The Dubai Art Fair opens in the United Arab Emirates this week with a new digital art section exhibiting non-fungible tokens (NFT).
Art Dubai, the biggest middle-eastern international art fair, will for the first time showcase non-fungible tokens from March 11-13, 2022. This year’s fair will see the launch of the Art Dubai Digital section to explore the growth of NFTs, cryptocurrency, video art, and virtual reality since digital art made its first appearance in the 1980s.
The Art Dubai Digital section will be curated by New York-based cultural researcher Chris Fussner from the Tropical Futures Institute.
Notable NFT exhibits
The digital section of the art expo will see seventeen collectives showcase their work.
NFT curator MORROW Collective, founded in March 2021, will exhibit works by 35 artists, costing between 0.8 ETH and 10 ETH. “We will have a screen dedicated to VR, showing our gallery spaces across different metaverse platforms, and we are also proud of our physical sculpture in the center of the booth, produced by 3D printing from an NFT counterpart,” says the…