Recently, journalist Micah Carnahan published a contributed post about e27 digging into the reason why NFTs are so widely accepted in the Southeast Asian market. In addition to the relatively low entry price, the market also has a high awareness of the digital assets relatively early, which makes it possible to increase adoption rates quickly.
As the popularity of NFTs in the Southeast Asian market continues to rise, the market is beginning to see various communities launch initiatives to promote the digital asset to a wider audience.
In Indonesia, the latest initiative of its kind includes the opening of the Superlative Gallery in Legian, Bali, on Tuesday by the local NFT collecting society Superlative Secret Society.
It is claimed to be the first offline NFT gallery in the country and it will feature a collection of avatars of the works of the Superlative Secret Society. These artworks are created by local artists in the community and will be available for purchase as NFTs.
“We are extremely excited about the opening and operation of Superlative Gallery, the first offline NFT gallery in Indonesia. It is an honor for us to welcome local Indonesian artists to participate and grow together in this era of digital assets,” he said. Illustrator and Superlative Secret Society founder Moh. Arif Wijaksana in a press release.
Following the launch of the gallery, the community will host a series of events from 11 to 16 January with notable names in the local blockchain, NFT and crypto ecosystems such as Tokocrypto, ID NFT and MOT.
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In an email interview with e27, Prasetyo Budiman, CEO and Founder of the Superlative Secret Society, explains that the gallery is one of the community’s ways to facilitate local Indonesian artists on their journey to understand and implement the use of NFTs.
He describes a wide range of segments as the gallery’s target audience of NFT enthusiasts, proprietors, local and international artists and basically “anyone who wants to learn and understand more about how digital assets such as NFTs work.”
There are also several reasons why Bali has been chosen as the ideal place to open this gallery.
“Bali is already a well-known destination with a massive base of Indonesian artists thriving in it; inhabitants of the island also come from different countries around the world. Our goal is to introduce the works of local Indonesian artists to an international audience, ”says Budiman.
Budiman says the gallery was designed to become a platform for artists and global NFT object collectors.
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“All this time, we have only interacted through online platforms. Therefore, the gallery is an opportunity for proprietors to inform and educate the public about how NFT works, with a special focus on local artists in Indonesia,” he says. “We hope to contribute more to the development of digital creative industries, digital assets and even the tourism industry through works by local Indonesian artists. “
What’s Next for the Superlative Secret Society?
In addition to launching its first offline gallery, the community is also set to introduce other programs to help Indonesian artists reach a wider audience. For example, they will be exhibiting works by Indonesian artists in Times Square, New York City, for seven days.
“We want to send a message to the public, especially the proprietors and members of our community in the United States. The support of our members has given us the motivation to provide the best and participate in several international NFT events,” says Budiman.
At the opening of the gallery, the community also showed a teaser of REPUS, the second batch of its NFT collections. Some of the artworks displayed in the party have already registered their intellectual property rights and are now applying for a trademark certification.
The Superlative Secret Society entered the OpenSea platform in September 2021. Since then, the community has had 11,110 works of art on board and more than 16,000 members in its Discord.
“We came from a different background and we started with chats and contacts via Twitter. We have the dream of giving more value to Indonesian works of art by introducing them to local and international markets. That is why we are building a platform for NFT- enthusiasts and are starting to build a digital asset community… most of our members are from abroad and they also collect the works of art we make, ”says Budiman.
As for the future, the community wants to continue educating the Indonesian artist community about the benefits of NFTs. They also plan to open more pop art exhibitions in Jakarta and run the gallery in Bali.
Image Credit: Superlative Secret Society
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