BREAKING! MoMAA’s 1st NFT Modern African Art Exhibition
MoMAA’s 1st NFT Modern African Art Exhibition will be active May 18 – Jun 18, 2021.
The definition of Contemporary African Art or Modern African Art still triggers a lot of debates in the past. Crypto art movements push the definition of what is an African heritage more than ever. MoMAA is always focused on being the leading voice of African art, and we are adding in our calendar MoMAA’s NFT Modern African Art Exhibitions every year from now. It’s time that crypto art starts to have its own tradition too.
1st NFT Modern African Art Exhibition features The Portraitist.
The Portraitist is an artist who is pushing the edges of the crypto art medium on multiple levels. His Kings and Queens Collection contain 1st ever portraits of African kings minted on the blockchain, and it is absorbing from an African art perspective. We are all, without any doubt go deeper into the digital world more than ever, which pushes an African heritage history further into the digital world.
It is the first NFT collection of all worlds’ royal families, and 30 of 32 portraits from the Kings and Queens Collection are 1st ever portraits of these persons minted on blockchain at the same time!
The Portraitist is one of the few NFT artists that push on radically high uniqueness assisted on the wings of the crypto technology. It makes all his art highly collectible.
NFT AS UNIQUE DIGITAL ASSET
The monetary value of expensive fine art is often driven by scarcity and uniqueness, and NFT art just pushes that one level higher than traditional art. NFTs are certificates of ownership of a unique digital item that is unquestionable. These digital receipts reside on the blockchain (a digital ledger), and once an NFT has been “minted,” its code is permanently woven into the blockchain and can not be changed. Crypto art is starting to be part of the art world.
CONNECTING TRADITIONAL ART WITH CRYPTO ART
We appreciate the efforts of The Portraitist for his work on are of connecting traditional art with crypto art. His work is highly collectible, and for sure, he can sell on online auction some or all of his portraits from the Kings and Queens Collection. He put the auction sale of his entire Kings and Queens Collection on hold. He pushes the envelope to communicate with traditional galleries as first to show his crypto art in connection with conventional gallery media first, and his artwork offer goes on online auctions later. Its pioneer and hard work (with some galleries probably will not happen in our lifetime), but this process was happening in one way or another. Human history shows that technology changes are unstoppable overall and become genuinely mainstream how time goes.
From a pure African perspective, the Kings and Queens Collection have 2 African kings: King Letsie III and King Mswati III.
If you wish to learn more about The Portraitist, you can find our interview with him here.