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Sedition & The Hospital Club Gallery Presents NEW HORIZONS

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Contemporary Art For Screens
Art Anywhere You Go

Sedition is excited to be returning to the Hospital Club in Covent Garden to present an exhibition of screen-based art by some of the worlds leading contemporary artists: Elmgreen & Dragset, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, AES + F, Jenny Holzer, Lee Lee Nam and also Isaac Julien.

Join us for the private view on 17th July at The Hospital Club Gallery. Artworks will be displayed digitally on the latest curved OLED And ULTRA HD4K screens from global technology brand LG, NEW HORIZONS and is aimed to explore the screen as a medium to display artworks.

Members and non-members of Sedition can browse digital editions of artworks within the gallery and also start their own digital art collection. Artworks will be available for sale as gift cards that can be purchased and sent to friends to redeem on the site.

We hope that you can make it!

18 – 20 July 2014, 11am-6pm
Private view: Thursday, 17 July 2014, 7-9pm

The Hospital Club Gallery
24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ

RSVP to the private view: marketing@seditionart.com

Sedition Goes to Sónar – Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art in Barcelona


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Sedition is presenting at this year’s Sónar+D as part of the MarketLab from 12-14 June 2014. Sónar is Barcelona’s legendary Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, which celebrates its 21st year this year. Sonar+D is the international conference for creativity and technology which takes place as part of Sónar by Day at the Palau de Congressos in Fira Montjuïc.

For the Sónar+D MarketLab, Sedition will showcase an exhibition of works by pioneers of digital art including: Universal Everything, Casey Reas, Aaron Koblin, Ryoji Ikeda, Quayola, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Scanner, FIELD, Sougwen Chung, Zimoun, Miguel Chevalier, and Memo Akten. A brand new digital edition by contemporary art studio Zeitguised will be launched to celebrate Sónar+D. Follow Zeitguised on Sedition to receive an invitation to the online private view.

Sónar+D selects the most outstanding projects by creative laboratories, universities and companies to showcase new forms of creation, production and marketing. Sounds in 3D, interaction repertoires and robotic experiments.

If you’re in Barcelona, find us at the Sónar+D Exhibition at the Palau de Congressos in Fira Montjuïc, MarketLab, P5 Floor 0.

Updated 24 June 2014:

We had a great time at Sonar+D. Check out photos from the festival:

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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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Universal Everything presented by Sedition & The Hospital Club

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Sedition is pleased to partner with The Hospital Club to present digital art and design studio Universal Everything’s first comprehensive solo-exhibition in the UK. The show surveys both new and less recent work that spans a variety of disciplines and media, with the exhibition moving fluidly from film direction and identity design to mobile software art and site-specific installations.

At the viewer is presented with explorations of the body and its movement through the use of motion-tracking technologies, such as in the ‘Presence’ series (2013), and witnesses the mapping of textures onto the human form with ‘Transfiguration’ (2013), and ‘Walking Cities’ (2014). Other works are interactive audio- visual installations or apps enabling a spectator to participate in the creative process; like ‘76 Seeds’ (2011), an instructional drawing app, and ‘Gliders’ (2014), an interactive installation inviting the viewer to design a flying creature. ‘Voxel Posse’ (2011), a series of 3D printed vector creatures, explores elements of the human form through abstract shapes and is an illustration of the studio’s physical body of work that mirrors its digital projects. Alongside these works, Universal Everything presents their voice-reactive sculpture ‘Transformer’ (2014), an interactive work reacting to spectator’s audio input; and ‘Seeds’ (2011), a series of botanical drawings by founder Matt Pyke based on a set of automatically generated and seemingly incongruous digital instructions, its methodology referencing 20th century Dada and Fluxus.

For the exhibition, Sedition has launched a new artwork by Universal Everything. Walking City Citizens is a work created exclusively for Sedition which includes 50 unique iterations of their most recent work Walking City (2014). Walking City is a 3D human shrouded in a digital costume shifts and breaks, reshapes and endlessly evolves into a  video sculpture that continuously walks in the centre of the screen.

Transfiguration’, ‘Presence 2.1’, ‘Presence 5.1’, ‘Walking City Citizens’ are available as digital editions on www.seditionart.com. All other works in the exhibition are available for purchase through The Hospital Club.

Universal Everything, The Hospital Club Gallery, 23 May until 26 May 2014, 11:00am until 6:00pm, sponsored by LG and Laurent Perrier. Join us for the private view 22 May 2014, 7-9pm. RSVP is essential: marketing@seditionart.com.

 

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

Sedition x Eyebeam Presents: The New Romantics Collection

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Ryan Whittier Hale, Shifting Landscape, digital edition, 2014

Sedition has partnered with Eyebeam, Art & Technology Centre in New York to present The New Romantics Collection. The collection includes exclusive artworks by artists in The New Romantics exhibition curated by Claudia Hart, Nicholas O’Brien, and Katie Torn that opens at Eyebeam from 17 April – 10 May 2014. The collection will launch on Sedition on 8th May 2014 and at the closing reception of the exhibition during Frieze New York.

The New Romantics is an exhibition and collection exploring the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism. By drawing equivalences between then and now, this exhibition identifies a critical precedent for artists today that are responding to their ever changing technological environment. Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists are similarly responding to the information revolution.

The New Romantics presents a unique selection of works by artists not based on formal similarities, but on expressive affinities. By employing a myriad of contemporary techniques – including digital fabrication, 3D simulation, software-based collage, video game engines, and peer to peer networking tools – the artists in the collection expose an underlying thread of individual expression that extends beyond mere tech-fetishism.

The New Romantics Collection includes work by artists: Tim Berresheim, Ryan Whittier Hale, Claudia Hart, Sophie Kahn, Sara Ludy, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, MSHR and Katie Torn.

The closing reception will take place 8th May at 6-9pm at Eyebeam, 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011.

Follow Eyebeam on Sedition to receive an invitation to the 24-hour online private view: seditionart.com/eyebeam

Universal Everything & You: Drawing In Motion

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Sedition artist Matt Pyke is the founder and creative director of Universal Everything; a digital technology collective famed for their interactive and immersive art installations. Their latest project sees them take residency in the new Media Space of London’s Science Museum for Universal Everything & You.

The exhibition is comprised of two installations: Presence, an exploration in movement of the human body and 1000 Hands, a user-generated, interactive artwork.

Presence is presented on four individual screens – each showcasing a different human body and its response to music ranging in intensity. Created in conjunction with the LA Dance Project, the movement of the dancers was recorded using state of the art motion capture technology. ‘Digital costumes’ were then layered with these moments to create a visually intriguing piece that highlights the fluidity of movement and the human body. The work is accompanied by music composed by Pyke’s brother.

1000 Hands lies in the heart of Media Space. Inspired by the simplicity of the drawn line, Universal Everything devised an interactive app that allows visitors of the exhibition to create their own micro-artworks that become part of the installation. Download the free app to submit your own piece for the exhibition here: Google Play / iTunes.

Fans of Universal Everything’s new exhibition at the Science Museum will be able to take home a piece of the artwork. Presence 2.1 is available to buy as an audio-visual artwork exclusively on Sedition as a limited digital edition of 300.

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Tracey Emin’s I Promise To Love You collection on display at The Atkinson

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The Tracey Emin I Promise To Love You digital collection from Sedition is on display at The Atkinson galleries in Southport, UK in an exhibition titled Love Stories: Romance Obsession & Heartbreak. Emin’s collection features her notable neons which she has used as a consistent medium since the 1990’s. Pastel coloured light tubes, bent to mimic the artist’s handwriting, spell out illuminated thoughts and feelings: passions, love declarations, disappointments and fears, or simply insults. And the subject is always Emin herself: we read her disappointments, her desires, her experiences, her infatuation and her anger – her neon works are her written confession.

The Love Stories exhibition at The Atkinson explores the universal experience of love and loss in five stages: flirtation and courtship; the choice; marriage; obsession and betrayal; settled love. A broad spectrum of media is used to chart this journey, from traditional oil paintings to contemporary installations and moving image. The exhibition is on from 7 September until January 2014.

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

 

Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang exhibition at London’s Furtherfield Gallery

Mark Amerika (b.1960) opens exhibition with fellow ‘net native’ artist Shu Lea Cheang at London’s Furtherfield Gallery on 31 August. Amerika is a US-based media artist, novelist and theorist who has been exploring the nature and possibilities of the internet and how virtual communication and reality interact with and affect everyday life since the early 1990s. He is known as a pioneer of virtual concepts, creativity, and communication – and the possibilities that all of the latter offer the individual in a postmodern world.

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 Featured in the exhibition are three works from Amerika’s Museum of Glitch Aesthetic (MOGA) series: Lake Como Remix, The Comedy of Errors and 8-Bit Heaven. Museum of Glitch Aesthetic was originally commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices for the 2012 AND Festival.  These are shown alongside two pieces by Shu Lea Cheang.

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Amerika has also launched two new digital editions on Sedition to coincide with the exhibition: #NewAesthetics TV (Extended Play Remix) from the MOGA series and Honolulu Hermes, two new works available exclusively on Sedition in editions of 300.

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#NewAesthetics TV (Extended Play Remix)
 by Mark Amerika

In his career, Amerika been named named a “Time Magazine 100 Innovator” in their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st Century. His work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Whitney Biennial of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center. In 2009-2010, The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece.

If you happen to be in London, don’t miss the exhibition that will be running until 20 October at Furtherfield Gallery – McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, London N4 2NQ. For more information visit the gallery website. 

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

Mat Collishaw: THIS IS NOT AN EXIT

14 February – 30 March 2013
Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BP

For his second solo exhibition at Blain|Southern, THIS IS NOT AN EXIT, the British artist Mat Collishaw returns to the medium of oil painting. However, as is usual with his practice, nothing is literal; the primary source material – magnified images drawn from the pages of glossy magazines – is a simple metaphor, one part of a prism conceived to examine moral questions provoked by the excessive binge culture that preceded the global financial crisis.

Mat Collishaw has nine digital limited editions available on s[edition]. Find out more about his work here. 

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Images Courtesy of the Artist and Blain|Southern
Photographer: Matthew Hollow, 2012

 

s[edition] x Lumen Prize Charity Auction

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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

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s[edition] x DLD Conference 2013

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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].

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Juergen Teller Private View @ ICA

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23 January 2013 – 17 March 2013
Private view: 22 January 2013
ICA, London

Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who has been able to operate successfully both in the art world and the world of commercial photography. This exhibition will provide a seamless journey through his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s, presenting classic images of celebrities such as Lily Cole, Kurt Cobain and Vivienne Westwood, as well as more recent landscapes and family portraits.

Teller entered the London photography scene through the music industry taking photographs for record covers, it was Teller’s photograph of Sinéad O’Connor for her single Nothing Compares 2 You that marked an important moment in his career. Teller’s photographs first appeared in fashion magazines in the late 80s, and included portraits of Kate Moss when she was just fifteen years old. Teller’s images could be described as the antithesis of conventional fashion photography seen perhaps most markedly in his campaigns for Marc Jacobs. Read more >

Juergen Teller is a renown German photographer who immigrated to England in the 1980s and is today based in London. His work has been focused equally in the fashion world as in the domain of music. Over the years he has worked alongside great personalities such as, for example, in the fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent for which he has directed advertising campaigns, or for famous singers. He is widely recognized as one of the most popular contemporary fashion photographers in spite of his “bad boy” reputation in the world of fashion.

Idris Khan’s exhibition opens in Berlin

s[edition] artist Idris Khan’s exhibition Photographs and Drawings opens at Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin. The exhibition is on from 17 Nov 2012 until 12th Jan 2013.

Idris Khan is a London-based artist born in the UK in 1978. Since completing his Master’s Degree with a Distinction in Research at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004, he has received international acclaim for his minimal, yet emotionally charged photographs, videos and sculptures and is without question one of the most exciting British artists of his generation.

See some of his latest works with chalk and photographs here:

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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.

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Shepard Fairey: Sound and Vision @ Stolen Space

Last Friday, s[edition] went down to the opening of Shepard Fairey’s ‘Sound and Vision’ exhibition at Stolen Space at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. His first exhibition in 5 years with crowds queued up around the block. DJ Z-Trip warmed the crowd as they mingled through the gallery featuring some of his screen-prints, mixed media collages as portraits of notable people and cover sleeves. Read the review of the opening with pictures here on Juxtapoz.

The exhibition uses a mix of media including canvas, collage and cuts, along with numerous appearances of his trademark stencils and some lively murals that are definitely worth checking out.

Fairey whose art reached a new height of prominence in 2008 with his iconic “HOPE” portrait of Barack Obama brings along friend and collaborator Z-Trip to supply the soundtrack to the artwork in Sound and Vision (named after the David Bowie album).

Sound and Vision embodies both the political and social influences on Fairey’s work, particularly that which are directly inspired by music. To encourage visitors to fully experience the interaction between music and art, Fairey is also showcasing his own record collection. Visitors will get chance to listen to Fairey’s music collection – which include the Sex Pistols, the Clash and Roxy Music on vintage turntables.

The exhibit taking place at the StolenSpace Gallery (http://www.stolenspace.com/), Brick Lane, opened on the evening of October 19th and will running to November 4th, 2012.

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Shepard Fairey, Día de los Muertos digital edition available on s[edition]

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Shepard Fairey, Peace Guard digital edition available on s[edition]


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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]

Checkmate! The Art of Chess at Saatchi Gallery

This weekend, I finally went to see “The Art of Chess” at the Saatchi Gallery. Not only is the gallery free, but is hardly ever that crowded, so you can take your time interacting and experiencing with the amazing artworks before you. So Saatchi was the perfect place to view “The Art of Chess.”

The exhibition included 16 chess sets that were created by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists. They ranged from video (Gavin Turk) to a woven quilt (Tracey Emin) and everything in-between. Each truly reflected the artist’s aesthetic and how they are inspired by the “game of kings.” The Exhibition is only on until 3 October, so hurry up to see it before it closes this week. Some of our favorites were The Chapman Brothers (above), Damien Hirst and Tim Noble & Sue Webster.

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AKA Peace at ICA

 

Last weekend some of our favorite artists participated in a chartiable exhibition entitled AKA Peace. Artists like Tim Noble & Sue Webster, The Chapman Brothers, Damien Hirst, and Mat Collishaw transformed decommissioned AK-47 assault rifles into works of art to raise money for Peace One Day, an international organisation promoting peace and conflict resolution.

s[edition] was invited to the private view where we saw the unveiling of the works before they are auctioned by Philips de Pury London on 4 October. In attendance were many of the artists including Sue Webster, Charming Baker and Jake Chapman, who curated the exhibition.