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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 www.seditionart.com 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: info@plinth.uk.com

For more information visit: https://plinth.uk.com/blogs/magazine/the-magnum-home

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, Subject Matter Present Becoming, Exhibition Of Emerging Artist Print And Video

From 22 February to 3 March 2017 the artworks of a group of emerging artists studying at the Royal College of Art will be presented in Becoming, an exhibition organised by Subject Matter and Sedition.

Early career practitioners studying at the RCA schools of Fine Art and Communication were invited to propose artworks responding to the theme of Becoming. A group of artists working across print and digital media were chosen to take part in the exhibition, which takes place at the RCA’s Dyson Gallery, by a judging panel including Subject Matter’s Liezel Strauss, Sedition’s Rory Blain and Michael Turco from the Royal College of Art. 

All exhibited artworks are available to purchase in limited editions, either as photographic prints or as digital limited editions on Sedition. The artists whose work is being presented on Sedition are Aki Pao-Chen Chiu, Georgi Stamenov, Sarah Howe, Anna Ridler and Yao Cong. All proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to the RCA’s Fine Art Bursary Fund.

While the theme of Becoming was framed primarily in terms of becoming an artist, there is an inherent fluidity to the term which led to artistic responses which engaged with a wide range of themes, from gender and identity politics to Artificial Intelligence and the construction of language. Locations, temporalities, identities are connected through the process of becoming, and connections and overlaps can be found between the artworks in the exhibition.

Alongside the exhibition, Sedition, Subject Matter and the RCA present a series of talks at Somerset House and RCA. The talk series focuses on the important role of art collecting and on how to adapt collecting in the digital age.

 

Juergen Teller Private View @ ICA

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Juergen Teller: Woo
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.

Wim Wenders: Places Strange and Quiet series

During the month of December, s[edition] released six new editions by filmmaker and artist Wim Wenders as part of his Places Strange and Quiet series. The series includes nine photographic works from his explorations for his films around the world. Find out more about the editions here:

Places Strange and Quiet series

Wim Wenders’ “Places Strange and Quiet” series refers to a selection of forty photographs taken by the artist between 1983 and 2011 while location scouting for his films or simply traveling the world for travels’ sake. The collection features everything from industrial “beaches” in Palermo, Sicily, to abandoned fun fairs in Armenia. Wenders: “When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wonder around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. … I don’t know, it must be some sort of built-in radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange.”

 
Open Air Screen

Open Air Screen

During a trip to Palermo, Sicily, in 2007, Wenders took several photographs that became part of his “Strange and Quiet Places” series, including Open Air Screen. The image depicts an empty outdoor movie theatre where a crowd of abandoned bright orange chairs is assembled as if they were a conglomeration of spectators. In their accumulation and same orientation, the chairs seem anthropomorphous, attracted by the empty bare stone screen.

The work is available in editions of 1,000 at just £5.

 

Sun Bather

Sun Bather

Not a single thing depicted in Sun Bather seems to make sense when considered in connection to another. In Wenders’ own words: “‘Nothing exists without its opposite.’ (Who the heck said that?) But what could the opposite of this be? And where would it exist? I couldn’t help thinking that this “beach scene” in Palermo was already part of a parallel world.”

The work is available in editions of 1,000 at just £5.

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel 

Ferris Wheel is typical of Wenders’ desolate solitudes. The photograph was taken during his travels through Armenia in 2008, where the artist came across an abandoned defective ferris wheel in the middle of an empty field. Wenders explains that photography allows him to focus on a place rather than people – unlike film. And yet, once places “speak”, they speak of “all those (people) who once were there, who lived there, who passed through, and who messed something up”.

The work is available in editions of 1,000 at just £5.

Street Corner in Buttle

Street Corner in Buttle 

Street Corner in Buttle, taken in 2003 in Montana, USA, is of an exceptional painterly sensibility and composition that almost seems uncanny: the slightly tilted lamp post breaks the picture’s vertical alignment perfectly, the red fire hydrant creates a central focus point that pulls all other aspects of the image together, the stark contrast that renders the shadows black balances out the use of colour with Mondrian-esque sophistication.

The work is available in editions of 1,000 at just £5.

Onomichi Sunset

Onomichi Sunset

In 2005, Wim Wenders traveled from Tokyo to Onomichi, taking the reverse journey undertaken by the protagonists of Wenders’ favourite film: “Tokyo Story” by Yasujiro Ozu, 1953. In the movie, an old couple from Onomichi visit their children in Tokyo one last time, after which the wife dies upon their return home and the husband is left alone.

The work is available in editions of 1,000 at just £5.

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders (1945, Düsseldorf, Germany), is best known for his work as a film director and is one of the most important figures of the New German Cinema period, which emerged in the 1970s. As well as creating iconic films, the artist works with the medium of photography and addresses themes of memory, time, loss and movement.

Wenders studied medicine and philosophy before settling in 1966 as a painter and engraver in Montparnasse, Paris. His career as a filmmaker began in 1967, when he enrolled at the newly founded Academy of Film and Television, Munich. In the late 1960s he made several short films, which were influenced by American artists including Andy Warhol; these were characterised by their long and uneventful scenes.

 

New Editions: Wim Wenders

Armenian Alphabet

s[edition] is pleased to announce the release of three new editions from Wim Wenders as part of his Places Strange and Quiet series.

Wim Wenders’ Places Strange and Quiet series refers to a selection of forty photographs taken by the artist between 1983 and 2011 while location scouting for his films or simply traveling the world for travels’ sake. The collection features everything from industrial “beaches” in Palermo, Sicily, to abandoned fun fairs in Armenia. Wenders: “When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wonder around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. … I don’t know, it must be some sort of built-in radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange.”

All three editions are available in editions of 1,000 just at £5. Get them now on s[edition].