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What is a non-fungible token and how is it useful forthe artistic community?

How are digital works impacted by the passing of time compared to the physical ones?

How does the ebb & flow of crypto markets impact the intrinsic value of a work?


Join us in exploring these questions and more on the 8th of July!

For those ready to hop on the NFT bandwagon, enthusiastically or critically engaged, Leilei Gallery proposes the first NFT group exhibition where you can kick off your first NFT collection.


Invited artists: Laurian Bardoș, George Crîngașu, Lucian Hrisav, IIOANA, Bernard Joisten, Albert Kaan, NicoletaMureș, Marina Oprea, Lost.Optics, Dan Perjovschi, ZafGod


Download the press release (EN, RO)

Curatorial concept (EN)

Curated as a 4 chapters story, the exhibition will follow the different becomings of art works, tracing parallels and intersections between the ever-degrading materiality of physical works and their immutable digital counterparts.

Join us in wondering, pondering and imagining answers and novel inquiries from the beginning!
Each chapter will reveal various artist interventions on each of the works, both the material and the digital ones.

Chapter 4: Final proof

Leilei Gallery presented, throughout July& August, a multilayered exhibition, the first NFT group show in Romania,organized in 4 chapters in which time, both an empowering and a weakeningforce, is the arch-concept to interrogate the becomings of art works: in theirmateriality and digitality.

For each chapter, artists were invited tointervene in a technique of their choice upon the works, to explore thepotential performative evolution of the pieces. To befriend our public with theNFT paradigm and to inspire them to start collecting digital art, 10 of theinvited artists offered free NFTs at the openings and enjoyed observing theguests interacting with the wallets and showing each other what they hadcollected.

It is now time for our closing chapter, envisioned as a wrap up & closing of the circle.
It is time to deconstruct everything and let the works live on in their digitalecosystems, be it Hic & Nunc, Foundation, Rarity or whatever platform ourartists & collectors prefer.
It is time to set everything i̶n̶ ̶s̶t̶o̶ne̶ in print so that the physical works live on in their authentic, more traditional, media: paper. 
It is time to ponder again on the durability of said environments and to notice both the fragility and strength of cellulose and bits & bytes.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 i̶n̶ ̶s̶t̶o̶r̶e̶ 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 “𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗳”?

A free Leilei Gallery NFT,co-created by the project collective & the artists free artist prints
Some more free surprise give-aways from some of the artists.

Of course, all will be offered on afirst-come-first-served basis.

Join us on the 17th of August, 6-9.00 PM, onAurel Vlaicu 88-90 and enjoy the 4th and final opening of the first#NFTgroupshow in Romania, with eye-popping goodies in your hands and your Tezoswallets.

Chapter 3: Forge those sidechains

The 3️rd chapter of the first NFT group showis right here, bringing you a wider choice of free collectible NFTs. So, just in case you missed out on the first 2 chapters or you’d have collected some more, now’s the time.

Physically challenged or even obscured in chapter 2, the works will pass now to a different state, as an interplay between digitality and materiality. Flashy, intricate, opaque or transparent, these composite works will function as palimpsests of their own becomings through either pixel perfect videography or, the opposite, digital discomforting noise.

Has this aged well? Or is there some more to be gained?
Join us and observe how solid works disappear behind curtains, unravel, dissolve, get add-ons or are intentionally impoverished.

Chapter 2: The stakes are high with this one

Join us for the 2nd chapter of the first NFTgroup exhibition in Romania

- discover the performative becomings of theworks displayed
- scan the QR codes and gaze at the newdigital works
- have your Tezos-based wallets ready tocollect new NFT releases (available only at the opening)

As any hero goes through a coming of age, aconstant evolution, so do works of art. At least sometimes. For the secondchapter, artists intervene on their initial works, taking them to a different –but neither better nor worse – state.

The process is reflective of the evolution ofthe NFTs ecosystem: as both artists and buyers engage on the platform, mintingand buying, the value of the NFT becomes more prone to change. In other words,artworks are also works of time (either as outcomes of the longue durée oraffected by the passing of time) and so are NFTs, with their potentiallyever-changing value.

Don’t miss out on the 2nd chapter – 22nd ofJuly - to add another item in your fresh NFT collection!

Chapter 1: Mint me up!
Meet us at the opening to kick off your own NFT collection: Thursday, 8th July, 5 PM.
Explore the works exhibited in the space and have your phones ready to scan the QR codes revealing the NFT.
Make sure you join us early to get one of the free NFTs offered by each of the artists 🆓
A friendly team of crypto-jockeys will help each of you receive the desired NFT, just make sure to check the instructions below.

𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘆 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀
NFT works will be uploaded on Hic et Nunc platform, which is based on Tezos (XTZ).

👛 To be able to collect free NFTs offered by the artists, you will need a crypto wallet compatible with Hic et Nunc (perhaps you’ll want to exchange or buy NFTs later on, too).

We recommend Kukai, a browser based solution with Google & Twitter sign up option. Please make sure you sign up before joining the event. Other options: Temple Wallet, Spire, Galleon.

Project coordinated by: Lucian Hrisav, Ioana Marșic, Andrei Mateescu, Raluca Țurcanașu, Alexandru Zaharia, Leilei Chen

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