The show strips down the art exhibition and auction sale experience, by including artists of all backgrounds regardless of their reputation, education, race, gender, or even the hype that is often built around the artists by more conservative, and often more influential, stakeholders in the traditional art world. The latter tends to promote the same types of artists to drum up interest and ultimately sales around their artworks.
At this show, who the artist is, was or where they come from matters less than in the more traditional art world. The main focus here is on the digital artwork itself and the connection the art lover, viewer or collector develops with it. Well, that is the aim and aspiration. Whether the audiences and viewers pick up on it is a question of personal perception. I did and many visitors and commentators did.
NFTism makes the statement that the NFT and Crypto art worlds are meant to be accessible spaces, where art lovers and digital artists from any background, gender or race, and with their different artworks, styles and themes, deserve to be given equal representation. Curator Kenny Schachter stated that he wanted collectors and art lovers to “FOCUS ON THE ART, art from a wide, diverse universe of talent from all walks of life”.