The NFT Explosion

May 24 2022–Jun 29 2022All Day

About the event

How much would you spend on a pair of one-of-a-kind sneakers you can’t wear? Or on concert tickets that you can’t go to? Would you by any chance have a few million dollars set aside for a unique piece of art you can’t hang? And what if these original, exclusive and rare works only existed as a digital image? Welcome to the world of NFTs.

Non-Fungible Tokens for every artistic expression are selling out online and changing the way we consume the arts. Our panel of artists, designers, curators and tech wizards will cast a critical eye on how a digital product is disrupting the real world of art – from creation to collection and exhibition to experience. They will discuss whether this signifies an end to forgery in art, piracy in music and “inspiration” in fashion; how a primarily Gen Z audience is changing the DNA of the arts; and ask if NFTs are even art?

Rapper and Co-Founder OTP India, Jay Kila
Digital Fashion Designer, Sharannya V
VP, WazirX NFT Marketplace, Vishakha Singh
Co-Founder Hefty Art, Blockchain & NFT Enthusiast and Investor, Kanishq Chhabria
The session will be moderated by Founder Method Gallery, Sahil Arora 

In collaboration with

Avid Learning

Avid Learning, the cultural philanthropy arm of the Essar Group founded in 2009 has, over the past decade, grown into one of Mumbai’s leading public programming platforms and is firmly entrenched in the country’s wider cultural ecosystem. Our thoughtfully curated and diverse events embrace the spirit of collaboration to bring together the best of Indian and international writers, artists, intellectuals, cultural experts, policymakers and industry leaders across Visual Art, Literature, Culture and Heritage, Education, Design & Technology and the Performing Arts through engaging and dynamic formats like panel discussions, workshops & master classes, roundtables, lecture demonstrations, festival platforms, symposiums & conferences, multidisciplinary performances and walkthroughs.