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Daata Editions – an Introduction by Lucy Chinen

In Art, Art Basel, Artprojx, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Empower, Frieze, Marketplace, NADA, Sound, Video, Web, Zabludowicz on 28/05/2015 at 11:07 am
Daata Editions website screen grab - image still from Hannah Perry artwork

Daata Editions website screen grab – image still from Hannah Perry artwork

DAATA EDITIONS SEASON ONE LAUNCH
text by Lucy Chinen

Daata Editions is a platform for collecting artists’ video, sound and web based artwork. Dedicated to supporting artwork online, Daata Editions commissions works available in editions for purchase and exhibition, while maintaining public access for research.

For the first phase, Daata Editions has commissioned 18 artists each to create six new video, sound or web based works. Each work is available for purchase in an edition of 15. Collectors are able to acquire editions of the works through the platform, where custom certificates of authenticity are provided. The percentage absorbed by Daata Editions upon purchase is used to host another phase of commissions. In addition to the editions for purchase, artists keep two editions of each work, two editions are donated to arts institutions for exhibition, and one is kept for the Daata Editions archive for continued public access.

Artists included in the first phase of commissions: Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, Chloe Wise.

Daata Editions aims to serve the artists working in mediums for online distribution, while supporting further production by creating a market for the medium. Amongst the plethora of galleries, art fairs and institutional entities, Daata believes in the need for a multitude of models for art distribution online. The intention of the Daata Editions project is to be artist focussed, encouraging the creation, exhibition and collecting of artwork online.

Daata Editions is led by curator David Gryn. The platform has been built in collaboration with design agency Studio Scasascia.

The Tranches …

VIDEO

For artworks within the Video tranche, each artist has developed a specific approach to moving image which falls within a line of inquiry throughout their practice. Some create characters which evoke and complicate the familiarity of TV and movie narratives; some use found footage, isolating the context and environment which produces certain images and subcultures; while others utilise a point of view enabled by digital rendering and surveillance, making use of these technologies to imagine future scenarios. Artists who have been commissioned to create video works include: Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Jon Rafman, and Amalia Ulman.

SOUND

Throughout diverse approaches, artists have created works which reflect on the acoustics of spaces and conversations; investigate material evidence of digital processes, or utilise sound as a recording device for performance. Artists who have been commissioned to create sound works include: Ilit Azoulay, Matt Copson, Leo Gabin, Lina Lapelyte, Hannah Perry, and Stephen Vitiello.

WEB

This section of commissions is based on the sensibility of emergent technologies within emerging artistic practices. Amongst the diverse styles, many of the works dislocate online material from their source, digesting it and representing it as part of a collective and personal persona. Artists who have been commissioned to create works in the section of web include: Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Rachel Maclean, Hannah Perry, Charles Richardson and Chloe Wise.

Lucy Chinen http://lucychinen.com/

Daata Editions in the News

In Art Forum, Art Newspaper, artists, artnet, Creators, Daata, Daata Editions, Frieze, NADA, New York, Sound, Video, W Magazine on 21/05/2015 at 11:44 am
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Screen grab: a Charles Richardson still from the Daata Editions artist pages

Daata Editions articles and their headlines on the website launch in the news from the NADA/Frieze Art Fair week in New York:

artnet 

New Online Site Daata Editions Wants to Shake Up the Market For Digital Art.

Art Newspaper

Website launching this week aims to make collecting digital art easier
Daata Editions commissions original sound, video and online works of art.

New York Magazine – Vulture

Introducing Daata Editions, an Online Marketplace for Digital Art.

The Creators Project

Your Video Art Collection Just Got a Whole Lot Better.

The Star

Next-generation art platform unites makers and buyers of digital art.

ARTnews

DIGITAL ART MARKETPLACE DAATA EDITIONS MAKES REAL-LIFE DEBUT.

W Magazine

Big Daata
Collector Anita Zabludowicz and curator David Gryn launch an online gallery for digital art.

Art Forum

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Daata Editions

Empowering, engaging and enabling – artists and a marketplace.

Daata Editions at LOOP Barcelona 4-6 June 2015

In Art, Artprojx, Artworld, Barcelona, Collecting, Daata Editions, Empower, LOOP, Spain, Video on 20/05/2015 at 12:07 pm
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Screen grab of the Daata Editions website

Daata Editions

A new online platform for the sale of artist commissioned 

video, sound and web art editions

http://daata-editions.com

Daata Editions Season One 

Artists: Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, Chloe Wise.

at 

LOOP Media Lounge, Barcelona

Fair June 4-6, 2015

http://loop-barcelona.com/

Daata Editions is a new online platform dedicated to the support, promotion and collection of artists’ digital moving image and sound works. Founded and directed by curator David Gryn, and developed with London based web and design agency Studio Scasascia, this new and innovative way to collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who are working with video, sound, and web. Daata was born of a need seen by Gryn via his work as Curator of Film, Art Basel in Miami Beach, noticing the concerns of galleries, institutions, and collectors interested in artists working in moving image and sound. Daata Editions remedies this challenge, a new venture and distribution model that commissions and empowers artists to develop new work, creating a seamless and playful platform for collectors and viewers to access and experience this material.

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Screen grab of the Daata Editions website – featuring a still from Takeshi Murata’s OM Making it Rain

Daata Editions launched Season One by commissioning 18 artists to create six new video, sound or web artworks each. All of the works will be available online for sale and research in editions of 20.

Daata Editions Season One artists are: Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, and Chloe Wise. In addition to the commissioned editions available for purchase, all subscribers to the platform will receive a free Jon Rafman artwork, made specifically for Daata Editions. Art writer and curator Lucy Chinen has written the first texts for the website.

Daata Editions recently launched to great artworld acclaim in New York, at NADA New York and a Frieze Art Fair VIP event and a month-long related screening program at Soho House, New York (until June 15). In addition, passers by on the New York Lower East Side can view The Digital Revolutionaries – The Shiboogi Version program on the Salon 94 Bowery video wall, next to the New Museum and online at www.salon94.com/ (until June 30) 

Daata Editions Trailer https://vimeo.com/124940117

LOOP bcn B&N

LOOP is an independent platform dedicated to foster video art, artitsts’ films and moving image practices. Founded in 2003, the platform is -since its creation- a pioneer experimental space open up to innovative attitudes and approaches that offers a specialized audience a curated selection of video-related content from challenging perspectives.

LOOP teams up with an international community of gallerists, artists, curators, collectors and institution directors to develop projects worldwide which aim to explore critically the capacities of video and film in today’s contemporary art discourses and contribute to the exchange of ideas that drive the artworld forward.

Every year, LOOP hosts LOOP Barcelona, the main meeting point and highlight for the international video art community that through its three sections: Fair, Festival & Studies, brings together an accurate selection of contemporary video art works, premieres new productions, features exhibitions, specific projects and screenings, and displays a large programme of talks dealing with current discussions and positions of video art. Throughout the year, LOOP undertakes a myriad of projects that develops in collaboration with leading international agents and that materialize in different formats and locations: from commissioned projects to touring exhibitions in leading venues, programmes of talks and screenings, among others. http://loop-barcelona.com/

Contacts:

David Gryn / Danai Papdimitriou info@daata-editions.com +447711127848

Media Contact: Molly Rowe / Andrew Huff at Third Eye

molly@hellothirdeye.com / andrew@hellothirdeye.com www.hellothirdeye.com

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