Turkey’s first Digital Art Festival, where different fields of kinetic art, bioart, algorithmic arts and new media are featured, started at Atatürk Cultural Center on 2-5 June. More than 40 local and foreign artists are participating in the digital art festival this year.

Kinetic art, bioart, algorithmic arts, and different fields of new media will be featured at the festival, which was organized based on questions asked about digital art.

In addition to audio and visual performances at the festival; Panels and workshops on many topics such as artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, bioart, biodesign, and 6G technologies will be held. In addition, there will be many activities with strong content for children and young people at the festival. These are; PayPorter Youth Workshops, Explorer Children’s Workshops, Diji Theater Shows. With their works at the festival, the artists will show that science, technology and art can intersect, and these phenomena will contribute to how the ends in the middle can evolve into new ways.

Answering BloombergHT’s questions, the main supporter of the Digital Art Festival, Pasha Bank Acting General Manager Ayşe Hale Yıldırım, said about the digital art festival, “Turkey has achieved a valuable breakthrough in the field of digital art. While the NFT projects of many of our artists made a worldwide impact, the different digital artworks produced by our young artists began to attract heavy attention. While digitalization in the field of art is increasing day by day both in our country and in the world, we stand by our artists and art with the support we give to this field. In art, we are now talking about NFTs. So much so that even in the midst of the world’s most valuable works of art, there is an NFT work. We can say that there is an important shift in digital art in the pandemic era. Although the global art market experienced a small contraction at that time, the share of digital art in the global art market began to increase. As a segment that is so at the center of digitalization, our reinforcement of digital art coincides with the dynamics of our segment.”

Source: Bloomberg HT

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