Author Archive

Sedition Digital Editions Available In Museum Gift Shops

The-Atkinson-frontThe Atkinson, Southport, UK

Sedition has rolled out a number of point of sale displays in museum gift shops to offer digital editions as physical gift cards. You can now purchase artworks from Sedition from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, The Atkinson in Southport and soon at the Royal Academy in London. Our display at the Museum Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf for the Wim Wenders retrospective is still up and has shown to be a huge success.

When you come across on of our displays you can browse artworks on the iPad through the app. Select an artwork and take the flyer with the associated artwork to the till. Purchase the artwork and you’ll be given a gift card for the artwork in beautifully designed packaging.

To redeem the artwork, simply go to www.seditionart.com/redeem. Login or create an account on Sedition. Scratch off the back of the card to reveal the code. Enter the code on the back of the gift card and click ‘Redeem’. Your new artwork is automatically added to your Vault to view on any TV, tablet or smartphone. For more info about viewing your artworks using our dedicated apps, visit our apps page: seditionart.com/apps.

If you have any trouble redeeming your artwork, contact us at: support@seditionart.com.  Got a place where you’d like to see a Sedition display? Send us your suggestions to: marketing@seditionart.com.

Artfund-YSP2Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

 

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

RoyalAcademySummerExhibition Photo: John Bodkin © Royal Academy of Arts.

For this year’s Summer Exhibition, the white walls of the Royal Academy have been repainted with a brilliant new colour scheme by the artist co-ordinating the exhibition, Michael Craig-Martin RA.

For the exhibition, Craig-Martin has ensured that the vibrancy of his own works are reflected in the brightly coloured galleries. The vibrant palette of magenta, sky blue and deep aquamarine are hardly colours that bring to mind the classical galleries of the Royal Academy. Craig-Martin is a renowned conceptual artist known for teaching notable artists including Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst, during his years at Goldsmiths’ University in the ‘90s. His work is remarked by the celebration of day to day objects through his paintings, sculptures and installations that are depicted in the iconic colour palettes that are present throughout the show.

The Summer Exhibition, now in its 247th year, is a salon-style display featuring 1,100 works that have been handpicked from over 12,000 entries. Artists featured in the exhibition include Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Bob & Roberta Smith, Mary Katrantzou, Gordon Cheung, as well as, many lesser-known artists who have been selected through submissions.

Here are a few highlights from the show:

Watch a video of Michael Craig Martin introducing this year’s Summer Exhibition. View Craig-Martin’s digital edition Lighthouse on Sedition to see his distinctive use of colours in depicting everyday objects.
Notable YBA, Tracey Emin has no less than 6 artworks in this year’s show. Her polymer gravure prints depict wild animals such as a badger, hare, bird fox and a rabbit. View Tracey Emin’s animal-inspired digital edition This Is My Favourite Little Bird on Sedition. 787 Tracey Emin RA, BADGER, 787

Yinka Shonibare RA exhibits a series of 5 works Love In A Time Of War limited edition prints. View Yinka Shonibare’s animated edition The Last Supper Exploded on Sedition. 583 Yinka Shonibare, LOVE IN A TIME OF WAR 1, 583

Other Sedition artists featured in the show include Bob and Roberta Smith who exhibits his Peter Bazalgette’s P45 painting and DAVID NOTT INTERVIEWED BY EDDIE MAIR print as critique on public funding of the arts in the UK. The artist expresses his strong political views in his work as an on-going campaign to defend the arts in times of austerity. View Bob & Roberta Smith’s digital edition Art Makes Children Powerful on Sedition that is also a statement on supporting art education. 934 Bob & Roberta Smith, SIR PETER BAZALGETTE’S P45, 934

Gordon Cheung features several digital prints from his New Order series. View three editions from Gordon Cheung’s algorithmically-generated New Order series on Sedition. 624 Gordon Cheung, JAN VAN HUYSUM II (SMALL NEW ORDER), 624

Mary Katrantzou presents a guided tour of works at the Summer Exhibition. Katrantzou is most famous for her digital printing techniques used in her fashion textiles. For the RA Magazine, she has taken time out to guide you through some of her favourite pieces in the show. Take the tour. View Mary Katrantzou’s digital edition Pound on Sedition that explores textures and patterns found on the pound note.

As the art world quietens down for the summer months, the Summer Exhibition will be bustling with rooms filled with works from floor to ceiling to inspire you through the season. The Summer Exhibition 2015 is on at the Royal Academy of Art in London from 8 June until 16 August 2015.

Wim Wender’s gift cards available at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


Wenders_giftcard2_blog

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.

Wenders_giftcard1

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.

WimWendersGiftCard_blog

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.

AES+F - Inverso MundusAES+F, Inverso Mundus, 2015

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

Jacco OlivierJacco Olivier, Still From Wood, 2007

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/

Jenny Holzer - War Paintings

 Jenny Holzer, Small Right Hand Down blue white, 2009

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/

ed-580x545
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

field-violescence-forays

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.

Violescence 
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

IMG_20150413_134725_ed

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

1. Lightbox Design - Portrait - Photo

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

STRP_BIEN_Home
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.

Tracey_Emin_Collection_Blog_Image
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.

Tim_Noble_Sue_Webster_Blog_Image

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.

Marion-Tampon_blog_image

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.

LIA_Valentines_Blog_Images

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.

Mat Collishaw_Blog
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.