Late September, the first NFT art sale was inaugurated in our country, a digital collection curated by Gallery Weekend Santiago, which will be available until December 29th of this year.
Until December 29, 2021
Blockchain technology has not only revolutionized the ecosystem of the global economy, with multimillion cryptocurrency transactions in the world’s most important stock exchanges. It has also shaken the art world with the emergence of NFTs, Non Fungible Tokens, unique codes equivalent to digital works, which are sold and bought on specialized platforms by collectors and brokers around the world.
Thus, on September 29th, in the context of the 5th Edition of Gallery Weekend Santiago, the first sale of an NFT collection was inaugurated in Chile. An exhibition curated by Gallery Weekend Santiago, which is composed of 20 works by renowned Chilean artists, works that can be purchased exclusively at www.galleryweekend.cl.
The artists participating in this sale are Martín Gubbins, Marcos Sánchez, María Verónica San Martín, Mono Lira, Francisca Alvarez, Josefina Bardi, Andrea Wolf, Cristián Velasco, Denisse Lira, Patricia Claro, Caiozzama, Maria Luisa Murillo and Alvaro Díaz.
This unprecedented Chilean exhibition, entitled El Arte Lo Dijo Primero [Art Said It First], is related to the impulse of contemporary plastic art to anticipate the conflicts that echo with greater obviousness in a consumer society on the verge of collapse. The climate crisis, inequality, gender equity, and even the health crisis, are recurring themes in this exhibition in digital format, which highlights the premonitory capacity of the work itself.
The exhibition will be on display until December 29, 2021, and the works can be purchased using the cryptocurrency Ethereum (Ether) or through Credit Card.
Upon completion of the exhibition, GWS will mitigate the emissions generated by the sale of NFT with the purchase of carbon credits.