The artists you are about to meet, like Ibra, had their work cut out for them before lifting their deserved trophies, and it was enough to look into each other’s eyes once to understand this and recognise each other with simplicity. Resilience, like an underground river, flows beneath the project, uniting the works and the participants in the exhibition in a true team behind the champion who drags it along. My advice is to look through the eyes of a child and realise that the “Ibra NFT Collection” speaks to everyone intensely with simple words, a simplicity that is the opposite of banality. The works, which you will find on display in the museum hall (for a short time) and in the NFT space (forever), represent a fusion from which it will no longer be possible to escape or even go back. The world of NFT, Blockchain and Web 3.0 becomes indispensable for the contemporary artist and opens up new possibilities for dialogue in very recent and only apparently inaccessible contexts.
Disintermediated and decentralized spaces, virtual landscapes and identities which, precisely because of their nature, require the best presence and maximum commitment from the art world. It is art that becomes ultra-contemporary, and it can only comfort us to realise, precisely at the time when we are entering the Metaverse, that at the centre of the field is not a pixelated animal but still, alone and unequalled, the good old human being.