Seattle, WA — April 15, 2022 — The unprecedented COP26 collection “Humanity Challenged by Climate Change,” curated by Exquisite Workers co-founder Anna Dart, will be on display at the Seattle NFT Museum, the first NFT Museum in the world, from April 16 to June 3, 2022.
More about COP26 DigitalArt4Climate Collection
On Nov. 13, 2021, thousands of delegates from over 200 countries and nongovernmental organizations convened in Glasgow, Scotland for the biggest climate conference in history, COP26. For this special occasion, DigitalArt4Climate, the first NFT art competition for Earth’s climate — founded by GloCha in partnership with UN-Habitat, Unique Network, Exquisite Workers and Social Alpha Foundation — brought together over 200 artists from 58 countries, all working at the intersection of art and technology in hopes of inspiring a cleaner future.
Tomorrow, Seattle NFT Museum opens its third exhibition, titled, “The Climate Conversation,” which brings the climate conversation to center stage, displaying works that challenge trends and explore emerging technologies to solve mass energy consumption.
Commenting on the event, Jennifer Wong, co-creator of the Seattle NFT Museum, said: “The environmental impact of blockchain transactions is an ongoing concern for the creation and collection of NFTs. We want to make it clear that the museum is a place to engage in that conversation. This exhibit will explore alternative blockchains, climate impact utilities and notable artist collections created to drive climate impact awareness.”
Exquisite Corpse, a timeless surrealist game, is the library of wisdom and a symbol of 2021’s DigitalArt4Climate. On display at the Seattle NFT Museum starting from April 16, 2022. Image courtesy of Exquisite Workers.
The COP26 DigitalArt4Climate Collection will be exhibited at the Seattle NFT Museum next to the Open Earth CarbonDrop Collection, which features work by renowned artists such as Refik Anadol, GMUNK, Sara Ludy and Kyle Gordon to support the Open Earth Foundation. The exhibit also showcases a blockchain curation by WAX and Solana, Anna McNaught X PANDAA, Al Goanna, Maksim Surguy, Seattle Collection: Neon Space and the Seattle NFT Museum Permanent Collection.
Anna Dart, curator and creative at DigitalArt4Climate (2021) said: “At Exquisite Workers, we admire the fact that the Seattle NFT Museum highlights visually powerful collections that are focused on social impact and powered by cutting-edge technology such as NFTs. This is a true breakthrough for the museum world and it will make an enduring difference.”
Exquisite Workers, the major creative partner at DigitalArt4Climate, has installed nine screens to showcase the COP26 collection with Bricx Martillo Dumas, Eka, Amir Karimi, Chloé Hajjar, Kat Hassell, Elena Gris, Gemma Quevedo, Davi Russo, Amazing Devya, Nico Lob, Judit Canela, Nicolle Rockstroh, Roger Haus, Exquisite Workers and more, as well as selected pieces dedicated to climate action.
The auctions of the COP26 collection (30 one-of-one NFTs) will take place in summer 2022 on the Polkadot and Kusama blockchains, powered by Unique Network to support the UN-Habitat Youth. The whitelist can be entered via an email request.
About Seattle NFT Museum
As a center for supporting the NFT creator and collector community, the Seattle NFT Museum, founded in January 2022, is a physical space designed to explore the boundaries of digital art. Exhibits include featured artists, notable private collections and educational displays.
Seattle NFT Museum is open to the public from 11:00 pm to 6:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays, and 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm Thursdays through Sundays. Daily tickets are available for purchase by visiting the site.
Exhibition Opening Event
April 16, 6:30pm to 10:00pm PT.
About the Global Challenges Action network
The International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (GloCha) is a youth-focused, United Nations-accredited civil society organization based in Klagenfurt am Wörtheersee, Austria.
About the UN-Habitat Program
The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) is a United Nations program for human settlements and sustainable urban development. It was established in 1978 as an outcome of the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development held in Vancouver, Canada in 1976.
About Unique Network
Unique Network is an infrastructure for the next generation of NFTs. The first NFT chain for Kusama and Polkadot, Unique Network offers developers independence from high network transaction fees, dense upgrades and siloed NFTs. Unique Network was responsible for Polkadot’s first NFTs, Substrapunks.
About Exquisite Workers
Known for their outstanding collective artwork inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, which graces the most prestigious digital art shows and fronts global charity campaigns, Exquisite Workers are co-creators of DigitalArt4Climate (2021). Over the last year, Exquisite Workers has teamed up with hundreds of artists and over 30 organizations, including The Fabricant, DoinGud, Digital Village and 0x Society, to create 504 unique NFTs dedicated to global sustainable goals.
For more information, visit the DigitalArt4Climate website.
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