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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

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


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.


LOOP Media Lounge, Barcelona

Fair June 4-6, 2015


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/


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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