Archive for August, 2013

Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang exhibition at London’s Furtherfield Gallery

Mark Amerika (b.1960) opens exhibition with fellow ‘net native’ artist Shu Lea Cheang at London’s Furtherfield Gallery on 31 August. Amerika is a US-based media artist, novelist and theorist who has been exploring the nature and possibilities of the internet and how virtual communication and reality interact with and affect everyday life since the early 1990s. He is known as a pioneer of virtual concepts, creativity, and communication – and the possibilities that all of the latter offer the individual in a postmodern world.

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8-Bit Heaven
, Mark Amerika, 2012

 Featured in the exhibition are three works from Amerika’s Museum of Glitch Aesthetic (MOGA) series: Lake Como Remix, The Comedy of Errors and 8-Bit Heaven. Museum of Glitch Aesthetic was originally commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices for the 2012 AND Festival.  These are shown alongside two pieces by Shu Lea Cheang.

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Lake Como Remix
, MOGA (2012)
by Mark Amerika

Amerika has also launched two new digital editions on Sedition to coincide with the exhibition: #NewAesthetics TV (Extended Play Remix) from the MOGA series and Honolulu Hermes, two new works available exclusively on Sedition in editions of 300.

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#NewAesthetics TV (Extended Play Remix)
 by Mark Amerika

In his career, Amerika been named named a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator” in their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st Century. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece.

If you happen to be in London, don’t miss the exhibition that will be running until 20 October at Furtherfield Gallery – McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ. For more information visit the gallery website. 

Tracey Emin’s exclusive digital artwork raises funds for the NSPCC


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Tracey Emin’s exclusive digital limited edition on Sedition raises vital funds for the NSPCC – the UK’s leading children’s charity specialising in child protection.

For every digital edition sold of Tracey Emin’s This is My Favourite Little Bird, the full retail price (£50) will be donated to the NSPCC to support its post-abuse therapeutic services for vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

The artwork is a 1 minute 25 seconds digital animation featuring a tiny bird that recalls the cool-blue neon that Emin created in 2010 for the façade of London’s Foundling Museum. The image unfolds upon a gently-creased fabric, and it is as if we are encountering the invisible hand of the artist embroidering the outline of a bird perched on a leafy branch. The scene is punctuated by a rainbow of multi-coloured flowers that emerge above, while the work’s title is delineated in Tracey’s handwriting below.

Tracey Emin said: “I have always supported the NSPCC. The Sedition project was exciting and inventive. The Little Bird is one of my favourite images. A small fledgling. I was more than happy to donate this to the NSPCC.”

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Funds raised from sales of the digital limited edition will go towards the NSPCC’s Rebuilding Childhoods Appeal, created to help fund post-abuse therapy for children.

To view and purchase the work visit: http://www.seditionart.com/tracey_emin/this_is_my_favourite_little_bird

Collection of Digital Artworks from Sedition Featured in Installation Magazine

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Sedition has been featured in Issue 21 of Installation Magazine, the first all-digital contemporary art magazine for the iPad, iPhone and web. Read the article online or download the issue for free on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store.

The app version features a fragment of Transfiguration by Matt Pyke on the cover with a selection of work from Sedition including the latest artworks from Quayola, Mary Katrantzou, Wang Qingsong, Jane & Louise Wilson and others. We’re excited to team up with an art publication designed and delivered for the digital age.

Available on the App Store

Sedition artists participate in Do It 2013

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The Manchester Art Gallery presents do it 2013 for the Manchester International Festival – celebrating 20 years of the project first initiated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition features step-by-step instructions from artists from Yoko Ono, Peter Saville, Tracey Emin, Ai WeiWei, Adrian Piper and many others.

Over the years, the exhibition has been presented in over 50 places around the world with new instructions constantly being added by artists. The project invites visitors to join in on the process of art making by following the instructions that range from being amusing, poetic to philosophical. You can access these artist instructions on the do it 2013 website here, and become a part of the exhibition by sending Yoko Ono your smile, creating a grid for Casey Reas, constructing a mosaic using the fibonacci sequence of numbers for Sophia Al Maria, and more.

Yoko Ono presents Wish Tree, a project that invites visitors to write their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to a tree. It’s a simple gesture that encourages people to wish for the better of the world.

View the video from the gallery with Obrist and the gallery curators as well as, Peter Saville (who’s originally a Mancunian) speaking on the project featured on the digital arts channel The Space.

Did you Do It? Let us know by commenting or tweeting at us @seditionart.

Prosopopoeia by Mat Collishaw, a commission for The London Edition

Prosopopoeia by Mat Collishaw Displayed on a TV

(Photo credit: Prosopopoeia by Mat Collishaw displayed on a TV)

Sedition has partnered with Edition Hotels for the opening of The London Edition Hotel located in London’s Fitzrovia. In celebration of the opening on September 12th, British artist Mat Collishaw was commissioned by Edition Hotels to create an exclusive digital limited edition available only on Sedition.

Prosopopoeia is a stunning video work that represents an illuminated diamond slowly rotating before a black background. Within the diamond are reflections of flowers – many of them Collishaw’s beloved orchids – that glitter and break up into prisms. The flowers catch fire, burn up, drown in luscious leafy green only to reappear in another rotation of the precious stone.

The work is available exclusively for friends of The London Edition. Prosopopoeia is currently not for sale but you can view and enjoy this stunning piece on the Sedition website or add it to your Wish List to receive the latest updates about the work.

Sedition iOS App Service Update

LATEST UPDATE at 20:00h GMT

The issues concerning the Sedition iOS app certificate have now been solved. You can now use the app as normal. Thank you for your patience,

The Sedition Team

We are currently updating our SSL certificates. While this happens, you won’t be able to connect to the Sedition servers from your iOS app. We are sorry for the inconvenience, if you wish to view your art collection you can do from your Vault on the Sedition website.

Thanks for your patience, we will update again once the certificate has been upgraded.