Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

Tracey Emin Launches New Edition To Support Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

On 26 July 2017, Sedition launches a new digital artwork by Tracey Emin. Because of You I’m Here, an animated video work made exclusively for Sedition for display on screens, is launched as part of the 2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala and benefit auction.

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) works towards restoring the Earth’s delicate ecosystem, focusing on protecting biodiversity, ocean and forest conservation and climate change.

The 2017 benefit auction is the latest and largest in a series of events hosted by the LDF, where innovators and thought leaders from the environmental, art, film, fashion and other industries come together to raise money and awareness, both of which contribute towards resolving critical ecological issues. Works by internationally acclaimed artists including Yinka Shonibare, Jenny Holzer and a special commission by Lawrence Weiner will be presented in St Tropez and auctioned in an exclusive event on 26 July.

An online auction will also take place, presenting works by established and emerging artists to a global audience. The works presented in the online auction are also on display in an offline exhibition in New York from 3 – 10 August 2017.

Because of You I’m Here is showcased in the online auction and accompanying exhibition as well as being part of a goody bag offered at the LDF VVIP dinner event on 25 July. The work is part of an ongoing series of digital artworks made exclusively for Sedition by Emin which animate neon lettering in the artist’s distinctive handwriting. The work will be available in a limited edition of 250 at $500.

The LDF benefit event will review the progress made and obstacles encountered by the Foundation, drawing attention to current environmental threats and urging visitors to both auctions to contribute to the fight against these threats. Art is an important part of this conversation, bringing nuance, different perspectives and visual appeal to the campaign as well as raising funds through the auction of sought-after works.
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The Magnum Home: Pop-Up Exhibition

Sedition is pleased to participate in 
The Magnum Home, a pop-up exhibition presented by Magnum Photos, Plinth and Thames and Hudson that combines radical interior design with photography.

The Magnum Home features the Magnum at 70 collection from Sedition displayed on screens released in celebration of Magnum’s 70th anniversary. The fifteen iconic photographic and video works are made available for sale as gift cards at the show. The collaboration sees two leading digital arts organisations come together to present collections of from Magnum’s archives. The partnership will involve the launch of collections of carefully selected works to be released as limited editions exclusively on over the course of 2017, allowing collectors to be able to view and purchase works on their digital devices.

The Magnum Home also features Just Kids: Magnum Photographers on Youth Culture, an exhibition drawn from Magnum Photos’ archives and curated by Ekow Eshun. The exhibition will explore how Magnum photographers have documented youth culture in Britain and internationally from the 1960s to the present day. With an emphasis on some of Magnum’s most contemporary and intriguing work, The Magnum Home will stage photography in a distinctly domestic environment – a listed Georgian townhouse, opposite the British Museum.

Throughout the building, young designer Yinka Ilori will stage his characteristically vibrant interventions; born of passions for interior design and the bold colours of Nigerian prints and textures, his work has spanned furniture making to full-scale installations: Ilori recently redesigned London’s iconic Africa Centre.

A programme of talks and events will be held throughout the exhibition, alongside a range of unique merchandise presented by Plinth including silk scarves, tote bags and resin badges, and monographs, field notebooks, sketchpads and other print materials supplied by Thames and Hudson.

The Magnum Home will be at 44 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3BN, between May 17th and 21st, and open 11am -7pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. Join us for the private view: 6 – 8pm, 16th May 2017. RSVP to attend:

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Sedition Recommends: 57th Venice Biennale 2017

Shiva’s Dreaming (Crystal Palace) by Lawrence Lek

From 18 February to 26 November 2017, the 57th Venice Biennale will transform the Italian city as artists and galleries from across the world bring their ideas and artworks. If you’re heading to the city this year, be sure to visit our recommended exhibitions featuring Sedition artists. This guide to Sedition artists at the Biennale features Shezad Dawood, Frederik de Wilde, Damien Hirst, Isaac Julien, Lawrence Lek, Hew Locke, and Yinka Shonibare.

Frederik de Wilde and Lawrence Lek in HyperPavillion

HyperPavillion is a large scale exhibition of newly commissioned works which engage with the impact of the increasing influence of the digital. Together, the works create an exploratory, immersive post-human universe. Presented by Korean production house Fabulous Inc and and curated by Philippe Riss-Schmid, the exhibition features projections, a hologram theatre, a 360° immersive cinema and a range of hybrid combinations of new and traditional media. HyperPavilion takes place in three warehouses on the northern side of the Arsenale, and is open to the public from 13 May to 30 October 2017. The exhibition features works by Frederik De WildeLawrence Lek, Aram Bartholl, Claire Malrieux, Paul Souviron and more.

Hew Locke, Yinka Shonibare and Isaac Julien at the Diaspora Pavilion

At Palazzo Pisani Santa Monica, Hew Locke, Yinka Shonibare, Isaac Julien, Erika Tan, Larry Achiampong, Barby Asante, Libita Clayton and others present work at the Diaspora Pavilion. Bringing together varied perspectives and strategies for examining diaspora, the exhibition expands and complicates notions of the diasporic. The exhibition launches with a Private View on 10 May and runs from 13 May until 26 November.

Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi and Punto Della Dogana

Damien Hirst brings a new solo exhibition, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, to Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana. The exhibition, which runs from 9 April to 3 December, has been ten years in the planning and presents ambitious and exquisite works by Hirst displayed across 5,000 square meters of museum space . It tells the story of an ancient and monumental shipwreck, the Unbelievable, through its treasures, restored from the deep. As well as telling the story of the ship, the treasures also link to the life of fictional freed slave Aulus Calidius Amotan or Cif Amotan II.


Leviathan production still

Shezad Dawood Leviathan Launch

Shezad Dawood launches his ten part film work Leviathan at the Venice Biennale, presenting the first three episodes in a site-specific exhibition curated by Alfredo Cramerotti at the Villino Canonica and at the Fortuny Factory in the Giudecca. Episodes of Leviathan will launch in international exhibitions over the next few years before the work is released in its entirety as a feature film in 2020.

Combining news and documentary footage with shots filmed on an abandoned island and at London’s National History Museum, Leviathan weaves a complex narrative linking topics as diverse as migration, marine conservation and mental health.

Click here for more information about visiting this year’s Venice Biennale.

The An exhibition exploring 3D virtual environments

screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-12-16-04Mark Dorf, untitled20, 2013, From the series //_PATH

This November and December, a reworking of a 2011 digital animation exhibition in New York examines how artistic engagements with digital simulation have changed over the past five years.

In 2011, Claudia Hart and Rachel Clarke curated, an exhibition at the Cal State Sacramento University Gallery. The exhibition brought together 20 artists whose work explored simulation and artificial spatiality. In 2016, Hart and Clarke, joined by Patrick Reynolds, update and extend the exhibition to form the

The takes place at New York’s BronxArtSpace and of course in virtual space. Artists featured in the show include AES+F, Sophie Kahn with Lisa Parra, Tim Berresheim, Mark Dorf, Claudia Hart, Sara Ludy, Alex McLeod, Shane Mecklenburger, Jonathan Monaghan, Eva Papamargariti, Rick Silva, Katie Torn, Ryan Whittier-Hale and Zeitguised.


screen-shot-2016-11-22-at-12-21-55Claudia Hart, More Food for Children, from the series “The Real and the Fake,” 2011

The reworking of a 2011 exhibition in 2016 reveals interesting similarities and differences between artworks engaged in digital space at the beginning and end of the last five years. 3D animation is the primary medium of the 2016 exhibition, as it was in 2011, and in both exhibitions artists have re-appropriated and thus challenged mainstream culture and methods of production and dissemination. Both exhibitions showcase artists interested in the digital simulation of the analogue or natural. However, in five years the production of mainstream culture has significantly changed; digital simulation has evolved from an esoteric interest to an issue widely discussed in the arts and beyond. Previous categories have dissolved, and new ones have opened up.

“In the face of this paradigm shift, artists respond with an aesthetic of the fake. This is art that crosses the Freudian uncanny divide, at first creating a sense of disorientation and questioning. Can we trust anything anymore? We have entered a space of madness, a psychotic space articulated by a culture that no longer embraces the difference between a representation and reality. The subjective reality and the objective merge. Fantasy rules.”

Claudia Hart and Rachel Clarke, 2016 

peripety_shot01Zeitguised, Peripetics or The installation of an irreversible axis on a dynamic timeline, 2008

Today, digitally rendered 3D imagery is applied widely in movies, video games, apps and a host of other contexts largely due to the proliferation and accessibility of 3D software and the development of 3D printing and the re-emergence of VR, which has given new relevance to working in a virtual third dimension.

The 51 new media artists featured in the represent a fraction of those currently exploring the many consequences of the expanding influence of 3D digital image-making. The artists in the examine the formal languages involved in the production of digital simulation and re-contextualise them in relation to contemporary and historic art practice. The result is a complicated – and necessary – conversation about the power and agency of digital simulation in the arts and beyond.

The runs from 19 November until 20 December 2016 at the BronxArtSpace located at 305 E 140th Street #1 Bronx, NY 10454, USA.

Carla Gannis and Shu Lea Cheang in group exhibition Monsters of the Machine in Spain


Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights


Carla Gannis and Shu Lea Cheang are among artists in a group exhibition currently on show in Spain whose focus is on relating Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through contemporary issues and media techniques.

Monsters and the Machine is curated by Marc Garrett of Furtherfield Gallery located in London’s Finsbury Park. The exhibition takes place at Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijón and features work by Cristina Busto Alvarez, Mary Flanagan, Carla Gannis, Genetic Moo, Shu Lea Cheang, Regina De Miguel, Guido Segni and  Thomson & Craighead. The show brings together the work of artists working with diverse media to look at mutation and change (as concept and as act) in today’s world. What, in the contemporary context, is meant by dysfunction, by hybridity, by the monstrous?

The exhibition tackles issues ranging from surveillance to the Anthropocene to post-humanism to accelerationism. The works on display attempt to give definition to these issues in a rapidly changing world, and also to describe ways of responding to them critically and creatively.

UKI Viral Love by Shu Lea Cheang

UKI Viral Love by Shu Lea Cheang


Through creative engagement with 3D printed avatars, an algorithmic remapping of the Sahara Desert and a poetic reimagining of the human genome as poetry, the exhibition looks at how communication and culture have changed in light of recent technological developments. It also examines the role of the inventor as genius and as destroyer, asking “Who is the real monster? Dr. Frankenstein or the poor wretched mutant he brought to life?”

For the exhibition, Carla Gannis presents her 2014 work The Garden of Emoji Delights as a digital c-print and video. The Garden of Emoji Delights project is derived from, and responds to, Hieronymus Bosch’s 500 year old work The Garden of Earthly Delights. In her contemporary reworking of an old master painting Gannis remixes classical imagery with emojis to produce mash-ups which act as comments on the human condition. At times absurd, humorous, parodic and critical, the project looks at how aesthetics, artistic media and communication methods have changed – and remained in stasis – over the centuries. A series of digital editions by Gannis from the Garden of Emoji Delights project are available on Sedition. View the newly released La Emoji Lujuria collection.

Also featured in Monsters In The Machine is celebrated cyberpunk artist Shu Lea Cheang, whose 2013 work UKI Viral Love is presented as an installation. The work, a sequel to Cheang’s 2000 movie I.K.U, builds a narrative in which coders employed to collect data on human orgasms and feed it into a mobile app are deprived of the data they need. The coders are forced to scavenge for data in a landscape strewn with physical and digital debris. The project is presented as a viral performance and a viral game.

Monsters and the Machine runs from 18 November 2016 to 21 May 2017 at Laboral Centro de Arte, Prados, 121, 33203, Gijón, Spain.

Photos from The Campaign at The Royal College of Art

Photos by: Andrew Crowe / @brainfloat and Ben McDonnell

Visit The Campaign, a group exhibition featuring the work of twelve talented artists at the RCA’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea, London until 10 April 2016. Presented in collaboration with The Royal College of Art and Subject Matter, the exhibition features photography, print, animation, video and web-based works by Fine Art students at the RCA.

The Campaign considers how artists working with increasingly sophisticated digital media and information management systems might locate or express ‘pure creativity’. The exhibition is the culmination of a programme of talks and workshops by Subject Matter, in which leading art industry figures offered insights and advice to emerging artists.

Artists in the exhibition are: Ben McDonnell, Feifei Yu, Jazbo von Magius Gross, Jinjoon Lee, Josh Leon, Kyle Zeto, Louise Long, Melissa Magnuson, Shigetoshi Furutani, Steven Aishman, Theo Ellison and Tim Sullivan.

All works in the exhibition are available for sale via Sedition or Subject Matter. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund, which offers financial aid to students to support and nurture their artistic careers.

Sedition is pleased to support the show by releasing The Campaign collection, which comprises five video works by Josh Leon, Jinjoon Lee, Steven Aishman, Ben McDonnell and Shigetoshi Furutani. The collection is available to buy, view and trade on your digital devices as a complete set or as individual artworks.

View and purchase The Campaign collection available on Sedition in digital edition of 50 each, and print editions available from Subject Matter.

Ryoichi Kurokawa Presents ‘unfold’ at FACT Liverpool

Ryoichi Kurokawa 1

For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Ryoichi Kurokawa presents unfold, an ambitious new artwork co-commissioned by FACT, Stereolux and University of Salford Art Collection, with the support of CEA Irfu – Paris Saclay, Arcadi and DICRéAM. The large scale audiovisual installation explores the birth of stars through the creation of an immersive environment.

Kurokawa is celebrated for his skillfully realised time-based installation works and live audiovisual performances, which approach digital imaging and sound production techniques as sculptural and synaesthetic media. The unfold project explores the relationship between intimate and remote, physical and virtual spaces, as well as bringing together art and astrophysics. Using surround sound and cutting-edge audiovisual production techniques and technologies, Kurokawa has created an immersive installation in which large projections featured with a complex soundscape form a single, absorbing environment.

Using data provided by the Research Institute into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe (CEA Irfu – Paris-Saclay) and following an extensive collaboration with astrophysicist Vincent Minier, Kurokawa has recreated the process of star formation which takes place within remote interstellar clouds. The artist’s visualisation remains faithful to the patterns revealed by the data while bringing these same patterns and findings to life by creatively interpreting the remote events the data describes.

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Visitors to the exhibition will experience at close hand the collisions of matter and forces which, light years away from Earth, produce new celestial bodies; star clusters emerge from molecular clouds, leading eventually to the formation of sun-like stars. The physics of molecular clouds is little understood, making the opportunity to visualise the phenomenon a rare and fascinating one.

Kurokawa’s work is a creative and scientific study of the building blocks of the universe. The scale, energy and complexity inherent to the formation of stars is staggering; anyone who visits unfold is likely to leave with new and profound insights, ideas and perhaps philosophical lines of thought.

Ryoichi Kurokawa 3

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of events including a live performance of syn_ on 11 March at the Liverpool Philharmonic, an artist talk on 12 March with Vincent Minier, a series of workshops featuring games and activities exploring scientific research and star activity and a curator tour on 19 March, 2pm. The programme represents an opportunity for researchers from normally disconnected academic disciplines to discuss their practices. In creating a space in which different specialisms can come together, unfold has the potential to open up debates and collaborations which resonate far beyond the exhibition itself.


The exhibition was supported in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign organised by FACT in which Sedition offered the syn_ collection of digital editions by Kurokawa to support the campaign. Sedition is releasing a new series of five audiovisual works as part of the Sirens collection on 10 March 2016.

unfold is on at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ, UK, from 11 March – 12 June 2016.

Bill Viola Digital Editions On Sale At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Still from A Phrase From “Chris”, digital edition from Sedition

Still from A Phrase From “Chris”, digital edition from Sedition


Two digital editions by Bill Viola are available to purchase from Sedition alongside a major solo exhibition of the artist’s work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Opening on 10 October and showing in the Underground Gallery and the Chapel the exhibition is Viola’s largest solo show in the UK in a decade and features a new work, The Trial (2015). Viola’s work considers the fallibility and volatility of human nature and the relationship between human perception and the mechanisms of image-making through the use of installation, video and sound, frequently depicting moments of threshold and transcendence.

Sedition will be offering a number of digital editions of Viola’s work from the museum’s gift shop during the exhibition. The editions, including A Phrase From “Chris” (2011) and A Phrase From “Illumination” (2011) will be available as beautifully packaged gift cards. The gift cards contain a unique code, which can be redeemed on our website and directly added to your Vault on Sedition.


Image: Bill Viola, Mt Rainier coffee shop, WA, August 1979. Photo: Kira Perov


Viola is renowned as a pioneering video artist who creatively and reflectively explores new media techniques, their boundaries and their relationships with people through the production and display of his work. This explorative quality can be experienced first-hand in Blain|Southern and The Vinyl Factory’s upcoming presentation of rarely exhibited early-career works by the artist in two prominent London locations.

Moving Stillness (Mt Rainier), 1979 will be on display at Blain|Southern in London’s Mayfair from 13 October 2015. The multi-faceted installation, whose elements include projections and environmental recordings, brings together new media techniques of the late 1970s to monumental effect. It has been exhibited only once before at its inaugural showing in 1979.

At the same time, The Talking Drum, an immersive installation featuring two sound installations by Viola will be presented at The Vinyl Factory’s Brewer Street Car Park. A limited edition vinyl of recordings of performances by the artist from the 70s and 80s will be presented alongside the exhibition.

Visit Bill Viola’s artist profile page on Sedition for more information on his digital editions and click follow to receive the latest news and updates from the artist. To explore the full Sedition Curated collection, visit the Discover page.

Bill Viola’s exhibition opens from 10 October 2015 – 10 April 2016 at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, WF4 4LG.

The Talking Drum opens from 13 October – 7 November 2015 at The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, W1F 0LA.

Moving Stillness (Mt Rainier), 1979 opens from 13 October to 21 November 2015 at Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London, W1S 1BP.



Sedition is pleased to present a solo exhibition by FIELD. The exhibition titled Violescence includes an impressive body of new and recent works that span across wearable sculptures, fashion film, virtual reality, and animation.

The exhibition centres around the new work Quasar, comprised of three wearable sculptures, each giving access to an interactive, audiovisual virtual reality experience.

Quasar is the first in a brand new series of physical-digital artworks titled Violescence, which explores the constant negotiation of opponent, archetypical forces: the aggressive, the sensitive, the inquisitive. What we observe in ourselves simultaneously appears to be the friction that drives society forward, a driving force of the universe. An ever-lasting struggle for inner balance, a state of zen – or for an understanding and stability between ourselves and others.

In Quasar, these forces appear as three personas: we imagine them as explorers, we try out their tools, we travel with them. We observe their physical and mental fights, we picture the moment of reaching a harmony between them.

Violescence is a continuation of FIELD’s ongoing exploration of new formats and platforms for digital art including immersive virtual reality experiences connected to sculpture, photography and video manipulated with visual effects, the blend between physical and digital environments and identities.

The exhibition also includes a display of the Forays series including four animations and four digital prints. The works represent landscapes, architecture and objects of the future as seen by the artist, and foreshadow the change in the perception of reality by future generations through the influence of contemporary technology.

Forms, materials, colours, mobility and sounds of each scene are explorations that illustrate how new technologies can fuse abstract and figurative forms, sensual perception and synaesthetic experiences.

The Forays: Scan I-IV series of four animations and the Forays: Object I-IV series of four digital stills are available on Sedition in digital editions of 200 each.

The exhibition is kindly supported by leading technology brand LG Electronics. The artworks will be displayed on LG’s latest TVs, which fuse OLED technology and ULTRA HD 4K resolution to create the very best in picture quality. The exhibition will bring to life and celebrate the use of screen as a medium to display and enjoy artworks.

will open at London’s creative industries hub, The Hospital Club located in the heart of Covent Garden. An artist talk / exhibition tour will be held on Saturday, 30 May 2015 at 3pm at The Hospital Club Gallery.

29-31 May 2015
The Hospital Club
24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ
Open 11am-6pm daily

Private view: 28 May 2015, 7-9pm
Artist talk / exhibition tour: 30 May 2015, 3pm

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Sedition presents in the STRP Biennale in The Netherlands

Sedition presents a selection of works for the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 20-29 March 2015. Presented as part of the SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN exhibition in the Klokgebouw as part of the STRP Silent Cinema section, Sedition will show works alongside The Creators Project, Fiber, OneDotZero, and Playgrounds.

Sedition brings a 30-minute collection curated by STRP director, Angelique Spaninks including works by Zimoun, Ryoiji Ikeda, Universal Everything, Doug Foster, Rafael Rozendaal, Memo Akten, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Angelo Plessas, Nicolas Sassoon & Rick Silva, Cheng Ran and open platform artist, Overlap.

STRP Biennale have curated a special digital edition by Paris-based studio, Nonotak launching on Sedition on Thursday, 26 March 2015. Watch out for the new edition launching next week.

STRP is a 10-day festival that brings together art, technology and experimental pop culture. The festival features interactive art, light art, robotics, performances, experimental music and films, lectures and workshops, offering a glimpse into the near and sometimes distant futures of our technology-driven culture.

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