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Here Today…. An International Contemporary Art Exhibition

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Sedition contributes Tracey Emin’s digital edition, I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You to ‘Here Today…‘ a major exhibition marking 50 years of The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The exhibition explores the current state of our environment through works by international contemporary artists working across diverse mediums. Participating artists include: George Condo, Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, United Visual Artists, Douglas Gordon, Julian Opie, Mariko Mori, Carsten Höller, Diana Thater, amongst others.

The exhibition has been curated to include 8 different chapters exploring the pressing ecological challenges that face our environment. The exhibition is intended to take the viewer on a unique journey educating them about the pressure’s that humanity are putting on our fragile ecosystem.

Here Today… is supported by the IUCN which is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation and Baku Magazine. The IUCN demonstrates how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and food security. The exhibition is curated by Artwise , international curatorial collective.

Sedition will also offer a selection of works for sale in the exhibition’s gift shop including works by Tracey Emin, Mark Titchner, Mustafa Hulusi, Lee Lee Nam and others. Part of the proceeds will benefit the charity.

25 November – 17 December 2014
The Old Sorting Office, 21-33 New Oxford Street London WC1
Monday – Wednesday: 11-7pm, Thursday – Friday: 11-8pm, Saturday / Sunday: 11-6pm
Admission: Free for all ages

There are workshops and tours available to attend for free at the exhibition.
For more information, please visit: www.heretoday.org.

Sedition raises over £4900 for Children & the Arts

Sedition are very pleased to have raised over £4900 for The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts charity auction at Saatchi Gallery on 1st October and online on Paddle 8 to help children with life limiting illnesses to experience uplifting arts activities. Works by Damien Hirst and Elmgreen & Dragset were auctioned online, and selected works by world renowned artists were available as part of the £25 raffle at the event.

The money raised will be used to contribute towards The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts ongoing work with their Start Hospice Programme. Over 50,000 children with life limiting illnesses in the UK have few opportunities to enjoy creative activities outside of their home or hospice with their family.

If you would like to make a donation or find out more about the charity visit: www.childrenandarts.org.uk

Amorem Artis: Miami Beach

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Sedition is pleased to present a stunning collection of international contemporary art as a part of Amorem Artis, an evening of digital art, music, and gourmet food. Presented by RekRoom, the event has been curated with the intent to create an exciting fusion of digital, musical, and culinary arts.

The collection includes artworks by Jenny Holzer, Universal Everything, Mark Titchner, Doug Foster, Brian Alfred, Peter Saville, FIELD, Quayola, and Scanner that will be displayed at the 1826 Restaurant & Lounge in Miami for the evening of Friday, 24 October 2014. Works from Sedition will be available to purchase at the event via a scannable QR code located on each cocktail menu. The event also features culinary creations by two Michelin star chef Danny Grant with music provided by local celebrity DJ Jessica Who.

“The goal of Amorem Artis is to bring a new air of culture to Miami’s nightlife. There are plenty of art, food and Music events in Miami, but it is rare to find a combination of all three, and that’s what we’re providing. We want to introduce an alternative experience to our guests while utilizing a familiar format.” – Daniel Lopez, CEO, RekRoom Productions.

Friday, 24 October 2014
1826 Restaurant & Lounge
1826 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
8:30pm – 4:00am

To RSVP for the event visit: www.rekroomproductions.com/amoremartis

 

Women in Digital at The Hospital Club

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17 – 19 October 2014, 11am-6pm
Private view: 16 October 2014, 7-9pm
Talk and exhibition tour: 18 October 2014, 3-5pm
The Hospital Club Gallery,  24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ
Limited capacity! Please RSVP.

The Hospital Club and Sedition are pleased to present WOMEN IN DIGITAL an exhibition of works by female artists who are leading the way in innovations in art and technology. The exhibition presents a group of pioneering artists working to employ diverse technologies to create their work. From video and animation to 3D modelling and digital illustration to software and net art, the works reflect some of the most innovative practices in the landscape of contemporary art. The exhibition features internationally renowned artists, including:  LIA (Austria), FIELD (UK), Sophie Kahn (UK/AU), Sara Ludy (US), Fang Lu (China), Katie Torn (US), Claudia Hart (US), Sougwen Chung (US/Canada), Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (Switzerland), and new to Sedition artist Shu Lea Cheang (US/France).

Presented on the latest curved OLED and ULTRA HD4K screens from global technology brand LG, Women In Digital celebrates the screen as a medium to display and enjoy artworks. Women In Digital will be unveiled at London’s hub for the Creative Industries – The Hospital Club – on 16th October at a Private View, whilst the show will continue from the 17th – 19th October.

We’ll also be hosting a special talk and exhibition tour on Saturday 18th October from 3-5pm with the artists from the exhibition including Claudia Hart, associate professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vera-Maria Glahn, managing director, FIELD, as well as, Louise Shannon, curator of digital, V&A and Nora O’ Murchú, media art curator, designer and researcher. 

Please RSVP for the event and indicate whether you’d like to join for the private view or talk: marketing@seditionart.com. Join our Facebook event and invite friends.

Sedition Announces Top 3 Photos of #artonscreens

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Thanks to everyone who submitted their photos of #artonscreens! We received many great photos from all over the world – from Bahrain to Malaysia, Munich to Granada, we love to see how you are enjoying your Sedition artworks on screens and devices.

To view some of the selected entries, visit our Facebook page. It was a tough final decision, but we are pleased to announce the three winners of the £50 Sedition Gift Cards to spend on artworks of their choice. Congratulations to Javier Figueroa Teva, (Granada, Spain), Paul Yates (Switzerland), and Mark Letzner (Munich, Germany) for submitting the best photos!

We’d like to thank everyone for sharing their #artonscreens! Feel free to continue to post your photos to #artonscreens as we love to see how you are viewing your works at home and on the go. There will be other opportunities in the future to receive gifts from Sedition.

Herman Kolgen’s’ Inject Roots’ by Colección Limia Figueroa taken in Alhambra forests, Granada, Spain

 

Scanner’s ‘Falling Forward’ taken by Paul Yates in Switzerland

 

Shepard Fairey’s ‘Peace Guard’ taken by Mark Letzner in Munich

 

The Prince’s Foundation Charity Auction with Paddle 8

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Sedition donates artworks to the BE INSPIRED – Contemporary Art Auction with proceeds benefitting The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts who are raising vital funds for children with life-limiting illnesses. Sedition has donated works by Damien Hirst (valued at £500) and Elmgreen & Dragset (valued at £1000), which will be auctioned online on Paddle 8 17th September- 1st October culminating in a live auction on Wednesday 1st October at the Saatchi Gallery, London. A selection of Sedition Gift Cards for works by world renowned contemporary artists will also be offered as prizes for the raffle at the live auction.

Every piece sold in in the auction, will allow more children to take part in Children & the Arts’ programmes, with a particular emphasis on the Start Hospices programme, which enables children with a life limiting illness to enjoy special organised family days out at local galleries, museums and theatres; bringing families together away from  their usual day-to-day routine of clinical care and support at their local hospice.

The BE INSPIRED Auction is being hosted by leading independent Private Investment Office, Floreat Group. Floreat Group will curate a collection of up to 100 pieces of art for the online auction. The top 10 lots will go into the live auction at the Saatchi Gallery where online bidders will be given the opportunity to bid in the live auction by phone. The remaining lots in the online auction will continue on the evening and iPads will be circulated amongst the guests.

The online auction will go live at 3pm (GMT) on Wednesday 17th September at http://paddle8.com/auctions/pfca

The live auction at the Saatchi Gallery is by invitation only. To register your interest, please email beinspired@childrenandarts.org.uk

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Startup Weekend Art London 2014

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Sedition’s Head of Programmes, Ashley Wong will be mentoring at the event alongside other industry experts at the first European Startup Weekend Art which will be held in London, on the 3rd, 4th and 5th October 2014. Join a diverse group of people passionate about arts, innovation and making a real impact. Come and pitch your idea or join others to form a team.

Over the duration of the workshop you will receive guidance and advice, develop your work and pitch your startup ideas to a panel of judges at the end of the three days.Whether you start a new company, meet like-minded individuals or develop new skills, register now for what promises to be an exciting and highly productive weekend.Art and technology together present a great opportunity to dramatically improve products and services in an industry traditionally low in technological innovation. Take inspiration from technologies and business models that changed adjacent industries forever to create “firsts” in the art industry yourself and develop companies that will go on to become market leaders.

Get your tickets whether you’re a Developer, Designer or Non-Technical (marketing or business development) type.

Startup Weekend Art London 2014
3-5 October 2014
Wayra
Shropshire House
2-10 Capper Street
London, UK WC1E 6JA

Watch the trailer for the event:

Nuit Blanche Video 2014

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Sedition is presenting works by world renowned contemporary artists at this years’ Nuit Blanche Video, a late night of video art displayed in the windows of galleries and shops across West London. Focusing on the moving image, Nuit Blanche Video takes a look at ‘The World We Live In’ through the eyes of Contemporary Artists working in the medium of film/video. The artworks are screened in the windows of the West End, enabling viewers to discover a new side to the city. Sedition are excited to be involved in the second years Nuit Blanche Video art map.

This year the event will be taking place Saturday 20 September from 7pm–7am. Sedition will be presenting works in four locations including Le Méridien Hotel, Lanvin Womenswear, Lanvin Menswear, and Bonhams featuring works by Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, Elmgreen and Dragset, and Isaac Julien.

If you’re out and about in the evening, stop by to check out our installations.

1. Le Méridien Hotel – 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH
featuring Isaac Julian’s Encore Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves)

2. Lanvin Menswear - 30-32 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PT
featuring Mat Collishaw’s Burning Flower and The End Of Innocence

3. Lanvin Womenswear – 128 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NU
featuring Tracey Emin’s, I Promise To Love You collection

4. Bonhams - 101 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1SR
featuring Elmgreen & Dragset, Prada Marfa

Download the full map of the Nuit Blanche Video trail.

View the locations of the Sedition artworks and the venues at which they are being hosted below:


Interview with Rory Blain, Director of Sedition in ETC Media, Montreal

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Sedition was featured in the bilingual (English/French) journal of Contemporary art in Quebec, Canada, ETC Media. The publication is dedicated to presenting media and digital practices in terms of its aesthetic, sociological, political and technological impact. The article features an interview with Sedition director, Rory Blain on digital art collecting.

“The art itself is the true purpose of Sedition, but we must admit that the possibility of reselling has been a great reassurance to a lot of people who are collecting these digital editions. Since we opened the “Trade” section, Ryoji Ikeda has been a star performer on the secondary market with the digital edition of his artwork “A Single Number That Has 124,761,600 Digits”, which started out at £5 and is now selling for £70 to £75. This gives a sense of ownership to the collectors who bought it and who can now see how its value has quickly risen. In terms of real ownership, though, it is no different from owning a physical artwork in the sense that the imagery always resides with the artist, no matter who buys it.

I think that, in the end, it is an educational process:  people need to get used to the idea of a digital edition, just as they took years to get used to the idea that an arrangement of pigment on canvas has an intrinsic value. It’s exactly the same with an arrangement of pixels on the screen: the reason why it has an intrinsic value is because the artist designed it, and what you are paying for is that artist’s idea.”  - Rory Blain

“Collecting Art in the Age of Access: Interview with Rory Blain, Director of Sedition”, Paul Waelder, ETC Media,  Montreal, No. 102, 2014, pp.52-61.

Read the full article (in English and French): Download PDF

Show us your #artonscreens

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Show us how you view your artworks at home or on the move this summer. The best three photos will receive a £50 Sedition Gift Card to spend on artworks of your choice.

Sedition allows you to bring your art with you anywhere you go no matter whether you’re in the office, at home, or on a beach. Share with us how you view your artworks by your favourite artist whether it’s Tracey Emin, Wim Wenders or Universal Everything.

All you have to do is take a photo and post it to #artonscreens on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and mention @seditionart or email us at: artonscreens@seditionart.com. Don’t forget to mention your location and the name of the artist. The best photos will be featured on our Facebook and blog. There is a good chance yours will be selected!

Submit your photos by: 14 September 2014, midnight London, GMT. Recipients of the £50 Gift Card will be announced on: 16 September 2014.

We look forward to seeing your #artonscreens!

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We’ll be posting some of our photos here throughout the month. So watch this space.

 

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Helsinki forests, ‘Natures 3’ by @Quayola, Photo by: Ashley Wong, Head of Programmes, @seditionart #artonscreens

Peace Guard by Shepard Fairey at the KITCHEN, Vilnius Paulauskas

Peace Guard by Shepard Fairey at the KITCHEN, Vilnius, Lithuania by Villius Paulauskas

 

'We sit starving amidst our gold' by Jeremy Deller in Yorkhire, Sarah Gavin

‘We sit starving amidst our gold’ by Jeremy Deller in Yorkshire, Sarah Gavin

 

Field - Forays Scan I Vestibular in Hammersmith by Tom Jackson

Field – Forays Scan I Vestibular in Hammersmith by Tom Jackson

 

 

The Sedition team view artwork 'Love & Work'  by Mark Tichner on the rooftop of our offices in London.

The Sedition team view artwork ‘Love & Work’ by Mark Tichner on the rooftop of our offices in London.

 

Franz Oomen display’s Damien Hirsts’ ‘For Heavens Sake’, Netherlands