Cryptoart India Collective is proud to present India’s first dedicated NFT (non-fungible token) Art Exhibition – DAZE on December 18 and 19, 2021 at Lokayata Art Gallery, Hauz Khas, New Delhi. The exhibition is open for all from 11 am to 7 pm.
DAZE, i.e Decentralized Art Zone, is hosting its 1st NFT art exhibition to showcase prominent & curated Indian NFT talent to traditional artists & world at large. This is the second large scale event conducted by the artist and core team of CIC. The group of 50+ artists came together for the first time back in April-May of 2021 when the covid crisis was at its peak and had raised more than 4 eth for Crypto Relief India, a community-run fund initiated by the founder of blockchain firm Polygon, Sandeep Nailwal.
In addition to NFT art, this exhibition will also host several workshops & panels. These activities will touch upon various aspects of NFTs & navigation of the web 3.0 rabbit hole throughout the 2 days of the exhibit. The exhibit will also be streamed online & in a metaverse gallery for those wanting to visit virtually. The core production team behind DAZE is CIC’s own Jatin Pathi, Vishesh Chopra & Priyanka Balwa a.k.a Cyber Shakti.
The event has been sponsored by NFT artists Jatin Pathi, Fabin Rasheed, Melvin Thambi along with NFT Kochi, Fandefi, NEAR NFT Club, Polygon Studios and Omniflix Network. Event partners include Museum of Crypto Art, $Whale Community, Makersplace & NFT Malayali.
The exhibition is curated by eminent NFT artists & dignitaries including Cyber Shakti, Amrit Pal Singh, Indrani Mitra, Mehak Jain, A Nadamel, Cyber Shakti, Jatin Pathi, Prasad Bhat and Melvin Thambi, Shivani Mitra, Barthazian,
Speaking on the occasion, Jatin Pathi, co-founder CIC, Meebits DAO & Producer of DAZE said, “In the last couple of years, the demand for NFTs has grown significantly and many artists across the world are utilizing the power of technology to showcase their passion. We are extremely proud and thrilled to showcase India’s finest digital artists from various genres and platforms at DAZE. This is just the beginning, and we look forward to expanding this initiative with future collaborations that will support the Indian art community.”
The exhibition is the first to present the concept of NFTs as both an emerging artistic medium as well as a revolutionary vehicle for commerce within the art and digital asset market.
Vishesh Chopra, co-producer, designer & entrepreneur added, “There’s a lot of misinformation with regards to cryptocurrencies and their use cases, even now after all these years. I’ve been trying to change that by organizing meetups and working with the Indian crypto community on various fronts since 2016. I believe crypto art is a historic movement worth documenting and celebrating, and organizing DAZE is a step in that direction.”
Priyanka Balwa aka. Cyber Shakti, co-producer, curator, NFT Marketer & NFT artist herself said, “NFTs have presented a plethora of opportunities to natively digital artists like myself & I’d like to pay it forward. With DAZE, we have dual objectives, of not only showcasing NFT talent but to present valuable engagement for everyone in attendance. The idea really is to build a nexus of web3.0’s most enterprising cohorts & set the perfect stage for limitless possibilities.”
Fabin Rasheed, curator, NFT Marketer & NFT artist added, “Digital art, besides embracing the traditional media of hand-based painting and more, has resulted in highly innovative and meaningful creations which span media like Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Generative art and more. The possibility of creative expressions are increasingly becoming more pronounced and profound using such media.”
DAZE has also partnered with NFT Kochi, the first NFT conference happening at Kochi on the 18th of December. LAZ the founder of NFT Kochi said, “The world of NFT’s is all about the community. NFT Kochi objective is to connect and build social networks through NFTs. The vision of NFT Kochi is to facilitate the convergence of art and elements of an ancient civilization into the Blockchain and the Metaverse through community partnership. Daze is India’s 1st Decentralized Art Zone build by the visionary artists in India. Partnering with the leading artists and the curators at Daze we are able to find talent and elevate beautiful master NFT pieces into the metaverse.”