November 4 - 5, 2022
“When a nation’s culture survives,
so too does the nation.”
Jan Viktor Mládek
Economist, Former Head of the IMF, Art Collector
The House of Lobkowicz has made it their mission to share the past to inspire others to create the future. The preservation of cultural heritage is at the heart of this pursuit.
Non-Fungible Castle 2022 will explore how blockchain technology can be used to rediscover, share, and preserve our cultural identities.
We aim to do this by creating and exhibiting NFTs which represent different artistic forms of expression, serving as a permanent cultural record. We will provide a platform to discuss how the artworld can use blockchain technology to celebrate our heritage, build a community of cultural stewards, and encourage storytelling to reconnect with our cultural roots.
Lobkowicz Palace in Prague Castle, Czech Republic
(Exhibition, Conference, Gala)
Built in the mid-16th century, the Lobkowicz Palace is one of the most significant cultural sites in the Czech Republic and the only privately owned palace in the Prague Castle complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This exclusive location offers a unique setting to host the main program and exhibition of NFC 2022.
Nelahozeves Castle, Czech Republic
(Interactive Cultural Experience)
Nelahozeves Castle is one of Bohemia’s finest 16th-century Renaissance castles, located 35 km north of Prague. It is situated above the Vltava River, overlooking the birth house of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. This charming countryside locale offers an inspirational backdrop for an immersive experience.
Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle
October 27 - November 13, 2022
The exhibition is inspired by the remarkable story of world-renowned Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák, who demonstrated an exceptional ability to distill the identity of a culture to a singular work of art. Using Dvořák as a guiding force to create, international artists are invited to meditate on their personal cultural identities through different forms of artistic expression. The aim is not only to educate audiences about the significance of Dvořák, but also celebrate the cultural stories that define who we are and connect us to one another. The exhibition will also display works created by House of Lobkowicz with the goal of deepening relationships with a broader group of patrons and creators, raising funds for specific restoration projects, and supporting contemporary artists.
INTERACTIVE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
November 4, 2022
Travel back in time to the the birthplace of one of the world’s most renowned composers, Antonín Dvořák, to engage with the sights and sounds that inspired his influential body of work. Rediscover our cultural roots while exploring new applications of blockchain technology in the real world.
Lobkowicz Palace, Prague Castle
November 5, 2022
A dynamic forum bringing together thought leaders and tastemakers to discuss how the art and crypto worlds can engage with one another to shape the future of blockchain technology and cultural preservation.
Leading experts in Web3 infrastructure and the art world will explore a variety of topics and questions, including the traditional art world’s place in the NFT community, future applications of blockchain technology and the controversy surrounding its use.
The NFCastle event will close with a black-tie gala to celebrate the gathering of a diverse group with a common interest in the relationship between culture and blockchain. The evening will include a cocktail reception, multi-course dinner, live entertainment and night-time tours of the exhibition and collections.
Space for the gala will be limited, allowing for more personal engagement among select conference attendees.