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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.

Subscribe to Art Stream >

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

5 Years of Digital Art: Devices, Platforms and Innovations

Paolo Cirio, Open Society Structures. Available as a digital edition on Sedition

 

This November 2016 marks five years since the launch of Sedition. In celebration, we’ve initiated a Twitter conversation with some of our partners, curators, artist, and collectors who are paving the way for innovative, revelatory and experimental work in the field of digital art and creativity. Together, we explored the past and future five years of art and tech, including technological innovations for viewing and making work, new artistic practices and favourite artists.

In this post we’ll feature responses from Twitter celebrating the recent past and future of digital art. Look out for a second post covering our Twitter conversation coming soon, which will introduce exciting digitally engaged artists whose work was recommended by our Twitter network.

 

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

 
What are your top art and tech innovations of the last five years?

Oliva highlighted Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico’s Face to Facebook – Watch the artists’ message to Facebook at Transmediale – and James George’s Clouds project focusing on creative and collaborative uses of open source code. She also shared Be Another Lab’s Gender Swap project and the introduction of video games to the MOMA collection.

What devices will people be using to view artworks in five years’ time?

While she thinks that in five years screens will still be the primary viewing devices, Estela Oliva also populates her near-future with more experimental devices. These range from organic/semi-organic interfaces to the extension of projection technologies into smaller and more intimate spaces.

 


 


 


 


 

Oliva also exchanged some thoughts with us on what will become of projection in the next five years, giving examples of projects which explored and materialised a transition from projection to immersion.

 


 

Bruce Sterling / @bruces
Author, journalist and critic

 
What are your top art and tech innovations of the last five years?
Sterling warned of the dangers of getting caught up in the shock factor of new technologies, commenting that “we’re in an age of tech-industry consolidation, not Tofflerian future-shock” and sending a great history of computer art resource to put current developments into perspective. Five years, after all, is no time at all in the history of computer art.

 

Eric Schockmel / @Schockmel
Moving image artist and director
 

What devices will people be using to view artworks in five years’ time?

Schockmel’s thoughts on viewing methods and devices is not entirely removed from Estela Oliva’s – In five years we will have continued to explore immersion, with new techniques for integrating ‘IRL’ (in real life) with convincing virtual worlds.

 


 

LaTurbo Avedon / @laturboavedon
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What devices will people be using to view artworks in five years’ time?

LaTurbo Avedon’s predictions included an increase in the use of telemetric hardware and the increased use of biometric authenticated devices.

 


 

Shane Mecklenburger / @shanemeck
Artist
 

What will digital art look like in five years’ time?

Mecklenburger’s response to our question was reflective of wider debates about prediction and the construction of truth. He warned that prediction is difficult in the contemporary climate, before predicting increased diversity in digital art and beyond.

 


 

 


 

Ghislaine Boddington / @GBoddington
Founder / Creative Director of body>data>space and Reader at University of Greenwich

 
What devices will people be using to view artworks in five years’ time?

Boddington, whose recent work with body>data>space, Collective Reality sought to create an immersive virtual environment, suggested that:

 


Boddington also brought up biological interfaces, predicting the arrival of more immersive environments featuring gesture interfaces developed using sense enhancement tech.

 


 

Anna Dumitriu / @AnnaDumitriu
Visual and performance artist / technologist / scientist
 
 
What devices will people be using to view artworks in five years’ time?

Anna Dumitriu, who is currently part of touring exhibition Technology Is Not Neutral with Boddington, shared some of her projects exploring microbiology, synthetic biology and interfaces, including collaborations with Alex May / @bigfug.

 


 


 


 

The real-fake.org.02 An exhibition exploring 3D virtual environments

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This November and December, a reworking of a 2011 digital animation exhibition in New York examines how artistic engagements with digital simulation have changed over the past five years.

In 2011, Claudia Hart and Rachel Clarke curated Real-fake.org, an exhibition at the Cal State Sacramento University Gallery. The exhibition brought together 20 artists whose work explored simulation and artificial spatiality. In 2016, Hart and Clarke, joined by Patrick Reynolds, update and extend the exhibition to form the real-fake.org.02.

The real-fake.org.02 takes place at New York’s BronxArtSpace and of course in virtual space. Artists featured in the show include AES+F, Sophie Kahn with Lisa Parra, Tim Berresheim, Mark Dorf, Claudia Hart, Sara Ludy, Alex McLeod, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, Eva Papamargariti, Rick Silva, Katie Torn, Ryan Whittier-Hale and Zeitguised.

 

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The reworking of a 2011 exhibition in 2016 reveals interesting similarities and differences between artworks engaged in digital space at the beginning and end of the last five years. 3D animation is the primary medium of the 2016 exhibition, as it was in 2011, and in both exhibitions artists have re-appropriated and thus challenged mainstream culture and methods of production and dissemination. Both exhibitions showcase artists interested in the digital simulation of the analogue or natural. However, in five years the production of mainstream culture has significantly changed; digital simulation has evolved from an esoteric interest to an issue widely discussed in the arts and beyond. Previous categories have dissolved, and new ones have opened up.

“In the face of this paradigm shift, artists respond with an aesthetic of the fake. This is art that crosses the Freudian uncanny divide, at first creating a sense of disorientation and questioning. Can we trust anything anymore? We have entered a space of madness, a psychotic space articulated by a culture that no longer embraces the difference between a representation and reality. The subjective reality and the objective merge. Fantasy rules.”

Claudia Hart and Rachel Clarke, 2016 

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Today, digitally rendered 3D imagery is applied widely in movies, video games, apps and a host of other contexts largely due to the proliferation and accessibility of 3D software and the development of 3D printing and the re-emergence of VR, which has given new relevance to working in a virtual third dimension.

The 51 new media artists featured in the real-fake.org.02 represent a fraction of those currently exploring the many consequences of the expanding influence of 3D digital image-making. The artists in the real-fake.org.02 examine the formal languages involved in the production of digital simulation and re-contextualise them in relation to contemporary and historic art practice. The result is a complicated – and necessary – conversation about the power and agency of digital simulation in the arts and beyond.


The real-fake.org.02 runs from 19 November until 20 December 2016 at the BronxArtSpace located at 305 E 140th Street #1 Bronx, NY 10454, USA.

Carla Gannis and Shu Lea Cheang in group exhibition Monsters of the Machine in Spain

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Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights

 

Carla Gannis and Shu Lea Cheang are among artists in a group exhibition currently on show in Spain whose focus is on relating Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through contemporary issues and media techniques.

Monsters and the Machine is curated by Marc Garrett of Furtherfield Gallery located in London’s Finsbury Park. The exhibition takes place at Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijón and features work by Cristina Busto Alvarez, Mary Flanagan, Carla Gannis, Genetic Moo, Shu Lea Cheang, Regina De Miguel, Guido Segni and  Thomson & Craighead. The show brings together the work of artists working with diverse media to look at mutation and change (as concept and as act) in today’s world. What, in the contemporary context, is meant by dysfunction, by hybridity, by the monstrous?

The exhibition tackles issues ranging from surveillance to the Anthropocene to post-humanism to accelerationism. The works on display attempt to give definition to these issues in a rapidly changing world, and also to describe ways of responding to them critically and creatively.

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UKI Viral Love by Shu Lea Cheang

 

Through creative engagement with 3D printed avatars, an algorithmic remapping of the Sahara Desert and a poetic reimagining of the human genome as poetry, the exhibition looks at how communication and culture have changed in light of recent technological developments. It also examines the role of the inventor as genius and as destroyer, asking “Who is the real monster? Dr. Frankenstein or the poor wretched mutant he brought to life?”

For the exhibition, Carla Gannis presents her 2014 work The Garden of Emoji Delights as a digital c-print and video. The Garden of Emoji Delights project is derived from, and responds to, Hieronymus Bosch’s 500 year old work The Garden of Earthly Delights. In her contemporary reworking of an old master painting Gannis remixes classical imagery with emojis to produce mash-ups which act as comments on the human condition. At times absurd, humorous, parodic and critical, the project looks at how aesthetics, artistic media and communication methods have changed – and remained in stasis – over the centuries. A series of digital editions by Gannis from the Garden of Emoji Delights project are available on Sedition. View the newly released La Emoji Lujuria collection.

Also featured in Monsters In The Machine is celebrated cyberpunk artist Shu Lea Cheang, whose 2013 work UKI Viral Love is presented as an installation. The work, a sequel to Cheang’s 2000 movie I.K.U, builds a narrative in which coders employed to collect data on human orgasms and feed it into a mobile app are deprived of the data they need. The coders are forced to scavenge for data in a landscape strewn with physical and digital debris. The project is presented as a viral performance and a viral game.

Monsters and the Machine runs from 18 November 2016 to 21 May 2017 at Laboral Centro de Arte, Prados, 121, 33203, Gijón, Spain.

Celebrate Sedition’s 5th Anniversary!

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It’s been five years since Sedition has opened its doors and time has flown! This November, join us in celebration of our 5th anniversary. We’ll be talking about the past, present and future of digital creativity as we reflect on our landmark achievements and innovations over the years at Sedition and in the wider art world and beyond.

In November 2011, we launched with a revolutionary mission to build a new platform for the collection and display of limited edition art for screens. Since then, the Sedition team have worked hard to develop a platform to deliver the best in screen-based art with new artists launching nearly every week, new products and features on our website and apps, and new ways of getting the works to you in museum gift shops, public art displays and exhibitions. All this would not be possible without our dedicated international community of collectors, which have grown with us over the years.

Here we look back on Sedition’s greatest achievements in the past 5 years with an interactive timeline. Events on the timeline are divided into two colours; events in black are connected to our app and product developments, and other advances we’ve made as a company, while events in pink connect to our artistic events and partnerships. We are delighted to have you join us on this journey of bringing art to screens.

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Since 2011, we have made it our mission to bring art to your screens by creating a seamless access to your Sedition artworks across all your devices, including smartphones, tablets and TVs. We’ve also worked hard to expand the marketplace for both artists and collectors by introducing the Sedition Trade and Open Platform, enabling collectors to resell their works once the edition has sold out, and to invite any artist to create their profile and market and sell their works on the platform, respectively. We’ve also developed areas for our museum and brand partners can also launch artworks and engage an audience on Sedition through curated collections. This timeline highlights some of the key product developments and innovations we’ve made in the past five years in the evolution of the platform.

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Sedition has worked with a wide range of partners and collaborators over the past five years to present work by some of the most exciting artists working today in pop-up exhibitions, large scale public displays, and art fairs internationally. We also engage in opportunities to discuss new models for the distribution and collection of art on numbers panel discussions and forums, which has kept us at the frontier of art and the digital. As an online platform, we embrace any opportunity to present our work in a real world setting. This timeline runs through some of key events and partnerships we’ve participated, collaborated and produced to share the work that we do to a global audience in the real world (IRL).

This timeline covers only some of the many technological updates and artistic projects we’ve carried out over the past half a decade. This month, join us on social media as we share and discover the digital creative innovations in art and technology from the past and future 5 years.

Nov 2011: Sedition Launch

Nov 2011: Sedition Launch

Sedition launched with a bang as the first online platform for the distribution of limited edition art for screens. Works by world’s leading contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Bill Viola, and Mat Collishaw are made for sale for the first time in digital format. With over 50,000 sign-ups from launch spearheaded the business to become a leader and pioneer in the digital distribution of art globally.

Sept 2012: Samsung Smart TV App Launched at WIRED 2012

Sept 2012: Samsung Smart TV App Launched at WIRED 2012

In 2012, we launched our Samsung Smart TV app at the WIRED 2012 conference, allowing owners of Samsung Smart TVs to access their Sedition collections on a high-definition screen in the home. We shared our platform with leading digital innovators at the conference and exhibition as a new way to experience art on screens as your own personal gallery.

Dec 2012: Wired Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery

Dec 2012: Wired Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery

We held our first ever pop-up exhibition, which took place in December 2012 at the WIRED pop-up store on London’s Regent Street. Works by artists including Elmgreen and Dragset, Aaron Koblin, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jenny Holzer and more, were displayed on Samsung Smart TVs for the show, alongside other creative tech start-ups.

Jan 2013: DLD Conference

Jan 2013: DLD Conference

Sedition presented a curated exhibition by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Johannes Fricke Waldthausen including artworks from Sedition at the DLD13 Conference in Munich. The annual conference features talks and presentations by business, creative and social leaders, and showcases innovations in digital media, science and culture.

Feb 2013: Tracey Emin Times Square New York

Feb 2013: Tracey Emin Times Square New York

For the month of February, Sedition presented the largest display of Tracey Emin’s work in New York as part of Times Square Alliance’s Midnight Moment. From 11:57-12:00 midnight for every night over the month, Emin’s work from Sedition were displayed on the large screens. Emin was present for the special event to give everyone a Valentine’s day wish. We held an Instagram competition for winners to receive her entire digital collection of six neon works featuring her message of love.

June 2013: Open Platform Launch

June 2013: Open Platform Launch

In Summer 2013, we opened up the platform to allow any artists to submit and sell works on Sedition using the innovative tools we developed. The aim was to foster a community of digital artist to help to get their work out to a larger audience and to provide them a means to sell their work as limited editions. Sedition launches the Open Platform at EYEO Festival in Minneapolis, opening up the platform for the first time to submissions.

July 2013: New iOS App for iPhone and iPad

July 2013: New iOS App for iPhone and iPad

In Summer 2013 Sedition launched our new iOS app to allow collectors to enjoy their art on their iPhones and iPads. Features include a clean a simple interface for viewing you Sedition artworks, the ability to download artworks into the Vault to view them even while offline, and create playlists of your collection.

Sep 2013: The Sedition Trade Platform

Sep 2013: The Sedition Trade Platform

Sedition launches the Sedition Trade platform which allows collectors to resell their artworks (once the edition has sold out) at any price with the potential to earn a profit off the sales of the work. Released in March 2013, 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 and was the first artwork to be made available on the Trade platform. The original sale price of the work was just £5 and was subsequently selling for £75 upwards on Trade.

Sep 2013: London EDITION Hotel

Sep 2013: London EDITION Hotel

For Sedition’s first hotel partnership, we worked with Mat Collishaw to create a commissioned for the launch of the new London EDITION hotel in Fitzrovia. Collishaw created an impressive new video work, Prosopopoeia featuring a rotating diamond that reflects orchids blooming from within prisms. The work was projected and installed in the entrance of the hotel in the week prior to its opening. The work was given as a gift to members of EDITION Hotel and a curated collection of works were made available in each of the guestrooms.

Nov 2013: Contemporary Istanbul / Plug-in Media Art Fair

Nov 2013: Contemporary Istanbul / Plug-in Media Art Fair

Sedition was invited to participate in Contemporary Istanbul’s Plug-in Media Art Fair. Sedition presented a collection of works at the fair including works by Jenny Holzer, Mustafa Hulusi, Mat Collishaw, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Ergin Çavuşoğlu, amongst others. Sedition’s director Rory Blain presented 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.

Nov 2013: New Android App

Nov 2013: New Android App

To complement the iOS app, Sedition launches a new Android app with the same features offered in the iOS app to appease the Android users in and to make Sedition accessible on as many devices as possible.

Jan 2014: Unpainted Media Art Fair

Jan 2014: Unpainted Media Art Fair

Sedition was invited to showcase a selection of artworks at the Unpainted, Germany’s first fair dedicated to the sales and presentation of new media art. Sedition’s Director, Rory Blain, presented on a panel on the topic of OFFLINE/ONLINE with Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris), artists Aram Bartholl and Kim Asendorf, and media art professor Klaus vom Bruch, moderated by Florian Mueck. Sedition shared the platform with other leaders in the field bring forward the idea of collecting and owning digital art.

Feb 2014: iOS and Android Update

Feb 2014: iOS and Android Update

In early 2014, we launched updates for the newly launched Android and iOS apps, with development to the Sedition Vault in particular. New features included the ability to browse artworks and artists, view information on the artworks and artists, and view your certificate of authenticity along with improvements to the Vault and download experience.

May 2014: LEAP Labs Partnership / Art Basel Hong Kong

May 2014: LEAP Labs Partnership / Art Basel Hong Kong

Sedition partnered with LEAP, the bilingual art magazine of contemporary China, and iArt, the digital edition of The Art Newspaper China (both part of the Modern Media Group in China) to present a collection of works by five young Chinese artists working in moving image. Launched at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, the Déjà Vu Collection was presented at the Modern Media booth at the fair with a launch event supported by K11 Art Foundation. Artists featured in the collection include Chen Zhou, Cheng Ran, Fang Lu, Guan Xiao, and Kwan Sheung Chi. Sedition launched the Chinese language version of the Sedition site and apps for the event.

May 2014: Universal Everything at The Hospital Club

May 2014: Universal Everything at The Hospital Club

Sedition collaborated with The Hospital Club, a private members club for creative industries professionals in Covent Garden in London to present a series of group and solo exhibitions in their gallery. The first exhibition was a solo show by Universal Everything. For the exhibition, a new series of works, Walking City Citizens which were a series of 50 unique iterations where there were only available of each. The exhibition featured 3D printed sculptures, drawings and interactive pieces alongside their works from Sedition. https://vimeo.com/98913294

Jun 2014: Own Art and The Space / Jeremy Deller Digital Edition

Jun 2014: Own Art and The Space / Jeremy Deller Digital Edition

In celebration of Own Art’s tenth anniversary and the relaunch of The Space, Sedition collaborated to launch a new commissioned work, We Sit Starving Amongst Our Gold, by Turner Prize winning artist, Jeremy Deller. The work, based on a painting by Stuart Hughes were given away as free editions (100 editions of 100 images) to followers of The Space and Own Art.

Jun 2014: Sónar+D Marketlab, Barcelona

Jun 2014: Sónar+D Marketlab, Barcelona

Sedition was invited to present a booth at the Sónar+D MarketLab at the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona. Works by pioneering practitioners working with art and technology were presented on screens with a new artwork Cloud Candy by Berlin-based studio Zeitguised was launched for the event.

Apr 2015: First Retail Display at Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

Apr 2015: First Retail Display at Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

As an online platform Sedition does not have a physical gallery or ‘store’ where customers can view works on screens. In an effort to bring artworks closer to people, we’ve partnered with museums to offer digital editions as gift cards in the museum’s gift shop. Our first retail display was installed in Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf for Wim Wender’s retrospective exhibition, in celebration of the artist’s 70th birthday. For the exhibition, two new digital editions, Drive-In At Night and In Eastern Germany, were launched and presented alongside fifteen artworks by Wim Wenders that were already on Sedition.

May 2015: FIELD: Violescense at The Hospital Club

May 2015: FIELD: Violescense at The Hospital Club

For Sedition fourth exhibition at The Hospital Club, we presented a solo exhibition by digital art studio FIELD. The Violescence exhibition premiered the studio’s project, Quasar, a series of physical-digital artworks which comprised three wearable Virtual Reality sculptures designed around three personalities of aggression, inquisitiveness and sensitivity. The exhibition also featured a display of the Forays series, as well as photographic prints and installations by the artists. 

Oct 2015: Yorkshire Sculpture Park / Bill Viola

Oct 2015: Yorkshire Sculpture Park / Bill Viola

Sedition installed a retail display in the gift shop of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. Works by Bill Viola and Bob & Roberta Smith alongside other editions were presented in the shop. Bill Viola presented a major retrospective exhibition the park’s Underground Gallery and Chapel. Bob & Roberta Smith also presented a solo show Art For All, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the YSP’s National Arts Education Archive.

Jan 2016: Sedition Art Stream

Jan 2016: Sedition Art Stream

We started the year with the launch of Art Stream, a new subscription service giving access to a curated stream of twelve artworks that are updated weekly. Each week a new artwork is added, and the oldest one is removed. The service provides a way for collectors to discover new works and will have the opportunity to purchase the artworks at a discount when it drops off the stream. Subscription for Art Stream is just $10 per month with a three month free trial and 50% off the first year.

Jan 2016: iOS App Major Update

Jan 2016: iOS App Major Update

Also in January 2016, we launched a brand new iOS App, which was entirely revamped from the first version of the app to a new design and functionalities. New features included the Wish List feature which allows collectors favourite artworks that can be purchased later on our website, and a flashy introductory tour and the ability to browse both Open Platform and Curated artworks and artists.

May 2016: Montreal Digital Art Biennial / IMDA

May 2016: Montreal Digital Art Biennial / IMDA

Sedition launched new work by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke at ELEKTRA festival and the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art (BIAN). The Perspections collection was launched following a talk by Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations, Ashley Wong at the International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA). Works by Pascal Haudressy, Zimoun and Matthew Biederman exhibited at BIAN, while NONOTAK and Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke showed work during MUTEK festival which ran concurrently.

Jun 2016: Royal Academy London Retail Display

Jun 2016: Royal Academy London Retail Display

In Summer 2016, Sedition installed a display of works by Royal Academicians for sale as gift cards at the Royal Academy of Art shop in London for their 248th annual Summer Exhibition. The exhibition featured a large scale installation work by Yinka Shonibare displayed on the facade of the RA. Shonibare was among Royal Academicians whose work was introduced to the Royal Academy Shop as gift cards, alongside Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, Ron Arad, Michael Craig-Martin, Bob and Roberta Smith, amongst others. The works are currently on display at the RA Shop along with the Sedition Frame.

Sep 2016: FutureFest Art Prize 2016

Sep 2016: FutureFest Art Prize 2016

Throughout 2016, Sedition collaborated with Nesta to present the first FutureFest Art Prize. FutureFest is Nesta’s weekend festival of radical talks and art installations that took place at London’s Tobacco Docks. In May 2016 we announced an open call for artist to submit works under the four themes of FutureFest: Love, Work, Play and Thrive. Our panel of judges shortlisted twelve artworks (three for each theme) to be showcased at FutureFest. Following a live audience vote, one winner for each theme was selected and announced at the festival. The works of the winning artists were launched and promoted on Sedition and we given a £500 cash prize from Nesta.

Oct 2016: Sedition Frame

Oct 2016: Sedition Frame

Sedition increasingly brings the digital into the physical. The Sedition Frame is a beautifully-crafted object for displaying your Sedition collection on the most popular tablet devices including iPad 2, iPad Air 1 and 2, 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Sedition Frame is an elegant display for showcasing your art collection in the home or office. Made of solid oak the Sedition Frame can be displayed free-standing or wall-mounted in portrait or landscape orientation. The frame allows collectors to display their Sedition collection using our apps for iOS or Android to create playlists from the Vault or stream works using Art Stream.

Nov 2016: New Sedition App for Apple TV

Nov 2016: New Sedition App for Apple TV

Sedition has just launched our newest app for Apple TV, which is compatible with any high-definition TV with HDMI. Collectors can easily access their Sedition works for display on their screens with the click of the button. Key features include access to subscribe and view Art Stream, the ability to browse and purchase artworks and artists and access to the Vault to add and remove artworks from the playlist, view the certificate of authenticity and play your collection. The app accompanies the Sedition apps for iOS, Android and Samsung Smart TV in our mission to make Sedition work seamlessly across all your digital devices.

Dec 2016: First US Retail Display at The Broad in LA

Dec 2016: First US Retail Display at The Broad in LA

In December, Sedition will head to Los Angeles for the launch of our first US museum partnership and retail display at The Broad. Sedition will offer a selection of artworks available as gift cards from The Shop at The Broad. The Sedition Art Frame will also be available for purchase. A launch event will take place on December 7th from 6:30pm at The Broad to announce the partnership.

New Sedition App for Apple TV

We’re delighted to launch a new Sedition App for Apple TV, providing a seamless experience for displaying your Sedition art collection on any high-definition TV screen with HDMI. The Sedition App for Apple TV is now available to download free from the App Store on Apple TV.

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The app is the latest to join Sedition’s apps for iOS, Android and Samsung Smart TV. Our aim is to give collectors access to their Sedition art collection across all their digital devices including smartphones, tablets, and TVs. To find out more about the full range of devices Sedition can be used on, visit:
www.seditionart.com/apps

 

Features

Artwork selected from playlist in the Sedition Vault

Key features of the Sedition Apple TV App include the ability to easily browse and search artists and artworks, and purchase artworks directly from the app. Play your Sedition collection from the Vault, order your playlist, and view your certificate of authenticity. You can also add artworks to your Wish List and follow artists to receive updates on new artworks and exhibitions.

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Sedition Art Stream

For easy access to a curated display of twelve artworks, streamed online, you can subscribe to the Sedition Art Stream from within the Apple TV app. Each week a new artwork is added to the stream and the oldest work is removed, providing a regularly rotating collection of works for your screen. By subscribing to Art Stream, you can discover new artists and artworks for just $10 per month. To find out more, visit our
Art Stream page.

To get started displaying art on your TV, search for Sedition Art in the App Store to download the app on your Apple TV. The latest Apple TV is available from the Apple Store starting at just $149.

Sedition Guide to FIAC 2016, Paris

This week, Paris is enlivened with art as the FIAC and satellite events (including Paris Internationale, Asia Now Paris, Outsider Art Fair and YIA) come to the French capital. To help you navigate the fairs, we’ve curated a selection of exhibitions now taking place across the city. View works by your favourite artists from Sedition presenting works in an around FIAC 2016.

Artists at FIAC

Lawrence Weiner is exhibiting work with three galleries at the fair. With Galerie 8 + 4 his embroidered work Form of Difficulty is shown in a group exhibition featuring works by Véra Molnar, Anne & Patrick Poirier and Pierrette Bloch. Meanwhile, represented by Marian Goodman and Alfonse Artiaco, the artist presents a large scale floor and wall based work On The Up, On The Above Up, On The Below Up outside the Petit Palais.

The Documentary: Geocentric Puncture, Guan Xiao 2014

The Documentary: Geocentric Puncture, Guan Xiao 2014

 

Guan Xiao presents a number of sculptural works, installations and digital prints at Kraupa-Tuscany Zeidler, one of ten galleries exhibiting as part of the La Fayette sector in the Grand Palais.

Ron Arad’s Armadillo Tea Pavillion (2016) is among outdoor sculptural works presented at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of the Tuileries sector. His work features alongside that of Alexander Calder, Gloria Friedmann and Jean Nouvel and is exhibited by Revolution Precrafted.

Anatomy of an Angel, Damien Hirst

Anatomy of an Angel, Damien Hirst, 2008

 

Damien Hirst presents Anatomy of an Angel (2008) with White Cube at the Petit Palais. The work, carved in Italian Carrara marble, is a depiction of an angel in a classical style inspired by L’Hirondelle Alfred Boucher (1920). The skin of the angel is torn, revealing glimpses of the human anatomy as depicted and dissected in medical practice.

Elsewhere in Paris

Scroll by Jonathan Monaghan at Galerie 2248m2

Scroll by Jonathan Monaghan at Galerie 2248m2

 

While in Paris for FIAC, be sure to catch GOTHAM, Jonathan Monaghan’s current solo exhibition at Galerie 2248m2. The exhibition runs until 29 October and presents sculpture, video and installation works which explore the digital transformation of materiality in relation to concepts of wealth and prestige.

Back to the End of the Beginning of the End, Again – Jake and Dinos Chapman

 

Amalia Ulman’s solo exhibition, Reputation, is presented at New Galerie in the Marais from 20 October to 20 December. Those in Paris for FIAC might also like to head to London for Ulman’s current exhibition Labour Dance at Arcadia Missa. Kamel Mennour presents an exhibition of installation works by Jake and Dinos Chapman in two separate Paris locations. Back to the End of the Beginning of the End, Again is on display both at the gallery’s main Paris location on the rue Saint-André des arts from 14 October to 26 November, and at 28 avenue Matignon from 20 October to 26 November 2016.

FIAC, contemporary art fair takes place at Grand Palais, Petit Palais and at off-site locations around Paris from 20-23 October 2016. For more information visit: www.fiac.com/paris