Archive for March, 2016

Explore works by Sedition artists during Art Basel Hong Kong


Image: Tracey Emin, I Cried Because I Love You at Lehmann Maupin/White Cube Hong Kong


From 24 – 26 March Art Basel Hong Kong will present a diverse programme of contemporary art works, exhibitions, projects, films and discussions from across the world. For Sedition collectors visiting Hong Kong during Art Basel week, the art fair and connected exhibitions are an opportunity to see the work of a number of Sedition artists displayed in new spaces and contexts. We’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the events and exhibitions happening in Hong Kong this week.

For Art Basel, Antenna Space presents works by Guan Xiao and Yu Honglei (Booth 3D20).  Sedition artist Guan has developed a distinct aesthetic which explores history and time in relation to materials, bringing together classical and digital media and techniques. As well as presenting at Art Basel, Guan has also been recently nominated alongside Han Bing for the 4th annual Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award 2015 and is currently taking part in group exhibition GLOBALE: New Sensorium at ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, which ends on 9 April.

Yinka Shonibare MBE presents work as part of a group exhibition Structures of Recollection at Pearl Lam Galleries. The exhibition explores and experiments with approaches to materiality and memory. Structures of Recollection opens on 21 March and runs until 28 April at Pearl Lam in Soho.



Cheng Ran, Joss digital edition available on Sedition


Cheng Ran is exhibiting works in two locations during the Art Basel. At the fair, the artist will be represented by Galerie Urs Meile (Booth 1D25), with his film Letter 249 (2015). Cheng Ran also premieres his nine-hour epic film in Asia, In Course of the Miraculous at K11 Art Foundation from 21 March to 1 May at chi art space. The work had its world premiere at the Istanbul Biennale 2015. On 20 March, KAF will present an artist talk between Cheng Ran and artist Enoch Cheng.

Alongside Art Basel, Tracey Emin presents a major solo show of her work across two Hong Kong galleries in her first exhibition in Greater China. I Cried Because I Love You will be presented in both White Cube Hong Kong and Lehmann Maupin Gallery from 21 March – 21 May. In addition, Emin will join a panel including the Royal Academy’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow, and Hong Kong entrepreneur David Tang to discuss her work as part of the Art Basel Salon programme.

Chen Qiulin will present works including Peach Blossom #2represented by Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Booth 1C25) during Art Basel Hong Kong. Chen is also presenting a short film City Manager as part of Kaidan, a programme exploring themes of alienation and folklore on 24 March. Read an interview with Chen on her recent exhibition, One Hundred Names, which took place in Australia in 2016.


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Fang Lu, Lost Seconds, digital edition available on Sedition


On 23 March, Fang Lu, represented by Boers-Li Gallery, presents No World, an eighteen minute film work during the Art Basel short film programme, When History Became Emotion, a screening which looks at how artistic abstraction brings together temporalities in different ways. Fang will also present, Sea of Silence as part of the Kaidan film programme alongside Tao Hui, Lu Yang and Christopher Doyle on the following day, which explores themes of perception and apparition.

Art Basel Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Pearl Lam Gallery Hong Kong Soho
Shop No. 1 G/F & 1/F, SOHO 189,
189 Queen’s Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

White Cube
White Cube Hong Kong
50 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
407 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong

K11 Art Foundation – chi art space
8/F, New World Tower 2,
18 Queen’s Road,
Central, Hong Kong


Sedition Recommends at Art Dubai 2016

Art Dubai 2016 brings together work from the world’s leading contemporary artists from 16 to 19 March at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. In our guide to the fair, we’ll help navigate the exhibitions featuring works by Sedition artists and other recommended events happening in and around the fair.

Sedition Artists at Art Dubai

'Island 1' by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai

‘Island 1’ by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai


Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road gallery (Booth B8) will present the work of Shezad Dawood, Jitish Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat to those exploring the fair. Jitish Kallat is also represented by Galerie Daniel Templon  (Booth D6).

Meanwhile artists represented by Victoria Miro (Booth A4) include Jacco Olivier, Isaac Julien and Elmgreen & Dragset, while Idris Khan exhibits work alongside Yayoi Kusama, NS Harsha and Conrad Shawcross in the booth.


‘Microbe’ by Jacco Olivier – artwork available on Sedition

Upstream Gallery (Booth A15) will present a duo show featuring the work of Rafaël Rozendaal and Frank Ammerlaan. The new works will be shown by the Amsterdam based gallery.

Blain Southern (Booth B9) will also present a number of artists including Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Work by Francesco Clemente will be on display at the booth during the fair.

Other Highlights

As well as introducing the artists on Sedition who’ll be showing at Art Dubai, we’ve also put together some recommendations of things worth checking out.

Global Art Forum: ‘The Future Was’

Each year at Art Dubai the Global Art Forum series of talks and events engages with a theme relevant to the contemporary art world. This year’s theme, The Future Was, thinks through the ways in which ideas, statements, places and configurations of objects can be thought of as ‘time machines’ connecting past, present and future. Contributors to the Forum, directed by Amal Khalaf and Uzma Z. Rizvi, include Deputy Project Manager and Science Lead of the Emirates Mars Mission Sarah Amari, Space Archaeologist Alice Gorman, artists including Christine Sun Kim and Hito Stereyl, curators including Hans Ulrich Obrist among other professionals, practitioners and commentators.

Art Dubai Projects

Another annual fixture of the fair, Art Dubai Projects, is this year dedicated to exploring the design, economic and performative aspects of the art fair – a theme with more than an echo of Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘The Well Fair’ currently on display in Beijing. The not-for-profit section, curated by Yasmina Reggad, is designed to support up and coming artists and includes a number of artist commissions and performances as well as a radio station.

Elmgreen & Dragset - 'The Well Fair' - UCCA Beijing

Elmgreen & Dragset – ‘The Well Fair’ – UCCA Beijing

Prior to and alongside Art Dubai, Dubai Canvas festival will celebrate 3D street art. As part of the festival ‘human cyborg’ and cyborg activist Neil Harbison, who was born colour blind and now experiences colours through an antenna implanted in his skull, is composing a piece of music alongside singers and musicians based on the colours of Dubai.

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Sedition Artists Exhibiting During Armory Week

From 28 February to 7 March the art world will gather in New York for Armory Week, one of the annual art highlights in the city that never sleeps.

Since 1994 the Armory Show has presented work by acclaimed artists from across the world, as well as generating diverse locally and internationally focused events across the city. This year’s show brings together over 200 galleries showcasing contemporary artworks, pieces by modern masters and innovative new projects, with a focus on work from the African continent and diaspora.

Alongside the Armory Show, a number of satellite fairs and connected events will present work from the fields of art and design. A number of Sedition artists will present works at the Armory Show and satellite events – here’s where to find them.

Armory Show

Isaac Julien and Idris Khan will exhibit at Booth 600 of Pier 94 at the Armory Show, represented by Victoria Miro. Additionally, on 4 March at 6:30pm Julien and architect David Adjaye will discuss their respective practices in Pier 94’s VIP Lounge.

'The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition

The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition


Also in the contemporary art section of the fair at Pier 94, Blain Southern presents works by Sedition artists Francesco Clemente, Rachel Howard, Michael Joo, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and Wim Wenders. The works will be on display at Booth 908.

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

The Armory Show
3 – 6 March 2016
Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue

Satellite Fairs

Katie Torn is among artists exhibiting in 4RL, a group show which is part of SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Taking place at Skylight at Moynihan Station, 421 8th Avenue NYC, the critically acclaimed SPRING/BREAK fair centers around curator-driven projects; this year’s theme is ⌘COPY⌘PASTE. 4RL, curated by Nati Hyojin Kim and Kat JK Lee, will be presented in room 3113. The exhibition brings together works which occupy the space between ‘equal’ and ‘equivalent’, exploring the tension between the copy as identical and the copy as unique instance. 4RL runs from 2 – 7 March with a private view on 1 March.

2 – 7 March 2016
Skylight at Moynihan Station
421 8th Avenue

Launching this week on Sedition, LoVid will present work as part of both SPRING/BREAK and Moving Image Art Fair. For SPRING/BREAK the artist duo present work in group exhibition Original Copy which takes place in room 4023, Skylight at Moynihan station from 1 – 7 March.  The exhibition explores cultural interpretations of the concepts of authenticity and the original, taking ‘the hand’ as a central motif. Look out for their Thread Through The Eye collection of six new video pieces launch on Sedition on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition


From 3 – 6 March LoVid will also be exhibiting work at the Moving Image Art Fair, a fair and platform conceived in order to specifically showcase time based works. LoVid present cell-a-scape, a moving image piece in which digitally rendered shapes and static noise coexist with recognisably ‘natural’ forms.

Moving Image Art Fair
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue

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