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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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_1120112_webPost-Vernissage Party with Modern Media and K11

_1120120_webThe Déjà Vu Collection displayed on tablets



_1120158_web Lawrence Weiner

_1120163_webJenny Holzer

_1120171_webTracey Emin (left), Damien Hirst (right)

_1120197_webCarsten Nicolai lights up the sky with PULSE

_1120251_vMichael Craig-Martin

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


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 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:

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.


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).


Time of the Empress, Aziz + Cucher, 2013

Time of the Empress, Aziz + Cucher, 2013

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


For more information visit:

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:

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 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


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.

Post-Digital Creativity at Barcelona’s OFFF Festival

A few weeks ago, OFFF Festival took place in Barcelona from 4-6 June. The art and design festival was held inside the DHUB building, located next to the well-known AGBAR tower.

OFFF 2013 entrance dhub by JM Joseph (OFFF entrance by Jm Joseph)

Our Barcelona reporter, Victoria, attended the event and shared with us some inspiring highlights from the conference. We were happy to discover that two s[edition] artists were on the list of speakers: Jill Greenberg and Sougwen Chung.

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(Jill Greenberg by Jm Joseph)

Jill Greenberg presented her unique portraits and spoke about how artists need to change and constantly evolve. Find out more about Jill on her s[edition] profile page.

American artist and illustrator Pat Perry spoke about his travels as a source of inspiration for his work.“I’m interested in people who are not perfect, but transparent”, Perry said. “If you’re lucky enough to have two legs, you should go more often to the country, climb a mountain, etc. If you don’t do that, it would be disrespectful to those who are not able to.”

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Irish animator David O’Reilly captured the crowd’s attention during his entire presentation; with a group so large that some people had to sit on the floor. The artist showed excerpts from his animation videos which demonstrated his witty sense of humor.

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New York based artist Sougwen Chung presented her beautiful creations influenced by her musical background. She spoke about her childhood when her parents gave her a violin and how music is an inspiration to her art. Sougwen has recently joined s[edition] and you can find one of her audiovisual artworks Cardia in an edition of 200.

OFFF Festival set the bar high for its next edition, which has been announced for May 2014, once again in Barcelona.

Pop-Up Exhibition Curated by s[edition] @ Havas Cafe, Cannes


We are pleased to invite you to an exhibition curated by s[edition] at Havas Cafe in the Grand Hotel Cannes in France. The exhibition will run June 17 – 21, from 6-9pm. If you are in the area, come out to see the exhibition featuring works by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, and more! Let us know what you think by commenting below or posting on our Facebook or Twitter.

Havas Cafe

A Pint for Liu Xiaodong

Liu XiaodongLiu Xiaodong painting Getting Out of Beichuan on-site in China’s Sichuan Province. Credit: ©

Liu Xiaodong has taken up residency in London painting a pub! Liu, one of China’s most famous and successful contemporary artists, recently joined the prestigious ranks of Lisson Gallery – the latter already represent Ai Weiwei, Lee Ufan and Tatsuo Miyajima. Liu is in unique residency in London this summer where he is painting an eccentric London pub near the gallery on-site, before he is scheduled to have his first exhibition at Lisson from September 25th until November 2nd in London this year.

s[edition] is thrilled to unveil Liu’s first ever digital limited edition Blinking at an approved satellite exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale opening June 1st until November 24th. For those going to Venice, don’t miss his work displayed at Spazio Thetis, Castello 2737, 30122, Venice, Italy in the building directly opposite the Italian Pavilion.

Liu Xiaodong’s film Blinking was created from ten video segments from a documentary about his painting excursions over recent years. Blinking is now available in an edition of 1,000 starting at £180/$188.

Bristol Gone Titchner

During the May Bank Holiday, all of Mark Titchner’s s[edition] artworks were on public display on the BBC Big Screen, at Millenium Square, Bristol, every 20 minutes: Up!, Fear of Life, Tantric Separation, and Love and Work were shown in conjunction with the launch of Titchner’s new sculpture A Naiad. The latter is based on a Victorian piece of machinery and named after the water nymphs of Greek Mythology – naiads – to evoke the aquatic theme of the work and the city of Bristol.

Titchner’s exclusive digital limited editions are available on s[edition] at $16/£10/€12.






Credits: Mark Titchner, A Naiad, 2013.
Commissioned by Bristol City Council. Courtesy of the artist and Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.
Photo © Max McClure.

s[edition] Official Partner at Eyeo Festival 2013

Converge to Inspire’. With this aim, the Eyeo Festival brings together an outstanding selection of creative coders, data designers and artists working with the latest technologies. The event will take place at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, (US) from June 5-8 and we are proud to be an official partner.

Casey Reas and Ben Fry at Eyeo Festival
(Photo: Casey Reas and Ben Fry)

Eyeo is a 3 day festival of inspirational talks, workshops, labs and opportunities to connect with people that are pushing the boundaries of art, interaction and information. The program will feature artists such as Casey Reas and Ben Fry who are the fathers of processing, a programming language widely used to create generative art. Watch a capture of Reas’s generative work below:

As partners of this fascinating festival, we hope to inspire the next generation of artists to continue creating, innovating and distributing their artworks in digital formats to a world of art lovers.

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(Photo: Forms by Memo Atken and Quayola)

If you are attending the festival, we will be announcing fresh news about s[edition]’s new expanded platform for artists. If you are not going, look out for full length videos of the presentations on Vimeo or on the official Eyeo website. We will also be following the conversations from our twitter account.

s[edition] @ Grand Designs Live

s[edition] is excited to be at Grand Designs Live this week with a pop-up gallery at the Samsung House. You may have heard of Grand Designs from the Channel 4 TV series presented by design guru Kevin McCloud. The event features over 500 exhibitors, across interiors, gardens, home improvement, self-build, renovations, technology and more.

Come find us next to the N1 exit in the Grand Technology section of the event on the 2nd floor of the Samsung House. Pick up your £10 gift voucher for a digital limited edition artwork. Grand Designs Live takes place from May 4-12 at ExCel London.

Check out photos from our space:







From Pigment to Pixels panel @ Soho House

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, we had the pleasure to present a panel at Soho House in London with Samsung about the evolution of pigment to pixels – how digital limited editions are transforming the world of art collecting. Will Rowe, Founder of Protein led a lively panel with V&A Curator of Digital, Louise Shannon, Artist Doug Foster, Samsung Smart TV Marketing Manager, Lali Parikh, and s[edition] CEO Robert Norton. The discussion was very fruitful in exploring digital art from various perspectives around the creating, collecting and distributing of art through screens and devices.

On the day, we launched our latest edition by award-winning British artist Doug Foster. Veil of Light is available on s[edition] starting at £10/$16 in an edition of 500.

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Tracey Emin’s Midnight Moment in Times Square

Tracey Emin rings in Valentine’s Day eve in Times Square to see her dazzling display on the the big screens. Her neon messages of love will be up daily from from 11:57pm-midnight for the month of February. View the video from her public appearance with a crowd of fans and followers as they celebrate her work and love for Valentine’s.

Tracey Emin’s ‘I Promise To Love You’ collection is available on s[edition] for just £240/$384 here. The collection includes six digital limited editions of her unique handwritten neon messages about desire, unrequited love and passion.


Tracey Emin Midnight Moment video from s[edition] on Vimeo.


Times Square the day before Tracey Emin’s arrival

s[edition] is excited to be in Times Square for Tracey Emin’s Midnight Moment. Check out photos from Times Square today in preparation of Tracey’s public appearance here tomorrow. Don’t miss her in the Big Apple as she rings in Valentine’s Day! She will be making a public appearance on 13th Feb at 11:57pm. See our Facebook event for more details: here.

Times Square Alliance, Public Art Director, Sherry Dobbin being interviewed in Times Square.

TimesSquare_Robert2‘Heartwalk’ designed by Situ Studio — an installation inspired by the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy. The work is crafted out of salvaged boardwalk boards from the waterfronts of NYC. Another unique expression of love and care in Times Square for Valentines Day.

The famous red steps behind the statue of Farther Duffy at the heart of Times Square with a panoramic unobstructed view of Tracey Emin’s Midnight Moment.

So many screens, so little time. Be sure to be there from 11:57pm to find out which screens will be turned over for love and art.

One of the many posters promoting the Tracey Emin midnight moment throughout February.

TimesSquare_Robert6Find the poster at Broadway Square and Tracey Emin will meet you there at 11:57pm on February 13th. Get ready for your photo call with the artist!

s[edition] & Tracey Emin Bring Digital Valentine To Times Square


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Tracey Emin’s series of neon works entitled “I Promise to Love You” to be shown every night from 11:57pm – midnight throughout February 2013

Organized and Supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in Partnership with Times Square

(London, UK) January 31, 2013 – s[edition], the online platform for the world’s most renowned contemporary artists to sell their digital limited editions, brings celebrated British artist Tracey Emin to Times Square throughout February.

“Every year I send valentines. This year I won’t have to. Times Square will do it for me,” said Tracey Emin. The title is her promise to love NYC, as well as individual promises to love one another.

The artwork, a dazzling visual valentine, will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital displays in Times Square.

“I Promise to Love You”, will premiere on February 1st and play throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment”, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition] helped bring these works to Times Square and they will all be available for sale simultaneously and exclusively at

“This is a pivotal moment for the awareness and appreciation of art in digital format. We’re thrilled that the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts reached out to us and we look forward to supporting their “Midnight Moment” program,” said Robert Norton, CEO of s[edition].

s[edition] has also created a multi-channel social media campaign to engage fans and provide people with an opportunity to win unique works by Tracey Emin.

The s[edition] blog – – will showcase photos of valentines sharing a kiss in front of Tracey Emin’s works in Times Square, submitted via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MidnightMoment. Those who take photos from 11:57 – midnight, with Tracey Emin’s “I Promise to Love You” in the background, will receive a Tracey Emin limited edition as well as be entered to win the complete “I Promise to Love You” digital neon collection, and signed copies of Tracey Emin’s books, ‘My Life in a Column’ & ‘Strangeland’. The winning photo will be chosen via crowd sourced voting. The artist will also pose with fans in Times Square on February 13th, giving them the chance to tag themselves on s[edition]’s Facebook page.

As one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Tracey Emin’s moving series of digital neon works, “I Promise To Love You”, is comprised of six artworks around the theme of love. In this unique moving image, the glowing words—made of digital neon lights—slowly spell themselves out, as if being written by the invisible hand of Tracey herself. The gentle electric pulsing of the text gradually builds into a searing, potent red, leaving the viewer in no doubt about the power of love. Times Square, famous for its neon lighting displays, is the perfect venue for the premiere of Emin’s animation.

Alan High, Chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition and President & General Manager of Clear Channel Outdoor Spectacolor & Mall Divisions, said, “Times Square is the world’s best place to spread a message and our sign operators are delighted to help Ms. Emin share her Valentine’s Day message with New York as part of our ‘Midnight Moment.’”

“Tracey Emin captures the vocabulary of neon that for so long defined Times Square’s signage,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Times Square Alliance.


s[edition] is the leading platform used by the world’s most renowned contemporary artists to offer their works in digital limited editions for collectors to enjoy and display on connected devices and screens. s[edition] offers everyone an easy, enjoyable and social way to experience collecting, at affordable prices. The s[edition] platform allows members to follow artists, browse, collect and sell works, send editions as gifts to friends, and build their own collections. s[edition] offers works by Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono, Elmgreen & Dragset and Bill Viola among others. Founded by Robert Norton, former CEO of Saatchi Online, and Harry Blain, the founder of Blain|Southern, the mission of s[edition] is to provide greater access to the artworks of our time and to offer a wider audience the opportunity to be able to enjoy and collect the works of today’s greatest living artists.

About the Artist

Tracey Emin was born in London in 1963, and studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She often uses events from her own life as inspiration for her art. Her work can be romantic, humorous, tragic, angry, hard-hitting or hopeful, and is often animated by a playful wit. Working across a wide range of media her body of work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, video, installation, and needlework. In 2007 Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale, was made a Royal Academician and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London, a Doctor of Letters from the University of Kent and Doctor of Philosophy from London Metropolitan University. In 2008 Emin’s first major retrospective was exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, subsequently touring to Malaga in 2008 and Bern in 2009. In 2010, Emin collaborated with Louise Bourgeois on a suite of works on paper, entitled ‘Do Not Abandon Me’. In 2011 the Hayward Gallery presented a major survey of the artist’s work entitled Love is What You Want and the same year she became the Royal Academy’s Professor of Drawing. In 2012 there was a solo exhibition of the artist’s work at Turner Contemporary, Margate, and a touring exhibition of her films was organized by MALBA, Buenos Aires. Tracey Emin lives and works in London.

Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community. Members of TSAC include: ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, D3 LED, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, The Times Square Alliance, The WOW Factor and Thomson Reuters.

Times Square Arts, the public arts program of the Times Square Alliance, presents leading contemporary art and performances in multiple forms and media to more than 400,000 daily visitors to New York City’s Times Square, making it one of the highest profile public arts programs in the United States. Since its inception, Times Square Arts has featured works by a diverse group of more than four dozen prominent and emerging artists. Working in partnership with cultural institutions and festivals, the program is further supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and, the Department of Cultural Affairs of NYC. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter: @TSqArts


s[edition] x Lumen Prize Charity Auction

Lumen Prize 

s[edition] is proud to be supporting The Lumen Prize an international award that celebrates the very best fine art created digitally. This week the Lumen Prize held their Exhibition Charity Auction with an exhibition of over 50 works available for purchase in print and digital form. The event raised over £6,000 for Peace Direct in an auction conducted by Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades, held on 21 January 2013. The exhibition will be on from 22-26 January at  Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG.

s[edition] CEO Robert Norton, will be speaking on a panel for the Lumen Prize Breakfast Briefing on ‘Digital Fine Art: A contradiction in terms or poised for take-off?’ with speakers including Coline Millard, UK editor of Louise Blouin Media. The event will take place from 9am at Gallery 27, Thursday 24 January 2013.

Recap: The panel explored the integration of digital practices into the wider field of ‘Art’ and the decreasing need to make the separation of ‘Digital Art’. Can we assume all art today will involve digital given the way we already engage and work in the world in our daily lives? There was a mention of platforms for art and means of sharing and experience work that is embodied in the form of the art, but what challenge does interactive art have if the work must be experienced in a particular shared moment or experience? What channels can there be for art today? Can experiences be transcended through screens and devices? The panel raised many interesting questions which we hope to further explore.

Lumen Prize Breakfast Briefing

s[edition] on a Samsung Smart TV

s[edition] x DLD Conference 2013

DLD Conference 2013: Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist and the new ‘diamond’ generation of artists born after 1989

DLD (Digital – Life – Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital media,  science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration. The DLD13 Conference will take place from 20-22 January 2013 in Munich, Germany. Speakers this year include artist and designer Aaron Koblin, artist and computer scientist, John Maeda, art curator and director of Serpentine Gallery, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chinese publisher and curator, Ou Ning among others.

s[edition] will be presenting an exhibition of artworks at the conference featuring works by Elmgreen & Dragset, Jenny Holzer, Angelo Plessas, Peter Saville, Mark Titchner and Liu Ye. s[edition] CEO, Robert Norton will be attending and providing updates from the event next week.

Photos from the DLD arts projects 2013. Exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Johannes Fricke Waldthausen including artworks by s[edition].

DLD13 s[edition] Exhibition

DLD13 s[edition] Exhibition

DLD s[edition] Exhibition

s[edition] Holiday Extravaganza

For the s[edition] Xmas Party and as a belated celebration to our 1 year anniversary last month, we took the team Go Karting. Congrats to our QA speed demon Jacky Guo for taking first place for the fastest lap. Go Karting was followed by dinner on Bermondsey Street with the unwrapping of Secret Santa presents, music and drink. A great year for the s[edition] team. Looking forward to upping the ante for next year!

Go Karting

s[edition] team

Jacky Guo


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Three Innovations at the WIRED Pop-Up Store

s[edition] has the honor to present alongside some exciting digital innovations at the WIRED Pop-Up Store open from 30 Nov-5 Dec 2012 on Regent Street in London. This is the inaugural WIRED Pop-Up Store in the UK, which has previously been held in New York in 2011. The Pop-Up Store presents “products, exhibits and demonstrations celebrating the concept of the “New Industrial Revolution” — where creative thinking meets new technologies to inform manufacturing techniques, product customisation and smart business innovations”. Here are three inspirational innovations we found:

ONE: Huit Denim is a company based in Wales which makes hand-made jeans that has been integrated with a ‘History Tag‘ which is essentially a code that can be entered on the History Tag website to view the making and story of the item. Owners of the jeans can enter their own stories and experiences to the History Tag that is then passed on to others in the life of the jeans. The tag is printed on the inside of all of the jeans which also details the intricate story of their making in Wales.

Hiut Denim

Hiut Denim

TWO: Mackie Lab is a company that creates custom-designed 3D printed dolls. Create your design on their website where you can customise the hair, eye colour, and clothes. You can create as many designs and digital avatars as you like for free. It costs about £200 and two weeks if you’d like your doll to be printed. The dolls have a porcelain appearance, but are in fact made of thermoplastic used in the 3D printing process.

Mackie Lab

Mackie Lab

THREE: Little Printer is a mini printer that allows you to print out small memos, tweets, news updates and images from your mobile phone. This tiny (and cute!) box can be programmed to print notifications any time of the day. It is a compact wireless device that allows the little things to be printed out in your every day.

Little Printer

Little Printer

s[edition] Pop-up Digital Art Gallery

s[edition] is excited to be launching our first Pop-up Digital Art Gallery at the Wired Pop-up Store sponsored by Samsung Smart TV. Visit us in Central London on 80 Regent Street just steps away from Piccadilly Circus between 30 November and 5 December (open daily from 11am-8pm). We will be presenting work alongside other digital innovators including MakieLab, a 3D printing toy company, and Hiut Denim, a company that makes jeans that has a ‘History Tag’ that tells the story of their making online. For s[edition], we will have an exclusive exhibition of digital art showcasing the work of leading contemporary artists on Samsung Smart TVs. Come down and get a free digital limited edition of your choice from Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw and Tim Noble & Sue Webster.

Watch this space for images from the exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Wired Pop-up Store

We’ve been busy all week setting up the space. Here is a sneak preview from the gallery:

s[edition] Pop-Up Gallery preview

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s[edition] Pop-Up Gallery preview

s[edition] @ The Digital Innovation Think Tank

s[edition]‘s CEO Robert Norton will be presenting at the Digital Innovation Think Tank at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam organised in association with Wallpaper*. The conference brings together a panel of digital innovators from industry and academia including Nicolas Roope, Founder and Creative Director of Poke London, Renny Ramakers of Droog and video artist and designer Christian Borstlap and many others. The conference aims to help brands navigate the changing digital landscape. Read more about it on Wallpaper: here


At the event, the announces the launch of Rijks Studio a platform which makes available over 125,000 masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum’s collection to the public for free. The platform provides free high-res downloads of images that is open for editing and remixing through the platform.

In line with their hopeful outlook toward digital innovation in the arts, there was a rather odd appropriation of technology when they used iPads as serving trays for the canapés! One would think that iPads got greasy enough with our filthy palms all over them all the time, but this just drives the point home. Lets admit, iPads are made of shiny surface that can serve many purposes, however it does also make for a very expensive food tray. The idea makes us consider pushing the boundaries of how we can use and think about technology, though however strange or amusing.

iPad Tray

Giulia Costantini, European Marketing Director, Sothebys




Samsung Smart TV app launched @ WIRED 2012

s[edition] has launched our new Samsung Smart TV app last week at the WIRED 2012 conference with an artistic display on Samsung’s 75-inch ES9000 LED Smart TV for delegates as they explored the exhibition zone. With some of the industries leading tech professionals, s[edition] demoed and shared our work on some of the largest, most impressive, motion-sensitive screens from Samsung.

The exhibition zone curated by Lucy Johnston from The Neon Birdcage included a selection of work from the last Digital Sizzle 6 hackathon event at Whitechapel last month and new innovations in 3D printing to picture-based password authentication products from PixelPIN. We were happy to have shared the a space with some of the most exciting digital innovations happening today.

Wired 2012

Wired 2012

Wired 2012

Tracey Emin Book Signing and Reading at Emin International

To celebrate Frieze Week and the launch of Emin International’s new range of products, Tracey Emin is hosting a reading and book signing at her shop in East London this Friday 12 October from 6-8pm. Located in the heart of Spitalfields, the shop sells limited edition prints, books, posters and household objects rendered in Tracey’s signature style.

Emin International will be selling a new series of handmade Rosettes. Also available to buy will be the range of products designed for Tracey’s recent show at Turner Contemporary, Margate, including the limited edition print Golden Mile (2012).

About Emin International

Tracey Emin, one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, began Emin International in 2008. After showing at several art fairs throughout the UK the shop opened in December 2011. The shop sells many items that are not available online including i-pad drawings and embroidered napkins.


Frieze thus far: Tim Noble & Sue Webster and an American Skips Over the Pond

And it’s official -Frieze has hit London. The international art crowds have descended upon the capital to view and buy the best and most coveted contemporary and Old Master’s works available. Without getting caught up in the hoopla of the white tents, it is always better to venture to the galleries themselves to see some of the most talked about exhibitions of the year.

Monday saw the opening of Bedlam, Steve Lazarides’ finale to his trilogy of pop-up exhibitions at the The Old Vic Tunnels. The dingy tunnels were filled with a gothic funhouse of installations by an array of artists. And even Shepard Fairey, in town for his own show opening in two weeks in London, stopped in to take in the madness. Hurry up, the tunnels will close up for the final time 21 October 2012.

Last night saw opening of husband and wife duo Tim Noble & Sue Webster‘s latest solo exhibition at Blain|Southern Hanover Square. The brand new space highlighted new work from the artists, including a new take on their beloved “Forever” and self-portraits made from their shadow sculptures. Written about in The Observer, Guardian and online through countless websites and art blogs including Dazed Digital, Nihilistic Optimistic is definitely not a show to miss during the Frieze season. The show will be open until 24 November 2012

And for those of you want to own their own artwork form the show than head over to s[edition] to purchase an exclusive edition, Nihilistic Optimistic, created by the duo to coincide with the exhibition. As an edition of 500, prices have now jumped to £10 so hurry up and buy yours before it increases to the next price bracket.


Images: (1) Bedlam – (c) Ian Gavin/Getty Images/ (2,3) courtesy of Blain|Southern/ (4) (c) Tim Noble & Sue Webster courtesy of s[edition]

Digital Art Panel at the ICA London

Last night, s[edition] hosted its first panel on digital art. Held at the ICA London, the panel discussion consisted of artists, curators, professors, and writers, all of whom are opinion leaders in digital art. The theatre at the ICA was full to capacity with audiences eager to hear artists Daniel Brown, Mat Collishaw, Matthew Johnstone and Quayola as well as Professor and Director of FACT in Liverpool, Mike Stubbs, Curator of The Composing Rooms, Che Zara Blomfield, and moderator Kevin Holmes, UK Editor of The Creators Project.

The participants had a heated debate about the term “digital art” and whether it encompasses are created using new technology. Other terms used were “Post-Internet” and “New Media” which was argued to be dated. Other topics included the issues of conservation and preservation in terms of collecting technologically created works as well as how digital art should be sold for commercial purposes, or if it should be provided for public consumption.

After the panel, Brooklyn Lager sponsored a reception in the ICA bar where audience members had the opportunity to speak with the panelists and review the discussion. The artists’ work was show on screens provided by Samsung and Aaron Koblin‘s digital edition of “Flight Patterns” was projected, exciting guests who had yet to see the work exhibited in such a way. DJ Mark Bickmore also kept everyone in good spirits with his own blend of electronica and synth music.

Thank you to everyone who made it last night and to those who helped create a wildly successful night including the ICA, Protein, Brooklyn Lager, Samsung and our panel participants.


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Disruption: The Convergence of Art and Technology

On October 1 next week, s[edition] is excited to be hosting a digital art panel at the ICA London. Disruption: The Convergence of Art and Technology will consist of a panel discussion amongst curators, artist, digital art professionals and writers about the current trends of digital art as it crosses cultural boundaries in curation, artists’ practices and collecting.

Participants include: Daniel Brown (Artist), Mat Collishaw (Artist), Matthew Johnstone (Artist), Quayola (Artist), Mike Stubbs (Director of FACT) and Ché Zara Blomfield (Curator). Kevin Holmes (Executive Editor of The Creators Project) will moderate the discussion.

Following the panel will be a drinks reception sponsored by Brooklyn Lager where audience members can mingle with the panel and other digital art enthusiasts. There will also be DJ Mark Bickmore and a chance to view the artists’ work on screens provided by Samsung.

So what are you waiting for? If you live in London come and meet the s[edition] staff and digital art influencers. Plus it’s free, so no excuses! Get your tickets here.