What Art Dubai’s Digital Art Section Signals For The Future Of NFTs At Art Fairs

Jing Culture & Commerce

In "What Art Dubai’s Digital Art Section Signals For The Future Of NFTs At Art Fairs," Anindya Sen writes for the Jing Culture & Commerce magazine on a new section in this year's Art Dubai (March 11–13, 2022) which has attracted great media notice. "Everyone wants a slice of NFTs today," observes the article, "Regions beyond the Western art and tech hubs do not yet have a robust ecosystem to support local galleries and artists working with digital media and technologies. Online platforms often have their own forms of gatekeeping, even if to a lesser extent compared to the traditional galleries. Beyond accessibility, there are linguistic and cultural barriers as well. That is where regional fairs like Art Dubai can support start-ups, galleries, and artists from the region. Going hyperlocal is also a pragmatic move since post-pandemic, global collectors are unlikely to return soon." The article opines that for NFTs to find a foothold in the art world, three factors, "community, experience, and education," is needed. Dastan was one of the 17 galleries that participated in the digital section with works of Alireza Asadi Zendehjan and Yousha Bashir. Click here to read it in full.

March 22, 2022
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