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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.

 

Sedition at Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 approaches in December with another showcase of leading contemporary artworks from galleries around the world. Marc Spiegler, Director of Art Basel, says: “Since it was founded twelve years ago, the Miami Beach show has ranked as the most important art fair in the Americas”. The show attracts artists, collectors and professionals from across the globe. Sedition is pleased to see artists from our platform present during these high times in Miami. Look out for works by Sedition artists with our picks for the week in Miami. Don’t miss us while we’re in town.

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Zeitguised / Digital Art Exhibition 

Sedition presents a new work by Zeitguised at 1826 Restaurant & Lounge just steps away from the Miami Beach Convention Centre from 3-7 December. Sedition will present Cloud II, Walls created by Zeitguised, Berlin contemporary art studio. A homage to Daniel Libeskind’s early drawing work “micromegas” Cloud II, Walls builds tension between an uncontrolled catastrophe and the controlled, abstract and clean environment of the engineer’s drawing space. The piece makes it accessible to think of the two realms as one, the possibility of failure with the assertion of control and the beauty of generating the artefact within.

Cloud II, Walls will be launched as a digital edition on seditionart.com on 4 December, 2014. Clouds II, Walls will be displayed alongside further works from the artist throughout 1826 Restaurant & Lounge from 6:00pm-3:00am daily, where art lovers can ignite their senses by taking in digital art, music and fine dining for duration of the fair. Follow Zeitguised on Sedition to receive an invitation to the online private view.

Find us at:
3-7 December 2014, 6:00pm-3:00am daily
1826 Restaurant & Lounge - 1826 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Please RSVP for entry: marketing@seditionart.com

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Walter Hugo & Zoniel / Site-Specific Installation

Walter Hugo and Zoniel also present their site-specific installation ‘The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living‘ during Art Basel Miami Beach. Their digital collection on Sedition Echoes of Toki is derived from the original piece that was displayed in Gazelli Art House and in Toxteth, Liverpool during the Liverpool Biennial.

For Miami the artists installThe Physical Possibility of Inspiring… as a temporary, large scale site specific installation located in Buenavista East, which explores the idea of art within a public space. For this project, the shutters of the destitute house located in Buenavista will anonymously open every evening from sunset to sunrise, emanating light and revealing tanks of jellyfish filling the space within. The psychedelic display, intended to have a discordant presence and intrigue the local residents has opened silently for the community to discover with its location remaining unknown to the public until its official launch on 1 December 2014, thus allowing natural word of mouth within the community to generate interest, and ownership of the project.

As part of the durational site-specific project, Gazelli Art House will live-stream a video from within the tanks at SELECT MIAMI (7200-7300 Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida) from 2-7 December 2014, where viewers will be able to see through the tanks into the streets of the Miami suburb, revealing a virtual corridor between the two disparate sites.

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Brian Alfred / Large-scale Video Projection

This year, Brian Alfred has been invited to present video piece Under Thunder And Fluorescent Lights for Art Basel Miami’s film programme. The work will be presented both inside the Miami Beach Convention Center and outside on a 7000-square-foot projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center in SoundScape Park. The animation is scored in collaboration with band Storm & Stress. A screening of the film will take place on Saturday, 6 December at 9pm as part of the The Magic of Things programme also featuring David Shrigley, Takeshi Murata, Robin Rhode, Mark Wallinger, Cecile B Evans and others.

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Nicholas Sassoon, Sara Ludy & Sylvain Sailly / Wallpapers 

w-a-l-l-p-a-p-e-r-s.net is an online and offline computer generated catalog that features digital desktop wallpapers initiated by Sedition artists Nicolas Sassoon and Sara Ludy, and their collaborator Sylvain Sailly. The artists present their project in partnership with Artsy for the NADA Miami Beach art fair running in parallel to Art Basel Miami Beach. The artists will take over the Artsy booth and a hotel guest room featuring digital video projections of their WALLPAPERS.

Sedition raises over £4900 for Children & the Arts

Sedition are very pleased to have raised over £4900 for The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts charity auction at Saatchi Gallery on 1st October and online on Paddle 8 to help children with life limiting illnesses to experience uplifting arts activities. Works by Damien Hirst and Elmgreen & Dragset were auctioned online, and selected works by world renowned artists were available as part of the £25 raffle at the event.

The money raised will be used to contribute towards The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts ongoing work with their Start Hospice Programme. Over 50,000 children with life limiting illnesses in the UK have few opportunities to enjoy creative activities outside of their home or hospice with their family.

If you would like to make a donation or find out more about the charity visit: www.childrenandarts.org.uk

Amorem Artis: Miami Beach

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Sedition is pleased to present a stunning collection of international contemporary art as a part of Amorem Artis, an evening of digital art, music, and gourmet food. Presented by RekRoom, the event has been curated with the intent to create an exciting fusion of digital, musical, and culinary arts.

The collection includes artworks by Jenny Holzer, Universal Everything, Mark Titchner, Doug Foster, Brian Alfred, Peter Saville, FIELD, Quayola, and Scanner that will be displayed at the 1826 Restaurant & Lounge in Miami for the evening of Friday, 24 October 2014. Works from Sedition will be available to purchase at the event via a scannable QR code located on each cocktail menu. The event also features culinary creations by two Michelin star chef Danny Grant with music provided by local celebrity DJ Jessica Who.

“The goal of Amorem Artis is to bring a new air of culture to Miami’s nightlife. There are plenty of art, food and Music events in Miami, but it is rare to find a combination of all three, and that’s what we’re providing. We want to introduce an alternative experience to our guests while utilizing a familiar format.” – Daniel Lopez, CEO, RekRoom Productions.

Friday, 24 October 2014
1826 Restaurant & Lounge
1826 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
8:30pm – 4:00am

To RSVP for the event visit: www.rekroomproductions.com/amoremartis

 

Women in Digital at The Hospital Club

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17 – 19 October 2014, 11am-6pm
Private view: 16 October 2014, 7-9pm
Talk and exhibition tour: 18 October 2014, 3-5pm
The Hospital Club Gallery,  24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ
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.

We’ll also be hosting a special talk and exhibition tour on Saturday 18th October from 3-5pm with the artists from the exhibition including Claudia Hart, associate professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vera-Maria Glahn, managing director, FIELD, as well as, Louise Shannon, curator of digital, V&A and Nora O’ Murchú, media art curator, designer and researcher. 

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

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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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