Starting in June 2016 Sedition presents Art In The Digital Age, a series of talks on contemporary and digital art collecting at Shoreditch House, London.
The series explores the new realms of digital art collecting, creation and exhibition. By bringing together experts in the fields of digital art, curating, art collecting and design, Art In The Digital Age will discuss, and ask interesting questions about, the future of the art world.
With the introduction of new technologies, the way contemporary art is experienced is undergoing significant changes. Media platforms, display techniques and softwares are redefining the way art is experienced and collected. The influence of the digital has structurally changed aspects of the art world, bringing art into contact with new spaces, disciplines and audiences. It has also led to questions around the artwork itself, such as: how can digital works be valued, stored and securely exchanged? What is the materiality of a digital artwork?
The first talk in the series is titled Art Collecting For The Home and takes place on 17 June from 7-9pm at Shoreditch House. It looks at how art is being displayed and integrated into contemporary domestic spaces. The event takes the form of a panel discussion between experts from three specialist areas.
Gordon Cheung is a painter whose work incorporates code as well as traditional media; a number of his works are available as digital editions on the Sedition platform, and his solo exhibition Here Be Dragons runs at Nottingham Castle until 17 July.
Khalid Laith is an actor and art collector with a particular interest in video art and art from the Middle East.
Liezel Strauss is the founder of fine art photography platform Subject Matter.
Join us on 17 June for an engaging discussion. Free entry, limited capacity. Register your place here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-in-the-digital-age-art-collecting-for-the-home-tickets-25715235963