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Top NFT Galleries to Visit in Person in 2021 as Digital Transforms into Physical

This year, nine in-person NFT galleries and shows have opened or will open, and one of them may be near you.

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People who want to leave their residences and experience their region or country can ride the nonfungible token wave with actual exhibitions and galleries that will open in the second half of 2021 — some of which have already opened their doors — as restrictions appear to be lessening for many.

Is there going to be one in your region soon? Is there one that’s already open? Are you planning a domestic or international trip and wish to visit a medium of art that appears out of reach?

Let’s take a look at nine galleries from Australia, Europe, and the United States that are blurring the barrier between reality and the Metaverse, as well as a handful that can only be seen in the Metaverse.

Le’s get going!

The Museum of Art and Philosophy: Hobart, Australia

The Museum of Art and Philosophy in Australia, an NFT-focused exhibition, will include artists who were previously featured in its print periodicals, New Philosopher and Womankind. The exhibit’s curators decided that a real exhibition would be a terrific way to display NFTs in a way that allows visitors to walk in and see them for themselves after researching the NFT explosion.

From June 16 to 22, the opening will coincide with Hobart’s “Dark Mofo” festival, inviting everyone to come discover what NTFs are all about.

Out East

Two Russian galleries are planned or have already organized galleries and shows to showcase and educate people about contemporary art and NFTs. These galleries intend to open their doors to the world of digital art and NFTs, just as they have to football fans.

Underground Museum: Moscow, Russia

Visitors to the Underground Museum in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park can witness works by modern Russian artists as well as a few features by Russian NFT artists. The pieces and exhibition will rotate every two weeks, and the NFTs on display in this gallery will be auctioned off on Rarible.

Here’s an excerpt from Fayaz Azizov’s NFT film “Waves” from the second “Sovrisk #Onstream” exhibition, which premiered on May 20.

Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia

Although little is known about the exhibition’s actual opening, the world-renowned Hermitage Museum is planning to open a gallery presenting and discussing NFT art, as well as presenting lectures led by ITMO University speakers and museum officials and curators. This research will be the first in Russia to evaluate the utility of NFTs and the ways in which their work can challenge existing copyright control and ownership.

Heading West

Three European galleries have devoted themselves to exhibiting NFTs, revealing how the new era of digital and blockchain art has the potential to create a new art movement.

Kiwie Space: Riga, Latvia

The Kiwie 1001-hosted Kiwi Space showroom features a variety of NFT artists and their contributions to the NFT space. This public exhibition, held at the 100-year-old Galerija Centrs, features up-and-coming NFT artists as well as all that is new in the digital art sphere, as voted by Kiwie 1001’s Discord users. The exhibition began in early June, so if you want to support emerging artists and a potential sector, make your way to Riga.

Francisco Carolinum Linz: Linz, Austria

The “Proof of Art” exhibition, which runs from June 11 to September 15, is billed as “one of the world’s first displays of everything NFT: the history, applications, future projections, and the implications that nonfungible tokens will have on the art world.”

The museum’s focus will be on educating visitors about the world of NFTs, ensuring that the general public is aware of what is going on and how it all works. To bring the enthusiasm home, Francisco Carolinum Linz has built its museum online using Ethereum-based Cryptovoxels, ensuring that anyone interested in learning about NFTs may do so in a pleasant environment.

Museum of Modern African Art: Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is the last week to view the first NFT gallery to open in Amsterdam, featuring pictures of African kings and queens, which is a feat of perfection. This artist, also known as “The Portraitist,” has an exhibition of NFTs of African rulers on show at the Museum of Modern African Art (MoMAA), which is one of the first to publicly represent African art and history on the blockchain and in the NFT community. The Portraitist’s work will be on display until June 18.

Heading into the New World

This summer, three noteworthy exhibitions will debut in the United States, as citizens relish the fresh air and open galleries. They join together with one purpose in mind: to promote the world of NFT art. They span three different regions of the country and three different cities, each with its own unique culture and atmosphere.

Blackdove: Miami, FL

With Miami increasingly becoming a hotbed for all things blockchain, the Blackdove gallery is a perfect fit for changing people’s minds about NFTs. With more than 100 NFT art pieces contributed by more than 50 foreign artists, this exhibit is destined to make ripples in the crypto community.

Visitors to Blackdove, which opened on June 3, have the option to purchase an NFT on the spot, allowing them to directly support artists while also having the opportunity to possess a piece of this new modern, digital art.

imnotArt: Chicago, IL

The designers of the imnotArt metaverse decided to expand out into the streets of Chicago with the city’s first brick-and-mortar NFT gallery after building their own online NFT gallery.

The gallery debuted on June 3 and advertised itself as “not a pop-up.” The gallery’s creators hope to pioneer a new approach to bring physical reality and the Metaverse together, resulting in a setting unlike any other in the world.

Bright Moments: Venice Beach, CA

Bright Moments, a Venice Beach gallery, is showcasing NFTs and bringing the virtual world into reality as a way of welcome beachgoers to the world of NFTs. Furthermore, the gallery hosts art displays, lectures, and other events, with more on the way, all aimed at educating visitors and offering a fun, new setting for NFT believers and doubters alike.

Stuck at Home?

Despite the fact that much of the excitement revolves around visiting these physical galleries in person, there are still galleries in the Metaverse that you can visit from the comfort of your own home, such as Francisco Carolinum Linz and the Museum of Crypto Art in Somnium Space.

There are numerous ways to join the NFT train, with new galleries opening in both the actual and virtual worlds. So, no matter whether platform is best for you, the excitement can be found anywhere.

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GIVENCHY PARFUMS, AMAR STUDIO, REWIND COLLECTIVE & VEVE REUNITE FOR THE CREATION OF AN NFT IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQIA+ CAUSE FOR PRIDE 2022

Fashion House, Artists and NFT Platform Team Up Once Again for Pride Month

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PARIS, June 23, 2022 – To mark Pride Month this year, Givenchy Parfums states its support for the LGBTQIA+ cause by reuniting with LGBTQIA activist Amar Singh, artists Rewind Collective & NFT platform VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform, for the release of a new digital collectible to be sold for charity releasing on Wednesday, June 29 at 12 p.m. PT. The release of the digital artwork, Pride II by Rewind Collective, will be sold for the benefit of the Le MAG Jeunes association, on VeVe’s digital collectible platform, available to download on the App Store and Google Play.

Drawing inspiration from the House’s Prisme Libre, combining four shades of colors, as well as the Rewind Collective’s Pixelated Heroes series, this original virtual artwork is being sold on VeVe in a limited series of 1952 editions. After the sale, the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Le MAG Jeunes association.

Titled “Pride II”, the artwork created by Rewind Collective for Givenchy Parfums is a series of animated portraits symbolizing diversity, the assertion of identity, and the fight for equal rights. Innovative photos, which the collective reinterpreted digitally in the colors of the Rainbow Flag, expres Givenchy’s commitment to a more diverse, more inclusive, more universal kind of beauty.

Through this initiative, Givenchy Parfums, Amar Studio & VeVe are proud to support Le MAG Jeunes (Movement for the Assertion of Young Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Trans people), a French association founded in Paris in 1985. Amar Singh continues to lead India’s national effort at the supreme court to abolish LGBT+ conversion therapy.  Aimed at the LGBTQIA+ young population (15 to 30), Le MAG Jeunes focuses on support and accompanying: it carries out awareness-raising missions in schools, offers cultural and educational activities, and provides psychological support to all those who need it. It also lobbies international institutions, so as to promote the implementation of more inclusive public policies, for today and tomorrow.

“Art remains one of the most powerful forms of self-expression, we’re honored to further the LGBTQIA+ cause so that everyone can present their authentic self,” said David Yu, Co-Founder of VeVe. “We are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community and help fund the fight against LGBT phobias and sexism through the sales of this unique digital collectible.”

Last year the companies came together to sell the digital artwork, “Pride”, as a sign of support for the LGBTQIA+ cause and MAG. The $128,000 raised led to the organization:

  • Moving to a bigger space in Paris and opening of two new local centers for LGBT+ youth inclusion, to overcome isolation and that offers support and multiple activities. The Paris local group is now in the heart of the capital Quincampoix Street, Paris 4th, with a great space to welcome LGBT+ youth. And the two new branches are in Lyon and Clermont Ferrand. 
  • An increase of LGBT+ youth supported by the organization to 529. The foundation aims to support 1,600 youths thanks to the new spaces and new members of staff. 
  • Building and recruitment a team of professionals to accompany youth and fight LGBT phobias and sexism.
  • An increase of interventions in school from 3,000 students in 2021 to 11,360 in 2022, to prevent LGBT phobia and sexism in the education sector.

About VeVe:
Founded in 2018, VeVe was created by collectors, for collectors to bring premium licensed NFT digital collectibles to the mass market. With millions of active users and over 6      million NFTs sold, VeVe is the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform and one of the top-grossing Entertainment Apps in the Google Play and Apple stores.

Utilizing both blockchain and augmented reality technologies, VeVe offers premium licensed collectibles from leading brands including DC Comics and Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, tokidoki, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and more. For the first time, these brands can provide customization to collectibles after their initial sale, creating endless revenue possibilities for products both new and previously offered. In addition, VeVe’s 3D augmented reality photo mode allows collectors to interact with every digital collectible, as well as share their collectibles through VeVe’s in-app social feed, or on external social platforms including Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and more.

In March 2021, VeVe committed to 100% carbon neutral NFTs and provided $7+ million in grants to environmental nonprofits to raise money for causes through NFT promotions. In addition, VeVe uses Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling protocol, Immutable X, which provides instant trade confirmation, scalability (over 9,000 trades per second), zero gas fees, and a 99.9% reduction in environmental footprint.

The VeVe Digital Collectible app is available on both iOS and Android.

Learn more: VeVe.me | Twitter | Discord | Facebook | Instagram | Medium

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Salvatore Ferragamo, an Italian luxury brand, has an NFT booth in SoHo

Customers can create and mint their own Ethereum-backed non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on OpenSea at a booth set up by Salvatore Ferragamo, an upscale clothing company with its headquarters in Florence, New York.

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The Salvatore Ferragamo concept store in the city’s SoHo neighborhood opened its doors on Friday, and the booth is a part of a bigger debut of the business. All visitors are eligible to receive free NFTs, which are limited to 256 in total. The brand will pay all associated costs up front to mint an NFT.

For the launch, the company is collaborating with artist Shxpir, who has previously created holographic handbags for businesses like Coach. Shxpir has produced 3D digital graphic elements for the NFTs for Salvatore Ferragamo.

Just one day after NFT, there will be a launch.

After a week of discussions about how fashion businesses may tap into the Web3 and NFT arena, NYC, a conference about non-fungible tokens in Times Square, comes to an end. Famous companies have lately debuted their own NFT collections, including Gucci, Prada, Bulgari, and many others.

Salvatore Ferragamo has previously entered the online space.

The company collaborated with Obsess, a virtual and augmented reality software platform that aids businesses in the establishment of interactive online storefronts and virtual experiences, last year. Customers could explore a virtual mansion that featured Ferragamo goods at the online store dubbed “House of Gifts.”

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The crypto decline may be used by Binance to increase its market share in NFT

Football fans will soon have the opportunity to buy “an iconic piece of sports history” thanks to a collaboration between Cristiano Ronaldo and Binance.

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CR7 is starting to participate in NFTs.

The football phenom revealed his exclusive collaboration with Binance today. The multi-year contract, according to Ronaldo, will provide fans the chance to “own an iconic piece of sports history” and take part in his Web3 community.

In a video, Ronaldo stated, “Today we are going to transform the NFT game and move football to the next level.”

The Binance-controlled exchange and the Binance Smart Chain are two of the largest elements of one of cryptocurrency’s largest ecosystems (BSC). With 407 different protocols built atop it and $5.92 billion in value locked, BSC is the second-most used blockchain (after Ethereum).

Binance has had trouble creating a thriving native NFT ecosystem despite these great figures. With only $79 million in total trade volume, PancakeSwap, the decentralized exchange and flagship protocol of Binance, ranks twenty out of the NFT markets (OpenSea and LooksRare, two Ethereum marketplaces, had respective trading volumes of $31.24 billion and $23.23 billion).

Therefore, the alliance with Ronaldo might be interpreted as an effort by Binance to add value to BSC and start growing the NFT market share of the blockchain. On this retweet of the formal announcement, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao “CZ” may have hinted as much: “Now, we start.”

This week saw the announcement of several noteworthy NFT partnerships, such as Pharell Williams’ recent appointment as Chief Brand Officer for the Doodles line.

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