Sharjah, March 1 / WAM / House of Knowledge – an innovative cultural project developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) – opened today the “Gateway to Metaverse”, the first exhibition of immutable symbols (NFT) in Sharjah. with the participation of 60 international and 15 local artists by Specialists in digital art and coding of works of art.
The opening of the exhibition, which will last until April 15, was attended by Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, Executive Director of Operations in Shurooq, Marwa Al -Aqroubi, Director of the House of Wisdom and Xavier Tsang-Herbrich, founder of the “World Art Fair” project. / Global Art Exhibition / and other personalities and artists.
The exhibition offers a wide space for artists, technology experts, cultural institutions and art collectors and aims to promote the convergence between traditional and digital art and to introduce visitors to the latest digital technologies that have changed the creative art scene in world.
The exhibition will be held in the “Exhibition Al-Khwarizmi” hall in the House of Wisdom in cooperation with the project “Global Art Exhibition”, which is a global platform for artistic talents and the platform “Moro”, which is the leader. initiative in the UAE to coordinate digital art exhibitions representing irreplaceable symbols.NFTs /.
A selection of artists from the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States will participate in the exhibition, where their works are displayed on 24 screens and include portraits, landscapes, abstract art and surreal, as well as sculpture, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, in two sessions during the exhibition period, the first session will host more than 30 international artists, followed by the second session, expecting approximately the same number of artists, along with 15 Emirati artists residing in the Country.
Marwa Al-Aqroubi said: The exhibition embodies the message of the House of Wisdom, which aims to provide a platform to promote civilized and cultural dialogue and exchange of knowledge in various fields in an integrated environment that stimulates imagination and creativity, while we wait forward. to support and enhance contemporary art using irreplaceable symbol technology and blockchain, referring to the role of the exhibition.To enable creators to invest in their innovative ideas in the art world and direct their talents.
The “Gateway to Metaverse” exhibition aims to bridge the gap between the virtual world of metaverse and the real world through art, as well as to introduce artists, collectors and visitors to the concept and techniques of metaverse. Cryptography and traditional art.
Regarding the choice of the Emirate of Sharjah to host the exhibition, Xavier Tsang-Herbrich, founder of the Global Art Exhibition project, said that Sharjah represents an incubator of promising opportunities, an inspiring beacon for culture, art and knowledge exchange. Our collaboration with the House of Wisdom in organizing this exhibition reflects our shared vision of supporting contemporary art and artists.
For her part, Anna Seaman, co-founder of the Moro platform for digital art exhibitions, said: “The House of Wisdom is an ideal place to host this exhibition, which introduces the public to the concept of digital and irreplaceable art. , as it includes pioneering facilities for learning and knowledge sharing. ”
Dr. Nina Heidemann, Director of the Maraya Center for the Arts, explained that “Gateway to Metaverse” highlights the promising prospects that “irreplaceable symbol” technology offers artists, where digital art offers ample opportunities over traditional art, as the close relationship between them has contributed to the promotion of creative and artistic dialogue worldwide.
At the end of the opening ceremony, Stefano Favarito, digital art expert and curator of the exhibition, accompanied the guests, artists and media people on a tour through the corridors of the exhibition to see the works of art and their aesthetic and creative elements.
The paintings on display include contemporary visual works, surreal and abstract artwork, a wide range of static, moving and pixel artwork, and digital images containing sound and musical effects. The exhibition also houses a group of traditional works of art with their digital counterparts who have similar visions, concepts, styles and ideas.
The program of the exhibition includes a series of seminars to discuss the use of modern technology in the art world and to introduce visitors to modern channels of artistic expression and its practices, in addition to seminars aimed at enabling artists and visitors to transform works of their art in immutable. symbol (NFT). A Conversation with Local Artists “discussed the latest trends in irreplaceable symbols and the challenges faced by traditional artists including traditional art in the world of metaphysics and pixel art as irreplaceable symbols, and focused on the applications of fashion design in the world of metaverse and places to get traditional artwork sold through digital art platforms
The exhibition will witness tomorrow the organization of two discussion sessions, the first entitled “Gateway to the World of Metaverse” to introduce visitors to the world of immutable and metaverse tokens, while the session will address “Irreplaceable Tokens: bubble or future?” The value of symbols, their legal aspects and the future of art.
Tomorrow will be held the workshop entitled “How to become a photographer with the technology of irreplaceable symbols”, which aims to acquaint participants with the basics of storytelling and photography within the spaces of irreplaceable symbols, while the workshop “How to create 3D irreplaceable symbols. “will focus on programs and applications specializing in designs. Holographic and 3D printing technology.