ART RECAP: NFT ARTIST ITZEL YARD AT MISA

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MISA by König Galerie just wrapped their program, here is what happened.

Art by Erwin Wurm

The marketplace for both digital and traditional art showcased a carefully curated selection of 250 works of art by more than 200 artists. MISA’s unique concept bridges the gap between the traditional art world and the crypto world. The program consisted of a diverse selection of international emerging and already established artists. The works, which covered 70 years of art history, were arranged in 13 booths according to movement, artists group, style, zeitgeist, mood and how they contrasted with each other.

The inaugural project on MISA was the NFT BOOTH that has been on view at MISA #3 in St. Agnes, Berlin. Presented were NFTs by Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm, the digital artists Itzel Yard, Auriea Harvey, and Refik Anadol, the crypto pioneers Jonas Lund and Olive Allen, as well as by the net art icons Ubermorgen. For the ones that didn’t know yet: The acronym NFT stands for non-fungible token. NFTs certify that a digital asset is unique and therefore not interchangeable. If you collect NFTs, you purchase tokens and the objects associated with them. These objects can be anything, for example, digital works of art or virtual real estate, music pieces or card collections. 

Andy Picci "The Shape of Love"

Claudia Hart "Matisse passes through me"

Until now, digital art has not had the same value as paintings or sculptures, because it could easily be copied and shared. The new technology however is revolutionizing the art market: it ensures that digital art can finally be collected just like traditional painting or sculpture. 

MISA offers NFTs minted by artists on the primary market. Art can not only be bought, but also be sold on the secondary market. But that’s not all! MISA brings together four generations of artists working with technology: net artists, Internet artists, social media artists and crypto artists. At the same time, it enables traditional artists to produce and present their first NFTs.

One artist who is certainly no longer new to the field of NFTs is Istzel Yard. Yard is the highest-selling female NFT artist with a $2 million sale of her artwork DREAMING AT DUSK in May this year. She makes generative art, which uses algorithms and autonomous systems to create patterns and shapes. Her work has also been presented alongside others at  MISA.art, which was on show from August 10 to 22. 

NFT art by Itzel Yard

All Image Courtesy by the Artists and MISA.art

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