Posts Tagged ‘New York’

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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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 Armory Show 2017

Casey Reas, ToxScreen-0000020010, 2014, Print, 69 cm x 122 cm, DAM Gallery

A key event in the art industry calendar, the Armory Show brings together influential 20th and 21st Century artworks in the industrial setting of Piers 92 and 94 in New York. The fair is accompanied by a programme of events and openings across New York as part of Armory Arts Week. In this guide we’ll highlight the key destinations for anyone with a digital art focus.

The Show

The 2017 Armory Show synthesises 20th and 21st Century works into one expansive exhibition and programme. The gallery booths are accompanied by tailored segments including Presents, which showcases young galleries and emerging artists; Insights, which focuses on 20th Century works; and Platform, which brings large-scale and site specific artworks and installations to the Armory.


The Armory’s varied 2017 programme of talks includes discussions with artists including Renzo Martens and Studio Drift, as well as panel discussions covering themes from gallery architecture to art collecting in the digital age. The following discussions, taking place at the Theater, are must-sees for those interested in digital art.

What’s Technology Got to Do with It? Art in the Digital Age – 3 March, 4pm

Artists Shiva Ahmadi, Charles Atlas, and Marilyn Minter speak to Thomas Allen Harris, Founder and President of Chimpanzee Productions. The discussion is moderated by Barbara London, Founder and former Curator of the Video and Media collection at The Museum of Modern Art.

Conversations on Collecting | Collecting Digital: Art, Technology, Preservation and Posterity – 4 March, 1pm

In a discussion presented by Athena Art Finance and moderated by Erica Barrish of EAB Fine Art Services, artists, collectors and curators including Rhizome’s Artistic Director Michael Connor discuss the new trajectories and possibilities made available to art collectors by the advent of digital technologies.

Armory Arts Week

Each year the Armory show is accompanied by an expanding programme of satellite events. While visiting New York this week, make time to check out as many external art fairs as you can – highlights include Volta, Scope, Pulse, Clio, the Moving Image Art Fair and the ADAA Fair. We recommend visiting Moving Image Art Fair, whose exhibitors include Claudia Hart and Rick Silva represented by TRANSFER Gallery and Casey Reas represented by DAM Gallery.

Armory Show, 2-5 March 2017, Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York

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.

Art In The Digital Age: Screening And Artist Talk In New York


On Wednesday, 31 August 2016, Sedition presents a screening and artist talk in New York in collaboration with Postmasters Gallery. The event is part of the Art In The Digital Age series organised by Sedition, which brings together artists, curators and digital art specialists to explore the future of art making, collecting and curation, and is the first event hosted in New York.


These Rocks Won’t Lose Their Shape by Katie Torn

These Rocks Won’t Lose Their Shape by Katie Torn


From 7pm in a private location in the Lower East Side will feature a curated selection of digital artworks by artists including Andrew Thomas Huang, Claudia Hart, Katie Torn, Monica Cook, Brian Alfred, Mark Dorf, NONOTAK, Zeitguised, Rafael Rozendaal, Lawrence Lek, LoVid and LIA. Artists Claudia Hart, Katie Torn and Monica Cook will present to discuss their work and practice in conversation with Ashley Wong, Head of Programmes, Sedition and Paulina Bebecka, Director, Postmasters. The panel will offer an insight into the diverse ways in which digital media and art practice can combine, as well as considering how artists can negotiate a career in digital art. Meural will also present a digital canvas during the event showing works by Sedition artists as part of an ongoing collaboration. The screening and talk will be followed by a social event with music by DJ Antwan Duncan from 9pm onwards.

Les Petites Romantiques - collection by Claudia Hart available on Sedition

Les Petites Romantiques – collection by Claudia Hart available on Sedition


Art In The Digital Age
: Artist Talk and Screening takes place on 31 August from 7pm in a private location. If you’re in New York and would like to attend, please contact: for further information. 


Sedition Artists Exhibiting During Armory Week

From 28 February to 7 March the art world will gather in New York for Armory Week, one of the annual art highlights in the city that never sleeps.

Since 1994 the Armory Show has presented work by acclaimed artists from across the world, as well as generating diverse locally and internationally focused events across the city. This year’s show brings together over 200 galleries showcasing contemporary artworks, pieces by modern masters and innovative new projects, with a focus on work from the African continent and diaspora.

Alongside the Armory Show, a number of satellite fairs and connected events will present work from the fields of art and design. A number of Sedition artists will present works at the Armory Show and satellite events – here’s where to find them.

Armory Show

Isaac Julien and Idris Khan will exhibit at Booth 600 of Pier 94 at the Armory Show, represented by Victoria Miro. Additionally, on 4 March at 6:30pm Julien and architect David Adjaye will discuss their respective practices in Pier 94’s VIP Lounge.

'The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition

The Leopard (Western Union Series No. 7)’ by Isaac Julien on Sedition


Also in the contemporary art section of the fair at Pier 94, Blain Southern presents works by Sedition artists Francesco Clemente, Rachel Howard, Michael Joo, Tim Noble and Sue Webster and Wim Wenders. The works will be on display at Booth 908.

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

‘Sun Bather’ by Wim Wenders: digital edition on Sedition

The Armory Show
3 – 6 March 2016
Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue

Satellite Fairs

Katie Torn is among artists exhibiting in 4RL, a group show which is part of SPRING/BREAK Art Show. Taking place at Skylight at Moynihan Station, 421 8th Avenue NYC, the critically acclaimed SPRING/BREAK fair centers around curator-driven projects; this year’s theme is ⌘COPY⌘PASTE. 4RL, curated by Nati Hyojin Kim and Kat JK Lee, will be presented in room 3113. The exhibition brings together works which occupy the space between ‘equal’ and ‘equivalent’, exploring the tension between the copy as identical and the copy as unique instance. 4RL runs from 2 – 7 March with a private view on 1 March.

2 – 7 March 2016
Skylight at Moynihan Station
421 8th Avenue

Launching this week on Sedition, LoVid will present work as part of both SPRING/BREAK and Moving Image Art Fair. For SPRING/BREAK the artist duo present work in group exhibition Original Copy which takes place in room 4023, Skylight at Moynihan station from 1 – 7 March.  The exhibition explores cultural interpretations of the concepts of authenticity and the original, taking ‘the hand’ as a central motif. Look out for their Thread Through The Eye collection of six new video pieces launch on Sedition on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition

Explore ‘Slow Quilt’ and other works by LoVid on Sedition


From 3 – 6 March LoVid will also be exhibiting work at the Moving Image Art Fair, a fair and platform conceived in order to specifically showcase time based works. LoVid present cell-a-scape, a moving image piece in which digitally rendered shapes and static noise coexist with recognisably ‘natural’ forms.

Moving Image Art Fair
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue

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Sedition x Eyebeam Presents: The New Romantics Collection

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:

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.


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.

Tracey Emin’s Midnight Moment in Times Square

Tracey Emin rings in Valentine’s Day eve in Times Square to see her dazzling display on the the big screens. Her neon messages of love will be up daily from from 11:57pm-midnight for the month of February. View the video from her public appearance with a crowd of fans and followers as they celebrate her work and love for Valentine’s.

Tracey Emin’s ‘I Promise To Love You’ collection is available on s[edition] for just £240/$384 here. The collection includes six digital limited editions of her unique handwritten neon messages about desire, unrequited love and passion.


Tracey Emin Midnight Moment video from s[edition] on Vimeo.


Times Square the day before Tracey Emin’s arrival

s[edition] is excited to be in Times Square for Tracey Emin’s Midnight Moment. Check out photos from Times Square today in preparation of Tracey’s public appearance here tomorrow. Don’t miss her in the Big Apple as she rings in Valentine’s Day! She will be making a public appearance on 13th Feb at 11:57pm. See our Facebook event for more details: here.

Times Square Alliance, Public Art Director, Sherry Dobbin being interviewed in Times Square.

TimesSquare_Robert2‘Heartwalk’ designed by Situ Studio — an installation inspired by the collective experience of Hurricane Sandy. The work is crafted out of salvaged boardwalk boards from the waterfronts of NYC. Another unique expression of love and care in Times Square for Valentines Day.

The famous red steps behind the statue of Farther Duffy at the heart of Times Square with a panoramic unobstructed view of Tracey Emin’s Midnight Moment.

So many screens, so little time. Be sure to be there from 11:57pm to find out which screens will be turned over for love and art.

One of the many posters promoting the Tracey Emin midnight moment throughout February.

TimesSquare_Robert6Find the poster at Broadway Square and Tracey Emin will meet you there at 11:57pm on February 13th. Get ready for your photo call with the artist!