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Is Online Art The Future ? Aston Martin feature on Daata Editions

In Amalia Ulman, Art, Art Basel, Aston Martin, Daata, Daata Editions, David Gryn, David Hockney, digital art, Elizabeth Dee, Julia Stoschek, Saya Woolfalk, Scott Reeder, Uncategorized, Zuecca Projects on 08/07/2016 at 10:53 am
Aston Martin Daata Editions

Image: Tracey Emin, I Lay Here, 2016 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions

 

Art transcends culture, echoes its roots and is integral
to the documentation of the human experience

For an artwork to reflect the musings of its creators, it should ideally be able to naturally adapt. While a ‘physical’ piece of art may be moved or displaced, its very form cannot. The intellectually satisfying aspect of enjoying a painting for example, will come from discovering (or rediscovering) a detail we have missed or overlooked. A brush stroke or a shaft of sunlight can add new meaning to a well-loved piece, without altering it per sae. Since the dawn of the Internet in the 1980s, artists have exploited the laws of this parallel world to create events, images, or to subvert the way we visually absorb information.
Part of the attraction is its global reach, the use of cutting-edge technology and the liberation of art from the constraints of traditional wealth-creating establishments such as commercial galleries, auction houses, private collectors and public museums. Then there’s how we as viewers actually relate to virtual or digital art and one of the most exciting features of a digital piece of art is that it is ever changing. While we may be familiar with its initial subject, it will surprise us as it moves and transforms, inviting us to engage.

Though digital pieces have found a home in some of the art world’s most heavyweight institutions, many collectors still need convincing.

Enter Daata Editions: an online gallery utterly dedicated to video, sound and web art, launched in May 2015, showcasing artists’ video, sound, web and poetry works, available to view and acquire on the website as digital downloads in limited editions. Featured on Daata Editions is Argentinian-born Spanish Artist Amalia Ulman whose series, ‘White Flag Emojis’, displays short videos that create a powerful feeling of apprehension. Ulman is also known for exploring social media in her work, Excellences and Perfections, a poignant four-month long art project in which she creates a fake persona on her Instagram page with thousands of followers. The thought-provoking series throws up important questions on the pitfalls of easily manufactured online “fame”, while, perhaps ironically, highlighting the power of digital art in doing so.

The founder of Daata Editions, David Gryn, and his team have a strong reputation worldwide for 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. Gryn says that digital and downloadable art is the future, a belief confirmed by David Hockney who in 2011 began creating works to be viewed exclusively on an Ipad, thus allowing him broader perspective and freedom of adaptability when working.

Daata Editions artworks form part of the Hammer Museum Contemporary Collection, US; the Julia Stoschek Collection, Germany; KIASMA, Finland and the Zabludowicz Collection, UK. Collectors, including Robert and Renee Drake, The Netherlands, as well as galleries, including Elizabeth Dee, New York and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, have purchased multiple artworks from the platform.

Things are moving all the time, so watch out for fresh new works Daata Editions will be launching in the next months. Artists will include the likes of Saya Woolfalk, Larry Achiampong, Scott Reeder and Tameka Norris. In addition, Daata Editions in collaboration with Zuecca Projects presents Gentrification, an exhibition with new works by artists Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, at BBAR, Bauer Hotel, Venice, to coincide with the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Artspace – My Favorite Works from LISTE 2016 – preview

In Andrew Goldstein, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Artspace, Bauer Hotel, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Jane Bustin, Liste, NADA, Uncategorized on 06/06/2016 at 8:48 pm

Daata Editions Director David Gryn’s Favorite Works from LISTE 2016

http://www.artspace.com/magazine/contributors/picks/david-gryn-liste-picks-53886

By Artspace Editors

June 6, 2016

Daata Editions Director David Gryn's Favorite Works from LISTE 2016

Daata Editions Director David Gryn. Photo by Alberto de Nart (shot at the Bauer Palladio, Venice)

David Gryn is the director and co-founder of the year-old digital art and video collecting platform Daata Editions and the film curator at Art Basel Miami Beach, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that his picks for LISTE 2016 tend toward moving images, technological interventions, and outide-the-box thinking of all kinds. Read up on the rationale behind his selections here, and stop by the fair from June 14-19 in Basel, Switzerland for more art world action.

MICHAEL AUDER
Gemälde II, 2015
Fonti

auder

As someone who ostensibly works with artists of the moving image I was compelled to select Michel Auder, a rare artist that seamlessly crosses the terrain between both art and filmmaking. Here’s a quote from Michel Auder that matches my thoughts on this selection: “When people ask me what’s the best thing I like, my head starts scrambling and I just can’t think of anything. Depending on the day, I might say this or that. I really don’t have any specific thing that I like better than others.”

 

JESSE DARLING
Colonel Shanks, 2016
Arcadia Missa

Jesse Darling

The Jesse Darling works shown by Arcadia Missa have a great sense of self, humor, and balance. I have been aware of Jesse and her work for some time and it is really getting the attention it deserves.

INGA MELDERE
“Students painting some of the remarkable scenery in the park”, 2016
Temnikova & Kasela Gallery

meldere

I have always been a big fan of the “sublime,” so this humorous Caspar David Friedrich-esque take by Inga Meldere took me by surprise. Temnikova and Kasela Gallery is an Estonian gallery and an art world gem.

 

SHANA MOULTON
Every Angle is an Angel, 2016
Galerie Crevoecoeur

moulton

Last year I selected Shana Mouton’s MindPlace ThoughtStream for the film program I curate for Art Basel Miami Beach—I knew how much I valued the work as I took endless images of it whilst it was playing on the huge 7000 square foot outdoor screen. I recently spent many days with Shana’s moving image works as a Daata Editions neighbor to the Gregor Staiger space at Independent Brussels and was mesmerized by the work’s magic. They are witty, aesthetic, intelligent, and spellbinding—they really are complete artworks.

 

ERKKA NISSINEN
Vantaa, 2007
Ellen de Bruijne Projects

nissinen

Crazy, funny, dark, engaging, bizarre—everything we should want from a great Finnish artist. Brilliant.

 

XIMENA GARRIDO-LECCA
Destilaciones, 2014
80m2 Livia Benavides

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I have been increasingly observing that ceramics making their presence felt at art fairs. This is chiefly because my wife, the artist Jane Bustin, makes wonderful artworks with ceramic and porcelain (as well as paint, metals and fabrics)—my eye has been altered irrevocably to look more and more at this medium. This Ximena Garrido-Lecca installation at 80m2 Livia Benavides is earthy, historical, current, and intriguing.

 

DAWN KASPER
M44, 2016
David Lewis

kasper
I am drawn to these Dawn Kasper sculptures, as I am obsessed with music intersecting with art making.

 

YURI PATTISON
dust scraper fan 1.9 (power and wealth to honor leaders or religions to stretch architectural limits), 2016
mother’s tankstation

pattison

Yuri Pattison pushes the boundaries of our art world and how data engages with us all. I’m hugely looking forward to his first UK institutional show at Chisenhale opening in July, as well the outcomes of his winning the Frieze Artist Prize for 2016.

 

GERDA SCHEEPERS
The Style, 2016
Blank

scheepers

Gerda Scheepers makes collages that disturb and disrupt, but are cohesive and use disparate materials to create an aesthetic whole.


Notes:

Overall in my selections I have been somewhat drawn to similar sculptural forms and colours evolving from a variety of materials (Sheepers, Pattison, Kasper, Darling) and obviously (to me) selecting some moving image works (Nissinen, Moulton, Auder), as they are great and it is vital that galleries at art fairs bring art forms that do not necessarily have the same commercial allure as 2d object based artworks, but as art mediums that are being used by most artists, which you would not believe, if you only ever saw artworks at art fairs.

I am always looking at/and for moving image and sound works at art fairs … and alas, rarely find much. It has been my work for over the last 15 years – being focused on showing artists moving image works and most often projects during major art fair periods, as this is when the finite art audience reaches its highest demand for art consumption. 

Liste, like NADA, Sunday, etc … gives us hope in the art world that there is the potential for great new galleries, new artists, new ideas – before the cyclical homogeneity (albeit often great!) of the major art fair commercial allure sets it.

Daata at NADA

In bitforms, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Frieze, Frieze Art Fair, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jonathan Monaghan, Katie Torn, Michael Manning, New Art Dealers, New York, NewArtDealers, Quayola, Rashaad Newsome, Sara Ludy, Tracey Emin, Uncategorized on 01/05/2016 at 2:17 pm

Daata psoter for NADA

Daata Editions at NADA New York 2016

Daata Editions will launch Season Two with works by artists: Tracey Emin, Michael Manning, Rashaad Newsome, Jacolby Satterwhite, Katie Torn and bitforms gallery selected artists: Sara Ludy, Jonathan Monaghan, Quayola.

NADA New York
Opening Preview by Invitation:
Thursday, May 5, 12–4pm

Open to the Public:
Thursday, May 5, 4–8pm
Friday May 6, 11am–7pm
Saturday May 7, 11am–7pm
Sunday May 8, 11am–5pm

More info:
newartdealers.org

Artpsace preview

 

 

It’s Nice That – A Chat with Daata Editions

In Art Basel, artists, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, digital art, Its Nice That, Jacolby Satterwhite, Jonathan Monaghan, Katie Torn, Michael Manning, Quayola, Sara Ludy, Uncategorized on 20/04/2016 at 10:18 pm
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Katie Torn

The problems with digital art and why moving image is so important: a chat with Daata Editions

The problem with the relative newness of media like video, digital and internet art is that unlike a canvas or a sculpture, people can struggle with the ideas of how to show, sell and “own” them. In a culture where film, gifs and other forms of creative work are available online, everywhere, to many people the idea of what is and isn’t art, and how you own it, is confusing. While everyone accepts that video art and digital art are still valid and important media; there are few organisations making the leap into viewing them in the commercial art world in the same way we would more traditional formats.

Digital art platform Daata Editions is changing all that, having launched last year as a space to champion a curated selection of commissioned pieces by artists working in digital, sound, moving image and internet art. Its first season featured 18 artists, and each created six new works available to buy on the website in editions of 15. Among the artists featured in season one are Jon Rafman, David Blandy and Rachel Maclean. Daata Editions has just announced its second season, with work by Tracey Emin, Jake Chapman and Casey Jane Ellison. The works will be priced from $100 upwards (around £70), and can be bought from 5 May. To coincide with the launch, we spoke to Daata Editions’ director David Gryn about how the platform works, why we need it, and changing attitudes towards digital and moving image art.

Why did you decide to start Daata Editions?

I’ve been working with artist moving image for nearly 20 years, so I have an instinct of how the art world and audiences engage with it, and how the market works with it. I previously curated video for Art Basel Miami, working with the art fair about how galleries can work with moving image. People often don’t bring it to art fairs as it doesn’t sell well, so I tried to bring it to life. We wanted to encourage galleries into programming exceptional moving image artists as they’re part of the fabric of the contemporary art world; but it was never made a priority. I wanted to encourage other models and platforms for showing artist moving image.

Tameka-norris---did-you-like-that
Tameka Norris: did you like that

What are the problems with showing people art that lives online, in a world where we’re so surrounded by online images and audio, all the time?

We need to define art processes and work with artists who make art, not “content”. The web-based media want to serve a huge audience but it’s important to define that everything I do is about art and artists, not about wacky social media tropes. We’re empowering the artists, the audience and the collector to do what they do with this medium, and making sure it’s the artist we’re talking about rather than the great technical media we’re working with.

As technology evolves so rapidly, what are your feelings about the longevity of the work and the platform?

I don’t want to start guessing what the next 20 years will be like, but the better artists work with the greatest quality materials. Daata Editions is about looking at how to serve artists best and how to pay them, promote the work and make the business sustain itself. I wanted to create a model, not the model, and work with people trying to do the best of what they do.

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Tracey Emin: I Can’t Love Anymore

How do you select the artists you work with?

I just filter things by instinct, we work with a few other people including writers and curators, but we hear about a lot of artists through other artists. The site has the rudiments of being a gallery but the boundaries of a website rather than a gallery wall, so the art has to work with that.

We choose things you think can engage an audience, but also someone with currency in the art world. We’re taking a risk with some artists, but some have that currency already. We’re trying to keep it as open as possible, and the relationships that work well have a very collaborative nature. It’s a pleasure to make the process happen and try to read the crystal ball of who’s going to be successful. We’re not trying to be purveyors of the future but we’re saying “this is a system we’re believing in and it’s working well.” It’s a medium we want to engage with more and more.

What are the practicalities of the site, in terms of payment, rights and ownership of the work?

We’ve tried to price everything flat, not according to the current market. The pieces are downloaded onto a screen of a platform of your choice, but anyone can see them free with a watermark. We felt we should allow the audience to see the whole thing, and the person who wants to own it gets the limited-edition number.

We’re trying to create something where people can see it and buy it in a way that artists get paid and the next round of commissioning happens. Its aims are about paying the artists and continuing the business.

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Sara Ludy: Glass Dragons 2016
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Davide Quayola: Pleasant Places
Jacolby-satterwhite---en-plein-air-abtraction-2
Jacolby Satterwhite: En Plein Air Abtraction
Jonathan-monaghan-bitformsbacktothegarden_01
Jonathan Monaghan: bitforms Back To The Garden
Michael-manning-chill-late-night-hang-out
Michael Manning: Chill Late Night Hang Out
Rashaad-newsome---shade-compositions-2012-remix-de
Rashaad Newsome: Shade compositions 2012 remix

Daata Editions et l’art de demain

In Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Art Fair, Asialyst, Brussels, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Digital, digital art, Independent, Jeff Koons, New York Times, Uncategorized, Video Art on 17/04/2016 at 10:37 am

Daat new flyer image pink April 2016

Franck Barthelemy feature on Daata Editions in Asialyst.

From the New York Times Conference: Art for Tomorrow in Doha, Qatar, March 2016. Posted to celebrate Daata Editions participation in the inaugural Independent Brussels April 2016.

La dernière conférence du New York Times Art for Tomorrow s’est tenue à Doha (Qatar) en mars dernier.
Le thème choisi pour 2016 n’est pas banal, même à Doha, une ville qui se projette sans complexe dans le XXIème siècle : Technology, Creativity and the City. Des intervenants prestigieux du monde des arts et au delà du monde de l’urbanisme ont échangé idées et arguments avec passion, parfois confusion.
Parmi elles, Charles Landry, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa, Wim Pijbes, Aric Chen, Jean Nouvel, David Gryn, Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic et plusieurs dizaines d’autres.
J’ai particulièrement apprécié les débats sur l’art et l’internet, qu’il s’agisse d’accès, d’appréciation ou de modalité de vente.
Les partisans de l’art qu’on doit voir « en vrai » et ceux de l’art qu’on peut voir sur un écran se sont affrontés avec diplomatie pour aboutir à un dialogue du type anciens contre modernes.

Je crois que ce débat est persistant dans un monde où les technologies ne cessent d’évoluer.
Je crois aussi qu’il est inutile.
Il y aura toujours des amateurs de musées réels et des amateurs de musées virtuels.
Il y aura sans doute d’autres formes de « lieux » d’expositions dans les années à venir.
Et surtout, il y a déjà et il y aura encore de nouvelles formes d’art, des formes que les artistes inventent en fonction des technologies disponibles.

Je crois que le débat doit s’ouvrir à ces nouvelles formes d’art.
Par exemple, un son. Comment le fait-on entendre ? Dans le circuit des galeries ? Pas facile ! Quel prix attribuer à un son ? Comment l’artiste développeur de son peut-il vivre de son œuvre ? Comment distribuer un son ? Comment stocker un son ? On peut se poser les mêmes questions pour une succession d’images animées de 3 secondes par exemple. Ou encore, une vidéo de 1.5 minute.

L’initiative de David Gryn, un commissaire américain (le créateur de Film à Art Basel Miami Beach depuis 2011), spécialiste d’images animées, m’est apparue à cet égard remarquable.
Gryn a créé l’an dernier Daata Editions, une plateforme internet dédiée aux images animées, aux sons et aux courtes vidéos. Depuis plusieurs années, il se demandait comment promouvoir et développer un public pour les artistes qui produisent des images animées et des sons que l’on trouve parfois gratuitement sur internet sur les sites des artistes, et plus généralement nulle part excepté dans quelques musées ou des collections très spécialisés.

Sur ses propres fonds et initialement soutenu (grâce à la pratique du seed funding) par la collectionneuse et philanthrope Anita Zabludowicz, Gryn a conçu un site internet pour distribuer des images animées et des sons.
Son point de départ : comment aider ces artistes qui utilisent des supports multimédia que l’on n’expose pas dans les galeries et en conséquence qui sont peu vendus.
S’ils sont peu vendus, ils sont peu connus et n’ont donc aucune chance d’accéder à un large public.

Gryn propose en ligne des « saisons » qu’il commissionne à des artistes qu’il connaît personnellement ou qui lui sont recommandés.
Il fait son travail de commissaire et sélectionne quelques artistes. Il produit l’œuvre de l’artiste et l’achète.
Il propose ensuite de vendre sur la plateforme internet une édition de 15 en général. Pour chaque vente, l’artiste touche une royaltie.

La première « saison » a présenté le travail de 18 artistes, spécialement conçu pour être vendu sur la plateforme.
A peu près 300 œuvres ont été vendues en ligne à un peu de moins de 100 clients.
Le prix d’une œuvre varie de quelques centaines à quelques milliers de dollars.

Le site n’est pas une galerie en ligne mais une plateforme de distribution.
Chaque artiste est montré de la même façon. Personne n’est mis en avant.
L’acheteur potentiel doit faire un choix parmi les artistes de la saison en cours. Il doit être actif et exercer son sens critique pour passer à l’acte d’achat.
L’acheteur doit trouver les images, le son ou la vidéo qu’il veut, qu’il recherche ou tout simplement qui l’interpellera.
Au bout du compte, il se retrouvera avec un fichier sur son ordinateur qu’il appréciera seul, qu’il partagera avec des amis, qu’il mettra peut-être en scène chez lui.

Gryn n’a pas l’intention d’attirer sur la plateforme les fonds d’investissement qui font et défont les cotes des artistes contemporains.
Il partage naïvement avec d’autres collectionneurs ce qu’il trouve bon et intéressant, parfois avec l’aide d’autres experts ou amateurs de son entourage. Gryn construit un écosystème pour soutenir de nouvelles formes d’art immatérielles.
Pour le moment, Dataa Editions est une petite start-up qui emploie une personne à mi-temps.
Compte tenu de l’évolution constante des formes d’art et des technologies pour les réaliser, je peux aisément imaginer que la petite start-up deviendra grande.

En fait, le succès de l’entreprise de David Gryn a peu d’importance.
Il ouvre une réflexion sur la distribution des œuvres d’art, matérielles et immatérielles. Il nous propose d’imaginer de nouvelles voies, de nouveaux écosystèmes pour soutenir la création.
Les conversations de Doha ont porté davantage sur les lieux et les infrastructures pour accueillir la création.
Peut-être que l’an prochain, pourraient- elles porter sur les nouvelles formes d’art dans la citée et les nouveaux écosystèmes pour les encourager ?

Franck Barthelemy
Diplomé de l’EDHEC, Franck rejoint d’abord le corps diplomatique comme attaché commercial auprès de l’ambassade de France de Bombay en 1993. Il a depuis quitté la diplomatie pour le monde des affaires mais il n’a jamais perdu sa passion pour l’Inde ; passion qui l’a conduit a développer un nouveau modèle de développement pour les ONG indiennes. L’art n’étant jamais très loin, il est depuis 2009, consultant et découvreur de talents artistiques pour collectionneurs.

Article in Asialyst

https://asialyst.com/fr/2016/04/12/daata-editions-et-lart-de-demain/

Daata Editions at Independent Brussels

In Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, Elizabeth Dee, Leo Gabin, Peres Projects, Uncategorized on 11/04/2016 at 7:31 pm

 

Leo Gabin at Independent

Leo Gabin, Girlhood (2015)

 

Daata Editions are pleased to announce their participation at Independent Brussels, April 20 – 23 2016.

Daata Editions will complete the 6th and final artwork release by Season One artists with a focus on Belgian artist trio Leo Gabin and will be previewing the new commissioned artists from Daata Editions Season Two.

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, Chloe Wise

Independent Brussels
Vernissage: Wednesday, April 20: 6 – 8pm

Public Hours:
Thursday April 21, 2 – 7pm
Friday April 22, 12 – 7pm
Saturday April 23, 12 – 7pm

Address:
Vanderborght building
Schildknaaksstraat 50
Rue de l’Ecuyer
1000 Brussels

More info:
independenthq.com

Independent Brussels will feature over 60 international galleries and non-profit institutions drawn from 30 cities, with many solo and site-driven projects :

1857, Oslo – Air de Paris, Paris – Christian Andersen, Copenhagen – Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm – The Approach, London – Michael Benevento, Los Angeles – Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin – Brennan & Griffin, New York – Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome – Cahn International, Basel – CANADA, New York – Carlier Gebauer, Berlin – Carlos/Ishikawa, London – Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin – C L E A R I N G, New York/Brussels – Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris – Daata Editions, London – Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam – Elizabeth Dee, New York – Delmes & Zander, Cologne/Berlin – Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague – Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv/Brussels – Marc Foxx, Los Angeles – Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris – Gavlak, Los Angeles/Palm Beach – gb agency, Paris – Gladstone Gallery, New York/Brussels – Green Art Gallery, Dubai – High Art, Paris – Jeanrochdard, Paris/Brussels – Ibid. Gallery, London/Los Angeles – Kaufmann Repetto, Milan/New York – Koppe Astner, Glasgow – Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens – Emanuel Layr, Vienna – Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam – Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf – Ludion, Antwerp – Markus Lüttgen, Cologne – MAGNIN-A, Paris – Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo – Martos Gallery, New York/Los Angeles – Mary Mary, Glasgow – Meyer Kainer, Vienna – Jan Mot, Brussels – Mulier Mulier, Knokke – Múrias Centeno, Porto/Lisbon – Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt – Off Vendome, Düsseldorf/New York – Office Baroque, Brussels – Maureen Paley, London – Peres Projects, Berlin – Praz-Delavallade, Paris – Simon Preston, New York – Project Native Informant, London – Le Salon presented by Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels/London/Paris – Room East, New York – Aurel Scheibler, Berlin – Tommy Simoens, Antwerp – Société, Berlin – Soft Focus Institute, Gent – Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich – Stems Gallery, Brussels – Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels – Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara/Madrid – Triangle Books, Brussels – Truth and Consequences, Geneva – VI, VII, Oslo – Vilma Gold, London – White Columns, New York – Jocelyn Wolff, Paris – David Zwirner, New York/London

Leo Gabin are represented by Peres Projects and Elizabeth Dee

Daata Editions making a success out of the digital art market.

In Charles Richardson, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, FAD, FADwebsite, Hannah Perry, Takeshi Murata, Uncategorized on 07/03/2016 at 1:14 pm

FAD managed to grab a few minutes with the founder of Daata Editions David Gryn ahead of a very busy New York Art Week.


Hannah Perry, Waiting here (2015). Courtesy the artist & Daata Editions.

1 How’s it going at Daata?
Daata Editions has been very busy. We have had great acquisitions of all 18 artists in Season One: 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 – comprising 109 artworks – by the Hammer Museum in LA, the Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf, Zabludowicz Collection in London. We have been planning Season Two which has 157 artworks scheduled by 42 artists to be released over the forthcoming year and launching in May. We will be announcing the artists very soon and the art fair and venue partnerships.

2 What are you up to in New York?
As it is a major Art Fair week, it is great time to meet lots of colleagues in the city and serendipitously bump into others, for planning upcoming projects and collaborations. Fair’s include: Independent, Armory, Volta, Pulse, ADAA and Spring Break Art Shows and Moving Image Fair and more.

3 Is it easy to buy a Daata Edition?
The logic of Daata is as easy and simple and obvious as buying and downloading music online, but keeping it very clear that you are buying an artwork, with the artist remaining at the centre of the process.
The designers of Daata are Studio Scasascia who have also created the online platforms for music outlet Sounds of the Universe and Damian Hirst’s art e-commerce store Other Criteria.


Takeshi Murata, Tennis (2015). Courtesy the artist & Daata Editions.

4 Why seasons?
The season is really just to delineate a new artist commissioning cycle. It stemmed from thinking that the value of all past and current seasons, say on Netflix or Amazon Prime, remain strong and current.

5 Can you gift a Daata Edition?
Yes, it is very easy to gift artworks from Daata Editions. Easily done by giving their email address when you purchase the work.

6 Can you sell a Daata Edition?
Yes, simply transferring ownership via the website. We facilitate this and always hold the certificate of ownership, but we are not resellers and do not make added income from this process.

7 How do you select your artists?
Daata consider artists that this platform would be logical for and that we have been aware of in the artworld over time. The artworld eco-system operates via string recommendations of artists by other artists, curators, galleries, collectors we know.

8 What media do you sell?
They are downloadable MP4 and MP3 files.

9 Do you help with installation?
As Daata is so simple to use, there isn’t any need to help. Files are easily downloadable onto any digital screen device.
Try the free Jon Rafman, Oh the Humanity, 2015.

10 What’s next after New York?
Daata Editions is participating in an International New York Times conference in Doha, Art for Tomorrow and the inaugural Independent art fair in Brussels next month.


Charles Richardson, Needles (2015). Courtesy the artist & Daata Editions.

 

FAD http://fadmagazine.com/2016/03/01/daata-editions-making-success-digital-art-market/

Artsy https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-what-do-you-get-when-you-buy-a-gif-6-works-to-collect-at-moving-image

Daata Editions 5th Artwork Release – coming soon

In Amalia Ulman, Armory, Art Fair, Chloe Wise, Daata, Daata Editions, Daniel Keller, David Blandy, David Gryn, Ed Fornieles, Hannah Perry, Leo Gabin, Rachel Maclean, Takeshi Murata, Uncategorized on 27/02/2016 at 11:54 am

 

Ed Fornieles - Sleeping

Ed Fornieles, Sleeping 2015

 

Daata Editions 5th Artwork Released on Thursday 3 March 2016

coinciding with the New York art fairs …

Independent NY, The Armory Show, ADAA – The Art Show, Spring Break Art Show, Volta, Moving Image, Pulse and more …

Artworks:

Ilit Azoulay – Object #5
Helen Benigson – A Rude Girl Arse Glistens Like Silicone. Cluck, Cluck, Cluck. 5
David Blandy – Sea
Matt Copson – Letter from War
Ed Fornieles – Sleeping
Leo Gabin – The Heart Wants (Sound)
Leo Gabin – Fast Lost by Ho Ho Click (Video)
Daniel Keller & Martti Kalliala – Exitscape 5
Lina Lapelyte – Hunky Bluff ACT 5
Rachel Maclean – Let It Go Part 5
Florian Meisenberg – the_anciety_of_influence
Takeshi Murata – Tennis
Hannah Perry – let go beat (Sound)
Hannah Perry – Waiting here (Web)
Charles Richardson – Needles
Amalia Ulman – White Flag Emoji 5
Stephen Vitiello – The Waves (after Virginia Woolf)
Chloe Wise – we had a traumatic threeway

http://daata-editions.com

@daataeditions

 

 

 

Cultured Magazine Interview – Daata Editions

In ABMB, Art Basel, Chloe Wise, Cultured Magazine, Daata, Daata Editions, daataeditions, David Gryn, Lindsay Howard, Uncategorized on 22/02/2016 at 11:15 am

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DAVID GRYN INTERVIEW WITH LINDSAY HOWARD

Cultured Magazine – February/March 2016

http://www.cultureddigital.com/i/641424-february-march-2016/171

@davidgryn @lindsayahoward @daataeditions @cultured_mag @sarahgharrelson
LH: What are your priorities when positioning video and digital art for general audiences?
DG: The audience still wants an object to possess; they want to own it, see it and touch it. I specialize in working with film, moving image, video and sound, and have realized that these are similar to any other mediums. They can be shown, observed and collected like anything else. Ultimately it’s about developing ways to convey the artist’s intentions as clearly as possible.
LH: Are there specific strategies that you use to endear the art world to digital work?
DG: I use simple means to convey complicated, emotional or challenging works. I see my role as a conveyor, as being able to organize an exhibition, event or project without making any part too difficult. I want to be able to entice audiences toward a cinema or toward the Internet, which are two of the most natural venues for viewing moving image works. The Internet has evolved into everyone’s natural place for looking at art.
LH: How can we better empower digital artists in the marketplace?
DG: My perspective of the market has been through the lens of curating the moving image program at Art Basel Miami Beach, where I have encouraged gallerists to think about artworks such as video and sound-based pieces that they wouldn’t typically bring to an art fair because they’re difficult to sell. I’m tirelessly thinking about how to advocate for these artists and their galleries, which is what contributed to the development of Daata Editions, an online platform for video, sound and web art editions. My hope is that this will encourage more competition in the marketplace. Ideally, I would like to see galleries making their artists’ moving image work available online and do more with these works at art fairs. The inherent issue that we currently have is that the art world is led by the marketplace through art fairs and auction houses. I would like to see museums, institutions and galleries reclaim their power over what artworks and artists are most influential.
—Lindsay Howard

http://daata-editions.com

See FT How to Spend It …

http://howtospendit.ft.com/art/98161-daata-editions-an-online-gallery-for-digital-art

 

Film and Sound at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015

In ABMB, Art Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, Daata Editions, David Gryn, Garth Greenan, Howardina Pindell, Miami Beach, New World Symphony, SoundScape Park, Uncategorized on 25/11/2015 at 3:36 pm

 

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Howardina Pindell, Free, White and 21, 1980. Garth Greenan Gallery

Our Hidden Futures
Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015
The Artists Surround Sound Project
Curated by David Gryn of Daata Editions and Artprojx
SoundScape Park, New World Center, Miami Beach
December 2-5, 2015 from 6pm

https://www.artbasel.com/miami-beach/

FREE

Dates and Schedule:

Wed, Dec 2
9am New World Symphony Insights Talk with David Gryn and artists Sofie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Jillian Mayer, Mariele Neudecker and moderated by Dennis Scholl.

6pm Surround sound work by artist Mariele Neudecker

Artist Film program
8pm Fairy Doll; 58 mins. Artists: Rineke Dijkstra, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Carla Chaim, Anna K.E. & Florian Meisenberg, Anna Maria Maiolino, Howardena Pindell.

9pm Speak Easy; 78 mins. Artists: Simone Leigh & Liz Magic Laser with Alicia Hall Moran, Jumana Manna, JoAnn Verburg, Melanie Smith with Rafael Ortega, Marinella Senatore, Catherine Sullivan, Ann-Sofi Sidén in collaboration with Jonathan Bepler.

Thurs Dec 3
6pm Surround sound work by artist Sofie Alsbo

Artist Film program
9pm Afterward via Fantasia; 60 mins. Artists: Catherine Sullivan with George Lewis and Sean Griffin,

10pm Sea of Silence; 56 mins. Artists: Marnie Weber, Camille Henrot, Shirazeh Houshiary, Cauleen Smith, Minnette Vári, Tracey Emin, Nikki S. Lee.

Fri, Dec 4
6pm Surround sound work by artist Camille Norment

Artist Film program
8pm Duet; 45 mins. Artists: Janet Biggs, Zanele Muholi, Nicola Thomas, Talia Chetrit, Sue de Beer.

9pm Snow Job; 62 mins. Artists: Berna Reale, Shana Moulton, Mary Reid Kelley, Barbara Hammer, Diana Thater, Chloe Wise & Claire Christerson, Ida Applebroog, Breda Beban, Judith Hopf.

Sat, Dec 5
2pm Salon talk – The Artists Surround Sound Project
Moderator: David Gryn, artists: Sofie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Mariele Neudecker, Camille Norment

6pm Surround sound work by artist Alice Jacobs

Artist Film program
8pm Vanishing Point; 58 mins; Artist: Breda Beban, María Fernanda Cardoso, Janet Biggs, Fritzia Irizar, Suzanne Harris, Anna Barham, Guan Xiao, Susanne M. Winterling, Pia Camil, Cornelia Parker.

9pm Bikini Carwash; 52 mins; the seven works in this program will explore the great outdoors, capturing urban and rural encounters. Artists: Liz Cohen, Marnie Weber, Jaki Irvine, Micol Assaël, Kristin Oppenheim, Cauleen Smith, Milena Bonilla.

LINKS

Art Basel in Miami Beach in 2015 http://artbasel.com/miami-beach

David Gryn / Artprojx blog https://davidgryn.wordpress.com/

New World Symphony http://www.nws.edu/events-tickets/concerts/insights-artists-film-and-sound-with-david-gryn/