Arcade Project x ONBD Present HAVEN

Renee Cox, detail of The Web Cycle, 2022.
NFT Preview
ONBD Selects: Live at SuperRare Gallery

Friday, September 9, 2022 , 7-9 pm
417 W Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Opening Reception
Saturday, September 10, 6-9 pm
56 Bogart Street #122
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Arcade Project Curatorial and ONBD are pleased to present HAVEN, an exhibition of digital art, photography, installation, and sculpture in collaboration with SuperRare in our gallery spaces at 56 Bogart and at the Streetsky Gallery in Decentraland (-6, -126).
Participating Artists: Renee Cox, Shinji Murakami, Nueps, Royal, Shlumper, and Frank WANG Yefeng.
Web3, the metaverse, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have become widely discussed topics in the media, tech, and­ commerce communities. Many metaverses exist, while others are currently under construction, offering new opportunities to experience the world and form communities. However, as we move into Web3, we must reflect on Web 2.0. The social media interface that connected millions of global strangers has a dark side ­– creating platforms for radicalization and the harassment and abuse of members of marginalized communities.


HAVEN is a safe space for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to explore the metaverse’s possibilities. Rather than recreating and reinforcing the toxic power structures that stifle both the art and tech worlds, HAVEN makes space for artists working across various media, building a bridge between the physical and the digital by blurring the boundaries — creating a slippage between realms. Haven challenges the intrinsic biases and economic barriers of new technologies by encouraging dialogue around Web3’s subversive, liberatory potential.
The crypto winter has shifted the NFT discussion beyond currency and into utility. An NFT is a digital certificate of authenticity that binds to a physical or digital work or even an ephemeral sensory experience. So, for example, a work of art on the blockchain becomes part of a larger whole — a link in a chain of transactions standing as a permanent record of the work, automatically maintaining the work’s provenance and legacy. We also offer the opportunity to experience the community-building utility of NFTs through complimentary proof-of-attendance protocol (PoAP) tokens available in the physical gallery and Dencentraland.
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