Archive for May, 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong in Review

We had a great time at Art Basel Hong Kong this 15-18 May launching an exciting collection of work called Déjà Vu by 5 young Chinese artists in association with LEAP and iArt. We are also pleased to launch our Chinese version of our website and iPhone/iPad and Android apps. Thanks to Modern Media for inviting us to be a part of their booth and for launching the collection at the Post Vernissage Party with K11 Art Foundation.

Check out the photos from the week:

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_1120112_webPost-Vernissage Party with Modern Media and K11

_1120120_webThe Déjà Vu Collection displayed on tablets


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_1120158_web Lawrence Weiner

_1120163_webJenny Holzer

_1120171_webTracey Emin (left), Damien Hirst (right)

_1120197_webCarsten Nicolai lights up the sky with PULSE

_1120251_vMichael Craig-Martin

Sedition Sponsors The ArtTactic Forecasting Competition in May

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Sedition has partnered with ArtTactic, London-based art market research and analytics firm, to sponsor prizes for the upcoming ArtTactic Forecaster auction quiz competition in May. Get the chance to win a digital limited edition by Damien Hirst, AES+F, Jenny Holzer, Mat Collishaw, Lawrence Weiner, Matt Pyke and Tracy Emin.

How it works

Sign up to ArtTactic Forecaster, pick an auction quiz ranging from range of collecting categories and mediums such as contemporary paintings and sculpture, photography, works on paper and prints. Each quiz has 5 lots which you have to predict the sale price using the slider indicating the price bracket you think the work will sell for. Your performance and results can be monitored through the Analytics section. Winners of the different categories will win the following prizes:

Prizes

1. Overall winner – Damien Hirst, For Heaven’s Sake

2. Most improved player – Jenny Holzer, One-Liner

3. Modern and Contemporary Painting – Lawrence Weiner, The Sky Moves

4. Modern and Contemporary Sculpture – Tracey Emin, Love Is What You Want

5. Modern and Contemporary Photography – AES+F, Reincarnation

6. Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper – Matt Pyke, Transfiguration

7. Modern and Contemporary Prints – Mat Collishaw, Burning Flower

Follow ArtTactic on Sedition and find out more about the competition.

Don’t forget to listen to an interview with Sedition director, Rory Blain on the ArtTactic podcast discussing the digital art market.

About Art Tactic

ArtTactic Forecaster was started in May 2012 by Anders Petterson, the founder and MD of ArtTactic and Adam Green, ArtTactic’s podcast host when they decided to launch a Twitter competition on who could guess the auction price of Edvard Munch’s ‘Scream’, which finally sold at Sotheby’s for $120 million. The winner of the competition was only off by $1 million and the Twitter crowd average prediction came in at $123 million. The result spurred ArtTactic’s interest in the general art crowd’s ability to predict outcomes in an often non-transparent, seemingly unpredictable and secretive art market.

In June 2013, Anders launched the very first edition of ArtTactic Forecaster, a dynamic auction quiz game aimed at students he was teaching at Sotheby’s Institute at the time. The second edition of ArtTactic Forecaster launched in February 2014, and has now grown to a community of 500 active players (students, art enthusiasts and auction professionals) who regularly compete for a top spot in the league tables.

Join the fast growing community of art market forecasters and improve your rank, enhance your skills and broaden the knowledge about the value of art.

Universal Everything presented by Sedition & The Hospital Club

Walking City CitizensWalking City Citizens, 50 Unique Iterations, HD Video, 2014

Sedition is pleased to partner with The Hospital Club to present digital art and design studio Universal Everything’s first comprehensive solo-exhibition in the UK. The show surveys both new and less recent work that spans a variety of disciplines and media, with the exhibition moving fluidly from film direction and identity design to mobile software art and site-specific installations.

At the viewer is presented with explorations of the body and its movement through the use of motion-tracking technologies, such as in the ‘Presence’ series (2013), and witnesses the mapping of textures onto the human form with ‘Transfiguration’ (2013), and ‘Walking Cities’ (2014). Other works are interactive audio- visual installations or apps enabling a spectator to participate in the creative process; like ‘76 Seeds’ (2011), an instructional drawing app, and ‘Gliders’ (2014), an interactive installation inviting the viewer to design a flying creature. ‘Voxel Posse’ (2011), a series of 3D printed vector creatures, explores elements of the human form through abstract shapes and is an illustration of the studio’s physical body of work that mirrors its digital projects. Alongside these works, Universal Everything presents their voice-reactive sculpture ‘Transformer’ (2014), an interactive work reacting to spectator’s audio input; and ‘Seeds’ (2011), a series of botanical drawings by founder Matt Pyke based on a set of automatically generated and seemingly incongruous digital instructions, its methodology referencing 20th century Dada and Fluxus.

For the exhibition, Sedition has launched a new artwork by Universal Everything. Walking City Citizens is a work created exclusively for Sedition which includes 50 unique iterations of their most recent work Walking City (2014). Walking City is a 3D human shrouded in a digital costume shifts and breaks, reshapes and endlessly evolves into a  video sculpture that continuously walks in the centre of the screen.

Transfiguration’, ‘Presence 2.1’, ‘Presence 5.1’, ‘Walking City Citizens’ are available as digital editions on www.seditionart.com. All other works in the exhibition are available for purchase through The Hospital Club.

Universal Everything, The Hospital Club Gallery, 23 May until 26 May 2014, 11:00am until 6:00pm, sponsored by LG and Laurent Perrier. Join us for the private view 22 May 2014, 7-9pm. RSVP is essential: marketing@seditionart.com.