Press Release | Show Report
Digital Art Fair Inaugural Hong Kong Edition 2021 welcomed 25,700 visitors, with 2 times extension due to overwhelming demand.
Strong sales during the fair with over HK$54.5 million (USD $7 million) in overall sales including Digital and Physical Artwork.
Digital Art Fair reported that over 55% of the visitors are 35 years old or below.
The fair attracts both international seasoned collectors and millennial art collectors online and offline. Leading private collectors such as AOI and Jehan Chu attended the fair.
dslcollection, one of the major Chinese contemporary art collections in the world, collected its first NFT art in the Digital Art Fair Asia as its permanent art collection.
The best-selling artists include international household names Refik Anadol, Mad Dog Jones, Pejac and Shred. Other local Hong Kong artists who have received great response include Willie Chung, Derry Ainsworth, Claudia Chanhoi, Henry Chu and Victor Wong.
With the goal of advancing art and culture through technology, Digital Art Fair has hosted a total of 20 seminars and workshops, 66 screenings, and over 70 public tours during the fair, reaching out to more than 10,000 participants.
“Young Female Artists Incubation Program” was successfully launched to support young female artists. Participating artists include two Hong Kong artists Sharmaine Kwan and Kitty Ho.
REFINABLE x DIGITAL ART FAIR
DAFA is proud to announce a collaboration with Hong Kong-based NFT Marketplace, Refinable.
Invested by Binance and Mr Beast, Refinable is the first major NFT marketplace on BSC, empowering both individual creators and beloved brands to easily and affordably create, discover, trade, and leverage NFTs. Supporting all communities in engaging with NFTs is Refinable’s mission and we look forward to empowering the next generation of digital transactions.
“We're honoured to partner with Digital Art Fair as the official NFT partner to showcase creative manifestations of the latest technology trends.”
— Nicholas Chan (CEO of Refinable)
You can visit the Digital Art Fair Asia Collection on Refinable here
SOTHEBY'S x DIGITAL ART FAIR
Machine Hallucinations — Space : Metaverse
Machine Hallucinations — Space : Metaverse is a breathtaking collection from digital media artist Refik Anadol. It includes richly diverse artworks inspired by his studio’s collaboration with NASA JPL which began in early 2018, and his long-term research into the photographic history of space exploration. Using advanced machine learning algorithms trained specifically on photographs of deep space captured by satellites and spacecrafts throughout humanity’s quest to explore its depths, Anadol creates mesmerizing visual speculations of the unknown. The works explore our fascination with the subject while unveiling intricate connections between obscurity and openness through both digital and physical mediums. Read more on Sotheby's
Image Courtesy of ZHEN. Augmented Reality artwork in collaboration with Jacky Tsai.
ZHEN. x DIGITAL ART FAIR
DAFA presents a series of artworks with augmented reality technology featuring Jacky Tsai, integrating augmented reality processes for the first time to showcase their work. Located in the Prestige Zone, the fair brings traditionally 2D artwork to 3D, for an immersive and interactive experience, through sophisticated image recognition and mapping of advanced technology.
“We’re thrilled to bring our unique hybrid digital and physical approach to Hong Kong Digital Art Fair, one of the city’s most exciting exhibitions, as part of ZHEN.’s ongoing mission to reimagine the overall art viewing and ownership experience powered by innovations in the art tech space. With blockchain and augmented reality, we look forward to powering interactive and unforgettable experiences in partnership with Digital Art Fair and their revolutionary digital artists, and giving art lovers and enthusiasts in Hong Kong the opportunity to experience this all first-hand.”
— Jaclyn Siu (Co-founder and COO, ZHEN.)