Preparations are in top gear as Dubai Culture is set to play host to its premiere NFT arts exhibition, which will feature about 50 works made by many creatives in the United Arab Emirates. As part of preparations to kick start the event, which is slated to begin on 15 January, the Dubai culture authority has partnered with Morrow Collective. Morrow Collective is a curated NFT platform. This partnership is targeted at presenting the physical exhibition of the artworks at places like the Design Library and Al Safa Art.
The art exhibition event is themed 50/50. The event is organized as part of plans to celebrate the United Arab Emirates' 50th year anniversary. This event will feature the exhibition of works of great creatives like Dalal Ahmed, Alia Al Gaoud, Khalid Al Banna, Gigi Gorlova, and Marwan Shakarchi. Notably, these artists were selected through the NFTs, ranging from paintings, 3D works, animation, collages, and photography. The artists will also be selected via an open call.
You would recall that NFTs found their way into the arts industry in a massive way in early 2021. This happened when a famous artist named Beeple auctioned his first-ever NFT artwork at Christie's auction for $69.4million. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, who is the Chief executive of the Arts and Literature Unit, Dubai Culture, aptly stated that the reason for the partnership between the Dubai Culture authority and Morrow Collective is premised on the fact that it will serve as a viable tool for embracing innovative and fresh solutions in the arts and culture sector to support, acknowledge and retain indigenous creatives. Saeed further noted that the partnership would foster a free for all access to arts.
The physical exhibition of arts will kick off from 15 January to 15 February, at Design Library and Al Safa Art.