Archive for January, 2017

RCA, Subject Matter and Sedition Present ‘Becoming’ Talk Series

 

Throughout February 2017 a series of talks titled Becoming will be presented at Somerset House and Royal College of Art. The talk series accompanies the Becoming group exhibition of print and screen-based artworks by emerging artists studying at the RCA; the exhibition is on display at Dyson Gallery from 22 February to 3 March.

The Becoming exhibition and talk series address the process of transition from one state to another, with a particular focus on the journey towards becoming an artist. The talk series, which takes place on a series of dates throughout February at the RCA and Somerset House brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from the art industry to discuss art collecting and sustainability in the digital age.

All proceeds from the talk series will contribute to the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund, which provides support for the artists of the future.

 

Becoming an Art Collector

Thursday, 2 February 2017
Somerset House
Screening Room, L2 South Wing, Strand WC2R 1LA
6:308:00pm
Tickets: £10

The first talk, at Somerset House Screening Room in the series looks at art collecting and buying in contemporary times.

Speakers:

Liezel Strauss, Director of Subject Matter Art
Stephanie Allen, Head of Business Creative United/Own Art
Patrick Davies, Director of Patrick Davies Contemporary Art
Jamie Shovlin, Sedition Artist 

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Creating a Sustainable Collection

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Somerset House
Screening Room, L2 South Wing, Strand WC2R 1LA
6:30-8:00pm
Tickets: £10

The second talk in the series is about the importance of sustaining the careers of emerging artists by encouraging collectors and developing new ways of art collecting.

Speakers:

Bernardine Brocker, CEO, Vastari
Leizel Strauss, Founder, Subject Matter
Anne Reimers, Lecturer & Co-Author of the ‘BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors’

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The Collector of the Future

Monday, 27 February 2017
Somerset House
Screening Room, L2 South Wing, Strand WC2R 1LA
6:30-8:00pm
Free Entry

The final talk in the series takes place at the Royal College of Art’s Lecture Theatre and looks at the future of the art world and art collecting, particularly in light of new digital technologies.

Speakers:

Rory Blain, Director, Sedition
Juan Cruz, Dean of RCA Fine Art  
David Blandy, Artist
Anders Petterson, Founder, ArtTacticMel Jordan, Head of Critical Art Practice at RCA

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Sedition Showcases Digital Art At Los Angeles Theatre During Night On Broadway

 

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On 28 January, IAMSOUND creative studio will take over the Los Angeles Theatre as part of Night On Broadway, a free art and music festival celebrating culture and creativity in LA. Sedition has been invited to curate a section of the festival.

Night on Broadway is produced as part of the Bringing Back Broadway economic development initiative. The event will simultaneously activate multiple venues throughout the Broadway corridor in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing them to life with a diverse arts programming encompassing theatre, music, food, fashion and visual art and presenting the work of new and established arts practitioners.

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For the third iteration of José Huizar’s Night On Broadway, more than 60,000 visitors are expected to head to a mile-long stretch of Broadway connecting Olympic Boulevard and 3rd St. The free event, which marks the ninth year of the Bringing Back Broadway initiative to revitalise Broadway avenue, will feature a wide ranging lineup of installations, performances, music and activities presented across ten outdoor stages and in six historic Broadway theaters.

Sedition will display a selection of audiovisual and digitally animated artworks at the Los Angeles Theatre,which also features a line-up presented by Dazed Digital and performances by Morly, Harriet Brown, The Sunland Dancers and others.

 

 

Sedition is delighted to showcase the work of artists who explore the intersection of art and tech in innovative and revelatory ways. The artworks will be showcased in screenings in the large theatre space  as well as four video installations displayed in the lobby in the vitrines normally used for show posters. 

The works Sedition will present at Night On Broadway are:

Theater Screenings

Ryoichi Kurokawa – Syn_mod.1,2,3

Novi_sad & Ryoichi Kurokawa – Sirens

Andrew Thomas Huang – Interstice

Lobby – Vitrine Display:

Mat Collishaw – Burning Flower

Gordon Cheung – New Order

Katie Torn – Vacation

Claudia Hart – Ophelia

To join the Night On Broadway Facebook event click here. Instagrammers who creatively capture the festival have the chance to become award-winners as part of the Night On Broadway Best Shots Contest. To follow Night On Broadway on Social Media check the hashtag #NightOnBroadway.

Follow @Seditionart on Instagram and Twitter for updates on the event.

Sedition Supports Unicef’s NextGen Charity Auction

On the evening of 27 January 2017, Sedition supports Unicef’s Next Generation Charity Auction, the charity’s annual fundraiser event which supports the Children of Syria Emergency Appeal taking place B1 in Bloomsbury Square, London.1506444_1641322852763281_869352406954049275_nThis is the fifth year of the Syrian conflict, with 14 million children impacted by the crisis, 8 million of whom are in need of humanitarian aid. Research shows that safe environments for children such as homes and schools have been extensively destroyed, damaged or occupied and that four out of five Syrian children living in Lebanon are not attending school.

The Children of Syria Emergency Appeal is a fund to support children affected by the Syrian crisis. Donations to the fund go towards providing food, shelter and clothing to children in Syria. The fund also allows Unicef to work with partners in the country to protect children in danger. To date, Unicef has provided water treatment supplies that treat enough water for 17 million people, learning materials for 2.8 million children, 26 million vaccinations for children and psychosocial support to 1 million children.

Unicef NextGen is a global movement led by passionate young professionals from a range of industries, aged 21 to 40, committed to supporting Unicef’s work towards the protection and wellbeing of children in danger through Next Gen Annual Fundraiser.

The NextGen Annual Fundraiser will be an evening of education, fundraising and networking for London’s young professionals focusing on understanding the current conflict in Syria and how it is impacting children.The Next Gen Annual event includes a dinner, a live auction, a raffle and an after-party with world-renowned DJs.

In support of the Children of Syria appeal, Sedition has donated the bespoke Sedition Frame fitted with an iPad Air 2 containing ten exclusive artworks from Sedition as part of the auction. The recently launched Sedition Frame allows digital art lovers to elegantly display their Sedition collection on their tablets. The Frame is a high-quality art display designed to complement any interior space.

 

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The Sedition Frame displaying Cloud, Candy I by ZEITGUISED

The exclusive artworks which have been donated alongside the Sedition Frame are:


Jenny Holzer – Sensibility
LIA – Not Even Love Will Tear Us Apart
Mark Titchner – Fear of Life
Matthew Biederman – Guided Saccade (For Newton)
Mat Collishaw – Burning Flower
Ryan Whittier Hale – Untitled
Brian Alfred – Chromacity
Fang Lu – Lost Seconds
FIELD – Forays: Scan I
Novi_sad – IIC

Sedition will also showcase several artworks by world-renowned contemporary artists during the gala dinner and during the event’s after party where live DJs will be performing. The artworks to be showcased are:

L Morando – Prelude to a Song

Albert Delamour – the window on my World

Mat Collishaw – Burning Flower

Tracey Emin –I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You

Heidi LocherComposure

Mark Titchner – If You Can Dream It You Must Do It

Universal Everything – Presence 5.4

If you would like to network with future leaders across a range of industries, dance for a good cause to live music by Gorgon City, SG Lewis and Eton Messy and immerse yourself in high-end contemporary art, do not miss the Unicef NextGen Annual Party. Purchase your tickets at: http://bit.ly/2j7E87A