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The Prince’s Foundation Charity Auction with Paddle 8

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

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

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

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

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

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Startup Weekend Art London 2014

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for the event:

Nuit Blanche Video 2014

Nuit Blanche 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download the full map of the Nuit Blanche Video trail.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Show us your #artonscreens

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing your #artonscreens!

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

 

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

Peace Guard by Shepard Fairey at the KITCHEN, Vilnius Paulauskas

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

 

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

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

 

Field - Forays Scan I Vestibular in Hammersmith by Tom Jackson

Field – Forays Scan I Vestibular in Hammersmith by Tom Jackson

 

 

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

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

 

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Sedition & The Hospital Club Gallery Presents NEW HORIZONS

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Sedition is excited to be returning to the Hospital Club in Covent Garden to present an exhibition of screen-based art by some of the worlds leading contemporary artists: Elmgreen & Dragset, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, AES + F, Jenny Holzer, Lee Lee Nam and also Isaac Julien.

Join us for the private view on 17th July at The Hospital Club Gallery. Artworks will be displayed digitally on the latest curved OLED And ULTRA HD4K screens from global technology brand LG, NEW HORIZONS and is aimed to explore the screen as a medium to display artworks.

Members and non-members of Sedition can browse digital editions of artworks within the gallery and also start their own digital art collection. Artworks will be available for sale as gift cards that can be purchased and sent to friends to redeem on the site.

We hope that you can make it!

18 – 20 July 2014, 11am-6pm
Private view: Thursday, 17 July 2014, 7-9pm

The Hospital Club Gallery
24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ

RSVP to the private view: marketing@seditionart.com

Updated 24 July 2014

Check out photos from the private view. Thanks to everyone who came out to make the event a great success!

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New Digital Edition by Jeremy Deller to Celebrate Own Art’s 10th Anniversary

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Sedition is pleased to partner with Own Art and TheSpace to present a new digital edition by Turner Prize winning artist, Jeremy Deller. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Own Art has commissioned Deller to produce an artwork based on a painting by Stuart Hughes that was originally made for the British Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2013 as part of his touring exhibition English Magic.

English Magic reflects the roots of much of Deller’s work, focusing on British society. William Morris permeates the exhibition – In English Magic, Deller brings Morris “back from the dead”, encouraging us to turn the mirror on ourselves and ask questions of the society in which we live – William Morris Gallery.

Own Art, the organisation the helps make art buying easy and affordable through interest free loans, along with TheSpace, a newly re-launched online arts initiative supported by the Arts Council England and the BBC, will offer a series of digital images by Jeremy Deller for free to their members. The artwork will launch on Sedition on 9th July 2014. To register to receive a digital edition by Jeremy Deller, sign-up to TheSpace newsletter and follow the instructions in the confirmation email.

The digital images are part of a fully animated artwork, which will be presented on 19th July on TheSpace and on the large screens at the London Westfield sites.

Sedition Goes to Sónar – Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art in Barcelona


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Sedition is presenting at this year’s Sónar+D as part of the MarketLab from 12-14 June 2014. Sónar is Barcelona’s legendary Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, which celebrates its 21st year this year. Sonar+D is the international conference for creativity and technology which takes place as part of Sónar by Day at the Palau de Congressos in Fira Montjuïc.

For the Sónar+D MarketLab, Sedition will showcase an exhibition of works by pioneers of digital art including: Universal Everything, Casey Reas, Aaron Koblin, Ryoji Ikeda, Quayola, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Scanner, FIELD, Sougwen Chung, Zimoun, Miguel Chevalier, and Memo Akten. A brand new digital edition by contemporary art studio Zeitguised will be launched to celebrate Sónar+D. Follow Zeitguised on Sedition to receive an invitation to the online private view.

Sónar+D selects the most outstanding projects by creative laboratories, universities and companies to showcase new forms of creation, production and marketing. Sounds in 3D, interaction repertoires and robotic experiments.

If you’re in Barcelona, find us at the Sónar+D Exhibition at the Palau de Congressos in Fira Montjuïc, MarketLab, P5 Floor 0.

Updated 24 June 2014:

We had a great time at Sonar+D. Check out photos from the festival:

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Art Basel Hong Kong in Review

We had a great time at Art Basel Hong Kong this 15-18 May launching an exciting collection of work called Déjà Vu by 5 young Chinese artists in association with LEAP and iArt. We are also pleased to launch our Chinese version of our website and iPhone/iPad and Android apps. Thanks to Modern Media for inviting us to be a part of their booth and for launching the collection at the Post Vernissage Party with K11 Art Foundation.

Check out the photos from the week:

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Sedition Sponsors The ArtTactic Forecasting Competition in May

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Sedition has partnered with ArtTactic, London-based art market research and analytics firm, to sponsor prizes for the upcoming ArtTactic Forecaster auction quiz competition in May. Get the chance to win a digital limited edition by Damien Hirst, AES+F, Jenny Holzer, Mat Collishaw, Lawrence Weiner, Matt Pyke and Tracy Emin.

How it works

Sign up to ArtTactic Forecaster, pick an auction quiz ranging from range of collecting categories and mediums such as contemporary paintings and sculpture, photography, works on paper and prints. Each quiz has 5 lots which you have to predict the sale price using the slider indicating the price bracket you think the work will sell for. Your performance and results can be monitored through the Analytics section. Winners of the different categories will win the following prizes:

Prizes

1. Overall winner – Damien Hirst, For Heaven’s Sake

2. Most improved player – Jenny Holzer, One-Liner

3. Modern and Contemporary Painting – Lawrence Weiner, The Sky Moves

4. Modern and Contemporary Sculpture – Tracey Emin, Love Is What You Want

5. Modern and Contemporary Photography – AES+F, Reincarnation

6. Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper – Matt Pyke, Transfiguration

7. Modern and Contemporary Prints – Mat Collishaw, Burning Flower

Follow ArtTactic on Sedition and find out more about the competition.

Don’t forget to listen to an interview with Sedition director, Rory Blain on the ArtTactic podcast discussing the digital art market.

About Art Tactic

ArtTactic Forecaster was started in May 2012 by Anders Petterson, the founder and MD of ArtTactic and Adam Green, ArtTactic’s podcast host when they decided to launch a Twitter competition on who could guess the auction price of Edvard Munch’s ‘Scream’, which finally sold at Sotheby’s for $120 million. The winner of the competition was only off by $1 million and the Twitter crowd average prediction came in at $123 million. The result spurred ArtTactic’s interest in the general art crowd’s ability to predict outcomes in an often non-transparent, seemingly unpredictable and secretive art market.

In June 2013, Anders launched the very first edition of ArtTactic Forecaster, a dynamic auction quiz game aimed at students he was teaching at Sotheby’s Institute at the time. The second edition of ArtTactic Forecaster launched in February 2014, and has now grown to a community of 500 active players (students, art enthusiasts and auction professionals) who regularly compete for a top spot in the league tables.

Join the fast growing community of art market forecasters and improve your rank, enhance your skills and broaden the knowledge about the value of art.