through the impact of blockchain itself). We obviously want to share the findings of such a study with the entire art world and more.

We are thinking, in the short term, about integrating a carbon offset component to a smart contract, which would direct a portion of sales towards carbon impact reduction solutions, blockchain optimization, or other virtuous approaches.

*We’re thrilled to get a chance to be part of SuperRare, and have the opportunity to fight for the artists we love, and a better/rightful presence of animation in the art world, please consider voting for us !

  1. Space name / team name:
    ArtGee

  2. Name of primary contact:
    Felicia Che

  3. Names of additional Space admins:
    CaoYin,Motoko

  4. SuperRare username(s) of everyone who will be a Space admin:
    motokovault,swgee731

  5. 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
    Marvin Zhu: Curator
    Clint Liu: Curator
    Shibei Xu: Social Media Specialist
    Tech Department:
    eric07 - Backend Engineer
    ZJX - Frontend Engineer
    Tim0523 - Smart Contractor
    Louie - Web Designer, Project Manager

  6. Website & Social Media Links:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtGee15
    Instagram: @Artgee.io
    Medium:ArtGee Official – Medium
    Decentraland: /goto -41, -24
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/artgee
    Felicia’s SuperRare Profile: https://superrare.com/abstract9/collection
    Motoko’s SuperRare Profile: https://superrare.com/motokovault

  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?

  • 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

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

    Yes! 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.

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

    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.)

  3. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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:

The Story of Senses Auction Closed with USD 1.2 Million NFT Sales

ArtGee presents: The Story of Senses: Decision Between Abstract and Concrete

Unpacking NFTs, the brightest new sparks in the art world

Holla navigators of the emoticons!!

We will be the first group of artists who will come to innovate in this artistic world of NFT’s, in addition to what you will read below, we are proud to present our master proposal: we will receive strong emotional stories that have marked people’s lives and transform them into incredible and breathtaking works. Once accepted, we will run a pilot for testing, and we will adjust over time. Of course, those who provide us with stories will be rewarded when artwork based on their story is sold, and of course, we will allocate part of the sale of the artwork to our Ukrainian brothers who suffer so much at this time. Help us revolutionize the world!!!

1/ Space name / team name:
Mr kenjizst / Tears to Phantom

2/ Name and email of primary contact:
Arley Dutra / [email protected]

3/ Names of additional Space admins:
currently just myself. however I am in negotiations with two artists who have fantastic traits and are aligned with the central idea

4/ SuperRare username(s) of everyone involved with your Space
@Mrkenjiizst

5/ Short bio of you and/or your team:
I am a lover of emotions, and this is due to the fact that I felt them very early in my life, I mean in a more intense way. I had a difficult adolescence that made me keep a lot of things, besides strong and deep events, I had problems expressing myself, I had sessions with professionals and the way out I found was to draw and make sculptures, to put everything out. Since then I do 3D works to express abstract feelings and I will take this to my space. I am more than sure that I will take it to another level: a level of not having closed and closed feelings anymore.

6/ Website & Social Media Links:
https://twitter.com/TearsToPhantom1

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?

This is the proposal of tears to phantom, with it I want to give voice to the repressed, to the true artists who live art in an intense way, and draw, sculpt, photograph based on feelings and sensations.
I haven’t found artists for this project yet, but I speak for myself, I intend to take this project to a high level, and grow both myself and my team, I’m committed to spend hours, days to deliver quality art and made with feelings and experiences.

I believe that art lived in a real way is the most impacting, that’s why we see great names of art who painted impacting works that marked forever the world of art. Art that is painted with feelings that we notice in each stroke. This is the proposal of TP. We will put our feelings, be them sadness or joy in the works. Initially we will focus on 3D art, but of course we will expand to 2D. We will make advertising videos and focus on delivering iconic works of tremendous visual impact…

8/ Describe you/your team’s experience curating and promoting artwork:
I am a 3D artist with 5 years experience. I have studied sculpture in my worst moments, consequently I have made some mysterious works that have caused great surprise. I hope to bring quality art to the Super Rare Space and support other artists as well that make emotional art.

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

I worked for a long time in the marketing events area, organizing brand and product launches. And through this I met NFT’s. I joined 3 friends and we launched 15 arts about zombies, and it was something very good because I learned other particularities of this world of launching arts, is a branch that we need to involve the collectors in a way that they feel the same feeling that we had when we sculpted the art, and make them buy the idea behind the art. This reflects in the competitiveness of the auction, where the bids speak for themselves, and I saw this in my last release. I also have contacts with one of the main collectors and I am thinking of a unique experience for them, especially with those who have already experienced my art, and also with those who are coming. We will have exclusive events online and in person in Switzerland.

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

Absolutely. I have 3 friends who make 3D sculptures that I trust with all my chips, especially when it comes to delivering quality art that carries incredible meanings and incredible backstories. I invited them but at this first moment they are finishing game projects, but we are 100% in tune and want to make it work.

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

Yes for sure, there is 1 besides the ones I mentioned above that has an incredible ability to portray human feelings in abstract 3D art, he is amazing, I am a worshiper of his work, I talked to him and he showed interest, but we are still talking

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

I will be posting after 1 Week that I am approved and able to deploy the contracts. I am in final negotiations with 3 of the artists I mentioned above and they are confirming their commitment to have 10 artworks for this project, already done. Adding with mine we will have 24 arts for exhibition. 10 of them with amazing quality of details.

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.

I am planning to split the whole performance of tears to phantom into two parts. The first is the release of super exclusive works that tell feelings of the phase of my life,everything I felt in a work, and of course we will count on influencers of the area 'to disclose. and soon after I intend to launch new works every week with two new works weekly,at least. These weekly works will be the other artists in addition to those mentioned above,because yes I will open selection process for artists to work with me and boost their works in the collectors market.

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

For artists who are selected by me it will be 8% commission and 12-18% for my team. But the artist after some time producing with me will get the increase in commission and will have the same value of my team, because we are already a team. I do this because the collectors and I need to verify that these incoming artists will have commitment and deliver true emblematic works of true.

Secondary Sales:
10% - Artist Royalty.
90% - Collector.

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?

Over the years we can see technology innovating and creating growth for people, we have seen this in the tools of paid traffic enriching people and changing values. We can see this in the NFTs where it changed many lives for the better, gave voice to the forgotten and reinvented the way to acquire works of art on the market, not only that, but also gave a new meaning to original works of art, where they have an absolute originality. and in view of this, I see the space Tears to Phantom becoming something much bigger than it is today, going directly to the metaverse and having exclusive events on and offline and perhaps making music events on and offline.

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

This is a wonderful question, because the proposal of the space is to promote the idealization of feelings in art and to make this parallel with drinks becomes essencily interesting.I recommend TP from the Latin drinks of great impact as “maria louca do carandirú” to intense and crazy drinks as “Magical Color Changing Cocktails”, because the works as well as feelings have different digestion intensities.

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

I just want to tell you to read my proposal carefully, because I am sure you will see some similarity with the values of the artwork we will offer in the space. We believe in continued learning, so all of our artists who come to be part of our space will have continued learning and will have a great network of contacts where we will exchange experiences and tips on how to sculpt, draw, etc., and create deep friendships between artists and collectors. It is necessary to differentiate the current Cryptoart market and we are here for that, join us, vote for us.

@tfershi Would be great if you can share this in text form so we can view the links etc.

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You can’t see the links? …so I just put my twitter and my e-mail…

1. Space name / team name:

Verisart

2. Name of primary contact:

Vinciane Jones

3. Names of additional Space admins:

Robert Norton, Shelley Mannion

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

Verisart

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

Verisart is an award-winning and patented NFT minting and certification platform helping artists do business since 2015. Verisart builds trust and creates new opportunities for engagement between creators and collectors. We are a team of art world professionals and engineers with offices in Los Angeles & London. The curation of our SuperRare space will be led by Robert Norton, CEO & Co-Founder, and two other members of the curatorial team.

Robert Norton, CEO & Co-Founder - Robert has worked at the intersection of art and tech for over 10 years. Before establishing Verisart, he was the co-founder and CEO of Saatchi Art and Sedition Art. Previously he worked on the executive management team at King.com and AOL Europe. Robert graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s in Modern History.

Vinciane Jones, Head of Community - Vinciane is passionate about art and advocating for artists. She previously worked as Head of Communications at Artsper, an e-commerce platform for art. Vinciane holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Arts and Heritage from the University of Maastricht.

6. Website & Social Media Links:

https://twitter.com/verisart/

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?

Verisart has been working with artists and blockchain since 2015. We’re dedicated to supporting artists and treasuring creativity across artistic mediums, styles and generations. We’re always on the lookout for talent whether we come across it online, in a gallery space or on Instagram.

Verisart’s SuperRare space would present works by artists working across disciplines and mediums with a strong track record of high-quality works in the contemporary art world or the NFT space. Our focus will be on artists who are always curious and exploring, whether that means exploring new technologies, new processes or tackling big ideas in interesting ways.

Verisart has worked with artists in both the physical art world and the digital space and an important element of our SuperRare space will be fostering the dialogue between the physical and digital. This can take many forms, including:

  • Accompanying leading artists from the physical art world as they mint their genesis NFT
  • Creating physical displays of digital art through our partner galleries
  • Working with artists offering a physical component with their NFT

Through our digital SuperRare Space and our partner galleries’ physical spaces, we want to support artists in the most comprehensive way possible to showcase the breadth of their creations and creativity.

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

Verisart has organized curated auctions in partnership with SuperRare and Artsy and has also worked with artists individually to bring about the sale of their inaugural NFTs.

Verisart partnered with SuperRare for two series of curated art drops, 10x10 and 8x8.

Our 10x10 inaugural NFT auction in March 2021 1 brought together 10 major contemporary artists for their genesis NFT sales: Shepard Fairey, Random International, Neïl Beloufa, Petra Cortright, Jonathan Yeo, Universal Everything, AES+F, Mark Titchner, Michael Joo and Rob Pruitt. The auction signaled a broadening of reach and market maturity for the NFT space in terms of the participation of established, contemporary artists.


Universal Everything, Nature Always Wins - Airport


Shepard Fairey, Obey Ideal Power Mural


Petra Cortright, PC_Flower_Vase 001

Neïl Beloufa, B, trying to reach out to its audience

Following the success of the 10x10 NFT auction series, Verisart launched the 8x8 auction series in May, 1 focusing on a cross-generational selection of artists at different stages of their careers who had all made valuable contributions to digital and media art. The 8x8 curated series featured genesis NFTs from John Maeda, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sougwen Chung, Quayola, Jake Elwes, Leo Isikdogan, Matteo Zamagni and Recycle Group.


Quayola, PP_F_018_1


John Maeda, 0000574


Leo Isikdogan, Heartbeats of a Flower

Sougwen Chung 鍾愫君, Ligatures (Node 1) © Sougwen Chung 鍾愫君

These series received extensive media coverage in the Financial Times, Forbes, Artnet, Hypebeast, Decrypt, Bloomberg TV and more.

Earlier this year, we worked with Artsy and celebrated the breadth of creativity in the NFT space with Artsy x Verisart: 22 for 2022, an NFT auction featuring 22 artists for 2022 across the contemporary, digital and street art market.

The participating artists reflect a variety of mediums including AI, NFTs, painting, installation, photography, robotics, sculpture, video and more - all developing their own striking visual style. Artists include Shepard Fairey, Jennifer Rubell, Vhils, Mario Klingemann, Daniel Brown, Penny Slinger, Manuel Rossner, Mark Wallinger, Estate of Lee Mullican, Troika, Mat Collishaw, Neil Beloufa, Pindar Van Arman, SMACK, Philip Colbert, Sougwen Chung, Jonathan Yeo, Recycle Group, Vince Fraser, Mike Egan, Leo Isikdogan and Linda Dounia.

Pindar van Arman, Ghosts in the Machine - bitGANg 1001

Daniel Brown, A Return to The Sprawl - The Station

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

Verisart’s curated auction drops with SuperRare and Artsy generated over $1 million in sales and we have worked with over 40 high-profile artists providing guidance from the ideation phase to the handling of the sale. Artists include Philip Colbert, Derek Boshier 1, Robin Rhode, Aziz+Cucher, the Estate of Lee Mullican and William Wegman.

Estate of Lee Mullican, Comp Joy Game

The Estate of Lee Mullican launched their collection of genesis NFTs on OpenSea and sold out with collectors coming from a mix of crypto and art world backgrounds.

William Wegman, Waiting - Trippy Psychedelic (GIF version)

Our team has an extensive network of contacts in the contemporary art world from galleries, artists and collectors. Robert Norton, co-founder and CEO at Verisart, was previously CEO at Sedition Art, a groundbreaking online platform for collecting digital art, where he produced digital art by the world’s leading contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Bill Viola, Yoko Ono, Jenny Holzer and many others. Robert was also CEO of Saatchi Art, today the world’s largest online gallery enabling artists to sell directly to their collectors. He has also curated exhibitions such as the “Art in the Age of AI” exhibition and auction at Founders Forum in 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?

As an actor in both the physical contemporary art world and the digital art space, and a strong believer in the future of NFTs, we would like to work with several established contemporary artists who are interested in the NFT world. Our team has professional relationships with an extensive range of artists and through our partners, these discussions with the artists listed below are already in progress.

Marco Brambilla

Petra Collins

Martine Syms

David Rudnick

Ezra Miller

Darren Bader 1

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Kenta Cobayashi

Patrick Staff

Gus Van Sant

Es Devlin

UVA

Hayden Keys

Douglas Coupland

Doug Aitken

Daniel Arsham

Laure Prouvost

Jenny Holzer

Nadia Lee Cohen

Jon Emmony

Quentin Jones 1

Matt Lambert

Ivan Blackstock (@ ivanmichaelblackstock)

Rick Farin

Frederik Heyman

Maisie Cousins

Andrew Thomas Huang

Jacolby Satterwhite

Holly Blakey

Baloji

Terence Nance

Bart Hess

As a company, Verisart currently works with over 20,000 artists who use our platform to certify their physical and digital artworks. We would also plan on holding open calls among our existing community to ensure our SuperRare Space also provides a platform for emerging artists.

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

Verisart looks forward to continuing to work with the artists we have already built relationships with including Neil Beloufa, Universal Everything, Shepard Fairey, Jonathan Yeo, Mark Titchner, Random International, Derek Boshier, Matteo Zamagni, Recycle Group, Sougwen Chung, Leo Isikdogan and more. Several artists are already working on their next NFT and are open to working with us again.

We’re also looking to work with artists from the CryptoArt and NFT space including Alexander Reben, Matt DesLauriers, Brendan Dawes, Trevor Jones, Lucho Poletti and more.

Alexandre Reben, disobedient_strawberry, Verisart Certified NFT

Trevor Jones, Picasso Bull, Original Painting certified on Verisart.

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

We would be able to launch within 2 months.

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.

Every month we will be spotlighting a new artist or curated drops. We look forward to working with a wide range or artists as well as guests curators from the contemporary art world or NFT space.

The auction strategy would be determined in consultation with the artists but would primarily be timed auctions with a reserve price.

Artists would be promoted through Verisart’s social media channels, newsletters and editorial content. Contextualizing the works and the artist’s practice is also vital, Verisart would host Twitter spaces and talks allowing the artist’s voice to become center stage and provide an opportunity for questions and conversation.

When working with artists already represented by galleries from the physical art world we would also advise the gallery on best practices for promoting the work. Verisart has an in-house marketing team and a designer who would organize and support promotion for the drops.

Through our partner galleries, Verisart also has access to physical exhibition spaces. These physical spaces enable us to support artists who are interested in showing both physical and digital works. The link between physical and digital artworks can be blockchain-registered through Verisart certificates.

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

Primary Sales:

  • 85% to the artist
  • 10% to Verisart
  • 5% for Super Rare Community Treasury

Artists would also have the opportunity to donate part of their proceeds to a cause or charity they care about through Verisart’s Fair Trade Art initiative.

Secondary Sale*:

  • 90% to the seller
  • 9% to the artist
  • 1% to Verisart

*there is a 3% marketplace fee paid by the buyer to SuperRare DAO treasury in addition to the above.

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 changing the face of the creator economy and have enlarged the definition and participation of the art market. The technology underpinning NFTs provides transactional authenticity and price transparency, creating a more open market both for creators and collectors. The smart-contract royalties are finally providing the financial rewards that creators and artists deserve for their work. Beyond NFTs as a medium or technology, this new space has also seen a huge rise in creator-led communities and is bringing creators and collectors closer together as they interact more than ever before. The next phase will be more mainstream adoption of NFTs across the entire art market from crypto to street to contemporary to virtual and interactive experiences. As they say, buckle up, this ride is just beginning!

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

Long Island Iced Tea With A Twist - Reliable, refreshing and always looking to innovate and create something special that stands out.

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

Verisart believes that the future of art is both digital and physical. We look forward to ensuring the conversation between the NFT space and the physical art world is a fruitful and exciting one.