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Daata Editions – A 2016 Round Up

In ArtBasel, Artspace, Artsy, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Frieze, ICA, New Art Dealers, NY Times, Scott Reeder, Uncategorized, Venice, Zuecca Projects on 19/12/2016 at 12:49 pm



A Great Daata Year in 2016 and Looking Forward to Daata in 2017

2016 certainly has had its ‘quirks’ in the world-at-large, but Daata has had a truly fruitful and eventful year. With the final artwork releases from Season One, the inaugural Independent Brussels, Art for Tomorrow – NY Times Conference in Doha, launch of the Season Two artist commissions at NADA New York, launch of the Daata App, link up with Artsy for their ICA London Party, Gentrification with Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings at the BBar, Bauer Hotel, Venice in collaboration with Zuecca Projects as part of the Venice Architectural Biennale, sound artworks at Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, a Venice Film Festival project in collaboration with Zuecca Projects, POSTmatter/Wetransfer project with Saya Woolfalk, the Katherine Finerty curation ‘Reuse, remix, recode, new releases at EXPO Chicago, more new releases at Frieze London, launch of New Contemporaries curated artworks, Daata x Artspace Commissions launch with Keren Cytter, Daata on DAD x Apple TV, Virtually Me at Vanity Projects curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz, Legacy Russell’s curated project ‘#WanderingWILDING: Movement as Movement‘, a new look Daata homepage, Keren Cytter screened at Art Basel in Miami Beach and screening at Festive Cultural Traffic.

Artists whom we have released newly commissioned artworks by in 2016: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, Phoebe Boswell, Jake Chapman, Keren Cytter, Graham Dolphin, Anaïs Duplan, Melanie Eckersley, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Hannah Ford, Ed Fornieles, Jasmine Johnson, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Sara Ludy. Scott Lyman, Michael Manning, Scott Mason, Jonathan Monaghan, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Elise Peterson, Quayola, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Ariana Reines, Jacolby Satterwhite, John Skoog, Daniel Swan, Abri de Swardt, Katie Torn, Artie Vierkant, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa.

Curators selecting for Daata in 2016: bitforms gallery, Gutter Records, New Contemporaries, Katherine Finerty, Legacy Russell.

Foreward texts in 2016: Loreta Lamargese, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Anton Haugen, Lindsay Howard.

Instagram takeovers thanks to Daata artists: Chloe Wise, Matt Copson, Helen Benigson, Stephen Vitiello, Florian Meisenberg, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Katie Torn, Thora Dolven Balke, Michael Manning, Jonathan Monaghan, Sara Ludy, Saya Woolfalk.

Daata in the News: i-D, Cultured Magazine, FAD Magazine, Artsy, It’s Nice That, sweet, Aston Martin, Elephant, Artspace, NY Times, POSTmatter and more.

Artists soon to be released in 2017: Yung Jake, Jillian Mayer, Camille Norment, Scott Reeder and six artists curated by Zata Banks; Laura Focarazzo, Kate Jessop, C.O. Moed, Julian Scordato, Susanne Wiegner, Antoinette Zwirchmayr. Daata will soon be announcing many other exciting plans, projects, collaborations and commissions.

Special humungous thanks to Anita Z and Danai, John, Richard, Alessandro Possati at Zuecca Projects, Andy Moss at Spike Island, Radovan & Jamie at Studio Scasacia and Sutton PR for all their work and support in 2016 to make Daata happen !!!

And with utmost thanks and huge appreciation to the artists, curators, galleries, art fairs, institutes, collectors, students, collaborators and to you the viewers who all make this possible and worthwhile.

Image: Scott Reeder, Nodes, 2016 (soon to be released on Daata in 2017)


Six Not-to-Miss Shows at the Venice Architecture Biennale – NY Times

In Arcadia Missa, Bauer Hotel, Daata, Daata Editions, Hannah Quinlan, Hettie Judah, New York Times, Rosie Hastings, Uncategorized, Venice Achitectural Biennale, Zuecca Projects on 27/05/2016 at 3:45 pm

The architect Alejandro Aravena, the surprise winner of this year’s Pritzker prize (and subject of a feature by Michael Kimmelman in T’s upcoming issue) wants to pull architectural focus away from starry prestige projects and attention-grabbing landmark buildings. Under Aravena’s direction, this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale will focus on architecture that addresses actual — and often urgent — daily human needs. He views the advancement of architecture not as “a goal in itself but a way to improve people’s quality of life.” Later this week, Aravena’s central exhibition, “Reporting From the Front,” will open alongside national presentations and special projects. Many, including the handful of diverse projects below, offer their own reports from architecture’s many fronts.

A view of historic structures in Sana, Yemen. Credit: Liedwien Scheepers


The notion of reporting from the front line is, as its curators point out, “unfortunately directly applicable to the Yemen pavilion.” This modest but important exhibition will focus on the conflict-ravaged country’s vernacular architecture, traditional building techniques and the spectacular ancient structures still standing in the capital, Sana (pictured above). At a moment when the destruction of important ancient structures is the stuff of international headlines, boning up on imperiled world heritage is an urgent imperative.

One of the sites featured in Poland’s exhibition. Credit: Michał Gdak


Poland eyes a front line that implicates us all, turning the focus of its pavilion to the construction industry and the making of buildings. Following hot on the heels of controversies surrounding labor conditions on high-profile projects including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum, the pavilion’s theme, “Is Fair Building Possible?” investigates the human cost of architecture. (Above, a photo taken during the process of creating the exhibition.

“Scrutable Landscape Series No. 017,” 2015, a pigment print that highlights the scarcity of space that challenges Korean architecture. Credit: Kyungsub Shin


FAR stands for Floor Area Ratio — the amount of floor space a building can offer in relation to the size of land it is built upon. It’s a hot topic in Seoul, where architects are driven by the market to optimize their use of space, and struggle to balance this with considerations of quality of life.

Geoff George’s “House Fire,” 2013, is one of 20 postcards depicting Detroit that will be distributed to fair-goers at the United States’ pavilion. Credit: Geoff George

United States

“The Architectural Imagination” offers a dozen exercises in speculative architecture for the city of Detroit. Its curators, Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon, have selected 12 very different architectural practices from around the U.S., each of which spent time in the city’s neighborhoods before proposing projects. While these address the specific needs of Detroit, the curators note that the ideas are relevant to all cities “dealing with empty factories and declining population.” Twenty postcard designs showing Detroit through the eyes of residents and visiting photographers, including the one shown above, will be distributed at the Biennale.

A view of the United Nations’ Camp Castor in Gao, Mali. Credit: Courtesy of Malkit Shoshan

The Netherlands

The curator Malkit Shoshan specializes in the architecture of conflict, and for “Blue,” she focuses on the structures created by the United Nations at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali. “Blue” indicates, on the one hand, the blue helmets of the peacekeeping mission, and on the other, the “blue men” of the Tuareg, in whose region the mission is situated. Shoshan suggests the military camp itself as a permeable cultural location rather than a fortress, and one that brings with it the possibility of positive change.

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings’s “Centre Stage,” 2016. Credit: Courtesy of the artists & Daata Editions


The @Gaybar project explores a rather more familiar front line — that of creeping gentrification. The artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings document and recreate London’s historic gay bar spaces as they shut down in the face of rapid gentrification. In Venice, they’ll present new film works exploring disappearing LGBTQI spaces in the bar of the Bauer Hotel.