Organized by the collective “United Artists for Ukraine”, and under the aegis of the Franco-British foundation Hexagon Society, an auction in favor of Ukrainian cultural institutions will be held on Sunday, November 6, at the Institut du Monde Arabe.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, many cultural institutions have been affected. To support them, the collective “United Artists for Ukraine” has decided to organize an auction, all profits from which will be donated to these institutions. With the help of the Ukrainian Institute of Culture, eight projects were carefully selected from the country’s leading cultural institutions: Odesa Fine Arts Museum, The National Art Museum of Ukraine, The Ukrainian Institute, The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. This auction will be held on Sunday, November 6, at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, starting at 7pm, in the presence of Jack Lang and the Ukrainian ambassador to France.
The evening will be punctuated by several performances, including a concert of Ukrainian pop, a DJ set by “La Boum”, and a preview of the ballet-hologram “HOPE” by collective artist Marie Beltrami.
Lots in the form of NFT
More and more current, the NFT will be invited to the party and will even be at the heart of this auction. Indeed, the prizes offered are in the form of membership cards in NFT format, created by the artist Iryna Ozarinskaya. These give their buyers access to studio visits and meetings with the artists of the collective, to privileged moments with personalities of the art world, to vernissages and private parties. Membership cards will go on sale November 2 on the Collection platform website: https: //bit.ly/3zadoJd. Each NFT is authenticated, approved by the museum, gallery or artist involved, and secured on the blockchain.
For this sale, the galleries Aika, Diapo Gallery NFT, DSL Collection, Opera Gallery, Galerie PACT, Perrotin, Shifting Vision, Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, T&L gallery, Wizard Gallery as well as the specialized magazines Whitewall magazine, Purple magazine and The Art Newspaper are partners of the event.
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