FREEPORT

June 12 – October 1, 2021

Neïl Beloufa
Sarah Rosalena Brady
Alice Bucknell
Juan Covelli
Alexandra Koumantaki
Amanda Ross-Ho
Hirad Sab

FREEPORT is inspired by and modeled after the Luxembourg Freeport.

Freeports are unregulated, ultra-secure storage facilities that exist outside of the territorial tax jurisdictions of any country — they’re often used by the uber-rich to hoard significant works of art. Because of their inherent lack of transparency, freeports are nefarious breeding grounds for fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.

There are many similarities that can be made between freeports and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Both exist in unregulated territories, are constructs of capitalism, and can elicit unsavory practices. With a touch of irony, EPOCH seeks to circumvent these similarities by offering a unique concept for an NFT built upon an ecological, equitable, and sustainable model. The entire virtual exhibition, FREEPORT, will be offered as a singular NFT containing a compilation of artworks by the participating artists. The FREEPORT NFT will be minted on the climate-friendly blockchain, Algorand, and will be released on Saturday, June 19th at 12pm.

Enter Virtual Exhibition | PDF List of Artworks

R E C E N T   P R E S S

Carla Tomillo, “Imprescindibles,” Vanidad, Issue 223, Summer/Spring 2021: p. 10.

The Art Newspaper’s XR Panel, “Memories of Myst: Substrata, a new artist-run virtual exhibition, is like entering a magical afterlife,” The Art Newspaper, March 12, 2021.

“Feminism and diversity. Questioning womanhood and post-colonial spaces,” S+T+ARTS, March 11, 2021.

Quirin Brunnmeier, “Art in Quarantine #24: Dystopias, Utopias and Metaverse,” GalleryTalk.net, March 9, 2021.