The construction of the global-contemporary subject involves accepting the media power structures that construct our vision of the world: Westerners know New York’s Fifth Avenue better than Dakar or the Sahara through television series, films and the media in general. This happens because we define our identity and construct our reality on the basis of the symbols that surround us in our daily lives. On the other hand, language, as a symbolic construction, is a double-edged sword: the language differences between Canarians, Senegalese and Nigerians have meant that these cultural barriers have been maintained even more over time.
Thanks to crypto-art and social networks, the possibility of a real artistic community building has arisen, with people who manage themselves, and therefore, the possibility of building a real cultural connection from art as equals.
From nftcanarias we have decided to move forward in the creation of these real creative connections with artists from the African continent, especially with Nigerian and Senegalese artists. This task, far from simple, allows us to advance in the construction of a hopeful vision of a global society conceived from social equality.
The call for entries will be open until 2 September 2022. From this date and during the month of September, the selection of works and the organisation of the exhibition will take place.
The opening is scheduled for Wednesday 12 October 2022 through this website. The work can be viewed through a virtual room that you can visit via your personal computer.
The work of the exhibition will be on sale in NFT format as a collectible digital asset. We have a drop party scheduled for 12 October from 9:00 to 12:00 pm UTC +1 Nigeria, Canary, London Time on a space on Twitter.
The CanAfrica Cryptoart exhibition 2022 catalogue will include the work of all participating artists and will be available from November.