Archive for July, 2017

Tracey Emin Launches New Edition To Support Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

On 26 July 2017, Sedition launches a new digital artwork by Tracey Emin. Because of You I’m Here, an animated video work made exclusively for Sedition for display on screens, is launched as part of the 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala and benefit auction.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) works towards restoring the Earth’s delicate ecosystem, focusing on protecting biodiversity, ocean and forest conservation and climate change.

The 2017 benefit auction is the latest and largest in a series of events hosted by the LDF, where innovators and thought leaders from the environmental, art, film, fashion and other industries come together to raise money and awareness, both of which contribute towards resolving critical ecological issues. Works by internationally acclaimed artists including Yinka Shonibare, Jenny Holzer and a special commission by Lawrence Weiner will be presented in St Tropez and auctioned in an exclusive event on 26 July.

An online auction will also take place, presenting works by established and emerging artists to a global audience. The works presented in the online auction are also on display in an offline exhibition in New York from 3 – 10 August 2017.

Because of You I’m Here is showcased in the online auction and accompanying exhibition as well as being part of a goody bag offered at the LDF VVIP dinner event on 25 July. The work is part of an ongoing series of digital artworks made exclusively for Sedition by Emin which animate neon lettering in the artist’s distinctive handwriting. The work will be available in a limited edition of 250 at $500.

The LDF benefit event will review the progress made and obstacles encountered by the Foundation, drawing attention to current environmental threats and urging visitors to both auctions to contribute to the fight against these threats. Art is an important part of this conversation, bringing nuance, different perspectives and visual appeal to the campaign as well as raising funds through the auction of sought-after works.
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The Magnum Home: Pop-Up Exhibition


Sedition is pleased to participate in 
The Magnum Home, a pop-up exhibition presented by Magnum Photos, Plinth and Thames and Hudson that combines radical interior design with photography.

The Magnum Home features the Magnum at 70 collection from Sedition displayed on screens released in celebration of Magnum’s 70th anniversary. The fifteen iconic photographic and video works are made available for sale as gift cards at the show. The collaboration sees two leading digital arts organisations come together to present collections of from Magnum’s archives. The partnership will involve the launch of collections of carefully selected works to be released as limited editions exclusively on www.seditionart.com over the course of 2017, allowing collectors to be able to view and purchase works on their digital devices.

The Magnum Home also features Just Kids: Magnum Photographers on Youth Culture, an exhibition drawn from Magnum Photos’ archives and curated by Ekow Eshun. The exhibition will explore how Magnum photographers have documented youth culture in Britain and internationally from the 1960s to the present day. With an emphasis on some of Magnum’s most contemporary and intriguing work, The Magnum Home will stage photography in a distinctly domestic environment – a listed Georgian townhouse, opposite the British Museum.

Throughout the building, young designer Yinka Ilori will stage his characteristically vibrant interventions; born of passions for interior design and the bold colours of Nigerian prints and textures, his work has spanned furniture making to full-scale installations: Ilori recently redesigned London’s iconic Africa Centre.

A programme of talks and events will be held throughout the exhibition, alongside a range of unique merchandise presented by Plinth including silk scarves, tote bags and resin badges, and monographs, field notebooks, sketchpads and other print materials supplied by Thames and Hudson.

The Magnum Home will be at 44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3BN, between May 17th and 21st, and open 11am -7pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. Join us for the private view: 6 – 8pm, 16th May 2017. RSVP to attend: info@plinth.uk.com

For more information visit: https://plinth.uk.com/blogs/magazine/the-magnum-home