The Tezos Foundation, a Swiss nonprofit organization, said it has committed about $1.23 million (£1 million) to a fund that will be used to collect non-exchangeable tokens (NFT) by artists from Africa and Asia. The artists’ work will be curated by renowned photographer and one of the pioneers in the creation of NFTs, Misan Harriman.
Chairman of London’s Southbank Center art venue complex, Harriman will also focus on acquiring work by artists from regions least represented in the NFT community.
Commenting on his role as curator of the Tezos Foundation’s so-called permanent art collection, Harriman noted:
“As the first curator of this collection, I want to make sure that the world sees diverse artists creating truly outstanding works of art. The Tezos Foundation’s permanent collection will support and celebrate a new generation of artists who have chosen the smart contract-based path.
The Tezos Foundation, which is part of the Tezos blockchain, says NFT will break down long-standing barriers in the art world.
Recently, Tezos co-founder and one of the first architects, Arthur Breitman, said that the collection created will raise the visibility of Web3 artists.
This project, in collaboration with the talent and expertise of Misan Harriman, allows us to create a special place with the sole purpose of raising the profile of digital artists who turn to Tezos for a sustainable way to share their work with the world.