Friday, August 30, 2013

Mark Amerika's Limited Edition Art at Sedition

This week I launched two new limited edition video artworks at the UK-based site Sedition.

According to their PR, Sedition "is the world’s leading online platform for artists to display and sell their art in digital format for connected screens and devices" and they have taken on a rather grand mission to "to change the art world by making art affordable and universally accessible."

Over the past few weeks I have been working closely with their team on releasing this specially curated and featured duo of works. The prices are very affordable, even after the currency conversion, and I think are a terrific way of getting work out to new and potential collectors who want to own art works being created by net artists. The press release, which you can read in full here, starts off:
We’re delighted to share with you the launch of Mark Amerika, a pioneer internet artist on Sedition.

Mark Amerika has created two new digital limited editions for the opening of his exhibition with artist Shu Lea Cheang at Furtherfield Gallery in London opening 31 August until 20 October. #NewAesthetic TV (Extended Play Remix) and Honolulu Hermes are each available starting at £15 in editions of 300.

Any purchased editions can be viewed in high definition directly from the Sedition website or through one of the free Sedition apps for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Smart TVs and Samsung Allshare-enabled devices.
The Sedition release coincides with the opening of my two person show with fave artist Shu Lea Cheang at Furtherfield.

You can read Sedition's blog post on this confluence of events here.

Still from #NewAesthetic TV

Keywords: Mark Amerika, limited edition video art, Sedition, Honolulu Hermes, #NewAestheticVideo

Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang Exhibition at Furtherfield in London

A new two-person exhibition featuring both new and recent work from artists Mark Amerika and Shu Lea Cheang will open at Furtherfield Gallery in London on August 31, 2013.

From the Furtherfield website:

This exhibition by Mark Amerika (US) and Shu Lea Cheang (US/FR) at Furtherfield Gallery marks a significant moment for contemporary art. Amerika and Cheang are both 'net native' artists. They share many of the obsessions of the growing multitude of artists who have grown up with the net since the early 1990s.

They are also big "names" - internationally established artists who regularly show their work, to critical acclaim, at contemporary art galleries around the world. They have crossed over into the mainstream art world whilst maintaining a critical edge.

Amerika is a media artist, novelist, and theorist of Internet and remix culture, named a "Time Magazine 100 Innovator" in their continuing series of features on the most influential artists, scientists, entertainers and philosophers into the 21st Century.

Cheang is a multi-media artist who works with net-based installation, social interface and film production. She has been a member of the Paper Tiger Television collective since 1981 and BRANDON, a project exploring issues of gender fusion and techno-body, was an early web-based artwork commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum (NY) in 1998.

Both artists continue to shape and be shaped by contemporary networked media art cultures of remix, glitch, social and environmental encounters.

For more information, including the works on exhibit, VIP preview and opening details, read the announcement at Furtherfield.

Furtherfield Gallery has established an international reputation as London's first dedicated gallery for networked and media art, hosting regular exhibitions and public events since 2004. Focusing on art, technology and social change, the gallery is located at McKenzie Pavilion in the heart of Finsbury Park.