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Daata Editions at Independent NY & Spring Place

In Daata, Daata Editions, Independent, NADA, New York, Scott Reeder, spring place, The Armory Show, Uncategorized on 18/02/2018 at 9:36 am

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Independent New York and Spring Place Launch a Programme of Artist-Created Audio and Film Installations, Selected by Curator David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions. 

Independent, March 8-11, 2018. Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.

Daata Editions‘ sound and video curator David Gryn is programming a series of immersive audio experiences and film screenings throughout the public spaces of Independent and Spring Place for the duration of Independent New York in March 2018. The new collaborative initiative will be co-hosted by Spring Place at their Sunken Living Room and the programme will feature a selection of audio and video works by artists from the exhibiting galleries and Daata Editions, transforming the experience of the common areas.

Artists to be featured include: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Maria Antelman, Thora Dolven Balke, Cara Benedetto, Lynda Benglis, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Jake Chapman, Rob Chavasse, Matt Copson, Keren Cytter, Shezad Dawood, Brice Dellsperger, Elliot Dodd, Graham Dolphin, Alexandra Drewchin (eartheater), Tracey Emin, FlucT, Ed Fornieles, Luke Fowler & Sue Tompkins, Leo Gabin, Douglas Gordon, Brent Green, Joseph Grigely, Eloise Hawser, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Lina Lapelyte, David Lynch, Laurel Nakadate, Rashaad Newsome, Tin Ojeda, Rallou Panagiotou, Hannah Perry, Michael Portnoy, puppies puppies, Torbjørn Rødland, Scott & Tyson Reeder (feat: The Fall), Ariana Reines, Marina Rosenfeld, Richard Sides, John Skoog, Scott Treleaven, Stephen Vitiello, Saya Woolfalk and more.

Institute 193 – playlist artists: Georgiana B. Pettway and Creola B. Pettway, Three Legged Race, Street Gnar, Idiot Glee, The Smacks, Lonnie Holley, Jules Trakker (Resonant Hole), Ben Sollee, Silas House, Matt Duncan, Anna & Elizabeth, Ben Durham and Robert Beatty, Jeanne Vomit-Terror, Rayna Gellert, Phillip March Jones, ATTEMPT, Morgan O’Kane, Groove Merchants, Louis Zoellar Bickett II

Galleries include: 303 Gallery, Canada, Chapter NY, Elizabeth Dee, Nagel Draxler, Andrew Edlin & Institute 193, Invisible-Exports, Francois Ghebely, Ibid Gallery, The Modern Institute, Carlos / Ishikawa, Night Gallery, Sunday Painter, Air de Paris, Peres Projects, Cheim & Reid, Tilton Gallery with Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Leslie Tonkonow, untilthen, vi vii.

BUY THE DAATA EDITIONS ARTWORKS FEATURED AT INDEPENDENT HERE

Image: Scott Reeder, Nodes, 2017

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Happy Happy New Year 2018

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Elliot Dodd, Internet, Jillian Mayer, Lu Yang, Post-Internet, Table.Video, Uncategorized, Video, VR on 31/12/2017 at 5:22 pm
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The Doctor by Elliot Dodd, 2018

 

Wishing you the Happiest and most Successful New Year 2018

Image: The Doctor by Elliot Dodd, a new Daata Editions commission available for viewing and acquiring in a few weeks.

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Daata Editions Review of 2017

2017 was a fantastic year for us at Daata with so many amazing projects, artists commissions, exhibitions, art fair, gallery and museum collaborations.

Daata was curator of Film Cologne at Art Cologne, EXPO Sound at EXPO CHICAGO and exhibited at NADA New York, Sunday Art Fair London, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Untitled Radio, Strangelove Film Festival. David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions curated his 7th Edition of Film & Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach.

Artists released by Daata in 2018 included: Jacky Connolly, Sue de Beer, Lu Yang, Jeremy Couillard, FlucT, Toby Ziegler, along with A-V curated by Amanda Schmitt featuring sound works by Maria Antelman, Alexandra Drewchin, FlucT, Marina Rosenfeld. NAUSEA VR curated and produced by Philip Hausmeier of Metaphysics VR, with artists Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Ruben Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. Zata Banks FRSA in Daata’s poetry section curated artists: Laura Focarazzo, Kate Jessop, C.O. Moed, Julian Scordato, Susanne Wiegner, Antoinette Zwirchmayr.

Daata has presented screenings, talks and events in collaboration with citizenM Hotels, Label Dalbin, Artspace, Artsy, Artload, A—Z, Kristiansand Kunsthall Norway, ARS 17 at KIASMA Museum Helsinki, M Woods Museum Beijing, MOUart Gallery Beijing, Zuecca Projects Venice, Vanity Projects NYC and Miami, Ludlow and Soho House New York & Chicago, ACE Hotels LA & Chicago, Freud Museum London, ZAP Shop and the Zabludowicz Collection.

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Day Off 3 by Jillian Mayer

Upcoming in 2018

2018 will be Daata’s busiest year ever, with fantastic collaborations scheduled on artists technology, video & sound projects with Independent New York, NADA New York, If So, What ? (the new tech meets art & design fair in Silicon Valley, San Jose), Art Rio, EXPO CHICAGO, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Untitled Radio, Dalbin and their new table.video, Rhizome, citizenM Hotels, Vanity Projects NY & Miami, DKUK in Peckham, Art Night London, ICP NY and many many more.

Alongside many projects with leading global brands and exciting developments with VR and AR technologies. Daata is releasing many new artists in 2018, starting with Elliot Dodd, new Playlists, Curated projects and much much more ….

Image: Day Off 3 by Jillian Mayer / https://daata-editions.com/art/video/day-off-3

 

 

 

 

David Gryn, Sound and Technology Curator, about If So, What?

In Art Basel, Art Fair, Curator, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, If So, What ?, ifsowhat, San Jose, Silicon Valley, Sound, Technology, Uncategorized on 06/12/2017 at 8:54 am

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David Gryn, Sound and Technology Curator, about If So, What?

By Abby Margulies

“I think about audience as much as I think about how to support artists.” Says David Gryn, who is speaking with me in the lead up to the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB) about curating film programs, his thoughts on the upcoming fair in Miami, and his new role as Technology and Sound Curator for If So, What?. Gryn, who is Director of Daata Editions and Artprojx, is also going into his 7th year as curator for film and sound for ABMB, and is a renowned expert in the field of film, digital media, and sound curation.

Right now, Gryn is hard at work for ABMB, which opens this week. This year’s program takes as its theme the universal language of dance, and explores the relationship between music and movement. The program will include three films by artists Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Jen DeNike and Tin Ojeda, as well as a series of short films presented by the Chicago Film Archive in collaboration with Chicago-based gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey.

“The goal,” said Gryn, who has dedicated his career to elevating and creating a platform for film and digital art, “is to encourage galleries to show the mediums that they don’t really bring to art fairs or find easy to sell. And the result is that it often raises the profile of the work and the medium.”

For the sound component of the program, Gryn is working with artist Hans Berg to program surround sound in the 160 speakers in SoundScape park, part of New World symphony. The sound element was a component that Gryn introduced into ABMB a few years ago, and which runs each evening before the film programming begins.

One of Gryn’s favorite aspects of the program is that the film and sound portion of the fair is open and accessible to everyone. “At the screenings there’s a big mix of huge art collectors, homeless people, and families from Miami,” said Gryn. “They are all equal to me; that mix is interesting to me. I’m trying to be accessible to as many people as possible.”

Gryn is in the business of empowering and providing a platform for artists. He is the Director of Daata Editions, a platform that he developed with art collector Anita Zabludowicz. Daata Editions commissions artists’ video, sound, poetry, and web-based works, and makes them available for purchase by museums, fairs, hotel brands, and private collectors, among others. But as a curator, and someone who ultimately wants to see these artists make a living, he is also in the business of audience engagement.

“When I view an audience I am always looking at how they are engaging with the work. I think if I’m not doing the right thing it’s not always good for the artwork.”

For Gryn, his commitment to curating film and creating a platform for artists working in video and digital mediums to present their work serves a larger mission. “I am trying to empower a medium, to make sure there is a marketplace connectivity,” said Gryn.

Working with If So, What? is a natural fit for Gryn, who said that he is very excited to be working with and supporting an innovative new art event. “We have a mutual belief in supporting the artists, in being honest, truthful, and diligent about how we operate with artists.”

In addition, Gryn sees Silicon Valley as an interesting new frontier. “I think there is a change going on and a growing interest in art. It was hitherto dominated by the dot com sensation, but I think that has moved on and people are becoming interested in other ways of being,” said Gryn. “The art gold rush is starting to take place, and people think there is more opportunity on the West Coast to gain traction. Being supportive of a new art fair model excites me.”

With regards to his plans for If So, What, Gryn is still holding his cards close. He is planning to work with some of the artists that he has commissioned for Daata Editions, as well as to collaborate with artists and designers that he has been interested in partnering with, some of whom are working in virtual reality, and others who are experimenting with new and unconventional surfaces on which to display video work. He is also interested in drawing on themes relevant to the Bay Area, from the South Bay’s long connection to the tech industry, to San Francisco’s history as a hub for LGBTQ communities.

Part of Gryn’s mission is to help communicate the medium of film as an artwork, which an event like If So, What? provides a perfect opportunity to do. “I’m trying to delineate that this is an artwork more than anything,” says Gryn. “Boundaries are becoming ever more blurred and I’m trying to make sure that the boundaries are at least acknowledged. The function of art is itself. It is not a marketing tool to sell something. It is nothing other than to be itself.”

Ultimately though, it is always about the artists, and Gryn is committed to helping them along – by elevating their medium and creating a perfect forum for audiences to engage with their work.

“Artists are leaders of cultural thought, of intellectual thought, and they are often undervalued and under-looked. Even at art fairs things get forgotten, which is why I’m excited by a new fair that thinks about artists in a different way.”

https://www.ifsowhat.com/