We recently partnered with the Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music to present a special digital limited edition by Bob & Roberta Smith, celebrating the publication’s five-year anniversary. The artist created Art Makes Children Powerful, a limited edition animated artwork that features on the cover of Saatchi Gallery Magazine’s Autumn 2013 issue. The digital edition is available for purchase exclusively on Sedition in an edition of 300.
The Autumn issue was launched last September in Hackney Wick as part of Water Music, an event organised by Floating Cinema, The Canal Project and Number 90. During the opening, visitors enjoyed a day of workshops, screenings, art and music.
Art Makes Children Powerful is based on a 2012 work consisting of sign-writer’s paint on board. It is also the title of Smith’s first solo exhibition in Ireland, organised as part of the 40th Kilkenny Arts Festival. Art Makes Children Powerful is not only a slogan that errs toward political cliché, it is also a call for activism and consciousness against the political establishment; an appeal for political action regarding an issue about which Smith feels passionately. Through his solo exhibition, Smith challenged established values and questioned respected authorities. Watch an interview with the artist discussing one of his installations:
Bob & Roberta Smith (b. 1963, London) is famous for his political, often humorous, and empowering artworks. Smith graduated with an MFA from Goldsmith College, London, in 1993 and shortly thereafter chose his pseudonym, which references his sister Roberta with whom he collaborated creatively in the early years. Bob and Roberta Smith have had numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions including at the Hayward Gallery, London; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Pierogi, New York; and Galleria Carboneto, Torino. View his digital edition Art Makes Children Powerful on Sedition or read more on the Saatchi Gallery Magazine website.Tags: art, Bob & Roberta Smith, digital art, Hackney, Saatchi, sedition, Sedition Art