‘METAVISION’, further echoing K11 MUSEA’s social mission to democratise and demystify NFT art in all its facets, and to open up the possibilities of the next iteration of the internet — the Metaverse — to all. See over 200 pieces by more than 30 solo artists and NFT projects alike displayed across nine floors and curated to each floor’s theme — placing the spotlight on artists as young as 8 years old to world-class artists such as Tom Sachs, Takashi Murakami and more.
Why it matters:
NFT藝術展「METAVISION」精選一系列藝術品，呈現NFT多元化的面貌——從國際知名藝術家到新銳藝術家的風格，從0.8ETH到1,560 ETH的價格範圍。展品估計總值超過26,000 ETH（截至新聞稿發佈日期，相等於US$82M+／HK$646M+），將透過遍佈這個文化零售地標內的數碼屏幕展示，連接線上線下世界，讓觀者近距離欣賞價值非凡的藝術品。即使是初次接觸NFT的入門者，也可輕鬆投入這個風靡全球的藝術品市場，投身區塊鏈藝術的收藏世界，欣賞甚至收藏獨一無二的作品。
A curated yet eclectic selection of NFT artworks are showcased from emerging and established artists and at varying price points starting from 0.8 ETH to as high as 1,560 ETH. The collection is estimated to be worth a total of over 26,000 ETH (approx. US$82M+ / HK$646M+ as of press release). Bridging the worlds of the online and offline by showcasing through digital screens and in-person tours, it’s the first time that the general public can have direct access to see such a high-valued roster of artworks up close. Beginners to the world of NFT art can more readily immerse in the burgeoning culture of blockchain-backed art collecting — through appreciating and purchasing truly one-of-a-kind artworks that have taken the world by storm.
．廣為人知的Bored Ape Yacht Club（BAYC；無聊猿遊艇俱樂部），NFT系列獲NBA 球星Steph Curry、美國歌手Snoop Dogg、饒舌歌手Eminem等各界名人熱烈追捧，Eminem更花上123.45 ETH購買與自己外貌相似的「無聊猿」。其衍生的NFT系列Mutant Ape Yacht Club（簡稱MAYC、變異猿）同樣備受熱捧，其中10,000件NFT以空投「免費血清」方式向BAYC持有者送贈，讓他們為自己的BAYC進行變異，另有部分作公開發售。
．Moonbirds於2022年4月中旬推出，系列包含10,000個具有不同特徵的貓頭鷹頭像，由1000個NFT收藏家及藝術家組成的Proof Collective推出。Moonbirds 的持有者可將NFT 嵌進他們的錢包，以獲取獨家獎賞及其他獎勵。
．充滿彩虹元素的Doodles，由加拿大插畫家Scott Martin（別名Burnt Toast）創作，整個系列包含手繪的骷髏、貓、外星人及猿人等造型，由不同髮型、服裝及配件隨機組成，同樣矚目。它的收藏者均可為這個社群將創建甚麼體驗、產品及活動投票，就如分散式自治組織（DAO）。
．曾與Nike和Chanel等品牌合作的美國雕塑藝術家Tom Sachs，創作出Rocket Factory系列，收藏者可透過不同機頭、機身及尾翼組件，製作自己的專屬火箭NFT。Tom Sachs曾將麥當勞及Hello Kitty等國際知名品牌放進設計，展覽將展示部分稀有款式。
．年僅8歲的香港藝術家Arthus Ng展現其過人創作天賦，社交平台上累積大量追隨者，近日創作以蛇為主題的作品引起熱話；栽培他的母親Ching Lee 亦加入NFT行列，熱衷製作NFT動畫。
．Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), a much-hyped series that has recently been fervently collected by celebrities from basketball icon Steph Curry to music artist Snoop Dogg and rapper Eminem, who notably spent 123.45 ETH on a Bored Ape that looks uncannily like himself. Equally among the biggest names in NFT is its spin-off collection, Mutant Ape Yacht Club, which is created when any Bored Ape is exposed to one out of a limited quota of 10,000 Mutant Serum NFTs.
．Moonbirds — one of the most talked-about NFT projects since its launch in mid-April 2022. It’s made up of 10,000 utility-enabled pixel owl PFPs (profile pictures) by the Proof Collective, a private membership of 1,000 leading NFT collectors and artists. With Moonbirds, collectors are able to ‘nest’ their NFT within their wallet and accrue benefits, including exclusive drops and other rewards.
．Rainbow-hued Doodles by Burnt Toast (the alias of Canadian illustrator Scott Martin), which operates as a DAO (decentralised autonomous organisation), which gives all collectors a voice in its operations.
．Having collaborated with the likes of Nike and Chanel, Tom Sachs has become renowned for his concept of crafting NFTs of rocket parts that must be combined to build customisable Rocket NFTs, featuring some of the world’s most recognised brands such as McDonald’s and Hello Kitty.
．Arthus Ng, an 8-year-old Hong Kong artist with a growing following as a young talent, with the spotlight particularly shining on his recent digital drawings of snakes. He is joined by educator and his own mother Ching Lee, who specialises in spreading the passion for the NFT collecting world through her digital animations.
Background – NFT:
A non-fungible token (NFT) is a non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain, a form of digital ledger, that can be sold and traded. Types of NFT data units may be associated with digital files such as photos, videos, and audio. Because each token is uniquely identifiable, NFTs differ from most cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, which are fungible. NFT ledgers claim to provide a public certificate of authenticity or proof of ownership, but the legal rights conveyed by an NFT can be uncertain. NFTs do not restrict the sharing or copying of the underlying digital files, do not necessarily convey the copyright of the digital files, and do not prevent the creation of NFTs with identical associated files.
Of close to 100 pieces that are available for sale, visitors simply need to scan the accompanying QR codes on each display for purchase enquiry.
2022.4.29 – 6.19
10:00 – 22:00
K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Courtesy to Soluna Fine Art and the artists