Digital Art Fair and MakersPlace have partnered to celebrate visionary 3D and generative artists at this year’s Asia Edition, which will take place in Hong Kong, Oct 19–23, 2023.

Since the inaugural fair in 2021, the Digital Art Fair Asia (DAFA) has become a must-attend event for art and technology enthusiasts to collect digital fine art and celebrate art, culture, and creativity.

MakersPlace will be at the fair presenting three incredible digital artists pushing the boundaries of their mediums: David Ariew, Hideki Tsukamoto and Brendan Dawes in a presentation curated by MakersPlace Senior Director Jessica Marinaro.

Check out all the works here.

The Artists

David Ariew – Immersive Room Presenting Artist

Preview of Quantum Transcendence by David Ariew

The Immersive Room is the highlight of the fair, having hosted previous installations by artists like Refik Anadol and Jacky Tsai. 

This year, we’re proud to partner with 3D artist David Ariew to present the exclusive premiere of Quantum Transcendence (2023), an awe-inspiring 3D infinite mirror room. David showcased a sneak peek of the experience at Beeple Studios’ grand opening in Charleston, SC earlier this year. The unique 3D experience will be accompanied by a VR experience and a 2D version of the seminal work. A small collection of Limited Edition works and an Open Edition from the same series will also be debuted. 

The Immersive Room experience will be auctioned off in partnership with auction house Phillips.

Hideki Tsukamoto – Prestige Zone Featured Artist

Preview image of Immortal by Hideki Tsukamoto

UK-based programmer and technical artist Hideki Tsukamoto is a pioneer of digital generative art with notable sales at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s Auction Houses. For his MakersPlace and Digital Art Fair debut, Tsukamoto will premiere eight works from his brand new ‘IMMORTAL’ series at the Prestige Zone at DAFA.  

Brendan Dawes — AI Zone Artist

Collisions #7 by Brendan Dawes

Brendan Dawes is a distinguished generative artist based in the UK. Known for his innovative use of data, machine learning, and code, Dawes has earned international acclaim and recognition, including being an alumni of the prestigious Lumen Prize and Aesthetica Art Prize.

His body of work has been featured in numerous exhibitions worldwide, such as Big Bang Data (appearing in thirteen cities), three exhibitions at MoMA in New York, the Brighton Digital Festival, ArtFutura, and ZKM. His notable piece, Cinema Redux, was incorporated into MoMA’s permanent collection in 2008.

For DAFA Hong Kong, Dawes will have on display four pieces from his Collisions series, Collisions #3, Collisions #4, Collisions #7, and Collisions #8 (all pictured below).

The Schedule

The MakersPlace team will be on the ground for the duration of the fair at the MakersPlace booth, and we will be participating in panel discussions. 

  • Friday, October 20: VIP Day
  • Saturday, October 21: VIP Day
  • Sunday, October 22: General Admission Day
  • Monday, October 23: General Admission Day

Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.

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