Rankin Creative Exhibition – THE UNSEENThe Fall
It’s a true yet bizarre fact that cross Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Youtube, access to accounts for Playboy and Pornhub is relatively unfettered while independent artists and creators worldwide are still reported for the mildest of infringements of content their guidelines.
In a move that seeks to reinstate the image of wrongfully deplatformed creators, Rankin Creative has partnered with Quantus Gallery to launch a uniquely multifaceted exhibition titled THE UNSEEN. Opening with a launch event on Wednesday 15th June, the project will be accessible worldwide via an online manifestation, while a digital-physical exhibition space will be open to the public at the Quantus Gallery in London’s famous creative quarter, Shoreditch.
Image Credit: Iness Rychlik | Muse (2019) | @inessrychlik
An Interview With Josh SandhuFrom 1883 Magazine
As with all rapidly growing technologies, NFTs’ exploding popularity has not been without controversy, and concerns have been raised about the reliability of blockchain ledgers, the environmental impact of non-fungible tokens themselves and the high volatility of the crypto-market.
Critics have also argued that, while NFTs were originally created to give digital artists control over their work and help them protect their intellectual property, non-fungible tokens have become yet another way of exploiting creative professionals.
To get a handle on the crypto-signed intangibles that have been taking the art and collectables world by storm, we reached out to Josh Sandhu – a connoisseur of all things crypto and one of the founders, along with James Ryan and Ryan Marsh, of Quantus Gallery, Europe’s first non-fungible token advisory.
Inside an NFT art gallery with 36 TV screens, 6 advisors, and space-themed dog sculptures. Investors can pay however they wantBusiness Insider
The idea of a physical art gallery that is dedicated to selling digital artworks seems slightly paradoxical. But Josh Sandhu, James Ryan, and Ryan Marsh say it's the next logical step of a global market that surged to $41 billion in 2021, which is why they've opened what is London's first permanent NFT art gallery, Quantus Gallery.
An NFT — or non-fungible token — is a digital asset built onto a blockchain. It essentially provides a unique record of ownership. Many consider them to be modern-day collectibles.
‘We'll be worth £76m next year’– meet the founders of the UK's first NFT galleryTelegraph
Today, the UK’s first NFT gallery opens its doors: a full-time space dedicated to what believers promise is the future of British art. Based in Shoreditch, in east London (where else?), Quantus Gallery’s white walls are lined with screens displaying non-fungible tokens, digital certificates of ownership that have become a £30 billion industry. In lieu of the usual authenticity documents, the deeds to this virtual art is a string of code, stored on the blockchain – a decentralised platform that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies....
I Visited Europe's First NFT Art GalleryVice
As you can probably tell from the title, Quantus Gallery is the first permanent NFT art gallery of its kind in the UK, opening all year-round to exhibit art that has been minted on the blockchain, with an advice service on how to create, buy and sell NFTs. Of course, traditional galleries and even Christie’s auction house have dabbled in this new arena, but no other physical spaces have strictly only focused on NFTs in this way before, with an in-house advisory board and team of experts to help wealthy newbies decipher just exactly which internet picture may make them even richer. (Side note: there have already been plenty of shoppable NFT galleries in the metaverse.)
NFT art gallery prepares to open in heart of the CityCity A.M.
The decision to launch a physical art gallery for NFTs follows an explosion of interest in the space last year. At the start of 2021 NFTs were known to only a handful of crypto enthusiasts. By the start of 2022, the market had exploded into a $40bn industry, rivalling the traditional art market which saw $50bn of sales in 2020.