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Sedition x Eyebeam Presents: The New Romantics Collection

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Ryan Whittier Hale, Shifting Landscape, digital edition, 2012

Sedition has partnered with Eyebeam, Art & Technology Centre in New York to present The New Romantics Collection. The collection includes exclusive artworks by artists in The New Romantics exhibition curated by Claudia Hart, Nicholas O’Brien, and Katie Torn that opens at Eyebeam from 17 April – 10 May 2014. The collection will launch on Sedition on 8th May 2014 and at the closing reception of the exhibition during Frieze New York.

The New Romantics is an exhibition and collection exploring the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism. By drawing equivalences between then and now, this exhibition identifies a critical precedent for artists today that are responding to their ever changing technological environment. Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists are similarly responding to the information revolution.

The New Romantics presents a unique selection of works by artists not based on formal similarities, but on expressive affinities. By employing a myriad of contemporary techniques – including digital fabrication, 3D simulation, software-based collage, video game engines, and peer to peer networking tools – the artists in the collection expose an underlying thread of individual expression that extends beyond mere tech-fetishism.

The New Romantics Collection includes work by artists: Tim Berresheim, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Sophie Kahn, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, Brenna Murphy and Katie Torn.

The closing reception will take place 8th May at 6-9pm at Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011.

Follow Eyebeam on Sedition to receive an invitation to the 24-hour online private view: seditionart.com/eyebeam

Digital Artworks In Your Hotel Room: citizenM Hotel Opens in Times Square New York

citizenM the boutique luxury hotel opens a new branch in Times Square, New York this month. The hotel has existing locations in Amsterdam, Glasgow and London, New York, Rotterdam and soon Paris and welcomes the ‘mobile citizens of the world’ to experience their uniquely designed space.

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Sedition is proud to present a curated selection of artworks that are available to display an enjoy on TVs and tablets in each of the hotel rooms. The citizenM Collection includes works by world renowned contemporary artists.

The works in the collection include:
Tracey Emin – I Promise To Love You
Bharti Kher – Symphony
Mark Titchner – Love & Work
Matt Collishaw – Burning Flower
Matt Pyke – Transfiguration
Tim Noble & Sue Webster – Electric Fountain
Mustafa Hulusi – Extasis
Angelo Plessas – Portrait 4
Doug Foster – Veil of Light

Watch an amusing love story animation by stop-motion filmmaker, PES to announce the opening of the hotel.

Visit citizenM located at Times Square, 218 West 50th Street, New York City, and enjoy works from Sedition right in the luxury of your hotel room.

Introducing The Sedition Point-Of-Sale: Take Home A Digital Edition From The Museum Gift Shop

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Sedition is proud to launch our first point-of-sale display to allow you to purchase digital editions of art directly from your museum gift shop. You can browse, discover and purchase an original digital artwork by a renowned contemporary artists from the shop to display and enjoy at home or on the go.

The first Sedition point-of-sale will be presented at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo in Norway Astrup for Elmgreen & Dragset’s exhibition Biography opening 21 March 2014. The exhibition features a wide selection of works including three digital editions Powerless Structures, Fig.101, Prada Marfa, The End Is Always Nearer, 2012 that are available exclusively on Sedition. The works by the artists are among a selection of 28 artworks from Sedition are to be available for purchase at our point-of-sale display in the museum’s gift shop. If you happen to be in Norway, don’t miss the exhibition on until 24 August 2014 and come find us in the gift shop.

How It Works

If you come across us in the museum gift shop, here’s what to do:

1. Browse and select an artwork from the point-of-sale display. Take the card with the artwork you would like to purchase to the till.

2. Once you have paid for your artwork, you will be given a Sedition gift card to redeem your work online.

3. Take your gift card home. Open your gift card and scratch the back to reveal the code.

4. On your computer or smart phone, go to seditionart.com/redeem. Log in if you already have an account or sign up to create an account. You will need an account to redeem your artwork. Enter the code on the back of your card on the redeem page and click ‘Redeem’.

5. Go to your Vault to view your new artwork. Enjoy 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.

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Sedition Donates Five Artworks To The Terrence Higgins Trust

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Sedition will be donating five limited edition artworks by leading contemporary artists for the Terrence Higgins Trust – The Auction 2014 that will take place 12 March at Christie’s in London. The works will be included in their ‘Box of Delights’ luxury raffle including works by AES+F, Jenny Holzer, Mat Collishaw, Lawrence Weiner, and Matt Pyke.

The Auction is an annual gala event organised to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust. Works by notable artists will be auctioned at the event including works by Julian Opie, Anish Kapoor, Russell Young, Tracey Emin, David Bailey, amongst others. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Terrence Higgins Trust, an organisation that supports people living with HIV and promoting good sexual health. Tickets for event are available on their website.

Updated: 14 March 2014

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New Sedition Apps for iOS & Android

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We’re excited to launch major new updates for our iOS  (version 6.0) and Android (version 3.0) apps. The new app provides access to an unparalleled world of art at your fingertips. Discover art, artists, share, purchase and enjoy limited editions created in digital media by the world’s greatest contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Yoko Ono, Bill Viola, Aaron Koblin, Casey Reas and many more.

The Sedition app is available for free on the iTunes and Google Play stores and it allows members to explore artworks in still and moving image formats, view edition sizes and price and add artworks to the collector’s Vault. Once purchased, the collector obtains a certificate of authenticity with the edition number and the artist signature. The Vault feature allows downloads of the artworks onto your device for offline play and it also enables collectors to curate their own playlists as art exhibitions to be enjoyed at home or on the go.

Key Features:
- Discover the latest art editions added to the Sedition Curated selection every month
- Browse weekly Featured artworks
- Explore the Sedition Curated artists

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- View artwork details and purchase your own editions
- Share artworks on Facebook and Twitter

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- Explore artists profiles with biographies and images

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- Manage your Vault
- Choose and download artworks to your device to view offline

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- View the artwork file size so you can optimise space on your device

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- Create and curate playlists and enjoy your art collection

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Download the new Sedition App now:

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Talk on Cross-Disciplinary Art at Gazelli Art House

Updated: 26 February 2014

Last night, Sedition participated on a panel on cross-disciplinary practices in art, design, science and industry. The panel explored the emergence of cross-disciplinary practices in education and in the museum sector and commercial art industry. There was a vibrant discussion on emerging practices and approaches of students and artists, and the impact of digital technology on collaborative practice where audiences also become creators. We continue to rely on categories in order to discuss practices, and there is a need to develop new terms for discussing contemporary transdisciplinary (rather than cross-disciplinary) work. Sedition is a reflection of the evolution of artistic practices to provide a platform for artists working in digital and new mediums to distribute their work beyond the traditional gallery space.

Pictured below are speakers: Alex Newson, curator at the Design Museum (left), Carolin Till, course director MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins (centre), and Rory Blain, director at Sedition (right).

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On 25 February, Sedition director Rory Blain will be speaking on a panel at Gazelli Art House in London’s Mayfair on Cross-disciplinary movement in arts: digital photography, video installation, sculpture, and textiles. The panel will be joined by Caroline Till, director, FranklinTill and course director MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins and Alex Newson, curator at the Design Museum. The talk will explore cross-disciplinary practices of artists today and through the work of artists Aziz+Cucher to provide a historical overview from traditional and contemporary mediums like sculpture and digital art, and branching out to the work of fashion institutes to emerging technologies like 3D printing. The talk coincides with the exhibition Empress of the Sun featuring works by Aziz + Cucher currently on at the gallery until 7 March.

Gazelli Art House is a commercial gallery that invites individuals to engage with Contemporary art on a deeper level through bespoke events – building on dialogues and relationships between artist, writers, specialists, students, and novices through exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours.

Join us on:
25 February 2014
Gazelli Art House
39 Dover Street, London W1S 4NN
18:00 – 20:00

RSVP: rsvp@gazelliarthouse.com

For more information visit: http://www.gazelliarthouse.com/uk/event/6

Digital Analogy Exhibition & Encounter, MAC Bogotá

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Digital Analogy is an exhibition that addresses computer code from an artistic approach. The artists participating stand out as pioneers who have influenced the creation of current interactive interfaces. They are some of the pioneers of Electronic and New Media Art, as understood today.

The exhibition explores the artistic, social and scientific discourses in an effort to understand the evolution of New Media Art. Looking at the different approaches the curator seeks to comprehend some of the philosophical and technological evolutions brought to the arts. Amongst the artists featured there are works by British Professor Roy Ascott whose theories about “Telematics” influenced mobile communication. Other artists featured include Casey Reas, co-creator of the programming language processing.

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to enjoy an interactive layout with video installations, mapping projections and site-specific interventions. This initiative will give the public in Bogotá the opportunity to discover the outstanding works of the pioneers of New Media alongside an exhibition of artworks from the Sedition Curated collection including works by Matt Pyke, Jenny Holzer and Bill Viola. The exhibition will run from 8 – 28 February 2014 at MAC Bogotá in Colombia. For more information head over to the MAC website.

Invited artists:

Roy Ascott (UK), Artist and theorist
Charles Atlas (USA), Artist (dance, video and music)
Jorn Ebner (Germany), Digital drawings
Michael Kargl (Austria), Site-specific installations
David Peña, (CO) Artist
Alberto Lezaca, (CO) Artist and Lecturer
Carlos Franklin, (CO) Artist

Sedition artists:

Jake & Dinos Chapman (UK)
Mat Collishaw (UK)
Damien Hisrt (UK)
Doug Foster (UK)
Jenny Holzer (USA)
Ryoji Ikeda (JP)
Aaron Koblin (USA)
Tim Noble & Sue Webster (UK)
Angelo Plessas (IT)
Matt Pyke (UK)
Bill Viola (USA)
AES+F (RUS)
Casey Reas (USA)
Memo Akten (TK)

Sponsored by British Council Bogotá-Colombia and IFA
In partnership with Sedition
Curated by John Angel Rodriguez

Sedition at UNPAINTED, Germany’s First New Media Art Fair

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Munich’s newest art fair is dedicated exclusively to New Media Art and is the first fair in Germany that specialises in art produced using the latest technical innovations. “Media Art is the art of today, the art that people will remember in the future” as Annette Doms, Director of UNPAINTED points out. The fair marks another step for the media arts industry that continues developing at a fast pace.

Sedition will be showcasing a selection of artworks in the fair, look out for booth 62. Director Rory Blain will participate in a panel on the topic of OFFLINE/ONLINE, an investigation that was initiated at the OFFLINE ART: New2 exhibition at XPO last year.

Sunday, 19.01.2014, 13:00-14:00.
UNPAINTED talk, Postpalast
“OFFLINE/ONLINE” with Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris), Aram Bartholl (artist), Kim Asendorf
 (artist), Rory Blain (Sedition), Klaus vom Bruch (media art professor) / moderator: Florian Mueck

And if you can’t attend the fair, IKONO will stream the best artworks featured on the fair online:

UNPAINTED Night at IKONO.TV
18th January at 8pm GMT+1
To view head over to the IKONO Website.

The SEDITION programme AT UNPAINTED includes works from:

Casey Reas, 100% Gray Coverage
Rafael Rozendaal, Bauhaus
Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns
Memo Akten, Simple Harmonic Motion 8
Quayola, Natures 3
Mark Amerika, New Aesthetic TV

Read more about the fair, exhibitors and read the full programme on their website.

Design your own Sedition Party Playlist

This holiday season it’s the perfect time to curate your own digital art playlist using artworks in your Sedition Vault. With the Sedition playlist features, it’s even easier to pick and choose your favourite pieces and create playlist to fit the mood of any party.

There are several ways to display your art playlists:

1. SAMSUNG SMART TV.
Install the Sedition App on your Samsung Smart TV’s from the Samsung Smart Hub. Open the app and login to your Sedition account,  if you login for the first time you will have to pair your TV with you account following the instructions. Once the account is linked, go to playlist, select artworks and press play.

2. DESKTOP OR LAPTOP COMPUTER.
Connect your computer to any television using a HDMI cable. You can also connect your computer to a projector using a VGA cable. Create a Playlist from your Vault and play.

3. IPHONE & IPAD.
Connect your device to your television using Lightning Digital AV Adapter and HDMI cable. Download the Sedition app available in the iTunes store and create a playlist from the app Playlist feature.

4. APPLE TV. 
Your playlist can be wirelessly streamed from any iOS device connected to your Apple TV using Apple Airplay.

Once you have your device connected, to create a playlist using a Sedition app, start by simply browsing your collection of artworks in your Vault.

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Then select the ‘Playlist’ feature. This show’s you the current play-order of your artworks.

If you want to change the order in which your artworks play, simply drag and drop.

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The total run-time of you playlist is also displayed – making it easy to create a playlist to suit the length of your party.

Your playlist is now ready, don’t forget to turn the volume on.

Top 5 Highlights of 2013

We look forward to 2014 and a year ahead full of new artists and artworks and great exhibitions and events to be a part of. But first, let’s take a look back at the amazing year we’ve had.

Here are our top 5 moments of 2013:

1. TRACEY EMIN IN TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK

“All of my work is about emotion, it’s about feeling, it’s about subjection, it’s about witnessing; it’s personal. It isn’t cathartic but it really is a means for me to be able to express myself. It’s very old fashioned, very traditional.” – Tracey Emin

In February, Sedition launched Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You collection in celebration of Valentine’s Day, including six of her digital limited edition neon messages of love. Sedition travelled to New York with Tracey to present an impressive display of her collection in the heart Times Square as part of Time Square Alliance’s Midnight Moment.

2. MATT PYKE & SCIENCE MUSEUM

 

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“I’m interested in bringing life and empathy into digital art rather than keeping its cold, abstract, machine sensibility.” – Matt Pyke

British artist Matt Pyke presented his second artwork on Sedition titled Presence 2.1, derived from a new installation Presence that was produced in collaboration with the LA Dance Project. Presence was launched in a solo exhibition for the opening of The London Science Museum’s new Media Space in September. The entire work consists of 24 films created from six separate dance sequences – each with four variations. Pyke used motion-tracking technology to capture the dancer’s movements as they performed. The movements were then manipulated and abstracted into colourful animated forms that bring to life gestural expressions of the body through the tracing of choreographed movements. The exhibition, Universal Everything & You is on at the Science Museum until 7 February 2014. Watch out for a brand new edition from Matt Pyke in the new year.

3. MAT COLLISHAW & EDITION HOTELS

“Generally I make artworks for myself and the people who see them. (For Prosopopoeia) I’ve given a voice to the Hotel.” – Mat Collishaw

In September, Collishaw was commissioned by Edition HOTELS to create an exclusive digital edition for the opening of the new London EDITION hotel located in London’s Fitzrovia. The artwork titled Prosopopeia, was installed as a projection in the entrance in the week leading up to the opening.

Prosopopoeia represents an illuminated diamond slowly rotating before a black background. Within the diamond are reflections of flowers – many of them Collishaw’s beloved orchids – that glitter and break up into prisms. The flowers catch fire, burn up, drown in luscious leafy green only to reappear in another rotation of the precious stone. In addition to commissioning the new work, a collection of curated artworks from Sedition are available to view by guests in all of the rooms of the London EDITION.

4. RYOJI IKEDA & SEDITION TRADE

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Released in March, Ryoji Ikeda’s digital edition A Single Number That Has 124,761,600 Digits became the first artwork on Sedition to sell out all available editions. The work was also the first artwork to be made available for sale on the Sedition Trade platform launched in September. Sedition Trade has been a major development for the platform allowing collectors to resell editions and pursue other works for their personal collection.

 

5. LIU XIAODONG AT VENICE BIENNALE

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“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. Sometimes we blink to confront something anew, sometimes to avoid something, sometimes to implant it into our hearts. Blinking can also rearrange things in our field of vision, that that is merely a subjective fabrication.” – Liu Xiaodong

Liu Xiaodong is considered the leading “New Generation” figurative painter of contemporary Chinese Realism and one of China’s foremost artists. His large-scale oil paintings are rich in colour, spontaneous, and known for their expressive painterly style characterised by strong brush strokes. Liu Xiaodong’s digital edition Blinking was created from ten video segments from a documentary about his painting excursions over recent years. Sedition presented the work at an official satellite exhibition of the Venice Biennale 55th International Art Exhibition that took place from 1 June until 24 November 2013.

 

Sedition Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas

With our recently launched gifting features, a Sedition artwork makes a great present for art fans. With a range of artworks spanning many disciplines, you’re sure to find a digital edition to satisfy any art lover.

We’ve hand picked a selection of our most popular artworks to inspire you with your Christmas gifts.

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FESTIVE ARTWORKS
Portrait 2 / Angelo Plessas / £9
Little Match Seller / Liu Ye / £18
I Promise To Love You / Tracey Emin / £50
Bubble Dart / Ergin Cavusoglu / £20
Electric Fountain / Tim Noble and Sue Webster / £50
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You Touch My Soul / Tracey Emin / £50
Xyloidase / Damien Hirst / £13
Burning Flower / Mat Collishaw / £40
For Heaven’s Sake / Damien Hirst / £500
One Liner / Jenny Holzer / £47
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Forever / Tim Noble & Sue Webster / £25
Whispering Weeds / Mat Collishaw / £30
The Leopard / Isaac Julien / £8
Love and Work / Mark Titchner / £10
This Is My Favourite Little Bird / Tracey Emin / £50
SYMPHONY
ANIMATED PAINTINGS
Symphony / Bharti Kher / £18
HORSE: Flowers Blossom on a Horse / Lee Lee Nam / £19
Microbe / Jacco Oliver / £19
Perfect / Franceso Clemente / £63
Red Warship / Liu Ye / £13
TRANSFIGURATION
NEW MEDIA ARTWORKS
Transfiguration / Matt Pyke / £38
Syn_mod.1 / Ryoichi Kurokawa / £23
Flight Patterns / Aaron Koblin / £31
100% Gray Coverage / Casey Reas / £17
New Aesthetic TV / Mark Amerika / £17
Head on over to our website to explore the full collection of digital editions by the world’s most celebrated artists. And if you can’t decide which artworks to gift, why not treat somebody to a Sedition Gift Card?
Share your love of digital art this holiday season!

Introducing Sedition Gift

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Sedition Gift is a revolutionary new way to send and receive original digital artworks within moments with the click of a mouse.

Our new features make sharing art with friends, family and loved ones simple. Sedition’s digital editions are the perfect gift for forward-thinking art fans this holiday season.

Classics Not sure where to start? We’ve organised some of our popular artworks into categories to make it easy to select the right gift for your recipient.

With categories including Sedition Classics, New Media, Photography, Painting, Conceptual and Installation, it’s easy to choose what type you think will appeal to your recipient. Browse a selection of artworks in that category and pick the perfect gift.

If you’re looking for a special gift, why not send one of our artwork collections? What’s more, if you purchase a collection – whether as a gift or for yourself – you’ll receive a discount of up to 40%.

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If you can’t decide what artworks to gift, opt for one of the new Sedition Gift Cards. Available in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 (in GBP, EUR and USD), Gift Cards allow your recipient to pick their own favourite artworks. The perfect present for a burgeoning digital art collector!

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HOW TO SEND AND RECEIVE A SEDITION GIFT
Anyone can receive a digital artwork gift – all that is required is an email address.

1. Select artwork/s to gift and when prompted enter your recipients email address. If they aren’t already a member of Sedition, they will be able to set up an account upon receiving their gift.

2. Add a personal touch with your gift by including a special message along with your artwork. Gifts are delivered to inboxes instantly, however, if you would your present to arrive at a specific date and time, you can use the scheduling feature.

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3. All gifts will arrive via e-mail and you’ll receive a notification from Sedition when your gift has been opened.

4. Your recipient will be able to enjoy their artworks from their personal Vault, where they can create playlists and stream their art online. Sedition recommends using Chrome for optimised online streaming. For the best viewing experience, we recommend downloading the works for offline viewing via one of the free Sedition apps for iOS, Android or Samsung TV.

Sedition Gift has arrived just in time for the holiday season. Browse our catalogue to find the perfect gift for art fans in the digital age.

New Sedition Apps 5.4 for iOS 7 & Android 2.1

We’re delighted to present our latest app update, optimised both for Apple iOS 7 and Android devices. The new and improved Sedition Apps for iOS and Android make it easy for you to carry your own digital art collection with you wherever you may go. With a whole host of new features, being a digital art collector has never been more easy or fun. To get the new version of the app, go to the Apple App Store from your device and click Updates to get the latest version of the Sedition app. Please note this new version requires iOS 6 or later or Android 3.2, so if you haven’t updated your device, now is the time! The free Sedition Apps are available now from the iTunes App Store and from Google Play.

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If you own an earlier version of the Sedition App, visit the ‘Updates’ page on your device to download the latest features. Alternatively, if you are having problems updating, this can be troubleshooted by deleting the app and downloading again.

Features included in the update of our Sedition app:

Manage and download artworks from your Vault onto your device. Downloading artworks will improve the playing experience as the artworks will play directly from your device. If you choose not to download your artworks, you can also stream using your internet connexion. Since your connexion can be unstable, we strongly recommend you download all your artworks onto your device.
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Pick and choose from purchased artworks in your Vault to create a Playlist.
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See the total time of your Playlist. Access profiles to learn more about artists and their artworks. photo (7)

Instantly share artworks with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or by web link. Access your digital certificate of authenticity.
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Get your new Sedition app now:

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Sedition at Contemporary Istanbul Plug-in Media Art Fair

This month Sedition participated in Contemporary Istanbul that took place from 7-10th November as part of the Plug-in Media Art Fair, a new section of the fair dedicated to digital and media art. On November 9th, Sedition director Rory Blain spoke on a panel discussing The New Art Collector with Jack Pam, director of ikono.tv and Suzana Diamond from Artsy, moderated by Plug-in Media Art Fair’s director, Ceren Arkman. The panel explored the new generation collectors and new ways of acquiring artworks in the digital age. Sedition presented a collection of works at the fair including works by Jenny Holzer, Mustafa Hulusi, Mat Collishaw, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, amongst others. Find out more about the works presented at the fair on our page on Artsy, the official online sponsor of the fair and read an interview with Rory in the Istanbul Contemporary Etc magazine. We look forward to also participating in the UNPAINTED Media Art Fair in Munich in January 2014.

Sedition Turns 2!

Sedition is excited to celebrate its 2nd anniversary! It has been two years since we set on this journey to offer artists an online ecosystem to bring their works closer to art lovers in the digital age. Breaking preconceptions, Sedition has seen several of the world’s most celebrated artists joining the platform and supporting this innovative concept. Today, we are proud and humbled by the support we have received and we’d like to take a moment to thank all our artists, collectors, members and partners for a fantastic two years. We have come a long way with the release of outstanding new artists and artworks, the development of key product features and apps, and major presentations of works from Sedition artists in international exhibitions and events.

Let us share a few highlights from the last 24 months:

OCTOBER 2012

A brand new Sedition app for Samsung Smart TV App launched allowing Samsung Smart TV owners the chance to buy, collect and display limited edition art for their home. The app was showcased at the WIRED 2012 conference.

DECEMBER 2012

The first-ever first-ever Sedition Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery as part of the WIRED Pop-Up Store featuring works on Samsung Smart TVs in Quadrant Arcade on Regent Street in London. Sedition was featured alongside other innovative start-ups occupying the different shop fronts in the arcade.

FEBRUARY 2013

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In February, we launched Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You Collection in celebration of Valentine’s Day. We travelled to New York to present an impressive display of Emin’s collection for the entire month in the heart Times Square as part of Time Square Alliance’s Midnight Moment. It was the largest public display of Tracey Emin’s work in the US to date.

JUNE 2013

The Sedition Open Platform launched, enabling all artists for the first time to submit and sell artworks on Sedition. At the same time, we were also the official partner of EYEO Festival in Minneapolis – the leading festival that brings together artists, creative coders, data visualizers, and open source instigators to encourage a new generation of digital artists to distribute their work on Sedition through the Open Platform.

This month, we also presented Liu Xiaodong’s digital edition Blinking at a satellite exhibition of the Venice Biennale 55th International Art Exhibition.

SEPTEMBER 2013

In September, we launched our newly designed Android app to optimise the experience of your Sedition artworks on mobile and tablet devices.

In the same month, we presented a new digital edition; Presence 2.1 by Matt Pyke as part of his exhibition Universal Everything & You at the Science Museum’s brand new Media Space.

We also presented a 90-minute curated programme as part of the ikono On Air Festival, the first ever arts festival exclusively broadcasted on TV and live stream.

OCTOBER 2013

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We partnered with Edition HOTELS for the opening of The London EDITION hotel to create a stunning new digital edition by Mat Collishaw titled Prosopopoeia. This piece was offered exclusively for their members and was displayed as an installation the week before the opening of the Hotel. A collection of Sedition artworks continues to be available for guests to enjoy right in their hotel rooms.

Sedition Trade was born, allowing collectors to re-sell sold-out artworks at any named price. We also saw Ryoji Ikeda’s A Single Number That Has 124,761,600 Digits become the first artwork on Sedition to sell out all of its digital editions.

We partnered with Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music to release a special edition by artist Bob & Roberta Smith for the magazine’s fifth year anniversary. The edition Art Makes Children Powerful was featured on the cover of the magazine’s Autumn 2013 issue.

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NOVEMBER 2013

Sedition participated in the Contemporary Istanbul Plug-in Media Art Fair. Our director Rory Blain spoke on a panel on The New Art Collector with Jack Pam, director of ikono.tv and Suzana Diamond from Artsy.

2013 also offered us two accolades including becoming an official honoree at the 2013 Webby Awards and receiving a Silver Award in the Art category at the Lovie Awards, which recognises the most innovated websites in Europe.

It’s been a jam-packed 2 years and we look forward to even more exciting projects and events in the upcoming months. We would like extend a sincere THANK YOU for all your support in our shared journey in creating the most exciting platform for collecting and selling digital art today. We could not have done this without you!

Sedition App for Android Devices

The Sedition app for Android devices is the latest way for Sedition collectors to enjoy their artworks at home, in the office or on the move. The app is available for free from the Google Play Store.

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Discover a new world of art and artists at your fingertips. View and enjoy limited edition artworks tailor-made for your screens and devices. Login to the Sedition website at www.seditionart.com to purchase artworks and connect to your Android app to enjoy your personal art collection on your device anytime, anywhere.

KEY FEATURES:

- Connect to your Sedition collector account

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- Manage your Vault containing your purchased artworks

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The beauty of the “unfinished” Captives by Quayola

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Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture series Prigioni (1513-1534) was an early reference point for Quayola’s new exhibition Captives, which see’s him recreate his own unfinished sculptures in both traditional and digital format.

The central theme of Captives is Michelangelo’s “non-finito” technique – the act of not finishing something. This is presented as a digital manifestation of large scale sculptures and digital video works.

The sculptural works were created using advanced robotic technology – a fascinating presentation of the binary between new and traditional sculpture. After being programmed with up to 1.2 million intricate lines of data instructions, robots then milled the sculptures using custom built software commands.

 

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The video artwork on display in conjunction with the physical works offers insight into the creation process of the sculptures. Exposing the intricate robotics and creative software procedures used to create the sculptures, Captives highlights the increasing economic viability of using robotics in artistic practice rather than just for industrial purposes.

As an exhibition defined by mathematical functions and processes, Captives offers a digitally sophisticated, contemporary homage to Michelangelo and sculpture as one of the earliest forms of art.

The exhibition marks Quayola’s first foray in producing physical pieces as opposed to screen based artwork. On Sedition, Quayola integrates dramatically lit plants with computer-generated material that explores the ambiguity of realism in the digital realm for his Natures Collection.

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Captives is currently exhibiting at MU Strijp Gallery in Eindhoven until 22nd December 2013.

Sedition takes a Silver Lovie Award.

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2013 is proving to be a year full of exciting surprises. In April, Sedition became an official honoree at the 2013 Webby Awards by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Today, we are thrilled to announce that Sedition has been recognised as one of the most innovative art websites in Europe by the Lovie Awards and was awarded a Silver Award in the Art category. Other websites in this category included Red Bull Collective Arts and the Art Council England & BBC’s on-demand art website The Space.

Now in its third year, The Lovie Awards continues to champion digital creativity across Europe; choosing the best websites from a number of different fields including art, advertising, and social media. The awards are presented and judged by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; a body of leading business figures, web experts, luminaries, creative celebrities and internet professionals. The Lovie Awards are named after Ada Lovelace who is often noted as the world’s very first computer programmer. Notes Lovelace made on early computer systems are said to have contained the first algorithms to ever be processed by a computer.

We would like to dedicate this award to EVERY SEDITION MEMBER who has supported Sedition and its innovative concept to bring great art in digital format to any screen and device.

THANK YOU!

Own an edition of Mat Collishaw’s Prosopopoeia with EDITION Hotels

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Sedition recently joined forces with EDITION Hotels to bring you the very best of Frieze London 2013. Over on the EDITION Hotels Facebook page you can look back at our Frieze highlights and see an exclusive interview with Sedition director Rory Blain.

Frieze Week may be over, but fans of Sedition and EDITION Hotels still have the chance to own their very own digital edition of Mat Collishaw’s Prosopopeia. The stunning 5 minute piece was commissioned by EDITION Hotels and was installed at the launch event of the new London EDITION, we have a nice video of the installation. Prosopopeia was offered as a gift to a select group of hotel guests and is not otherwise available to purchase. But we have great news for you, for a limited time only, EDITION Hotels offer you the chance to you can obtain your free edition by visiting the Sedition tab on the EDITION Hotels Facebook page.

HERE IS HOW TO CLAIM YOUR DIGITAL EDITION

1. Visit the EDITION Hotel’s Facebook Page, ’Like’ the page and click on “Claim Here”.

2. Click the link to take you to the Sedition website. Click the “Collect Your Artwork” button and sign up or join Sedition using your email address or Facebook.

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3. Once you have logged in you instantly receive the edition transferred to your Sedition account. You are now the owner of a unique digital art edition by Mat Collishaw and you can see the edition number you own.

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4. To view your artwork, click ‘View In Vault’. Your Vault is the central hub where all your artworks are stored. From there you can play the artwork in full screen or you can download a low resolution image to use as a wallpaper or send the image to your device to set as wallpaper.

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5. Display your stunning 5 minute artwork on any of your devices: computer, tablet, smartphone or stream via projector onto your wall and connect the audio to a sound system. If you play the work directly from your Vault, make sure you have a stable internet connection. You can also download one of the free Sedition apps for iOS, Android or Samsung.

Remember that Sedition stores your artworks securely on your Vault and  you can access them anytime and from anywhere using your Sedition account. For more information about digital art collecting with Sedition, visit our dedicated “How It Works” page or leave a comment.

Off-Frieze, an alternative guide to art events alongside Frieze Art Fair 2013

It’s that time of year again. Frieze Week sees the world’s most esteemed galleries, artists and collectors congregate in London for a week-long celebration of contemporary art. At the heart of this celebration is the famous Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park which showcases over 170 leading contemporary art galleries from around the globe. Frieze Masters is also returning for its second year, with a dedicated programme honouring pre-21st Century artworks.

Sedition has partnered with EDITION Hotels to bring you our guide to Frieze London 2013. During the next few days you will find our recommendations over on the EDITION Hotels Facebook Page.

But there’s also a plethora of art to be seen outside of the confines of Regent’s Park. London is awash with private views, workshops, talks, parties and gallery openings during Frieze Week. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our top off-Frieze picks on our blog – for adventurous art goers in the capital this week.

WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER 2013

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Candy: Damien Hirst & Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Blain Southern Gallery

4 Hanover Square

London

W1S 1BP

16th October – 30th November

Candy  opens at Blain Southern, featuring the works of celebrated artists Damien Hirst and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This is the first time Hirst’s Visual Candy paintings have been presented together exclusively. They will be displayed alongside one of Gonzalez-Torres Candy Spill works – visitors of the exhibition will be encouraged to interact with the piece by touching – or even consuming – the candy on display.

More info: Candy at Blain Southern

THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER 2013

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Moving Image

Oxo Tower Wharf

Bargehouse Street

London

SE1 9PH

17th October – 20th October

Moving Image is London’s first contemporary video art fair, dedicated to the medium of the moving image. Bringing together artists from all across the globe, the fair showcases the best emerging talent in video art. Exhibitors include established artists, commercial galleries and non-profit organisations. Our favourite installation is the International #Selfie Portrait Gallery which sees a host of artists poke fun at the pop cultural phenomenon that is the ‘selfie’ (the act of taking a photo of oneself to post online).

Thursday 17th between 6pm-8pm will see Bring your Own Beamer (or BYOB for short) return to London as part of Moving Image. BYOB is an international movement initiated by Sedition artist Rafael Rozendaal. Moving image artists – professionals and amateurs alike – are encouraged to bring their own projection equipment and simultaneously screen their works alongside their peers. The result is a unique collaborative project that has taken place in over 40 international cities.

More info: Moving Image and Bring Your Own Beamer

 

The Vinyl Factory Presents: Dinos Chapman (Live)

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77A Charterhouse St

London

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Dinos Chapman’s first audio-visual show at Sonar in Barcelona was an unbridled hit. Now the artist and producer is bringing his new show ‘Luftbobler’ to London’s famous Fabric nightclub. A triptych of screens will present a series of short films which will be accompanied by an experimental electronic soundtrack to create a consuming, eerie and exhilarating ambiance. You can listen to one of the tracks from Dinos Chapman’s new EP ‘LUV2H8’ here.

More Info: Fabric

Post-Net Aesthetics

12 Carlton House Terrace

Charing Cross

London

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This event is a part of the ICA’s off-site season. Deliberating the notion of ‘post-internet’ as a discourse in the realms of contemporary art practice, this event brings together a host of notable figures from new media, art and academia to discuss. The panel will tackle questions such as whether post-internet art is in ‘vogue’ and what the future holds for its practitioners.

The event and panel has been curated in conjunction with Rhizome. Tickets have sold out – whilst there may be returns on the door, the event will be able to stream live online.

More info: Post-Net Aesthetics

FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2013

 89Plus Marathon

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Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens,

London

W2 3XA

 18th – 19th October 2013

The 89Plus Marathon hosted by The Serpentine Gallery is a two-day event bringing together the greatest minds of practitioners born during or after 1989. The goal of 89Plus is to give a platform for a younger generation of thinkers who have yet to have their voices heard. Merging the art, architecture, music, activism, science, and technology fields – this multi-disciplinary event will explore the socio-political questions and challenges that these industries face.

More info: 89Plus at The Serpentine Gallery

SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER 2013

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Collecting Art in the Age of Digital Technology

ICA off-site at The Old Selfridges Hotel

1 Orchard Street

W1H 6HQ

12:30pm

Another event from the Institute of Contemporary Art’s ‘off-site’ season, the organisation have instigated a meeting of minds to discuss the ever evolving role of the art collector in the digital age. With the rise of online auctions and digital art facilitators like Sedition, the topic is becoming increasingly relevant in the wider art world. Speakers include Rhizome’s Executive Director Heather Corcoran, art advisors Sabrina Buell, gallerist Jonathon Carroll, and Thomas Balgraith from Paddle8. Tickets are free but seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

More info: ICA Presents: Collecting Art in the Age of Digital Technology

 

Do it, England: The Hamlet Doctrine

Tate Modern

Bankside

London

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The Hamlet Doctrine is a critical re-examination of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – reading the drama alongside writers, philosophers and psychoanalysts – Schmitt, Benjamin, Freud, Lacan, Nietzsche, Melville, and Joyce – to claim Shakespeare as a modernist precursor, providing a language for articulating contradiction and transformation. The event is hosted by Jamieson Webster, Simon Critchley, and Tom McCarthy and promises to leave audiences with a deeper understanding of  politics of the era and the exigencies of desire.

More Info: Tate Modern

 

SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2013

The Other Art Fair

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The Old Truman Brewery

Brick Lane

London

E1 6QL

17th October – 20th October 2o13

Artists represented by leading commercial galleries account for less than 1% of working artists. The Other Art Fair recognises this as a stumbling block for many creatives and as a result, over 100 of the most talented – yet unrepresented – contemporary artists are invited to exhibit each year. Unlike major art fairs like Frieze, The Other Art Fair champions new and emerging artists and galleries, meaning visitors get a look at the very zeitgeist of the London art scene. It’s also great news for burgeoning-collectors as artworks tend to be much more favourably priced.

More info: The Other Art Fair

 

Bob & Roberta Smith creates special edition for Saatchi Gallery Magazine’s Fifth Year Anniversary

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We recently partnered with the Saatchi Gallery Magazine Art & Music to present a special digital limited edition by Bob & Roberta Smith, celebrating the publication’s five-year anniversary. The artist created  Art Makes Children Powerful, a limited edition animated artwork that  features on the cover of Saatchi Gallery Magazine’s Autumn 2013 issue. The  digital edition is available for purchase exclusively on Sedition in an edition of 300.

The Autumn issue was launched last September in Hackney Wick as part of Water Music, an event organised by Floating Cinema, The Canal Project and Number 90. During the opening, visitors enjoyed a day of workshops, screenings, art and music.

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Art Makes Children Powerful is based on a 2012 work consisting of sign-writer’s paint on board. It is also the title of Smith’s first solo exhibition in Ireland, organised as part of the 40th Kilkenny Arts Festival. Art Makes Children Powerful is not only a slogan that errs toward political cliché, it is also a call for activism and consciousness against the political establishment; an appeal for political action regarding an issue about which Smith feels passionately. Through his solo exhibition, Smith challenged established values and questioned respected authorities. Watch an interview with the artist discussing one of his installations:

Bob & Roberta Smith (b. 1963, London) is famous for his political, often humorous, and empowering artworks. Smith graduated with an MFA from Goldsmith College, London, in 1993 and shortly thereafter chose his pseudonym, which references his sister Roberta with whom he collaborated creatively in the early years. Bob and Roberta Smith have had numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions including at the Hayward Gallery, London; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Pierogi, New York; and Galleria Carboneto, Torino. View his digital edition Art Makes Children Powerful on Sedition or read more on the Saatchi Gallery Magazine website.

In the studio: Interview with Ergin Çavuşoğlu discussing his work inspired by Marcel Duchamp

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Following his recent launch on Sedition, we caught up with Ergin Çavuşoğlu who talked us through his latest artworks, his interest in Marcel Duchamp, and his meticulous creative process.

Could you tell us a little more about the pieces you have created for Sedition?

I created specifically for Sedition three video pieces entitled One Hundred Thousand Balls, Joker Shuffle and Bubble Dart, all (2013). All three works convey ideas influenced by and comment on Marcel Duchamp’s ironic certificate called the Monte Carlo Bond or Obligation pour la Roulette de Monte Carlo, which he issued in 1924. For instance One Hundred Thousand Balls reflects on the Company Statutes document, which Duchamp used to advisedly legitimise his illicit bonds. Bubble Dart on the other hand substitutes with a dartboard the roulette wheel onto which his photograph taken by Man Ray is superimposed, thus making him a target. Moreover Joker Shuffle visually and contextually interprets his portrait with hair covered in foam and shaped into pointed horns, and so on and so forth.

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Ergin Çavuşoğlu’s studio in Camden, London

Can you tell us about your creative process when approaching making new works?

My approach to art making is that it is foremost a scholarly activity and my creative process frequently involves distilling complex visual and textual information and contextual materials that all somehow have hypothetical relevance to the perceived systems of art. Interestingly the visual manifestation of an artwork is the last element I consider in the course of developing an idea. For example this particular body of works begun a while ago with a concept, which I will outline below in the very abstract and incoherent format entered in my notebook:

“Artists indexed market value of currencies. Each country will be rated according to the calibre of artists it produces and their place in the stock market. Rather elitist results predicted. Artists determined market value is the only real value as it is abstract and unsolicited…” (20 August 2012)

Another statement I wrote in my notebook on 17 June 2012 declares that:

“The most creative times are when you are not making artworks, but thinking about them. The making of art devoids of creativity.”

In an essence I first map out and test the concept, content, and context of the project over a prolonged period before I launch into making. Although I am better known for the large-scale spatial video installations, my practice is grounded in classical understanding of art, both in the making and the thinking. Therefore I will approach each concept with the medium it necessitates rather then being driven by so called signature style and medium specificity.

What inspired you to use Duchamp’s Monte Carlo Bond as a reference point for your digital editions on Sedition?

Possibly the most important aspect of Duchamp’s practice for me is the layering of contexts and the engagement with the intellectual rather then the visual. It is that extra depth and complexity in his work I find very rewarding. Moreover in the Monte Carlo Bond he questioned the actual system of art, and in the process helped establishing the current modes of art production, distribution and consumption, which is also curiously related to aspects of the digital format of dissemination employed by Sedition.

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How do the works contribute to your wider practice and ideas explored in your work?

The themes explored in these pieces are very much intrinsic to broader ideas I am currently developing for a large narrative video installation piece. In that sense the films are both part of a larger body of works, but moreover of interrelated systems of creative thinking.

What interests you about distributing your work digitally?

The de-materialisation of the images in the process of digitisation allows the viewer to test the conceptual and contextual parameters of the artwork without the guidance and the tools employed by the traditional art establishments. It is certainly more democratic, but at the same time challenging. The work of art has to compete with an array of visually complex high and low production imagery available across various digital media platforms that are inextricably generative and occupy a large chunk of our everyday interactions and communications with the outside world. I quite like the idea of positioning art within these very competitive and fast-paced domains of popular culture.

What are your favorite artworks on Sedition?

I like works that are intellectually challenging and multifaceted. Works that offer not just visual, or retinal complexity and satisfaction, but also generate an intellectual thought and discourse and thus threading a connectedness to established art forms from past and present.

What are your current projects and exhibitions? What are your plans for the upcoming months?

In the last two years I have been developing a project entitled Desire Lines -Tarot and Chess, which will consist of a large-scale three channel video and sound installation, sculptures, paintings and anamorphic drawings. The work was commissioned by Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp in partnership with Witte de With, Rotterdam, FLACC and 0090 Festival, Belgium and more recently Focal Point, Southend-on-Sea. The final piece will manifest itself next year in a series of large-scale solo exhibitions, site-specific works and process driven projects across the different venues. Desire Lines – Tarot and Chess examines the convergence of destiny and chance, and the disjunction and dissonance that takes place when juxtaposed with notions of the logical, categorical and rational, and which will be broadly positioned in the realms of the speak-able and the visible, or the literary and the pictorial.

The installation will consist of three distinct elements. The conceptual framework is based on the tarot and the game of chess, with references to their depictions in literature. The Tarot section takes its cue from Italo Calvino’s book ‘The Castle of Crossed Destinies’ (1973), whereas Chess remotely reflects on elements from Vladimir Nabokov’s book ‘The Luzhin Defence’ (1930). Calvino’s book portrays an encounter of travelers who tell their adventures (or whose adventures are told for them) using tarot cards instead of words. The interpretations of the cards in the book allude to classic tales such as Faust, Oedipus, and Shakespearian narratives such as Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. The third component of the installation will be a scene that depicts a poetry-reading event. This scene will act as a catalyst that will attempt to arbitrate between the Tarot and Chess elements. The poems will be commissioned specifically for the project under the theme of Desire Lines. They are broadly paths of will that represent the search for the shortest navigational route between an origin and destination. Structurally the work will attempt to entwine and present a series of moral and philosophical tales in the tangible format of theatrical performance.

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Ergin Çavuşoğlu’s One Hundred Thousand Balls, Joker Shuffle and Bubble Dart are available exclusively on Sedition.

Collectors can take advantage of a 10% discount when purchasing the entire Ergin Çavuşoğlu Collection.

Universal Everything & You: Drawing In Motion

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Sedition artist Matt Pyke is the founder and creative director of Universal Everything; a digital technology collective famed for their interactive and immersive art installations. Their latest project sees them take residency in the new Media Space of London’s Science Museum for Universal Everything & You.

The exhibition is comprised of two installations: Presence, an exploration in movement of the human body and 1000 Hands, a user-generated, interactive artwork.

Presence is presented on four individual screens – each showcasing a different human body and its response to music ranging in intensity. Created in conjunction with the LA Dance Project, the movement of the dancers was recorded using state of the art motion capture technology. ‘Digital costumes’ were then layered with these moments to create a visually intriguing piece that highlights the fluidity of movement and the human body. The work is accompanied by music composed by Pyke’s brother.

1000 Hands lies in the heart of Media Space. Inspired by the simplicity of the drawn line, Universal Everything devised an interactive app that allows visitors of the exhibition to create their own micro-artworks that become part of the installation. Download the free app to submit your own piece for the exhibition here: Google Play / iTunes.

Fans of Universal Everything’s new exhibition at the Science Museum will be able to take home a piece of the artwork. Presence 2.1 is available to buy as an audio-visual artwork exclusively on Sedition as a limited digital edition of 300.

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Ryoichi Kurokawa’s syn_, a new audiovisual concert experience

Japanese audiovisual pioneer Ryoichi Kurokawa is bringing his concert ‘Syn_’ to London’s iconic BFI Southbank this Thursday 26th September 2013. The concert will showcase Kurokawa’s definitive mixed-media style; bringing together the elements of video and sound together to create a multi-sensory experience. Syn_ will feature clouds of sound that will pulsate in conjunction to video that will be projected on two dual screens. The event has been curated by art and technology organisation Alpha-ville.

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(Kurokawa live at Todays Art, photo by Ed Jansen)

Due to overwhelming public demand, tickets for the event are no longer available. However to coincide with the UK premiere of Syn_, Ryoichi Kurokawa will be releasing a brand new artwork exclusively on Sedition: ‘Syn_mod.1″. The artwork is akin to the cinematic stylings sought by avant-garde directors such as Paul Klee and Vassily Kandinsky. Watch the video trailer below.

Followers of Ryoichi Kurokawa on Seditionart.com will have exclusive access to view and buy ‘Syn_mod.1′ via our new Online Private View feature opening 24 hours before the public release. The artwork will go on general sale on Sedition from Thursday 26 September.

Video of Prosopopoeia Installed at The London Edition

Sedition partnered with EDITION Hotels for the opening of The London EDITION Hotel. In celebration of the opening on September 12th, British artist Mat Collishaw was commissioned by EDITION Hotels to create an exclusive digital limited edition available only on Sedition. The artwork was installed as a projection in the entrance in the week leading up to the opening. Watch a video of the installation below.

Prosopopoeia represents an illuminated diamond slowly rotating before a black background. Within the diamond are reflections of flowers – many of them Collishaw’s beloved orchids – that glitter and break up into prisms. The flowers catch fire, burn up, drown in luscious leafy green only to reappear in another rotation of the precious stone.

The artwork is available exclusively on Sedition and is currently displayed at the London EDITION on all the 173 guest rooms alongside works by other Sedition artists.
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Video by Nye Williams.

Chalk, painting and poems, an interview with Idris Khan

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Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London
© Idris Kahn. Photography © Suki Dhanda

Birmingham-born artist Idris Khan is renowned for drawing inspiration from the history of art, philosophy and music. After Twombly…One Evening is a homage to late artist Cy Twombly and features Khan’s signature creating and erasing process. We took some time out with Idris Khan to find out more about After Twombly…One Evening, featured as Artwork Of The Week on Sedition, and his solo exhibition Beyond The Black at Victoria Miro Gallery opening 20 September – 9 November in London.

How did you find out about Sedition in first instance?

A friend and curator Adam Waymouth introduced me to Sedition. I loved the concept and then I found that several artist from Victoria Miro gallery had made work for the site.

What do you find most compelling about the digital medium?

It’s daunting and endless possibilities.

After Twombly… One Evening is featured as artwork of the week on Sedition. Could you share how you created this piece? Did you plan the work in digital format or did you transform it? 

When I make my photographs I always start with a digital camera, photographing marks that I make over and over again on a chalkboard. The original concept for the piece was to make a still image. In a way it’s a stop frame animation. The camera is set up in one place and then I write the poem on a chalkboard, photograph it and the rub it out and photograph that. The photographs were then brought into final cut and a short film was made from around 100 still photographs.

The work references the scribbled, calligraphic-style of American artist Cy Twombly. What inspires you most about Twombly’s work?

This work was actually inspired by Twombly’s photographs he took of his own pairings in his studio. He was quite passionate about photography and always documented different stages of his work in his studio. One photograph in particular was of four of his chalk paintings resting against each other and I loved the way the lines seem to leap from one painting to another. This gave me the idea to record every mark of a painting and bring them together with a thousand pictures.

Can you explain a little more about the barely legible poem that features in the piece?

It was a poem taken from a Twombly Painting about a wilting peony.

Your third solo exhibition Beyond the Black opens this month at Victoria Miro in London. What can visitors expect from the exhibition?

In the exhibition’s seven paintings and one large wall I use a mixture of black pigment, rabbit skin glue and slate dust to create an absorbent ground which I apply to aluminium panels or directly to the wall and then sand back to produce a smooth, slate-like surface. The paintings are intensely dark with a dense radial constellation of words creating an image that suggests a contained energy emanating from a central point.

Do you have any upcoming projects or exhibitions you can share with us after Beyond The Black

Yes. I’m have been asked to design the sets for a ballet by Wayne McGregor set to Max Richter’s version of The Four Seasons at the Zurich Opera House which opens in April next year.

Sedition is currently involved in setting up a number of digital exhibitions in contemporary museums – what are your thoughts on this trend in the future? 

It should happen more and more.

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Image by Michael Morris

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Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You collection on display at The Atkinson

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The Tracey Emin I Promise To Love You digital collection from Sedition is on display at The Atkinson galleries in Southport, UK in an exhibition titled Love Stories: Romance Obsession & Heartbreak. Emin’s collection features her notable neons which she has used as a consistent medium since the 1990’s. Pastel coloured light tubes, bent to mimic the artist’s handwriting, spell out illuminated thoughts and feelings: passions, love declarations, disappointments and fears, or simply insults. And the subject is always Emin herself: we read her disappointments, her desires, her experiences, her infatuation and her anger – her neon works are her written confession.

The Love Stories exhibition at The Atkinson explores the universal experience of love and loss in five stages: flirtation and courtship; the choice; marriage; obsession and betrayal; settled love. A broad spectrum of media is used to chart this journey, from traditional oil paintings to contemporary installations and moving image. The exhibition is on from 7 September until January 2014.

Sedition curates programme of contemporary art for ikono On Air Festival

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We are proud to announce a partnership with ikono, the media platform that displays and broadcasts visual arts. From 6-29th September ikono presents the ikono On Air Festival, the first ever arts festival exclusively broadcast on TV and on live stream.  The festival will present contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms from the last 40 years from established and emerging artists from all over the world. Sedition has been invited to curate a 90-minute programme for the festival that will be available on HDTV and online in over 30 countries.

Sedition’s curated programme includes works by the world’s leading contemporary artists including Yoko Ono, Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Lee Lee Nam and many others. Digital editions of the works can be purchased on Sedition and enjoyed in your home. Sedition’s programme will be aired Saturday, 7 September at 16:00 GMT. Click here to view the livestream.

If you are attending Ars Electronica, the world’s leading festival for arts, technology and society, from 5-9th September in Linz, Austria, don’t forget to visit the ikono.TV, Total Recall exhibition where they will be broadcasting the ikono festival programme live.

Sedition’s curated programme and order:

1. Yoko Ono, Painting To Shake Hands
2. Mustafa Hulusi, Extasis
3. Shepard Fairey, Mandala
4. Jenny Holzer, Sense
5. Matt Pyke, Transfiguration
6. Doug Foster, Veil of Light
7. Bill Viola, A Phrase from Chris (2011)
8. Tracey Emin, I Listen to the Ocean and All I Hear is You
9. Lee Lee Nam, Dreamscape 1
10. Liu Xiaodong, Blinking
11. Darren Almond, Track Record
12. Isaac Julien, Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves)
13. Jacco Olivier, Microbe
14. Mat Collishaw, The End of Innocence
15. Casey Reas, 100% Gray Coverage
16. Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns
17. Michael Joo, The Difference Between (Idiots and Angels)
18. Rafaël Rozendaal, Bauhaus
19. Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Forever
20. Quayola, Natures 2
21. AES+F, Reincarnation

 

Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang exhibition at London’s Furtherfield Gallery

Mark Amerika (b.1960) opens exhibition with fellow ‘net native’ artist Shu Lea Cheang at London’s Furtherfield Gallery on 31 August. Amerika is a US-based media artist, novelist and theorist who has been exploring the nature and possibilities of the internet and how virtual communication and reality interact with and affect everyday life since the early 1990s. He is known as a pioneer of virtual concepts, creativity, and communication – and the possibilities that all of the latter offer the individual in a postmodern world.

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8-Bit Heaven
, Mark Amerika, 2012

 Featured in the exhibition are three works from Amerika’s Museum of Glitch Aesthetic (MOGA) series: Lake Como Remix, The Comedy of Errors and 8-Bit Heaven. Museum of Glitch Aesthetic was originally commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices for the 2012 AND Festival.  These are shown alongside two pieces by Shu Lea Cheang.

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Lake Como Remix
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by Mark Amerika

Amerika has also launched two new digital editions on Sedition to coincide with the exhibition: #NewAesthetics TV (Extended Play Remix) from the MOGA series and Honolulu Hermes, two new works available exclusively on Sedition in editions of 300.

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#NewAesthetics TV (Extended Play Remix)
 by Mark Amerika

In his career, Amerika been named named a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator” in their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st Century. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece.

If you happen to be in London, don’t miss the exhibition that will be running until 20 October at Furtherfield Gallery – McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ. For more information visit the gallery website. 

Tracey Emin’s exclusive digital artwork raises funds for the NSPCC


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Tracey Emin’s exclusive digital limited edition on Sedition raises vital funds for the NSPCC – the UK’s leading children’s charity specialising in child protection.

For every digital edition sold of Tracey Emin’s This is My Favourite Little Bird, the full retail price (£50) will be donated to the NSPCC to support its post-abuse therapeutic services for vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

The artwork is a 1 minute 25 seconds digital animation featuring a tiny bird that recalls the cool-blue neon that Emin created in 2010 for the façade of London’s Foundling Museum. The image unfolds upon a gently-creased fabric, and it is as if we are encountering the invisible hand of the artist embroidering the outline of a bird perched on a leafy branch. The scene is punctuated by a rainbow of multi-coloured flowers that emerge above, while the work’s title is delineated in Tracey’s handwriting below.

Tracey Emin said: “I have always supported the NSPCC. The Sedition project was exciting and inventive. The Little Bird is one of my favourite images. A small fledgling. I was more than happy to donate this to the NSPCC.”

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Funds raised from sales of the digital limited edition will go towards the NSPCC’s Rebuilding Childhoods Appeal, created to help fund post-abuse therapy for children.

To view and purchase the work visit: http://www.seditionart.com/tracey_emin/this_is_my_favourite_little_bird

Collection of Digital Artworks from Sedition Featured in Installation Magazine

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Sedition has been featured in Issue 21 of Installation Magazine, the first all-digital contemporary art magazine for the iPad, iPhone and web. Read the article online or download the issue for free on your iPhone or iPad from the App Store.

The app version features a fragment of Transfiguration by Matt Pyke on the cover with a selection of work from Sedition including the latest artworks from Quayola, Mary Katrantzou, Wang Qingsong, Jane & Louise Wilson and others. We’re excited to team up with an art publication designed and delivered for the digital age.

Available on the App Store

Sedition artists participate in Do It 2013

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The Manchester Art Gallery presents do it 2013 for the Manchester International Festival – celebrating 20 years of the project first initiated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition features step-by-step instructions from artists from Yoko Ono, Peter Saville, Tracey Emin, Ai WeiWei, Adrian Piper and many others.

Over the years, the exhibition has been presented in over 50 places around the world with new instructions constantly being added by artists. The project invites visitors to join in on the process of art making by following the instructions that range from being amusing, poetic to philosophical. You can access these artist instructions on the do it 2013 website here, and become a part of the exhibition by sending Yoko Ono your smile, creating a grid for Casey Reas, constructing a mosaic using the fibonacci sequence of numbers for Sophia Al Maria, and more.

Yoko Ono presents Wish Tree, a project that invites visitors to write their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to a tree. It’s a simple gesture that encourages people to wish for the better of the world.

View the video from the gallery with Obrist and the gallery curators as well as, Peter Saville (who’s originally a Mancunian) speaking on the project featured on the digital arts channel The Space.

Did you Do It? Let us know by commenting or tweeting at us @seditionart.

Prosopopoeia by Mat Collishaw, a commission for The London Edition

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Sedition has partnered with Edition Hotels for the opening of The London Edition Hotel located in London’s Fitzrovia. In celebration of the opening on September 12th, British artist Mat Collishaw was commissioned by Edition Hotels to create an exclusive digital limited edition available only on Sedition.

Prosopopoeia is a stunning video work that represents an illuminated diamond slowly rotating before a black background. Within the diamond are reflections of flowers – many of them Collishaw’s beloved orchids – that glitter and break up into prisms. The flowers catch fire, burn up, drown in luscious leafy green only to reappear in another rotation of the precious stone.

The work is available exclusively for friends of The London Edition. Prosopopoeia is currently not for sale but you can view and enjoy this stunning piece on the Sedition website or add it to your Wish List to receive the latest updates about the work.

Sedition iOS App Service Update

LATEST UPDATE at 20:00h GMT

The issues concerning the Sedition iOS app certificate have now been solved. You can now use the app as normal. Thank you for your patience,

The Sedition Team

We are currently updating our SSL certificates. While this happens, you won’t be able to connect to the Sedition servers from your iOS app. We are sorry for the inconvenience, if you wish to view your art collection you can do from your Vault on the Sedition website.

Thanks for your patience, we will update again once the certificate has been upgraded.

From California to Dubai: Graffiti Artist David Choe

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California native graffiti artist David Choe practically became a household name overnight when he agreed to paint the offices of the Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto in 2012. But that’s not all. Choe has also created his own Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster in his “dirty style” (similar to the iconic ‘Hope’ campaign poster by Shepard Fairey), while Obama was still Senator of Illinois, which allegedly hung in The White House.

Choe’s graffiti street style artworks can be seen splattered about in his hometown of Los Angeles as well as in places all over the world including; New York City, Dubai, Japan, Afghanistan, Manchester, and most recently Denver, Colorado, just to name a few.

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(Credit: © Trevor Anderson)

To add to his roster of artistic talents, Choe has now moved into the realm of digital art with six new artworks on Sedition, including three digital limited edition videos, and three digital image stills. Check them out here. Follow David on Twitter @davidchoe.

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights

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The Chapman’s three dinosaurs “The Good”, “The Bad” and “The Ugly” placed at the base of the Gherkin.

The Chapman brothers are taking part in London’s 2013 Sculpture in the City programme with their infamous work The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights. The three piece corten steel sculpture of large scale dinosaurs reminiscent of make-your-own children play-sets was first exhibited in the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard at the occasion of the 2007 Summer Exhibition and famously refers to Paul Getty, said to have made the remark “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but not the Mineral Rights”.

The sculptures measure more than eight meters in length and tower up to seven meters high and are currently on view in the Eastern part of London’s City, in the heart of the Square Mile.

More information here.

Enjoy Art Everywhere with the New Sedition App for iPhone & iPad

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Would you like to take your art collection with you everywhere this summer? Now you can with the new Sedition iOS app for iPhone and iPad. The newly designed app offers new features to manage your vault and download artworks to playback offline from any location with or without internet connection.

To see the app in action, go to the Sedition website first, choose and purchase artworks. Once you have artworks in your personal collection (your Vault), go to the app and login with your account to manage, view and enjoy your artworks.

The new features include:

1. New simplified interface with quick access to your personal collection or Vault.
2. Manage your vault.
Preview your collection and choose to view artworks from the cloud or to download artworks to view offline, when there is no internet connection.
3. View the artwork specs.
View file size so you can optimise space on your device and view their location: cloud or device.
4. Enjoy and view your art collection!

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To install the new version of the app visit this link. If you have the previous version of the Sedition app, go to the App Store from your device and click on Updates to install the Sedition app version 5.0.

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And don’t forget to tell us how you like this new update leaving a comment or sending an email to info@seditionart or tweet @seditionart.

Happy collecting!

Casey Reas in 10 Print

Sedition artist and creative computer mastermind Casey Reas participated in the publication 10 PRINT CHR$(105.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10, available from MIT Press. The book takes a look at a single line of code – the BASIC program for the iconic Commodore 64 (inscribed in the books’ title) – and examines it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and its cultural significance. Reas designed 10 PRINT and co-wrote it together with Nick Montfort, Patsy Baudoin, John Bell, Ian Bogost, Heremy Douglas, Mark C. Marion, Michael Mateas, Mark Sample, and Noah Vawter.

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Book purchases support the non-profit organisation PLAYPOWER and MIT Press.

“10 Print is a creative adventure in reading source code as a technical object and cultural icon, as well as a window onto the ways in which technical and artistic practices mingle. Wildly imaginative and boldly collaborative, it sets a high bar for the emerging field of critical code studies. It celebrates the ‘Maker’ philosophy and the DIY spirit of home computing at its best. A romp, a scholarly exposition, and an experiment in writing in a collaborative authorial voice, it is a delight not to be missed.” —N. Katherine Hayles, author of How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis; Professor of Literature, Duke University

Link: http://mitpress.mit.edu/authors/casey-reas

Post-Digital Creativity at Barcelona’s OFFF Festival

A few weeks ago, OFFF Festival took place in Barcelona from 4-6 June. The art and design festival was held inside the DHUB building, located next to the well-known AGBAR tower.

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Our Barcelona reporter, Victoria, attended the event and shared with us some inspiring highlights from the conference. We were happy to discover that two s[edition] artists were on the list of speakers: Jill Greenberg and Sougwen Chung.

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Jill Greenberg presented her unique portraits and spoke about how artists need to change and constantly evolve. Find out more about Jill on her s[edition] profile page.

American artist and illustrator Pat Perry spoke about his travels as a source of inspiration for his work.“I’m interested in people who are not perfect, but transparent”, Perry said. “If you’re lucky enough to have two legs, you should go more often to the country, climb a mountain, etc. If you don’t do that, it would be disrespectful to those who are not able to.”

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Irish animator David O’Reilly captured the crowd’s attention during his entire presentation; with a group so large that some people had to sit on the floor. The artist showed excerpts from his animation videos which demonstrated his witty sense of humor.

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New York based artist Sougwen Chung presented her beautiful creations influenced by her musical background. She spoke about her childhood when her parents gave her a violin and how music is an inspiration to her art. Sougwen has recently joined s[edition] and you can find one of her audiovisual artworks Cardia in an edition of 200.

OFFF Festival set the bar high for its next edition, which has been announced for May 2014, once again in Barcelona.

Moving Day!

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s[edition] has moved offices in London from Notting Hill Gate to Europe’s most vibrant innovation hub: the UK Tech City in the Old Street silicon roundabout! We are excited to be part of the tech city where we can bring the world of art and tech closer together. Find us at: 16-24 Underwood Street, London, N1 7JQ.

 

Lee Lee Nam Live in his Studio

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Watch a fascinating video interview with Korean artist Lee Lee Nam. Listen to the artist talking about his works, take a look at how digital pieces develop, have a peek into the studio, and hear how the famous 8 fold screen work came into existence, which was exhibited at Harrods, London.

Lee Lee Nam creates mesmerizing digital and video works that juxtapose European old master paintings and traditional Asian art with modern day imagery. Discover his two digital limited editions on s[edition], Dreamscape 1 and Dreamscape 2 each available in editions of 1,000.

Pop-Up Exhibition Curated by s[edition] @ Havas Cafe, Cannes

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We are pleased to invite you to an exhibition curated by s[edition] at Havas Cafe in the Grand Hotel Cannes in France. The exhibition will run June 17 – 21, from 6-9pm. If you are in the area, come out to see the exhibition featuring works by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, and more! Let us know what you think by commenting below or posting on our Facebook or Twitter.

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What’s Next Liu Ye?

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After having produced an exceptionally large painting for Sperone Westwater in New York, Chinese artist Liu Ye revealed in an interview with WHITEWALL that he would like to return to China and work on the smallest paintings, yet: “I really want to try and see how tiny I can make them”. Read the full interview here.

Liu Ye is one of China’s most prominent contemporary painters. He is famous for his bright-hued paintings of childlike figures, the cartoon character Miffy the bunny, and works referencing one of his favourite artists – Piet Mondrian. The artist has released two exclusive digital limited editions on s[edition]. The Little Match Seller and Red Warship are available on s[edition] in editions of 1,000 each.

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Announcing our new expanded platform for artists

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Over the past months, we’ve been developing new features on s[edition] and many of the world’s leading contemporary artists now offer extraordinary digital limited editions.

Today we’re proud to announce a revolutionary expansion to the s[edition] platform enabling artists to submit, promote and sell their artworks in digital format. With the new studio feature, artists can edit, manage the publishing process and present artworks to a global community of collectors and art lovers.

Some of the key enhancements for artists are:

- upload and submit artworks for consideration
- choose price and edition size
- submit video and stills
- 24 hr online private view
- create, share and manage a guest list integrated with Facebook and Twitter
- real-time sales reports

Artists accepted onto the platform will earn 50% of the net revenues of all editions sold. With the new s[edition] studio, artists will launch artworks by inviting guests to an exclusive 24 hour online private view, giving them preferential access and pricing.

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The new artist platform is a natural extension of s[edition]‘s promise to provide people with the best art in digital format anywhere, anytime. It also supports and encourages artists to continue creating and sharing amazing works. All artists using digital tools to create their works can now benefit from the s[edition] platform to start selling digital limited editions to a global audience of collectors and followers. Discover the new artists now!

Any artists looking to submit works for consideration can visit seditionart.com/submit to join.

Today, we are also very excited to unveil a new homepage for the s[edition] website offering site visitors the possibility to preview art without signing up and providing quick access for members to artists, artworks and recent activity. Check the new homepage here!

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This is an exciting stage of our development. We invite you to share your thoughts using the comments below or by facebook or twitter.

A Pint for Liu Xiaodong

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Liu Xiaodong has taken up residency in London painting a pub! Liu, one of China’s most famous and successful contemporary artists, recently joined the prestigious ranks of Lisson Gallery – the latter already represent Ai Weiwei, Lee Ufan and Tatsuo Miyajima. Liu is in unique residency in London this summer where he is painting an eccentric London pub near the gallery on-site, before he is scheduled to have his first exhibition at Lisson from September 25th until November 2nd in London this year.

s[edition] is thrilled to unveil Liu’s first ever digital limited edition Blinking at an approved satellite exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale opening June 1st until November 24th. For those going to Venice, don’t miss his work displayed at Spazio Thetis, Castello 2737, 30122, Venice, Italy in the building directly opposite the Italian Pavilion.

Liu Xiaodong’s film Blinking was created from ten video segments from a documentary about his painting excursions over recent years. Blinking is now available in an edition of 1,000 starting at £180/$188.

Michael Joo In 3D

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Michael Joo has is undertaking a Smithsonian Artist Residency Fellowship, at the Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington DC: he is “shadowing experts [from the Smithsonian’s technology department] in digital imaging and exhibitions to research and learn without the pressure of having to produce anything.” One of Joo’s ambitions is to study the advanced 3D scanning and printing technologies available at the museum. Are you ready for 3D digital Michael Joo antlers above your fireplace?

Joo’s digital limited edition The Difference Between (Idiots and Angels) is available on s[edition] for $50 in edition of 5,000.

 

Jane & Louise Wilson – Sister Act


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We have launched another YBA artist-duo: twin-sisters Jane and Louise Wilson! They have been making movies together since the late 1980s, and especially their early works regularly feature themselves: in one film we watch Jane and Louise get hypnotised, and when the hypnotist asks them to touch their own faces, Jane’s hand reaches towards Louise’s face and Louise’s towards Jane’s; in a different movie the sisters take LSD for the first time, living out their experience in a room with flashing strobe lights.

More recently, Jane & Louise Wilson were commissioned by the National Trust to produce a project in Orford Ness on the Suffolk coast in Great Britain. The project called ‘Blind Landing’ refers to the Blind Landing Experimental Unit that was operational during the Cold War period: “The work comprises of a series of yardsticks sited within the laboratory buildings, that challenge the sense of scale and ruin, pointing to the architecture of forensics and camouflage, and highlighting their historic relevance as ‘future ruins’.” Watch them discuss their project (below), which is the origin of their digital limited edition Pagoda, Lab 5 H-bomb test facility, Orford Ness on s[edition].

The sisters have released three digital photographs as digital limited editions on s[edition] including: False Positives, False NegativesThe New Brutalistsand Pagoda, Lab 5 H-bomb test facility, Orford Ness  available for $8/£5 each in editions of 1,000.