Many of us hold the belief that CryptoArt and NFTs are here to stay. CryptoArt grants opportunities to both digital and non-digital artists alike while changing the way of selling and collecting art across the internet. Increasingly, people from different countries all around the world now buy and sell art as NFTs. In this exhibition curated by omentejovem and an, we showcase a group of incredible artists who are originally from or are currently based in Brazil. Coming from an emerging country with difficulties in access to technology, these artists’ work nevertheless shows great talents and promise. To initiate a conversation around the topic of NFTs in the Third-World countries, we asked the artists the following questions:
- What are the difficulties for artists who are based in third world countries to enter the NFT space?
- How does CryptoArt affect your life/art career?
- How does Brazilian upbringing influence your art styles and practices?
- How do you see the future of NFTs in Brazil?
Living in Brazil as a whole influences art. We are a continental country. We have a lot of culture and cultural ferment. Traveling around the country is getting to know the culture that is on the streets, everywhere.
The first big difficulty for me is the dollar. In Brazil, the dollar is highly valued and it is very difficult to gather the minimum necessary to start the mint and fall. Second, there is the language barrier. The English language is considered the universal language and in Brazil it is not taught properly if we don’t have the money to buy a course, which was my case. Fortunately, we have the Internet and online translators to help us spread our ideas in all languages. And the third is to understand the cryptoart, blockchain, ethereum and NFT market, but I believe this is a barrier that everyone needs to overcome to enter the cypto world.
So far, cryptographic art is affecting me very positively. I came back to believe in my art. I was a little discouraged despite always persevering in my artistic career which I consider my life. But seeing my art being appreciated by collectors around the world and still reaching an audience outside of social media and algorithms is invaluable and wonderful. I don’t know how long this will last, but let it be eternal while it lasts.
Living in Brazil as a whole influences art. We are a continental country. We have a lot of culture and cultural ferment. Traveling around the country is getting to know the culture that is on the streets, everywhere. Traditional education still does not see culture as it should, we are still very indoctrinated by European artistic culture. We have a culture as rich as anywhere in the world. A unique blend of different peoples, from indigenous to Africans, who reflect on everything, in popular music, cinema, visual arts and architecture. We are artistically and culturally rich…
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