Archive for November, 2013

New Sedition Apps 5.4 for iOS 7 & Android 2.1

We’re delighted to present our latest app update, optimised both for Apple iOS 7 and Android devices. The new and improved Sedition Apps for iOS and Android make it easy for you to carry your own digital art collection with you wherever you may go. With a whole host of new features, being a digital art collector has never been more easy or fun. To get the new version of the app, go to the Apple App Store from your device and click Updates to get the latest version of the Sedition app. Please note this new version requires iOS 6 or later or Android 3.2, so if you haven’t updated your device, now is the time! The free Sedition Apps are available now from the iTunes App Store and from Google Play.

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If you own an earlier version of the Sedition App, visit the ‘Updates’ page on your device to download the latest features. Alternatively, if you are having problems updating, this can be troubleshooted by deleting the app and downloading again.

Features included in the update of our Sedition app:

Manage and download artworks from your Vault onto your device. Downloading artworks will improve the playing experience as the artworks will play directly from your device. If you choose not to download your artworks, you can also stream using your internet connexion. Since your connexion can be unstable, we strongly recommend you download all your artworks onto your device.
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Pick and choose from purchased artworks in your Vault to create a Playlist.
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Drag-and-drop to change the running order of your Playlist. photo (4)

See the total time of your Playlist. Access profiles to learn more about artists and their artworks. photo (7)

Instantly share artworks with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or by web link. Access your digital certificate of authenticity.
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Get your new Sedition app now:


Sedition at Contemporary Istanbul Plug-in Media Art Fair

This month Sedition participated in Contemporary Istanbul that took place from 7-10th November as part of the Plug-in Media Art Fair, a new section of the fair dedicated to digital and media art. On November 9th, Sedition director Rory Blain spoke on a panel discussing The New Art Collector with Jack Pam, director of and Suzana Diamond from Artsy, moderated by Plug-in Media Art Fair’s director, Ceren Arkman. The panel explored the new generation collectors and new ways of acquiring artworks in the digital age. Sedition presented a collection of works at the fair including works by Jenny Holzer, Mustafa Hulusi, Mat Collishaw, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, amongst others. Find out more about the works presented at the fair on our page on Artsy, the official online sponsor of the fair and read an interview with Rory in the Istanbul Contemporary Etc magazine. We look forward to also participating in the UNPAINTED Media Art Fair in Munich in January 2014.

Sedition Turns 2!

Sedition is excited to celebrate its 2nd anniversary! It has been two years since we set on this journey to offer artists an online ecosystem to bring their works closer to art lovers in the digital age. Breaking preconceptions, Sedition has seen several of the world’s most celebrated artists joining the platform and supporting this innovative concept. Today, we are proud and humbled by the support we have received and we’d like to take a moment to thank all our artists, collectors, members and partners for a fantastic two years. We have come a long way with the release of outstanding new artists and artworks, the development of key product features and apps, and major presentations of works from Sedition artists in international exhibitions and events.

Let us share a few highlights from the last 24 months:


A brand new Sedition app for Samsung Smart TV App launched allowing Samsung Smart TV owners the chance to buy, collect and display limited edition art for their home. The app was showcased at the WIRED 2012 conference.


The first-ever first-ever Sedition Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery as part of the WIRED Pop-Up Store featuring works on Samsung Smart TVs in Quadrant Arcade on Regent Street in London. Sedition was featured alongside other innovative start-ups occupying the different shop fronts in the arcade.


Tracey Emin, I Promise to Love You, February 2013, Midnight Moment;

In February, we launched Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You Collection in celebration of Valentine’s Day. We travelled to New York to present an impressive display of Emin’s collection for the entire month in the heart Times Square as part of Time Square Alliance’s Midnight Moment. It was the largest public display of Tracey Emin’s work in the US to date.

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The Sedition Open Platform launched, enabling all artists for the first time to submit and sell artworks on Sedition. At the same time, we were also the official partner of EYEO Festival in Minneapolis – the leading festival that brings together artists, creative coders, data visualizers, and open source instigators to encourage a new generation of digital artists to distribute their work on Sedition through the Open Platform.

This month, we also presented Liu Xiaodong’s digital edition Blinking at a satellite exhibition of the Venice Biennale 55th International Art Exhibition.


In September, we launched our newly designed Android app to optimise the experience of your Sedition artworks on mobile and tablet devices.

In the same month, we presented a new digital edition; Presence 2.1 by Matt Pyke as part of his exhibition Universal Everything & You at the Science Museum’s brand new Media Space.

We also presented a 90-minute curated programme as part of the ikono On Air Festival, the first ever arts festival exclusively broadcasted on TV and live stream.



We partnered with Edition HOTELS for the opening of The London EDITION hotel to create a stunning new digital edition by Mat Collishaw titled Prosopopoeia. This piece was offered exclusively for their members and was displayed as an installation the week before the opening of the Hotel. A collection of Sedition artworks continues to be available for guests to enjoy right in their hotel rooms.

Sedition Trade was born, allowing collectors to re-sell sold-out artworks at any named price. We also saw Ryoji Ikeda’s A Single Number That Has 124,761,600 Digits become the first artwork on Sedition to sell out all of its digital editions.

We partnered with Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music to release a special edition by artist Bob & Roberta Smith for the magazine’s fifth year anniversary. The edition Art Makes Children Powerful was featured on the cover of the magazine’s Autumn 2013 issue.



Sedition participated in the Contemporary Istanbul Plug-in Media Art Fair. Our director Rory Blain spoke on a panel on The New Art Collector with Jack Pam, director of and Suzana Diamond from Artsy.

2013 also offered us two accolades including becoming an official honoree at the 2013 Webby Awards and receiving a Silver Award in the Art category at the Lovie Awards, which recognises the most innovated websites in Europe.

It’s been a jam-packed 2 years and we look forward to even more exciting projects and events in the upcoming months. We would like extend a sincere THANK YOU for all your support in our shared journey in creating the most exciting platform for collecting and selling digital art today. We could not have done this without you!

Sedition App for Android Devices

The Sedition app for Android devices is the latest way for Sedition collectors to enjoy their artworks at home, in the office or on the move. The app is available for free from the Google Play Store.


Discover a new world of art and artists at your fingertips. View and enjoy limited edition artworks tailor-made for your screens and devices. Login to the Sedition website at to purchase artworks and connect to your Android app to enjoy your personal art collection on your device anytime, anywhere.


– Connect to your Sedition collector account


– Manage your Vault containing your purchased artworks


– Download artworks to your device for offline play or keep them stored in the cloud for streaming


– Create a playlist and add or remove artworks


Download the Sedition Android App today!


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