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PART 2: Sedition Frieze Guide 2015: What To See During Frieze Week

In Part 2 of our guide to Frieze, Sedition presents our recommendations for those looking to explore London during Frieze week – with a focus on art and the digital. We’ve hand-picked the best, most exciting events around the city and will be posting live updates from the fair on 15 October. Follow us at @seditionart for the latest news and updates during Frieze.

You can also read Part 1 of the Sedition Frieze Guide 2015, which highlights Sedition artists showing during the week.

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Sedition Picks: At Frieze

Frieze Projects

Frieze London, Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
14 – 17 October 2015

Frieze Projects, curated by Nicola Lees, is a non-profit presentation of commissions supported by LUMA Foundationand Arts Council England. For those interested in digital art, Sedition recommends the installation created by ÅYR, which explores the implications of the relationship between the Smart Home and Big Data.


Frieze Sounds

Frieze London, Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
14 – 17 October 2015

New media experimentation, how time is measured and represented using digital technologies, the relationship between improvisation and capture…these are themes explored in Frieze Sounds, a collection of sonic commissions recorded at Frieze New York and available to download during the London festival.


Allied Editions

Frieze London, Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
14 – 17 October 2015

A recurring theme in contemporary art currently is the question of how to reconsider notions of art collection, ownership and accessibility. With that in mind Sedition recommends a visit to Allied Editions. Organised by Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire,Serpentine Galleries andWhitechapel Gallery,the collective presents limited edition prints and artworks donated by leading contemporary artists with proceeds supporting Frieze’s education and exhibition programmes. The works on display can be purchased for as little as £40 and include a number of exclusive editions.


Metahaven in conversation with Justin McGuirk

Frieze London, Regent’s Park NW1 4NR
16 October 2015, 1pm

Frieze’s programme of talks are always fascinating, giving an insight into the most pressing questions and talked-about themes in the art world. Sedition recommends seeing ‘Bad. Planetary Scale. Delicious.’ on 16 October, where Metahaven will discuss current questions around surveillance and transparency in conversation with Justin McGuirk.


Sedition Picks: Beyond Frieze

Institutionalising The Digital: Platforms, Formats and Infrastructures

Goethe Institut London, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH
16 October 2015, 3pm

Leading thinkers and creative practitioners who engage in various ways with the interface, the database and the algorithm come together for this panel discussion and website takeover at Goethe Institut London. The talk focuses on how digital infrastructures and art industry structures can – and promise to – collide and combine now and in the future. Speakers include Rhizome’s Zachary Kaplan and DIS Magazine’s Lauren Boyle. During the event Opening Times will be interacting with the event through a takeover of the Goethe Institut website.


Jon Rafman solo exhibition

Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT
Until 20 December 2015

Jon Rafman, Mainsqueeze, 2014 (still). Image courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection

Jon Rafman, Mainsqueeze, 2014 (still). Image courtesy the artist and Zabludowicz Collection


For his first major UK solo exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection, Jon Rafman has created a series of installations which blur the distinction between the ‘lived’ and the simulated. The artist, who is interested in the relationship between human perception and the digital and in the representation and enactment of desire, presents his first entirely live action movie – a collaboration with Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) – at the exhibition.

Software: Hard Problem

Cubitt Gallery, 8 Angel Mews, London N1 9HH
Until 15 November 2015

At Cubitt an exhibition curated by Morgan Quaintance and featuring artists including Maurice Mohr and Lawrence Lek presents an alternative view of the digital. In Software: Hard Problem technology is neither to be feared nor revered; the participating artists instead explore the ways in which technological advancements and being human are intrinsically linked.

In conjunction with Software: Hard Problem, Resonance FM will broadcast a series of interviews with the artists involved between 4 October and 22 November. The interviews are available to download from the Cubitt website.


The Human Face of Cryptoeconomies

Furtherfield, McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NQ
17 October – 22 November 2015.  Private View 16 October 2015

Facecoin by Rob Myers.  Image courtesy of Furtherfield

Facecoin by Rob Myers. Image: Furtherfield


The Human Face Of Cryptoeconomies is the first in a series of exhibitions to comprise Furtherfield’s Art Data Money series. The focus of the exhibition is to consider how value systems, production values and societal constructs (for instance ownership or collection) could change in the age of the blockchain. Contributing artists include Sarah T Gold, Jennifer Lyn Morone, Rob Myers, The Museum of Contemporary Commodities (MoCC) andSedition artist Shu Lea Cheang, who imagines a world whose social currency is garlic. A series of interactive labs run alongside the exhibition.

View Shu Lea Cheang’s Data Hack collection featuring three netart pieces on Sedition.


The Liquid Archive

Banner Repeater, Hackney Downs Network Rail, Platform 1 Dalston Ln, London E8 1LA
Until 18 October 2015

The latest exhibition at Hackney Downs train station’s resident gallery Banner Repeater examines the impact of digital image reproduction techniques on art and art exhibitions. How do new methods of image capture relate to, or impact on, the collective story of art? What does the widespread usage of new media imply for the future of the exhibition space?


Serpentine Transformation Marathon

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2AR : 17 October 2015, 10am-10pm 18 October 2015, midnight – noon

For the tenth year of the Serpentine Gallery’s Marathon series the gallery presents Transformation Marathon, which takes place at the Sackler Gallery, with live streaming on Youtube, on 17 October and is broadcast online from midnight on 18 October. This year’s marathon is concerned with strategies for enacting change in the digital age and invites to the stage contemporary theorists, researchers and practitioners whose work addresses different kinds of societal/political/cultural shift.

PART 1: Sedition Frieze Guide 2015: What To See During Frieze Week

Frieze Art Fair is one of the biggest art events in London that happens annually in October. This year the fair runs from 14-18 October in London’s Regent’s Park and brings together work by a wide range of contemporary artists represented by galleries from around the world as the art world descends on the city. As well as a curated maze of artworks, Frieze will present Frieze Talks, a programme of talks dealing with the issues currently shaping the contemporary art industry; Frieze Masters, for the exchange and discussion of historical art; and Frieze Projects, a series of not-for-profit commissions. During Frieze week a number of Sedition artists present work during and alongside the week-long affair.  We’ve put together the Sedition guide to Frieze week to highlight some of our picks to some of the more interesting events and exhibitions exploring art and technology and how artists are using the digital to take apart and re-form the practices of contemporary culture and society.

PART 1: Sedition Artist Exhibitions During Frieze


Bill Viola, A Phrase from "Illumination" (2011), available on Sedition

A Phrase from “Illumination” (2011), available on Sedition


Boundary-pushing installation, video and sound artist Bill Viola has a history of using new media in incredible ways to explore facets of ‘human nature’ – fragility, transcendence and violence, while reflecting on how different media can frame such facets in new ways. Opening on 13 October, Blain|Southern and The Vinyl Factory present rarely seen historic works by Bill Viola, which shed light on his methodology and on how his career has unfolded. Thames and Hudson have also released a comprehensive, and beautiful tribute to Viola’s work. From October 10, Yorkshire Sculpture Park hosts the most extensive exhibition of works by Viola in the UK in 10 years including two new pieces.

View A Phrase From “Chris” by Bill Viola on Sedition.

Bill Viola, Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier), 1979
Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, W1S 1BP
13 October – 21 November 2015

Bill Viola, The Talking Drum
The Vinyl Factory Brewer Street Car Park, London, W1F 0LA
13 October – 7 November 2015

Bill Viola Solo Show
Lower Gallery and Chapel, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
10 October 2015 – 10 April 2016



Image courtesy of Victoria Miro

Represented by Victoria Miro, on 13 October Elmgreen & Dragset open their first solo exhibition at the gallery’s Mayfair location. The duo are known for their wry, playful redefinitions of conventional locations and scenarios; their work is both critically powerful and arrestingly almost-ordinary. The artists frequently comment on the museum/gallery format through their work; in Self Portraits they focus on the humble wall label, creating new contexts and identities for something often seen in galleries but given little cultural value.

View the digital edition of Power Structures by Elmgreen & Dragset on Sedition.

Elmgreen & Dragset, Self Portraits
Victoria Miro, 14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE
13 October – 7 November 2015


Lawrence Weiner, The Sky Moves, digital edition available on Sedition.

Lawrence Weiner, The Sky Moves, digital edition available on Sedition.


At Frieze Lisson Gallery’s (Booth B5), Lawrence Weiner will present works during the fair alongside artists including Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Richard Long as part of Lisson Gallery’s presence at Frieze. The highly influential artist, who looks upon language as a sculptural medium,  will exhibit a site-specific installation which connects to his concurrent show at Blenheim Palace.

View The Sky Moves by Lawrence Weiner on Sedition.

Lawrence Weiner Solo Exhibition
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
10 October – 20 December 2015


Image courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery

Image courtesy of Paul Stolper Gallery


For their collaborative exhibition at Paul Stolper Gallery, which opens just before Frieze week, Sedition artist Peter Saville and Anna Blessmann turn their focus to the signs placed in galleries in interim periods. In Course Of Arrangement 2005-15 displays and reframes collected examples of these often unnoticed signs and offers visitors the chance to collect them in a playful comment on what it means to collect art today.

View Peter Saville’s After Closer (Digital Edition) on Sedition.

In Course of Arrangement 2005-2015 Peter Saville and Anna Blessmann
Paul Stolper Gallery, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH
9 October – 21 November 2015


Guan Xiao, The Trip.  Available to view on Sedition

Guan Xiao, A Trip, digital edition, available on Sedition


Guan Xiao’s work focuses on the circulation of imagery over digital channels impacts on the construction of identity. She combines new and old cultural artefacts to create complex and multifaceted sculptures, videos and installations. Guan’s work will be exhibited by Antenna Space  (Booth H32), during Frieze London in parallel with an exhibition entitled Basic Logic showing at the gallery’s Shanghai location until 27 November.

View and purchase A Trip by Guan Xiao on Sedition.

Guan Xiao, Basic Logic
Antenna Space, 202, 50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai, China
9 October – 27 November 2015



'Electric Fountain', Tim Noble and Sue Webster, available on Sedition

‘Electric Fountain’, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, available on Sedition 


During Frieze week Sedition artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s collaboration with Japanese alt-rockers Bo Ningen, ‘HAIR’ will show at East London venue Red Gallery.  The event, running over two evenings, is  part of two-day live music and performance festival Inside Outside Underground, which Sue Webster co-curated with Anne McCloy in association with BEAT Magazine.  HAIR was notably shown in 2013 as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall.

Sue Webster says of the collaboration: “I first saw Bo Ningen by accident at the Shoreditch 1-2-3-4 festival back in 2010. I had never seen anything like it – four Japanese gentlemen with hair down to their knees who played guitars with their teeth, naturally I was mesmerised.”

“After interviewing them for the music paper BEAT, I spent the next few weeks plucking long black hairs from the back of my sofa…this induced Tim and I to make ‘hair portraits’ of each member of the band, which metamorphised itself perfectly into the idea of creating an animation made entirely from their HAIR”.

View Electric Fountain by Tim Noble and Sue Webster on Sedition.

Sue Webster Curates - HAIR
Inside Outside Underground: Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT
15 and 16 October 2015


‘Déjà Vu 1’ by Marion Tampon-Lajarriette. Available on Sedition

‘Déjà Vu 1’ by Marion Tampon-Lajarriette. Available on Sedition


Sedition artist Marion Tampon-Lajarriette is among artists presenting work in Q-Park’s SILENT MOVIES.  The annual event this year takes place in a circular car park on Cavendish Square and features work by over 100 artists as well as numerous artist talks.

View Déjà Vu 1 by Marion Tampon-Lajarriette on Sedition.

Q PARK, Level -3, Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PN
18-19 October 2015.  Private View 16 October 2015.  By Appointment.

Watch this space for Part 2 of the Sedition Frieze Guide coming soon!

Bill Viola Digital Editions On Sale At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Still from A Phrase From “Chris”, digital edition from Sedition

Still from A Phrase From “Chris”, digital edition from Sedition


Two digital editions by Bill Viola are available to purchase from Sedition alongside a major solo exhibition of the artist’s work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Opening on 10 October and showing in the Underground Gallery and the Chapel the exhibition is Viola’s largest solo show in the UK in a decade and features a new work, The Trial (2015). Viola’s work considers the fallibility and volatility of human nature and the relationship between human perception and the mechanisms of image-making through the use of installation, video and sound, frequently depicting moments of threshold and transcendence.

Sedition will be offering a number of digital editions of Viola’s work from the museum’s gift shop during the exhibition. The editions, including A Phrase From “Chris” (2011) and A Phrase From “Illumination” (2011) will be available as beautifully packaged gift cards. The gift cards contain a unique code, which can be redeemed on our website and directly added to your Vault on Sedition.


Image: Bill Viola, Mt Rainier coffee shop, WA, August 1979. Photo: Kira Perov


Viola is renowned as a pioneering video artist who creatively and reflectively explores new media techniques, their boundaries and their relationships with people through the production and display of his work. This explorative quality can be experienced first-hand in Blain|Southern and The Vinyl Factory’s upcoming presentation of rarely exhibited early-career works by the artist in two prominent London locations.

Moving Stillness (Mt Rainier), 1979 will be on display at Blain|Southern in London’s Mayfair from 13 October 2015. The multi-faceted installation, whose elements include projections and environmental recordings, brings together new media techniques of the late 1970s to monumental effect. It has been exhibited only once before at its inaugural showing in 1979.

At the same time, The Talking Drum, an immersive installation featuring two sound installations by Viola will be presented at The Vinyl Factory’s Brewer Street Car Park. A limited edition vinyl of recordings of performances by the artist from the 70s and 80s will be presented alongside the exhibition.

Visit Bill Viola’s artist profile page on Sedition for more information on his digital editions and click follow to receive the latest news and updates from the artist. To explore the full Sedition Curated collection, visit the Discover page.

Bill Viola’s exhibition opens from 10 October 2015 – 10 April 2016 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The Talking Drum opens from 13 October – 7 November 2015 at The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, W1F 0LA.

Moving Stillness (Mt Rainier), 1979 opens from 13 October to 21 November 2015 at Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1BP.

Sedition Exhibits Works In Pop-Up During London Design Festival

digital art at gallery 57

Works by Tracey Emin, Gordon Cheung and Lee Lee Nam at Gallery 57


From the 19-27th September 2015, Sedition exhibits a series of works at Gallery 57, a pop-up exhibition sponsored by Grosvenor property group on Pimlico Road. The exhibition is part of Designed in SW1, a local event held as part of the city-wide London Design Festival.

The exhibition, featuring works by Sedition artists, aims to create a conversation about screen-based digital artworks and to encourage residents and festival visitors to think about the role of devices in their homes.

During the exhibition, visitors can experience works by Gordon Cheung, Mark Titchner, Lee Lee Nam, Jenny Holzer, Tracey Emin and other leading contemporary artists. Visitors are invited to browse the Sedition artworks and immerse themselves in the world of digital art on headphones. Each of the works is available for purchase on site as a gift card.

Pimlico Road, located in London’s Belgravia district, is better known for its classic London style. The works in the exhibition displayed on Samsung screens add a modern edge to the neighbouring restaurants, market stalls and antique shops.


Gallery 57, Grosvenor London's pop-up gallery for the London Design Festival

Gallery 57, Grosvenor’s pop-up gallery for the London Design Festival


The concept of collecting contemporary art digitally is a relatively new one, but makes a logical link to Pimlico Road’s interior design leanings. In spaces like Gallery 57, we can explore ways in which artworks can be displayed in the home in the digital age. Exhibitions like this gives Sedition an opportunity to present digital works in a physical space, and to inspire visitors with an easy way to start and grow their digital art collection.

If you’re interested in collecting artworks to display on screens in your home, start your collection on Sedition today by visiting: (it’s free to join) and discover new artists and limited edition artworks released on a regular basis. Sedition offers digital videos and image stills from as low as £5 that can be displayed on any device through the browser, or using our free iPhone, Android and Samsung Smart TV apps. Purchase artworks as gifts for friends or relatives to share a new way of collecting contemporary art for your screens in the home.

Visit the exhibition on until Sunday, 27 September 2015 from 10am-5pm daily at 57 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8NE. Other festival events that explore digital living include Designing for Today’s Digital World with at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Family Rituals 2.0 at the Royal College of Art.


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 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:

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

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


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.


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.


2. On your computer or smart phone, go to 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: Discover a selection of Sedition gift cards. Order online for beautifully packaged delivery right to your door:

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)

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

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

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

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

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



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.

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

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


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.