CrypTokyo, which opens to the public on June 26, will give Japan’s art lovers, tech heads, and investors a one-of-a-kind chance to learn the history of NFTs (nonfungible tokens), experience the technology, and meet its future stars. This will be the first ever NFT gallery show in Japan making history in this new and booming culture of digital art.
CrypTOKYO is curated by the experts at Blockchain Art Exchange (BAE) a leading NFT marketplace, in partnership GrowYourBase (GYB), an NFT Membership site, who are both accelerating the NFT revolution. The exhibition is also supported by Metapurse, the largest NFT fund in the world.
The exhibition will run for three weeks and include special event days with artist talks, NFT talks, and new NFT art to be unveiled. The multi-sensory exhibit features NFT art from some of Japan’s most notable artists as well as international icons with headlining artists: +DA.YO.NE., Yasumasa Yonehara, Tetsuzo Okubo, Ichi Hatano, Maxim (Peodigy), Beeple, Robness Cyberpop, Botchy-Botchy. It tells the history of NFTs from its simple beginnings as flashy GIFs, through the trash art and vapor wave movements, to the 3D and concept styles now sweeping the community.
Visitors will be able to view rare artwork, purchase sought-after pieces, and learn how to successfully build their NFT portfolios. Ultimately, the show aims to “bring it all home” helping visitors find multiple layers of utility in the artwork, and imagine it displayed in their own homes.
NFT technology has swept across the Western world and is now landing fast in the East. It frees artists from the power brokers and corporations that dictate tastes, trends, and sales. Beyond form it connects fans and collectors directly with artists, by allowing individuals access to opportunities they would not have traditionally had access to. Crypto Art and NFTs expand and democratize art in wholly new ways. CrypTOKYO exists at these crossroads of tech, art, culture, and finance.
Exhibition Date: June 26 to July 11 & July 17 to July 22
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery - Tokyo 1-1-3 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001© Japan Today