Art Basel ‘21 proved that Miami is the new Silicon Valley.
The freshest approaches met groundbreaking galleries over the past week.
NFTs are really taking the front stage in art, which turns the first edition of the world-famous show in two years into a rich place for discussions.
Although it’s hard to predict all the impact non-fungible-token might have, this year, we could see that more and more creatives, from the most traditional to the most daring ones, have been showing an increasing interest in digital art marketplaces.
Let them take to this universe sneakers, powerful machines & their high-end leather seats or even virtual concerts — the truth is that there’s no way back when it comes to moving faster toward the future.
Attracting attention from rising startups and big names, the most spontaneous forms of token art deliver immersive experiences for people to actually get what the metaverse is all about.
Roddenberry Entertainment, the company that co-produced the Star Trek series, has released a non-fungible-token coded into the DNA of a living bacterial organism — the first living NFT.
Meanwhile, Open Earth Foundation hosted a sale of holographic NFTs at the Basel show to raise funds for an ocean-saving platform.
Different from the traditional gallery experience, the exclusive VIP event for 34 different NFT artists took creative place-making to a whole new level.
The auctions related to the metaverse are already super competitive, and the fact that corporate behemoths have been scouting for offices brings in immense capital to the Sunshine State.
That's why, in the end, Miami seems to be the ultimate Silicon Valley.
And the snaps we caught during our coverage showed how boundless self-expression can be as well.
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