With the slogan of Inspire & Support Climate Action through the Power of Culture & Technology, United Nations reveal a brand new COP26 #DigitalArt4Climate Collection called “Humanity Challenged by Climate Change” curated by Exquisite Workers.
The exhibition took place at the world’s first physical NFT Museum, Seattle Art Museum, on 16 April 2022. The display will go on until June 3, 2022.
The United Nations’ NFT project came into existence last year, 2021 when the organization decided to use digital art to promote something positive and meaningful to the world.
With the rising threat to earth due to climate change and global warming, the UK hosted a conference in Glasgow where delegates from different countries and non-profit organizations gathered to discuss how they could tackle this problem together for a better future.
COP26 or 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties 2021 marked the start of something great and noteworthy in the name of peace and prosperity with environmental awareness.
DigitalArt4Climate is a project founded by GloCha with Exquisite Workers, Social Alpha Foundation, and UN-Habitat as partners. It is a global initiative that involves many countries, and digital artists and illustrators from all over the world working in the field of art and technology can participate.
The founder of DigitalArt4Climate, Miroslav Polzer expresses the importance of this initiative, he says: “Seeing the global climate change storm building up creates a lot of uncertainty and a sense of hopelessness, but when we turn our quest for answers to the question What can I do, What can we do? towards culture and art, our minds brighten up and we feel inspiration and joy.”
This exhibition is more than just environmental awareness, it is also a place to showcase new and emerging talent while promoting something positive.
‘The Climate Conversation’ Exhibition
Seattle NFT Museum released the theme and name for its third exhibition. ‘The Climate Conversation’ brings the buried discussions and harsh realities of climate change to the surface through digital art and NFTs.
The co-creator of the Seattle Art Museum expresses the true essence of this exhibition by saying: “The environmental impact of blockchain transactions is an ongoing concern for the creation and collection of NFTs. We want to make it clear that the museum is a place to engage in that conversation. This exhibit will explore alternative blockchains, climate impact utilities, and notable artist collections created to drive climate impact awareness.”
This exhibition will also kickstart a new era of loving mother earth while pursuing dreams together. “Our generation has been blessed by the conspicuous opportunity to impact our world with the transformational power of Art and Blockchain together,” says a DigitalArt4Climate fellow, Irina Karagyuar.
Humanity Challenged by Climate Change – Exquisite Workers
‘Humanity Challenged by Climate Change’ is Exquisite Workers’ highlighting the harmony and serenity of humans, technology, climate, nature, and art into oneness through digital art.
The COP26 Collection includes works from Roger Haus, Judit Canela, Bricx Martillo Dumas, Amir Karimi, Davi Russo, Kat Hassell, Elena Gris, Gemma Quevedo, Amazing Devya, Nico Lob, Nicolle Rockstroh, Eka, Chloé Hajjar, Exquisite Workers. Some chosen artworks are also included that highlight climate action.
“At Exquisite Workers, we admire the fact that the Seattle NFT Museum highlights visually powerful collections that are focused on social impact and powered by cutting-edge technology such as NFTs. This is a true breakthrough for the museum world and it will make an enduring difference,” says Anna Dart, creative at DigitalArt4Climate.
All of the NFTs are displayed on 9 screens in the museum. After the display date, these pieces will go live for auction on Polkadot and Kusama blockchains to support the UN-Habitat Youth powered by Unique Network.
Along with this collection, other NFTs displayed by other artists and curators in the museum include:
- Open Earth CarbonDrop Collection, featuring works by famous artists like GMUNK, Kyle Gordon, Sara Ludy, Refik Anadol
- Anna McNaught X PANDAA
- Al Goanna
- Seattle Collection: Neon Space
- WAX & Solana Blockchain curation
- Maksim Surguy
- Seattle NFT Museum Permanent Collection
About Exquisite Workers
Exquisite Workers are an independent company and a social media platform based in Barcelona. The illustrations they work on are inspirations drawn from space, technology, and surrealism, blending into digital art to showcase the unique and sophisticated talent of the artist team.
They are known for their Exquisite Corpse-inspired artwork collection. Exquisite workers focus a lot on global charity campaigns and other progressive programs. They are the co-creators of DigitalArt4Climate.
For more information on their art, visit their Instagram page: @exquisiteworkers.
Seattle NFT Museum
Seattle NFT Museum is the first-ever NFT museum in the world that was founded in January 2022. The museum marks the start of a new art and technology era operated on blockchain technology.
This museum is designed with the vision to showcase NFTs and digital art physically and create an educational space for the general public. As Dart says, “We have inherited incredible legacies from our common ancestors. Let’s become the ancestors that next generations will be proud of.” This museum is the perfect place to hold the digital legacy.
Timings and Ticket information
The Seattle NFT Museum is open for the general public on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and from Thursdays to Sundays from 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
For information about the museum and ticketing, visit the official website: https://www.seattlenftmuseum.com/visit.
About GloCha and the UN-Habitat Program
GloCha or The International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges is a nonprofit organization that focuses on youth development programs. UN-Habitat, as the name suggests, is a United Nations program to manage urban development and human settlements.
Both organizations work and hold projects to protect the environment and solve climate change issues through mutual discussion at an international level.
For more information about DigitalArt4climate and their partnership organizations, visit https://digitalart4climate.space/.