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    Making Art 4.0

    international technology aided art contest
    San Francisco, California, Fort Mason Center, USA 26 April-6 May 2018

    The Exhibition

    ScanAndMake has held the exhibition "Making Art 4.0 international contest for technology aided art" in Liverpool Radio City tower between the 8th and the 17th April 2017. The exhibition was the final act of the Making Art 4.0 contest won by Paul Murrin's Making Twister. The winner was selected by the visitors .

    All the art displayed at the exhibition has the peculiarity of being made using computer controlled techniques such as Laser cutting, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Robotics etc. Art from artists from all over Europe and beyond has been displayed in the first edition of this exhibition. The location is a landmark of the city, and has got some incredible views.

    This year we are doing this all over again, but we are going west! Check our contest opencall and participate to the contest. The final exhibition will be held in the Fort Mason Firehouose in central San Francisco, California in April 2018.

    Going West!

    Press kit and Poster


    Making Art 4.0 is an idea by ScanAndMake (, a young and innovative startup based in Liverpool, UK.

    ScanAndMake aims to promote the use of computer controlled technologies like 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Laser cutting and others to a wider audience, enabling them to emerge from the techie bubble where they are now trapped.

    The idea behind the contest and the exhibition is to stimulate the creativity of the international art community and to push the usage of the above mentioned techniques.

    The city of Liverpool, where the ScanAndMake Startup is based, is a flamboyant city rich in cultural and artistic activities, famous for its musical scene and for its museums and cultural institutions (like Tate, or the world famous Liverpool Biennial).

    After our first foray in the art world, with our succesful Liverpool Exhibition earlier this year, we have decided to bring Making Art 4.0 to the States, specifically in San Francisco, California

    All the art displayed, as in last edition, has got a peculiarity: Reproducibility. After the exhibition, instructions will be available to make it possible to reproduce the piece.

    ScanAndMake’s mission is to create a new front in the Art Market, by applying the same revolution that happened to the distribution of music and books (with the arrival of digital distribution platforms) to the art world.

    Not only will this create a new source of income for artists but also for the users of the website: individuals will be able to re-create artistic objects by downloading the files and producing their own pieces who can be sold locally according to the license.

    Imagine a scenario where the artist can sell the original source file of his art and the instructions for the reproduction to thousands of people for an affordable price, earning possibly more than what he would have done with the sale of the unique piece, and at the same time expanding the diffusion of his art to the whole world.

    This process doesn’t replace the art market dynamics, that is based on the uniqueness of the piece, but adds new scenarios and new markets in a sector that has been suffering in the last decades.

    The Location

    Art "recipes" examples

    Check these examples before you submit your application
     Moodbox by Timea Balo  

     Zax by Zohar Fadlon  


    Liverpool's Radio City tower, UK 8-17 April 2017








    First Prize in EUR

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