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Web3 Awards

It was the first Web3 awards in the region by Gulf News. It honored and celebrated the achievements and talents across the Web3 ecosystem.

One of the founders of Morrow Collective, Anna Seaman was proud to be part of the judging panel. Event was well curated by Art Korero. 

 

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Warsha: The Taste of Sky

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'Warsha' is a short 16-minute film that won Best International Short Film: Fiction at Sundance Film Festival, 2022. The film tells the story of Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working in a construction site in Beirut. One day, he volunteers to operate one of the tallest, most notoriously dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Suddenly free from the oppressive city below, he finds space to unleash his true self.

The NFT collection, The Taste of Sky is curated by MORROW collective. The title is derived from the Leonardo Da Vinci quote: “once you have tasted the taste of sky, you will forever look up” and the collection is a tribute to all those searching for genuine and honest freedom of expression, wherever and whoever they are.

Working in collaboration with Oxfam, proceeds from Warsha NFTs will go towards funding for the short film on its journey to the Academy Awards 2023 as well as relevant marginalized communities.

 

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Firouz FarmanFarmaian at the Kyrgyz Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale

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Living as a nomad in exile in Europe and North Africa, Iranian-born artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian actively engages in bridging dialogues between past and future, east and west, archaic craft and innovative technology. Through his socially engaged practice, he focuses on the themes of history, identity and immaterial substance of memory and the post-tribal.

FarmanFarmaian represented The Kyrgyz Republic in the country's inaugural national pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, 2022. Curated by Janet Rady, the presentation Gates of Turan refers to "the land of the Tur", a historic region encompassing modern Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and northern parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Drawing on his shared tribal heritage with the Turanian nomads of Kyrgyz, who were originally an Iranian tribe of the Avestan age, the artist presented a multi-sensory installation featuring hand-stitched, hand-felted Shyrdaks created in collaboration with the Altyn Kol Women Handicraft Cooperative in The Kyrgyz Republic.

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The Pontifex Carpet

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The Pontifex carpet, which was gifted to Pope Francis was immortalized as an NFT (non-fungible token) and unveiled at Abu Dhabi Art, 2021. When HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,  then Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces visited Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2016, he came bearing the carpet, as a gesture of diplomatic ties and inter-religious harmony.

The only existing 272x183cm physical version of the carpet remains with Pope Francis, however, Zuleya (Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative’s carpet retail arm) created a replica to be gifted to the buyer of the NFT.

The carpet was woven by women in Afghanistan and forms part of Zuleya’s Tolerance range. Signifying peace and harmony, 80% of the carpets revenue will provide core support to relieve the most vulnerable in Afghanistan from the harsh winter.

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Australian Pavilion, Expo 2020

MORROW collective partnered with Virtua (formerly Terra Virtua) to support the Australian Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai, to create NFT gifts for every visitor to the event. The NFTs derived from artworks by the pavilion's featured artists. Each month, for the six month duration of Expo 2020 Dubai, a single new NFT or series of NFTs was available for collection. For first time users, it was a seamless entry into the NFT market and provided new and existing crypto users an opportunity to collect an Australian fine art souvenir.

The Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai championed innovation and technology and MORROW collective proudly supported such a forward-thinking entity.
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Isola Ristorante

Isola Ristorante in Dubai was the first restaurant in the region to display crypto art.

Isola Ristorante, in Jumeriah Islands Clubhouse, presented NFT art in augmented reality to diners. The art was created by prominent Palestinian artist, Nabil Anani, represented by Zawyeh Gallery.

MORROW collective collaborated with Zawyeh Gallery and Sunset Hospitality Group to integrate the NFTs into the restaurant.
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