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EXHIBITION: Women in Digital at The Hospital Club

17 – 19 October 2014, 11am-6pm
Private view: 16 October 2014, 7-9pm
Talk and exhibition tour: 18 October 2014, 3-5pm
Limited capacity! Please RSVP.

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

Presented on the latest curved OLED and ULTRA HD4K screens from global technology brand LG, Women In Digital celebrates the screen as a medium to display and enjoy artworks.

Women In Digital will be unveiled at London’s hub for the Creative Industries – The Hospital Club – on 16th October at a Private View, whilst the show will continue from the 17th – 19th October. A talk and exhibition tour featuring female artists and industry leaders working in digital will take place on the 18th October from 3-5pm.

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

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:


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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Déjà Vu: Chinese Artists in Moving Images Launching at Art Basel Hong Kong

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Sedition, is delighted to announce a partnership with LEAP, the bilingual art magazine of contemporary China, and iArt, the digital edition of The Art Newspaper China, which are both published by Modern Media Group. LEAP and iArt, in association with Sedition will present Déjà Vu: Chinese Artists in Moving Images.

Déjà Vu is a digital collection curated by LEAP and iArt featuring works by five young Chinese artists working in moving image. The exhibition will be featured in The Art Newspaper China’s iArt App and will be launched online on Sedition and at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014. Sedition is also pleased to announce the launch of the Chinese language version of the site, and the Sedition iPhone/iPad and Android Apps in Chinese for a new audience.

The multimedia works featured in the collection stem from the various motivations and inspirations of the artists, drawing from daily life, social and political experience, art history, and patterns from their past creations. Within collective cultural discourse, these works represent the texture of the uncertain reality of the world in which we live. The synesthesia and intertextuality that we recognize among them equate to uncanny evidence of a connection to our own experiences. Déjà Vu.

Globalization enables the inception of a shared “cloud” of knowledge, visual experience, and references. In their practices, these artists, especially those who were born in the 1980s, inevitably adopt some of these shared elements. However, due to geographical, linguistic, and cultural barriers, the artists transpose these elements by combining them with the symbols generated from their native cultural background. Presented via moving images, these works provide viewers with a synchronous and ceaseless access to this transposition. The resonance that occurs with the perception of the transposition, alongside the confusion, adds another layer to the déjà vu.

As a result of the proliferation of digital media and virtual reality, our vision of the world has become more vivid and sharp, yet more distant and ambiguous at the same time. While we witness the fractions of our lives that happen right in front us, we already see them in our mind.

Artists in the collection include: Chen Zhou, Cheng Ran, Fang Lu, Guan Xiao, and Kwan Sheung Chi.

The Déjà Vu Collection will launch online at www.seditionart.com and at the Post Vernissage Party of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 co-hosted by Modern Media and K11 Art Foundation on 14th May 2014 at Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong, China, at 9pm. The works will be available for purchase as digital limited editions exclusively on Sedition from 15th May. Works from Sedition can be easily displayed on any smartphone, tablet, TV or computer – presenting an innovative way to collect art in the digital age.

Works will be displayed at the Modern Media booth at Art Basel Hong Kong, Booth: P3 and will be on display for the duration of the fair from 15-18th May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

Follow LEAP on Sedition to receive an invitation to the 24-hour online private view: www.seditionart.com/leap

Digital Artworks In Your Hotel Room: citizenM Hotel Opens in Times Square New York

citizenM the boutique luxury hotel opens a new branch in Times Square, New York this month. The hotel has existing locations in Amsterdam, Glasgow and London, New York, Rotterdam and soon Paris and welcomes the ‘mobile citizens of the world’ to experience their uniquely designed space.

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Sedition is proud to present a curated selection of artworks that are available to display an enjoy on TVs and tablets in each of the hotel rooms. The citizenM Collection includes works by world renowned contemporary artists.

The works in the collection include:
Tracey Emin – I Promise To Love You
Bharti Kher – Symphony
Mark Titchner – Love & Work
Matt Collishaw – Burning Flower
Matt Pyke – Transfiguration
Tim Noble & Sue Webster – Electric Fountain
Mustafa Hulusi – Extasis
Angelo Plessas – Portrait 4
Doug Foster – Veil of Light

Watch an amusing love story animation by stop-motion filmmaker, PES to announce the opening of the hotel.

Visit citizenM located at Times Square, 218 West 50th Street, New York City, and enjoy works from Sedition right in the luxury of your hotel room.

Talk on Cross-Disciplinary Art at Gazelli Art House

Updated: 26 February 2014

Last night, Sedition participated on a panel on cross-disciplinary practices in art, design, science and industry. The panel explored the emergence of cross-disciplinary practices in education and in the museum sector and commercial art industry. There was a vibrant discussion on emerging practices and approaches of students and artists, and the impact of digital technology on collaborative practice where audiences also become creators. We continue to rely on categories in order to discuss practices, and there is a need to develop new terms for discussing contemporary transdisciplinary (rather than cross-disciplinary) work. Sedition is a reflection of the evolution of artistic practices to provide a platform for artists working in digital and new mediums to distribute their work beyond the traditional gallery space.

Pictured below are speakers: Alex Newson, curator at the Design Museum (left), Carolin Till, course director MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins (centre), and Rory Blain, director at Sedition (right).

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Time of the Empress, Aziz + Cucher, 2013

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On 25 February, Sedition director Rory Blain will be speaking on a panel at Gazelli Art House in London’s Mayfair on Cross-disciplinary movement in arts: digital photography, video installation, sculpture, and textiles. The panel will be joined by Caroline Till, director, FranklinTill and course director MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins and Alex Newson, curator at the Design Museum. The talk will explore cross-disciplinary practices of artists today and through the work of artists Aziz+Cucher to provide a historical overview from traditional and contemporary mediums like sculpture and digital art, and branching out to the work of fashion institutes to emerging technologies like 3D printing. The talk coincides with the exhibition Empress of the Sun featuring works by Aziz + Cucher currently on at the gallery until 7 March.

Gazelli Art House is a commercial gallery that invites individuals to engage with Contemporary art on a deeper level through bespoke events – building on dialogues and relationships between artist, writers, specialists, students, and novices through exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours.

Join us on:
25 February 2014
Gazelli Art House
39 Dover Street, London W1S 4NN
18:00 – 20:00

RSVP: rsvp@gazelliarthouse.com

For more information visit: http://www.gazelliarthouse.com/uk/event/6

Sedition at UNPAINTED, Germany’s First New Media Art Fair

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Munich’s newest art fair is dedicated exclusively to New Media Art and is the first fair in Germany that specialises in art produced using the latest technical innovations. “Media Art is the art of today, the art that people will remember in the future” as Annette Doms, Director of UNPAINTED points out. The fair marks another step for the media arts industry that continues developing at a fast pace.

Sedition will be showcasing a selection of artworks in the fair, look out for booth 62. Director Rory Blain will participate in a panel on the topic of OFFLINE/ONLINE, an investigation that was initiated at the OFFLINE ART: New2 exhibition at XPO last year.

Sunday, 19.01.2014, 13:00-14:00.
UNPAINTED talk, Postpalast
“OFFLINE/ONLINE” with Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris), Aram Bartholl (artist), Kim Asendorf
 (artist), Rory Blain (Sedition), Klaus vom Bruch (media art professor) / moderator: Florian Mueck

And if you can’t attend the fair, IKONO will stream the best artworks featured on the fair online:

UNPAINTED Night at IKONO.TV
18th January at 8pm GMT+1
To view head over to the IKONO Website.

The SEDITION programme AT UNPAINTED includes works from:

Casey Reas, 100% Gray Coverage
Rafael Rozendaal, Bauhaus
Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns
Memo Akten, Simple Harmonic Motion 8
Quayola, Natures 3
Mark Amerika, New Aesthetic TV

Read more about the fair, exhibitors and read the full programme on their website.

Ryoichi Kurokawa’s syn_, a new audiovisual concert experience

Japanese audiovisual pioneer Ryoichi Kurokawa is bringing his concert ‘Syn_’ to London’s iconic BFI Southbank this Thursday 26th September 2013. The concert will showcase Kurokawa’s definitive mixed-media style; bringing together the elements of video and sound together to create a multi-sensory experience. Syn_ will feature clouds of sound that will pulsate in conjunction to video that will be projected on two dual screens. The event has been curated by art and technology organisation Alpha-ville.

Ryoichi Kurokawa by Ed Jansen
(Kurokawa live at Todays Art, photo by Ed Jansen)

Due to overwhelming public demand, tickets for the event are no longer available. However to coincide with the UK premiere of Syn_, Ryoichi Kurokawa will be releasing a brand new artwork exclusively on Sedition: ‘Syn_mod.1″. The artwork is akin to the cinematic stylings sought by avant-garde directors such as Paul Klee and Vassily Kandinsky. Watch the video trailer below.

Followers of Ryoichi Kurokawa on Seditionart.com will have exclusive access to view and buy ‘Syn_mod.1′ via our new Online Private View feature opening 24 hours before the public release. The artwork will go on general sale on Sedition from Thursday 26 September.

Sedition curates programme of contemporary art for ikono On Air Festival

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We are proud to announce a partnership with ikono, the media platform that displays and broadcasts visual arts. From 6-29th September ikono presents the ikono On Air Festival, the first ever arts festival exclusively broadcast on TV and on live stream.  The festival will present contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms from the last 40 years from established and emerging artists from all over the world. Sedition has been invited to curate a 90-minute programme for the festival that will be available on HDTV and online in over 30 countries.

Sedition’s curated programme includes works by the world’s leading contemporary artists including Yoko Ono, Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Lee Lee Nam and many others. Digital editions of the works can be purchased on Sedition and enjoyed in your home. Sedition’s programme will be aired Saturday, 7 September at 16:00 GMT. Click here to view the livestream.

If you are attending Ars Electronica, the world’s leading festival for arts, technology and society, from 5-9th September in Linz, Austria, don’t forget to visit the ikono.TV, Total Recall exhibition where they will be broadcasting the ikono festival programme live.

Sedition’s curated programme and order:

1. Yoko Ono, Painting To Shake Hands
2. Mustafa Hulusi, Extasis
3. Shepard Fairey, Mandala
4. Jenny Holzer, Sense
5. Matt Pyke, Transfiguration
6. Doug Foster, Veil of Light
7. Bill Viola, A Phrase from Chris (2011)
8. Tracey Emin, I Listen to the Ocean and All I Hear is You
9. Lee Lee Nam, Dreamscape 1
10. Liu Xiaodong, Blinking
11. Darren Almond, Track Record
12. Isaac Julien, Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves)
13. Jacco Olivier, Microbe
14. Mat Collishaw, The End of Innocence
15. Casey Reas, 100% Gray Coverage
16. Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns
17. Michael Joo, The Difference Between (Idiots and Angels)
18. Rafaël Rozendaal, Bauhaus
19. Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Forever
20. Quayola, Natures 2
21. AES+F, Reincarnation

 

Sedition artists participate in Do It 2013

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The Manchester Art Gallery presents do it 2013 for the Manchester International Festival – celebrating 20 years of the project first initiated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibition features step-by-step instructions from artists from Yoko Ono, Peter Saville, Tracey Emin, Ai WeiWei, Adrian Piper and many others.

Over the years, the exhibition has been presented in over 50 places around the world with new instructions constantly being added by artists. The project invites visitors to join in on the process of art making by following the instructions that range from being amusing, poetic to philosophical. You can access these artist instructions on the do it 2013 website here, and become a part of the exhibition by sending Yoko Ono your smile, creating a grid for Casey Reas, constructing a mosaic using the fibonacci sequence of numbers for Sophia Al Maria, and more.

Yoko Ono presents Wish Tree, a project that invites visitors to write their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to a tree. It’s a simple gesture that encourages people to wish for the better of the world.

View the video from the gallery with Obrist and the gallery curators as well as, Peter Saville (who’s originally a Mancunian) speaking on the project featured on the digital arts channel The Space.

Did you Do It? Let us know by commenting or tweeting at us @seditionart.