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Sedition Supports Unicef’s NextGen Charity Auction

On the evening of 27 January 2017, Sedition supports Unicef’s Next Generation Charity Auction, the charity’s annual fundraiser event which supports the Children of Syria Emergency Appeal taking place B1 in Bloomsbury Square, London.1506444_1641322852763281_869352406954049275_nThis is the fifth year of the Syrian conflict, with 14 million children impacted by the crisis, 8 million of whom are in need of humanitarian aid. Research shows that safe environments for children such as homes and schools have been extensively destroyed, damaged or occupied and that four out of five Syrian children living in Lebanon are not attending school.

The Children of Syria Emergency Appeal is a fund to support children affected by the Syrian crisis. Donations to the fund go towards providing food, shelter and clothing to children in Syria. The fund also allows Unicef to work with partners in the country to protect children in danger. To date, Unicef has provided water treatment supplies that treat enough water for 17 million people, learning materials for 2.8 million children, 26 million vaccinations for children and psychosocial support to 1 million children.

Unicef NextGen is a global movement led by passionate young professionals from a range of industries, aged 21 to 40, committed to supporting Unicef’s work towards the protection and wellbeing of children in danger through Next Gen Annual Fundraiser.

The NextGen Annual Fundraiser will be an evening of education, fundraising and networking for London’s young professionals focusing on understanding the current conflict in Syria and how it is impacting children.The Next Gen Annual event includes a dinner, a live auction, a raffle and an after-party with world-renowned DJs.

In support of the Children of Syria appeal, Sedition has donated the bespoke Sedition Frame fitted with an iPad Air 2 containing ten exclusive artworks from Sedition as part of the auction. The recently launched Sedition Frame allows digital art lovers to elegantly display their Sedition collection on their tablets. The Frame is a high-quality art display designed to complement any interior space.

 

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The Sedition Frame displaying Cloud, Candy I by ZEITGUISED

The exclusive artworks which have been donated alongside the Sedition Frame are:


Jenny Holzer – Sensibility
LIA – Not Even Love Will Tear Us Apart
Mark Titchner – Fear of Life
Matthew Biederman – Guided Saccade (For Newton)
Mat Collishaw – Burning Flower
Ryan Whittier Hale – Untitled
Brian Alfred – Chromacity
Fang Lu – Lost Seconds
FIELD – Forays: Scan I
Novi_sad – IIC

Sedition will also showcase several artworks by world-renowned contemporary artists during the gala dinner and during the event’s after party where live DJs will be performing. The artworks to be showcased are:

L Morando – Prelude to a Song

Albert Delamour – the window on my World

Mat Collishaw – Burning Flower

Tracey Emin –I Listen To The Ocean And All I Hear Is You

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Mark Titchner – If You Can Dream It You Must Do It

Universal Everything – Presence 5.4

If you would like to network with future leaders across a range of industries, dance for a good cause to live music by Gorgon City, SG Lewis and Eton Messy and immerse yourself in high-end contemporary art, do not miss the Unicef NextGen Annual Party. Purchase your tickets at: http://bit.ly/2j7E87A

Sedition Showcases Digital Art At Los Angeles Theatre During Night On Broadway

 

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On 28 January, IAMSOUND creative studio will take over the Los Angeles Theatre as part of Night On Broadway, a free art and music festival celebrating culture and creativity in LA. Sedition has been invited to curate a section of the festival.

Night on Broadway is produced as part of the Bringing Back Broadway economic development initiative. The event will simultaneously activate multiple venues throughout the Broadway corridor in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing them to life with a diverse arts programming encompassing theatre, music, food, fashion and visual art and presenting the work of new and established arts practitioners.

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For the third iteration of José Huizar’s Night On Broadway, more than 60,000 visitors are expected to head to a mile-long stretch of Broadway connecting Olympic Boulevard and 3rd St. The free event, which marks the ninth year of the Bringing Back Broadway initiative to revitalise Broadway avenue, will feature a wide ranging lineup of installations, performances, music and activities presented across ten outdoor stages and in six historic Broadway theaters.

Sedition will display a selection of audiovisual and digitally animated artworks at the Los Angeles Theatre,which also features a line-up presented by Dazed Digital and performances by Morly, Harriet Brown, The Sunland Dancers and others.

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Sedition is delighted to showcase the work of artists who explore the intersection of art and tech in innovative and revelatory ways. The artworks will be showcased in screenings in the large theatre space  as well as four video installations displayed in the lobby in the vitrines normally used for show posters. 

The works Sedition will present at Night On Broadway are:

Theater Screenings

Ryoichi Kurokawa – Syn_mod.1,2,3

Novi_sad & Ryoichi Kurokawa – Sirens

Andrew Thomas Huang – Interstice

Lobby – Vitrine Display:

Mat Collishaw – Burning Flower

Gordon Cheung – New Order

Katie Torn – Vacation

Claudia Hart – Ophelia

To join the Night On Broadway Facebook event click here. Instagrammers who creatively capture the festival have the chance to become award-winners as part of the Night On Broadway Best Shots Contest. To follow Night On Broadway on Social Media check the hashtag #NightOnBroadway.

Follow @Seditionart on Instagram and Twitter for updates on the event.

Sedition’s 2016 Year in Review

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Looking back at 2016 Sedition has had a very exciting and remarkable year. With our newly launched services and products, such as Art Stream and the Sedition Frame, we are contributing to the goal of making contemporary art accessible to anyone who has a digital screen.

This year was particularly special because Sedition celebrated and turned its fifth anniversary. Thanks to our resilient team, we have developed partnerships with leading art institutions and thought-provoking artists working at the boundaries of art and technology. For our 2016 year in review we present highlights from Sedition  that have contributed to our mission of bringing art by leading artists to screens.

Art Stream & New iOS App

At the beginning of 2016 Sedition launched Art Stream,  a new service that offers subscribers unlimited access to a curated selection of contemporary artworks by world-leading artists. Sedition’s Art Stream allows subscribers to access  twelve artworks, with  one artwork added and one removed each week. Through their subscription  Art Stream followers can explore exclusive digital and contemporary art. Subscribe now to receive a 30 day free-trial or get a 50% discount off the first year of an annual subscription.

 

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Also in early 2016 Sedition released an updated iOS app with improved design and navigation, and new search and WishList functionalities. The iOS app also allows subscribers to view and play their Art Stream. Now compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Pro devices. Download the Sedition app from the App Store.

 

Public Art Screens 

Throughout 2016 we partnered with i/o lab to present Public Art Screens. For every month of the year we presented a new artwork launch in a different location around Stavanger, Norway. The goal of the public programming was to generate new spaces for viewing contemporary art and moving images. View the trailer of the program:

 

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In March, Sedition partnered with the Royal College of Art and Subject Matter to develop an exhibition of print and digital media called The Campaign at the RCA’s Dyson Gallery. The show included works by emerging artists that at the time were studying at Royal College of Art. All artworks are available for purchase, some as prints and others as digital limited editions. The profits made from the artworks were then donated to the RCA Fine Art Bursary Fund, that supports students who have financial difficulties.

 

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In May, Sedition participated in the 22nd International Symposium of Electronic Art in Hong Kong. This year the symposium was curated under the theme Cultural R>Evolution. During the symposium  Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations, Ashley Wong, presented a talk regarding the digital distribution of contemporary art.

 

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FutureFest Art Prize

In September, Sedition and Nesta presented the FutureFest Art prize in London,. FutureFest 2016 was a festival that expanded and challenged notions of the upcoming future through its four themes: Love, Play, Work and Thrive. For the FutureFest Art Prize we invited artists from diverse artistic backgrounds to submit artworks for each category; those that were shortlisted eventually exhibited their pieces at FutureFest festival. The four winners of the prize were featured on Sedition and awarded a £500 cash prize in recognition of their creativity.

The winning artworks were: Our Profiles Kiss by Karolina Georges for Love, Pure Movement 3, Environment 1.2 by Ulla Nolden for Play, Lighting Tools: Device For Excavations by Ivaylo Hristov for Work and Surrogate Mechanica by Keith Kamholz for Thrive.

 

Shoreditch House Talk Series

Throughout 2016 Sedition  presented  a series of talks, Art in The Digital Age, at Shoreditch and SoHo House in London and at Ludlow House in New York. The panel of the first event in June comprised artist Gordon Cheung, and Liezel Strauss, founder of Subject Matter,and  explored in detail the realms of digital art collecting, creation and exhibition.

 

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As part of the same event series, in July Sedition organized a special screening of Shezah Dawood’s Towards The Possible Film. The screening was followed by a conversation between the artists and Oliver Basciano, who is the editor of Art Review.

In, August, Sedition presented a screening and artist talk in New York in collaboration with Postmasters Gallery. Artists Claudia Hart, Katie Torn and Monica Cook discussed their work and practice which followed a screening including works by Andrew Thomas Huang, Brian Alfred, Mark Dorf, Lawrence Lek, LIA and more. During the same evening Meural presented their digital canvas using Sedition artists. The event united leading curators, artists and digital art specialist who together explored the future of art making, collecting and curation.

 

Sedition at The Royal Academy

Coinciding with the Summer Exhibition 2016, Sedition set up a range of leading digital artworks by world-renowned artists as gift cards at The Royal Academy Shop. The cards are still available and are priced between £20 and £155. During the Summer Exhibition Sedition’s exclusive digital editions could be found in the museum’s lobby and Royal Academy’s online shop along with the newly launched Sedition Frame.

 

Brown’s Art Weekend

Sedition’s Director Rory Blain was part of an art panel at Brown London Art Weekend at Brown’s Hotel in London’s Mayfair in July. Rory Blain joined ArtTactic’s Anders Petterson, independent curator Estela Oliva and artist Eloise Fornieles, moderated by Ghislaine Boddington of body>data>space on a discussion that investigated the future of digital art collecting and creation.

 

Sedition Turns 5

In celebration of Sedition’s fifth anniversary and for the passion that our team has for art and technology, we developed an online conversation with leading thinkers, artists, curators and art organizations about how digital art will look  in the next five years. Explore the Twitter discussion using #SeditionTurns5. We also published two blog posts expanding on the Twitter discussion. The first blog article explored the recent past and not too far future of digital art, and the second  reviewed in depth artists recommended by our network who are pushing the boundaries of art and technology.

 

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Sedition at The Broad

In December Sedition announced an exciting partnership with The Broad museum in Los Angeles. The partnership  is Sedition’s first U.S. museum collaboration. Visitors to The Broad can now purchase exclusive digital editions by world-renowned artists as physical gift cards. They can also view, interact with and purchase the newly launched Sedition Frame from The Shop at The Broad.

 

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Sedition Frame

Launched in late 2016, the Sedition Frame is a beautifully crafted frame for displaying your art collection on tablets. Designed to complement any interior whether at home or in the office, the Sedition Frame is made of solid oak and is available in two colours with a powder-coated steel cover plate. Display your art in portrait or landscape, free-standing or wall-mounted. Order your frame today.

 

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New Sedition Apple TV App

In November, we announced the launch of the new Sedition App for Apple TV. Compatible on the latest Apple TVs, the Sedition App offers a seamless, high-quality way to display your art collection on any TV with HDMI. The app allows you to access your Vault, manage your playlist, browse artists and artworks, add artworks to your Wish List, purchase artworks and subscribe to and access the Sedition Art Stream from a click of the remote.

 

 

As you can tell from our year in review,  Sedition’s year has been full of exciting partnerships  and innovative projects. It will only keep on getting better so stay tuned on our website and social media  to stay in touch with Sedition’s future developments and to see our plans for revolutionizing the way we experience art through technology unfold.

 

Sedition Supports Mat Collishaw Kickstarter For Ambitious New VR Exhibition

Sedition is pleased to support Mat Collishaw ambitious new VR project due to launch in May 2017. The project, titled Thresholds, is a Virtual Reality experience designed to transport the visitor to the first major exhibition of photography. Collishaw uses VR, to explore a moment when photography was new to the public. Alongside the exhibition, the artist will launch an exclusive new video artwork on Sedition, which is one of several rewards available for supporters of his Kickstarter campaign

In Thresholds, visitors wearing VR headsets experience a simulated exhibition space complete with display cabinets and vitrines. At the same time, the ‘IRL’ (In Real Life) space visitors while exploring the simulation can interact with physical objects, which correspond to those in the digital world. Interestingly, individuals walking through the physical space are represented in the digital exhibition as ghostly outlines.

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Thresholds’ layering of reality and unreality investigates an unexplored facet of Virtual Reality by picking apart the way the technology relates to physical objects; it also builds a link between new and historical media.
The simulated exhibition presents early technological developments and is in part based on William Fox Talbot’s 1839 exhibition at King Edward’s School, Birmingham, which explored the then-new medium of photography. The original photographs in the exhibition no longer exist since Fox Talbot had not resolved photographic fixing methods at the time. By revisiting the exhibition, Mat Collishaw not only restores lost imagery but also incorporates early photography into contemporary conversations around obsolete or disintegrating media.

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Inevitably, by revisiting historical media the project also revisits historical contexts and connects them to the present day. Visitors within the simulated exhibition can hear the chanting of Chartists outside as they protest the replacement of human labour by machine labour during the Industrial Revolution. These protests find their echo today in current concerns over the replacement of jobs by algorithms and robots.

Thresholds will be presented in four venues across the UK in 2017. The exhibition starts in May at Somerset House, London, before moving to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in June, Lacock Abbey in September, and National Media Museum Bradford in November.

Collishaw’s Kickstarter campaign has been devised to make the exhibition as accessible as possible by reducing entry fees. Supporters who pledge £70 or more will receive an exclusive digital edition of Breaking Faith, a new work by the artist on Sedition. Breaking Faith is a video which reflects on the fugitive nature of Fox Talbot’s early photographic prints and their subsequent evolution into the digital realm.

 

Sedition Partners With The Broad Museum – In Pictures

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This December we announced an exciting new partnership with The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. The partnership is Sedition’s first with a U.S. museum.

The partnership between Sedition and The Broad launched on 7 December with a VIP reception to celebrate the introduction of Sedition to The Shop at The Broad. During the event visitors could discover and purchase digital limited edition artworks by artists on the Sedition platform.

Artists whose work was displayed at the opening include Jenny Holzer and Bill Viola, whose work is also included as part of The Broad Museum contemporary art collection. The newly launched Sedition Frame was also on display. Both the Sedition Art Frame and gift cards are available from The Shop at The Broad on an ongoing basis.
The launch of the partnership between Sedition and The Broad coincides with Creature, an ambitious exhibition at The Broad on the theme of figuration and selfhood. The exhibition runs until 19 March 2017 and includes works by Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol.

5 Years of Digital Art: Top Artists

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Lawrence Lek, Unreal Estate
 

This November 2016 marks five years since the launch of Sedition. In celebration, we initiated a Twitter conversation with curators, artist, and collectors with our network to find out more about the most exciting aspects of the present and future of art and tech.

One of the questions we sent into the Twittersphere was “Who are your favourite digital artists from the past 5 years?” Here are the results including works by artists who engage with digital media – and question the cultural and social use that such media leads to – in inspiring and innovative ways. In this post, we’ll look more closely at the work of each of the top artists recommended by leaders in the field of digital art and culture.

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Estela Oliva / @es_stela
Independent curator, founder of Alpha-ville

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Olafur Eliasson, Weather Project

 

Olafur Eliasson’s large scale immersive works deal with the sensory, embodiment and perception. He aims to create spaces for collective experience; perhaps the best known example of this is the Weather Project (2003), which replicated the vastness of the sun and the power of the elements within Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. He is also known for his monumental light installations and for large scale interventions such as his 1998 work Green River at Berlin Biennial. As well as being highlighted by Estela Oliva, Eliasson was also chosen as a favourite artist by Memo Akten and Alain Servais.

LaTurbo Avedon is an artist who exists without a real world referent – whose identity is constructed online in the form of an avatar. The artist exists digitally; her works are sculptures exhibited in virtual space. Her virtual pieces engage with the practice and critique of digitally mediated authorship. She is currently exhibiting work at the Whitney Museum in Lorna Mills’ multi-artist work Ways of Something, part of the Dreamlands immersive cinema exhibition.

Sougwen Chung’s practice explores the point of transition or exchange between human and machine, analogue and digital. Her work is interdisciplinary and navigates between software, light and sound composition and robotics as well as more traditional media such as paper and ink. In 2015 her performance D.O.U.G_1 (Drawing Operations Unit Generation 1), in which the artist draws collaboratively with a robot, won the Excellence Award at the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Ryoichi Kurokawa’s immersive audiovisual environments explore the tension between the abstract and the concrete, the actual and the artificial (read our 2015 interview with Kurokawa where you can find his practice in more detail). In 2016 he presented a major solo exhibition, unfold, at FACT Liverpool through which he collaborated with astrophysicists to produce representations of the birth of stars based on data collected from deep space.

Alain Servais / @aservais1
Digital art collector

Previously a student of Olafur Eliasson, Julian Charrière spends time working in remote parts of the planet and weaves his insights – in the form of temporal arrangements, spatial configurations and materials – into his sculptures and installations. He also intervenes directly in nature – on one notable occasion applying the colours of kingfishers to pigeons in Venice during the 2012 Biennale. His work connects research in the fields of biology, geology, history and physics and is concerned with the power and patterning of time. In 2016 he exhibited his first UK solo exhibition at Parasol Unit.

Josh Kline’s artistic practice builds dystopian multimedia installations by augmenting and fragmenting contemporary cultural and political artefacts – objects, video clips and other fragments loaded with meaning are updated to tell new stories. In his first solo exhibition he created an alternative universe in which politicians apologised for their actions, using actors and real-time face substitution. Through the use of digital techniques he subverts current forms of power, simultaneously questioning them and building responses by creating hybrids of the current and the alternative.

With a practice spanning augmented reality, video games and installation, Ian Cheng plays with the relationship between reality and simulation by creating digital environments populated with digital beings. By producing artworks which “begin with basic programmed properties but are left to self-evolve without authorial control or end” (Interview Magazine, 2015) Cheng explores the uncertainty, anxiety and possibility generated when culture is mediated by algorithms; the characters he creates, meanwhile, create their own enquiry into the not-exactly-evolutionary behaviour of algorithms in action.

Helen Marten’s sculptures are complex visual and spatial essays which repurpose everyday objects in new, linguistic, configurations. These configurations produce environments in which usually overlooked characteristics of – and relationships between – objects can be seen and misinterpretations become reinterpretations. In 2016, Marten exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery, won the inaugural Hepworth Sculpture Prize and was recipient of the prestigious Turner Prize.

For over a decade Eva and Franco Mattes have co-ordinated art projects which disrupt and comment on prevailing infrastructures. Past projects have involved a computer virus released at the Venice Biennale and a slideshow of images appropriated from personal computers through use of a software glitch. In 2016 the artist duo presented solo show Abuse Standard Violations, which looked at the role of content moderators, at Carroll/Fletcher gallery in London.

Memo Akten / @memotv
Artist and creative technologist

Geoffrey Lillemon’s work has origins in surrealism and is situated within the net-art movement. His work collides together the imaginary and the real by reinterpreting classical artistic practices and themes using new technologies. His 2016 works included Bitmap Banshees, a techno-glitter VR thriller game installation, and The Nail Polish Inferno, a “Virtual Reality Retrospective Strip Club Nightmare set in Bubblegum Hell.”

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Geoffrey Lillemon, The Nail Polish Inferno

 

Lauren McCarthy’s work uses software and social interaction to explore intimacy, crowd behaviour, identity formation and the quirks and practicalities of being a person in the age of algorithms. Her practice combines art, design and computer science methods, and has been exhibited at Ars Electronica, LACMA, and the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Grayson Perry is a UK artist who engages with a combination of traditional and new production techniques to produce contemporary social commentary woven into tapestries or carved into clay. He is interested in decreasing the space between ‘low’ and ‘high’ art and in challenging mainstream notions of identity and culture in an accessible way.

Kytten Janae is a US-based online avatar and meme artist whose work synthesises the human and the alien. She makes colourful, playful, ephemeral saccharine and incisive artworks which are at home in the virtual world. Her work is a comment on how we construct our identities, communicate and interact online.

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Addie Wagenknecht’s work consistently evades any neat definition. Rather than fitting clearly with a particular discipline or conceptual framework, she instead resides in the spaces between categories, critiquing the structures and materials she works with. She is the founder of DeepLab and is represented by bitforms gallery.

POSTmatter / @POSTmatter
Magazine focusing on the convergence of the digital and physical world

Lawrence Lek’s works produce uncanny virtual worlds which both replicate, and depart from, real-world locations. His production methods incorporate video game and architectural software.  His long-term project Bonus Levels creates fictional scenarios which occur in digitally-rendered versions of cultural institutions; where each scenario is part of a larger alternative map of the art world.

Holly Herndon is a composer and sonic artist who uses MaxMSP to produce custom sounds from digital renderings of instruments and vocal processes. Her compositions jump between genres and techniques, producing surprising collisions, fragmentations and syntheses. She has worked extensively with the Dutch design and art studio Metahaven.

John Gerrard uses real-time computer graphics technologies to create 3D simulations, often hyper-real and referencing real world industrial structures. His work engages with the power these structures possess and the way it unfolds. The softwares he uses to produce his renderings were, like many others, developed initially for military use; his choice of media is part of his constructed interrogation of contemporary politics.

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Flag (Thames), John Gerrard, 2016

 

Marguerite Humeau is a French artist whose work spans and connects numerous worlds; physical and digital, animal, vegetable and mineral. She explores the (im)possibility of reaching, mapping and communicating with distant, different and alien beings. Her sculptures, installations and interventions combine biological research, design methods and science fiction.

Cohen & Van Balen are an artist duo who investigate the aesthetics of industry. Based in London, they explore the cultural and ethical ramifications of manufacturing practices and the role and significance of manufacturing. Their work, which encompasses installation, sculpture and photography, has been displayed at FACT Liverpool, Arts Catalyst (London), ICC (Tokyo) and Kunstverein Dusseldorf.

Sedition Partners With The Broad As First US Museum To Offer Limited Edition Art For Digital Screens

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Sedition, the leading platform for art for digital screens and devices, and The Broad, a new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles, announced today that The Shop at The Broad will be the first U.S. museum to offer works by world-renowned contemporary artists through Sedition’s platform.

The partnership between The Broad and Sedition, consolidated yesterday evening with a VIP reception in Los Angeles, will unfold over the coming year and connect The Broad’s extensive contemporary art collection with the Sedition platform.

Works by Broad collection artists Bill Viola and Jenny Holzer, in addition to artists Tracey Emin, AES+F, Wim Wenders and many others are now available at The Shop at The Broad at affordable prices from as low as $8 up to $1,600. At The Shop at The Broad, located in The Broad museum lobby, visitors can preview how the platform works on screens of various sizes and purchase works as gift cards that can be redeemed on the Sedition website for a digital work of art. Collectors can own or gift an original work with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and Sedition and curate their art display in their home or personal interior space.

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Digital Edition of Bill Viola ‘A Phrase From “Chris”‘ and Sedition Art Frame – available at The Shop At The Broad

Also available at The Shop at The Broad are Sedition’s new tablet frames – beautifully crafted in solid oak and designed to fit the most popular tablet devices, including iPad Pro (9.7”) iPad 2, iPad Air 1 and 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Sedition Frame provides an elegant way to showcase your digital collection on tablets. For more info on the Sedition Frame, visit: www.seditionart.com/frame

The partnership takes place during an ambitious exhibition at The Broad on the theme of figuration and selfhood. Creature, which runs from 5 November 2016 to 19 March 2017, includes works by Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, Leon Golub, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, and Andy Warhol.

The Shop at The Broad is open six days a week during museum hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Support Children In Need With A Special Tracey Emin Edition

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Tracey Emin, This Is My Favorite Little Bird, digital edition

The winter holidays are a time to reflect, be thankful and fulfil dreams. In the spirit of the season, Sedition has partnered with NSPCC, whose mission is to ensure the safety, well-being and recovery of vulnerable children across the UK.  

Tracey Emin’s artwork This is My Favorite Little Bird beautifully reflects the emotions experienced during the holiday season. Her artwork portrays happiness, pain, love, life, and grief, bringing us back to innocent childhood memories and reminding the viewer of the happy times they experienced in their childhood.

By collecting This Is My Favorite Little Bird, you are contributing to NSPCC’s mission of taking care of children in need. All of the proceeds from this artwork will be destined to support NSPCC’s accessible and technological services such as Childline, as to assist children at first-hand.

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NSPCC has also partnered with the world famous Christmas Lights display on Oxford Street with their Little Stars campaign, which asks the public to donate a suggested £5 to dedicate a light on Oxford Street to a someone special in their life. By doing so, donors will help the NSPCC in its mission to fight for every happy childhood. The hundreds of thousands of specially created ‘Little Stars’ will light up the street among the existing 1,778 gold and silver baubles and 750,000 LED bulbs as part of the Oxford Street Christmas display.

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The Little Stars campaign is being supported by NSPCC’s Dream Auction, which offers the chance for individuals to bid for and win very special prizes and experiences that money can’t buy. The available prizes will contribute to improving vulnerable children’s lives all year round.

Some of the prizes on offer include: a walk-on part in a blockbuster movie, a year’s supply of toys, a private box at Chelsea Football Club with full hospitality, a pair of LUXE tickets to London Fashion Week, a five-night holiday, and an exclusive McLaren-Honda Formula 1 experience for four people. The Dream Auction closes on December 5 at 23:59pm GMT.

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About NSPCC

NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Through voluntary donations, NSPCC helps children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protecting children at risk, and finding the best ways of preventing child abuse.

The NSPCC’s Childline service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact Childline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 1111 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk

Adults can contact the NSPCC helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if they have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child on 0808 800 5000, by texting 88858 or visiting www.nspcc.org.uk.

Find The Perfect Gift For The Holiday Season

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Persepolis by Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar

 

This Christmas, Sedition is pleased to present a range of innovative gift ideas for anyone who loves art and technology. Along with a selection of themed and artist collections, we also introduce two new gift ideas including the Sedition Frame and a subscription to Art Stream. We hope this post will inspire you with some exciting gift ideas this holiday season!

Sedition Frame

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The recently launched Sedition Frame, introduced in October, is the perfect gift for digital art lovers to elegantly display their collection on their iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Available exclusively from Sedition and in the museum gift shops of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and The Broad in Los Angeles. The Frame is a high-quality art display designed to complement any interior space.

Hand-crafted from solid oak and secured with a magnetic powder-coated steel front plate, the Sedition Frame is suitable for a wall-mounted or freestanding display in portrait or landscape.

To gift the Sedition Frame:

  • Go to: www.seditionart.com/frame
  • Click ‘Gift’
  • Select finish (Black/Light Oak), shipping destination (Europe/Rest of World), and Yes to confirm it is a gift
  • Proceed to checkout and enter your payment details
  • Add the recipient’s address and a personal message
  • Your frame will be dispatched within two working days

 

To ensure your gift arrives in time for 25 December, make your orders before 15 December at midnight GMT.

Discover the Sedition Frame >

Art Stream

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Alternately, inspire your loved one with a subscription to the Sedition Art Stream, giving them access to a curated selection of twelve artworks from Sedition. Updated weekly, the stream can be displayed across their digital devices using the Sedition apps for iOS and Apple TV. Each week one artwork is added and the oldest one is removed. Artists currently featured on the Art Stream include: Jenny Holzer, Casey Reas, Sougwen Chung, Lawrence Lek and Bill Viola.

Art Stream is a great way to discover artworks available on Sedition you may have missed. It’s also a good starting point for anyone thinking of starting their own art collection, and the perfect gift for anyone interested in contemporary and digital art.

Purchase a subscription to Art Stream for the discounted price of $60 for one year or $45 for six months.

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Artworks and Collections

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To purchase an artwork or collection as a gift on Sedition, simply:

  • Browse artworks and collections
  • Choose the artwork / collection you’d like to gift
  • Click the ‘Send As Gift’ button and enter the recipient’s email address twice
  • Add a personal message and set the delivery date to 25 December
  • Your gift will be sent via email as an inspiring gift for the holiday season

 

Browse our Gift page for ideas on artwork collections to suit any artistic preferences, or take a look at our selection of Holiday Gift Ideas:

Time of Flight / Mike Pelletier / $22
The Difference Between Idiots and Angels / Michael Joo / $50
When Hell Freezes Over / Carla Gannis / $17
In The Wind / Donata Wenders / $8
Persepolis / Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar / $8

If you’d like to gift an artwork but aren’t sure which one, you can also treat somebody to a stored value Digital Gift Voucher  available for $10, $25, $50, $100 or $500 which can be used to purchase any artworks on Sedition.

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#SeditionRecommends at Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

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Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world’s contemporary art galleries and their patrons, as well as serving as a meeting point for the international art world. Art Basel’s annual show in Miami Beach, running from 1 to 4 December, returns in 2016 for its 15th edition. The art fair comprises 269 international galleries, coming from 29 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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In addition to showing artworks ranging from modern masters to the latest contemporary pieces across five gallery sectors, many galleries will present works in Art Basel’s project-based sections: Positions, Kabinett, Survey, and Public. We’ve singled out three other areas of the fair which include the work of digital artists, including Sedition artists.

-Nova. Don’t miss out on artist Anicka Yi’s video-installation which addresses biotech’s anxieties through her artwork at 47 canal gallery. Also be sure to experience the 360-degree video environment by Taro Izumi at Take Ninagawa Gallery.

-Edition. Here, publishers of editioned artworks showcase the outcome of their collaboration with individual  artists. Sedition collectors take note:  Gordon Cheung’s New Order series, based on still life paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, will be exhibiting at Alan Cristea Gallery.

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-Film. Outdoor screenings, dynamic and feature length films will take place at the Soundscape park and Colony Theatre during Art Basel Miami Beach. Along with the outdoor program, 50 video works will also be shown inside the Film Library on digital touch screen monitors located inside the fair halls. The digital library collection features works by artists Stephen Dean, Edith Dekyndt, Maggie Lee, Gabriel Lester, Sophie Nys, João Vasco Paiva, Betye Saar, Jason Simon, Su-Mei Tse and Wang Tuo.

#SeditionRecommends

In this section we’ll run through some of the events we recommend to anyone with an interest in moving image and the computational arts.

A film screening In Movement as Monument will be presented by Hungarian-American artist Rita Ackermann on Wednesday 30 November at 10pm. The artist films several laptop screens, creating a collage of disparate digital images ranging from an excerpt from Mel Gibson’s controversial drama Apocalyptico to images of flash mobs and a promotional video of a Michael Jackson record. This overload of information references French philosopher Paul Virilio’s concept of the ‘Information Bomb’.

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During the same dates as Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), MANA Common Miami Art Week is hosting a live event of Bill Viola’s video/sound installation Inverted Birth (2014) on Tuesday, 29 November from 6:30 to 8pm. The installation is accompanied by PhilarMIA Orchestra who will performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5.

At ABMB  you can also find daily discussions that explore key issues in the contemporary art world.These activities belong to the Conversations and Salon series. Notable talks include a discussion on The State of the Emerging Art Market taking place on Friday 2 December from 4-5pm.

Another recommended conversation will take place on Saturday 3 December at 10am –  Debating Disruption: Has Technology Really Changed the Artworld?. The discussion explores ways technology has shaped the contemporary art world, and how it is affecting public cultural institutions. The conversation seeks to clarify what digital innovations hold in store for tomorrow’s artworld.

Lastly, Sedition recommends attending an artist led talk by Francesco Clemente, Sleep of Reason, happening on Friday 2 December from 3-4pm at the Salon.

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#MiamiArtWeek

The not for profit arts organization NADA is hosting their 14th edition of their Miami Beach Fair at the Deauville Beach Resort. NADA will run from the 1st to the 4th of December 2016 and this year’s fair will showcase more than 100 exhibitors from 17 different countries, with 29 project spaces represented.

Untitled Miami Beach is comprised of 128 international galleries with 37 exhibitors in a large space on the beach at Ocean Drive. This fifth edition of Untitled, runs from 30 November until 4 December. Artist Mark Dorf will be exhibiting works from his series //_path and Emergence at Postmasters Gallery.

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Pulse Miami Beach is another option for those interested in finding local artists. At the entrance of the fair you can find a site-specific installation Miami Marbles that showcases city imagery of Miami in abstract form on spheres, developed by digital artist Anne SpalterPulse also has a section for digital and new media art called PLAY, which is curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol. The program takes the thesis of “Body As…” and investigates the human body’s relationship to social constructs and self-determination.

1-4 December | Indian Beach Park | 4601 Collins Avenue

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PRIZM art fair, hosting its fourth edition this year, specializes solely in presentations of African artists and explores the global impact of Africa around the world.

29 November  – 11 December | 7230 Nw Miami Ct. Little Haiti / Little River

Superfine! “The Fairest Fair” takes place on the same dates and provides an alternative platform of exhibiting artwork that is more accessible to all stakeholders engaged in the contemporary art world, specially when it comes to pricing.

 1-4 December | 56 NE 29th Street

The last art fair to make it on our list is Miami’s longest running art fair, Art Miami. The art fair will be hosted in Midtown Miami, where the actor Adrien Brody is expected to deliver his most recent paintings.

1-4 December | 3101 NE 1st Avenue

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place from 1-4 December at Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139