The Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art orÂ mownaâ€™sÂ NFT Show, opens February 1st, 2022 at 6 PM ET, with a â€œdrop partyâ€ on Discord. The show itself runs through April 30th, 2022.
This new show from a group we have featured previously (and truly adore), features artworks from 174 artists, representing 32 countries, all exhibited inÂ mowna‘s first year. The artists’ work will be exhibited inÂ mowna‘s digital museum Â andÂ mownaÂ will also be minting 1/1 edition NFTs of the work on OpenSea, where weekly auctions will take place throughout the duration of the show. The show will additionally include NFTs fromÂ mowna‘s 2021 shows.
mownaÂ is invested in expanding the styles of artwork represented on the NFT platforms. “The NFT space is wild and newfangled, and so is our digital museum, so for us it’s a match. We have a beautiful group of artists that we’ve nurtured through a really rough year and are excited to start 2022 by celebrating their work on OpenSea,” says Cari Ann Shim Sham, co-founder of the group. “It is important to bring high quality artists and diverse artwork to the space” says Joey Zaza, who also co-founded the museum. “It’s an exciting time to see so much current artwork, and we are excited to look for sustainable models that empower artists, collectors, and museum guests.”
Artists in this new show include Ayshia Taskin, Pierre Gervois, BÃ©atrice Coron, and Mark Freeman.
WhenÂ mownaÂ launched the Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art a year ago, NFTs were not considered a viable option for paying artists. Over the last year, sales of NFTs have increased into the billions of dollars. They have been a way for some artists to make money for their artwork. Prominent auction houses have offered them for sale, and traditional art museums have been hesitant to work with them. Part ofÂ mowna‘s mission is to incorporate innovative new technologies, experiment within the art and museum space, and pay artists for their work. While the future of NFTs is unclear,Â mownaÂ acknowledges the NFT space as a new opportunity for art.Â mownaÂ embraces spaces that allow artists to have agency, freedom, equity, and the ability to live a sustainable lifestyle as an artist. While we still enjoy physical based work and spaces,Â mownaÂ is excited to explore the NFT space with its next show.
To experienceÂ mownaÂ please visitÂ www.mowna.org/nft