TOKEN2049, announced that it has showcased a first-of-its-kind, immersive NFT experience, entitled the OP3N WHALE NFT Exhibition, at its Singapore edition that took place from 28 to 29 Sept. The exhibition will be presenting NFT assets with a market value exceeding US$100m, the first time such a collection owned by an entity was displayed to the public.
What did the exhibition offer the attendees?
The exhibition was developed by OP3N, a launchpad for IP and communities in Web3, and WHALE, the omni-versal membership club with a treasury that included the world’s largest collection of rare, high-value NFTs spanning gaming, art, and virtual real estate.
Raphael Strauch, founder of TOKEN2049 said: “Today’s Web3 ecosystem reflects the exciting creativity & innovation being brought by a myriad of industries by way of their growing NFTs interest, & mostly happening in Asia. Our attendees had an exciting programme lined up.”
Showcased creatives, brands, and curators from the region that exemplify the global dynamic of East Meets West, the exhibition has made its exclusive debut at Asia’s largest Web3 event & TOKEN2049’s largest-ever conference in its history. An estimated 7,000 are set to attend.
In addition, attendees were able to see OP3N’s latest NFT drop “A3”, developed by YOON and VERBAL who are behind the iconic Tokyo-based fashion brand AMBUSH. The iconic phygital “A3” NFT will be uniquely presented in a glass display case on the exhibition floor.
Which artists were showcased at the exhibition?
The exhibition included artworks by renowned digital artist Pak, famed for spearheading Sotheby’s first-ever NFT sale; leading glitch artist XCOPY; Milanese artist duo Hackatao and award-winning Asian-American photographer Michael Yamashita among other artists.
TOKEN2049 Singapore also displayed generative art masterpieces from NYC’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)’s permanent collection artist Brendan Dawes & Instagram photography sensation Ryosuke Kosuge. The work was displayed at WHALE’s solo booth.
Renowned NFT collector and WHALE founder WhaleShark, said, “Non Fungible technology has ignited a global digital renaissance of art and culture, and the ability to partner with TOKEN2049 and OP3N to showcase some of the earliest and most renowned pioneers of this sector was truly an honor. The exhibition put the spotlight on this inevitable revolution of the arts with a focus on a time-tested creative industry rather than the flavor of the month.”
“Art, culture and tech are intersecting in exciting and completely new ways, with many industry firsts taking place around the globe,” said Jaeson Ma, Co-CEO and Founder of OP3N, the world’s preeminent contemporary NFT experience brand. “From digital creators and traditional artists to fashion brands such as AMBUSH who’s been expanding their presence in the NFT space, we brought together an incredible pool of talent to celebrate and honor their work.”
TOKEN2049 Singapore’s agenda featured a series of discussions touching on the latest developments in the Web3 ecosystem — from the global macro narrative for crypto, the rise of present and futuristic Web3 gaming, the emerging social and creator economy, the future of AI and generative art, present and future Web3 infrastructure, and many more.