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