ImpactNFT Alliance announces today the launch of Asia’s first art exhibition that demonstrates how non-fungible tokens (NFTs) can be a force for good. This is a project to revolutionize the way corporations meet sustainability goals, also transform the lives of people in marginalized communities across the world.
The ImpactNFT Exhibition, curated by the Alliance in partnership with Project Ark and Sovereign Art Foundation, will be held at the Soho House Hong Kong from October 15-24, 2021. It is also accessible online at OpenSea.io, Project-Ark.co and ImpactNFT.org.
Supported by decentralized finance platform MANTRA DAO, the initiative invites both NFT newcomers and seasoned collectors to experience this unique opportunity and purchase artworks made for global impact projects built around the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which include climate actions as well as social targets such as access to education and gender equality.
“We want to show Hong Kong and the world the power of NFTs for social and environmental impact by creating a win-win for artists, charities, and our partners,” says Roy Weissbach, Business Development Advisor at Project Ark and its parent company Carbonbase. “The ImpactNFT Exhibition is spotlighting projects merging art and technology to change the face of sustainability forever.”
The exhibition showcases Impact NFTs from Sovereign Art Foundation, Earth.Org, Project Ark’s Genesis Drop as well as SnarkySharkz and Purple Penguin. Also on display are amazing artworks by VintageMozart in support of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy in East Africa, and by DOT, an art collective, will also present NFTs by eight Mexican artists minted for charity.
“We are proud to present a selection of shortlisted artworks from the 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize in digital form,” says Tiffany Pinkstone, Sovereign Art Foundation Executive Director. “For our first NFT project, it is an honor to be exhibiting alongside a host of important local and international charitable projects, and to harness this new artistic medium for a worthwhile cause.”
There will also be a preview of the South China Morning Post‘s upcoming NFT auction in aid of Operation Santa Claus (OSC) that includes new works by Frog King, the Hong Kong legend renowned for his live performances, and four other local artists, Evangeline Chan, Ophelia Jacarini, Rainbow Tse and Natalie Wong.
MANTRA DAO Senior Marketing Manager Joanna Chan says, “Promoting positive influence in the community is a core part of our mission. Our initiative to integrate NFTs across all of our ecosystem services makes the ImpactNFT Exhibition a perfect partnership opportunity.”
“The world already knows that blockchain technology is a decentralised infrastructure for a more transparent, secure, and efficient financial system. At RioDeFi we firmly believe that it is also an enabler of yet to be explored applications that will have a profound social impact. We are honored to join the ImpactNFT Exhibition,” says RioDeFi’s Chief Marketing Officer Stephane Villedieu.
There are curated programs and talks to shed light on NFTs as an emerging technology at the intersection of code, community and conservation that can help society pave the way towards achieving carbon neutrality. In-person access and nightly events demonstrating ImpactNFT projects that catalyze positive social and environmental change will be open by invitation only. To RSVP, register by October 11.