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Sedition Guide to the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art in Montréal

Opening in Montréal, Canada this June is the 3rd International Biennial of Digital Art (BIAN) presented alongside the 17th annual ELEKTRA festival of art music and new media. The biennial runs from 3 June to 3 July, while ELEKTRA takes place from 1 to 5 June.

The theme of this year’s biennial is ‘Automata’, art made by machines for machines, which features a large scale exhibition at Arsenal Contemporary Art in an expansive 50,000 square industrial space in the Griffintown district of Montréal. The exhibition includes works by international artists with a section dedicated to artists from Switzerland. The work of Sedition artists, Pascal Haudressy, Zimoun and Matthew Biederman are also featured in the exhibition. A selection of Sedition gift cards will be available for sale at Arsenal for the duration of the biennial.

 

Somewhere We Will Meet Again (White Version) - Pascal Haudressy

Somewhere We Will Meet Again (White Version) – Pascal Haudressy

 

Sedition will give a presentation of the distribution of digital art during the professional networking event International Marketplace for Digital Art (IMDA) as part of ELEKTRA taking place at Cinémathèque québécoise from 1-2 June 2016. The conference provides a platform from which to discuss the future of the digital art market. Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations Ashley Wong will introduce the work, context and potential future of Sedition on 2 June at 4:30pm. The presentation will contribute to a wider conversation about the distribution and collection of digital art.

 

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The Perspection collection by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke

 

Sedition will launch three new digital editions by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke from the Perspection series on 2 June with a launch event following IMDA at 5pm at Cinémathèque québécoise. The collection includes three audiovisual works created exclusively for Sedition.

 

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PARALLELS by NONOTAK – digital edition available on Sedition

 

From 1 to 5 June, BIAN and ELEKTRA will be joined by MUTEK, the international festival of digital creativity and electronic music. Taking place at several venues in Montréal, MUTEK provides a platform for innovative and emerging artists working with audiovisual techniques.

Sedition artists NONOTAK and Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke will be showing their latest work in interactive evening performances, both at A/Visions. NONOTAK will present their new work Shiro on 3 June at A/Visions 1. The interactive piece, which begins at 19:30, combines experimental techno, light and shadow, and multilayered projections across screens and the bodies of performers.

Biederman and Warnecke will present their work Perspection (Cubed) at MUTEK on 3 June. The work is a new version of the artists’ collaborative project Perspection, which projects geometric forms which, using 3D tracking, combine into a single shapeshifting image. Perspection (Cubed) is a site specific installation whose projectors and speakers add new dimensions to an already multidimensional work. The interactive installation is built using custom hardware and software.

On 4 June Matthew Biederman will take part in a panel discussion titled Experimental A/V design at the Phi Center. The discussion, which is part of MUTEK and takes place from 2-4pm, is hosted by Dynamic/MTL.

BIAN  takes place at Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 1R8, Canada.

ELEKTRA is held at Arsenal and at SAT, 1201 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2X 2S6, Canada. Part of ELEKTRA, IMDA is held on 1 and 2 June at the Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 Boulevard de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2X 1K1, Canada.

MUTEK takes place from 1 to 5 June at various venues across Montréal.

 

Highlights at ISEA 2016 Hong Kong

From 16-22 May 2016, Sedition participates in the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Hong Kong.

Keynote speakers at this year’s symposium are Benjamin Bratton, Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Natalie Jeremijenko and Sedition artist Shu Lea Cheang, who presents a talk titled As The [Science] Fiction Goes at 11:00 on 18 May. Ghislaine Boddington of body>data>space will also present at the festival. In September 2016 Sedition and body>data>space will partner with Nesta and FutureFest to present the FutureFest Art Prize exhibition in London – Read more here.

On 20 May at 14:30 Sedition’s Head of Programmes and Operations, Ashley Wong, presents a talk on digital distribution of art in the Creative Media Centre, Room 5. She also presents during Curating Art After New Media HK 2016, a short professional development course, which runs from 16 – 22 May and is hosted by Videotage.

From 26-23 May Overlap present a five screen installation of Aquatint as part of the ISEA 2016 Juried Exhibition.

 

View ‘Reading’ by Shu Lea Cheang on Sedition. Cheang will present a keynote at this year’s ISEA.

View ‘Reading’ by Shu Lea Cheang on Sedition. Cheang will present a keynote at this year’s ISEA.

 

ISEA, which was founded in 1990 in the Netherlands, is an international discussion platform at which practitioners from different disciplines meet to exchange ideas on art and technology. This year’s programme is curated under the theme Cultural R>Evolution. The theme focuses on the idea that media creates the new while returning to the old; rather than the new emerging fully formed from the old, instead the margins change and forces redistribute.

The main activities at this year’s symposium take place between four Hong Kong locations: City University’s Creative Media Centre, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Cattle Depot Artist Village. Numerous satellite events will take place throughout Hong Kong for the duration of the festival and beyond.

ISEA 2016 takes place from 16-24 May in various locations across Hong Kong. Register for tickets here.

The short course Curating Art After New Media takes place from 16-22 May at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with various site visits to art spaces around the city.

Explore works by Sedition artists during Art Basel Hong Kong

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Image: Tracey Emin, I Cried Because I Love You at Lehmann Maupin/White Cube Hong Kong

 

From 24 – 26 March Art Basel Hong Kong will present a diverse programme of contemporary art works, exhibitions, projects, films and discussions from across the world. For Sedition collectors visiting Hong Kong during Art Basel week, the art fair and connected exhibitions are an opportunity to see the work of a number of Sedition artists displayed in new spaces and contexts. We’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the events and exhibitions happening in Hong Kong this week.

For Art Basel, Antenna Space presents works by Guan Xiao and Yu Honglei (Booth 3D20).  Sedition artist Guan has developed a distinct aesthetic which explores history and time in relation to materials, bringing together classical and digital media and techniques. As well as presenting at Art Basel, Guan has also been recently nominated alongside Han Bing for the 4th annual Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award 2015 and is currently taking part in group exhibition GLOBALE: New Sensorium at ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, which ends on 9 April.

Yinka Shonibare MBE presents work as part of a group exhibition Structures of Recollection at Pearl Lam Galleries. The exhibition explores and experiments with approaches to materiality and memory. Structures of Recollection opens on 21 March and runs until 28 April at Pearl Lam in Soho.

 

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Cheng Ran, Joss digital edition available on Sedition

 

Cheng Ran is exhibiting works in two locations during the Art Basel. At the fair, the artist will be represented by Galerie Urs Meile (Booth 1D25), with his film Letter 249 (2015). Cheng Ran also premieres his nine-hour epic film in Asia, In Course of the Miraculous at K11 Art Foundation from 21 March to 1 May at chi art space. The work had its world premiere at the Istanbul Biennale 2015. On 20 March, KAF will present an artist talk between Cheng Ran and artist Enoch Cheng.

Alongside Art Basel, Tracey Emin presents a major solo show of her work across two Hong Kong galleries in her first exhibition in Greater China. I Cried Because I Love You will be presented in both White Cube Hong Kong and Lehmann Maupin Gallery from 21 March – 21 May. In addition, Emin will join a panel including the Royal Academy’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow, and Hong Kong entrepreneur David Tang to discuss her work as part of the Art Basel Salon programme.

Chen Qiulin will present works including Peach Blossom #2represented by Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Booth 1C25) during Art Basel Hong Kong. Chen is also presenting a short film City Manager as part of Kaidan, a programme exploring themes of alienation and folklore on 24 March. Read an interview with Chen on her recent exhibition, One Hundred Names, which took place in Australia in 2016.

 

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Fang Lu, Lost Seconds, digital edition available on Sedition

 

On 23 March, Fang Lu, represented by Boers-Li Gallery, presents No World, an eighteen minute film work during the Art Basel short film programme, When History Became Emotion, a screening which looks at how artistic abstraction brings together temporalities in different ways. Fang will also present, Sea of Silence as part of the Kaidan film programme alongside Tao Hui, Lu Yang and Christopher Doyle on the following day, which explores themes of perception and apparition.

Art Basel Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Pearl Lam Gallery Hong Kong Soho
Shop No. 1 G/F & 1/F, SOHO 189,
189 Queen’s Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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White Cube Hong Kong
50 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong

Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
407 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong

K11 Art Foundation – chi art space
8/F, New World Tower 2,
18 Queen’s Road,
Central, Hong Kong

 

Sedition Recommends at Art Dubai 2016

Art Dubai 2016 brings together work from the world’s leading contemporary artists from 16 to 19 March at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. In our guide to the fair, we’ll help navigate the exhibitions featuring works by Sedition artists and other recommended events happening in and around the fair.

Sedition Artists at Art Dubai

'Island 1' by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai

‘Island 1′ by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai

 

Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road gallery (Booth B8) will present the work of Shezad Dawood, Jitish Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat to those exploring the fair. Jitish Kallat is also represented by Galerie Daniel Templon  (Booth D6).

Meanwhile artists represented by Victoria Miro (Booth A4) include Jacco Olivier, Isaac Julien and Elmgreen & Dragset, while Idris Khan exhibits work alongside Yayoi Kusama, NS Harsha and Conrad Shawcross in the booth.

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‘Microbe’ by Jacco Olivier – artwork available on Sedition

Upstream Gallery (Booth A15) will present a duo show featuring the work of Rafaël Rozendaal and Frank Ammerlaan. The new works will be shown by the Amsterdam based gallery.

Blain Southern (Booth B9) will also present a number of artists including Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Work by Francesco Clemente will be on display at the booth during the fair.

Other Highlights

As well as introducing the artists on Sedition who’ll be showing at Art Dubai, we’ve also put together some recommendations of things worth checking out.

Global Art Forum: ‘The Future Was’

Each year at Art Dubai the Global Art Forum series of talks and events engages with a theme relevant to the contemporary art world. This year’s theme, The Future Was, thinks through the ways in which ideas, statements, places and configurations of objects can be thought of as ‘time machines’ connecting past, present and future. Contributors to the Forum, directed by Amal Khalaf and Uzma Z. Rizvi, include Deputy Project Manager and Science Lead of the Emirates Mars Mission Sarah Amari, Space Archaeologist Alice Gorman, artists including Christine Sun Kim and Hito Stereyl, curators including Hans Ulrich Obrist among other professionals, practitioners and commentators.

Art Dubai Projects

Another annual fixture of the fair, Art Dubai Projects, is this year dedicated to exploring the design, economic and performative aspects of the art fair – a theme with more than an echo of Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘The Well Fair’ currently on display in Beijing. The not-for-profit section, curated by Yasmina Reggad, is designed to support up and coming artists and includes a number of artist commissions and performances as well as a radio station.

Elmgreen & Dragset - 'The Well Fair' - UCCA Beijing

Elmgreen & Dragset – ‘The Well Fair’ – UCCA Beijing

Prior to and alongside Art Dubai, Dubai Canvas festival will celebrate 3D street art. As part of the festival ‘human cyborg’ and cyborg activist Neil Harbison, who was born colour blind and now experiences colours through an antenna implanted in his skull, is composing a piece of music alongside singers and musicians based on the colours of Dubai.

For full programme details visit: http://www.artdubai.ae/programme

 

Sedition Artists Exhibiting During Armory Week

From 28 February to 7 March the art world will gather in New York for Armory Week, one of the annual art highlights in the city that never sleeps.

Since 1994 the Armory Show has presented work by acclaimed artists from across the world, as well as generating diverse locally and internationally focused events across the city. This year’s show brings together over 200 galleries showcasing contemporary artworks, pieces by modern masters and innovative new projects, with a focus on work from the African continent and diaspora.

Alongside the Armory Show, a number of satellite fairs and connected events will present work from the fields of art and design. A number of Sedition artists will present works at the Armory Show and satellite events – here’s where to find them.

Armory Show

Isaac Julien and Idris Khan will exhibit at Booth 600 of Pier 94 at the Armory Show, represented by Victoria Miro. Additionally, on 4 March at 6:30pm Julien and architect David Adjaye will discuss their respective practices in Pier 94’s VIP Lounge.

'The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition

The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition

 

Also in the contemporary art section of the fair at Pier 94, Blain Southern presents works by Sedition artists Francesco Clemente, Rachel Howard, Michael Joo, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and Wim Wenders. The works will be on display at Booth 908.

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

The Armory Show
3 – 6 March 2016
Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue

Satellite Fairs

Katie Torn is among artists exhibiting in 4RL, a group show which is part of SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Taking place at Skylight at Moynihan Station, 421 8th Avenue NYC, the critically acclaimed SPRING/BREAK fair centers around curator-driven projects; this year’s theme is ⌘COPY⌘PASTE. 4RL, curated by Nati Hyojin Kim and Kat JK Lee, will be presented in room 3113. The exhibition brings together works which occupy the space between ‘equal’ and ‘equivalent’, exploring the tension between the copy as identical and the copy as unique instance. 4RL runs from 2 – 7 March with a private view on 1 March.

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2 – 7 March 2016
Skylight at Moynihan Station
421 8th Avenue

Launching this week on Sedition, LoVid will present work as part of both SPRING/BREAK and Moving Image Art Fair. For SPRING/BREAK the artist duo present work in group exhibition Original Copy which takes place in room 4023, Skylight at Moynihan station from 1 – 7 March.  The exhibition explores cultural interpretations of the concepts of authenticity and the original, taking ‘the hand’ as a central motif. Look out for their Thread Through The Eye collection of six new video pieces launch on Sedition on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition

 

From 3 – 6 March LoVid will also be exhibiting work at the Moving Image Art Fair, a fair and platform conceived in order to specifically showcase time based works. LoVid present cell-a-scape, a moving image piece in which digitally rendered shapes and static noise coexist with recognisably ‘natural’ forms.

Moving Image Art Fair
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue

To discover works by renowned contemporary artists for your screens and devices, visit seditionart.com or download the Sedition app from the App Store or Google Play.

Part 1: Sedition Recommends: Art Basel Miami Beach

This week will see artists, professionals and influencers from around the world descend on the southern tip of Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach for what has turned into one of the largest art events in the US, Miami Art Week, with over twenty satellite fairs alongside the main exhibition at the Miami Beach Convention Centre – making the city the number one destination for culture and parties in the first week of December.

While those flying in begin to acclimatise to the comparatively balmy weather in Miami, we have put together a guide to help you navigate the glut of exciting artist exhibitions, interesting talks and intriguing satellite events.

Exhibitions

Featuring at Art Basel Miami this year are over 191 galleries, 16 curated solo booths at Positions and 14 historically-informed presentations in the Survey sector, and 27 curated exhibition of works by internationally renowned artists in the Kabinett strand of the fair. The fair is divided in its presentation into sector, with works presented according to thematic strands entitled ‘Galleries’, ‘Nova’, ‘Positions’, ‘Edition’, ‘Kabinett’, ‘Survey’, ‘Public’, ‘Film’ and ‘Magazines’. Each sector enables visitors to approach a complex show through a different conceptual viewfinder.

Detail from Michael Craig-Martin 'Surfacing', available as a digital edition on Sedition

Detail from Michael Craig-Martin Surfacing, available as a digital edition on Sedition



At Alan Cristea’s (Booth A12) features mono-prints and editions by Sedition artist Michael Craig-Martin as a Kabinett exhibition located within the Editions sector. Also represented by Alan Cristea is Gordon Cheung who presents a series of new print editions.

Art Basel Miami Beach
3-6 December
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Film

The Art Basel Miami’s film programme also features the work of both Tracey Emin (3 December) and Guan Xiao (5 December) in the evening screenings. The works will be projected onto a 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall in SoundScape park, a short walk away from the Convention Centre where the main fair takes place.

Guan Xiao's installation at Frieze London 2015 - photograph by Andrew Crowe.

Guan Xiao’s installation at Frieze London 2015 – photo by Andrew Crowe.

Art Basel Miami Film
2-6 December
Soundscape Park
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Talks

Art Basel Miami Beach is home to a wide range of talks, which this year illuminates the work and thought of professionals who deal with themes including art collecting in the digital, post-colonial age to transgender in the mainstream. Acclaimed artists including Jenny Holzer and Michael Craig-Martin will also present talks during the fair. On 3 December at 10am, Holzer and fellow practitioner Trevor Paglen discuss their work and he significance of current communication channels and information systems in the Premier Artist Talk. Visitors to the fair can also see Craig-Martin in conversation with independent London based curator and art historian Sir Norman Rosenthal on 5 December at 5pm.

Jenny Holzer 'One Liner' - available on Sedition

Jenny Holzer One Liner – available on Sedition



There are also a number of thematic panel discussions which touch on the impact of the digital on art collecting, identity formation and the way society perceives and impacts upon creative work and the creative industries. These include a conversation led by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s senior curator Omar Kholeif entitled ‘Collecting as a Political Act’. Kholeif is the curator of an upcoming exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London exploring 40 years of artwork produced in response to the internet.

Jenny Holzer in Conversation with Trevor Paglen
3 December 10:00 – 11:30

Michael Craig-Martin in Conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal
5 December 17:00 – 18:00

‘Collecting as a Political Act’
5 December 16:00 – 17:00

Miami Beach Convention Centre
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

EXHIBITION | FIELD: Violescence

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Sedition is pleased to present a solo exhibition by FIELD. The exhibition titled Violescence includes an impressive body of new and recent works that span across wearable sculptures, fashion film, virtual reality, and animation.

The exhibition centres around the new work Quasar, comprised of three wearable sculptures, each giving access to an interactive, audiovisual virtual reality experience.

Quasar is the first in a brand new series of physical-digital artworks titled Violescence, which explores the constant negotiation of opponent, archetypical forces: the aggressive, the sensitive, the inquisitive. What we observe in ourselves simultaneously appears to be the friction that drives society forward, a driving force of the universe. An ever-lasting struggle for inner balance, a state of zen – or for an understanding and stability between ourselves and others.

In Quasar, these forces appear as three personas: we imagine them as explorers, we try out their tools, we travel with them. We observe their physical and mental fights, we picture the moment of reaching a harmony between them.

Violescence is a continuation of FIELD’s ongoing exploration of new formats and platforms for digital art including immersive virtual reality experiences connected to sculpture, photography and video manipulated with visual effects, the blend between physical and digital environments and identities.

The exhibition also includes a display of the Forays series including four animations and four digital prints. The works represent landscapes, architecture and objects of the future as seen by the artist, and foreshadow the change in the perception of reality by future generations through the influence of contemporary technology.

Forms, materials, colours, mobility and sounds of each scene are explorations that illustrate how new technologies can fuse abstract and figurative forms, sensual perception and synaesthetic experiences.

The Forays: Scan I-IV series of four animations and the Forays: Object I-IV series of four digital stills are available on Sedition in digital editions of 200 each.

The exhibition is kindly supported by leading technology brand LG Electronics. The artworks will be displayed on LG’s latest TVs, which fuse OLED technology and ULTRA HD 4K resolution to create the very best in picture quality. The exhibition will bring to life and celebrate the use of screen as a medium to display and enjoy artworks.

Violescence 
will open at London’s creative industries hub, The Hospital Club located in the heart of Covent Garden. An artist talk / exhibition tour will be held on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 3pm at The Hospital Club Gallery.

29-31 May 2015
The Hospital Club
24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ
Open 11am-6pm daily

Private view: 28 May 2015, 7-9pm
Artist talk / exhibition tour: 30 May 2015, 3pm

View the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/754878931295496/
To RSVP for the private view, please contact:  marketing@seditionart.com.
Join the talk: http://field-violescence-forays-talk.eventbrite.com

 

Sedition presents in the STRP Biennale in The Netherlands

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Sedition presents a selection of works for the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 20-29 March 2015. Presented as part of the SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN exhibition in the Klokgebouw as part of the STRP Silent Cinema section, Sedition will show works alongside The Creators Project, Fiber, OneDotZero, and Playgrounds.

Sedition brings a 30-minute collection curated by STRP director, Angelique Spaninks including works by Zimoun, Ryoiji Ikeda, Universal Everything, Doug Foster, Rafael Rozendaal, Memo Akten, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Angelo Plessas, Nicolas Sassoon & Rick Silva, Cheng Ran and open platform artist, Overlap.

STRP Biennale have curated a special digital edition by Paris-based studio, Nonotak launching on Sedition on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Watch out for the new edition launching next week.

STRP is a 10-day festival that brings together art, technology and experimental pop culture. The festival features interactive art, light art, robotics, performances, experimental music and films, lectures and workshops, offering a glimpse into the near and sometimes distant futures of our technology-driven culture.

To view full programme for the Silent Cinema visit: http://strp.nl/en/program/2015/silent-cinema/

In Review: Brian Alfred Twitter Q&A

On 11 February 2015, Sedition hosted a live Twitter Q&A with artist Brian Alfred from his studio in Brooklyn. We’ve collected some of the highlights from the discussion exploring anything and everything from his latest solo show at Ameringer McEnery Yohe gallery, to his love of music, to his art practice and creative influences. View the full discussion on Twitter: #AskBrianAlfred.

Sedition 2014 A Year in Review

Sedition has had an amazing year in 2014 with the launch incredible new artists and collections, international exhibitions in Munich, Barcelona, Hong Kong, London and Miami and new initiatives supporting charities. Read below for our 2014 year in review. We are looking forward to new exciting collaborations, exhibitions and artists launching in 2015!

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In January, Sedition was invited to showcase works at UNPAINTED the first art fair dedicated to Media Art fair in Munich, Germany. Sedition presented artworks at a booth and participated on a panel with artist Kim Asendorf and Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris) and others. A selection of works from Sedition were streamed online on IKONO during the fair. Read more ›

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The New Romantics Collection/ Eyebeam
Sedition partnered with Eyebeam, Art and Technology Center in New York to launch a collection of 9 artists as part of the New Romantics exhibition. The New Romantics Collection explores ways in which contemporary artists use digital media to engage the body, represent nature, utilise poetic irony and deal with issues of individuality – as originally expressed in 19th century Romanticism. The collection includes works by international artists including: Tim Berresheim, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Sophie Kahn, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, MSHR and Katie Torn.

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The Déjà Vu Collection / LEAP and iArt
Sedition partnered with LEAP, the Chinese art magazine and iArt, the digital edition of the Art Newspaper China to launch the Déjà Vu Collection, a collection of 5 young Chinese artists working in moving images at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014. For the launch, Sedition translated our website and apps in Chinese and implemented a new payment system to accept payments from China using Alipay. View photos from the launch event. Read more 

The Hospital Club / Curated Exhibitions

Throughout 2014, Sedition partnered with the Hospital Club, hub and private members club for creative industries in London to present a series of exhibitions. Over the year Sedition curated and present 3 exhibitions:

Universal Everything / Solo-exhibition of recent works
In May, Sedition presented a solo exhibition of recent works by Universal Everything featuring 3D printed sculptures, mobile apps, interactive pieces and brand new editions from Sedition. For the event, Universal Everything launched 50 unique iterations of their piece Walking City Citizens where on one edition was available of each. All 50 iterations sold out almost immediately, but are now available for sale on Sedition Trade. Watch an interview with creative director, Matt Pyke discussing the show.

New Horizons / Exhibition
In July, Sedition presented New Horizons, a group show of works from Sedition by some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. The exhibition featured digital editions by Elmgreen & Dragset, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, AES + F, Jenny Holzer, Lee Lee Nam and also Isaac Julien. Works were displayed on the latest curved OLED and Ultra HD 4K screns from LG electronics. Sedition presented new Gift Cards for sale for each of the artworks in the show.

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Women In Digital / Exhibition and talk
In October during Frieze Week as the art world descends upon London, Sedition presented a specially curated exhibition title Women In Digital featuring female artists working at the forefront of art and technology. The exhibition included several new works, and works not released on Sedition from international artists including: LIA (Austria), FIELD (UK), Sophie Kahn (UK/AU), Sara Ludy (US), Fang Lu (China), Katie Torn (US), Claudia Hart (US), Sougwen Chung (US/Canada), Marion Tampon-Lajarriette (Switzerland), and new to Sedition artist Shu Lea Cheang (US/France). A special talk with artists Vera-Maria Glahn (FIELD), Marion Tampon-Lajarriette and curator Nora O’ Murchú took place to discuss their work and also issues of representation in the field. Watch a video of the talk.

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Sonar / MarketLab / Exhibition
Sedition was invited to present works in the MarketLab section of Sonar, festival of advance music and new media art in Barcelona. Sedition launched a new work by contemporary art studio Zeitguised and presented an exhibition of digital artworks from Sedition. Read more ›

Jeremy Deller / Own Art & The Space / Free Digital Edition
Sedition partnered with Own Art and The Space, the BBC and Arts Council supported online platform for presenting and commissioning digital art. For the 10th anniversary of Own Art and the relaunch of The Space in the summer, Sedition presented a special digital edition by Jeremy Deller which include 100 different images from his animated piece, We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold, 2014. The editions are available for free to members of and people who sign up to Own Art and The Space newsletters. To claim your free edition, visit: https://www.seditionart.com/own-art-jeremy-deller

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Nuit Blanche Video / Exhibition
For the second year of Nuit Blanche Video in London, Sedition contributed works by Isaac Julien, Mat Collishaw, Tracey Emin and Elmgreen & Dragset. For one night around Mayfair and Central London, visitors of the event visited galleries and store fronts in the area to enjoy a highly curated selection of video art by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Read more ›

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Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts / Charity Auction
Sedition donated two works by Elmgreen & Dragset and Damien Hirst to the Be Inspired charity auction at the Saatchi Gallery in London to support the Prince’s Foundation for Children & The Arts. Sedition also offered a selection of Gift Cards for their raffle to help raise funds to support the cause. Overall, Sedition raised over £4900 for the charity and continues to support the cause of the holidays. Donate £30 now and receive a Sedition Gift Card for a digital edition by a renowned contemporary artist.

Artwise – Here Today… / Charity Exhibition
Sedition contributes a work by Tracey Emin to the Here Today… exhibition in London marking 50 years of The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The large-scale exhibition also featured works by artists George Condo, Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, United Visual Artists, Douglas Gordon, Julian Opie, and many others. A selection of Sedition Gift Cards were for sale in the exhibition gift shop with a percentage of proceeds going to support the environmental organisation. Read more 

Corporate Collections
This year, Sedition has placed several corporate collections in a number of hotels and venues internationally. Curated collections have been placed in EDITION Hotels London and Miami, Citizen M Hotel in New York Times Square. Sedition also partnered with RekRoom Productions in Miami to present displays of works at the 1826 Restaurant & Lounge on Miami Beach including a display by Zeitguised during Art Basel Miami Beach in December.