VerticalCrypto Art Residency Program Announces Multi-chain NFT Auction

Auction will take place in Arium Spaces on Wednesday 19th January at 7pm UTC with an unparalleled cross-chain auction supporting ETH and Tezos.

All proceeds will go to support the ongoing crypto art residency program launched by VCA in June of 2021 for emerging creators in the Web3 space.

THE METAVERSE — VerticalCrypto Art (VCA), the leading curatorial media studio dedicated to NFT art, new media and metaverse culture, is delighted to announce its one-of-a-kind metaversal event: the VerticalCrypto Art Residency Auction Event in Arium Spaces this Wednesday 19th January at 7PM GMT.

Representing over 15 countries with a global and educational scope, the VCA Residency Auction Event marks the end of a 12-week long programme led by the second cohort of artists selected by VCA for their second Residency programme.

The VerticalCrypto Art Residency launched in July 2021, as a rare advent within the Crypto Art community. The residency, made possible through the support of the Tezos Foundation and over 25+ mentors sharing their knowledge and education surrounding NFTs, Web3 and the blockchain, is the first ever online residency dedicated to Crypto Art and metaverse-natives.

Stefano Contiero: ‘Sogno Originale’ , Artwork on Auction

Providing classes across an array of disciplines, the VerticalCrypto Art Residency is dedicated to democratising access to knowledge by providing free educational programs dedicated to creators of all kinds in the fields of NFTs, Crypto Art, Web3 and the metaverse.

The syllabus of classes were led by experts from the Crypto Art community. Featuring notable figures such as Colborn Bell from the Museum of Crypto Art, Artnome’s Jason Bailey, LAL ART Crypto Art advisor Fanny Lakoubay, Vastari’s CEO and Founder Bernadine Bröcker-Wieder, Crypto Art historian Martin Lukas Ostachowski and many more, mentors helped to shape a cohesive, eight-week series of classes which inform all aspects of the Crypto Art ecosystem.

The VCA metaverse space in Arium Spaces

The VCA Residency Auction Event takes place on Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm UTC in a custom-built metaverse space made by resident artist Mical Noelsen and Lisa Kolb (metaverse producer), featuring an exciting lineup of emerging talent from the web3 space. An exploration of digital native and new media artistry, this unparalleled, cross-chain auction supporting ETH and Tezos showcases 17 unique, 1/1 artworks and live DJ sets by Eclectic Method, Garrison Fortress and more.

These unique artworks, made by incredibly talented creators, are the culmination of the creative exploration in which residents have embarked on during the 12-week programme of the VCA residency. Deploying creative gestures and artistic flair, they welcome new elements to their work which reflect new ventures in critical-thinking, explorations in practice and creative uniformity unlike ever before

Prior to the VCA Residency Auction Event, VerticalCrypto Art’s first auction — the 1C Resident Artist Auction, presented at the VCA Auction House in September, 2021 — raised a phenomenal 12 ETH. All proceeds from the VCA Residency Auction Event will go towards funding future VCA Residency programmes of 2022.

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