- Host MIAM to launch more events to boost innovations and education in the region
MACAU, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Metaverse Industry Association Macau ("MIAM")’s first NFT exhibition, "Dream Space: New Wave in the Metaverse" ("the Exhibition"), wrapped up on 12 June. Debuted on 1 May at Lisboeta Macau’s H853 Fun Factory, the city’s first ever physical NFT exhibition greeted visitors with 37 artworks from the world’s notable artists and IPs.
Mr. Thomas Ao, founder and President of MIAM, said, "Metaverse and NFTs were probably not on most people’s radar until just a year ago and now we are talking about Web3.0 and other revolutionizing themes – to some extent, we are presenting the future to people via this exhibition."
The exhibition has featured 37 artworks from famed artists and IPs that included Macau’s own Álvaro Barbosa, Andreas Ivan (courtesy of Mr. Arnaldo Ho), BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club), CryptoPunks (both courtesy of Coinunited.io), David Yuan and Ting Song. The event also consisted video screenings from We Are What We Eat, a performance art feast for all five senses and the world’s only edible NFT dining experience (created by André Chiang), as well as METASENS, a large-scale metaverse theme park backed by Imperium Technology Group Limited (00776.HK). Meanwhile, visitors were invited to experience the fun of creating avatars and architecture at the Sandbox workshop, while the exhibition showcased multiple Sandbox creators’ works. The exhibition was curated by Mr. Cai Guojie, former Visual-Art instructor from Macau Art Museum.
"MIAM launched the first NFT exhibition in Macau because we want to initiate the metaverse conversation, probably demystify this space for some, and provide a platform for the likeminded in the region. The exhibition has marked a successful end, but it is the beginning of our mission, as we launch more initiatives to boost innovations and education." Mr. Ao continued.
Earlier during the exhibition, MIAM hosted two online panel discussions that looked at some of the most trending topics, such as the relationships between web 3.0, NFTs, and the metaverse. The discussions were joined by representatives from industry players including The Sandbox and Beats by DRE.
In another effort to propel regional innovations, MIAM has set up a HK$1,000,000 Macau-exclusive creator’s grant fund that asks creators to create Macau-themed avatars, buildings, and games in The Sandbox.
"We would like to express our gratitude towards the visitors who came to our exhibition, H853 Fun Factory, Mr. Cai, all the participating artists and collectors who generously lent their art. We would not have been able to create a ‘Dream Space’ without their unwavering support. This is also an example of how we mobilize our resources to facilitate metaverse and NFT talk in the region." Mr. Ao added.
Founded in 2022, the Metaverse Industry Association Macau (MIAM) is committed to supporting the development of metaverse technology and innovations, and to build a community of like-minded industry players and enthusiasts. For more information about MIAM, please visit: https://www.miam.network/. For more updates on the "Dream Space" Exhibition, follow us on https://www.instagram.com/miam_network/
About H853 Fun Factory
Lisboeta Macau H853 FUN Factory is a one-stop retail-tainment space that includes exhilarating sports, cultural and art activities, fashions and gourmets everywhere, offers an all-rounded experience, with a commitment to bring in the best products and experience from all aspects. It’s all about FUN. "H" references from the word "home", here at our home full of Macau memories, H853 FUN Factory overs 80% local brands, 5 exclusive attractions and 3 different space-time. Under the skylight coming through the glass canopy, guests are promised with a one of a kind adventure filled with fun.
About The Sandbox
The Sandbox is a decentralized, community-driven gaming ecosystem where creators can share and monetize voxel assets and gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain. The Sandbox has over 200 partners including: Adidas, Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, Ocean Park, Standard Chartered, Regal Hotels Group, Tatler Asia and Sun Hung Kai Company.