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How to Deal with Diversity in the Art Museum. Paul Goodwin at citizenM Tower of London – 27 Nov

In citizenM, Daata Editions, Diversity, Paul Goodwin, Tower of London, Uncategorized on 23/11/2017 at 9:29 pm
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How to Deal with Diversity in the Art Museum. Paul Goodwin at citizenM Tower of London

citizenM x Daata are hosting a breakfast discussion at citizenM Tower of London. 

Monday 27 November – 9.30-10.30am
citizenM Tower of London, cloudM bar, 7th floor. Meeting room nr. 4/5

Paul Goodwin, Chair of Contemporary Art and Urbanism at the University of the Arts, London will be tackling “How to deal with global and local diversity in the art museum”, followed by a discussion with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions, and a brief Q&A.

Book your FREE places ASAP at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizenm-presents-art-breakfast-with-paul-goodwin-tickets-40028771132?aff=efbeventtix

Image: Larry Achiampong: The Beginning (19 Degrees), 2016 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions). Larry’s Sunday’s Best is now showing at Copperfield Gallery 


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

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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Diaspora @ the V&A – Fri 17 April from 6.30pm

In ABMB, Artprojx, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Diaspora, Jack Arts, Larry Achiampong, Max Reinhardt, Rita Ray, Shrine, Synchro on 14/04/2015 at 5:14 pm

Diaspora:Staying Power #4

DIASPORA at the V & A
Fri 17 April 2015 18:30 – 22:00

Join the Shrine Synchro System and their guests as their musical installations celebrate and animate the history of the struggle, splendour and success of black communities across the UK from the 1950’s to present day.

Join the amazing Errollyn Wallen around a grand piano singing Tottenham Tunes; fix up, look sharp at the 70s inspired Caribbean barbershop; exult in the Gospel of the promenading IDMC choir; soak up the cool of bluesy rock with one-man-band Lewis Floyd Henry, hang out at Larry Achiampong’s Song for my Mama installation, and celebrate the legendary sound system culture of the late great Duke Vin with a DJ set that hits the spot with Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt.



Thanks to all the stunning artists and contributors, Jack-arts.com and Artprojx.com


Diaspora @ The V&A feat Larry Achiampong

In Art Basel, Artprojx, David Gryn, Diaspora, Elliot Jack, Jack Arts, Larry Achiampong, Max Reinhardt., The Shrine, V&A, Victoria and Albert on 27/03/2015 at 2:32 pm
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Song for my Mama by Larry Achiampong

Diaspora @ The V&A 17/04/15
The Shrine & The V&A Present
Friday 17th April 2015
The V&A
The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The Shrine Synchro System’s Musical Installations celebrate and animate the history of the struggle, splendour and success of black communities across the UK from the 1950’s to present day at The V&A.

Join the amazing Errollyn Wallen around a grand piano; fix up, look sharp at Faisal’s barbershop; exult in the Gospel of the promenading IDMC; hang out at Larry Achiampong’s African Soul Food Hot Spot [Artprojx] plus 21st Century street music from Lewis Floyd Henry’s One Man Psych Band.

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‘Song for my Mama’ by Larry Achiampong is a new multi-sensorial installation – meeting the aural, visual and gustatory senses in a memory – based artwork that retrospectively (re)visits, the Larry’s childhood and relationship with his mother and her efforts to single-handedly create a home of love and familiarity for her 3 children, whilst being surrounded by poverty and prejudice in east London between the 80s and 90s.

The work entails the artist playing multiple sets of records from his mother’s record collection upon the backdrop of a visual installation that memorises a sequence of events; the artist’s mother’s recipe and method for preparing a favourite West African dish – jollof rice, and the gathering of people at traditional Ghanaian events i.e. wakes and naming ceremonies.

Larry Achiampong is a British-Ghanaian artist who has exhibited, performed and presented projects in various institutions within the UK and abroad including Tate Britain/Modern; London, Hauptbahnhof (dOCUMENTA 13); Kassel, Iniva; London, ICA; London, Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project Space; London Westergasfabriek; Amsterdam, Ausland; Berlin, Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014 curated by David Gryn and the Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation; Accra.








Sound by artists at Film: Art Basel in Miami Beach

In Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, David Gryn, Jennie C. Jones, Larry Achiampong, Raed Yassin, Stephen Vitiello on 16/11/2014 at 4:49 pm

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Larry Achiampong, Jennie C. Jones, Stephen Vitiello, Raed Yassin


Film: Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Curated by David Gryn.

From December 3 through 6, 2014, Art Basel’s Film sector will include over 80 films and videos. Outdoor Screenings are in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry designed New World Center.

Every evening, sound works by different artists are presented from 6pm to the start of the first film screening in SoundScape Park: Wednesday (Stephen Vitiello, Scraped and Bowed, 2013-2014), Thursday (Larry Achiampong, The Mogya Project, 2014), Friday (Jennie C. Jones, From the Low to Higher Resonance, 2011-2014, Sikkema Jenkins), Saturday (Raed Yassin, The Deaf Oud, 2010, Kalfayan). The sound works are selected by David Gryn, Director of Artprojx worldwide, utilising the park’s fantastic surround sound system of over 160 speakers.

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Stephen Vitiello,

Scraped and Bowed, 2013-2014,

Duration: 9:47

Performed by Stephen Vitiello and John Priestley at University of Richmond

A gently played recording, featuring instruments treated in a way beyond their normal tradition or culture. The primary sounds are of bowed gangsa from a university’s gamelan. Additional bowls and gongs are bowed, tapped and bounced off of a drum head. The ringing and beating of overtones creates an ethereal experience – perhaps like that of objects hovering in and out of focus.

In Scraped and Bowed 2013-2014, an ethereal and hovering multi-channel piece by Stephen i (performed by Vitiello and John Priestley), instruments are treated in a way beyond their normal tradition or culture. The instruments used in the performance where built by Gongsmith, Pandé Madé Sukerta of Blahbatu Village, Bali. Special thanks go to Andy McGraw at University of Richmond and American Contemporary.

from the split 7” record Sense Objects, published by Textual Records (http://www.textualrecords.com/Main/News)


Larry Achiampong

The Mogya Project (2014)

Larry Achiampong’s practice uses live performance, imagery and sound to explore representations of identity in the post digital age and the dichotomies found within a world dominated by cut-copy-paste facebook/tumblr/youtube-based cultures.

The Mogya Project represents years of research and art production in which Larry explores his audible heritage via his Ghanaian roots that resulted in the following audio projects; ‘Meh Mogya’ (2011) and ‘More Mogya’ (2012/13). For the first time these projects will be presented, one after the other in 5.1 surround sound.


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Jennie C. Jones

From the Low to Higher Resonance

Audio Works:

From the Low is an audio re-composition in two movements investigating low frequency and the psychological / emotional effect of the ‘low end’. Metaphorically, addressing darkness and the notion of the ominous. Samples and ‘micro’ samples used are co-opted range from orchestral cinematic moments, to digital bass beats as well as tempo altered bass solos, from jazz legends of the sub-tonal: Charles Mingus and Ray Brown.

My intention is to carry forward the inherent emotion of the ‘Low’, the ideal of some discomfort and to include its varied forms outside of DJ culture, toward a more expansive dialogue and listening experience.

Re-mastered for Art Basel, originally at the Kitchen, NYC 2011.

From The Low (1st Movement) 1 min 44 seconds

From The Low (2nd  Movement) 1 min 47 seconds

Muhal: Slow Flute & Bells 2 min 16 seconds


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Raed Yassin

“The Deaf Oud”, 2010

Duration: 9 minutes

“The Deaf Oud’ is based on rare 7-inch records found by the artist, Raed Yassin, in Cairo, Egypt. The sound material of the found records has been mixed, deconstructed, reconstructed and manipulated through different effects and electronic means, to create a new Arabic minimalist piece.



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