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Phillips x Daata Artist Commission: Megan Newcombe in Conversation with David Gryn

In Art, Artist, Commission, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Digital, digital art, Jeremy Couillard, megan newcombe, New York, NYC, Phillips, phillipsxdaata, Rachel Rossin, Uncategorized on 19/04/2019 at 1:06 pm

David Gryn, founder of Daata Editions

Phillips and Daata Editions have partnered to commission artists Jeremy Couillard and Rachel Rossin to produce two new digital artworks that will premiere in dedicated exhibitions at Phillips New York and will be offered for sale through Daata Editions online platform. Phillips’ Director of Digital Strategy, Megan Newcome, sat down with David Gryn, founder of Daata, to talk about the genesis of the partnership and the state of the digital art market.

Megan Newcome: Let’s start with what Daata Editions is and how you decided to build a platform to sell digital art?

David Gryn: Daata Editions is an online commissioning and selling platform for contemporary artists working with digital media. Daata came about after more than 15 years working with moving image, both analogue and digital, often in the context of the cinema. I was the Film & Sound Curator for Art Basel Miami Beach from 2011-2017, chiefly encouraging galleries to bring moving image to the fair. I realized something had to be done to galvanise the market place, which has been somewhat reluctant to embrace the digital medium.

But what was most important to me was being able to empower artists and encourage others (galleries, institutes, art fairs) that this market exists – so we built a platform to show, sell and promote artists’ digital output. Daata is the brainchild of myself and Anita Zabludowicz, a leading art collector and philanthropist. We had known each other for over 20 years, and I had often sought Anita’s reaction and feedback before showing artists’ works at art fairs as she is one of the most committed, interested and supportive people in this realm.

MN: One of the challenges historically for this medium has been that collectors couldn’t easily find or acquire digital artworks. You’ve tried to make collecting digital art as easy as buying and downloading music.

DG: When we were planning Daata I chose the company Studio Scasascia to collaborate with on the website. They had designed the website for the record store Sounds of the Universe, which was a place I was happy to go into and buy music – and equally happy to listen and download from their website. They also had been designers on Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria e-commerce platform, so I knew they understood what I wanted in principal. We have continued to work closely together for over 5 years.

MN: You commission artists to make works to sell on Daata – and you pay the artists up front to create. So, it’s not based on how many editions of the works sell. It’s a unique approach and you often say it’s “a model” but not necessarily “the model.” What do you mean by that?

DG: When it comes to dot com start-ups and artworld digital solutions, everyone wants to have “the model,” as they want to be the dominant player. Our aim is always to be “a model” and hopefully one of many. We can’t be every solution for digital art platforms. We have a niche, finite and bespoke operating process. To be successful in the art market, as in most fields, you need healthy competition, so we are excited for other new similar style models. We commission artists, and show and sell their work on the internet, and believe it is the new normal. Our costs are not in bricks and mortar and intensive staffing, but mostly in paying artists.

We commission artists, and show and sell their work on the internet, and believe it is the new normal.

Jeremy Couillard HOTR Home Furnishing (still)

MN: And how have collectors found their way to the platform?

DG: We connect with collectors through our own networks, worldwide art fairs and institutional exhibitions, social media and word of mouth, as well as through the reputational and trust of the artists and venues we work with.

MN: The diversity of the artists offered on Daata Editions is really exciting. On one level, it’s a who’s who of young, emerging artists, but there’s also an impressive number of artists who are already established in the contemporary art world. How do you decide who to commission for Daata?

DG: The artists we commission come through our own knowledge and research, trusted word of mouth suggestions from other artists, curators, gallerists and collectors. It is not a selection of just who we think are great, but from a wider consensus. We are not always looking for discoveries, but for artists we genuinely feel we can work with and make something happen. Often the relationship is based on chemistries between us and the artist and a genuine trust, which can happen immediately or over time.

Alongside Jeremy Couillard‘s exhibition at Phillips next week we’ll also be showing Dream Catcher, a group of artists from Daata Editions which really is a good example of the array of young and emerging artists to the more established names on the platform: Phillip Birch, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Ollie Dook, Ed Fornieles, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Letta Shtohryn, Saya Woolfalk, and Lu Yang.

Lu Yang LuYang Interactive Hearse (still)

MN: Digital art seems perpetually on the brink of being “the next big thing” from a market perspective. But you’ve been championing this medium for over 20 years as a curator and now an entrepreneur. How has the art world’s perception of digital art changed in that time? Is it still on the brink, or have you seen more meaningful assimilation into the mainstream art world?

DG: Over 20 years, I have thought that the art world market is on the cusp. Now I still feel that way, but the major difference is that now we have most people using digital media as their natural language. Most artists, as indeed most of us, use digital media in every aspect of our life and work. The quality and cost of technology has made it possible for great works to be made and displayed at nominal cost, and there are ever more platforms that can show the work. Ultimately, once we all believe in its value, we all find a way to connect.

MN: You and I met in London in 2016, when the Whitechapel Gallery opened Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966). Almost from the minute we met, we started planning how we might partner together on a commissioning project. Although it might seem like an odd pairing, how does partnering with an auction house fit with your mission?

DG: I knew instinctively when we met that we both had the shared belief in empowerment and the support and nurture of the artist and the medium, which has been my benchmark since day one in my career. Phillips’ support of various digital art projects, while it’s good marketing, also genuinely had philanthropy at its core. We both understand that to improve the value chain of the digital artwork, we need an expanded audience to get on board. And who better to communicate with than the large art collecting audience at Phillips?

From top: Jeremy Couillard, Photo credit: Atisha Paulson. Rachel Rossin, Photo credit: Francois Dischinger

MN: Jeremy Couillard and Rachel Rossin are the first recipients of the Phillips x Daata Artist Commission. Can you tell us what the process was for choosing these two artists to represent the partnership?

DG: In the case of Jeremy, I was initially introduced to his work by Patton Hindle and RJ Supa, who represented him at their lower east side gallery, yours mine & ours. I started working with him and it has been a delight, as he is simply a fantastic artist and an ultimate deliverer. His work has both digital and art making craft and aesthetics, along with humor, intelligence and a distinctive flavor.

Phillips visited Jeremy Couillard in his studio to talk about his commissioned work HOTR Home Furnishing

Rachel Rossin and I met at Art Basel Miami Beach several years ago, and we had been plotting and planning how to collaborate ever since. Both artists coincidentally have done VR exhibitions at the Zabludowicz Collection in London. In tandem with you, we developed a short list of artists and shared them with a group of contemporary art specialists at Phillips from which we selected two recipients.

MN: What I find really interesting about both Jeremy and Rachel is that they both studied painting formally and are still, technically, painters. They are also both self-taught programmers and use gaming engines, VR and other emerging technologies to transform the convention of painting into immersive, 21st century digital experiences. How do these artists represent the next generation of contemporary art-making?

DG: What excites me is that they both see no hierarchy in art technique or exhibition. The digital is equal to any other art medium, and they both create with the logic and soul of an artist and the mind of an intrepid engineer or scientist.

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#RachelRossin: Stalking the Trace | Open Thurs – Sunday, 12 – 6pm | A work in #virtualreality, this new ambitious multi-user iteration of The Sky is a Gap (2017) explores the human desire for control and agency in an increasingly precarious present. Using the movement of gallery visitors through space to manipulate the passage of time, and with it the unfolding narrative, Rossin’s work examines how traces of the body can be felt within the ephemerality of digital technology. Staged within a series of roped enclosures, in a room of contiguous projections, synchronised with sound, lighting and prop effects, the exhibition is both physically and virtually immersive. Image: Rachel Rossin, Stalking The Trace, 2019, Exhibition Installation view. Photo: Tim Bowditch.

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MN: Daata Editions mainly offers video works, but you’ve begun selling other non-object based art like sound works and have commissioned performance and dance. What other developments are on the horizon for Daata Editions?

DG: We are soon to launch a subscription platform on Daata where playlists, groupings of works and the entire catalogue will be able to be accessed and played in hotels, clubs, businesses, museums, galleries and homes. We are commissioning more artists and are truly excited by what is in store and how new audiences can interact and be involved. The Daata Editions model is based on selling works and making revenue to have more budget to commission more new works. My favorite artwork is that which is yet to be made and with Daata – this is now a perpetual dream come true.

New York Viewings
Jeremy Couillard 25 – 30 April
Rachel Rossin 8 – 12 June
450 Park Avenue, New York

The Phillips x Daata Artist Commission

In Artist, artists, Commission, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Frieze, Jeremy Couillard, New York, Phillips, phillipsxdaata, Rachel Rossin, Uncategorized on 14/04/2019 at 3:26 pm
The Phillips x Daata Artist Commission is announced ….

Phillips and Daata Editions have partnered to empower and support artists working in digital mediums, and we are pleased to present Jeremy Couillard and Rachel Rossin as the inaugural recipients of our joint commission.

This initiative continues Phillips’ ongoing effort in giving collectors unique opportunities to discover and engage with artists who are using new and emerging technologies to establish the next generation of contemporary art-making.

This spring and summer, the newly commissioned artworks will premiere in two dedicated exhibitions at Phillips’ galleries in New York and will be offered for sale through daata-editions.com.

Jeremy Couillard Viewing
25 – 30 April

Rachel Rossin Viewing
8 – 12 June

Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

Phillips, 450 Park Avenue, New York

Jeremy Coulliard

 

Rachel Rossin

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Jeremy Couillard’s HOTR Home Furnishing – TRAILER

Digital de Suite. An Afternoon Discussion on Art, Droite de Suite & Blockchain Technologies. May 4.

In ACE Hotel, Blockchain, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Digital de Suite, Droite de Suite, Even Magazine, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, Hayden Dunham, New York, NYC, Tech:NYC, Uncategorized on 12/04/2018 at 4:47 pm
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Digital de Suite. 
An Afternoon Discussion on Art, Droite de Suite & Blockchain Technologies.

Friday May 4, 2018 3-6pm

Ace Hotel New York, 20 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
 
Hosted by Daata Editions, Even Magazine, Monograph, Tech:NYC, ACE Hotels.
 
Speakers include: Hayden Dunham, Artist; Joao Enxuto & Erica Love, Tracking; Jess Houlgrave, Codex; Nora Khan, Rhizome; Hugo Liu, Artsy; Kevin McCoy, Monegraph; Sarah Meyohas, Artist; James Tarmy, Bloomberg; Brad Troemel, Artist; Amy Whitaker, New York University; Noah Wunsch, Sotheby’s; Artie Vierkant, Artist.
 

Over the last six months, the blockchain has dominated conversations about technology and its relationship to markets from currencies to CryptoKitties. For the arts, whose markets are as opaque and unregulated as possible, blockchain technologies have the potential to fully upend traditional models. From production and its interests in authenticity and serialization, to market concerns including provenance and droit de suite, assumptions as basic as when artists should be paid for their work are now subject to re-evaluation.

Artists, entrepreneurs, and established players in the art market and tech communities will participate in panel discussions and solo presentations in an afternoon appropriately scheduled between the opening of Frieze Art Fair and New York’s Creative Tech Week.

The afternoon will conclude with a presentation of new work by Hayden Dunham that address the information systems inherent to blockchain technology. Commissioned in part by David Gryn of Daata Editions, with support from Tech:NYC. The work will be registered on Monegraph and available for purchase (and subsequent tracking) during Frieze London.

@evenmagazine @acehotel @monegraph @daataeditions @technyc #digitaldesuite

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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, 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, Hannah Perry, 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 Gallery & Institute 193, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, François Ghebaly, The Modern Institute, Carlos / Ishikawa, Neue Alte Brücke, Night Gallery, The Sunday Painter, Air de Paris, Peres Projects, Cheim & Read, Tilton Gallery & Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, untilthen, VI, VII.

BUY THE DAATA EDITIONS ARTWORKS FEATURED AT INDEPENDENT HERE

Image: Scott Reeder, Nodes, 2017

Daata x Vanity present Saya Woolfalk

In Art, Art Fair, Artist, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Digital, digital art, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, Leslie Tonkonow, Miami, New York, Rita Pinto, Saya Woolfalk, Uncategorized, Vanity Projects, Video on 30/04/2017 at 7:25 am

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Daata Editions x Vanity Projects – featuring Saya Woolfalk

Colour Mixing Machine

On view in both Vanity NYC and Miami venues April 15 – May 9

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

www.vanityprojectsnyc.com/ & https://daata-editions.com/

Saya Woolfalk is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. With the multi-year projects No Place, The Empathics and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. With each body of work, Woolfalk continues to build the narrative of these women’s lives, and questions the utopian possibilities of cultural hybridity. The Pollen Catchers is a continuation of ChimaTEK, in which the Empathics employ color-mixing machines to further shape shift their morphology. Sound attribution to The Hathaway Family Plot. https://daata-editions.com/artists/saya-woolfalk

“2017 promises to be an exciting year for Vanity Projects, which is partnering with Daata Editions, the British-based online art platform equally dedicated to outside-the-box experimentation. This initiative will bring a wealth of talent to both the Miami and New York venues, starting with Scott Reeder, followed by Saya Woolfalk, Ed Fornieles, Yung Jake, Jacky Connolly, Jillian Mayer, Jeremy Couillard, Rashaad Newsome and others. “A Goth Life,” a group show opening in June, cheekily brings together video that honors “our joyously soulless, self-reflective, insular, tension and angst ridden times,” just in time for the sunny summer. Key activations with art institutions will expand the project’s reach, with plans for potential events during Art Basel Miami Beach.” Text by Scott Indrisek

Vanity Projects in collaboration with Daata Editions welcomes Frieze, Vanity and Daata guests, Friday May 5, 10am-12pm for a screening of Saya Woolfalk’s work Color Mixing Machine 1-6, and complimentary nail polish manicures inspired by the artist & join Rita Pinto, David Gryn and Saya Woolfalk for drinks from 6-8pm. RSVP: contact@vanityprojectsnyc.com

Saya Woolfalk: ChimaCloud and the Pose System at Leslie Tonkonow. New works by the artist are on view through May 6th in Saya Woolfalk: ChimaCloud and the Pose System at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY. www.tonkonow.com

Daata Editions X Vanity Projects featuring Scott Reeder

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Miami, Nails, New York, Scott Reeder, Uncategorized, Vanity Projects on 22/03/2017 at 1:43 pm

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Daata and Vanity Projects are delighted to announce their collaborative partnership. We have launched a program from the Daata catalogue taking place over the next year, starting with Scott Reeder’s recent commissioned works for Daata launched at Art LA Contemporary 2017.

Vanity Projects is beyond a traditional gallery space.  While providing a bespoke nail experience, they offer video art programming aimed at changing the way people perceive and experience the video medium.

Directed by Rita de Alencar Pinto, the program includes collaborations with international curators and artists. In March 2017, Vanity Projects partnered with online art platform Daata Editions. Daata Editions commission’s artist video, sound, poetry and web. This new, logical and innovative way to collect art is designed as a native platform to a new generation of artists who work with moving image and sound.

Vanity Projects is committed to presenting contemporary video art and this partnership galvanizes their ethos of developing new and innovative platforms to present the medium. Starting March 25th, 2017, Vanity Projects New York and Miami will run concurrent programs featuring artists in the Daata catalogue. With both solo and group presentations the content spans a wide area of interests and artists point of view. https://daata-editions.com/

Schedule:
March 25 – April 14 – Scott Reeder
April 15 – May 9 – Saya Woolfalk
June 10 – July 7 – A GOTH LIFE
July 8 – August 3 – Ed Fornieles
August 4 – September 2 – Yung Jake
September 3 – September 29 – Jacky Connolly
October 30 – November 17 – Jillian Mayer
November 18 – December 3 – DAATA MIX TAPE
December 4 – January 2 – ART BASEL EDITION
January 3 – January 26 – Jeremy Couillard
January 27 – February 14 – Rashaad Newsome

http://www.vanityprojectsnyc.com

Daata presents Anhedonia by Jacky Connolly at NADA New York 2017

In Anhedonia, Chrissie Iles, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Jacky Connolly, NADA, New Art Dealers, New York, Uncategorized, Whitney on 20/02/2017 at 11:45 am

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Daata Editions presents …

Anhedonia, 2017 by Jacky Connolly

NADA New York, March 2–5, 2017 (Booth 1.03)
Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington St. New York, NY 10014 

https://www.newartdealers.org/

VIP Preview by Invitation: Thursday, March 2, 12–2pm
Opening Preview by Invitation: Thursday, March 2, 2–4pm

Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Jacky Connolly in Conversation at the NADA Auditorium: Saturday, March 4, 3–3.45pm

Jacky Connolly, Anhedonia, 2017 (a New Daata Editions Artist Commission)
In Anhedonia (2017), a machinima film in six parts, Jacky Connolly turns her filmmaking practice towards a mysterious group home in the virtual American South. Several avatars live in three small buildings near the town’s railroad yard, where their lives are punctuated by hours spent in front of a screen. Images from elsewhere begin to intrude with mounting intensity, as the boundaries of the film are fractured by the characters’ visual and auditory hallucinations. These moments of psychosis give insight into the characters’ shared histories, as well as the dissociative atmosphere of their cultural landscape.

Jacky Connolly (b. 1990, Lower Hudson Valley, USA) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Connolly’s film works are indebted to cinematic and literary genre influences, as well as an innovative use of machinima technique for imaginative world-making and storytelling. She recently completed Hudson Valley Ruins (2016), a 30-minute machinima film created in a life simulation computer game.

Jacky Connolly’s commissioned artworks for Daata can be viewed and acquired online. There are 6 works available in chapters: 1. Anhedonia, 2. Anemia, 3. Alexithymia, 4. Amygdala, 5. Anorexia, 6. Amnesia, each in an edition of 26, of which 20 are for sale. An additional composite feature version (screened daily at NADA) is available for art Institutional acquisition and international film screenings. http://daata-editions.com

Chrissie Iles will be in conversation with Jacky Connolly on Saturday March 4 at 3pm in the NADA New York auditorium space, introduced by David Gryn of Daata Editions. Chrissie Iles is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and her recent curatorial exhibition was “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016”. http://whitney.org/

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art. Daata Editions is collaborating with NADA as a Cultural Partner. https://www.newartdealers.org/

Image: Anhedonia by Jacky Connolly, 2017 (courtesy of artist and Daata Editions)

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Daata at NADA

In bitforms, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jonathan Monaghan, Katie Torn, Michael Manning, New Art Dealers, New York, NewArtDealers, Quayola, Rashaad Newsome, Sara Ludy, Tracey Emin, Uncategorized on 01/05/2016 at 2:17 pm

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Daata Editions at NADA New York 2016

Daata Editions will launch Season Two with works by artists: Tracey Emin, Michael Manning, Rashaad Newsome, Jacolby Satterwhite, Katie Torn and bitforms gallery selected artists: Sara Ludy, Jonathan Monaghan, Quayola.

NADA New York
Opening Preview by Invitation:
Thursday, May 5, 12–4pm

Open to the Public:
Thursday, May 5, 4–8pm
Friday May 6, 11am–7pm
Saturday May 7, 11am–7pm
Sunday May 8, 11am–5pm

More info:
newartdealers.org

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The Digital Revolutionaries on the Salon 94 Bowery Video Wall – last few days

In ABMB, artists, Bowery, Daata, Daata Editions, LoveWins, New Museum, New York, NYC, Salon 94, Shiboogi, Video on 27/06/2015 at 11:31 am
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Image still: Shiboogi by Takeshi Murata, 2012

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTIONARIES

THE SHIBOOGI VERSION

With videos by artists

Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Amalia Ulman, Chloe Wise

Curated by David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions

ends June 30, 2015

Salon 94 is pleased to present The Digital Revolutionaries: The Shiboogi Version on the video wall at 243 Bowery.

David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions, has curated a special selection of videos for screening on the video wall (and viewable online at Salon 94). The Daata Editions screening program celebrates the launch of the new online platform http://daata-editions.com by showing a selection of recent moving image works by artists commissioned to make new works for Daata (now available online). Daata places artists at the center of the project and encourages a marketplace and means for distribution that supports artists working across digital media.

The Digital Revolutionaries is all of us. The digital realm is now our natural language and its evolution is ours. These artists make work that reflect on how we use the internet in personal and clichéd ways. What does it mean to surf and go online in our everyday experience? What are the references, inspirations and new kinds of vocabulary? Many of these works derive from public video sharing sites like Youtube, sourcing and super-cutting the accessible moments that resonate. The generation of Digital Revolutionaries make art with, for, from and about this medium, the internet.

David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and Curator Film, Art Basel in Miami Beach

PROGRAM / ARTISTS

Ed Fornieles
Aging sucks (small), 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Leo Gabin
Hair Long, 2013
Courtesy: the artist, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee

Ed Fornieles
Angele short (small), 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Florian Meisenberg
Gentrified Harddrive (ultra echokinesis), 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Simone Subal, Kate MacGarry, Wentrup Gallery, Mendes Wood DM

Ed Fornieles
Boy, 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Takeshi Murata
Shiboogi, 2012
Courtesy: the artist, Salon 94, Ratio 3

Ed Fornieles
Death, 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Hannah Perry
A Little Thing, 2012
Courtesy: the artist

Ed Fornieles
Girl face (large), 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Jon Rafman
Popova-Lissitzky Office Complex, 2013
Courtesy: the artist, Feuer/Mesler, Seventeen Gallery

Ed Fornieles
Glasses, 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Amalia Ulman
Excellences & Perfections (Instagram Update 17th May 2014), 2014
Courtesy: the artist

Ed Fornieles
Mom help, 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Chloe Wise
Offer Ending Soon (petite), 2015
Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Division

Ed Fornieles
Shadow, 2014
Courtesy: the artist, Carlos/Ishikawa

Contact and location:

Salon 94 243 BOWERY NEW YORK, NY 10002 T: 212 979 0001 http://www.salon94.com

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http://www.salon94.com/video-wall/the-digital-revolutionaries-the-shiboogi-version

Daata Editions by Courtney Malick

In Art, artists, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Empower, Freieze, Moving Image, NADA, New York, NYC, Sound, Video on 01/06/2015 at 1:11 pm

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DAATA EDITIONS LAUNCH – A REFLECTION

by Courtney Malick

Perhaps one of the most difficult merges to successfully forge within contemporary art is between the curatorial and the commercial. Often when we seek to place what, from a curatorial perspective, seem to be productive frameworks around a grouping of artists, their work, and the ideas that they share, we lose the quality of broad universalism and “timelessness” that collectors may seek in new acquisitions to the margins of site-specificity and the binds of “context.” What makes malleable and unique projects such as Daata Editions stand out in their attempt at the pairing of these two supposedly adverse spectrums, that of the curatorial and that of the commercial, is its specific interest in artists whose work yields to the diverse but nonetheless pre-framed, non-site of the Internet. Furthermore, as both a curatorial and commercial project that is presenting new and commissioned works in video, new media and sound, Daata Editions is able to set certain guidelines beforehand, which allows visitors to the site and potential collectors of the works available there, a levelled playing field. In this way the sometimes fussy issue of context, from a curatorial standpoint, can be seen as a benefit rather than a constraint, which thus furthers the meaning of the works in question.

This platform is particularly exciting to see emerging right now, as so many younger artists, including all of those whose work appears in the first iteration of Daata Editions that launched at NADA New York in May 2015, are working in ways that resist traditional modes of exhibition, reception and therefore of collecting as well. It is important that while we continue to find new artists whose work pushes the definition of contemporary art, that there are also ever developing formats through which such work can be accessed and best understood. Older, conventional formats often found within the white cube, in which paintings are still hung on white walls and sculptures still meticulously placed on white pedestals, need not be replaced, so long as alternate avenues through which to engage with art and the complex ideas that it generates, continues to expand along with the work itself – such is clearly the admirable aim of Daata Editions. Contrary to the well trodden paths canonized by the white cube, artists such as Ed Fornieles, Jon Rafman, Amalia Ullman and the many others that Daata Editions commissioned work from, all of whom are still in relatively early stages of their practices, are specifically trouble-shooting, so to speak, in order to produce work that operates on other levels that exist in various realms including on the internet, within mobile social media systems, as apps, and generally as circuit-driven pieces of a much larger whole, as opposed to creating singular, physically tangible works that stand on their own or make one digestible statement.

For example, Ullman’s video, White Flag Emoji 1 (2015), utilizes Youtube clips and a security camera system called Dropcam and is set in various Airbnb apartments. In this way, while the work itself manifests as a singular video, its contents are fragmented and reference the online world, in its similarly fractured and link-driven nature. Such complex work still finds itself in galleries and museums, but it is most at home online, where it exists within a broader milieu and where its potential audience and collector-base can continue to grow and grow over time. Daata Editions also allows for a new generation of collectors, by commissioning works that exist within a larger edition range and are thus more affordable than most work of any media that is found and acquired through commercial galleries.

It is clear that Daata Editions allows for many new ways to think about collecting video, sound and new media art, and this exciting turn is also extended with the project’s intermittent interjections into art fairs, such as their recent collaboration with NADA New York. Though Daata Editions home base will remain online, where it has the ability to seep most easily into more and more visual and discursive outlets where its commissioned works can be seen, partnering with other commercial organizations such as NADA and Frieze among others, continues to promote their curatorial agenda and at the same time allows more potential collectors to consider new strategies for collecting editioned and digitized artworks. The more Daata Editions spreads this new methodology both online and through ongoing collaboration with various exhibition and commercially oriented organizations, the more the project’s core model will mirror the nature of the work it presents, which functions on various levels simultaneously. It is this through-line between work and methodology that makes the project especially compelling to watch as it continues to unfold.

Text taken from the Foreward at Daata Editions https://daata-editions.com/info/foreword

Courtney Malick website http://courtneymalick.com/