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Sedition and Magnum Photos Announce Year-Long Partnership at The Barbican


Photograph by Thomas Dworzak, taken in Kyrgyzstan in 2005


Throughout 2017 Sedition and Magnum Photos launch an international partnership in celebration of Magnum’s 70th anniversary. In Magnum at 70, Sedition launches a series of collections of iconic photographic and video works as digital editions created over the past 70 years by Magnum Photos artists. Alongside the online launch programme, Magnum Photos and Sedition will present a public programme of digital exhibitions, events and panel discussions.

Magnum at 70 will launch alongside a talk event as part of the Magnum Photos Now series on Friday 24 March at 7pm in The Barbican’s Frobisher Auditorium 1 in London. Digital Territories: Photography in the Online Environment is a panel discussion which focuses on how photography and digital space define one another.  The panel comprises Sedition’s Director Rory Blain, Magnum’s Digital Director Anne Bourgeois-Vignon and Magnum photographer and David Alan Harvey, publisher of Burn Magazine. The discussion is chaired by Aaron Schuman (artist, writer, curator and editor).

The conversation will explore the online ‘life’ of photographic works and the merging of photographic practice and digital space. The panelists will look at what online photographic display means for photographers, publishers and consumers of photography, covering storage, communication networks and visual literacy.

The inaugural set of fifteen works in the Magnum at 70 collection will be released to coincide with this, including by photographers Werner Bischof, Martin Parr, Tim Hetherington and Dennis Stock.

Subsequent launches and events with Magnum Photos and Sedition will be presented throughout the year. Follow Magnum Photos on Sedition to keep up with news and updates.

Sedition Guide To Frieze Week 2016


The New Brutalists by Jane and Louise Wilson


It’s that time of year again in London – with the arrival of Frieze London and Frieze Masters, the city becomes a hub for the international art community during early October as galleries and artists from across the world converge for a busy programme of talks, exhibitions and satellite events. We’ve put together a guide to this year’s Frieze Week for Sedition artists and collectors, with a focus on Sedition artists and digital art.

Sedition Picks At Frieze

Frieze Art Fair showcases the work of artists and gallerists from around the world in London’s Regents Park. This year, the fair features a series of interactive interventions, a celebration of the legacy of the 1990s, and a keynote talk by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. As a platform for the presentation and distribution of digital editions of art, Sedition is drawn to work which actively explores the influence of the digital medium on art. The influence of the digital can be seen in the work of emerging and established artists alike. Here are a few Sedition picks for navigating Frieze:

1. Jane & Louise Wilson

On 7 October Jane and Louise Wilson join Wolfgang Tillmans, Julia Peyton-Jones and Adrian Searle will discuss how London’s contemporary art scene has changed since the 1990s. The talk, titled Upstarts / New ‘90s Art’ is part of a strand of the festival which celebrates 25 years of Frieze Magazine by focusing on the influence of the 90s on current art practices. The talk is a chance to reflect not only on how much things have changed in the past 25 years, but also looking ahead at how things are set to change in future.

2. Yuri Pattinson

In a new installation to be unveiled at the Fair, Yuri Pattison, the winner of the Frieze Artist Award 2016, will examine systems for the interpretation of ‘Big Data’ with a fair-wide network of screens which display – digitally interpreted – live responses to the behaviour of consumers at the fair. By mirroring data interpretation systems more generally the work thinks through the mechanics and politics underlying data management, and emphasises its connection to people and objects. Pattison’s work is part of the Frieze Projects programme, curated by Raphael Gygax and supported by the LUMA Foundation.

3. Samson Young

Another of this year’s Frieze Projects, Samson Young’s When I have fears that I may cease to be, what would you give in exchange for your soul is a multimedia walk through the fair venue loosely based on Graham Greene’s Ministry of Fear. Young, a sound artist and composer born and based in Hong Kong, uses music playlists, photographs, research materials and site-specific films to create an unsettling narrative in the form of a series of surveillance reports on a bookshop owner whose trade is in personal confessions.

4. Edward Thomasson & Lucy Beech / Amalia Ulman

Alongside Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks, Frieze London Live intervenes in art fair proceedings with a programme of live interactive interventions. Sedition recommends looking out for an auditorium based choreographic work by Edward Thomasson & Lucy Beech, represented by Southard Reid, and an intimate performative work by Amalia Ulman (Arcadia Missa).

5. Angelo Plessas

At Booth H13, The Breeder presents an installation by Angelo Plessas titled Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood I-III. The work is an immersive installation, a platform and a network; it actively connects artists working internationally with online art. The work was first exhibited at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens and was awarded the 2015 Deste Prize.


Prison Breaking / Powerless Structures, Fig. 333 by Elmgreen and Dragset at Victoria Miro


Satellite Events

Visitors to London during Frieze Week are spoilt for choice where exhibitions are concerned, as galleries across the city showcase incredible projects, monumental artworks and must-see talks. Works and events including a number of Sedition artists feature among the events in London from 5-9 October. We’ve put together a run-through of Sedition artist events to add to your Frieze Week calendar; we’ve also included exhibitions by artists whose work engages directly with digital art.

On 4 October, head to London’s The Strand for the Private View of Infinite Mix: Contemporary Sound and Image featuring works by Elizabeth Price, Jeremy Deller, Martin Creed, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Rachel Rose. The exhibition is organised by Hayward Gallery and The Vinyl Factory and is accompanied by a party and performance evening on 6 October. Earlier in the evening on 6th, head to the Private View of Yinka Shonibare’s solo exhibition …and the wall fell away at Stephen Friedman Gallery.

From 11am – 1pm on 8 October, see Shezad Dawood in conversation with Nicolas Bourriaud at Timothy Taylor as part of the artist’s solo exhibition Kalimpong, which combines traditional art practices and mythologies with Virtual Reality.

In Shoreditch, works by Elmgreen & Dragset and Isaac Julien are included in group exhibition Protest at Victoria Miro. The exhibition is open during Frieze week alongside Victoria Miro’s booth at the fair, which features the work of Yayoi Kusama, Chantal Joffe and Grayson Perry.

Meanwhile in Mayfair, Suzanne Treister presents a body of work made by a fictional algorithmic High Frequency Trader in solo exhibition HFT: The Gardener at Annely Juda Fine Art. On 3, 4 and 8 October visit Streams of Warm Impermanence, a group exhibition exploring flesh in networked era at DRAF. In Peckham, Arcadia Missa presents Labour Dance, a solo exhibition by Amalia Ulman. Visit the gallery during Frieze week from 6 to 8 October.

Frieze London and Frieze Masters take place at The Regent’s Park (Park Square West entrance), London NW1 4NR, UK between 5 and 9 October 2016.

Announcement: FutureFest Art Prize Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist selected for the FutureFest Art Prize. We received over 270 submissions from around the world and after a challenging review process, twelve artworks (three for each theme) have been selected to be showcased at the weekend festival in September. Four overall winners will be selected and announced following a live audience vote at the event. Each winner will be awarded a £500 cash prize and will have their work launched on Sedition and promoted to an international audience of art and digital enthusiasts and collectors.

The shortlisted artworks are:

Future Love

Judges: Ghislaine Boddington, Rory Blain


Future Work

Judges: Ruth Amos, Tom Berman, Geoff Mulgan


Future Play
Judges: Pat Kane, Claudia Hart, Ashley Wong


Future Thrive
Judges: Dr Morgaine Gaye, FIELD, Josh McNorton


Futurefest is Nesta’s annual festival of ideas, talks and interactive performances that will take  place from 17-18 September 2016 at London’s Tobacco Dock. The event focuses ideas and visions that will define the future in 20-30 years to come. This year’s festival is curated around four themes exploring the future of: Love, Work, Play and Thrive. This year’s festival will feature influential speakers including, Brian Eno, DJ Spooky, Will Self, Sherry Coutu and Rhianna Pratchett, and many more, alongside performances and art installations presented throughout the weekend.

FutureFest 2016 takes place at Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF from 17-18 September 2016. For tickets and information, visit:

Ron Arad presents Curtain Call at the Roundhouse

Ron Arad's 'Curtain Call' at the Roundhouse, 2011

Ron Arad’s ‘Curtain Call’ at the Roundhouse, 2011


From 6-29 August 2016 Ron Arad transforms London’s Roundhouse with an elaborate large-scale installation and a series of events in collaboration with internationally renowned artists.

For Curtain Call, renowned artist, architect and designer Arad has redefined the curtain with an installation of over 5,000 cascading silicon rods. The result is a curtain or canopy which can be wandered through and explored, which catches and distorts the light, and which is both monumental and intimate. The rods hang from a steel ring 18m in diameter, within which performances will take place. In addition, moving image works will be projected onto the composite circular ‘screen’; visitors are invited to walk through the screen as an alternative to watching, more typically, from afar.

“Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images –a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain.” – Ron Arad




Curtain Call was first presented at Roundhouse in 2011. As part of the 2016 installation Ron Arad has collaborated with numerous internationally renowned artists and creatives to present works on the giant circular screen. Universal Everything and Daniel Landau are among those who have collaborated with Arad for Curtain Call 2016, while Mat Collishaw and Christian Marclay are among artists from the project’s 2011 run who have collaborated for the second time. In addition to the project’s artist collaborations, a programme of events has been developed around the Curtain Call installation. Visitors to Roundhouse can enjoy performances by Matthew Herbert, Gaika, the BBC Proms and Dan Deacon, among others in the Curtain Call Live programme.



Curtain Call is presented as part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, an annual programme designed to connect innovative cultural production and new audiences. The programme also celebrates fifty years of the Roundhouse, which for five decades has presented a diverse events programme incorporating arts, music, theatre and performance. As well as showcasing the work of new and established arts practitioners, the Roundhouse works to foster the careers of young people interested in working in creative disciplines.

Alongside Curtain Call, Sedition is pleased to be releasing a new work by Universal Everything as a digital edition. Stay tuned for more updates on the new release.

Curtain Call runs from 6-29 August 2016 at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH. For tickets and information on Curtain Call, visit:

Nuit Blanche Video 2014

Nuit Blanche 2014


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:

A Pint for Liu Xiaodong

Liu XiaodongLiu Xiaodong painting Getting Out of Beichuan on-site in China’s Sichuan Province. Credit: ©

Liu Xiaodong has taken up residency in London painting a pub! Liu, one of China’s most famous and successful contemporary artists, recently joined the prestigious ranks of Lisson Gallery – the latter already represent Ai Weiwei, Lee Ufan and Tatsuo Miyajima. Liu is in unique residency in London this summer where he is painting an eccentric London pub near the gallery on-site, before he is scheduled to have his first exhibition at Lisson from September 25th until November 2nd in London this year.

s[edition] is thrilled to unveil Liu’s first ever digital limited edition Blinking at an approved satellite exhibition at the 55th Venice Biennale opening June 1st until November 24th. For those going to Venice, don’t miss his work displayed at Spazio Thetis, Castello 2737, 30122, Venice, Italy in the building directly opposite the Italian Pavilion.

Liu Xiaodong’s film Blinking was created from ten video segments from a documentary about his painting excursions over recent years. Blinking is now available in an edition of 1,000 starting at £180/$188.

From Pigment to Pixels panel @ Soho House

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, we had the pleasure to present a panel at Soho House in London with Samsung about the evolution of pigment to pixels – how digital limited editions are transforming the world of art collecting. Will Rowe, Founder of Protein led a lively panel with V&A Curator of Digital, Louise Shannon, Artist Doug Foster, Samsung Smart TV Marketing Manager, Lali Parikh, and s[edition] CEO Robert Norton. The discussion was very fruitful in exploring digital art from various perspectives around the creating, collecting and distributing of art through screens and devices.

On the day, we launched our latest edition by award-winning British artist Doug Foster. Veil of Light is available on s[edition] starting at £10/$16 in an edition of 500.

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We’re hiring: Marketing Manager

Location: Notting Hill Gate, London
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The s[edition] Marketing Manager will work closely with the SVP, Head of Marketing to
execute all facets of marketing, social media, promotion and PR as indicated. The role is
ideally suited to someone with an arts background but with a love of technology and
start-up cultures.


  • Develop and write email blasts, e-newsletters, web copy including news articles,
    artwork descriptions, artist profiles, etc. to drive member retention and revenue
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  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in social media, marketing, PR, events and project
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  • Experience preferred in the arts and/or online sectors
  • Knowledge of the contemporary art scene
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About the Company

s[edition] is the leading platform used by the world’s most renowned contemporary
artists to offer their works in digital limited editions for collectors to enjoy and display on
connected devices and screens. s[edition] offers everyone an easy, enjoyable and social
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members to follow artists, browse, collect and sell works, send editions as gifts to
friends, and build their own collections. s[edition] offers works by Damien Hirst, Shepard
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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. 

Sinners, 2012
Sinners, 2012

Elysium, 2012

Elysium, 2012

Urban Legends, 2012

Urban Legends, 2012


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


Video: s[edition] Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery

Last December we had our first ever Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery on Regent Street in London at the WIRED Pop-Up Store. The exhibition featured work from leading contemporary artists on Samsung Smart TVs. Check out this video from our space. View photos from the launch: here.