Archive for June, 2016

From Pigment to Pixels: Panel Discussion at Brown’s London Art Weekend

This Saturday 2 July 2016, Sedition’s Director Rory Blain will be presenting on a panel to discuss the present and future of digital art at Brown’s London Art Weekend. From Pigment to Pixels is one part of series of talks and events held at Brown’s Hotel in London’s Mayfair over the weekend of 1-3 July. The event brings together experts in the field of digital art to examine how new technological developments are set to shape the art creating and art collecting landscapes. Panellists include: Anders Petterson, founder of ArtTactic, independent curator, Estela Oliva, and artist Eloise Fornieles, moderated by Ghislaine Boddington, founder of body>data>space.


For this special event, Rory Blain will discuss the work of Sedition, offering insight into the experience of producing and distributing the work of artists in a new format. Anders Petterson, the founder of London based art market research company ArtTactic Ltd will discuss innovation in art-market research methods, making them a leading commentator on the global art market. Petterson lectures on the topic of ‘Art as an asset class’ for CASS Business School and Sotheby’s Institute in London. Estela Oliva, independent curator and creative director is also the founder of Alpha-ville, a creative agency working across art, technology and digital culture. She will explore the impact of technology on human behaviour through the construction of hybrid environments in her work. Through engagements with performance, video, spoken word and photography, artist Eloise Fornieles examines the way in which live acts are documented and communicated. She will discuss her upcoming project that combines performance and social media, and examining the relationship between the two.

The panel is chaired by Ghislaine Boddington, Co-founder and Creative Director of body>data>space and Women Shift Digital. Ghislaine is curating the Future Love theme at the upcoming FutureFest 2016 and has worked extensively with interactive interfaces and body responsive technologies for the past 25 years. Her diverse perspective enables her lead the discussion into fruitful directions. Together the panelists bring together a wealth of experience to share during the weekend events.

Join us for this enriching discussion this Saturday at 4pm – RSVP to attend

From Pigments to Pixels begins at 4pm on 2 July in the Roosevelt Room at Brown’s Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, London W1S 1BP as part of Brown’s London Art Weekend.

Sedition Artworks Available as Gift Cards in the Royal Academy Shop


Sedition gift cards in the Royal Academy shop

Sedition is delighted to offer a range of digital artworks by world renowned contemporary artists for sale at the Royal Academy in London. Fourteen artworks created exclusively for Sedition by Royal Academicians Michael Craig-Martin, Jenny Holzer, Tracey Emin, Ron Arad, Bob and Roberta Smith and Yinka Shonibare MBE are available as gift cards now displayed in the Royal Academy foyer and shop. Priced between £20 and £155, the full range of digital editions can be viewed and purchased on the Royal Academy online shop.

The Sedition gift cards are an easy and affordable way to take an original limited edition video artwork home with you from the Royal Academy or give as a special gift for a friend or loved one. All works can be viewed on any smartphone, tablet, computer or TV. In this way, Sedition presents presents a new way to collect and display art in the digital age.

For the best viewing experience, we highly recommend downloading our apps for iPhone, iPad and Android from the App Store and GooglePlay to experience the works at home or on the move. Works can be downloaded into the app and viewed even while offline. You can also access the artworks through the browser by logging in at

To redeem your Royal Academy digital edition, simply:

  • Select an artwork and bring the gift card to checkout to purchase.
  • Scratch off the back of the card to reveal a code.
  • Go to
  • Sign-in or create an account on Sedition (it’s free to join). Enter the code on the back of the card and click Redeem.
  • The artwork is automatically added to your Vault on your Sedition account and can be viewed on any connected TV, tablet, smartphone or computer.
  • Download the free Sedition iPhone/iPad, Android and Samsung Smart TV app to enjoy the artwork on your screens and devices.

Sedition Gift Cards Point Of Sale in the Royal Academy Foyer

Sedition gift cards Point Of Sale in the Royal Academy Foyer

The launch of the Sedition display coincides with opening of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2016, which runs from 13 June until 21 August 2016. This year’s exhibition features work by Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jane & Louise Wilson, Ron Arad and Gordon Cheung and many others. For the institution’s 250th anniversary in 2018, a large-scale public artwork by Yinka Shonibare MBE has been designed to wrap around the facade of the Royal Academy building. It features a collage of images showing key figures and moments in the history of the institution, overlaid with a brightly coloured fabric design by Shonibare.

Visit the Royal Academy at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016

This year, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition features works by Jane and Louise Wilson, Ron Arad, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Yinka Shonibare.

The Summer Exhibition is a cornerstone of UK art – every year since 1769 it has invited artists from across the world, whether established or unknown, to submit works to the largest open call in the UK. Entries are put before a committee and the selected works are displayed through the summer months alongside works by leading contemporary artists.

The 2016 exhibition is curated by Richard Wilson RA and runs from 13 June to 21 August at Burlington House, Piccadilly. The exhibition’s overarching theme is the artist duo; Wilson has specially chosen long-term collaborators whose work represents the art world today.

Among the works presented are a photographic installation derived from Jane and Louise Wilson’s Chernobyl series. The installation lines the main staircase of the Royal Academy. Jake and Dinos Chapman present prints from their Human Rainbow series as well as their sculptural work The New Arrival, while Tim Noble and Sue Webster present their neon and aluminium work Forever.


In addition to the work of artist duos, the Royal Academy Summer Show contains over 1200 individual works by international artists – including works by a number of practitioners whose work is on Sedition. Ron Arad will exhibit Spyre, a large scale kinetic sculpture in the Royal Academy courtyard for the duration of the exhibition, while works by Michael Craig-Martin,Tracey Emin, Rachel Howard, Bob and Roberta Smith and Gordon Cheung can be seen on a tour of the galleries. Also showing work in the galleries is Yinka Shonibare, whose large scale installation can be seen wrapping the building in Burlington House in London’s Piccadilly.

Alongside the Summer Exhibition, the work of Sedition artists can be purchased as gift cards from the Royal Academy gift shop and foyer. You can read more on how to purchase the cards here. Alternatively, visit the Royal Academy online shop to explore the listed works.

You can see the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition from 13 June to 21 August at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Sedition Guide To Art Basel 2016

From 13-18 June, Art Basel and satellite events will bring international artists and gallerists to Basel, Switzerland for a packed programme of exhibitions and talks. This year’s fair includes the presentation of works by a number of leading contemporary artists who have released work on the Sedition platform. In this post, we will introduce the work being shown by Sedition artists in and around the fair, as well as highlighting some of the satellite fairs and exhibitions taking place in Basel this month.

Art Basel

Art Basel runs from 16-19 June at the Messe Basel exhibition centre. Read an interview with Art Basel director Marc Spiegler on what’s new for the fair this year.

Tracey Emin at Lehman Maupin

Tracey Emin at Lehman Maupin


At Art Basel Unlimited, the work of Tracey Emin is represented by three galleries: Xavier Hufkens (Booth B14), Lehmann Maupin (Booth L9) and White Cube (Booth C18). Elmgreen and Dragset are represented by Galeria Helga de Alvear (Booth P8), while Cheng Ran’s work will be presented at Booth S12 by Galerie Urs Meile. Bob and Roberta Smith’s large scale wall painting will be presented as part of the Von Bartha exhibition at Booth H13.

Visitors to the fair can also experience the work of Lawrence Weiner in the Parcours sector, which presents site specific interventions, performances and sculptures around the city.

Satellite events and exhibitions

Alongside Art Basel, a number of satellite fairs and exhibitions present artworks, talks and workshops throughout the city. Scope Art Fair runs from 14-19 June and this year takes place in a new venue – Clarahuus on Weberstraße. From this rooftop location, Scope will celebrate its tenth year showcasing emergent art practices, as well as celebrating the work of influential contemporary artists. Also taking place from 14-19 June is Liste Art Fair, which presents an array of international new and emerging artists and gallerists. At Markethalle Basel from 13-19 June, the Volta Art Fair will bring together galleries from 20 nations and 33 cities, putting the focus on new and emerging international galleries.

As well as exploring Art Basel and its satellite events, visitors to Switzerland this summer can experience the work of Damien Hirst at Kunstmuseum Basel. The Acquired Inability To Escape will be among the works presented in Sculpture on the Move until 18 September 2016.

For more information visit:

Art Basel:

Art Basel 2016 takes place at Messeplatz 1, 4005 Basel, CH  from 16-19 June.

Scope Art Fair:

Scope Art Fair is held at CLARAHUUS, Webergasse 34, 4058 Base,l CH from 14-19 June.

Volta Art Fair:

Volta Art Fair can be seen at Markethalle, Viaduktstrasse, 4051 Basel, CH from 13-19 June.

Liste Art Fair:

Liste Art Fair is at Burgweg 15, 4058 Basel, CH from 14-19 June.

Sculpture On The Move is presented at Kunstmuseum Basel, St. Alban-Graben 16, 4051 Basel, CH from 19 April to 18 September.