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‘Accessibility and value no longer need to be at odds’ – Whitney Mallet, a new Foreword for Daata Editions

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, NY Times, Uncategorized, Whitney Mallett on 02/06/2017 at 1:41 pm

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Accessibility and value no longer need to be at odds

A new Foreword for Daata Editions by Whitney Mallett

Trying to sell video art drove Gerry Schum to suicide. In the early 1970s, the German artist was a pioneer of the limited edition model, selling both limited and unlimited edition moving-image works through his Düsseldorf videogalerie. While it was visionary, the venture only lasted a year and a half. Low demand from institutions and private collectors combined with high overhead costs forced Schum to shutter the gallery in late 1972. He took his life a few months later in March 1973.

Though it doesn’t usually lead to such tragic ends, selling new media work can still be frustrating today. Forty-five years later, it remains true that there is not the same collector base for video works as there is for painting and sculpture. New media works, of course, aren’t as tactile as other art objects, and the market’s growing pains are usually blamed on digital art’s infinite reproducibility. Granted, it’s a simpler proposition to exchange a unique object for an agreed upon sum of money, it’s still not immediately obvious why a Giacometti bronze sculpture should be worth over $100 million dollars just because it’s something you can run your fingers over. Value in the art market is based on a slew of subjective and socially-determined factors. There’s no real reason why digital works can’t accrue the same values as oil paintings, there just needs to be a culture that encourages investing in them and a system that regulates their authorship and ownership, two things Daata Editions is strengthening through their platform.

In this smartphone-saturated world, people are very familiar with screen-based emotional experiences. The premise of communing with an art work based in bits and bytes is not as alien as it might have been a few decades ago. But as content has become ubiquitous online, it’s also been devalued. We started expecting for free the same works we used to pay to read in a magazine or watch in a movie theater, and seduced by the promise of viral fame, we started producing content for likes instead of pay while social media corporations profit from our toil. Understanding this ecosystem, Daata has devised a platform that shares works freely online and gets the artists paid. This is made possible by a tiered system where the work is shared online with a small watermark (there’s an aural equivalent for sound works as well) while collectors purchase the unaltered version.

In another era, video artists had to weigh the advantages of popularity and scarcity. American artist Cheryl Donegan recalls in an interview with The New York Times, “People would say they saw a tape of mine in Berlin, which I didn’t know about, and it freaked me out, but then I thought that sharing my work could also make it more popular.” With the dawn of the web, models of sharing video art like UbuWeb emerged which facilitated a wider viewership of material but through a non-commercial platform, giving digital life to pre-digital video works which were out-of-print. Daata Editions keeps in mind these art-loving audiences who would watch bootleg VHS tapes or peruse UbuWeb for mind-bending fare. All the works are available online at no cost. This decision also suggests a keen understanding of how a work’s popularity can increase its value, benefitting the collectors who have invested in buying a limited edition. Accessibility and value no longer need to be at odds.

Daata Editions model selling limited runs of digital works (video, sound, web, and poetry) through their online platform continues to grow the culture of investing in and appreciating new media art. They are making the purchase of screen-based works attractive to a wider audience of collectors while supporting the artists working in these mediums, making valuable contributions to building a sustainable market.

Whitney Mallett is a writer and filmmaker based in New York. She’s an editor of the digital platform Topical Cream

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Artist Features at Film Cologne curated by Daata Editions

In A Goth Life, Art, Art Cologne, Art Fair, artcologne, Artist, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Film Cologne, Germany, Uncategorized, Virtual Reality on 05/04/2017 at 10:04 pm
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Jacky Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins, 2015

For Art Cologne’s Film Cologne, Daata Editions has selected feature video artworks from artists on the platform including: Sue de Beer, David Blandy/Larry Achiampong, Jacky Connolly, Matt Copson, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer & Lucas Leyva, Takeshi Murata & Robert Beatty, Hannah Perry, Scott Reeder, John Skoog, Chloe Wise, Zadie Xa.

A Goth Life, the specially compiled curated programme of artists and their video & sound artworks selected from Daata Editions including: Larry Achiampong, Thora Dolven Balke, David Blandy, Jake Chapman, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zadie Xa.

Daata Editions will also feature NAUSEA – A VR Exhibition by Metaphysics featuring artists: Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Rubén Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. www.metaphysicsvr.com

Art Cologne’s Film Cologne curated by Daata Editions – Schedule (features in bold)

Tuesday, 25 April
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
Wednesday, 26 April
11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
13:00 p.m. Sue de Beer, Ghosts, 2011
13:30 p.m. – 15:30 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
15:30 p.m. David Blandy/Larry Achiampong, Terra-Biters – Mix Tape, 2017 
16:20 p.m. – 18:30 p.m. A Goth Life & NAUSEA
18:30 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Jacky Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins, 2016
Thursday, 27 April
11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. A Goth Life
13:00 p.m. – a double bill
Matt Copson, Sob Story, 2016 & Keren Cytter, Metamorphosis, 2015 
13:30 p.m. – 15:20 p.m. A Goth Life
15:20 p.m. – 16:00 p.m. Casey Jane Ellison, UR$, 2016
16:00 p.m. -18:25 p.m. A Goth Life
18:25 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Leo Gabin, EXIT/ENTRY, 2016
Friday, 28 April
11:00 a.m. – 13:00 p.m. A Goth Life
13:00 p.m. – 14:00 p.m. Rachel Maclean, Feed Me, 2015
14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. A Goth Life
15:00 p.m. – 15:45 p.m. a triple bill
Jillian Mayer & Lucas Leyva, Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, 2012
& Takeshi Murata, OM Rider 2013-14
& Hannah Perry, CRYDAGGERS, 2016

15:45 p.m. – 15:45-p.m. A Goth Life
17:30 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Scott Reeder, Moon Dust, 2015 
Saturday, 29 April
11:00 a.m. -13:00 p.m. A Goth Life
13:00 p.m. – 13:20 p.m. John Skoog, Nosferatu, 2017 
13:20 p.m. – 15:15 p.m. A Goth Life
15:15 p.m. 15:30 p.m. Chloe Wise, Feral, 2016
15:30 p.m. – 17:40 p.m. A Goth Life
17:40 p.m. – 18:00 p.m. Zadie Xa, Mood Rings, Crystals and Opal Coloured Stones, 2016 

See the full schedule here in the Art Cologne Press Release

Image: Jacky Connolly, Hudson Valley Ruins, 2015 (courtesy the artist)

FILM COLOGNE curated by Daata Editions

In A Goth Life, Art Fair, artcologne, artists, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Uncategorized on 24/03/2017 at 4:37 pm

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FILM COLOGNE: A Goth Life curated by Daata Editions. A special exhibition of artists and artworks from Daata Editions.

Art Cologne, April 26-29, 2017

The FILM COLOGNE section is dedicated to the medium of artists moving image and was introduced at ART COLOGNE three years ago. With the special exhibition “A Goth Life”, this year’s edition of ART COLOGNE will show a compilation from artwork editions curated by and selected from Daata Editions.

A Goth Life is a selection of artist works that compiled together make a composite tale of our joyously soulless, self-reflective, insular, tension and angst ridden times. The use of the internet is our guide, confident, entertainment, mirror, window, general outlet and has created a real alternative social reality, with artists commentating on and providing a contemporary anthropology for this coming of age. This will play throughout the days of the art fair. A Goth Life is playing each day on a repeated cycle.

Artists in “A Goth Life” include: Larry Achiampong, Thora Dolven Balke, David Blandy, Jake Chapman, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zadie Xa.

Features from artists on Daata Editions:  Sue de Beer, David Blandy/Larry Achiampong, Jacky Connolly, Matt Copson, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer & Lucas Leyva, Takeshi Murata & Robert Beatty, Hannah Perry, Scott Reeder, John Skoog, Chloe Wise, Zadie Xa.

Daata Editions will also feature NAUSEA – A VR Exhibition by Metaphysics featuring artists: Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Rubén Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. www.metaphysicsvr.com

See the full schedule in the Art Cologne Press Release

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Image: Alexithyma by Jacky Connolly, 2017 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

A Goth Life – A Stranger Love Playlist – Daata Editions

In A Goth Life, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Blandy, David Gryn, Folkestone, Hannah Perry, Leo Gabin, Rashaad Newsome, Strangelove, Takeshi Murata, Terry Smith, Uncategorized, Zadie Xa on 12/03/2017 at 12:35 pm

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A Goth Life … (A Stranger Love Version playlist)
Curated by Daata Editions
Space Bar & Gallery, Folkestone 13/14 March 2017 

FREE continuous screening all day 11-5pm presented by David Gryn, DIrector of Daata Editions.

Strangelove Time Based Media Festival 9-24 March 2017

A Goth Life Playlist

Takeshi Murata – Witch Rises, 2015

Jacky Connolly – Anhedonia, 2017

Leo Gabin – Girlhood, 2015

Hannah Perry – PRINCES AND PRINCESSES, 2015

Rashaad Newsome – Put Some Respect On My Name, 2016

Ed Fornieles – Shoot, 2016

Larry Achiampong  –  The Ascent (100 Degrees), 2016

Yung Jake – How, 2016

Zadie Xa – Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 1, 2016

Tracey Emin – I Can’t Love Anymore, 2016

Jillian Mayer – Web Cam Love Song, 2016

Leo Gabin – Lips, 2015

Hannah Perry – what are you thinking about, 2015

Casey Jane Ellison – Do You Seem Wonderful Casey Automated Private Test (DYSWCAPT) 5, 2016

Jake Chapman – POODLES,  2016

Tameka Norris – i don’t feel anything, 2016

Scott Reeder – Bands, 2016

Hannah Perry – sick off smoke, 2015

Jacolby Satterwhite – En Plein Air Abstraction #7, 2016

Zadie Xa – Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 2, 2016

Rashaad Newsome – Banji In Da Basement, 2016

David Blandy – Moon, 2015

Rachel Maclean – Let It Go – Part 4, 2015

Hannah Perry – Waiting here, 2015

Leo Gabin – Awesome, 2015

Rashaad Newsome – SPICY, 2016

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings – Vanila, 2015

Thora Dolven Balke – YD1, 2016 (sound)

Zadie Xa – Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 3, 2016

Keren Cytter – Terrorist of Love, 2016 (a Daata & Artspace co-commission)

Ed Fornieles – Poisoned, 2016

Hannah Perry – keep the peace, 2015

Jacky Connolly – Anorexia, 2017

Takeshi Murata – Plant Whisperer, 2015

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Image: Takeshi Murata, Plant Whisperer 2015 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

Daata Editions News: Anhedonia, Jacky Connolly, Chrissie Iles, NADA NY, Andrew Goldstein, A Goth Life, Strangelove, Cacophony at MOUart, NAUSEA VR …

In A Goth Life, Andrew Goldstein, Anhedonia, artnet, Chrissie Iles, David Gryn, Jacky Connolly, Leo Gabin, Metaphysics, NADA, NewArtDealers, Strangelove, Terry Smith, Uncategorized, VR on 28/02/2017 at 1:45 pm

Daata Editions latest news …

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Daata Editions Presents

Anhedonia, 2017 by Jacky Connolly

NADA New York, March 2–5, 2017

Daata Editions – Booth 1.03
Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington St. New York, NY 10014

Jacky Connolly’s Anhedonia, 2017, a New Daata Editions Commission. 18 minutes, screened daily throughout the art fair opening times.

Anhedonia talk: Chrissie Iles, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York will be in conversation with Jacky Connolly on Saturday March 4 at 3pm in the NADA New York Auditorium, introduced by David Gryn of Daata Editions.

https://www.newartdealers.org/

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Daata Editions presents a new Foreword by Andrew Goldstein, editor-in-chief of artnet News

When it comes to existing in the ebb and flow of the art market, the paradoxical conundrum of digital (aka new media) art is present in its very name: While we live in an increasingly digital world, making such art ever more essential to mirror our lived experiences, the fact that we can’t touch this advanced variety of art with our own palpating digits makes it harder to sell, trickier to collect, and less commercially viable on the whole. …

Will this new art form one day come to us through subscription services, with physical objects as upsells? Will access to streaming digital art eventually be bundled together with other paid services, à la Amazon Prime? The commercial viability of digital art depends upon the continuation of such experiments, with persistent ingenuity and the ability to see beyond the time-honoured mechanism of gallery sales. For this reason, Daata Editions deserves our gratitude, and support.

Read the full text here

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A Goth Life … (A Stranger Love Version playlist)
Curated by Daata Editions
Space Bar & Gallery, Folkestone 13/14 March 2017

FREE continuous screening all day 11-5pm

Strangelove Time Based Media Festival 9-24 March 2017

A Goth Life is a compilation from artwork editions on Daata Editions
Artists: Larry Achiampong, Thora Dolven Balke, David Blandy, Jake Chapman, Jacky Connolly, Keren Cytter, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Yung Jake, Rachel Maclean, Jillian Mayer, Takeshi Murata, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Hannah Perry, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Scott Reeder, Jacolby Satterwhite, Zadie Xa.

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A playlist selection of Artist Sound on Daata Editions.

MOUart, Beijing, China

19 March – 19 April 2017

Artists: Larry Achiampong, Sofie Alsbo, Thora Dolven Balke, Jake Chapman, Matt Copson, Graham Dolphin, Tracey Emin, Leo Gabin, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen, Lina Lapelyte, Rashaad Newsome, Hannah Perry, Ariana Reines, John Skoog, Stephen Vitiello.
Curated by David Gryn

A collaboration between http://mouart.com and http://daata-editions.com
Image: Leo Gabin – Surfer Ho Remix, 2015

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NAUSEA – A VR Exhibition by Metaphysics

Now Available via Daata Editions.

NAUSEA – A Virtual Reality exhibition for the HTC Vive curated and produced by Philip Hausmeier and his startup Metaphysics presents six artworks by the artists Eddie Peake, Florian Meisenberg, Anne de Vries, Rubén Grilo, Jack Strange and Anna K.E. The works are connected through an innovative portal system, showing a prototype of how art could be experienced in the future.

Daata Editions on Artspace

In Artist, Artspace, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Digital, Online, Uncategorized, Video on 31/01/2017 at 12:25 pm

 

Daata Editions now available to purchase on Artspace

https://www.artspace.com/partn…

Artists selected:  Larry Achiampong, Casey Jane Ellison, Tracey Emin, Ed Fornieles, Leo Gabin, Scott Lyman, Takeshi Murata, Tameka Norris, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Jacolby Satterwhite, Saya Woolfalk, Zadie Xa.

Daata Editions commissions artists video, sound, poetry and web. Artworks on the website are available to view and acquire as digital downloads in a limited edition.

Daata Playlist:

Larry Achiampong, 1. The Beginning (19 Degrees), 2016

Casey Jane Ellison, Do You Seem Wonderful Casey Automated Private Test (DYSWCAPT) 1, 2016

Tracey Emin, You Must Have Hope, 2016

Ed Fornieles, Electric, 2016

Leo Gabin, Break Up, 2015

Scott Lyman, Pink Empire, 2016

Takeshi Murata, OM Making It Rain, 2015

Tameka Norris, immature tameka, 2016

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Pink Rooms, 2016

Jacolby Satterwhite, En Plein Air Abstraction #4, 2016

Saya Woolfalk, Colour Mixing Machine 6, 2016

Zadie Xa, Deep Space Mathematics // The Transfer of Knowledge 1, 2016

 

Image: Casey Jane Ellison, Do You Seem Wonderful Casey Automated Private Test (DYSWCAPT) 1, 2016

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

 

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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)

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Elephant Magazine Interview with David Gryn on Daata Editions

In Art Video, Artspace, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Elephant, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, Uncategorized on 10/10/2016 at 7:45 am

Daata Editions launched in May 2015, presenting editions by 18 artists that were available to be acquired as downloads. Over one year on, Director David Gryn discusses their latest releases, and Daata’s role in an art world that is finally coming round to the digital. New works will be released as Frieze London kicks off this week.

Can you tell me a little about the latest artworks that you’ve released? 

We have released many new artworks over the last several months, on the site we now have over 65 artists and 350 commissioned artworks. Coinciding with the Frieze Art Fair we released new sets of artworks by Ed Fornieles, Ariana Reines, Daniel Swan, Artie Vierkant, a single work each by 6 New Contemporaries selected artists — Melanie Eckersley, Hannah Ford, Jasmine Johnson, Scott Lyman, Scott Mason, Abri de Swardt — and the Daata & Artspace commission Terrorist of Love by Keren Cytter, which will be the latest artwork that is free to download. We have also just recently released new artworks at Expo Chicago by: Larry Achiampong, Casey Jane Ellison, Rashaad Newsome, Tameka Norris, Saya Woolfalk and Gutter Records selects: Jake Chapman, Graham Dolphin, Joachim Koester & Stefan A. Pedersen.

What do you look for in the artists you work with?

We look for artists who have an interest in using a variety of digital mediums. Artists whose work we perceive will speak to and engage an audience who will primarily view the work via the website. We work with artists who are known to us via the art world ecosystem and artists who collaborate well. 

Are any new or young artists particularly exciting you right now?

I visit, tutor and lecture at many leading art schools and I am mightily impressed by recent encounters with graduates: Molly Palmer, Susannah Stark, Elliot Dodds, Jonathan Montague, Alice Jacobs, Anna Grenman, to name but a few. As Curator of Film & Sound for Art Basel at Miami Beach, I get to discover new artists all the time, as many leading galleries send me links to their artists’ work and submit them for the programming that I have been curating for the last 7 years.

We have launched a new section on Daata called ‘Curated’, and this is conceived to work with other voices in the artworks and introduce artists we may not have collaborated with or even heard of before. We have started this off with curator Katherine Finerty and her exhibition Reuse, remix, recode: Digital identity politics and the Power of PL►Y, from which she has now introduced artist Phoebe Boswell to the site.

We are interested in all generations of artists, it is just that the newer generations of artists use digital means as a (generalised) more natural process — but not exclusively. I am always excited by the artists that I am working with and the potential of those I do not know. 

Although in many ways you offer an alternative to the traditional physical gallery structure, have any particular galleries or institutions taken well to the concept of Daata Editions and provided strong support? Further to this, which spaces do you feel are really embracing the digital age?

We have had great support and collaborations with a variety of leading art fairs — NADA, Independent, Frieze, Expo Chicago, Chart — and these in turn bring us in direct parity and contact with the galleries that are selected for these fairs. There are galleries such as Arcadia Missa, Seventeen, Pilar Corrias, Bitforms, American Medium, Postmasters (to name just a few from the top of my head) who really get it and treat artists using digital mediums as equal to artists using any other medium. 

We have had great support from the Hammer Museum, Julia Stoschek Collection, Zabludowicz Collection and KIASMA Finland, all of whom have acquired most of the works that were released initially on Daata Editions. 

The digital world is constantly developing, have you found that Daata is required to evolve at a faster pace than other art platforms to keep up with this?

We set up Daata to be a platform to service artists who work with digital mediums and inherently the mediums will evolve and develop, but the internet is a rather established outlet so we see it as a hyper-normal method for display and distribution and are interested in propagating this. We are not really able to predict what future developments will sweep us all off our feet, but we believe we are perfectly placed to adapt and engage with whatever comes next. 

Developments in the dot com / internet development world are super fast. But I see our project as an equivalent to websites like the Guardian or the online record store Sounds of the Universe (also designed by our designers Studio Scasascia) that provide a platform for the distribution of information and downloadable music. We are always open to new methods of collaboration and technologies. 

We set up Daata to be an online equivalent of a gallery, but not trying to be a gallery. So we need to serve artists and audiences with a long term solution. We do not have a crystal ball on how the future will unpack, but we have informed instincts and these are how we can create solutions. The surprising fastest adopters of what we are trying to do are enlightened collectors, as they are often fascinated by the new, the innovative and the unexpected.

How has the relationship between art and digital development changed since Daata began? Do you have new challenges now?

In the short time since we started I have seen a move towards a greater desire for collaboration from potentially competitive or rival platforms. As we each have our own strengths and output I strongly believe that there has to be a wide array of similar platforms, much like there are similar galleries worldwide, as we can only ever have a finite capacity and indeed budget to commission and work with a limited number of artists at any time. 

Our challenge is not about the future, but about what is around us and how we can convey what we are doing to audiences and that they can have a relationship with the artworks we distribute and display. 

What do you see in the future for both Daata and the wider relationship between art and the digital? 

Simply that the conversation of and around art made with digital mediums will move onto the conversation about the artwork and the artist — the artist is paramount and that was always the purpose of Daata, to be a leading voice and example in the landscape of online distribution platforms — and that we will be joined by many other fantastic players and their voices. 

daata-editions.com/. All images courtesy the artist and Daata Editions. 

https://elephantmag.com/interview-david-gryn-daata-editions/

Keren Cytter – Terrorist of Love

In Andrew Goldstein, Artspace, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, keren cytter, Reading Room, Terrorist of Love, Uncategorized on 04/10/2016 at 10:43 am

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Daata Editions and Artspace have co-commissioned a new video work, ‘Terrorist of Love’, by artist Keren Cytter, available for Free download on the Daata Editions website!

The work continues the New York based artist’s experimental filmmaking practice that subverts cinematic tropes, layers multiple fractured narratives, and reflexively refers to the medium. Tapping into a viral strain of humour found on Tumblr and GIF-sharing sites, the video is as chuckle-worthy, as it is contemplative.

Keren Cytter has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including: venues such as the Hammer Museum, New Museum, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, the 53rd Venice Biennale, Kunsthal Charlottenborg – Copenhagen and Kunst Werke – Berlin.

Download ‘Terrorist of Love’ for Free here!

Frieze London, Reading Room – the Daata Editions talk features: Keren Cytter in Conversation with Andrew Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief, Artspace.

Artspace Editor-in-Chief, Andrew M. Goldstein, will be in conversation with Keren Cytter, on her new video artwork ‘Terrorist of Love‘ and her filmic artwork practice, which picks apart genre conventions and other cinematic tropes with sly, dry wit.

Frieze Reading Room, Frieze London
Friday 7 October 2016
12.30pm – 1pm
More info:
frieze.com
artspace.com

 

 

More links:

Frieze Reading Room https://frieze.com/article/reading-room-frieze-london-2016

Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1608517026108863/

FAD Magazine http://fadmagazine.com/2016/09/29/daata-editions/

Cultural Traffic http://culturaltraffic.com/