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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.

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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

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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/

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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.

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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

 

Sedition Gift Shop Display At Wim Wenders’ Retrospective At Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf

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Wim Wenders opens a major retrospective of his photographic work at the Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf in celebration of the artists’ 70th birthday. Sedition is pleased to partner with the museum to release two new digital editions Drive-In At Night (2013) and In Eastern Germany (2006) for the event. All proceeds from the editions benefit the museum.

Wim Wenders’ 15 digital editions from the Places Strange and Quiet series (9 artworks) and the Pictures From The Surface Of The Earth series (6 artworks), plus the two new editions, are now available in the museum gift shop as gift cards with the new Sedition shop display, designed to be rolled out to museums near you. Take home a series of digital editions of haunting landscapes and cityscapes that the renowned filmmaker has come across in his travels and location scouting trips for his films.

4 REAL & TRUE 2. Wenders. Landscapes. Photographs. is now on from 18 April until 16 August 2015 at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf.

Meural’s digital canvas now available in pre-order

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Sedition is pleased to partner with Meural to present a selection of works on their new digital canvas for displaying art on your walls. Meural have created a modern and sophisticated high-definition screen that also is beautifully framed to accommodate the art of your choosing. The Meural frame is made of conscientiously sourced soft maple wood, carefully designed and crafted by Richard Clarkson, a designer and artist based in Brooklyn, New York.

Employing innovative technology, the Meural can be controlled through gesture, web or mobile app – it’s up to you. Through the web and mobile apps, you can create collections and discover new art works though their collaborations with museums, galleries and Sedition. Pre-order your Meural frame from just $395 to gain access to a new world of digital artworks that can be easily displayed and curated for any space in your home.

 

Sedition presents in the STRP Biennale in The Netherlands

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Sedition presents a selection of works for the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 20-29 March 2015. Presented as part of the SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN exhibition in the Klokgebouw as part of the STRP Silent Cinema section, Sedition will show works alongside The Creators Project, Fiber, OneDotZero, and Playgrounds.

Sedition brings a 30-minute collection curated by STRP director, Angelique Spaninks including works by Zimoun, Ryoiji Ikeda, Universal Everything, Doug Foster, Rafael Rozendaal, Memo Akten, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Angelo Plessas, Nicolas Sassoon & Rick Silva, Cheng Ran and open platform artist, Overlap.

STRP Biennale have curated a special digital edition by Paris-based studio, Nonotak launching on Sedition on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Watch out for the new edition launching next week.

STRP is a 10-day festival that brings together art, technology and experimental pop culture. The festival features interactive art, light art, robotics, performances, experimental music and films, lectures and workshops, offering a glimpse into the near and sometimes distant futures of our technology-driven culture.

To view full programme for the Silent Cinema visit: http://strp.nl/en/program/2015/silent-cinema/

In Review: Brian Alfred Twitter Q&A

On 11 February 2015, Sedition hosted a live Twitter Q&A with artist Brian Alfred from his studio in Brooklyn. We’ve collected some of the highlights from the discussion exploring anything and everything from his latest solo show at Ameringer McEnery Yohe gallery, to his love of music, to his art practice and creative influences. View the full discussion on Twitter: #AskBrianAlfred.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas: 5 Romantic Artworks & Collections

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, don’t miss your chance to show your loved one how much you really care. Give a digital gift of art by sending an original digital edition by a renowned contemporary artist from Sedition. Select the Send As Gift button below any artwork and add a personal message. Schedule the delivery for 14 February for the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise. Your gift can be sent to their email inbox from anywhere in the world. We’ve curated for you our 5 most romantic artworks and collections to help choose the gift that will warm the heart this February.

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1. Our first selection is Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You Collection. Emin’s intimate and personal neon’s illuminate her feelings on love and life. Her neon pieces are a touching and sensitive declaration of her love. Each neon mimics her original script handwriting to create an emotive message of love and a wonderful gift by one of our favourite iconic YBA artists.

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2. Tim Noble & Sue Webster’s three light-based works will brighten anyone’s day: From top left to right,  I (Heart) You, Toxic Schizophrenia and Forever are presented as digital limited editions exclusively for Sedition. Their ‘light sculptures’ are made using computer-sequenced light bulbs that flash perpetually. These works reference the iconic pop culture symbols that are communicated through the mass media in the west, as well as recalling the carnival shows and neon signage typical of  20th century Britain and America. These YBA’s bright, digital works are wonderful flashing declarations of love.

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3. Marion Tampon-Lajarriette’s Déja Vu Collection includes two works Déja Vu 1 and Déja Vu 2 that creates a beautiful diptych between a male and female actors in a surreal film set. The French artist films her protagonists in a green box studio and later superimposes the footage onto a background taken from an existing film of the early 20th century. The effect is an illusion of continuous space that brings attention to the mechanics of immersion and the distances that take place in our everyday relation to images. The Déja Vu Collection is a romantic revision of early 20th century cinema and love.

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4. LIA’s Not Even Love Will Tear Us Apart is a rich and seductive digital artwork. We see the repetition of the motif of a heart moving perpetually across the screen and creating a hypnotic experience. LIA: “as with relationships between lovers, permanent change happens in the details while the overall aesthetic remains the same”. Not Even Love Will Tear Us Apart creates the perfect symbol of love and the intertwining of emotions.

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5. Mat Collishaw creates a visually seductive image which tends to symbolise defiled beauty or forbidden pleasure. With this digital artwork created exclusively for Sedition, Burning Flower, is an orchid surrounded by blackness is both given life and destroyed by the surrounding flickering flames, slowly producing a glistening blood-red sap. Burning Flower is an artwork that ignites desire in any loving relationship.

Brian Alfred Live Twitter Q&A / Wed 11 Feb 2015 / 5pm GMT

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We’ll be hosting a live Twitter Q&A with New York based artist Brian Alfred on Wed 11 Feb 2015 from 5pm GMT (12pm EST).

We’ll be talking to the artist about his upcoming solo exhibition It Takes A Million Years To Become Diamonds So Let’s All Just Burn Like Coal Until The Sky Is Black‘ at Ameringer, McEnery Yohe in New York and his new artwork ‘Under Thunder & Fluorescent Lights‘ launching on Sedition on Thursday 5 February 2015. 

Tweet your questions in advance to #AskBrianAlfred and we’ll ask them on the day or join us on the day. Follow @SeditionArt and @BrianAlfred and start asking! 

View more artworks by Brian Alfred on Sedition.

About Brian Alfred
Brian Alfred (b. 1974) is an American artist best known for his collages, paintings, and digital animations. He works fluidly between classic and contemporary media like drawing and digital art, and he depicts subject matters that range from architecture and technology to modern idealism and romantic heroism. Alfred earned his B.F.A. in painting from Penn State University in 1997, and his M.F.A. from Yale University in 1999. He has had solo exhibitions at Haunch of Venison, London and Berlin; Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Max Protetch Gallery, New York; SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo; and the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona. His work is included in numerous collections including the Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. Brian Alfred works and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Live Twitter Q&A

Wed 11 February 2015, from 5-6pm GMT / 12-1pm EST
#AskBrianAlfred@SeditionArt | @BrianAlfred

 

Digicult’s Marco Mancuso Interviews Sedition

Sedition was recently interviewed by Digicult, the online cultural platform that examines the impact of digital technologies and applied sciences on art, design, culture and contemporary society. Digicult is founded and directed by italian art critic and curator Marco Mancuso who spoke to Sedition about our artists, aims and art on screens. The full article ‘Sedition. The platform that is changing the contemporary art market‘ can be read on the Digicult website. Below are excerpts from the interview.

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Marco Mancuso: What is most surprising is the growing number of digital artists involved in the project. Some of the most important and well known artists at global level are in your catalogues: From Ryoji Ikeda to Aaron Koblin, Herman Kolgen to Claudia Hart, Zimoun, Scanner, Kurokawa, Mark Amerika, Casey Reas, Lia. Why did such important artists decide to join your project? Not to mention very important artists of the contemporary art world such as Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, Boltanski, Bill Viola and Wim Wenders…

Sedition: We’ve been very fortunate in regards to the artists’ response – they like what we are doing and are as excited as we are at the prospect of reaching a whole new audience for contemporary art! Our goal is to make a selection of some of the best art pieces and the most exciting artists working today available to our collectors – some of these are well known figures of the contemporary art scene, others are highly regarded for their work in digital or media art. We’re excited about the possible dialogues between artists from different spheres.

Marco Mancuso: It seems that you tend to focus on artworks and artists that work mainly in visual art and/or audiovisual  creation. From data visualization to generative art, from graphic animations to still images. The media is basically stills or videos. Is there a pure technical reason connected to the devices you work with (screens, tablets, monitors, mobiles) or do you think the market of collectors is more interested in such artworks rather than other screen artworks (Internet art, interactive media, movies and so on)?

Sedition: Sedition currently only supports videos and image stills. We would really like to support generative artworks and interactive works as well, but there are many technical challenges to have interactive artworks or apps compatible across all devices. It is something we are considering for the future development of Sedition. Our aim is to be able to support all kinds of digital artworks.

Marco Mancuso: Sedition is also working as a sort of online platform, presenting and connecting artists, collectors and museums. You’ve developed special projects with some museums (The Eyebeam for example) while giving collectors the chance to see their collection appreciate in value as other collectors move the market, building up their private collections of digital artworks, selling and trading original limited editions. Do you also consider Sedition as a virtual plaza for a new business collection economy on contemporary art?

Sedition: Yes we see Sedition as a vibrant online community for selling, collecting and trading digital limited edition artworks. We develop partnerships with museums to help increase awareness of their exhibition programs and the exhibitions of artists we are working with. We also offer museums the chance to fundraise with digital editions sold in the gift shop. We have developed an on-site display and Sedition Gift Cards for this. We want to bring Sedition also into physical spaces for sale in gift shops, but artworks continue to be experienced digitally on screens.

Marco Mancuso: Finally, the main question. Why should a collector buy an artwork to be seen on a screen? Especially small screens like tablets or mobile? Considering the original habit of such artists and artworks, looking also at concepts as immersivity, synthesis and sensorial experience. How could Sedition give the collectors such a deep emotive experience using such devices?

Sedition: Screens are ubiquitous today. Everyone now owns at least one or two smart phones, tablets or TVs in their home. It is about embracing the idea that artworks can be taken with you anywhere you go, and can be viewed on any device. The ideal ‘digital canvas’ for viewing works from Sedition is the TV. It is like thinking about your TV as a picture frame for art in your home where works can be changed at any time. Smart phones and tablets tend to be the mobile way to experience and manage your collection, but large screens and projections are perhaps the best way to view the works at home.