Now showing

CrypTOKYO

Curated by BAE

  • Fri, Jun 25 - Tue, Jul 27 2021
    Closed on Monday
  • Open today
    11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Press Preview and VIP day
    Fri, Jun 25, 12:00-20:00
    Press Preview 12:00-18:00 / VIP Preview 18:00-20:00
  • Free entrance

Press Preview and VIP day event is invite only.

Closed Dates: July 12 – July 16, 2021 (the exhibition will temporarily close during these dates and reopen to the public on July 17, 2021)

CrypTOKYO will give Japans art lovers, tech heads, and investors a one-of-a-kind chance to learn the history of NFTs, experience the technology, and meet its future stars. This will be the first ever NFT gallery show in Japan making history in this new and booming culture of digital art. CrypTOKYO is curated by the experts at Blockchain Art Exchange (BAE) a leading NFT marketplace, in partnership with GrowYourBase (GYB), an NFT Membership site, who are both accelerating the NFT revolution. 

Opening to the public on Saturday, June 26th, 2021, the exhibition will run for three weeks and include special event days with artist talks, NFT talks, and new NFT art to be unveiled. The multi-sensory exhibit features NFT art from some of Japan’s most notable artists as well as international icons with headlining artists: DA.YO.NE by Yasumasa Yonehara, A Love Movement by Testsu, Ichi Hatano, Beeple, Robness Cyberpop, Botchy-Botchy, Maxim. It tells the history of NFTs from its simple beginnings as flashy GIFs, through the trash art and vapour wave movements, to the 3D and concept styles now sweeping the community. Visitors will be able to view rare artwork, purchase sought-after pieces, and learn how to successfully build their NFT portfolios. Ultimately, the show aims to bring it all home” helping visitors find multiple layers of utility in the artwork, and imagine it displayed in their own homes.

NFT technology has swept across the Western world and is now landing fast in the East. It frees artists from the power brokers and corporations that dictate tastes, trends, and sales. Beyond form it connects fans and collectors directly with artists, by allowing individuals access to opportunities they would not have traditionally had access to. Crypto Art and NFTs expand and democratize art in wholly new ways. CrypTOKYO exists at these crossroads of tech, art, culture, and finance.

Headlining Artists

DA.YO.NE by YASUMASA YONEHARA

  • ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, EDITOR AND HEAD DESIGNER OF +DA.YO.NE.
  • THE ARTIST BECAME AN ICONIC FIGURE IN 1990S HARAJUKU AND NOW AMASSES A VERY COMMITTED FANS AND FOLLOWERS BASED, ESPECIALLY IN ASIAN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING JAPAN, CHINA, TAIWAN AND HK. HIS EXHIBITIONS, WHETHER THEY ARE OF HIS OWN ARTWORKS OR OF HIS PROTEGES’, THEY ARE GUARANTEED SELL OUT WITH USUALLY A WAITING LIST.

TWITTER: 29.3K FOLLOWERS: YONE(米原康正)さん (@YONE69HARAJUKU) / TWITTER

INSTAGRAM: 120K FOLLOWERS: HTTPS://WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/YONE69HARAJUKU/

A LOVE MOVEMENT by TETSUZO

  • HIGHLY POPULAR AND INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED JAPANESE ARTIST AND FASHION DESIGNER BASED IN LA WITH
    CELEBRITY FOLLOWINGS.
  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR FOR A CONCEPT STORE, FIRSTHAND STORES, OPERATED BY DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL

INSTAGRAM: 10.4K FOLLOWERS: HTTPS://WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ALOVEMOVEMENT/

TESTU IS THE FOUNDER OF A LOVE MOVEMENT PROJECT, DESIGNING CLOTHING TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF
HAPPINESS. HTTPS://ALM-LA.COM/

ICHI HATANO

  • HIGHLY RESPECTED AND SOUGHT AFTER JAPANESE TATTOO ARTIST.
  • THE ARTIST HAS CLIENTS TRAVELLING FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PROCURE HIS COMPLEX YET BEAUTIFULLY
    CRAFTED JAPANESE TRADITIONAL BODY ART RARELY OBTAINABLE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, EVEN IN
    JAPAN.

INSTAGRAM: 34.3K FOLLOWERS HTTPS://WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/ICHI_HATANO/

RECENT INTERVIEW WITH KAI-YOU VIDEOS: 38.6K SUBSCRIBES HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/_IJA_VGFEQA

ROBNESS CYBERPOP

  • OUTSIDER CRYPTO ARTIST AND NFT ART INFLUENCER WHO HAS BEEN IN THE SPACE SINCE THE BEGINNING
    OF THE MOVEMENT.
  • ROBNESS IS THE FIRST EVER ARTIST IN THE NFT MARKET TO BREAK USD1 MILLION IN SALES.

TWITTER: 12K FOLLOWERS HTTPS://TWITTER.COM/ROBNESSOFFICIAL

ARTIST PROFILE: HTTPS://MYBAE.IO/PROFILES/ROBNESS

BOTCHY-BOTCHY

  • FRENCH ARTIST LIVING IN JAPAN FOR OVER 19 YEARS.
  • ARTIST COMMISSIONED FOR ILLUSTRATION OF A THE BOOK “BLUE SKY “ BY BLUE HEARTS.
  • KNOWN FOR HIS INTRIGUING AND UNIQUE STYLE OF ARTWORKS, WHICH INCORPORATES JAPANESE CULTURE, HE
    IS FREQUESNTLY FEATURED BY THE MEDIA IN BOTH JAPAN AND IN HIS HOME COUNTRY OF FRANCE.

INSTAGRAM: 1.9K FOLLOWERS: HTTPS://WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/BOTCHYBOTCHY/

TWITTER: 624 FOLLOWERS: BOTCHY-BOTCHY (ボチボチ)さん (@BOTCHYBOTCHY) / TWITTER

OTHER ARTISTS INCLUDED

  • WORKS CREATED BY OVER 100 ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE CURATED BY STYLE AND WILL BE
    SHOWCASED IN THE REMAINING SCREENS BY CATEGORY.
  • THE SHEER VOLUME OF ARTISTS SHOWCASED WILL MAKE THIS EXHIBITION A PHENOMENON IN THE CRYPTO
    COMMUNITY ATTRACTING BUYERS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE.

Organizer and Sponsors

ABOUT MYBAE.IO (Organizer)

BAE’s NFT open market place was one of the first in the world. Our team has vast experience in the curation of both physical and digital art. Our knowledge of blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is unmatched. This level of expertise allows artist to upload to the BAE’s marketplace with complete confidence. BAE represents over 500 global artists across all genres of crypto art, from orthodox works, to underground, avant-garde and outsider creations. BAE currently represent many well-known artists, and we pride ourselves in supporting the development of new talent. Additionally, BAE platform has an exclusive division, JCC, which provides VIP services for selected artists.

http://mybae.io

ABOUT GrowYourBase

GrowYourBase is the largest membership-based platform for NFT enthusiasts, investors, creators, and collectors. Since 2018, GYB has developed one-of-a-kind projects, introduced new ways to collect NFTs, and built a powerful community where members get access to education, support, industry-first announcements, educational resources, and rare collection opportunities.

http://growyourbase.co

ABOUT Metapurse

Metapurse is an NFT production studio and the largest NFT fund in the world, financed by Metakovan and operated jointly with Twobadour. The Metapurse has recently acquired the most expensive NFT in the world (69+ million in USD), created by cryptoartist Beeple and titled EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS. Notably, Metapurse has also acquired other iconic NFTs, including Beeple’s Beeple Everydays: The 2020 Collection, Urbit Galaxy, F1 DeltaTime III, First Supper, and virtual estates in Cryptovoxels and Decentraland. The portfolio not only aims to collect meaningful stories, but also catalyze financial and cultural inclusion. With a track record of launching culturally-significant NFT projects like B.20, the Metapurse studio brings NFT experiments to life, from brainstorming brand identity to formulating token economics.

https://www.metapurse.fund/

For PRESS Inquiries contact BAE
yoshiko@mybae.io
+81 (0) 90 2467 4455

For General Inquiries contact UltraSuperNew Gallery
gallery@ultrasupernew.com
+81 (0) 70 3192 1804