Curated art fair Art Basel in Miami Beach is tapping into NFTs with its first interactive exhibition! Starting December 2, the event will display top NFTs as part of its partnership with the open-source blockchain Tezos.
In fact, attendees will even be able to create their own abstract self-portrait as an NFT!
The Art Basel debut NFT exhibition: what we know so far
Between December 2-4th, the Art Basel in Miami Beach will host its first interactive NFT exhibition. The event, titled “Humans + Machines: NFTs and the Ever-Evolving World of Art” will feature generative art pieces, as well as other unique NFTs.
Among the top artists featured there will be Stuart “Sutu” Campbell, Helena Sarin, Iskra Velitchkova, and others.
What’s more, the event will feature an interactive algorithm created by digital artist Mario Klingemann (aka Quasimodo). Accordingly, the algorithm will allow Art Basel visitors to create an abstract self-portrait by themselves, and save it as their own NFT.
Quasimodo believes this intimate experience will bring people and technology closer:
“While the body of work may be created by the machine, a self-portrait is a deeply human thing, so I hope this probe questions around human nature and perception, and all that expresses itself with automated systems,” he said.
The NFT exposition is featuring top generative art pieces, unique NFTs, as well as an interactive algorithm that generates abstract self-portraits. Credits: Tezos
Promoting generative art with Tezos
In order to create a unique NFT experience, the Art Basel in Miami Beach collaborated with Tezos. The open-source blockchain is aiming to raise awareness regarding NFTs, and the “ever-evolving world of generative art.”
Launched in 2014, Tezos is a leader among open-source platforms such as Solana or Ethereum. The company aims to deliver smart contract options safely while upgrading blockchain tech as a whole.
This month, Tezos also teamed up with Redbull Racing for a five-NFT collection launched on the platform.