Archive for December, 2013

Design your own Sedition Party Playlist

This holiday season it’s the perfect time to curate your own digital art playlist using artworks in your Sedition Vault. With the Sedition playlist features, it’s even easier to pick and choose your favourite pieces and create playlist to fit the mood of any party.

There are several ways to display your art playlists:

1. SAMSUNG SMART TV.
Install the Sedition App on your Samsung Smart TV’s from the Samsung Smart Hub. Open the app and login to your Sedition account,  if you login for the first time you will have to pair your TV with you account following the instructions. Once the account is linked, go to playlist, select artworks and press play.

2. DESKTOP OR LAPTOP COMPUTER.
Connect your computer to any television using a HDMI cable. You can also connect your computer to a projector using a VGA cable. Create a Playlist from your Vault and play.

3. IPHONE & IPAD.
Connect your device to your television using Lightning Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable. Download the Sedition app available in the iTunes store and create a playlist from the app Playlist feature.

4. APPLE TV. 
Your playlist can be wirelessly streamed from any iOS device connected to your Apple TV using Apple Airplay.

Once you have your device connected, to create a playlist using a Sedition app, start by simply browsing your collection of artworks in your Vault.

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Then select the ‘Playlist’ feature. This show’s you the current play-order of your artworks.

If you want to change the order in which your artworks play, simply drag and drop.

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The total run-time of you playlist is also displayed – making it easy to create a playlist to suit the length of your party.

Your playlist is now ready, don’t forget to turn the volume on.

Top 5 Highlights of 2013

We look forward to 2014 and a year ahead full of new artists and artworks and great exhibitions and events to be a part of. But first, let’s take a look back at the amazing year we’ve had.

Here are our top 5 moments of 2013:

1. TRACEY EMIN IN TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK

“All of my work is about emotion, it’s about feeling, it’s about subjection, it’s about witnessing; it’s personal. It isn’t cathartic but it really is a means for me to be able to express myself. It’s very old fashioned, very traditional.” – Tracey Emin

In February, Sedition launched Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You collection in celebration of Valentine’s Day, including six of her digital limited edition neon messages of love. Sedition travelled to New York with Tracey to present an impressive display of her collection in the heart Times Square as part of Time Square Alliance’s Midnight Moment.

2. MATT PYKE & SCIENCE MUSEUM

 

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“I’m interested in bringing life and empathy into digital art rather than keeping its cold, abstract, machine sensibility.” – Matt Pyke

British artist Matt Pyke presented his second artwork on Sedition titled Presence 2.1, derived from a new installation Presence that was produced in collaboration with the LA Dance Project. Presence was launched in a solo exhibition for the opening of The London Science Museum’s new Media Space in September. The entire work consists of 24 films created from six separate dance sequences – each with four variations. Pyke used motion-tracking technology to capture the dancer’s movements as they performed. The movements were then manipulated and abstracted into colourful animated forms that bring to life gestural expressions of the body through the tracing of choreographed movements. The exhibition, Universal Everything & You is on at the Science Museum until 7 February 2014. Watch out for a brand new edition from Matt Pyke in the new year.

3. MAT COLLISHAW & EDITION HOTELS

“Generally I make artworks for myself and the people who see them. (For Prosopopoeia) I’ve given a voice to the Hotel.” – Mat Collishaw

In September, Collishaw was commissioned by Edition HOTELS to create an exclusive digital edition for the opening of the new London EDITION hotel located in London’s Fitzrovia. The artwork titled Prosopopeia, was installed as a projection in the entrance in the week leading up to the opening.

Prosopopoeia 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. In addition to commissioning the new work, a collection of curated artworks from Sedition are available to view by guests in all of the rooms of the London EDITION.

4. RYOJI IKEDA & SEDITION TRADE

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Released in March, Ryoji Ikeda’s digital edition A Single Number That Has 124,761,600 Digits became the first artwork on Sedition to sell out all available editions. The work was also the first artwork to be made available for sale on the Sedition Trade platform launched in September. Sedition Trade has been a major development for the platform allowing collectors to resell editions and pursue other works for their personal collection.

 

5. LIU XIAODONG AT VENICE BIENNALE

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“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. Sometimes we blink to confront something anew, sometimes to avoid something, sometimes to implant it into our hearts. Blinking can also rearrange things in our field of vision, that that is merely a subjective fabrication.” – Liu Xiaodong

Liu Xiaodong is considered the leading “New Generation” figurative painter of contemporary Chinese Realism and one of China’s foremost artists. His large-scale oil paintings are rich in colour, spontaneous, and known for their expressive painterly style characterised by strong brush strokes. Liu Xiaodong’s digital edition Blinking was created from ten video segments from a documentary about his painting excursions over recent years. Sedition presented the work at an official satellite exhibition of the Venice Biennale 55th International Art Exhibition that took place from 1 June until 24 November 2013.

 

Interview with Angelo Plessas at Frieze 2013

Earlier this year, Sedition caught up with artist Angelo Plessas at London’s Frieze Art Fair. In this exclusive interview, Angelo talks about his ambitious interactive project Temple Of Play, that was commissioned by Frieze Projects for their Family Space. He also speaks about his limited editions on Sedition and his plans for the future.

Sedition Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas

With our recently launched gifting features, a Sedition artwork makes a great present for art fans. With a range of artworks spanning many disciplines, you’re sure to find a digital edition to satisfy any art lover.

We’ve hand picked a selection of our most popular artworks to inspire you with your Christmas gifts.

Angelo Plessas / PORTRAIT 2
FESTIVE ARTWORKS
Portrait 2 / Angelo Plessas / £9
Little Match Seller / Liu Ye / £18
I Promise To Love You / Tracey Emin / £50
Bubble Dart / Ergin Cavusoglu / £20
Electric Fountain / Tim Noble and Sue Webster / £50
YOU-TOUCH-MY-SOUL
SEDITION CLASSICS
You Touch My Soul / Tracey Emin / £50
Xyloidase / Damien Hirst / £13
Burning Flower / Mat Collishaw / £40
For Heaven’s Sake / Damien Hirst / £500
One Liner / Jenny Holzer / £47
FOREVER
BRITISH ICONS
Forever / Tim Noble & Sue Webster / £25
Whispering Weeds / Mat Collishaw / £30
The Leopard / Isaac Julien / £8
Love and Work / Mark Titchner / £10
This Is My Favourite Little Bird / Tracey Emin / £50
SYMPHONY
ANIMATED PAINTINGS
Symphony / Bharti Kher / £18
HORSE: Flowers Blossom on a Horse / Lee Lee Nam / £19
Microbe / Jacco Oliver / £19
Perfect / Franceso Clemente / £63
Red Warship / Liu Ye / £13
TRANSFIGURATION
NEW MEDIA ARTWORKS
Transfiguration / Matt Pyke / £38
Syn_mod.1 / Ryoichi Kurokawa / £23
Flight Patterns / Aaron Koblin / £31
100% Gray Coverage / Casey Reas / £17
New Aesthetic TV / Mark Amerika / £17
Head on over to our website to explore the full collection of digital editions by the world’s most celebrated artists. And if you can’t decide which artworks to gift, why not treat somebody to a Sedition Gift Card?
Share your love of digital art this holiday season!

Introducing Sedition Gift

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Sedition Gift is a revolutionary new way to send and receive original digital artworks within moments with the click of a mouse.

Our new features make sharing art with friends, family and loved ones simple. Sedition’s digital editions are the perfect gift for forward-thinking art fans this holiday season.

Classics Not sure where to start? We’ve organised some of our popular artworks into categories to make it easy to select the right gift for your recipient.

With categories including Sedition Classics, New Media, Photography, Painting, Conceptual and Installation, it’s easy to choose what type you think will appeal to your recipient. Browse a selection of artworks in that category and pick the perfect gift.

If you’re looking for a special gift, why not send one of our artwork collections? What’s more, if you purchase a collection – whether as a gift or for yourself – you’ll receive a discount of up to 40%.

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If you can’t decide what artworks to gift, opt for one of the new Sedition Gift Cards. Available in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 (in GBP, EUR and USD), Gift Cards allow your recipient to pick their own favourite artworks. The perfect present for a burgeoning digital art collector!

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HOW TO SEND AND RECEIVE A SEDITION GIFT
Anyone can receive a digital artwork gift – all that is required is an email address.

1. Select artwork/s to gift and when prompted enter your recipients email address. If they aren’t already a member of Sedition, they will be able to set up an account upon receiving their gift.

2. Add a personal touch with your gift by including a special message along with your artwork. Gifts are delivered to inboxes instantly, however, if you would your present to arrive at a specific date and time, you can use the scheduling feature.

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3. All gifts will arrive via e-mail and you’ll receive a notification from Sedition when your gift has been opened.

4. Your recipient will be able to enjoy their artworks from their personal Vault, where they can create playlists and stream their art online. Sedition recommends using Chrome for optimised online streaming. For the best viewing experience, we recommend downloading the works for offline viewing via one of the free Sedition apps for iOS, Android or Samsung TV.

Sedition Gift has arrived just in time for the holiday season. Browse our catalogue to find the perfect gift for art fans in the digital age.