The Centre Pompidou, the largest modern art museum in Europe, is all set to exhibit NFTs, including a CryptoPunk and an Autoglyph. The museum, which houses France’s National Museum of Modern Art, will showcase NFTs from 16 digital artists from across the globe. Primarily, the upcoming exhibition will explore the relationship between art and the blockchain.
Here’s all you need to know about Centre Pompidou’s NFT exhibition:
About the NFT exhibition by Centre Pompidou
This Spring, the Centre Pompidou will showcase an NFT exhibition featuring 18 projects. Works of artists such as Jonas Lund, Rafael Rozendaal, and Jill Magid are also part of the NFT exhibition. To be sure, this is a significant milestone for the Web3 industry as this is the first time that the iconic museum is accepting NFTs in its collection. The museum is famous for showcasing works of legendary artists such as Frida Kahlo, Vassily Kandinsky, and Henri Matisse, to name a few.
Notably, the Centre Pompidou will showcase CryptoPunk #110 and Autoglyph #25 during the exhibition. Yuga Labs, which owns CryptoPunks, donated the NFT as part of its Punks Legacy Project. Meanwhile, Larva Labs, the creators of Autoglyphs, donated the piece to the museum.
“Partnering with Centre Pompidou, one of the most iconic contemporary art museums in the world, signifies that CryptoPunks are rightfully being recognized as an important art movement by the industry,” Yuga Labs said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the museum added:
“With this new acquisition, it is less a question of taking an interest in the pop cultural phenomenon of ‘collectibles’ (these collections of images sold as NFTs, such as the Bored Apes or the CryptoPunks), than of exploring the boldest uses of this technology.”