Colborn Bell. Part of the Magic Internet Dirhams series. As part of the UAE First Immersion collection, exhibited by MORROW collective at Art Dubai Digital 2023. Image courtesy of the artist
MORROW collective announces line-up of artists for Art Dubai Digital 2023
MORROW collective’s largest presentation of crypto artists to date at Art Dubai
MORROW collective is pleased to announce its line-up of artists for Art Dubai Digital 2023. With participation across two booths, MORROW collective will exhibit the works of emerging, established, Emirati and international superstars of the crypto-art space.
In collaboration with VISA, MORROW collective is presenting UAE First Immersion. UAE First Immersion is a collection of works by some of the leading names in crypto art from the USA, made after they visited the UAE for the first time in November 2022, hosted by the UAE Embassy in Washington DC.The NFTs will be made available to the public through a collaboration with two of the biggest marketplaces: Nifty Gateway and SuperRare.
Artists included in this presentation are: Bryan Brinkman, an early NFT visionary artist who has a large following; Colborn Bell – founder of the Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA) and an artist in his own right; Coldie – known as one of the first (OG) artists to make his name in the NFT space; Monaris – an acclaimed photographer and one of the first artists to mint an NFT directly on Instagram; Raphael, a new artist in the space who has worked alongside Coldie for years; and untitled, xyz, one of the world’s leading Metaverse architects. Their art is inspired by the fusion of crisply contemporary architecture and arabesque curves, the natural desert environment, the manicured cityscapes, and the multiplicity of cultures and identities that exist in the UAE.
In MORROW’s independent booth, the collective is presenting pieces by five prominent artists in the regional NFT space. They are: Nujoom Alghanem, an Emirati filmmaker and poet whose work is sourced from her 2017 film Sharp Tools about the late Emirati conceptual artist Hassan Sharif; Magda Malkoun, a Dubai-based artist who has a growing collector base for her popular animated collages; Naime Pakniyat, an Iranian graphic and animation artist who focuses on pixelated art; Fabin Rasheed, a Dubai-based artist whose interest in spirituality and technology converge into meaningful presentations and in this case are exhibited as an interactive 3D (GLB) sculpture created in collaboration with Dr. Murali Doraiswamy; and Farid Rasulov, a Baku-based artist whose interest in the fusion of Orientalism and Western narratives combine in surrealist compositions. Also available to collectors in this booth is the chance to be part of a generative live mint, which is a tribute to the UAE. Made from fragmented pieces of art from four Emirati artists: Khalid Al Banna, Juma Alhaj, Aisha Juma and Najat Makki, MORROW collective will allow collectors to create a unique piece of art through the use of Async Marketplace.
MORROW collective was born from a desire to connect what was already established in the traditional art world structures with what is newly emerging in the crypto art scene. In essence, fusing the past with the future.
Anna Seaman, MORROW’s curator says: “At Art Dubai 2023 our presentation includes artists who are new to the NFT space alongside those who have been leading the way in the crypto NFT market since its inception. The range and scope of the art in terms of content, concept and narrative is a celebration of the digital art scene in its many forms. From bringing the work of some of the biggest names from crypto to engaging our immediate art community in a live mint project, where visitors will be able to create and buy generative art in real time at the fair, we hope to offer something to all viewers and collectors.”
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Claire Harris: +971567685320
ABOUT MORROW COLLECTIVE:
MORROW collective is an NFT fine art curatorship supporting galleries, artists, collectors and museums into the NFT space. MORROW exists to bridge the traditional and crypto art worlds and foster mutually innovative growth. MORROW's unwavering focus remains on substance and narrative, displayed across virtual, real world and hybrid exhibitions. With a multi-faceted approach, MORROW prioritises the creative process to present digitally immersive experiences. MORROW collective are owners of multiple gallery spaces across the most sought after and exclusive Metaverse platforms and are collectors with an extensive portfolio including some of the world's leading crypto artists.
In 2023 the exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice will be the first of a series of international events
Arte Laguna Prize open call for artists and designers is now open, this year with a special look at the new frontier of Contemporary Art, Crypto Art.
All certified NFT artworks will be able to join in the competition, namely those artistic practices that involve the digitalization of a physical work, or the creation of a digital artwork.
In the jury, as for every edition, important names of the current artistic scene that this year come from the African, European and American continents: Mohamed Benhadj, Curator for the territories of North Africa and Spain and Founder of AlTiba9; Raphael Chikukwa, Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Giulia Colletti, Digital Curator for Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in Turin; Paul di Felice, Curator, Critic and Art Historian based in Luxembourg; Chloé Hodge Project Manager at Tate Britain in London, Curator and Producer; Dick Spierenburg, Creative Director of IMM – Cologne International Furniture Fair; Xiaoyu Weng, Curator based in New York and Toronto, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at AGO, the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The jury will select the 120 finalists who will compete for the 10,000€ prize and will have the opportunity to exhibit in the evocative 4,000 square meters of the Arsenale Nord in Venice.
To support the jury there will also be the Honorary Committee composed this year by the Art Critic and Curator Luca Beatrice who will write a critic essay on the finalists identified by the jury, Alberto Torsello winner of the Compasso d’Oro 2018 and Xing Dong Honorary of China Fujian Graphic Design Association (Fgda), Artistic Director of The Mansion Art Museum and Artistic Director of Xiamen Ximind Culture Center.
The first appointment to mark on the agenda for 2023 will therefore be the collective exhibition at the Arsenale Nord, to be held from 11 March to 16 April, which will kick off a series of events for all the following months. In fact, a personal exhibition will be realized at the Cris Contini Contemporary gallery in London, the art residences at BigCi in Australia, at Espronceda in Barcelona, at Farm Cultural Park in Favara (Agrigento), at Fabrica Benetton in Treviso and in Pietrasanta at the Fonderia Artistica Versiliese. In the autumn of 2023, an exhibition of video art works is scheduled in Beijing and the artistic residency will begin at the Roberto Cipresso winery in Siena, the winner of the residency will also be awarded a cash prize of 5000€.
Also, for this edition there will be the 3000€ Prize dedicated to Sustainability created with the collaboration of Contarina spa and of Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of the Cà Foscari University of Venice, this year the focus is on the artistic reuse of cork.
Of particular interest for artists Under 35 who will have the opportunity to participate in BJCEM – Mediterranea 20 – Young Artists Biennale in 2024 and will be the recipients of three special prizes of 1000€ each.
All participants in the competition have free visibility in the digital platform ArteLaguna.World to be able to sell their works.
Arte Laguna Prize arrives at its seventeenth edition already more than mature proving to be one of the richest in opportunities for artists among contemporary art competitions. Arte Laguna Prize continues to carry out its mission of promoting and discovering the new talents of the international contemporary art system and its network of collaborations now touches all parts of the world. This allows artists to create virtuous connections for their professional growth and at the same time allows partners (Museums, galleries, foundations, residences, art or industrial spaces, companies, historic houses etc ..) to access emerging or even established talents with which to start new projects that enhance their spaces, their product or bring creativity into new business strategies.
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Organized by International Cultural Management, the fair will feature sculptures, paintings,photography,installations and digital art from international artists.
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The 3-day Tokyo Tower Art Fair, Organized by ICM(International Cultural Management), is just the place for them to bring their masterpieces in frontof the masses."The TTAF 2023 will showcase a hand-picked selection of national and international exhibitorsfrom more than 30 countries, making this a great opportunity to discover a worldwiderepresentation of the contemporary art scene".Said Natal Vallve, the Director.
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