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Daata Editions feature in the International New York Times

In Art Basel, artists, Artprojx, Collection, Collector, Digital, Frieze, Hammer Museum, New York Times, NY Times, Sound, Video, Zabludowicz on 15/10/2015 at 6:10 am

International New York Times, The Art of Collecting, 14 October 2015, p.2 copy

International Arts – The Art of Collecting

Website Gives Stage to New-Media Artists 

By Ginanne Brownell Mitic

International New York Times

This is what a hit looks like in the age of digital art. 

A web video piece called “she’s so talented,” by the Canadian born, New York-based artist Chloe Wise, sold three copies within a day of being posted in May on Daata Editions, a digital art marketplace. 

The video, 1 minute 3 seconds and set in Boca Raton, Fla., features a gender-bending character in a variety of poses: drinking Red Bull in a pink velour zip-up jacket on the beach, sitting on a sofa in a high-rise condo, doing dance moves while dressed in a floral midriff top. The soundtrack includes conversational snippets overheard by the artist at last year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, including “She’s so talented, she’s a real artist,” and “Listen, if you are on the wait list, that means you are in the liminal zone between being no one and actually being someone.” 

“Miami is a place of excess, of vacation and gluttony, but also the art market, with lots of consumerism going on,” said Ms. Wise, who graduated from art school in Montreal in 2013. “It is a really interesting place to overhear things.” 

And, apparently, to get on board with a new way to sell art. Miami is also where Ms. Wise first met David Gryn, a London-based curator who, along with the British collector and philanthropist Anita Zabludowicz, co-created Daata Editions. The website, which debuted during this year’s Frieze Art Fair in New York, combines the growing online art sales scene with the mushrooming market value of new media art. 

Ms. Wise was one of 18 new-media artists invited to be part of the inaugural group to show on the website. The group includes Jon Rafman, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Ilit Azoulay and Stephen Vitiello

“I have learned to say no to a lot in the art world, as you sense ‘I do not trust this person,”’ said Mr. Vitiello, a Virginia-based sound and visual artist who created sound works for Daata with names like “Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand.” 

“But you try and say yes to those that instinctively feel interesting, and I thought, ‘Why not give this a shot?”’ 

The idea behind Daata is simple. Once a year, 18 video, sound and digital artists will be commissioned to do six pieces of three minutes or less, 15 editions of each piece. The works are available to be purchased and downloaded from the site. 

Daata has a sliding price scale. Sound, web and digital works start at $100 and increase by edition to a top price of $2,800; for video, the starting price is $200, increasing by increments to a top price of $5,600. The price difference, Mr. Gryn said, is linked to the perceived higher market value of video. Daata keeps the revenue and pays each artist a 15 percent royalty on each sale. 

The website got an institutional boost in mid-October with the announcement that two museums had become benefactors. The Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf, Germany, has purchased the full set of new works, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles has accepted a full edition as a gift. The Hammer’s chief curator, Connie Butler, said in a statement that the pieces would “extend the museum’s history of collecting and displaying new media work.” 

Seed funding for the site came from Ms. Zabludowicz, who remains an adviser. The site is staffed by Mr. Gryn and a producer. Their intention is to break even by 2017. 

The first release took place during the Frieze Art Fair in New York, followed in June by a release during LOOP in Barcelona, Spain. After Frieze London, there will be three more releases during Season One, which will extend into early 2016. 

Mr. Gryn, who curates the outdoor film screenings at Art Basel in Miami Beach, said the idea for Daata grew out of his and Ms. Zabludowicz’s observations that collectors were hesitating to buy new media art and gallerists were struggling with how to show it. That, in turn, led to gallerists’ hesitating to bring new media works to art fairs because they tended not to sell well during such high-stakes, high-profile events. 

“We are all so very used to buying music and film online without having to own physical items we have purchased,” Ms. Zabludowicz wrote in an email. “The art mediums are not very different. There are natural similarities in these immaterial art forms. We are making it very simple to show and collect the works that have been commissioned.” 

The British artist Hannah Perry, who was one of the inaugural 18, acknowledged that the concept of collecting video art was difficult for some people to get their heads around. 

“Once you buy something, how do you display it or how do you share it?” she said. “I had a collector say to me once, ‘Do I put a monitor on the wall during a dinner party? Do I keep the sound down? How do I put the sound in?”’ 

When Ms. Perry sells a video work, she includes in the box not only with the certificate of authenticity but also a small silkscreen print related to the piece that the owner can display. 

The perception that video or sound art is difficult to grasp is something that Mr. Gryn hopes will change with Daata. 

“We are not a gallery — we are not art advisers,” he said. “What we are is a commissioning platform that works with artists who work in those mediums and who promote their art form and nurture awareness. My idea is that you make a self-sustaining business that commissions the next round of artists’ works.” 

By the beginning of September, all the inaugural artists had sold several editions of their works, and there were over 500 downloads of a free Jon Rafman video. By Mr. Gryn’s standards, “that is fantastic,” he wrote in an email, because it means the work is being seen and bought. 

Jessica Witkin, the director of the New York gallery Salon 94, which specializes in new media, drew a parallel with how collectors eventually warmed to photographic art, accepting the idea that more than one edition could be available. 

“I think it is really important what they are doing, supporting artists from the inside,” she said. Ms. Wise agreed, saying that if Daata had not commissioned her Florida videos for the platform, they would not have been made. 

“Basically,” she said, “they are pushing the cycle further and allowing digital to really be appreciated and have acceptability, viewership and be funded.” 



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:


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.



W Magazine

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

Art Forum


Daata Editions

Empowering, engaging and enabling – artists and a marketplace.

Daata Editions Launches Online Today

In artnet, Artnewspaper, Artprojx, Artspace, Bowery, Daata Editions, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, makingitrain, NADA, New Art Dealers, New York, ratio3 on 14/05/2015 at 2:15 pm
Takeshi Murata OM Making it rain

Still: Om Making it rain by Takeshi Murata 2015

Daata Editions

Artists video, sound and web

Launches online today at 3pm

May 14, 2015



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, and Chloe Wise.

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and in the news this week:


Art Newspaper

New York Magazine

The Creators Project

The Star


W Magazine


The Digital Revolutionaries – The Shiboogi Version

Salon 94 Bowery – Video Wall 


Daata Editions on Artspace

Daata Editions Season 1 Trailer

In ABMB, Art Fair, Artprojx, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, NADA, New York, Sound, Video, Web, Youtube on 24/04/2015 at 11:41 am

Daata Editions

Artists video, sound and web

Launching May 14, 2015

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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

Artprojx presents The Estonian Artists Film Club Society NYC 7 May

In Art Fair, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, David Gryn, DJ Prince Rama, Ene-Liis Semper, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Flo Kasearu, Frieze, Galerie Martin Janda, Jaan Toomik, Karin Laansoo, Kate MacGarry Gallery, Marko Mäetamm, NYC, Temnikova & Kasela Gallery on 16/04/2014 at 4:36 pm



Artprojx Cinema and Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center presents

The Estonian Artists Film Club Society NYC 


Flo Kasearu

Marko Mäetamm

Ben Rivers and Ben Russell

Ene-Liis Semper

Jaan Toomik 

Wednesday May 7th, 2014 


Estonia House, 243 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016 

DJ Prince Rama and Black Jack

A Frieze NY Week event

in association with 

Galerie Martin Janda

Kate MacGarry Gallery

Temnikova & Kasela Gallery

Invite admits 2

RSVP events@artprojx.com 

Event details: www.artprojx.com

Film at Art Basel Miami Beach – test screening

In Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Mickalene Thomas, Yinka Shonabare on 04/12/2013 at 5:41 am

Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach

Images are:

1. Intro screen

2. Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg

3. Shezad Dawood

4. YInka Shonibare

5. Mickalene Thomas


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Communion by Nina Danino and Art, Cinema and the Soul

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Arts Council, Barbara Monteiro, Billy Williams, Cinema, Communion, David Gryn, Ewan King, Film, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, GalleriesNow, Gilda Williams, Hampstead, Heath Street, Heath Street Baptist Church, London, Nina Danino, Sarah Cooper, Screenings, Video on 16/10/2013 at 8:16 am
Communion by Nina Danino

“As a truly sublime respite and brief pause to the hurly-burly overwhelmingness of the brilliant Frieze Art Fair week, pop into see Communion by Nina Danino.”

Artprojx Cinema presents

COMMUNION, 35mm, 10 mins (2010)


Nina Danino

a film installation at:

Heath Street Baptist Church,

84 Heath Street, Hampstead,

London NW3 1DN

12-23 October 2013

Screening time 12 noon – 6pm (except Sundays 1- 6pm)

Communion by Nina Danino is a portrait of a young girl filmed by cinematographer Billy Williams BSC, creating a silent, translucent image, which draws on the paradox between beauty as iconic, secular glamour and as religious interiority.

Thursday 22 October 6.30-8pm:

“Art, Cinema and the Soul” a discussion including Nina Danino (artist), Sarah Cooper (writer, lecturer), Ewan King (Minister of Heath Street Baptist Church), Gilda Williams (curator, art writer and critic). Heath Street Baptist Church, London. Followed by drinks.

Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England.

Transport to Heath Street Baptist Church:

Underground: Northern Line (Edgware Branch) to Hampstead.

Bus Routes:  N5, 603, 268, 46


For more information on this project contact:

David Gryn, Artprojx






Curatorial Assistant: Barbara Monteiro

Artprojx Newsletter October 2013

In Art Basel, Artprojx, David Blandy, David Gryn, Frieze Art Fair, GalleriesNow, Jane Bustin, Lux, Meredith Danluck, Miami Beach, Nina Danino, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith, Video Art, Zarya on 11/10/2013 at 2:01 pm

Artprojx Newsletter October 2013

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Artprojx related projects include:

Nina Danino 12-23 Oct

Art, Cinema and the Soul – talk 22 Oct

David Blandy, Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Terry Smith – RCP. Oct

Nick Abrahams – ZARYA 1-15 Oct

Meredith Danluck – ZARYA 16-31 Oct

ART:FILM Think Tank and Public Panel – Frieze 17 Oct

Jane Bustin in Jerwood Drawing Prize – Oct

Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013 – Film program – 5-8 Dec

Communion by Nina Danino

Communion by Nina Danino

Artprojx Cinema presents COMMUNION, 35mm, 10 mins (2010) by Nina Danino,

a film installation at Heath Street Baptist Church, 84 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DN

12-23 October 2013. Screening time 12 noon – 6pm (except Sundays 1- 6pm)

Communion by Nina Danino is a portrait of a young girl filmed by cinematographer Billy Williams BSC, creating a silent, translucent image, which draws on the paradox between beauty as iconic, secular glamour and as religious interiority.

Communion installation at Heath Street Baptist Church by Nina Danino (photo by Barbara Monteiro)

Communion installation at Heath Street Baptist Church by Nina Danino (photo by Barbara Monteiro)

Tuesday 22 October, 6.30 – 8pm: “Art, Cinema and the Soul” a discussion including Nina Danino (artist), Sarah Cooper (writer, lecturer), Ewan King (Minister of Heath Street Baptist Church), Gilda Williams (curator, art writer and critic). Heath Street Baptist Church, London. Followed by drinks.




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Still: David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog

Royal College of Psychiatrists. Film and Video Art Commission, 2013 at 21 Prescot Street. OCT 2013

David Blandy – Wanderer through a sea of fog. Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski – Solstice. Terry Smith – About Face. Curated by David Gryn.

The foyer of the Royal College of Psychiatry’s new building at 21 Prescot Street proudly hosts three specially commissioned video artworks. These works, shown in rotation, were conceived for the space and presentation on a bank of three screens.


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Still: Ekki Mukk by Nick Abrahams

Ekki Mukk by Nick Abrahams in the Artists Focus Series selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 1-15 OCT



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Still: Good News/Bad News by Meredith Danluck

Cinema Series III (Good News/Bad News), 2013. 13min.

by Meredith Danluck 

Selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 16-31 Oct

Danluck’s ongoing body of work, The Cinema Series addresses cinematic tropes, archetypical identities and narrative expectation.  Good News/Bad News is the third in the series and explores the various interpretations of what our feelings “look like” when interpreted cinematically. Fifteen actors from different backgrounds were selected and given a sparse script and minimal direction to embody their personal version of how receiving both good news and bad news looks and feels. Exhibited here as a two-channel wall projection, the film demonstrates the common narrative device of receiving good news or bad news on the telephone.  Shown side by side we see each actor’s body language and face change as we follow them through opposing emotions.  Patterns emerged during this process; a hand to the face to show grief, a quick shuffling of feet to show joy, posing a question as to where consensus originates, with the audience or the screen?

Meredith Danluck graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MoMA, PS1 Museum, Venice Biennale and has a major film installation coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) Fall of 2012. She has screened films at a number of festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Byron Bay, Hamburg International and Margaret Mead. In the spring of 2008 Danluck directed her first documentary feature, The Ride, a documentary about cowboys and the American identity which screened at MoMA  as part of an exhibition about the American West curated by Eva Respini. The Ride had it’s official World Premiere at the South by South West Film Festival in March of 2010.After that she immediately flew to Siberia to  direct another feature documentary, Art Hard, about the world’s largest artwork in the world. Her most ambitious work up to date is a four channel feature film entitled, North of south, West of East which was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and screened at Sundance 2013. These four feature length narrative films play simultaneously in perfect symphony. She was selected for the Sundance 2013 Writers Lab as well as the 2013 Sundance Directors Lab for her upcoming feature. She most recently showed the first installment of the Cinema Series in a solo show with Leslie Fritz this summer.  Danluck lives and works in New York.


ART:FILM Think Tank and Panel Discussion – Frieze. 16/18 Oct


Wednesday 16 October, Frieze London auditorium, ‘New Partnerships Between Art & Film’, think tank (invitation-only): This think tank invites experts from the art world and film industry alike to discuss existing genres and markets as well as new possibilities for developing films in a hybrid financing landscape. The challenges of new types of ownership, exhibition and distribution will be addressed, so as to develop and propose new ways of working across art and film.

Friday 18 October, Frieze London auditorium, panel discussion (3pm): Outcomes of the think tank of 16 October are presented and challenged through a public panel, including questions on film production, financial models, ownership and audiences. Questions that will be addressed include: ‘How does the institutional context influence the creative process?’ and ‘How can film and art productions be integrated in the future?’

3D work by Jane Bustin

Jane Bustin – studio view

Jane Bustin in the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Oct



David Gryn – Curator FILM – Art Basel in Miami Beach. Dec 2013

Program to be announced very soon.




David Gryn




Artprojx presents Penny Siopis films at Prince Charles Cinema

In Art, Artprojx, Cinema, David Gryn, FAD, Film and Video, Frieze Art Fair, Penny Siopis, Prince Charles Cinema, Stevenson, TJ Demos on 10/10/2012 at 10:02 am


Artprojx presents Penny Siopis at the Prince Charles Cinema



Thursday 11 October 2012, 8.15-9.45pm (doors open at 8pm).

Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY.

With TJ Demos and Penny Siopis in conversation and introducing the films.


Tickets £10 (discount £5 for artists, students, curators and PCC members).

Box office: +44 (0)20 74943654 www.princecharlescinema.com

(Each ticket is entitled to one free beer and popcorn).

Frieze VIP’s contact artprojxcinema@gmail.com

STEVENSON and ARTPROJX are pleased to present four short films by Penny Siopis at the Prince Charles Cinema in London as part of the Frieze Art Fair VIP programme. The screening will be introduced by writer/curator TJ Demos in conversation with the artist.






Penny Siopis screening preview on FAD written by Yvette Gresle http://www.fadwebsite.com/2012/09/22/frieze-penny-siopis-at-prince-charles-cinema/

For more information on Penny Siopis please contact press@stevenson.info

For more event information contact David Gryn at Artprojx david@artprojx.com +447711127848

Artprojx Events and News Update Oct 2012

In Art, Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Artupdate, David Gryn, Film and Video, Frieze Art Fair, IKON, Jane Bustin, London, MOCAtv, Prince Charles Cinema, Screenings, TJ Demos, Video Art on 05/10/2012 at 2:49 pm


Artprojx presents a special screening during the Frieze Art Fair Week: ‘THIS IS A TRUE STORY’: FOUR SHORT FILMS BY PENNY SIOPIS in association with Stevenson. Artprojx at Prince Charles Cinema on Thurs 11 Oct https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/artprojx-presents-penny-siopis-films-frieze-art-fair-week/

Penny Siopis films are magical, mesmerising and harrowing – and explores what she calls the ‘poetics of vulnerability’  …

Film and Video at Art Fairs – a panel discussion at Moving Image – the Contemporary Art Fair on Fri 12 Oct. With Amanda Coulson, Michael Hall, Elizabeth Dee / Jayne Drost Johnson,  David Gryn and Janet Biggs.

David Gryn / Artprojx curates for:

The Voice and the Lens’ at IKON, Birmingham, Nov 2012. Artists: Terry Smith, David Blandy, Rashaad Newsome, Mel Brimfield, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Martha Rosler www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/

The launch of MOCAtv. Artists: Meredith Danluck, Jesper Just, Kerry Tribe, Matthew Stone, Nick Abrahams, Stuart Croft, Sam Samore and Thomas Nordanstad, Shoja Azari, Jumana Manna, Hans op de Beeck, Nicholas Provost, Susanna Wallin http://www.youtube.com/mocatv


Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 – selected by David Gryn / Artprojx – programme soon to be announced.


Jane Bustin is currently in the John Moores Painting Prize, Jerwood Dawing Prize and will be in the MOSTYN Open 18 in 2013 – see www.janebustin.com

David Gryn, Director & Founder of Artprojx – a leading brand that screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image projects, working with leading international contemporary art galleries, art fairs, institutes and artists.

Artprojx projects have included: Art Basel Miami Beach, MOCAtv, Gagosian, White Cube, Sadie Coles HQ, Lisson Gallery, The Modern Institute, Whitney Museum, Tate Britain, ICA, Frieze Art Fair and artists have included: Christian Marclay, Dara Friedman, Santiago Sierra, Mark Wallinger, Christian Jankowski, Tracey Emin, Susan Hiller, Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Deller, Wilhelm Sasnal, William Eggleston, Natalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Luke Fowler. www.artprojx.com

Contact David Gryn for more information: david@artprojx.com +447711127848