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BEYOND PROVENANCE: SPECUL ATIVE $BL ACK FUTURES ON THE BLOCKCHAIN ONE / OFF welcomes you to the largest exhibition of work from Black artists on the blockchain. International in scope, the show features artists from across the African diaspora representing South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, and the United States. All works are sourced from several crypto art marketplaces including: Known Origin, Async Art, Super Rare, Makers Place, Rariable, Open Sea and NFT Showroom. The curatorial themes — AfroFuturism, AfroEsotericism,AfroSurrealism, Black Popular Culture, and Black Figurative Artwork are a nod to the Center for Black Visual Culture at, NYU, led by, Dr. Deborah Willis. Through this exhibition and future projects, ONE / OFF seeks to expand on the CBVC’s scholarly and artistic inquiry into the exploration and critical evaluation of images, including the development of visual technologies and bringing it into the crypto space. Historically, the global archive has failed to document or credit, when Black creatives make history but ONE / OFF believes an immutable public record will not only address this concern but allow the Black creative community to control our own narrative. We at ONE / OFF are excited to have you here to view, bear witness, and verify for the immutable record that a burgeoning Black Arts + Culture ecosystem exists on the blockchain. This exhibition and its supporting resources offer a singular representation of what a Black Arts + Culture ecosystem may look like on the blockchain, and we are excited to invite others to dream with us and collectively imagine alternative futures. We believe the work of building a healthy arts and culture ecosystem is tethered to building a strong arts and culture economy. With this in mind, we look forward to partnering with institutions to provide workforce development opportunities for the next generation of arts workers and creative entrepreneurs. Exhibition Highlights: 33 Black Artists • 8 Countries • 7 Crypto Art Marketplaces • 5 Black Curatorial Themes • ∞ Black Futures 1

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