Have you ever walked into a gallery and wished the artist could personally guide you through their pieces? We did too. That’s why we created Artifact—a digital extension of an artwork, where the artist, in their own words, can bring you into their universe and tell you about the inspirations and hidden symbols behind their work.
Now, you can experience the power of Artifact for yourself as it enhances four floors of art at SHOWFIELDS till April 6th. Use the interactive tablets matched to the artworks’ live profiles to connect with the artists and their art more intimately than ever before.
SHOWFIELDS X FUTURE/PAST, curated by Tam Gryn and Sharit Kassab, features pieces using diverse, interactive mediums ranging from pillows to immersive VR to demonstrate how art and technology can interact and co-evolve into something profound and new. It is an honor to be debuting with a show that so closely matches our ethos—that tech can serve and transform art.
If you want to keep in touch with these amazing artists, don’t forget to save, follow, and share their work with others through your Artifact account. For those of you encountering Artifact for the first time, welcome! Alongside this exciting launch, we’ve simultaneously rolled out our new landing page and guided tutorials to help make it as easy as possible for everyone to begin building their own art sanctuary.
And stay tuned for exclusive Artifact interviews with artists Arantxa Araujo, Taezoo Park, AXEL NYC, Trevis True and Manuel Rangel.
Whether you’re new to Artifact or have been with us for a long time, if you’re an Artist, Gallery, Institution or Aficionado, we hope you love (re)discovering the platform and are as excited for the future as we are.
Take a peek at the work below (and check out each piece’s Artifact profile for the full story):
SHOWFIELDS brings online brands to life, blending the digital and physical worlds to enhance both. We’re so excited to be partnering with a company that mirrors our goal of using technology to bring people more personal, interactive and engaging experiences.
by Shana Aguilar, editorial curator at Artifact
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