A West Africa art exhibition, Art X Lagos recently started a non-fungible token (NFT) art fair that showcases the works of African artists from over five countries.
Art X Lagos made it known on their website that blockchain is now offering digital artists a platform to sell their work.
They also noted that a more decentralized and more collaborative economy could arise allowing creators to lead the way to an inclusive, and more diverse society.
To reinforce the extent of Art X Lagos’ determination, the organizers, are collaborating with a digital art market on the Ehrereum blockchain,, to kick off the fair.
According to a source, the physical version of this fair was slated for November 4 through November 7. The online fair is supposed to end on November 21.
The organizers also stated why they are in support of NFTs and this was their statement, “As West Africa’s first international art fair, Art X Lagos recognizes the importance of adding to the development of our rich burgeoning African digital art scene, and with this project, we hope to provide a bigger picture of art-making and collection on the in Africa, not forgetting to also highlight the endless potential of NFTs in the development of Africa’s creative ecosystems”
Before the commencement of the fair, Osinachi, a notable Nigerian artist and a co-curator of the exhibition expressed his appreciation for the work Art X Lagos is putting in place to improve Africa’s digital artists.
He mentioned he would use his personal experience as a digital artist to layout the blueprint for the success of the other African artists who he thinks are positioned to explore the space.
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