CADAF Online celebrates curators and digital artists

NFT Tribe Characters: Epic 007, SMACK. Courtesy of Onkaos Collection

Every year since 2017, Digital Art Month has served as a city-wide access point for innovative artwork, showcases of emerging technologies and unique contemporary creations. This year, Digital Art Month coincides with the second edition of CADAF (Crypto and Digital Art Fair) Online, a fair organized this year by Elena Zavelev, Andrea Steuer and Jess Conatser of Studio As We Are and which includes the creations by Kate Vass Galerie, HeK Basel, MOCDA, Gazelli House and many more. As the name suggests, the fair serves to highlight innovations in everything from crypto art to AI and virtual reality creations. While browsing the virtual stands via a 3D floor plan, visitors have the opportunity to engage with collectors and gallery owners via smart networking tools.

Additionally, Infinite Objects, a project in which a display is designed to continuously loop a video, features a collection of video impressions that has been curated by six curators, including Zavelev and Miriam Arbus. “It’s been a really exciting year for all digital arts practitioners, as there’s been such an increase in online life in the world at large due to Covid,” Arbus told Observer on Monday. “Then, of course, NFTs exploded, and I think most of the arts workers who participated in CADAF have been involved in digital arts for much longer. It’s such an energetic and amazing community of artists.

As NFTs in particular become more widely accepted in popular spaces, immersive CADAF projects (like their installation at startup VivaTech, where a 110-square-meter booth will showcase digital art and NFTs) could see knockoffs spring up. in one or more Art Basel. “This year there are more virtual exhibits, more websites that can host digital presentations, and I think the idea of ​​NFT becoming more accepted can now be better understood by the general public,” Arbus added.

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