Art by Daria Panfilova
ArtCollectingSpace NFT dApp was created to share ultra-contemporary art and collectibles. Ultra-contemporary art is the fastest growing segment of the art market. The founders of the platform prepare the world’s first curated auction of ultra-contemporary art to present it to collectors from all over the world. Owners will be able to display ultra-contemporary art in metaverses, on VR, AR, XR, MR platforms or project on wide screens.
The decentralized application can also be used to publish digital copies of art and collectibles that exist in the physical world. Affiliated experts will check the provenance and certify the results of the examination with their digital signature; the hash of the digital signature can be included in the description.
Marina Nadeeva, founder of ArtCollecting.Space: “Our team has completed work on the alpha-version of the new NFT platform on the Tezos blockchain. We have over 100 tokenized digital artworks in our collection from different countries: Russia, Brazil, India, the USA… Some artists have been represented at prestigious art fairs such as Art Basel and FRIEZE. Some have worked for world famous brands or games. Some have just started their careers. We’ve decided to diversify our collection and bring the best artworks purchased before to the auction. Our further goal is to support early adopters of our NFT dApp. We’ve attracted talented artists and musicians to share their artworks at the auction to top NFT collectors from all over the world”.
Among the participants of Ultra-Contemporary Art Auction are:
Lika Gomiashvili. Lika graduated from British Higher School of Art and Design, ICA Moscow, BASA Institute, and MISIS. Exhibited in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Ilia Kabakov’s Studio, in Open Studios in Winzavod, Ekaterina Foundation, participated in Postindustrial APXINALLE – NCCA Ural, the 7th International Public Art Festival “Art Prospect”, the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Copenhagen Art Week, 1st CURATORIAL FORUM in St.Petersburg Street Art Museum, and many other projects.
Daria Panfilova. Daria lives and works between Moscow and Sydney. Actively exhibited in Moscow, Los Angeles, and Europe. In her works, she explores the Arctic topic, the interaction of art with digital technologies, and cultural codes of different eras. Included in the ART top 100 young artists rating, best contemporary artists of Russia (ARTEEX). Graduated from Chernyshevsky State University, The Academy of Arts, British Higher School of Art and Design, Barcelona Academy. Collective exhibitions: Artsummer – New Tretyakov Gallery – Moscow (2021), S E L E C T I O N Art Show – Los Angeles (2019), Environmental practices through the eyes of artists – Barcelona (Art residency, 2013), Faces of Europe – Madrid (Art residency, 2011), Cultural patterns – Paris (Art residence, 2009).
Giovanni De Benedetto. Being a self-taught photographer, Giovanni De Benedetto is a klecksography artist based in Berlin, Germany. In 2019, PREMATURE has been chosen by Cristina Salmastrelli to be exhibited at the prestigious PULSE Art Fair in Miami Beach during the Miami Art Week as part of The Next Generation of artists in the contemporary panorama. In 2020, he started to work together with art dealer Matteo Sormani, CEO of Art-Preview, where an exclusive PREMATURE exhibition was on view on Artsy Viewing Room until December 18th. During the previous years, Giovanni has gained recognition for his work PREMATURE, winning Honorable Mentions in the IPA – Int’l Photography Awards, in the PX3 – Prix de la Photografie Paris, in the Neutral Density Awards and a Nominee in the 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. His work is published in several blogs and magazines like Inside Art Magazine, Art Market Magazine, Dodho, My Art Is Real and Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art Magazine.
Jonas Kasper Jensen. Jonas Kasper is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. He works in the intersection of digital art, NFT art, painting, and sound art. In his work, he processes ideas about blockchain technology, fluid gender roles, and the notion of change. He studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts 2012, Copenhagen, and at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main 2011.
He writes about NFT and art for the online magazine The Tokenizer. He has been teaching at IT University Copenhagen (2020), Kunstcubator (2019-now), FELT (2019-now) The Royal Danish Academy of fine art (2017), Chung-Ang University in Seoul (2016), Rat School of Art in Seoul (2016), Krabbesholm Højskole (2015-2016 and 2018), Huset for Kunst Og Design Holstebro (2016 and 2017) and Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (2015).
Marina Nadeeva: “As we’re attracting artists to ArtCollecting.Space dApp or building our own collection, we come across tokenized digital artworks by artists who have been exhibited at The Armory Show, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, PULSE Miami, and Paris Photo, as well as young artists who have just started their careers. Our goal is to build bridges between the art market and high-tech market and show new ways of collecting digital artworks”.
The Art Collecting team continues to expand its collection and invite art dealers and collectors who are interested in the development of the NFT market.
Marina Nadeeva: “Choosing NFTs for themselves, users of platforms are often guided by the choice of top collectors, art dealers, and curators. I support the idea of network archeology. I want to abandon curatorial selection and give everyone access to the platform. Freedom of choice is the main driving force of contemporary art. At the same time, users will be able to access collections and curatorial selections of professionals”.
The first auction is scheduled for December, 31.