Archive for May, 2015

Wim Wender’s gift cards available at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


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Wim Wenders gift cards are available in the gift shop at the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf. All of Wim Wenders’ 17 digital editions from Sedition are available as gift cards for the artists’ major photographic retrospective 4 REAL & TRUE 2. Wenders. Landscapes. Photographs.

The Wim Wender’s editions include two collections of photographs Places Strange and Quiet, and Pictures From The Surface Of The Earth from the artists’ location scouting trips for his films. The editions also include two new editions Drive-At Night and In Eastern Germany released specially for the event in collaboration with the Museum Kunstpalast. The works on Sedition are also on display in the exhibition, which features 79 of the artists’ large scale photographs.

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Take a digital edition home with you from the exhibition as a Sedition gift card or gift the work to a friend, as the perfect gift of art. Follow the steps below to redeem your artwork.

1. Once you’ve purchased your gift card from the museum shop, take open your gift card and scratch the back to reveal the code.

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2. On your computer or smart phone, go to seditionart.com/redeem. Create an account or log in if you already have an account. Enter the code on the back of your card on the redeem page and click ‘Redeem’.

3. Go to your Vault to view your new Wim Wenders artwork. You can view your artworks on any device, anytime and anywhere!

For more info about viewing your artworks using our dedicated apps, visit our apps page: seditionart.com/apps. Discover a selection of Sedition gift cards. Order online for beautifully packaged delivery right to your door: www.seditionart.com/gift_cards.

6 Sedition Picks: The 56th Venice Biennale

The 56th Venice Biennale opens on 9 May until 22 November 2015 and Sedition is delighted to see so many artists we’ve worked with the release editions, participating in exhibitions in the city including AES+F, Liu Xiaodong, Jacco Olivier, Gordon Cheung, Isaac Julien, Christian Boltanski, Jenny Holzer and Elmgreen & Dragset. If you’re in Venice this year, stop by and visit these must-see exhibitions happening in and around the biennale.

AES+F - Inverso MundusAES+F, Inverso Mundus, 2015

1. AES+F | 001 Inverso Mundus. AES+F

AES+F premiere a new multi-channel video installation Inverso Mundus as part of one of the official collateral events of the biennale. The series of historical engravings Inverso Mundus (The World Upside Down), known since the 16th century, are interpreted by AES+F in a multichannel video installation as absurd scenes from the historical carnival that appear as episodes of contemporary life. The collective presents the 7-screen installation across two venues: Magazini del Sale, Magazzino #5 and Vitraria Glass +A Museum.

Dates: 7 May – 22 November 2015
Venues: – Magazzini del Sale, Magazzino #5, Dorsoduro 262 (Fondamenta delle Zattere Ai Saloni) – the main venue
– Vitraria Glass +A Museum, Palazzo Nani Mocenigo, Dorsoduro 960 (Fondamenta Nani)
Link: http://aesf-group.com/news/001_inverso_mundus_aesf/

Liu Xiaodong - Painting As ShootingLiu Xiaodong, Out Of Beichuan, 2010

2. Liu Xiaodong | Painting As Shooting

Liu Xiaodong presents a major solo exhibition hosted by the Faurshou Foundation. Liu is considered to be one of China’s most influential painters. The exhibition focuses on a unique selection of the artists most recent paintings curated by Jérôme Sans.

Dates: 8 May – 2 August 2015
Venue: Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola Di San Giorgio Maggiore
Link: http://www.faurschou.com/in-venice/liu-xiaodong/upcoming-exhibition

Jacco OlivierJacco Olivier, Still From Wood, 2007

Gordon CheungGordon Cheung, Promise Land, 2009 

3. Jacco Olivier and Gordon Cheung | Vita Vitale

Jacco Olivier and Gordon Cheung and many others, present in the group show, Vita Vitale as part of the Azerbaijan Pavilion. As the country’s second participation in the biennale, they will present two exhibitions that celebrate the voices of artists addressing social, political, and ecological questions of global relevance. One exhibition, Vita Vitale brings together international contemporary artists whose work expresses concerns about our planet’s destiny. The exhibition curated by Artwise, examines the delicate balance of our planet’s ecosystem and the human impact on the natural world.

Dates: 9 May – 22 November 2015
Venue: Ca’ Garzoni, Calle del Traghetto o Garzoni, San Marco 3416, 30124
Link: http://www.azerbaijanvenicebiennale.com/

Isaac Julien - Choreographing Capital Isaac Julien, Capital, 2013

Christian Boltanski - Lessons DarknessChristian Boltanski, Lessons Of Darkness, 1988

4. Isaac Julien & Christian Boltanski | All The World’s Futures

Isaac Julien and Christian Boltanski’s work is featured in the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor. Julien has invited trained actors to read Marx’s Das Kapital during the entire duration of the biennale. Designed by award-winning Ghanaian/British architect David Adjaye, the ARENA will serve as a gathering-place of the spoken word, the art of the song, recitals, film projections, and a forum for public discussions.

Dates: 9 May – 22 November 2015
Venue: The ARENA, Central Pavilion, Giardini, Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Link: http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/exhibition/56/

Jenny Holzer - War Paintings

 Jenny Holzer, Small Right Hand Down blue white, 2009

5. Jenny Holzer | War Paintings 

Jenny Holzer presents a solo exhibition of war paintings, which is a significant departure from the artists’ LED installations. The exhibition takes declassified and other sensitive U.S. government documents concerning the global War on Terror, as well as the United States military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that are transformed into silk-screened and hand-painted oil on linen paintings (several times their original size) that invites the visitor both to read and to look. War Paintings is curated by Dr. Thomas Kellein.

Dates: 6 May – 22 November 2015
Venue: Museo Correr, Piazza San Marco, 52, 30124, Venice, Italy
Link: http://correr.visitmuve.it/en/mostre-en/mostre-in-corso-en/holzer-exhibition-correr/2015/03/11491/war-paintings-jenny-holzer/

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Elmgreen & Dragset, Slip of the Tongue

6. Elmgreen & Dragset | Slip of the Tongue

Elmgreen & Dragset present in the group show Slip Of The Tongue curated by artist/curator Danh Vo in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois. The exhibition features around 120 works by artists invited by Danh Vo, works from the Pinault Collection and pieces from Venetian institutions such as the Accademia Gallery and the Institute of Art History of Giorgio Cini Foundation. Artists in the exhibition include: Martin Wong, Pablo Picasso, Sigmar Polke, Charles Ray, Fischli & Weiss, and many more.

Dates: 12 April – 31 December 2015
Venue: Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana
Link: http://www.palazzograssi.it/en/exhibitions/slip-tongue

EXHIBITION | FIELD: Violescence

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Sedition is pleased to present a solo exhibition by FIELD. The exhibition titled Violescence includes an impressive body of new and recent works that span across wearable sculptures, fashion film, virtual reality, and animation.

The exhibition centres around the new work Quasar, comprised of three wearable sculptures, each giving access to an interactive, audiovisual virtual reality experience.

Quasar is the first in a brand new series of physical-digital artworks titled Violescence, which explores the constant negotiation of opponent, archetypical forces: the aggressive, the sensitive, the inquisitive. What we observe in ourselves simultaneously appears to be the friction that drives society forward, a driving force of the universe. An ever-lasting struggle for inner balance, a state of zen – or for an understanding and stability between ourselves and others.

In Quasar, these forces appear as three personas: we imagine them as explorers, we try out their tools, we travel with them. We observe their physical and mental fights, we picture the moment of reaching a harmony between them.

Violescence is a continuation of FIELD’s ongoing exploration of new formats and platforms for digital art including immersive virtual reality experiences connected to sculpture, photography and video manipulated with visual effects, the blend between physical and digital environments and identities.

The exhibition also includes a display of the Forays series including four animations and four digital prints. The works represent landscapes, architecture and objects of the future as seen by the artist, and foreshadow the change in the perception of reality by future generations through the influence of contemporary technology.

Forms, materials, colours, mobility and sounds of each scene are explorations that illustrate how new technologies can fuse abstract and figurative forms, sensual perception and synaesthetic experiences.

The Forays: Scan I-IV series of four animations and the Forays: Object I-IV series of four digital stills are available on Sedition in digital editions of 200 each.

The exhibition is kindly supported by leading technology brand LG Electronics. The artworks will be displayed on LG’s latest TVs, which fuse OLED technology and ULTRA HD 4K resolution to create the very best in picture quality. The exhibition will bring to life and celebrate the use of screen as a medium to display and enjoy artworks.

Violescence 
will open at London’s creative industries hub, The Hospital Club located in the heart of Covent Garden. An artist talk / exhibition tour will be held on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 3pm at The Hospital Club Gallery.

29-31 May 2015
The Hospital Club
24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ
Open 11am-6pm daily

Private view: 28 May 2015, 7-9pm
Artist talk / exhibition tour: 30 May 2015, 3pm

View the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/754878931295496/
To RSVP for the private view, please contact:  marketing@seditionart.com.
Join the talk: http://field-violescence-forays-talk.eventbrite.com