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Collecting on the Cloud, a digital exchange with David Gryn of Daata by Sylvia Wu, SCREEN

In Art, Art Basel, Daata Editions, Digital, Frieze, SCREEN, Sound, Video, Web, Zabludowicz on 10/10/2015 at 7:55 pm

photo: David Gryn by Jane Bustin

Sylvia Wu’s conversation with David Gryn, director of Daata Editions, On New Models of Selling Digital Art, is now live on SCREEN, a New York-based bilingual platform aiming to redefine media art.

http://www.onscreentoday.com/conversation/art-collecting-in-the-air

With the fall coming up, the relatively quiet holiday season will burst into a kaleidoscope of exhibitions and events. Alongside the physical world, several online sales platforms are also making their voices heard. Daata Editions, created by Art Basel’s Curator of Film, David Gryn, and collector Anita Zabludowicz, is among the most active. Launched in May this year, Daata Editions has made some great sales of its artist commissioned video, sound and web art editions, and perhaps more importantly, it has established a fresh model for selling and buying digital art. On its website, Daata Editions has currently two releases from “Season 1” of artist commissioned works including a collaboration between Martti Kalliala and Daniel Keller, and videos by Takeshi Murata. To figure out more about Daata’s language and concepts, SCREEN was in conversation with David Gryn, who previously said “We need to believe that, in the same way we easily buy music and films online via the likes of iTunes or Amazon, we can buy art via digital files and not have to [physically] possess an object to give a work its validation”1

SCREEN: We know that you curate Art Basel’s film sector where you can observe the market for digital art. But how exactly did the initial idea of creating Daata Editions come to you?

David Gryn: I worked with Art Basel for five years, and before that with various major other art fairs. It was obvious that galleries really don’t think about bringing films, videos, sound and other digital media to art fairs because they haven’t found a way to sell them. It dawned to me that something needs to be done about this, not just by one person but by many. I’ve never been a big believer in the market place per se, but I do believe that you need to have a market place where artists who make good digital artworks can be supported.

So our model of creating Daata Editions is the idea to start commissioning artists, paying them and giving them royalties, marketing the process and what they create, and I came together with these thoughts with collector and philanthropist Anita Zabludowicz, whom I’ve known for a long time. We came from different spectrums of the art world, me working with the art directly and not involved in the market place, while Anita collecting art passionately but also supporting artists and students. She believes in the ecosystem of the art world like I do, and the evolving concept of Daata was something we mutually agreed with.

S: What differs Daata Editions from other online sales platforms?

DG: We are not trying to be different. What we are building is our own bespoke, boutique model. I’m not looking at this being reinventing the wheel, but that we’ve created Daata Editions to present artists who make artworks with digital media, video, web, sound works. It works for that medium as well as we can possibly do within a finite model. Where it may differ from others is that we are very restricted to what we are focused on doing—we are commissioning, any one time, currently 18 artists per “season”. We pay the artists upfront to make the works, which is quite unusual in the art world. They also receive a royalty, which is also quite unusual.

A snapshot of the “Artists” page on the Daata Editions website. The background picture is a frame from Leo Gabin’s “Write Your Name”.

I hope that there are many models, and we are one of many. My view is that we’ll do it very well and hopefully other people will also do well. Just like you need many good galleries in an art fair, and you need many of them in a neighborhood to make it an art center that people might travel to visit. One good thing doesn’t form a market place, but often dominance. What often happens with digital business in the art world is that there’s a desire to be dominant because of the idea of monopoly. You could be the next big thing, the next Facebook or the next Twitter. We are not trying to be that. We are trying to put artists at the center of what we are doing, representing mediums that are actually very much commonplace amongst artists. Really commonplace. It’s almost ridiculous that most artists use digital media even if they are painters, to some degree to research or to communicate. But somehow the art market hasn’t found a way to reflect that yet. And galleries really find it difficult to find a business model around those works and how to find the commodified market place. We are working with art forms that are still finding their feet in that area but we are also working with them because we believe that those are true artists, not some freak shows. All the artists we work with are artists that are emerging and somehow emerged—simply talented artists and digital media is just the way they work.

S: But you seem to have a different language or vocabulary for the components within your model? What’s different about the works in the category “Web”? What’s a “season” (it easily reminds people of TV shows on websites like Netflix)?

DG: A lot of things are about semantics here. It’s trying to find a way to describe what we are doing. You might have noticed that we call everything artists’ video, artists’ sound, artists’ web, because what we see is that artists make the works. It’s not just video art, sounds art or web art—sometimes these are quite old and clumsy terms. The category “Web” is still an amorphous area of different forms of artworks, maybe a website, a video, or GIFs, but it’s enabling us to have different technologies within a section. Right now it’s probably ostensibly things that you could call video in our video section, but they are just made by slightly more emerging artists. With the “seasons”, it is a way of defining what each cycle is. As we were launching, we wanted to give a flavor that Season 1 is the first commissioning cycle. Like on Netflix, you might have a second season, which is a new cycle. What I think of the languages of Netflix is that you go back to Season 1 and Season 2 when you are on Season 10, but are still delighted to look at those seasons. You don’t think of them any less just because they are “older”, and in some cases you realize you have to look at those first.

A snapshot of the “Art” page on the Daata Editions website, where artworks are categorized as “Video”, “Sound” and “Web”.

S: How do you select the artists for each season? How does the collaboration work?

DG: It goes back to what I mentioned as an ecosystem. The artists all have a pretty good aura around them. A few of them recently graduated, like Helen Benigson, Matt Copson, Lina Lapelyte and Charles Richardson. And then there’s others that we have been working with for years and are well known. David Blandy has done a lot of works about gaming and sound cultures. Ed Fornieles and Jon Rafman are both advisors to our project. Leo Gabin, for instance, produce video and film works, but for Daata they have also made sound works for the first time. It’s therefore exciting to commission something that these artists haven’t focused on before. We show them online, but they can be purchased and shown offline. In other words, they are not solely dependent on the online platform. We commission the artists without saying what they should make for us, only that the work should be around 3 minutes or less. The idea is that the works will be fresh, quick and spontaneous. We limit what we do but we never judge the works. There’s no sending back to the artists or saying that we don’t like the works. That’s risky but it’s the way we wanted it to be—trust the artists to deliver. Our business model is a self-sustaining company. The aim is that each cycle is paid for from the previous one, but the artists get paid upfront regardless of sales.

Takeshi Murata, OM Passenger, HD Video, mp4, 0:40 mins ( artwork page on Daata https://daata-editions.com/art/video/takeshi-murata-om-passenger )

S: What about the choice of the website design?

DG: We did something similar with the designer of the website. Studio Scasascia, the company we worked with designed the website of a favorite record company of mine. As I’m comfortable buying music online, I hope to use this model to sell artists’ works as well. My brief to the designers was that we wanted the artists to be the center of the website. We wanted it to be an aesthetically pleasing and also simple platform, doing not more than showing and selling 18 artists’ commissioned works. We commissioned 6 works from each artist, plus one by Jon Rafman, which is free for downloading from the website. Meanwhile all the works can be viewed without registration or payment.

Jon Rafman, Oh the Humanity, HD Video, mp4, 3:00 mins, Unlimited edition.

A certificate for Jon Rafman’s “Oh the Humanity”.

S: Now that the works can be fully accessed on the website, what marks the difference between viewing and owning the works? What do you think drives a collector to purchase something non-physical?

DG: For one artwork, there’s 15 editions for sale. When you purchase one work you can download the high resolution file and own an edition of that work. The price goes up by $100 (in web and sound) or $200 (in video) after each edition sells. The price of a final artwork, for instance in video, can be $5600, which in my view, is probably closest to what the artwork is actually worth. In this way, we want to make it transparent and accessible, so that the works become affordable for many more people. Of course not everyone buys an artwork of $100, but this price is quite cheap for a quality artwork. So we are talking about people who believe in art. We are not trying to convince people who think it’s not worth it, because they might say the same thing about Picasso and Matisse. But still we want those people to be able to watch the works. Unlike Youtube where you find millions of videos and sounds, we are an artist based platform and we show artworks. What drives the collectors is their wish to own artworks, similar to how they come into a gallery or an auction house to buy artworks of other media. I think a collector can do both.

S: How is Daata Editions and your artists doing so far?

DG: We have made some major sales to major art collectors and collections. We will be announcing those in October when we launch the third release. It is in fact magical for us because these are the biggest collectors of this kind of media. It’s also brilliant for the artists because they are now in those big collections. Some of them will truly start their career from this, which could have taken more years for their works to be found or purchased via galleries. Actually, many of the artists on our site don’t have galleries yet. For those who do, several galleries are keen for us to show their artists, because evolving a market for any artist is difficult. So we see what we do as a supportive act. We promote the artists but don’t actually represent them.

Lina Lapelyte, Hunky Bluff ACT2 – Never was a shade, CD Quality sound, wav, 2:57 mins, ( artwork page on Daata https://daata-editions.com/art/sound/lina-lapelyte-hunky-bluff-act2-never-was-a-shade )

S: What’s the sales agreement between Daata Editions and its customers? Do you have something like customer service? What happens if a file is damaged or lost?

DG: If the file on your computer is damaged or lost, you can download again from the website. We won’t make it a problem, since the collectors own the file and their names are on the certificate. If they want to give it to another person and transfer the ownership, they go to the website and change the certificate and then download it in the new owner’s name. Also the collectors can always log in their accounts on our website and view their purchased items online. If a different operating system exists, we will adjust the files to make sure the works play well on it. We want to make the whole process simple and friendly instead of making a prison contract that you enter into. You buy an artwork, and you can view it on whatever platform, and within reason, you can show it in your home and in your office. Of course if you want to show it publicly, the artist owns the intellectual property, and we need to go back to the artist. But we operate based on the trust in the buyer. The art world I operate in is all about good will and credibility, and this world should believe in itself. We don’t want to make the buying of digital art a problem before it’s happened.

S: Did you set a goal of any sort?

DG: We are working with artists, whose natural language is digital and online. We set up this platform with the goal that in the near future people are happy to buy, play and show artworks digitally on their devices. If a gallery can’t sell digital artworks or any time-based media easily, then the artists become compelled to make paintings, sculptures, installations that are easier to commodify. I see digital media equally to the traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture. I hope they can be seen equally by all. With most artists touching upon digital media in some way, we anticipate there will be a real market and audiences will have the confidence to engage with it.

S: Are you confident about creating a “virtual” market for artists and collectors?

DG: Yes. I do think it’s a natural development. It’s not a contrived market because I do believe we are getting to the point where real artists are making really good artworks with digital means. Technology, as their tools, are being used brilliantly. It’s no longer a romanticism of digital media. But again we don’t want to be the only platform to show artists working with digital media. Currently we can’t do more than 18 artists in a season because obviously we, as a small team, are limited. I’d love to think galleries can look at what we are doing and similar companies like ours can copy us, because I believe galleries are the ultimate and best placed curator of the artists they represent. However, many galleries can’t think of doing it, because perhaps they can’t do it properly or still lack the desire. That’s why I think we have to evolve different market places. Not all artworks are sold in the same way. There should be different sales or rental models, but what bonds them, makes them co-exist and move forward together are dialogues and communications. Hopefully we are a powerful voice and I do believe that we are empowering the market place by making people believe they can buy what we have commissioned from the artists and create various commercial relationships.

1 See ANNY SHAW, “Collectors join forces to co-commission digital art”, THE ART NEWSPAPER, 18 June 2015, http://theartnewspaper.com/reports/156860/

Daata Editions 3rd Artwork Released on 12 Oct

In Artprojx, Charles Richardson, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, Jon Rafman, Salon 94, Sound, Takeshi Murata, Video, Web on 28/09/2015 at 2:00 pm
Takeshi Murata, Plant Whisperer (2015). Courtesy the artist and Daata Editions.

Takeshi Murata, Plant Whisperer (2015). Courtesy the artist and Daata Editions.

Daata Editions, the online platform for the sale of commissioned artist video, sound and web editions, is pleased to announce the third artwork release for Season One. The artworks will be available at http://daata-editions.com from 5pm on Monday 12 October with a special release event at the Daata Editions Lounge at the Zabludowicz Collection. The release coincides with the Jon Rafman and Charles Richardson shows opening at the Zabludowicz Collection.

Daata Editions was developed to enable audiences to view contemporary artists who are working in digital mediums, showing artworks made for, and therefore best viewable on, laptops, iPads, iPhones, screens and even cinemas. 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, and to empower artists, audiences and the marketplace in an area of artistic practice that remains underrepresented within traditional art market models.

For Season One, Daata Editions has commissioned 18 artists to create six new artworks each in editions of 20, with 15 going on sale to the public via the website and five others automatically put aside for philanthropy. All artworks last no longer than approximately three minutes and are made in ways that challenge traditional modes of exhibition, reception and, therefore, of collecting as well. Daata Editions artists commissioned for the Season One are: Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, Chloe Wise.

David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions, said: “It is important that while we continue to find new artists whose work pushes the definition of contemporary art, we also develop formats through which such work can be best accessed and understood. We also need far more competition from similar platforms that commission, show and sell digitally made art online to empower artists, audiences and the marketplace alike.”

In addition to the commissions available for purchase, all subscribers to the platform receive a free Jon Rafman artwork, made specifically for Daata Editions.

To watch the trailer for the third artwork release, please click here.

Event

Daata Editions 3rd Artwork Release Launch
Monday 12 October, 5 – 6pm
Daata Editions Lounge @ the Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3PT
RSVP to hannah@suttonpr.com

Artworks in Daata Editions 3rd Release (Season One)

Video
Ed Fornieles – Climbing
Leo Gabin – Ain’t Gon Do It
Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala – Exitscape 3
Florian Meisenberg – hihihihihihihihih
Takeshi Murata – Plant Whisperer
Amalia Ulman – White Flag Emoji 3

Sound
Ilit Azoulay – Object #3
Matt Copson – Booty Call
Leo Gabin – Aliens
Lina Lapelyte – Hunky Bluff Act 3
Hannah Perry – sick off smoke
Stephen Vitiello – In The Woods (after Tana French)

Web
Helen Benigson – Cluck, Cluck, Cluck 3
David Blandy – Mist
Rachel Maclean – Let It Go Part 3
Hannah Perry – the worse you feel the better I look
Charles Richardson – Extra
Chloe Wise – should i add an emoji

(All works are 2015)

Press Information

Hannah Gompertz, SUTTON
+44 (0)207 813 3577 | hannah@suttonpr.com

Daata Editions at Super Woofer featuring Matt Copson 

In artists, Daata, Daata Editions, Gallery, London, Matt's Gallery, Mile End, Super Wofer, X Marks the Bokship on 28/07/2015 at 9:22 am
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Matt Copson, Broadcast (2015)

Daata Editions presents

Moralise the Masses, a new performance by Matt Copson

Curated by Dani Papadimitrou

at 

Super Woofer sound fair at X Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery

Daata Editions is featuring at Super Woofer, a one-day sound fair, organised by X Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery, London. Focussing on the Daata Editions Sound section artists that include Ilit Azoulay, Matt Copson, Leo Gabin, Lina Lapelyte, Hannah Perry, Stephen Vitiello, Daata Editions presents Moralise the Masses, a new performance by Matt Copson.

Moralise the Masses features Reynard Incarnate, Matt’s fox alter-ego, with a live monologue and musical accompaniment by Alex White and Mark William. Expect lascivious sax and lots of shouting.

Super Woofer sound fair has invited artists and audio publishers to have stalls for selling and displaying analogue and digital audio works, including: Keith Harrison, Plastique Fanstastique, Benedict Drew, Marcia Farquhar, Leo Chadburn, Mikatsiu, John Lawrence, Daniela Cascella, Robert Pratt, Cesura // Acceso, Erinyes, Flange Zoo, 38b, Exploit.zzxjoanw.Gen, Girolamo Marri, Drawing Room Confessions, Sonic Imperfections, Trestle Records, Matt’s Gallery, Consumer Waste, Editions of You, Top Nice, DISFIGMENT/BANKRUPSEA, The Cast of the Crystal Set, Dancehall, Sinkhole, Lost Toy Records, WE.

Fair date & hours:

August 1, 2015

1 – 8pm

Matt Copson performance: 5pm

Location:

X Marks the Bökship

Matt’s Gallery 42 – 44 Copperfield Road, Mile End, London E3 4RR

More information: www.bokship.org

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

Daata Editions Launching May 14 – Press Release

In Art Fair, Artprojx, Daata Editions, Frieze, NADA, New York, Salon 94, Soho House, Sound, Video, Web on 17/04/2015 at 1:05 pm

Daata Frieze Ad

PRESS RELEASE

Daata Editions

A new online platform for the sale of artist commissioned video sound and web art editions

Launching May 14, 2015
www.daata-editions.com

TRAILER

Launch during May art fairs in New York include a viewing area at NADA, and programming partnerships with Salon 94 and Soho House New York.

New York  (April 17, 2015) – Daata Editions is a new online platform dedicated to the support, promotion and collecting of artists’ digital moving image and sound. This new and innovative way to collect art is designed specifically to be a native platform to a new generation of artists who are working with video, sound, and web (mediums), and which are not easily exhibited in the traditional gallery context. Daata Editions is founded and directed by curator David Gryn, and developed by London based web agency Studio Scasascia. Daata was born of a need seen by Gryn via his work as a curator, noticing the concerns of galleries, institutions, and collectors interested in artists working in moving image and sound. Daata Editions is a remedy to this, a new business that commissions and empowers artists to develop new work, and creates a seamless and playful platform for collectors and viewers to access and experience this material.    

Launch Commissions 

Daata Editions will be launching by commissioning 18 artists to create six new – video, sound or web artworks each.  All of the works, each in an edition of 20, will be available online for sale and research. The website is designed to be an easy to use and aesthetically appealing interface for collectors to browse and acquire the works. The Daata Editions website is ideal for these works, as a native platform, Daata presents digital commissions for digital distribution.

The first group of artists commissioned to create new artworks for the launch of Daata Editions are: Ilit Azoulay, Helen Benigson, David Blandy, Matt Copson, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala, Lina Lapelyte, Rachel Maclean, Florian Meisenberg, Takeshi Murata, Hannah Perry, Jon Rafman, Charles Richardson, Amalia Ulman, Stephen Vitiello, and Chloe Wise. In addition to the commissioned editions available for purchase, all subscribers to the platform will receive a free Jon Rafman artwork, made specifically for Daata Editions launch. Art writer and curator Lucy Chinen has written the first texts for the website. 

Launch Programs and Events

Daata Editions is launching in NY during the week of the Frieze Art Fair, May 11 to 17, 2015, with a series of events, including a collaborative viewing area at NADA New York (May 14-17) and a Frieze Art Fair brunch, hosted by renowned collector and philanthropist Anita Zabludowicz at the Neue House VIP lounge in association with the Frieze VIP program on May 16. In addition, passers by on the Lower East Side can enjoy a month long screening on the Salon 94 video wall on the Bowery, next to the New Museum, and another month long screening program will be at Soho House, New York, running from May 11 to June 15, 2015.  

About The Team

Daata Editions’ team has a strength of experience and credibility that is unique in our art meets digital world and aims to create a marketplace platform that will be a fun experience as well as educational. Daata Editions’ Director, David Gryn of Artprojx and Curator of Film, Art Basel in Miami Beach has a strong reputation worldwide in producing, curating and promoting artists’ audio visual projects and events that have consistently excited and attracted large audiences and introduced new audiences to the arts. Responsible for the design and development of the platform is London-based Studio Scasascia, who have extensive experience in cutting edge web development for international clients including Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria, Berlin Biennale, Sounds of the Universe and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.

For more information, please visit www.daata-editions.com

Media Contact

Molly Rowe / Andrew Huff
Third Eye
molly@hellothirdeye.com / andrew@hellothirdeye.com
www.hellothirdeye.com

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Astonishing at Austin Forum ends on Friday

In abstract, Art, Artprojx, Christina the Astonishing, David Gryn, Duro Oluwu, Gianni Notarianni, Jane Bustin, John Moores Painting Prize, Lina Lapelyte, Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, Minimal Art, Salon 94, Serpentine Gallery, Walker Art Gallery on 07/07/2014 at 9:21 am
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Image: Christina the Astonishing by Jane Bustin at John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

 

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin

&

Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte, a sound work

at

Austin Forum, 55 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8AU

Exhibition ends 11 July 2014. Tuesday-Friday 11am to 6pm

Contact: David Gryn: david@artprojx.com +447711127848  https://davidgryn.wordpress.com  http://www.artprojx.com

MORE LINKS:

http://www.janebustin.com   http://www.lapelyte.com   http://www.austin-forum.org

Jane is also in:

More Material at Salon 94, Bowery in New York, curated by Duro Oluwu. Aug 1 http://www.salon94.com/exhibitions/detail/more-material

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/index.aspx

Royal Academy Summer Show, London 2014 https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/15

Lina is also in:

Park Nights at the Serpentine Pavilion on 29 Aug with Hunky Bluff http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/park-nights-2014-lina-lapelytes-hunky-bluff

Jane Bustin and Lina Lapelyte at Austin Forum, Hammersmith

In Artprojx, Artsy, Artupdate, Austin Forum, Duro Oluwu, FAD, GalleriesNow, Jane Bustin, Laurie Simmons, Lina Lapelyte, London, Salon 94 on 26/06/2014 at 7:52 am

 

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Christina the Astonishing VI – Jane Bustin, 2014

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin

&

Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte, a sound work

at

Austin Forum, 55 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8AU

The Austin Forum’s subterranean, double-height space, is located in the Augustinian Centre, behind St. Augustine’s Church and Priory,

Exhibition dates: 27 June – 11 July 2014. Tuesday-Sunday 11am to 7pm, Monday by appointment.

Contact: David Gryn: david@artprojx.com +447711127848

LINKS:

http://www.janebustin.com   

http://www.lapelyte.com   

http://www.austin-forum.org

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

http://www.artprojx.com

https://artsy.net/artprojx-cinema/posts

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vfsbsrdvxgermea/VID_20140626_195008.mp4

Also

Jane Bustin in More Material curated by Duro Oluwu at Salon 94 BOwery

Jane Bustin in More Material curated by Duro Oluwu at Salon 94 Bowery

More Material at Salon 94, Bowery in New York, curated by Duro Oluwu. June 26 until Aug 1

A group show featuring work by: Caroline Achaintre, Sylvie Auvray, Zoe Bedeaux, Amy Bessone, Josh Blackwell, Jane Bustin, Alexander Calder, Nick Cave, Kate Daudy, Sarah De Teliga, Estate of Jimmy DeSana, Francesca DiMattio, Rachel Feinstein, Sylvie Franquet, Theaster Gates, Paula Greif, Hassan Hajjaj, Matthias Merkel Hess, Barkley Hendricks, Cyrus Kabiru, Sandy Kim, Kueng Caputo, Ajay Kurian, Takuro Kuwata, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Glenn Ligon, Antonio Lopez, Studio Lumiere, Carrie Mae Weems, Man Ray, Helen Marden, Sam McEwen, Marilyn Minter, Takeshi Miyakawa, Estate of Carlo Mollino, Tommaso Corvi Mora, Rick Owens, Antonio Pippolini, Michael Roberts, Cindy Sherman, Malik Sidibe, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Laurie Simmons, Alessandra Spranzi, Juergen Teller, Stanley Whitney, Madame Yevonde, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

http://www.salon94.com/exhibitions/detail/more-material

And some great listings …

Artupdate http://artupdate.com/en/

GalleriesNow http://www.galleriesnow.net/shows/nick-abrahams-lions-tigers-bears/

FAD http://www.fadwebsite.com/2014/06/23/art-events-to-visit-this-week-23rd-june-29th-june/

Art Map London http://www.artmaplondon.co.uk/

lina in moscow

Artprojx screening Candy Shop by Lina Lapelyte in Moscow – May 2014

 

The Astonishing – Jane Bustin and Lina Lapelyte at Austin Forum opening 26 June

In abstract, Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Austin Forum, David Gryn, Duro Oluwu, Jane Bustin, John Moores Painting Prize, Lina Lapelyte, Liverpool Biennial, London, Royal Academy, Salon 94, Serpentine Gallery, Walker Art Gallery on 16/06/2014 at 9:33 am
three-dimensional work by Jane Bustin

Image: Christina the Astonishing V by Jane Bustin 2014

 

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin

Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte. A live performance and ensuing sound work

Austin Forum, 55 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8AU

Opening evening: 26 June 2014 6-9pm

3 Lina Lapelyte performance through the evening

RSVP events@artprojx.com

Exhibition dates: 27 June – 11 July 2014

Tuesday-Sunday 11am to 7pm, Monday by appointment.

www.janebustin.com www.artprojx.com www.lapelyte.com

 

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin is a series of paintings developed into modernist female icons, a balance of material, colour and structure. There is something strong and resolved in their form, but hints and sides of shadow and fragility in their effect.

The recent series of works ‘Tabitha’ and ‘St Christina the Astonishing’ take their reference from 14th century frescoes, iconography and the stories behind the making of female Saints. Whilst the final painting resembles a formalist abstract construct, the choice of colour, paint and material used, directly reflects the psychological concept of the subject.

The myth of St Christina describes that in order for her to save other peoples souls, she had to take on other peoples suffering by subjecting herself to terrible ordeals such as climbing into burning ovens, falling from treetops only to appear unscathed hence earning the name ‘Christina the Astonishing’. The materials used in the paintings reflect these ideas: the luminous fluorescent and neon acrylic, the depth and longevity of oil paint and the use of copper with its historical healing powers and as a conductor of energies.

Jane Bustin has been in numerous group exhibitions including Kettles Yard Cambridge, Ferens Museum (Hull), Southampton City Art Gallery, Djanogly Gallery (Nottingham), Royal Academy (London), B55 Gallery (Budapest), John Moores Painting Prize 2012 and the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012/13. Bustin has had solo shows at Testbed 1 (London), The Eagle Gallery (London), Artprojx Space (London) and The British Library (London). Her work is in several collections including V&A Museum (London), Yale Center USA, Ferens Museum (Hull).

Christina the Astonishing 1 is in the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool opening 4 July. Two other works in this series are featuring in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2014.

Jane Bustin also features in fashion designer Duro Oluwu’s summer exhibition selection More Material at Salon 94, Bowery in New York 26 June – 1 Aug

Lina Lapelyte: Where Are You? a performance and sound work

Where Are You? a work that involves female bodies and male voices; castrato arias and instrumental drones; Italian texts and English translations. It was first presented at the David Roberts Arts Foundation at Lina’s solo show ‘Everything I Do, I Do it Big’.

Lina Lapelyte is an artist, composer, musician and performer living and working in London and Vilnius. After obtaining the degree in classical Violin in Lithuania, Lina moved to London where she studied Sound Arts and did her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. In her works such as operas Have a good Day! and Candy Shop she has been exploring the phenomena of song. Using song as an object, Lina examines the issues of displacement, otherness and beauty, re-enactment supports her investigation into aesthetics, control and reality.

Lina is also an active participant of London improvised music scene. Her collaborators include David Toop, Angharad Davies, Anat Ben David and Rhodrie Davies. Recently Lina Lapelyte has been shortlisted for the Arts foundation award and Brian Eno described her practice as ‘working right at the edge of what popular music could become.’ Currently Lina is making a new performance work, which will be presented at the Pavilion Nights, Serpentine Gallery.

Lina Lapelyte has been exhibiting and performing at the David Roberts arts Foundation (London), ICA (London), CAC (Vilnius), CCA (Glasgow), Ikon (Birmingham), BBC proms (London), Tate Modern (London), Skopje Bienalle (Skopje), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Spor (Aarhus), Echoraum (Wien), Holland Festival (Amsterdam)

The Space: Austin Forum

Austin Forum provides a project space situated within the community of the Augustinian friars. This context naturally creates a healthy tension and dialogue between the ancient Order’s traditional engagement with meaning and transcendency and the expressions and voices within contemporary art practice.

Austin Forum is a non-profit public space and project. Its aim is to bring people and groups together to engage in culture through visual art, youth work and community projects that explore spirituality and social justice. Our work focuses on creative activity which can invigorate the wider community and help it to reflect freely on the universal questions and profundities of human experience.

The Austin Forum’s subterranean, double-height space, is located in the Augustinian Centre, behind St. Augustine’s Church and Priory, 55 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8AU.

For more information contact: Gianni Notarianni O.S.A: austin-forum@hotmail.com

Contact: David Gryn +447711127848 david@artprojx.com

davidgryn.wordpress.com www.artprojx.com www.janebustin.com

Artprojx events May June July 2014

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Barcelona, Dara Friedman, David Blandy, Film, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Jane Bustin, John Lawrence, John Moores Painting Prize, Kota Ezawa, Larry Sider, Leo Gabin, Lina Lapelyte, London, LOOP, Mark Coetzee, Martin Creed on 15/05/2014 at 7:55 am
Lina Lapelyte, Candy Shop, video still_3’47. Photo Victoria Lucas

Still: Lina Lapelyte, Candy Shop

MAY 17

Artprojx presents The Miami Film Selections. Artist Sound of  Film at Moscow Museum Nights with artist sound and music by DJ Max Reinhardt

Artists include: Nick Abrahams, Cory Arcangel, Dara Birnbaum, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Creed, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Leo Gabin, Theaster Gates, William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Lina Lapelyte, Ryan MacGinley, Ari Marcopoulos, Takeshi Murata, Laurel Nakadate, Rashaad Newsome, Nicola Thomas

http://www.artprojx.com/MoscowMuseumNight.html

www.museumnight.org

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MAY 29

Artprojx Cinema presents… After/Hours/Drop/Box: Oliver Sutherland // HENGE

Hackney Picturehouse Cinema – Screen 1. 10pm Thursday May 29th. Tickets on sale now.

http://www.artprojx.com/HENGE_Oliver_Sutherland.html

http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/

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JUNE 5-7

3 Day Forum on Engaging audiences. LOOP Studies.  June 5-7 2014

In parallel with LOOP Fair and Festival

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/3-day-forum-on-engaging-audiences-loop-studies-june-5-7-2014/

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JUNE 14

Artprojx Cinema presents Teen and Keen at  Rich Mix for The Voice and the Lens – 14 June 

Artists: David Blandy and Larry Achiampong, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Jessica Ann Peavy, Jennifer Reeder

http://www.thevoiceandthelens.com/

http://www.thirdear.co.uk/projects/current-projects/the-voice-and-the-lens/

http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on/summer-festival-2014/the-voice-and-the-lens/

www.artprojx.com

3D work by Jane Bustin

JUNE 26 – JULY 11

The Astonishing by Jane Bustin and Where are you ? by Lina Lapelyte at Austin Forum – opening June 26 with live performance and music by Lina Lapelyte

www.artprojx.com

http://www.janebustin.com 

and

Jane Bustin in John Moores Painting Prize 2014 – July 5

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/jm2014/exhibitors.aspx

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JUNE 27 – JULY 19

Lions & Tigers & Bears by Nick Abrahams at The Horse Hospital – opening June 27

http://www.artprojx.com/nick_abrahams_2014.html

https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/nick_abrahams/

Contact/information:

David Gryn david@artprojx.com http://www.artprojx.com +447711127848

Artprojx presents The Artist Sound of Film – David Gryn and DJ Max Reinhardt in a Moscow style

In Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cory Arcangel, David Gryn, Film, Max Reinhardt., Moscow, Museum Night, Nick Abrahams on 13/05/2014 at 5:03 pm
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Still: Dara Birnbaum ‘Arabesque’ 2012

 

Artprojx presents 
The Miami Film Selections
Artist Sound of Film 

curated by David Gryn

sounds by DJ Max Reinhardt

Moscow 17 May 2014

www.museumnight.org

Artists:

Nick Abrahams, Cory Arcangel, Dara Birnbaum, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Creed, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Kota Ezawa, Dara Friedman, Leo Gabin, Theaster Gates, William Kentridge and Philip Miller, Lina Lapelyte, Ryan MacGinley, Ari Marcopoulos, Takeshi Murata, Laurel Nakadate, Rashaad Newsome, Nicola Thomas

 

The films selected are highlights of works that were originally selected and curated by David Gryn for the Film programme at Art Basel in Miami Beach over the last 4 years. The films were all played on the New World Symphony Center’s screening wall in Soundscape Park during the annual art fair.

 

These works all engage with music, rhythm and sound and remain resonant from their initial playing. They all have a power that is far beyond just the work, one that creates lingering memory with the viewer long after the work has been seen and finished. The selection of these was driven by their sound, engagement and that the language needed to digest these works is that of audio-visual. These works reflect on the current trends and modes of communication such as Youtube, TV, animation, gaming, social media and used to create new images, sounds and unexpected connections.

 

 

Nick Abrahams – ekki mukk, 2012, 10’30”
Cory Arcangel – Paganini Caprice No.5, 2011, 3’41”
Dara Birnbaum – Arabesque, 2011/2013, 6’37”
Pierre Bismuth – Following Elvis Presley’s Hands in Jailhouse Rock, 2011, 3’12”
Martin Creed – Work No. 1700, 2013
Nathalie Djurberg with Hans Berg – I wasn’t made to play the son, 2011, 6’27”
Kota Ezawa – Beatles Über California, 2010, 2’03”
Dara Friedman – RITE 2012
Leo Gabin – Stackin, 2010, 2’38”
Rashaad Newsome – The Conductor, 2005/2010, 6’18”
Theaster Gates – Breathing, 2010, 6’58”
William Kentridge with Philip Miller, Tango for Page Turning, 2013, 2’48”
Lina Lapelyte: Candy Shop (special Moscow version), 2014
Ari Marcopoulous – Detroit, 2010, 7’32”
Ryan McGinley – Varúð, 2012, 8′
Takeshi Murata – OM Rider, 2013, 11’39”
Laurel Nakadate – 51/50, 2009, 3’09”
Nicola Thomas – Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2’55″

 

DJ Max Reinhardt will be playing a live set of World Music, Russian sounds, Artists Music and Sounds and reflecting on soundscapes he created for the Art Basel in Miami Beach Film programme in 2013. Max is a DJ on BBC Radio 3’s The Late Junction. David Gryn and Max Reinhardt are launching Artprojx Radio in 2015.

 

Artprojx, founded and directed by David Gryn, screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image and sound, working with leading contemporary art galleries, museums, art fairs and artists worldwide.

 

For more information on this project contact:
David Gryn, Artprojx david@artprojx.com +447711127848
http://www.artprojx.com https://davidgryn.wordpress.com