FTX PRESENTS ‘WYNWOOD STUDIOS’ MIAMI ART WEEK 2021
Produced by Abracadabra & Hurry Up Slowly
Art for the eyes and ears is making its way to Miami for the city’s highly anticipated art week. Wynwood Studios — the first-ever NFT Art Party Exhibition — will present a four-day pop-up experience combining music, art, & crypto technology in the heart of Miami’s art district. From Dec. 1st-4th, each night will showcase major musical performances, an NFT Art experience, and exclusive NFT drops, all presented by unique brands aiming to bridge the worlds of music, crypto and art.
The events will be powered by FTX — a US-regulated cryptocurrency exchange with a mission to grow the digital currency ecosystem. Already one of the biggest players in the world of crypto, FTX recently launched its new NFT Marketplace and will partner with Wynwood Studios to expand NFT accessibility to eager participants. Aiming to remain at the forefront of trends in the art, music, and technology industries, FTX continues to establish its leadership, showcasing its latest venture at one of the world’s largest art events.
Each night of Wynwood Studios will feature exclusive in-person and online sales of NFTs on FTX’s Marketplace in collaboration with The Art Plug — an art collective and creative agency founded by Marcel Katz with the purpose of making art accessible to the world. Lauded by Forbes as “the contemporary artist’s greatest ally,” The Art Plug’s acclaimed and imaginative collaborations have become marquee experiences at music festivals and art fairs. Partnering with Wynwood Studios and FTX, The Art Plug will curate and produce this unique NFT experience, featuring art from some of the top globally renowned digital creators as well as a collection of algorithmically generative art (art created by autonomous code) called CryptoPilled, encouraging the societal adoption of blockchain technology through the act of “taking the crypto pill.”
Adding to the crypto melting pot, Star Atlas will also partner with the lineup of activities, showcasing installations featuring its next-generation gaming metaverse, emerging from the confluence of state-of-the-art blockchain, real-time graphics, multiplayer video game, and decentralized financial technologies.
The presenting brands at Wynwood Studios will feature some of the hottest headliner names in the art, music, and technology scenes. Kicking off the action, ‘ABRACADABRA’ will feature special performances by BLOND:ISH and Seth Troxler. Thursday night, presented by ‘WeAreTheFuture,’ will feature iconic performances by Damian Lazarus and Nic Fanciulli. Come Friday, ‘Higher Ground’ will present the highly anticipated set by globally-acclaimed DJ, Diplo, followed by ‘Hurry Up Slowly’ presenting Guy Gerber and Kaz James on Saturday to wrap up the week. Full lineup and event details can be found below.
150 NW 21 St., Miami. FL 33127
December 1-4, 2021
$100 for individual events
$350 for festival 4-day pass
Tickets Link: popup.wynwood.studio
About the Featured Brands:
Hurry Up Slowly (HUS):
Hurry Up Slowly is a US-based lifestyle concept focused on producing elevated and immersive musical voyages accompanied with original soundtracks. A team of nightlife experts (Youssef Erian, Erick Espinal, Gino Gomez, and Diego Gomez de Cordova) conceptualized the brand in 2019. Nicola Siervo and Navin Chatani, famed nightlife impresarios from KNR Hospitality and WALL Miami, joined in on the venture, adding to the team’s 30+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. Native to Miami, FL with global aspirations on the horizon, Hurry Up Slowly’s experiential movement caters to a growing audience of trendsetters, tastemakers, crypto enthusiasts and world-renowned art lovers who bring their talents to our dance floors. The concept was born from a void in the makeup of Miami’s nightlife scene which catered strictly to crowd & energy curation of the highest level. HUS fosters its own community by frequently collaborating with world renowned acts to amplify its movement and lend its talent to contribute to the Hurry Up Slowly experience, whilst elevating their internal roster of talent to international acclaim with support from industry staples. Hurry Up Slowly believes its curated crowd, tasteful themes, vibrant music and unique entertainment is what makes the brand stand apart.
Founded by BLOND:ISH and Liana Hillison in 2017, ABRACADABRA is a female-powered collective. Revolutionizing the music industry by focusing on bridging the worlds of music, crypto with wellness & activism, ABRACADABRA produces yearly festivals that have become renowned in Tulum, Mykonos & Miami. The collective is also the home to ABRACADABRA TV (available on Twitch), ABRACADABRA Records label, and ABRACADABRA Festival, which has now seen three digital festivals produced in a single year with headliners such as John Legend, Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg and over 40 million viewers.
Vivie Ann Bakos a.k.a. BLOND:ISH is the co-founder of Bye Bye Plastic, a non-profit dedicated to removing single-use plastics from the music industry by 2025 through the collective power of music. Revolutionizing music festivals and events as we know them, ABRACADABRA has been using unique single-use, plastic-free for events in Tulum, Mykonos, and at Tomorrowland since 2017.
Real-time graphics technology using Unreal Engine 5’s Nanite allows for cinematic quality video game visuals. Blockchain technology using the Solana protocol established a largely serverless and secured gameplay experience. Non-fungible tokens obtained and traded within Star Atlas create an economy that replicates the tangibility of real world assets and ownership.
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