As the art world continues to adapt and evolve in the digital and NFT realms, new communities are emerging, often involving new creators and stakeholders. Dubai is already one of the leading global crypto centres and has taken a forward-facing approach to the integration of blockchain technology into its economic future, providing support to tech communities, traders, builders, and crypto start-ups.
Serving as a bridge between the crypto-and art worlds, Art Dubai’s new digital section will explore the rapidly expanding digital art world, examining the context out of which NFTs, cryptocurrency, video art, and virtual reality have grown since the rise of digital art in the 1980s. Curated by cultural researcher Chris Fussner, the innovative section aims to provide a 360⁰ introduction to this fast-developing landscape through four distinct yet complementary programming strands; a gallery section, a crypto media lab, a series of talks and an educational offering.
To find out more read this exclusive interview with the curator.