Digital Art Fair Asia 2021 – Hong Kong
I was really lucky to get VIP tickets from a friend to the preview of Digital Art Fair Asia 2021 – the debut in Hong Kong and a personal tour from James Neary himself, the co-founder of the fair.
Turkish American artist Refik Anadol’s genius masterpieces headlined the show. I was first acquainted with his works at the Macao Arts Biennale 2019 that I covered for Travel+ Leisure Southeast Asia, and absolutely loved what he was doing, visualising real time data and capturing them in a mersmerising way.
I’m still trying to navigate this new world of the metaverse and NFTs, attending the fair was enlightening and truly entertaining, and needless to say the baby had a lot of fun in the trippy matrix mirror room.
I miss writing about art and was just revisiting reviews I used to do for Art Krush which feels like a lifetime ago. It was exciting times living in Beijing pre-Olympics and getting to the latest shows of Contemporary Chinese Artists.
Much has changed over the years and on my last trip to Beijing in 2019, the art district 798 has completely turned into a gentrified spot with plenty of instagram posts opportunities, sadly.
I’m not sure if I would ever invest in the world of NFTs, and am going to wait and see how this exciting metaverse evolves — the world my child will grow up in and a place I may not completely understand. I’ll try, nonetheless.art, dafa, digital art, digital art fair, Hong Kong, nft, refik anadol, yang yong liang