Startbahn’s first NFT project “NFT/Eternal Mass” by Mariko Mori will be unveiled for the first time at Art Collaboration Kyoto.

Startbahn Co., Ltd.
Startbahn’s first NFT project “NFT/Eternal Mass” by Mariko Mori will be unveiled for the first time at Art Collaboration Kyoto.

Startbahn Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Taihei Shii, hereinafter Startbahn) will launch Mariko Mori’s first NFT project “NFT/Eternal Mass” from November 18, 2022 (Friday) to November. It will be unveiled for the first time at the VIP lounge of Art Collaboration Kyoto (hereafter ACK) held at the Kyoto International Conference Center Event Hall (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City) on the 20th (Sun). In this project, we will express the celebration of harmony, fluidity, and connection in the post-corona era, in line with ACK’s curation theme for 2022, “Flowers of Time.” This exhibition can also be viewed with a general ticket by
participating in a tour conducted by Startbahn. At the venue, we will distribute the work Allowlist (advance purchase frame).

■ “NFT/Eternal Mass” Appreciation Tour
November 18th (Friday), November 19th (Saturday)
13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Sunday, November 20th
13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
[Venue] Kyoto International Conference Center Event Hall VIP Lounge (2F) Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 (5-minute walk from
Kokusaikaikan Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line) [Capacity] 6 people each time
[Language] Japanese, English
[Required time] About 15 minutes
[How to apply for participation]
1. Please apply using the form below. It will be closed as soon as it becomes capacity.
2. Please gather at the 1F VIP lounge entrance at the start time. Please note that you will not be able to participate if you are late for the meeting time.
■ Distribution of Allowlist (advance purchase quota)
This work can be pre-purchased only by holders of the Allowlist (pre-purchase frame) distributed at the venue’s VIP lounge. To receive the Allowlist, we need your name, email address, and the wallet address you plan to purchase (optional).
* However, holding an Allowlist does not guarantee a purchase. ■ About Mariko Mori
Since the mid-1990s, he has been attracting international attention, participating in international exhibitions around the world, and holding numerous solo exhibitions at museums. Major solo exhibitions include “Pure Land” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2002), “Wave UFO” (Public Art Fund, New York, USA, 2003 / Bregenz Museum, Bregenz, Austria, 2004), “Oneness” (CCBB Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011), “Rebirth” (Royal Academy, London, UK, 2012). The “Oneness” exhibition recorded 500,000 visitors, making it the number one exhibition visitor in the world that year.
Major group exhibitions include the Sao Paulo Biennale (2002) and the 51st Venice Biennale Arsenale (2005). In recent years, he has also been involved in outdoor installation projects, including “Sun Pillar” on Miyako Island in 2010, and “Ring: One with Nature” as one of the official cultural programs of the Rio Olympics in 2016. set up. His works are also in the collections of many public institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, the Pompidou Center, and the Fukutake Foundation. His major awards include the 47th Venice Biennale Excellence Award in 1997 and the 8th Japan Contemporary Art
Encouragement Award in 2001. In 2014, he was awarded an Honorary Fellow by the University of the Arts London.
■ About ACKs
Art Collaboration Kyoto (ACK) is an art fair held in Kyoto with the theme of “contemporary art and collaboration”. It is one of the largest art fairs in Japan specializing in contemporary art, and is characterized by collaborations between Japanese and overseas galleries, government and private sectors, art and other fields. The main venue, Kyoto International Conference Center, will have two sections, “Gallery Collaboration” and “Kyoto Meeting”, where works will be exhibited and sold.
In addition to satellite exhibitions and talk programs planned by the newly appointed program director Yukako Yamashita, many collaborative programs are planned in Kyoto during the ACK exhibition period. [Holding schedule]
November 18 (Friday) – November 20 (Sunday), 2022
Private viewing: November 17 (Thursday) *Invited guests and members of the press only
【open time】
November 18th (Friday) 12:00-19:00
November 19th (Sat) 12:00-19:00
November 20th (Sun) 12:00-17:00
*Last entry is 1 hour before closing
Click here for ticket details and purchase
[Main venue]
Kyoto International Conference Center Event Hall
606-0001 Takaragaike, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
(5 minute walk from Kokusaikaikan Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line)
■ About Startbahn Co., Ltd.
Startbahn is building the blockchain infrastructure “Startrail” that supports the reliability and authenticity of works and the inheritance of value. From paintings and sculptures to digital content, you can record a wealth of data that guarantees the value of a wide range of works. We also provide web apps, APIs, and NFC tags as tools to make Startrail easier to use, and have already been introduced by well-known galleries, artists, collectors, auction houses, and e-commerce.
NFTs issued on Startrail can record various information and data related to the value of works, such as subsequent exhibitions, transactions, restorations and appraisals, as well as information on the business that issued the NFT. In addition, the rules set for the secondary distribution and use of works are inherited across services, enabling long-term management of works. Due to the nature of blockchain, this information cannot be deleted, falsified, or duplicated. In addition to physical works such as paintings and sculptures, we also support digital works based on data such as images, videos, and sounds, as well as installations and other forms of works.
■ Free NFT distribution by FUN FAN NFT
At the venue, a limited number of NFTs will be distributed free of charge by the web application “FUN FAN NFT” provided by Startbahn. You can receive it from the QR code on the “FUN FAN NFT” flyer distributed at the venue.
“FUN FAN NFT” is a web application that realizes NFT offline experience. Various businesses such as artists, event organizers, shops and facilities can create NFTs and provide them to visitors via QR codes*. Visitors can enjoy the event through “NFTs that can be received on site”. We support the provision of new entertainment and effective and continuous customer attraction. Under the management of Startburn and Artbeat, the blockchain infrastructure for art “Startrail” is utilized.
■ Inquiries regarding this press release
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