- The gallery will showcase NFT exhibitions and programs highlighting the evolution of digital art.
- The debut exhibition is curated by SuperRare senior curator An Rong.
- Future programming includes exhibitions dedicated to Pride Month and black digital artists.
NFT marketplace SuperRare will run a physical gallery pop-up space in SoHo, New York City from May 19 to Aug 28. The gallery will showcase a rotating roster of curated NFT exhibitions and programs highlighting the evolution of digital art.
The debut exhibition, Visions from Remembered Futures, is curated by SuperRare senior curator An Rong. It features works by 15 digital artists, themed around science fiction and futurism. Future programming includes exhibitions dedicated to Pride Month and an exhibition dedicated to two-dimensional digital art as well as a showcase by black digital artists.
“NTFs are dynamic artworks and seeing them displayed in a gallery setting, sparking dialogue and connection has long been a goal for us at SuperRare,” said SuperRare co-founder and CEO John Crain.
SuperRare says that the pop-up gallery aims to make digital art “accessible beautiful, inspiring, and to foster in-person connections and conversation.”
“Showcasing artists from diverse backgrounds, the SuperRare Gallery aims to explore art’s future place in the web3 ecosystem, while reflecting on the past astronomical year when NFTs entered the mainstream consciousness,” the company says.
It adds that NFT digital art has often been overlooked by traditional institutions due to the difficulties of displaying the works in a physical space. SuperRare did not specify how the artwork will be displayed in their gallery, but NFT art has been displayed in physical galleries in the past.
Superchief, which bills itself as the world’s first physical NFT gallery, launched in April last year in New York City. The world’s first NFT museum opened in Seattle in January, with NFT art displayed on high fidelity Samsung screens.
Also happening in May, two of Gagosian’s New York galleries will present never-before-seen works of Takashi Murakami including pieces based on his Clone X NFT project developed in collaboration with Nike’s RTFKT.
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