The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau is pleased to announce the line-up for the 6th edition of Novembre Numérique, the annual event supported by the French institute which highlights French digital industries.
Entitled The French Digital Touchthe 10-day event, co-organized with ARTAVERSEwill focus this year on the very promising sectors of NFTs and Metavers, bringing to Hong Kong the unique know-how of the French digital industry on these subjects.
Taking place atArtaverse Pop-Up Hub to Fringe ClubCentral’s famous contemporary art space, this completely free event will be open to the public from Saturday, November 5 through Sunday, November 13.
The Fringe Gallery will host an exhibition of NFTs curated by The NFT Factorythe new center dedicated to NFTs in Paris, and three of its founding members, 0x4rt, Braw Haus and obviouswho have selected fifteen works by the best contemporary artists from the French crypto-art scene that will be exhibited for the first time in Hong Kong.
0x4rt will feature the work of Albertine MeunierBooyasan, Etienne de Crécy, Hermine Bourdin, LuluxXX and pascal boyart. Braw Haus’ selection will consist of works by Raphael Guez, Danae Gosset, Hadrien Durand BaissasEliza Struthers-Jovin, Sophia Kay and Dimitri Thouzery. As for obviousone of their own works will be exhibited alongside those of two artists they have invited for the occasion: Remy and Takyon236.
A seminar will complete the exhibition to offer an exchange of perspectives between eminent French and Hong Kong personalities from the NFT and Metavers world. Renowned artists, curators and institutional figures will debate these hot topics during round tables and masterclasses.
The seminar will open on November 8 with a panel of speakers discussing the upheavals produced by the introduction of NFTs on the Art market. It will be followed on November 9 by a talk on the women in NFTs as part of our lecture series “Art Talks are [Women] Talks”. And finally, on November 10, a Cross Perspective Talk between two unique projects, one French and one Hong Kong, in the Metavers: The Museum of Cryptographic Art (MoCA) and The Mega City Sandbox.
For more details on the content of each activity, please refer to the complete program attached.
- Digital October 2022 Event Schedule
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About Digital November
November Digital, the international festival of digital cultures, has become in five years a regular meeting of the French cultural network abroad, at the service of innovation and the promotion of digital cultures.
This event is growing every year, with programs offered in more than 80 countries and 130 cities in 2021. This strong mobilization demonstrates the commitment of the Institut français and the French cultural network abroad to promote the access for all to new technologies, to promote the diversity of French digital creation, and to build lasting partnerships with foreign professionals.
The events organized in the establishments of the cultural network or those of its partners, in situ or online, make it possible to highlight French innovation in the field of digital creation – virtual and augmented reality, video games, new narratives, art digital, audiovisual performances, immersive theater, etc. – and report on the digital transformation of network establishments.
At the time of the metaverse, NFTs and artificial intelligence, Novembre Numérique aims more broadly to promote an international dialogue between creators, professionals in the sector and the public around new uses and digital challenges.
In parallel with November Digital, the Consulate also invites you to participate in two other major events on the Hong Kong digital scene:
From October 17 to November 11: Microwave International New Media Arts Festival.
The Consulate is pleased to renew its partnership with Hong Kong’s most important digital art festival for its 26th edition entitled “Half Half”. Don’t miss the international digital art exhibition, the festival’s flagship event, at the Hong Kong City Hall from October 29 to November 6. You will have the opportunity to discover the French experience of augmented reality “MOA – My Own Assistant“ of Charles Ayatsan interactive story adapted from the novel Les Furtifs by the famous French science fiction writer Alain Damasio.
From October 30 to November 30: Exhibition of Maurice Benayoun at the Asia Society
The exhibition titled VoV: Morphogenesis of values in the project context HKACT! from the gallery Osagepresents the latest version of the most recent development of the blockchain-based neuro-design art project Value of values (VoV) by the famous French artist Maurice Benayoun. Visitors to the exhibition, in the Chantal Miller gallery, are invited to give shape to human values directly from their brains and to control their evolution by thought alone. They become knowledge workers and receive VoVs tokens from what they produced, which will be recorded in the blockchain. The VoVs art project helps us better understand human values and reflects how individuals, communities and countries confront value hierarchies.
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