NFTs have been roaring over the world since 2021, and artists who work in NFT projects now are ambitious to demonstrate that digital existences gain values like physical goods. In the near future, the eternality of digital lives will be equal to the eternality of any human heritages. Unless being burnt, NFTs minted on blockchains will be alive forever.
While the real world is still ruled by the post-pandemic chaos, NFTs and the vision of metaverse light up the darkness and liberate creators. Projects aiming to support public interests and eliminate discrimination are gaining popularity. What mindsets and digital existences shape the metaverse is a critical question today, or, how do we build the metaverse? Based on what “materials”?
In the “immaterial 非物質” NFT exhibition, 10 artists propose a metaverse that is not constructed by physical objects. There are no clothes, avatars, lands, or houses in the metaverse, rather, the “immaterials” like memories, dreams, religions, human-earth relationships, cross-cultural experiences....
Although many projects in immaterial 非物質 are at a very early stage, by retrieving their spiritual experiences IRL and embodying critical thinking, artists in this exhibition seek to transcend NFTs to technological liberation. “immaterial 非物質” exhibition is curated by digital media artist UGLYKIKI, this NFT art exhibition will take place in New Art City and akaSwap throughout 2022/02/22 ~2022/03/22. akaSwap is the largest green NFT trading platform in Asia, by minting NFTs on eco-friendly blockchain like Tezos, “immaterial” and akaSwap hope to raise awareness about the ethical responsibilities of blockchain technology.
| Artist Lineup
Zhao, Tian-lin 趙天琳 Che-Kuang Chuang 莊澤光 frigg2222( Kuan Hui Chen) YUN珮芸 Chi Wang Zhouyu Design 曌宇私想 Jia Ma Lu, Chieh Hua 呂玠樺 某某they/them Artgis Tim