NFT.NYC Conference, New York, New York:SearchLight by NFTs.Tips is proud to announce “The Mask”
by Michelle Chaplow will be part of the Mask Ephemera Exhibition for the NFT.NYC Conference from Monday, November 1st – Thursday, November 4th, 2021. The exhibition will be showcased in The Edison Ballroom and Palladium Center in Times Square, NYC.
Mask Ephemera explores the role of NFTs in shaping our identities in the increasingly prevalent digital masquerade of social media and entertainment on the blockchain. The exhibition includes work ranging from that of emerging artists to some of the most prominent, world-class artists in the NFT space.
Michelle Chaplow, is an internationally published, award wining photographer. Her career spans 30 years. Born and educated in Britain, she attended Manchester University, and relocated to Andalucia Spain in 1991. A truly passionate photographer, Michelle loves to go beyond the conventional viewpoint to capture the very essence of the subject. Michelle’s photographs have been published by such prestigious institutions and publications as the Library of Congress, The Telegraph, The Times, National Geographic Travel Guides and Conde Nast Traveller. Publications include a coffee table book on Spain commissioned by Vilo in Paris. She has won a several awards for her photography and has also been recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Commerce for promoting Spain.
About her piece “The MASK”
“The Spanish fan is one of the world’s most seductive masks. This multifunctional artefact holds an important role in the ritual of Flamenco dance performance. An attractive accessory which conveys a secret code of communication between the artist and the audience. The momentary use of the Spanish fan conveys emotions, a mask ephemera.”
”The Mask” is part of the Andalucia Auras collection of NFTs with the aim to capture the spirit of Andalucia. Michelle explains that, to her, “an aura is something invisible, a field of energy of a person or a place that can be transmitted to the viewer. The Spanish fan, which is often portrayed as an evocative mask, is a perfect subject for this exhibition and The Andalucia Auras Collection”. https://rarible.com/andaluciaauras
Activities during the Conference will include the Mask Ephemera exhibition, located in several different spaces in conjunction with the main NFT.NYC Conference center, including shows in the metaverse at both the SearchLight Gallery in Spatial.io, and Pranksy’s Gallery in Decentraland. Docent tours in several languages will be provided throughout the week for the latter. There will also be several satellite events, including a show at the Triad Theater in New York City with live performances by NFT artists, and panel discussions from some of the leading Collectible teams in the space.
SearchLight maintains an Artists Pool from which they select artists for their exhibitions. Artists are added to the Pool several times per year, vetted by the Team from Call for Artists submissions. The original Pool, which contained 180 artists, has now grown to 322 from over 25 countries. Artists in the Pool were invited to submit a pre-existing work or a newly created one that addressed the Mask Ephemera theme. From that process, 142 artworks were selected to be featured in the week of events. Collecting NFT Art can be a form of patronage and support for artists and creativity itself.
“Michelle really captures the essence of Spain”
David Clarke Retired Director of photography, The Tate London.
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About SearchLight By NFTs.Tips
SearchLight by NFTS.Tips is a community-led curatorial body that creates and manages the Pre-Qualified NFT Artists Pool for the NFT global community. The team also provides signature shows, performances and exhibitions helping institutions, businesses and collectors achieve their goals with innovative blockchain technology.
The core Curatorial Team is comprised of artists, musicians, coders, DJs, and curators. It includes Jen Armand, Chris Bexar, Pilar Côté, Kilsy Curiel, Dina Finai, Joyce Korotkin, Soo-Young Lee, Paiman, Dr. Lemny Perez, Rebecca Rose, and JBR Visuals. Team leads are JenJoy Roybal and Kasandra Vegas.
NFTs.Tips is a non-profit organization that fosters a global community of artists, technicians, collectors, thinkers, makers, developers, scientists, and all people who add value to educating, creating, marketing, troubleshooting and strengthening the NFT community and its efforts to participate actively in changing the world for the better. For more information please visit: https://nfts.tips/ and join the community.
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