Your Go-To Guide on All the Shows and Events Not to Miss During the Latest Edition of the NFT NYC Conference

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A CryptoPunk digital art non-fungible token (NFT) displayed on a digital billboard in Times Square on May 12, 2021 in New York City. The image is part of SaveArtSpace's
A CryptoPunk digital art non-fungible token (NFT) displayed on a digital billboard in Times Square on May 12, 2021 in New York City. The image is part of Save Art Space's "Pixelated" public art exhibition. Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images.

The crypto market may be crashing, but that is hardly putting the kibosh on the festivities surrounding the NFT NYC conference. Only time will tell whether or not crypto entrepreneurs, influencers, and artists are fiddling while Rome burns, but in the meantime, here’s our go-to guide to exhibitions and events to check out during the four-day event.

 

Monday, June 20

Image courtesy of NFT SEA.

Image courtesy of NFT SEA.

NFT SEA” at iPic Fulton Market, New York

This event at the iPic movie theater downtown is a block party with live music and DJ sets in the streets, and a full slate of panels, discussions, and presentations of digital art in screening rooms. There’s also a virtual event starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can also mint a free commemorative NFT that Henbo Henning made for the event—provided you want to pay the gas fees—or bid to buy one of 25 unique NFT SEA poster art NFTs.

Location: iPic Fulton Market, 11 Fulton Street, New York
Price: Free for the block party; theater tickets must be purchased on the blockchain
Time: 1 p.m.– 12 a.m.

 

Kwame, Mjanja. Courtesy of Fimi Market.

Kwame, Mjanja. Courtesy of Fimi Market.

“Juneteenth Celebration and NFT Art Gallery Exhibition” at Caelum Gallery, New York

NFT art marketplace Fimi Market Inc. (the name is Jamaican patois for “for me”) and feminist-minded curatorial agency Alice Riot are hosting a Juneteenth party celebrating Black artists and their work, both traditional and digital. The night will feature Caribbean small bites, beer, and wine, as well as conversation with NFT artist Kwame and a live painting performance.

Location: Caelum Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 315, New York
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

 

Xsullo, <em>Own the Color</em>, featuring the Corvette Z06. Courtesy of Corvette.

Xsullo, Own the Color, featuring the Corvette Z06. Courtesy of Corvette.

“Crypt Gallery NFT Exhibition” at the Dream Downtown

Luxury hotel the Dream Downtown is partnering with the Crypt Gallery to launch a permanent NFT exhibition space in its lobby, featuring 70 built-in digital displays. To celebrate the opening, SuperRare is co-hosting a two-day party at the space on June 20 and June 21, and auctioning off a new Corvette NFT by the artist Xsullo for the occasion. The work, titled Own the Color, comes with a physical version of the depicted Corvette Z06, in the color “Minted Green,” created by the artist and unique to this project.

Location: Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: On view daily at all times

 

Monday, June 20–Thursday, June 23

Cool Cats NFT billboards in Times Square on November 17, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images.

Cool Cats NFT billboards in Times Square on November 17, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images.

NFT NYC” at the Marriott Marquis Times Square

The white-hot sun around which all these satellite events orbit, NFT NYC, which first launched in February 2019, returns with a packed schedule covering the intersection of NFTs and fashion, film, sports, art, gaming, and pretty much everything else you can think of. (The theme is “The Diversity of NFTs.”) If you didn’t plan ahead for this one, the conference will cost you a pretty penny—last minute tickets cost $849, or $1,999 plus $105.76 in fees for VIP admission. That’s up from $599 if you bought tickets when they first went on sale.

Location: Marriott Marquis Times Square, 1535 Broadway, New York
Price: $849 and up
Time: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 21

XCOPY, <em>Art History Volumes I-X</em> (2020). Courtesy of the artist and SuperRare.

XCOPY, Art History Volumes I-X (2020). Courtesy of the artist and SuperRare.

“Digital Identity” at SuperRare Gallery, New York

For its third gallery show, SuperRare has organized a show of works by 18 of the platform’s artists, including XCOPY and Alienqueen, exploring themes of physical and digital identity. SuperRare will also partner on June 21 with Nasdaq in celebration of their LGBTQ+ Leaders Conference and NFT NYC week.

Location: SuperRare Gallery, 417 West Broadway, New York
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

 

Rear cover of E.A.T. Volume 2, No. 1 published in 1968, edited by Julie Martin. Collection of E.A.T. Works

Rear cover of E.A.T. Volume 2, No. 1 published in 1968, edited by Julie Martin. Collection of E.A.T. Works

E.A.T. Works Salon” at Betaworks Studios, New York

This hybrid in-person and virtual salon will reflect on the history of art and technology over the past 50 years, while also presenting new tech experiments. There will be an installation and performance by John F. Simon based on the existing NFTs in the Every Icon NFT series, which is based on the artist’s web-based software art, work first released in 1997.

Location: Betaworks Studios, ‍29 Little West 12th Street, New York
Price: Request invite here
Time: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

Voice and Street Theory NFT Residency Exhibition & Drop Party.

Voice and Street Theory NFT Residency Exhibition & Drop Party.

“Voice x Street Theory NFT Residency Exhibition and Drop Party” at the Times Square Edition, New York

Kesia Ramos and Liza Quiñonez celebrate the drop of their curated NFT collection featuring artists Alice Mizrachi, Decertor, Nicole Saglar, and others, with a viewing and party. Best bet on this one is to arrive early, as the venue has limited capacity.

Location: Times Square Edition, 701 7th Avenue, New York
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

 

"Life of a Neuron," a collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience at Artechouse. Photo courtesy of Artechouse.

“Life of a Neuron,” a collaboration with the Society for Neuroscience at Artechouse. Photo courtesy of Artechouse.

“NFT NYC 2022 Panel: Experiential Art x Web3 x NFTs” at Artechouse, New York

Artechouse, an immersive art venue featuring digital art projects, hosts a panel discussion on Web3, NFTs, and experiential art with LiveArt and Palm NFT Studio. The talk coincides with the launch of the Artechouse NFT platform, which will create experiential NFTs for each new Artechouse exhibition.

Location: Artechouse, Chelsea Market, 439 West 15th Street, New York
Price: $30
Time: 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 21–Thursday, June 23

Zoratopia. Image courtesy of Zora.

Zoratopia. Image courtesy of Zora.

Zoratopia” at various locations in New York

The NFT platform Zora is hosting its second Zoratopia IRL event (the first was during Art Basel Miami Beach). Things kick off on Tuesday with a “Vibe Sessions” brunch at the Gaia Nomaya wellness center with yoga, music, and art. There are online panels about Web3 diversity and “Building Tools for New Diversity” on Wednesday, followed by in-person photoshoots for the “NFT fam.” The finale is the Ravey Basement dance party at the Knockdown Center on Thursday, featuring art curated by Cyber Baat, DJ sets, musical performances, and free food.

Location: Gaia Nomaya, 510 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn; Brooklyn Bridge; Mirror Wellness Clubs, 74 Orchard Street; and the Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens
Price: Free with RSVP
Time: Tuesday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday, online panels at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and photoshoots at 5 p.m. at Brooklyn Bride and 6 p.m.–10 p.m. at Mirror Wellness Clubs; Thursday, 6 p.m.– 2 a.m.

 

 

Fvckrender, <em>Lvcidia</em>. Courtesy of the artist.

Fvckrender, Lvcidia. Courtesy of the artist.

Fvckrender: Lvcidia” at Studio 525

The digital artist Frederic”Fvckrender” Duquette has created an immersive experience blending “IRL elements” with 360 degree projection mapping of the otherworldly digital dimension he calls Lvcidia. A space-themed gaming metaverse, the project will also include an open-edition NFT for sale only during NFT NYC. The installation will feature music from  DJ Steve Aoki’s A0K1VERSE, and Aoki will perform at the party Tuesday evening.

Location: Studio 525, 525 West 24th Street, New York
Price: Free with RSVP (June 21 and June 22)
Time: Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m. and 6 p.m.–9 p.m.; Thursday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

 

Tuesday, June 21–Tuesday, June 28

Archan Nair, <em>Precipice</em>. Courtesy of Christie's New York.

Archan Nair, Precipice. Courtesy of Christie’s New York.

Cartography of the Mind: A Curated NFT Sale to Benefit MAPS” at Christie’s New York

NFT specialist Noah Davis’s latest online auction is a collaboration with collector Ryan Zurrer, founder of Dialectic and Vine Ventures, featuring works by the likes of Beeple, Mad Dog Jones, Sarah Meyohas, and Refik Anadol. The sale will benefit the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) nonprofit, and is accompanied by at exhibition at the auction house showroom.

Location: Christie’s New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza (49th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York
Price: Free
Time:
 Exhibition on view Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 23

Courtesy of the Art Hub at NFT NYC.

Courtesy of the Art Hub at NFT NYC.

“The Art Hub at NFT.NYC” at the Times Square Edition, New York

NFT platform Artwrld and SearchLight.Art, a women-led collective offering guidance about art and Web3, are staging a day of conversations about artists and NFTs as part of the Cr3ative X NYC conference at the Edition Hotel. Artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Suki Violet, and Dustin Yellin will speak on a panel “Creative Journeys on and Off the Blockchain” while Artwrld co-founder Nato Thompson will give the keynote.

Location: Times Square Edition, 701 7th Avenue, New York
Price: Free with RSVP
Time:
12 p.m.–5 p.m.

 

Thursday, June 23–Sunday, July 17

Shay "Shay the Surrealist Wallace, <em>Transcendence</em>. Courtesy of "Women In Web3: Her Dreams Realized."

Shay “Shay the Surrealist Wallace, Transcendence. Courtesy of “Women In Web3: Her Dreams Realized.”

“Women In Web3: Her Dreams Realized” at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, New York

The World Trade Center is hosting its first-ever NFT art show, presenting work from five female-identifying artists on the space’s 100-yard screen. Curated by Afrodet Zuri, the show aims to illustrate the equalizing potential of Web3 to be a space where artists are valued independent of their race or gender. The works are for sale on the Blockparty platform.

Location: Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich Street, New York
Price: Free
Time:
On view daily at all times

 

Thursday, June 23–Saturday, July 30

LaJuné McMillian, <em>Black Movement Library</em>. Courtesy of Bitforms.

LaJuné McMillian, Black Movement Library. Courtesy of Bitforms.

“LaJuné McMillian: Embodied Metadata” at Bitforms Gallery, New York

LaJuné McMillian’s Black Movement Library project features motion-capture technology, 3D-modeling software, and data collection and includes a database of Black dance and movement that activists, performers, and artists can use in extended reality, or XR projects. McMillian’s related film, The Black Movement Library-Movement Portraits, also screened earlier this month at the Tribeca Film Festival, is on view for three minutes each night this month for the Midnight Moment in Times Square.

Location: Bitforms Gallery, 131 Allen Street, New York
Price: Free
Time: Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.;p Tuesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

Through Sunday, July 3

Lyora Pissarro and the Allaux Brothers, <em>Unfolding Wings of the Heart</em> (2022). Courtesy of West Chelsea Contemporary.

Lyora Pissarro and the Allaux Brothers, Unfolding Wings of the Heart (2022). Courtesy of West Chelsea Contemporary.

(In)tangible Futures: Women at the Forefront” at West Chelsea Contemporary, New York

This all-women NFT show has work from artists including Lyora Pissarro, the great-great granddaughter of Impressionist Camille Pissarro, an oil painter-turned digital artist creating Impressionist-inspired “Mindscapes,” and street art great Lady Pink with her Genesis NFT.

Location: West Chelsea Contemporary, 231 Tenth Avenue, New York
Price: Free
Time: Monday–Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.


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