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New Daata Editions Artist Releases – Now Available

In Artune, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Expo Chicago, Jeremy Couillard, Lu Yang, Photofairs, Shanghai, Societe Berlin, Uncategorized, yours, mine & ours on 04/09/2017 at 8:37 am
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Jeremy Couillard on Daata Editions

Coinciding with Daata Editions collaboration with PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai – there are two new artist releases, the new FREE DOWNLOAD by Lu Yang and six new short artworks by Jeremy Couillard.

Jeremy Couillard’s new commissioned artwork ‘Suite for Absynth in D minus USB 1008’ is curated by yours, mine & ours gallery, and available for purchase on Daata Editions from Sept 7.

The release coincides with Daata Editions at PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai (Sept 7), EXPO CHICAGO (Sept 13) and then a dedicated screening evening on Sept 18 at Ludlow House NYC featuring the artwork, along with Jeremy Couillard, Patton Hindle and David Gryn in conversation.

‘Suite for Absynth in D minus USB 1008’: Titles and digitally altered music from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 form the backdrop for each environment where a rat duck man named Uncle Sad Bedroom travels through fantastical video game versions of different moons in our solar system trying to find his place.

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Lu Yang, LuYang Interactive Hearse, 2017

LuYang Interactve Hearse, 2017 by Lu Yang 

The Daata Editions Commission, powered by Artune

Released online and featured at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai on Sept 7  

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Daata Editions委约作品, 由Artune赞助支持, PHOTOFAIRS影像上海艺术博览会

Conversations: Friday, September 8, 2.30 – 3.15 pm

PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai at the Shanghai Business Center

What Next?  Photography, Moving Image and the Internet

Introduction: Jefferson Hack (CEO, NOWNESS)
Moderator: Robin Peckham 
Speakers: David Gryn (Director, Daata Editions), Lu Yang (Artist) and Michael Xufu Huang (Collector & Co-founder, M-Woods Museum, Beijing)

David Gryn, Michael Xufu Huang in conversation with artist Lu Yang, moderated by Robin Peckham, exploring the relationship between photography, moving image and internet based art.

 

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Toby Ziegler – The Genesis Speech – A Free Download on Daata Editions

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Freud Museum, Genesis Speech, Roche Court, Simon Lee Gallery, Toby Ziegler, Uncategorized on 01/09/2017 at 1:59 pm

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This Free to Download artwork on Daata Editions, coincides with Toby Ziegler’s Freud Museum exhibition The Genesis Speech, comprises a sequence of still and moving images on two screens generated using Russian search engine ‘Yandex’, and a score made by the artist in collaboration with Richard Russell. The top screen displays a slowly shifting sequence of eclectic representations of the hand, including Napoleon’s sceptre The Hand of Justice, a design for a futuristic prosthetic arm said to outperform the real thing and the dismembered hand from Evil Dead 2 which is reanimated and attempts to kill its former owner. The bottom screen shows a rapidly accelerating succession of tangental images deemed to be ‘visually similar‘ by a reverse image search, tightly synced to the soundtrack. The result is a sort of visual Chinese whispers in which unexpected visual echoes and poetic possibilities for meaning arise.

On September 13th this video work will be released on Daata Editions and simultaneously exhibited at the Freud Museum for the duration of Toby Ziegler’s exhibition The Genesis Speech 13 September – 26 November 2017. Private View: Thursday 14 September 6.30 – 8.30pm. Toby Ziegler In Conversation with Darian Leader: Tuesday 03 October, 5.30 – 6.30 pm. 

Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

www.freud.org.uk

Toby Ziegler (born 1972) lives and works in London, UK. After completing B.F.A. (Hons) at Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London, Ziegler completed a residency at Delfina Studios, London (2004-2006). He has since staged solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery, London (2005), Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2007), Parkhaus, Dusseldorf (2008), Zabludowicz Collection, London (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (2012), Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield (2014), PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2015), and has worked in group exhibitions across the US, Europe and Asia.

Toby’s concurrent exhibition ‘Slave’ at New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury runs from 23 September – 26 November 2017. Toby Ziegler is represented by Simon Lee Gallery, London and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin.

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Jeremy Couillard – Suite for Absynth in D minus USB 1008 on Daata Editions, curated by yours, mine & ours – released Sept 7

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Expo Chicago, Ludlow House, Patton Hindle, Photofairs, Shanghai, Uncategorized, yours, mine & ours on 01/09/2017 at 1:54 pm

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Daata is excited to release Jeremy Couillard’s new commissioned artwork ‘Suite for Absynth in D minus USB 1008’. Curated by yours, mine & ours gallery, and available for purchase on Daata Editions from Sept 7.

The release coincides with Daata Editions at PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai (Sept 7), EXPO CHICAGO (Sept 13) and then a dedicated screening evening on Sept 18 at Ludlow House NYC featuring the artwork, along with Jeremy Couillard, Patton Hindle and David Gryn in conversation.

‘Suite for Absynth in D minus USB 1008’: Titles and digitally altered music from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor BWV 1008 form the backdrop for each environment where a rat duck man named Uncle Sad Bedroom travels through fantastical video game versions of different moons in our solar system trying to find his place.

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Through the lens of colorful futuristic and fantastical environments, Couillard’s work often exposes the disconnect between the modern lived life and the desire for greater meaning and understanding—be it spiritual or sentimental. In Suite for Absynth in Minus USB 1008, the viewer follows Uncle Sad Bedroom on his journey through video game versions of different moons in our solar system. As with much of Couillard’s work there is an empathy as Uncle Sad Bedroom tries to navigate his place in these moons. Set to the music of digitally altered Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, the six videos take the viewer through imagined worlds of forests and urban environments—all with visual queues to our current landscape—text about a trip to Oyster Bay, a futuristic MTA bus sign, or a tai chi studio.

Jeremy Couillard, (b. 1980, Livonia, MI) lives and works in New York City. He graduated in 2012 from Columbia University with an MFA in painting. Couillard has exhibited internationally including The Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Trafo, Szczecin, Poland; the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center with Ben Hall, New York, NY; Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (solo); Zhulong Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo) and Louis B. James, New York, NY (solo).

He recently completed a virtual reality video presented by the New Museum and Rhizome and an installation built around his video game Alien Afterlife at yours mine & ours gallery in New York, NY. Couillard’s work has been written about in VICE, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Blouin Art Info, Art in America and more. He was also recently awarded a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Digital Media. Couillard has been Assistant Professor of New Media at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York since 2014.

Opened in 2016, yours mine & ours is a contemporary gallery located in Chinatown founded by Courtney Childress, Patton Hindle, and RJ Supa. The gallery selected Jeremy Couillard to be commissioned by Daata Editions to create a series of 6 narrative video works. 

EXPO Sound at EXPO CHICAGO curated by Daata Editions

In Chicago, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Expo Chicago, Navy Pier, Sound, Uncategorized on 11/08/2017 at 11:45 am
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Image: Larry Achiampong, The Ascent (100 Degrees), 2016

EXPO CHICAGO partners with Daata Editions and Navy Pier to present the inaugural EXPO Sound program (September 13–17, 2017). Curated by Daata Editions, an online platform for the sale of commissioned artist video, sound and web art editions, launching new artworks by selected international artists—the program featuring artists: Larry Achiampong, Tracey Emin, Leo Gabin, Rashaad Newsome and Hannah Perry, will be complemented by works from artists represented by EXPO CHICAGO 2017 Exhibitors.

“Artist sound—like artist video, performance and digital work—is being increasingly exhibited due to the dynamic and experiential nature of the medium, paired with its all-encompassing and ephemeral presence,” said Daata Editions Director David Gryn. “The artist as performer, musician and entertainer is ever sought after in our global calendar of art events, but somewhere in all of this is the truth and essence of art making, with the outcome of very real, tangible and brilliant works of art.”

Sound is truly art for everyone. You can try and contain it – but when it is released it purvades our every pore. 

Last year in walking around the Navy Pier – I realised that I couldn’t escape from the piped pop music of Britney Spears through the public speaker system, which for the area of a food mall makes sense, but for the path leading to an art fair – not so much sense. So I mention this, in my incredulity, to Fair director Tony Karman and he simply responds “why don’t you curate Sound for 2017 ?”

So this year EXPO Sound is born, playing artist sound works primarily from Daata Editions commissioned artists as well as selected works from Expo Chicago gallery submissions. 

The program will be installed throughout the public speaker system at Navy Pier—along the South Dock, within the exposition entrance, and on the /Dialogues Stage.

2017 EXPO Sound Artists:
Larry Achiampong | Daata Editions
Tracey Emin | Daata Editions
Leo Gabin | Daata Editions
Jared Madere | David Lewis Gallery, New York
Rashaad Newsome | Daata Editions
Hannah Perry | Daata Editions
Cheryl Pope | moniquemeloche, Chicago
Xaviera Simmons | David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Nick van Woert | GRIMM, Amsterdam

GUIDED TOUR OF EXPO SOUND: DAVID GRYN. Friday September 17 at 3:00pm. Join curator David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions (www.daata-editions.com) for an exclusive guided tour of the inaugural program of EXPO Sound. Launching new artworks by select international artists, the program will be complemented by artists represented by EXPO CHICAGO 2017 Exhibitors, installed throughout the public speaker system at Navy Pier.

Daata Editions features Artist Sound at Soho House Chicago with Scott Reeder, David Gryn and Amanda Schmitt in conversation (Sept 12) and launching a new sound project on Daata, A-V curated by Amanda Schmitt featuring new sound works by Maria Antelman, Alexandra Drewchin, FlucT, Marina Rosenfeld.

For more information, visit: https://www.expochicago.com/ & https://daata-editions.com/

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Lu Yang Interactive Hearse – the Daata Editions Commission powered by Artune in collaboration with PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai

In Artune, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Lu Yang, Photofairs, Shanghai, Societe Berlin, Uncategorized on 09/08/2017 at 9:05 pm

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PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai has just announced the launch of the Daata Editions Commission powered by Artune, The Social Platform for a Global Art Community, at the fourth edition of the fair.

This year’s commission will be created by contemporary Chinese artist, Lu Yang. The new work, ‘Lu Yang Interactive Hearse’ will be premiered at the fair and available on the Daata Editions website as a Free Download, in response to a flourishing interest from the Asian Art Market to engage with the digital medium.

Lu Yang (born 1984, Shanghai) is a contemporary artist whose groundbreaking multimedia works explore themes such as neuroscience, mortality and religion. Yang’s work “Moving Gods” (2015) was featured in the China Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Lu Yang is represented by Societe, Berlin

Daata Editions commissions video, sound, poetry and web art, presenting and distributing the artworks online for purchase as limited-edition, digital downloads. Previous commissions include works by both international established and emerging artists including: Sue de Beer, Ed Fornieles, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman and Amalia Ulman. There are over 70 artists and almost 300 artworks on the platform.

ARTUNE is The Social Platform for a Global Art Community: Follow your favorites, receive latest insights, trade works of art and discover talented artists. Artune is a new social platform aiming to connect people interested in Art, from artists, art lovers to art galleries, auction houses and art fairs.  The platform will allow its users not only to connect with art friends but also to share art moments, read art news, trade works of art and discover upcoming talents. Artune is coming for IOS and Android mobile application, and everyone can easily download free of charge at the Artune website.

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Daata Editions x Vanity Projects presents Yung Jake

In Daata, Daata Editions, Uncategorized, Vanity Projects, Yung Jake on 09/08/2017 at 8:55 pm

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Daata Editions x Vanity Projects NYC and Miami are delighted to present and screen …

Yung Jake artworks commissioned by Daata Editions. 

On view in both Vanity NYC and Miami venues August 10 – September 2

Vanity Projects, 99 Chrystie St 2F, New York, NY, 10002 +16464102928

www.vanityprojectsnyc.com/ & @vanityprojectsnyc.com

Yung Jake mixes wildly immersive digital art with rap. Via the paint-with-emojis site emoji.ink, he created celebrity portraits featured by MTV, People, and Time that inspired a Pepsi ad. In emoji portrait vids, Yung Jake tracks his creative process of depicting each given rapper / celeb / or internet personality using the app emoji.ink that was programmed by his partner, Vince Mckelvie.
Yung Jake mixes wildly immersive digital art with rap. Via the paint-with-emojis site emoji.ink, he created celebrity portraits featured by MTV, People, and Time that inspired a Pepsi ad.

Yung Jake took home a Webby for Netart, and e.m-bed.de/d, his browser-bending hip hop video project with Vince Mckelvie, was shown at Sundance’s New Frontier exhibition in 2013 with his augmented reality app AugMented Real, and is a 2016 Sundance Institute Fellow. Yung Jake has had three solo shows with Steve Turner, Art Berlin Contemporary and Art Brussels, and performed everywhere from SXSW and Webster Hall to Hammer Museum, Redcat, MOCA and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Yung Jake is represented by Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles.

Upcoming Daata x Vanity Schedule:
September 3 – September 29 – Jacky Connolly
Sepetember 30 – October 19 – Sue de Beer
October 20 – November 17 – Jeremy Couillard
November 17 – December 5 – Jillian Mayer
December 6 – January 3 – DAATA MIX TAPE
January 4 – January 26 – Rashaad Newsome

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NAUSEA – a VR exhibition – featuring: Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Ruben Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E.

In Anna K.E., Anne de Vries, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Jack Strange, Nausea, Ruben Grilo, Uncategorized, Virtual Reality, VR, ZAP Shop on 19/07/2017 at 5:14 pm

 

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NAUSEA – a VR exhibition

Preview: Wednesday 26 July 6–9PM

Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Ruben Grilo, Jack Strange, Anna K.E.

ZAP Shop, 41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS

Exhibition continues until 10 September

NAUSEA brings together six of today’s most exciting contemporary artists who have created work in response to most sophisticated Virtual Reality available. Users can navigate new work by Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Ruben Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. through an innovative system of portals controlled by their actions in real time and space.

The NAUSEA VR exhibition is curated and produced by Philip Hausmeier of Metaphysics VR. This event is in collaboration with Daata Editions.

The Preview is FREE and on a ‘first come – first serve’ basis. Book your slot for the NAUSEA Exhibition, open until 10 September £5 for 15 minutes, book your place now!

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Uncle Sad Bedroom – A Daata Editions Mix Tape for Art Night 2017

In Art Night, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Jeremy Couillard, The Golden Heart, Uncategorized, Uncle Sad Bedroom on 28/06/2017 at 5:31 pm

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Daata Editions and Art Night Associate Programme 2017 presents 

Uncle Sad Bedroom, A Daata Editions Mix Tape 

at 

The Golden Heart, 110 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ

Saturday 1 July 2017, 6-11pm

Presented in a unique setting of The Golden Heart pub, Spitalfield’s local gem and the heart of local artist community for more than 30 years, Uncle Sad Bedroom – A Daata Editions Mix Tape is a compilation of recently commissioned video art works by artists including: Sue de Beer, Jacky Connolly, Jeremy Couillard, Ed Fornieles, Yung Jake, Jonathan Monaghan, Elise Peterson, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa. Daata Editions is a platform supporting new and innovative ways of presenting artists, who work with digital art mediums. Limited Editions are for sale and viewable at http://daata-editions.com

Art Night 2017 will see London’s East End transformed with free art and music by some of the world’s leading artists for the night of Saturday 1 July 2017. Audiences will be able to experience a trail of art, architecture, dance, design and music throughout the night. Art Night 2017 is in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and curated by independent curator and writer Fatoş Üstek. The festival is generously supported by international auction house Phillips.

Art Night 2017 http://www.artnight.london/

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Image: Jeremy Couillard, Gigue, 2017 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

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Label Dalbin presents Table.Video at Design Miami/ Basel

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Design Miami, Design Miami Basel, Label Dalbin, Table.Video, Uncategorized, Video on 07/06/2017 at 9:44 pm

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Label Dalbin is proud to present videos from Daata Editions inside Table.Video at Design Miami/ Basel. This innovative table displays videos and images conceived by artists and uploaded by the user. It combines the classic function of furniture with a « digital canvas » of still and moving images in the heart of your living or exhibition space. 

Daata Editions commissions artist video, sound, poetry and web. This new and innovative way to collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound. Limited edition artworks can be viewed and acquired as digital downloads.

Label Dalbin produces videos, installations, and performances at the interface between music and the visual arts for cultural institutions and private collections. Label Dalbin also conceives innovative audiovisual installation for interior design.

Visit Design Miami/ Basel
Booth C9, Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland

From June 13th to 18th, 2017

More Info:

https://www.table.video/daata-editions

http://basel2017.designmiami.com/

‘Accessibility and value no longer need to be at odds’ – Whitney Mallet, a new Foreword for Daata Editions

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, NY Times, Uncategorized, Whitney Mallett on 02/06/2017 at 1:41 pm

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Accessibility and value no longer need to be at odds

A new Foreword for Daata Editions by Whitney Mallett

Trying to sell video art drove Gerry Schum to suicide. In the early 1970s, the German artist was a pioneer of the limited edition model, selling both limited and unlimited edition moving-image works through his Düsseldorf videogalerie. While it was visionary, the venture only lasted a year and a half. Low demand from institutions and private collectors combined with high overhead costs forced Schum to shutter the gallery in late 1972. He took his life a few months later in March 1973.

Though it doesn’t usually lead to such tragic ends, selling new media work can still be frustrating today. Forty-five years later, it remains true that there is not the same collector base for video works as there is for painting and sculpture. New media works, of course, aren’t as tactile as other art objects, and the market’s growing pains are usually blamed on digital art’s infinite reproducibility. Granted, it’s a simpler proposition to exchange a unique object for an agreed upon sum of money, it’s still not immediately obvious why a Giacometti bronze sculpture should be worth over $100 million dollars just because it’s something you can run your fingers over. Value in the art market is based on a slew of subjective and socially-determined factors. There’s no real reason why digital works can’t accrue the same values as oil paintings, there just needs to be a culture that encourages investing in them and a system that regulates their authorship and ownership, two things Daata Editions is strengthening through their platform.

In this smartphone-saturated world, people are very familiar with screen-based emotional experiences. The premise of communing with an art work based in bits and bytes is not as alien as it might have been a few decades ago. But as content has become ubiquitous online, it’s also been devalued. We started expecting for free the same works we used to pay to read in a magazine or watch in a movie theater, and seduced by the promise of viral fame, we started producing content for likes instead of pay while social media corporations profit from our toil. Understanding this ecosystem, Daata has devised a platform that shares works freely online and gets the artists paid. This is made possible by a tiered system where the work is shared online with a small watermark (there’s an aural equivalent for sound works as well) while collectors purchase the unaltered version.

In another era, video artists had to weigh the advantages of popularity and scarcity. American artist Cheryl Donegan recalls in an interview with The New York Times, “People would say they saw a tape of mine in Berlin, which I didn’t know about, and it freaked me out, but then I thought that sharing my work could also make it more popular.” With the dawn of the web, models of sharing video art like UbuWeb emerged which facilitated a wider viewership of material but through a non-commercial platform, giving digital life to pre-digital video works which were out-of-print. Daata Editions keeps in mind these art-loving audiences who would watch bootleg VHS tapes or peruse UbuWeb for mind-bending fare. All the works are available online at no cost. This decision also suggests a keen understanding of how a work’s popularity can increase its value, benefitting the collectors who have invested in buying a limited edition. Accessibility and value no longer need to be at odds.

Daata Editions model selling limited runs of digital works (video, sound, web, and poetry) through their online platform continues to grow the culture of investing in and appreciating new media art. They are making the purchase of screen-based works attractive to a wider audience of collectors while supporting the artists working in these mediums, making valuable contributions to building a sustainable market.

Whitney Mallett is a writer and filmmaker based in New York. She’s an editor of the digital platform Topical Cream