A unique permanent museum and physical gallery for decentralized art to seamlessly bridge the traditional and digital worlds

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NFT-native art currently lacks true accessibility to the general public and trad-art collectors.

Deeply rooted in the tactile and visual joys of physical art, traditional art collectors, artists and institutions currently face a strong disconnect. Accustomed to the sensory experience of observing, owning and displaying tangible artworks, most are daunted by the transition to a purely digital domain regardless of the merit of the art itself.Furthermore, the concept of 'owning' a digital piece through a publicly tradable token is often alien, making it a challenge to bridge the gap between centuries-old collecting practices and this new frontier.

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Ceci n'est pas une print

How to exhibit digital artworks in a way that does justice to their worth and seamlessly communicates their intrinsic value to the general public?

Casa NUA, as Brazil's 1st permanent museum for natively digital art, seeks to merge the tangible and intangible worlds to foster broader appreciation and understanding. Awe-inspiring does not need to be out of reach.The way we display art and the thoughtfulness with which we guide people through the curations makes visiting the gallery or experiencing a vernissage at Casa NUA feel just as tangible and familiar as it is fresh and exciting.

We believe in the unique impact of presence.

Still largely inaccessible to the general public — who still grapples with the intricacies of blockchain, crypto wallets and tokenized assets — the digital art realm is mired in jargon, tech-heavy gateways and misinformation that create a barrier to understanding, and thus, appreciation.We love the memes, but we believe they must serve to broaden our audience, not just feed the degens.

We have adopted a museum/ gallery hybrid model that fits the web3 ethos with a strong focus on cultural, artistic and technological Education for accelerating the onboarding of the next generation of collectors and artists.

Casa NUA opens its doors Oct 12-15, 2023

Casa NUA opens officially as São Paulo's new cultural space, a permanent museum and physical gallery for decentralized digital art.There will be 4 days of international and national art exhibits, project launches and showcases, debates and social gatherings which inaugurate Casa NUA in a renovated luxurious arts and music hall from the 40s in the heart of São Paulo.

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In a one-of-a-kind partnership with ArtPacks.io, Casa NUA will be exhibiting the works of more than 200 emerging and iconic artists who are shaping the digital arts renaissance.And through the below linked Open Call, Brazilian artists pioneering art creation on Ethereum, Tezos and other blockchains can have a space at Casa NUA's first curated exhibit during this historical opening event.

Event Schedule

Oct 12Bridging the Physical and the Digital

14h - Public Opening
Exhibit :
ArtPacks - Supernova and Fast Forward
others (tbc)
15h - Hugo Faz: Casa NUA as a Bridge between the Traditional and the Digital Art worlds
16h - Showcase of physically exhibiting artists
16h30 - Book launch: "Phocus no Mundo das Ideias" ; book reading
17h - Round table, Q&A
17h30 - Round of public project pitches and work showings
18h30 - Fer Caggiano: ArtPacks - broadening the accessibility of Art collecting
19h30 - 22h - Happy Hour

Oct 13NFT Art = Uncensorable Art

14h - Public Opening
Exhibit :
ArtPacks - Vessel and Birthright
Performance Art NFTs
Censored and Uncensorable Art
15h - Live modeling session with live minting of created drawings
16h30 - Debate: Hugo Faz and Pamela Facco - Art and Censorship in the era of Web2 and Web3
18h30 - Performance: Fábia Mirassos - Vienen Por Mí
20h - Performance: Teatro da Pombagira
22h - Closing

Oct 14Brazilian Pioneering of the Digital Arts

14h - Public Opening
Exhibit :
ArtPacks - Genesis and Nightmare
Braziliand Artists pioneering the Digital Arts movement - Curator: Hugo Faz
15h - Round Table with the Artists (in person and remote)
17h - Talk: Hugo Faz - Art, Culture, Public Domain and Ownership in the new millennium
22h - Closing

Oct 15Digital Art Collecting : the New Frontier

14h - Public Opening
Exhibit :
ArtPacks - Womanhood and Gaia
Braziliand Artists pioneering the Digital Arts movement - Curator: Hugo Faz
15h - Workshop: Hugo Faz - Practical Introduction to NFTs for Artists
18h - Hugo Faz: Digital Art Collecting - the New Frontier
19h-22h - Closing Party

NFT Sampa November 12-19, 2023

Spanning 8 days of exhibits, international art drops, debates and parties in a renovated 1940's classical penthouse in the heart of São Paulo — NFT Sampa will be the richest event in latin lands about crypto art, web3 and decentralization culture.Stay tuned

Casa NUA is also an emerging art Incubator

The NFT art space is currently missing the best artists due to global asymmetries.

We work with groundbreaking developing world artists from marginalized minorities — whom the NFT space hasn't been able to onboard yet due to language, tech or cost barriers — in order to bridge the above gap.We are a web3-native initiative, a fully dedicated NFT gallery and cultural space with a mission to bridge IRL and the Open Metaverse.-> educate -> onboard -> incubate -> sponsor -> launch -> promote -> multiply ->

We are curating, onboarding and sponsoring proven, talented visual artists, launching their genesis NFTs and presenting their work to the web3 community. The artists are guided and oriented about bridging their careers to NFT space and as their first pieces are sold, they have a solid base to independently mint and promote their NFT art.

Casa NUA's NFT initiatives are 100% non-profit, meaning all proceeds are reapplied to expanding this positive cycle by educating, curating, incubating and sponsoring original artworks by creators with proven talent and artistic track record but yet unreleased in the NFT art market, as well as building a permanent collection from other promising developing world artists who are starting in the NFT space.

The Casa NUA Genesis Collection

Besides working with trailblazer non-English-speaking developing world artists who currently couldn't represent themselves in the overwhelmingly English-only nascent NFT market, our artist roster is also exclusively composed of women, black, indigenous and/or LGBTQ+ artists.

Casa NUA incubated artists have already found places in the collections of Punk 6529, Sashaku, Nonamoto, Playboy and others. Visit our Founding Collection on the Cyber gallery or check out our currently available Genesis mints and splits on Foundation. Casa NUA is a non-profit. 100% of the Casa's share of the proceeds go to foster more such artists and fund the growth of the initiative.

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Submissão de Trabalhos para Curadoria

A Casa NUA, o primeiro museu permanente do Brasil dedicado exclusivamente à arte descentralizada, convida artistas do Brasil a apresentar suas obras na sua exposição de inauguração. Quer seja na pintura digital, modelagem 3D, vídeo, fotografia, instalação, realidade virtual, performance ou qualquer outra forma de expressão, queremos dar espaço a todas as nuances da vanguarda digital do cenário artístico brasileiro.Compreendemos a vastidão e a diversidade do universo digital e artístico. Portanto, não imporemos restrições de meio. Nosso compromisso é com a qualidade, inovação e representatividade da arte atual e das(os) artistas da atualidade. Faremos nosso melhor para acomodar e valorizar todos os meios e suportes, contanto que possam ser emitidos como NFTs.A oportunidade de criar pontes entre o tradicional e o digital, e de integrar-se a um movimento vanguardista no mundo da arte, está finalmente ao alcance de cada artista sem a necessidade de atravessadores de maneira inédita na história da Arte. Estendemos este convite para que, juntos, possamos definir e celebrar o futuro da arte brasileira dentro desta nova aldeia global.Para esta curadoria de abertura da Casa NUA, optamos por selecionar exclusivamente artistas de nacionalidade brasileira e que tenham atuação na web3, ou seja, que emitam ativamente seus trabalhos em blockchain nativamente como NFTs.Leia atentamente as regras de participação. Ao enviar seu trabalho e informações, você concorda com todas as condições descritas abaixo.O prazo para submissão de trabalhos é 30 de Setembro de 2023, unicamente através do formulário abaixo.