Founded 10 years ago, this Iranian art gallery is dipping its toes into NFT territory by collaborating with NFTation, a curated non-fungible token platform that launched in 2021. The dark booth is illuminated by sound and bright colors emerging from screens with an animation of surreal and imaginative moving images, including a flying saucer, a bouncing ball, and a rotating face, created by the young Iranian artist Yousha Bashir. Based on one of his physical paintings, he used an advanced computing software to bring this digital work to life.
“It’s an installation that you can take anywhere in the world; on your mobile phone, in the metaverse, a screen at home,” Xanyar Kamangar, one of the booth’s exhibitors, explained to Artsy. “It’s a new world, everything is changing so fast.…We don’t know where it’s going to go, but we think it’s going to be super exciting.” Meanwhile, artist Alireza Asadi, who is a fan of the gaming world, has installed his digital piece, testing the level of trust between two broke friends, inside a retro arcade machine.