MoPAr is pleased to announce their invitation to join NFC 2022 and introduce our two collaborations.
A prestigious NFT event held in Prague, we are honoured to work with The House of Lobkowicz whose mission and values align deeply with ours. With preservation of cultural heritage is at the heart, Non-Fungible Castle 2022 will explore how blockchain technology can be used to rediscover, share, and preserve our cultural identities featuring a select number of artists from around the globe. The event, via a public exhibition will serve to discuss how the artworld can use blockchain technology to celebrate our heritage, build a community of cultural stewards, and encourage storytelling to reconnect with our cultural roots with proceeds committed to raising funds for restoration projects and supporting contemporary artists.
Exhibiting artists include Alex Wexel and Ryan Koopmans, Mieke Marple and Zhan Huang.
For more information, see here: https://www.nfcastle.com/
This work is an animated dynamic NFT triptych that depicts life, death and its intermediary transitions and decay with our custom code celebrating joint collectorship. Inspired by the Erben poem, ‘Vodník’, from the important body of Czech literary poems Kytice, this work of art tells the story in three parts, each offered as its own NFT. When all the individual NFTs are collected, the three NFTs combine to reveal the visual in its entirety, telling the full story of the poem. The collectors of each individual part are rewarded with ownership of the completed triptych.
As with all MoPAr collections, Momento Mori also utilises the metadata. For each part of this triptych, a note behind this special commission for Non-Fungible Castle has been written.
Questioning the concept of stewardship, we are pleased to share this NFT from our collaboration, ‘Rite of Passage’ with Connie Bakshi will be exhibited and offered at auction.
Rite of Passage gathers eight select Chinese tomb guardians from public museum collections, permuting and resurrecting them into dynamic life forms via the recollection and memory of AI consciousness. Within the NFT collection, each 1/1 tomb guardian exists in one of seven states at any given time. Newly collected or transferred on the blockchain, the art exists in its most lively and animated state. Lack of activity or interaction with each subsequent passing month digitally erodes the power and life force of the tomb guardian and its NFT, both in the collection and the collector’s wallet. We encourage the transfer, resale, and sharing of these pieces to keep the spirit and cultural ethos of these historic works of art alive.
The full NFT collection remains permanently on-chain and on view here on the website. Upon acquisition, the life and death cycle of the collective tomb guardians are documented, their states displayed in real time on OpenSea.
This NFT is currently in the collection of the co-founder and director or NFTuesdayLA. The proceeds of sale will support this thriving NFT community in addition to restoring traditional art from The Lobkowicz collection.