NFT Sale to Benefit Ukraine


This NFT sale is a fundraiser hosted by the Thinkism Art Movement benefiting Ukraine refugees and families. 

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NFT Sale to Benefit Ukraine


This NFT sale is a fundraiser hosted by the Thinkism Art Movement benefiting Ukraine refugees and families. 

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UKRAINE NFT SALE (UBUNTU BEARS COLLECTION)

This NFT sale is a fundraiser managed by the Thinkism Art Movement benefiting Ukraine refugees and families. Money raised will not be used to purchase weapons.

THE THINKISM MANIFESTO

“The Socially Conscious Art Movement”

(The Manifesto was founded and first published on Sept. 12, 2001, by Artist David Kam; the Manifesto was updated on Aug. 17, 2010, and August 6, 2022)

September 11, 2001, the world changed with the terrorists’ attack on the USA.

The Thinkism Art Movement is known as the “socially conscious art movement” and is the first fine art movement of the 21st century.

Note: other notable art movements of the 20th century include Pop Art, Abstract Art, Realism, and Cubism. 

The Thinkism Art Movement was founded on September 12, 2001, by artist David Kam, right after 911. The Thinkism Art Movement emerged out of the information age, mainly driven by the widespread adoption of the Internet.

More Powerful and Significant Art Needed

The events of September 11, 2001, and the rise of Internet technologies have brought profound change to the world around us. Society is changing rapidly. 

The world is on the brink of disaster that is caused by geo-political and industrial man-made forces. Numerous animal and plant species are facing extinction, we have war, terrorism, biological terror, rising crime, climate changes, poverty, pollution, prejudices, hate, and other complex issues. 

This is supposed to produce powerful art. What do we get? Most of the world’s artists are producing attractive wall paintings and decorative art. This type of art lacks great significance and importance. Art can be more than mere decorations on a wall. Art is a record of mankind, and what we think and felt about the world. 

Without art, we would not have any idea what the past was like. The political, economic, and social situation of the world should be intelligently reflected in all arts. The movie, television, and entertainment industry have done a great job of giving us a bird’s eye view of the world; they can also thrust us into an emotional roller coaster ride by bringing us to tears, uplifting us with joy, giving us hope, generating excitement, and wonder. 

However, as of 2001, the fine art sector has been lacking in producing powerful, and awe-inspiring impressions. We get recycled art, following along historical lines. Art as mere wall decorations does not enrich our minds or stir our souls. The Thinkism Art Movement plans to change all this. 

THE THINKISM MANIFESTO

“The Socially Conscious Art Movement”

(The Manifesto was founded and first published on Sept. 12, 2001, by Artist David Kam; the Manifesto was updated on Aug. 17, 2010, and August 6, 2022)

September 11, 2001, the world changed with the terrorists’ attack on the USA.

The Thinkism Art Movement is known as the “socially conscious art movement” and is the first fine art movement of the 21st century.

Note: other notable art movements of the 20th century include Pop Art, Abstract Art, Realism, and Cubism. 

The Thinkism Art Movement was founded on September 12, 2001, by artist David Kam, right after 911. The Thinkism Art Movement emerged out of the information age, mainly driven by the widespread adoption of the Internet.

More Powerful and Significant Art Needed

The events of September 11, 2001, and the rise of Internet technologies have brought profound change to the world around us. Society is changing rapidly. 

The world is on the brink of disaster that is caused by geo-political and industrial man-made forces. Numerous animal and plant species are facing extinction, we have war, terrorism, biological terror, rising crime, climate changes, poverty, pollution, prejudices, hate, and other complex issues. 

This is supposed to produce powerful art. What do we get? Most of the world’s artists are producing attractive wall paintings and decorative art. This type of art lacks great significance and importance. Art can be more than mere decorations on a wall. Art is a record of mankind, and what we think and felt about the world. 

Without art, we would not have any idea what the past was like. The political, economic, and social situation of the world should be intelligently reflected in all arts. The movie, television, and entertainment industry have done a great job of giving us a bird’s eye view of the world; they can also thrust us into an emotional roller coaster ride by bringing us to tears, uplifting us with joy, giving us hope, generating excitement, and wonder. 

However, as of 2001, the fine art sector has been lacking in producing powerful, and awe-inspiring impressions. We get recycled art, following along historical lines. Art as mere wall decorations does not enrich our minds or stir our souls. The Thinkism Art Movement plans to change all this. 

THE NEW THINKISM ART MOVEMENT

The essence behind the Thinkism Art Movement is that art can be used to enrich the mind and feed the soul. Thinkism art is not used to decorate walls, but to bring various social issues to light. 

Thinkism art explores man’s (woman’s) relationship to the world, the world’s relationship with a man (woman), and man’s (woman’s) relationship with each other. Some people may view Thinkism Art as “Protest Art”, or “Environmental Art”, however, the issues run deeper. 

The Thinkism Art Movement is then fused with other disciplines; different social issues, philosophical issues, political issues, environmental issues, psychological issues, religious issues, and other complex matters are explored in this new art movement.

Art as a Vehicle for Social Change

Art can even go further than enriching the mind and feeding the soul. Art itself can become a vehicle for positive social change. 

Example: George Floyd Graffiti Art – Thinkism Art Movement

Besides launching the Thinkism Art Movement, Artist David Kam has initiated various projects to create positive social change in the world. 

Proceeds collected from the Thinkism Art sales can go to fund various social issues, such as ending global poverty, mitigating climate change, protecting endangered species, restoring Mother Earth, and other worthwhile causes. 

In this manner, the Thinkism Artist, and Thinkism Art can become a vehicle for active social change. Not only does Thinkism Art make people think, but it also benefits society.

THE NEW THINKISM ART MOVEMENT

Example: George Floyd Graffiti Art – Thinkism Art Movement


The essence behind the Thinkism Art Movement is that art can be used to enrich the mind and feed the soul. Thinkism art is not used to decorate walls, but to bring various social issues to light. 

Thinkism art explores man’s (woman’s) relationship to the world, the world’s relationship with a man (woman), and man’s (woman’s) relationship with each other. Some people may view Thinkism Art as “Protest Art”, or “Environmental Art”, however, the issues run deeper. 

The Thinkism Art Movement is then fused with other disciplines; different social issues, philosophical issues, political issues, environmental issues, psychological issues, religious issues, and other complex matters are explored in this new art movement.

Art as a Vehicle for Social Change

Art can even go further than enriching the mind and feeding the soul. Art itself can become a vehicle for positive social change. 

Besides launching the Thinkism Art Movement, Artist David Kam has initiated various projects to create positive social change in the world. 

Proceeds collected from the Thinkism Art sales can go to fund various social issues, such as ending global poverty, mitigating climate change, protecting endangered species, restoring Mother Earth, and other worthwhile causes. 

In this manner, the Thinkism Artist, and Thinkism Art can become a vehicle for active social change. Not only does Thinkism Art make people think, but it also benefits society.

THE MEANING OF THE THINKISM LOGO

“The Socially Conscious Art Movement”

The logo for the Thinkism Art Movement was inspired by Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”.

Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” is a concept devised by the philosopher to ruminate on the nature of belief versus knowledge.

The allegory begins with prisoners who have lived their entire lives chained inside a cave. Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners are people carrying puppets or other objects. These cast shadows on the opposite wall. The prisoners watch these shadows, believing this to be their reality as they’ve known nothing else.

Plato posits that one prisoner could become free. He finally sees the fire and realizes the shadows are fake. This prisoner could escape from the cave and discover there is a whole new world outside they were previously unaware of.

This prisoner would believe the outside world is so much more real than that in the cave. He would try to return to free the other prisoners. Upon his return, he is blinded because his eyes are not accustomed to actual sunlight. The chained prisoners would see this blindness and believe they will be harmed if they try to leave the cave.

Plato uses this allegory as a way to discuss the deceptive appearances of things we see in the real world. If humanity realizes that the world they live in was a lie? What would they do?

The Thinkism Art Movement invites the prisoner (represented by the red dot in the logo) to step outside the cave (represented by the black box in the logo). The opening in the black box is a doorway (representing the Thinkism Art Movement) to freedom to see the real world outside.

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave Examples in Film are:

  • The Truman Show
  • The Conformist
  • The Matrix
  • Dark City
  • Cube