"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" is world's first permanent physical digital art and media art multiverse blockchain-enabled gallery with a VR "rewind-repeat" experience and optional XR extensions.

Press contact:
Gleb Divov, e-mail: king@musicalblockchain.com

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Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI

A world's first permanent physical multiverse blockchain-enabled digital art and media art gallery with a VR "rewind-repeat" experience and optional XR extensions.


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[The Republic of Užupis, Lithuania – July 24, 2020] Digital/Culture Center (FAYR Ecosystem), together with a general partner Užupis Art Incubator (UMI), and with support from the independent artistic Republic of Užupis, announcing the opening of the world's first permanent physical multiverse blockchain-enabled digital art and media art gallery "Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" with a VR "rewind-repeat" experience and optional XR extensions.

Why is it so unique?
"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery will be existing in a real-world form in a physical gallery space at the UMI "Kalnas" Gallery in the independent artistic Republic of Užupis, and in VR space, as a "rewind-repeat" experience, allowing audiences to catch up and see just finished real-world exhibition in a VR gallery.

The multiverse is ensured by combination of a physical screens showcasing digital art in a real-world physical gallery space along with a VR "rewind-repeat" gallery in a VR space and optional XR extensions.

"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery will be focused on new forms of the modern digital art, including media art, blockchain art and cryptoart, XR (extended reality, including VR/MR/AR) showcases, as well as covering topics of Art+Tech, Culture+Tech, and Art+Science.

"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery will help support and promote local Lithuanian Artists on a global scene.

"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery's innovative experience will help promote and popularize digital and media art and will inspire a new generation of modern Lithuanian digital Artists of all age groups, especially including children and youth.

Among activities, surrounding "Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery, Digital/Culture Center (FAYR Ecosystem) together with international partners are planning to organize special art and cultural events for a wide range of audiences, open calls, "Culture/Innovations" educational initiatives, international festivals, international talent attraction and more.

"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery is curated by Gleb Divov – multidisciplinary immersive Artist, Creative AI expert and international curator, and supervised by Užupis Art Incubator. International Artists will be curated in a collaboration and partnership with international partners of the Digital/Culture Center.
Regular open calls favouring Young and Aspiring Digital Artists will be regularly published at the www.digitalkalnas.lt/opencall/ page.

"Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery is a first gallery in the international network of the multiverse gallery spaces with GalleryBox technology, that Digital/Culture Center is planning to open in the Baltic states, Europe and globally. Having a network of innovative galleries with GalleryBox will allow us to make "exhibition tours" for local and international Artists, promoting their art all over the world.

An opening ceremony of the "Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI" Multiverse Blockchain-enabled Gallery is scheduled to take place on 01st of August 2020 at 18:00 in the physical gallery space of the Užupis Art Incubator KALNAS gallery.

UMI KALNAS gallery address: Krivių g. 12, The Republic of Užupis (Vilnius), Lithuania.


About Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU (FAYR Ecosystem)
Digital/Culture Center – an organization dedicated to the educational activities, bleeding-edge technologies in the Art and Culture (AI, Blockchain, XR [ VR, AR, MR ] and more), popularization of the Digital Art, Blockchain Art, Culture + Tech and Art + Science fusions and a new wave of local and international Digital Artists, collectors and surrounding community.
International partners of the Digital/Culture Center include names like ArtComTec (FR/IL), Münchner Science Fiction Festival – Art and Science (DE/RU), OK16 (BY), MOCDA (UK), KnownOrigin (UK), TokenCast (US), ArtProject.io (US), Carbon Art Residency (UA), Rare Art Collective (US), SALOON Wien (AT), Peer to space (DE), Zip-Scene (HU), ART Optimists (UA), Approved by Pablo (UK), Rarible (US), Capitolio Music Cente (MX) and others.

The Digital/Culture Center is promoting Lithuania and Vilnius as the main global Digital/Crypto Art + Culture hub of the Baltics region.

CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU – is a special division of the Digital/Culture Center, dedicated to the Culture + Blockchain activities and representation of the Local Artists in a global CryptoArt and Digital Art community.
Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU are operated by the Crowded.Place (FAYR Ecosystem) family.
https://dcc.crowded.place/


About the Užupis Art Incubator (UMI)
Užupis Art Incubator (Užupio Meno Inkubatorius) – is the first Art Center of its kind in the Baltic States, officially established in 2002.
Having a rich history beginning in 1991, Užupis Art Incubator was established by the initiative of the citizens of the Republic of Užupis with a goal to coordinate activities of Artists and implement various cultural projects.
Today Užupis Art Incubator is one of the leading innovative European Art centers, with more than 1500m2 of space dedicated to residences and creative cooperation.
https://www.umi.lt/


About the Republic of Užupis
The independent Artistic Republic of Užupis – is a Micronation with worldwide recognition, with independence proclaimed in 1998.
It is a collective work of the local community as a cultural, artistic, civic, and social movement, constantly changing, developing, and innovating, making it famous in Europe and abroad.
The Republic of Užupis is often compared to Montmartre district in Paris, France, or Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark.
https://www.uzupiorespublika.com/


About GalleryBox
GalleryBox™ – Flagship technology of the FAYR Ecosystem – is a complex mobile plug-n-play Digital Art/Media Art hardware and software/platform multiverse solution for the physical real-world Galleries with VR "rewind-repeat" gallery in VR space and optional XR extensions, immersive experiences and digital art/media art-enabled mobile pop-up happenings.
It is created for the popularization of the Digital Art, curated digital artwork collections showcase, popularization of the Blockchain-enabled Art galleries, and enabling additional revenue streams for the physical Galleries in the modern age.


About the FAYR Ecosystem
FAYR Ecosystem – is an International Ecosystem of internal projects, with an HQ in the Republic of Užupis, Lithuania, creating pioneering innovations at the intersection of Technologies with the Culture/Music/Art, Education, Psychology/Healthcare, Urban environment, Acoustic/Soundscape Ecology, Carbon Footprint reduction, Zero-Waste lifestyle, Smart Cities, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality, and other areas and industries.
The list of successfully launched and running Flagship Projects includes Musical Blockchain; Crowded.Place; Digital/Culture Center; CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU; Sound changes the City / Sound changes the Planet Global Initiative; Zero-Waste Lifestyle initiative; Culture/Innovations – STEAM educational activities; Ongoing research in a Psychology, Audio Therapy, Art Therapy fields.
https://www.fayr.org/


About Gleb Divov
Gleb Divov – a multidisciplinary immersive Artist, inventor, Creative AI expert, and international curator.
Gleb represents a new generation of multidisciplinary Artists combining various fifth-generation technologies (AI, XR and other digital innovations) with classical techniques and physical objects, creating unique immersive experiences.
He is a co-founder and international curator of the KARA AGORA European Art & Research Center (funded by the Culture of Solidarity Fund of The European Cultural Foundation), an international curator of the Bill Drummond's The Curfew Tower Residency in Cushendall, Northern Ireland and international curator for Sound Art and AI at the Carbon Art Residency in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Gleb Divov is the Minister of Culture and Innovations of the independent artistic Republic of Užupis, Lithuania.
https://www.welcome.ai/w/gleb-divov


Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI
Digital//Kalnas with GalleryBox/UMI is a world's first permanent physical multiverse blockchain-enabled digital art and media art gallery with a VR "rewind-repeat" experience and optional XR extensions.
http://www.digitalkalnas.lt





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