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NFTs Are Taking Miami Art Week by Storm

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Along with the boom of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that is taking the art world by storm, Miami Art Week’s happenings have begun to see a shift towards the digital, too. Below, we’re sharing the latest in NFTs being presented this week in Miami.

Tezos at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2021

Tezos at Art Basel in Miami Beach, courtesy of Tezos.

Blockchain platform Tezos will debut “Human + Machine: NFTs and the Ever-Evolving World of Art” at Art Basel in Miami Beach. From December 2—4, the program features an exhibition of NFTs and an accompanying roster of talks and events delving into the idea that humans and machines are now working as one. Featured artists include Mario Klingemann (known as Quasimondo), whose project invites viewers to create and mint their own self-portrait NFT, alongside those by names like Joanie Lemercier, Sutu, Helena Sarin, Matt Deslauriers, p1xelfool, and Quibibi. Throughout the week, fairgoers should also look out for discussions like “How to Go From a Digital Museum to the Metaverse?” and “Vectors for Future Art Ecosystems” which will welcome Kelani Nichole, Jesse Damiani, and Julia Kaganskiy, moderated by Victoria Ivanova.

Installation view, “The Smell of Pink” by Andrés Reisinger at Faena Art Project Room 2021, photo by Oriol Tarridas, courtesy of Faena Art.

Aorist will make its official debut this week, launching with a citywide program of exhibitions, installations, and other A new cultural institution focused on NFTs and the crossroads of art and technology, Aorist will make its official debut this week as Faena Art‘s digital partner. In honor of the nonprofit’s 10-year anniversary, Faena Art programming includes large-scale, site-specific installations, and other happenings from November 30—December 5. The Aorist program titled, “Crossroads,” will connect the digital world with the physical through the work of names like Andrés Reisinger, whose Smell of Pink is inaugurating the Faena Art Project Room, Refik Anadol (who is presenting a screen-based work and accompanying NFT on Faena Beach), and Nancy Baker Cahill, whose AR Mushroom Cloud can be found on South Pointe Pier. Also including the work of names like Pilar Zeta, Carlos Betancourt, and Auriea Harvey, the presentation will be accompanied by an auction of NFTs, made to accompany each artist’s physical works, which will donate proceeds for the benefit of coastal preservation organization The ReefLine.

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Mad Dog Jones, “Forever,” courtesy of the artist.

For the occasion of Art Basel, digital media platform nft now and Christie’s auction house are hosting a special exhibition, titled “The Gateway.” Combining NFTs with more traditional fine arts, fairgoers are invited to experience a sensorial display of visuals and music set within a 23,000 square-feet financial building in the city’s downtown. Transforming the space into an immersive gallery, “The Gateway” will include a specially curated selection of digital and physical artworks with an accompanying sound experience, including contributions from names like KESH, FriendsWithYou, Olive Allen, Krista Kim, Sarah Zucker, WhisBe, Victor Mosquera, DotPigeon, and Ash Thorp.

Coldie x Snoop NFT 2021

Coldie and Snoop Dogg, “Decentral Eyes Dogg,” 2021, NFT, courtesy of the artists.

SuperRare has several projects this week, including a show at the Flagler Street Art Festival, a presentation within the nft now x Christie’s “The Gateway,” a booth of NFTs in collaboration with Samsung, on view at SCOPE, and the immersive AR RAREWORLD: An NFT Takeover. Among these is the first NFT collaboration between Snoop Dogg and Coldie, which will be available for purchase through a timed auction, live on the NFT marketplace until December 3. Titled Decentral Eyes Dogg, the NFT—which encompasses an original artwork collaboration and an audio track by the musician—will also be on view both at “The Gateway,” and at the SuperRare presentation at Flagler Street Art Festival. Furthermore, RAREWORLD: An NFT Takeover can be accessed through the SuperWorld app, where fairgoers at Art Basel Miami Beach will find the presentation of virtual sculptures installed throughout the convention center.

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