Tomorrow, Signe Pierce will be giving a lecture at the The SMU Meadows Division of Art as part of their visiting artist lecture series, spanning from September 2018 – April 2019. For more information about the talk and how to attend, click here.
Rui Lin’s exhibition, included in the second week of CACOTOPIA 03, was reviewed in Organ Thing. In the review writer Sean Worrall points to how in “Week two of Cacotopia 03 then, every bit as good as week one, a complete contrast to week one, as rewarding as week one.” Read the complete review here.
Wall Street International has featured Aaron Scheer’s first solo exhibition at AKG. “Created on a variety of digital devices, Scheer’s works utilise the digital realm to combine elements of collage, photography and painterly technique to expand what painting can be and mean today. The artist’s process involves using free form digital gestures, keyboard commands and touchscreen swipes to develop his works, which once complete may be read as an abstracted version of contemporary digital activities, full of vibrant and vivid colour palettes, redolent with distortions, static and blips that contrast with subtle gradations of luminous colour saturations.” You can find Wall Street International‘s listing here.
ORGAN THING: Cacotopia 03 kicks off in style with the exciting lines of Marton Nemes at Annka Kultys Gallery… by Sean WorrallContinue reading “ORGAN THING | 7 December 2018”
STINE DEJA in
HARD CORE, SOFT BODIES
6 DECEMBER – 16 DECEMBER 2018
SCHIMMEL PROJECTS, DRESDEN, GERMANY
Yumiko Sakuma has written an article for Numero TOKYO’s 127th issue that speaks about Signe Pierce and her oeuvre as a reality artist. To purchase a copy of the magazine, click here.
Katharina Hoi has reviewed Artificial Paradise for Kulturwoche, a group show at the KM Künstlerhaus featuring work from Olga Fedorova, writing that the lenticular prints “appear three-dimensional due to the tilting effect.” To read the full review, click here.
The Washington Post has reviewed the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition Eye to I: Self-Portraits From 1900 to Today, which includes the video work by Molly Soda Who’s Sorry Now. To watch the video and read the review by Sadie Dingfelder, click here.
STINE DEJA AND MARIE MUNK in
THE SEARCH FOR (MODERN) PLEASURE
8 NOVEMBER – 16 DECEMBER 2018
MIRA DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL, BARCELONA, SPAIN
Magali Nachtergael has written an article titled Vue sur chambre for Simone, an annual newspaper made to accompany PhotoSaintGermain, a photographic journey along the rive gauche made up of galleries, cultural institutions and bookshops. The article considers the relationship between Molly Soda and Amalia Ulman, their different Instagram personalities and intertwining photographic careers. To read the article, in French, click here.
MOLLY SODA in
EYE TO I: SELF-PORTRAITS FROM 1900 TO TODAY
2 NOVEMBER 2018 – 18 AUGUST 2019
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, WASHINGTON, USA
STINE DEJA AND MARIE MUNK in
3 NOVEMBER – 16 NOVEMBER 2018
KH7 ART SPACE, AARHUS, DENMARK
Wall Street International has featured Impressions, Jillian Mayer’s first solo exhibition at AKG. Through videos, sculptures, online experiences, photography, performances, and installations, Mayer explores how technology affects our lives, bodies, and identities. You can find Wall Street International‘s listing here.
Olga Fedorova’s digital artworks have been disseminated in an article by VIVISXN DIGITAL, an alternative news and culture portal. The writer speaks about digital Dadaism, 3D software and her previous exhibition at AKG, Short Term Memories. Read the post on their website here.
In an interview with Paper Magazine, Nathalie Halgand mentions Signe Pierce when speaking about rising stars in the art world “I think she will be really big one day. I believe she will be in this generation of female artists who talk about political issues, feminism, sexism—all themes that are important to me. She sees herself as a “reality artist,” because she goes out into public spaces and does “interventions” with her body. It’s all about stereotypes and femininity.” Read the full interview, conducted by Dalya Benor
Eleanor Halls has written an article for GQ Magazine that speaks about working class artists and their lack of support in the creative industry, including an interview with Dominic Dispirito about his upbringing and working class background: “The art world is so exclusive. It’s over-intellectualised and academic. The fees for university are far too expensive and rent is so high in London.” To read the article and Dispirito’s interview, click here.
Tonight in Athens, from 21:30 – 22:00, Signe Pierce will be performing A glitch in the echo chamber of big sister’s cave at TSMEDE as part of the Athens Biennale. Within the performance Pierce appears as a “Big Sister” or a “data dominatrix,” bitching herself into the other’s visual territory to rob personal data whilst residing within an echo chamber, a techno-simulacrum of mediated life. For more information, click here.
SIGNE PIERCE in
ANTI – ATHENS BIENNALE
26 OCTOBER – 9 DECEMBER 2018
TSMEDE, ATHENS, GREECE
artnet news has reviewed the The Museum of Pizza’s pop up exhibition, including Signe Pierce and Emma Stern’s Pizza Vortex, writing that its “a wild 3-D animation projected and reflected in mylar mirrors, famous sculptures and pop culture icons swirling around in a portal that opens up into pizzas past, present, and future”. To read the review by Sarah Cascone, click here.
VICE has reviewed the The Museum of Pizza’s pop up exhibition, including Signe Pierce and Emma Stern’s Pizza Vortex, writing that its ‘a hypnotic 3D-animated pizza tunnel that ricochets off the walls of the reflective room that encases it’. To read the review by Beckett Mufson, click here.
Works by Signe Pierce have been featured in Mindstate Malibu, a new book edited by Joshua Groß, Johannes Hertwig and Andy Kassier. The book is described as“an involuntary generation portrait , a guide to a new world. For a world where fear and confusion are there to ride their waves. A manifesto for the boys. The hungry. The Explorer. The Content Creator. The dreamer. The awakened. The saber-rappers.The heroes. And everyone who wants to become one.” To read more about the book and to purchase a copy, click here.
Tomorrow, Signe Pierce will be giving a lecture during the MIT Hacking Arts Festival at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the two day festival other artists such as Tathy Yazigi and Brett Wallace, will perform and conduct talks. For more information and the full line up, click here.
Mousse Magazine has featured Short Term Memories, Olga Fedorova’s second solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The show features sculptures, made from granite but in the form of large scale USB drives, which have the potential to be construed as gravestones to the analogue era. To check out the listing, click here.
Signe Pierce’s performative contribution A glitch in the echo chamber of big sister’s cave to ANTI, the 6th Athens Biennale, has been featured on Daily Lazy. See the complete feature here.
Olga Fedorova’s current exhibition Short Term Memories featured on TZVETNIK. See the complete feature here.
Paul Carey-Kent mentioned Olga Fedorova’s exhibition ‘Short Term Memories’ on his Instagram account. See the post here.
The Selfridges Eye, a monthly round-up of us news, future trends and awe-inspiring innovations in the world of art and culture, has featured Olga Fedorova’s current exhibition at AKG, Short Term Memories. The author writes: “Most of us today probably own more digital belongings than physical ones. If you count up the amount of photos, Word docs, MP3s and other digital detritus that you’ve gathered over the years, you’d be amazed at the overwhelming quantity of stuff. And, as morbid as this is, that digital presence will long outlive you. Olga Fedorova’s latest show is a dialogue with that idea; the artist bringing it to life by using sculpture to bridge the connection between the humble USB stick and the morbid gravestone.” To read the full article, click here.
New work by Signe Pierce will debut in the 6th Athens Biennale, titled ANTI. The biennale will run from October 26 – December 9, 2018. The artists participating in ANTI inhabit the center of Athens offering a distinct, idiosyncratic and uneasy screenshot of our political, social and cultural momentum. To read the full article on e-flux, click here.
Multimedia artists Signe Pierce and Emma Stern have contributed a “Pizza Vortex,” a fluorescent black-light room featuring a 3-D video installation, to the The Museum of Pizza, scheduled to be open from 13 – 28 October 2018. Read the full article here.
Wall Street International has featured Short Term Memories, Olga Fedorova’s second solo exhibition at AKG. Implicit in the show is the idea of memory, asking what imprint the human race will leave on earth after it inevitably passes away.. You can find Wall Street International‘s listing here.
Olga Fedorova’s current exhibition Short Term Memories is featured on Galleries Now. See the feature here.
artnet News mentions Molly Soda in an article about young artists’ strategies to get attention and sponsorship outside their gallery space. The author writes: “While making compelling artworks online is certainly a great way to garner a large and dedicated following, it’s not exactly the road to riches. So it makes perfect sense that Soda would make an account on Drip to ask her followers for financial support in exchange for her content”. Read the article here.
Frieze has featured a photograph of Olga Fedorova’s White dog as promotion for the exhibition Artificial Paradise? Immersion in Space and Time at The Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien in Austria. To see the feature, click here.
Time Out has featured Short Term Memories, Olga Fedorova’s second solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The artist uses 3D digital rendering software to create deeply unsettling cyber women/mannequins that inhabit various imagined spaces. To check out the listing, click here.
DROOL Creatives has featured Short Term Memories, Olga Fedorova’s second solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The exhibition features three large scale prints on glass, a video on a new type of transparent glass screen that the artist has developed, and three granite sculptures. To check out the listing, click here.
STINE DEJA in
8 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
UNIT 110, NEW YORK, USA
AKG Summer exhibition Terms and Conditions May Apply artists Shamus Clisset, Marion Balac, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Alyssa Davis, Tom Galle, Moises Sanabria and Jillian Mayer have been asked five questions by DATEAGLEART about their work on view at the gallery. Read the interviews here.
Anne Vieux was interviewed by Brian Alfred for SOUND & VISION, a podcast focusing on conversations with Artists and Musicians about the creative process. To listen to the podcast, click here.
AKG Summer exhibition Terms and Conditions May Apply is featured on Galleries Now. See the feature here.
DROOL Creatives has featured AKG Summer exhibition Terms and Conditions May Apply curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight. The exhibition will include sculptures, videos, simulations, drawings, paintings and prints from 15 national and international artists. To check out the listing, click here.
Stine Deja’s new series of digital images Antibodies (2018), are currently on view in Spread the Virus, an online exhibition by DATEAGLEART curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight. With earlier iterations curated by Vanessa Murrell, Martin Mayorga. Stine Deja is the eleventh artist to exhibit. With her digital images Antibodies, the artist playfully reimagines the inner-workings of the human figure through the positioning of of human organs and technological elements together, resulting in a futuristic yet bizarre work which imagines our biological bodies cleaned up and stripped of the ‘mess’. View the new work here.
MOLLY SODA in
3 AUGUST – 18 NOVEMBER 2018
KUNSTHALLE MAINZ, MAINZ, GERMANY
I-D Vice has featured works and comments from Signe Pierce in an article titled why we’re all so obsessed with neon. Writer Dane Scott notes “If you’ve been on the Internet in the past five years, you’ve seen Signe Pierce’s work. Her hyper-saturated images have been reblogged on Tumblr hundreds of thousands of times — and been in galleries everywhere from NYC to Vienna.” Read the full article here.
The Steidz has reviewed Data Dating at Galerie Charlot, featuring works from !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Adam Basanta, Addie Wagenknecht, Jeroen van Loon, John Yuyi, Moises Sanabria, Olga Fedorova, Pablo Garcia, Thomas Israël, Tom Galle, Zach Gage. Henri Guette writes that Olga Fedorova’s works “can allow us to reinvest loneliness”. To read the full review, click here.
During a recent studio visit, DATEAGLEART got behind the frustrations of Dominic Dispirito, and discussed how his art can be used for positive change. The artist portrays authentic experiences of growing up in a British working-class environment, and believes that this topic is not being spoken about enough. Read the full interview here.
Work by Molly Soda has been included in Measures of Life, a new group exhibition at Humber Street Gallery in Kingston upon Hull. Presented by the Lumen Prize, the show takes work from eight previous winners: Rachel Ara, Stanza, Molly Soda, Nicole Ruggiero, Refrakt, Carla Gannis and Anna Ridler—who use technology to critically examine the issues that arise through the complexities of our hyper-connected society. Measures of Life will run form 21 July through 30 September. For more information, click here.
Digital Objects has just published an interview with Molly Soda, who has recently been chosen as Digital Objects’ featured artist. Speaking about the site specificity of digital native content, Soda says: “Nothing will ever capture the full scope of interacting with something online. I’ve always felt that my work is best viewed from the comfort of your own home via your personal device. The work is about the Internet and needs to live on the Internet and evolve with the changing landscape, the comments, and the eventual decline of certain websites.” You can find the full interview here.
Works by Molly Soda have been featured on the main page of the Digital Objects website, a new online digital art marketplace secured by the Ethereum blockchain. For more information and to purchase Soda’s works, click here.
Drip has just posted a new article and video interview with Molly Soda on Medium. In the interview, Soda discusses the role of audience engagement in her work, and how important it is for her to receive positive feedback. You can find the full interview here.
For the second month in a row, an Annka Kultys Gallery exhibition has been selected as one of Hackney Citizen’s top East End Exhibitions. Making an interesting connection between the current show, Dominic Dispirito’s In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent, and the previous show, Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, the author Andrew Barnes writes: “Annka Kultys Gallery is hosting another digital artist whose work would be literally unimaginable mere decades ago. Where Soda utilised her internet presence to bring viewers inside her personal Panopticon, Dominic Dispirito is concerned with how others are viewed and vilified, namely the British ‘chav.’” In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent will remain on view through 28 July. You can read the full article here.
Works by !Mediengruppe Bitnik have been included in the group exhibition, Always Different, Always the Same: An Essay on Art and Systems, on view through 11 November at the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur, Switzerland. Exploring the ways that systems give rise to art and culture, the exhibition includes a wide range of artists working across genres and time periods, including Carl Andre, John Baldessare, Angela Bulloch, Wade Guyton, On Kawara, Yves Klein, Donald Judd, Frank Stella and many more. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
A work by Molly Soda is included in the sixth edition of Carriage Trade’s exhibition and benefit auction Social Photography. Exploring the ways in which mobile photography has developed from a novelty feature of flip phones to a critical function by which smart phones serve as recorders of our daily lives, the show examines the role of cell phone photography in modern society. Other participants in the exhibition include Tracey Emin, Dan Graham and Hal Foster, among many more. Social Photography VI will open at Carriage Trade in New York City on 10 July. For more information and to purchase prints of Soda’s work online, click here.
Tumblr artist-in-residence Signe Pierce has created an immersive lighting and set installation for rock band 5 Seconds of Summer’s performance at the Tumblr IRL party. Featuring radiant light direction, artistic projections and a holographic photo installation, Pierce’s set design brought the band’s latest album Youngblood, the group’s third Billboard No. 1 release, to life. To see images of the event and for a full recap, click here.
Signe Pierce has been featured on the television program Tracks, aired on ARTE, the European Culture Channel. You can watch the episode—which also features Blackfish Collective, Serpentwithfeet, Martha Cooper and The Charlatans—here.
SIGNE PIERCE in
19 JUNE – 25 JUNE 2018
GLASSBOX, NEW YORK, USA
Broadly has just published a new interview with Signe Pierce in collaboration with Vice. Published alongside the interview are a new series of photographs by Pierce, which the artist has created without the use of digital manipulation. Describing these works, the author writes: “With these images, [Pierce] wants to straddle the line between technology and biology, control and submission, self and selfie, by placing her own nude body in its crosshairs and dismantling the stigma that comes with photographing oneself.” The essay and accompanying photographs are published in Broadly‘s Privacy and Perception Issue as well as Vice‘s Photography issue. You can find the full interview with accompanying images here.
Work by Molly Soda has been included in a new group show, Duty Free, curated by isthisit? director Bob Bicknell-Knight at Chelsea College of Arts in London. Grappling with ideas surrounding the corporatisation of public space, the show inquires into how capitalisation and utilisation of the internet as a space for corporate ownership affect the user within an increasingly gamified culture. Duty Free will remain on view through 23 June. For more information, click here .
Marie Munk has been interviewed by Interalia Magazine about her practice, her Magic Wand performance at Code Art Fair and her dual-exhibition with Stine Deja, Synthetic Seduction, originally shown at Annka Kultys Gallery. Discussing the dissolving boundaries between the body and the mind in contemporary digital society, Munk says: “Our body holds our mind, which constantly pushes the boundaries of the body and explores new territories for the extension of the body’s identity. This tension has only been reinforced in the virtual world where our minds can go wandering, without the flabby gravity of the body to hold it back. With the digital universe we enter a post-human approach to the human, which challenges our carnality. The body has become liquid and editable, dissolved into carefully selected and vehemently retouched fragments.” Synthetic Seduction is currently on view at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen until 4 August. You can find the full interview here.
Online publication Figure Figure has just published an interview between Marie Munk and curator Indira Béraud regarding Munk’s practice and her inspiration for Synthetic Seduction, which was originally exhibited at Annka Kultys Gallery from February – March 2018. Munk says: “Humans are very clever and are usually confused about why they are here. We want to create machines that react just like us to replicate the humanity. We don’t get the complexity of humans so maybe if we can recreate it we would be able to understand our condition.” Synthetic Seduction is currently on view at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen until 4 August. To read the full interview, click here .
Tonight, Signe Pierce will conduct an experimental performance and DJ set at the Squeegee NYC party at h0l0 in Queens, New York. Also slated for the night are Mood Killer, DJ Solidarity, Pauli Cakes and more. For more information and the full line up of performers, click here.
Olga Fedorova’s digital artworks have been mentioned in a review of the group show Data Dating at Galerie Charlot in Paris. In the article, the writer Marie-Laure Desjardins writes that Fedorova fabricates ‘proposals that make us observers of strange scenes, almost disturbing, and especially incomprehensible, as are generally the fantasies of others.’ Read the review on their website here.
Works by Molly Soda have been included in the group show Pure Raw, on view at Resort Gallery in Baltimore until 15 July. Curated by Alex Ebstein and Abbey Parrish, aims to deconstruct and exaggerate personal branding and aesthetics, aimed specifically at the blurred line between private and public self. Other artists on view include Maya Martinez, Pastiche Lumumba and more. For more information about the exhibition, click here .
Signe Pierce has been commissioned by Refinery 29 to photograph pop music artist Kali Uchis for The Come Up series, which highlights inspirational female artists. Pierce shot Uchis on location in her immersive installation Tesseract at Times Square Space in New York. To see the full shoot and accompanying story, click here.
STINE DEJA in
8 JUNE – 4 AUGUST 2018
SIXTY EIGHT ART INSTITUTE, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Molly Soda will be joining fellow artists Maya Martinez and Marcyanne Hanneman on their Paradise Tour around North America, where Soda will perform her own poetry.
The tour dates are as follows:
Molly Soda’s solo exhibition, Me and My Gurls, at Annka Kultys Gallery is currently featured on ArtForum’s “Must-See Shows” list, the editors’ selection of essential exhibitions worldwide. The show, Soda’s third at AKG, transforms the gallery into a physical manifestation of the artist’s digital studio. The works on display expose Soda’s computer desktop and portions of her massive digital archive to an IRL (in real life) audience, building upon the artist’s previous solo shows at the gallery as well as her career-long exploration of what it means to live online. Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To see the full listing of Must-See Shows, click here.
French publication ArtPress has just posted a fantastic review of Molly Soda’s ‘Me and My Gurls,’ written by art critic and professor of Neo-Literature Magali Nachtergael. In the piece, Nachtergael writes on Soda’s mastery of the digital medium and her ability to effortlessly move between different platforms, going so far as to compare her practice to a ‘ready-made autobiographique’ following the tradition of feminist artists like Gina Pane and Sophie Calle. Me and My Gurls is currently on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
Artlyst has just published Paul Carey-Kent’s exhibition list of Choices Up Now in London, which includes Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls. The exhibition, Soda’s third solo show at AKG, transforms the gallery into a physical manifestation of Soda’s digital desktop space. Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
In anticipation of the opening of Synthetic Seduction at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen, artists Stine Deja and Marie Munk have compiled an ‘ABC’ list to explain their inspirations and goals for the exhibition published on the I Do Art blog. To read the full list from A to Z, click here.
Alice Bucknell has written a profile of Stine Deja for Issue No. 28 of Cura Magazine. Discussing the artist’s dual-show with Marie Munk, Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery, Bucknell writes: “Synthetic Seduction asked if the apparent benefits of a low-stakes and immediate intimacy—whether in the form of face-scan emojis or late-night drunken Tinder binges—are actually less valuable than they seem, in fact asking from us a larger sacrifice than we might realize. Rather than conferring an obvious approval or disapproval rating on the matter, the duo’s response was far more ambiguous, subjective, and very nearly sentient.” For more information about this issue and to read the full article, click here.
ArtForum reports that Art Foundation Pax, a Swiss organisation dedicated to the promotion of digital and media-based art, has awarded the inaugural Pax Art Award to !Mediengruppe Bitnik founders Domago Smoljo and Carmen Weisskopf. The award includes a prize of $30,000 for the production of new work and for an acquisition by the foundation. The prize will be formally presented on 14 June at Haus der electronischen Künste (HeK) in Basel. For more information about the award, click here.
Organ has just posted a review of Me and My Girls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The show, on view through 16 June, presents recent video work by Soda alongside vinyl prints from the artists personal archive and printed works on aluminium and acrylic. You can find the full review here.
French publication The Steidz has reviewed Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, on view at AKG through 16 June. The author, describing Soda’s command of social media, writes that she reveals the inner workings of digital mechanics in an almost archeological fashion. You can find the full review here .
Mousse Magazine has featured Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at AKG. The show, which aims to simulate Soda’s digital desktop environment in the physical gallery space, presents recent work by Soda in which the artist continues to explore the relationship between viewer and viewed in contemporary digital culture. Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. For more information, click here.
Art critic Tabish Khan has included Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, the artist’s third solo show at AKG, in his review of the top 7 shows to see in London this week for Fad Magazine. Describing the immersive nature of show’s installation, Khan writes: “it’s as if we’ve stepped into the screen itself.” Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
Art listings site Galleries Now has just posted Gallery 360/VR shots of Molly Soda’s solo exhibition Me and My Gurls, and included the show in their Weekender selection of top exhibitions around the world. On view until 16 June, Me and My Gurls presents a selection from Soda’s personal digital archive and explores the phenomena of watching and being watched online. To check out the 360/VR view, click here.
Things-to-do app Dojo has listed Molly Soda’s show Me and My Gurls to its Arts Radar list of top shows for the week of May 24. Soda’s third solo exhibition with AKG, Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read Dojo‘s review and check out the full listing, click here .
Time Out London has included Molly Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls on its list of ’72 Marvellous Events and Things to Do in London in May 2018.’ To check out the full listing, click here.
Signe Pierce will conduct a new performance tonight inside Tesseract, the artist’s interactive installation at Times Square Space in New York. For more information about the event, click here.
VICE has just published a review of Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, alongside an interview with the artist. Describing the titular work of the show, Soda says: “as you watch me dance, you’re seeing more and more dancing girls join me on screen, and as the video continues, I become the avatar—I become one of them. There’s an element of blending in—the anonymity of everyone doing the same thing online. It’s simultaneously very beautiful, that we’re all sharing these experiences and doing this stuff, but also very isolating and lonely.” You can find the full article here.
Wall Street International has featured Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo exhibition at AKG. In this exhibition, Soda has created a physical manifestation of her computer’s desktop, thus inviting the viewer into her most personal virtual spaces. You can find Wall Street International‘s listing here.
London-based blog Just Opened London has written a review of Molly Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls, on view at AKG through 16 June. They write, “Themes of vulnerability, narcissism and over-sharing run throughout and the exhibition is as likely to make you feel uncomfortable as it is to entertain. Molly lives her life online and she invites you to share it, at the same time prompting some (perhaps) difficult questions about the viewer’s own sense of self.” You can find the full review here.
Artist and blogger Katy Howe has written a review of Molly Soda’s solo exhibition Me and My Gurls, on view through 16 June at AKG. She writes: “Although some may perceive her work as shallow or superficial, if you take the time to look deeper, and I mean longer than a three second insta-gratification, you will find an intricately complex and engaged artistic practise, powerfully addressing structures of identity, especially female identity. She successfully explores the notion of authenticity in the interactions of our online selves, by looking at how social media, instant messaging and constant sharing invade our lives and in turn affect our interactions, highlighting and blurring boundaries between the personal and the public. She forces us to consider what it means to have a private life if we are sharing everything.” To read the full review, click here.
Molly Soda will present a new installation on 14 May as part of AFTERCARE hosted by Eyebeam in Brooklyn, New York. Presented alongside the International Centre of Photography and Topical Cream, the event will follow the Vision and Technology: Toward a More Just Future symposium. Other artists on the line-up include RAFiA Santana, Sofia Young Park, Marie Karlberg and Hannah Daly. For more information, click here.
London art critic Paul Carey-Kent has just reviewed Me and my gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at AKG. He writes, “Molly Soda’s teeming and multifarious practice is most naturally online. Here, then, she effectively transports her studio to the gallery by covering the walls with images and footage from her laptop, complete with a 15 foot printout of comments on one of her YouTube posts which takes over the space sculpturally.” Me and my gurls will remain on view at AKG through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
DROOL Creatives has featured Me and my gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. In the show, Soda has created an installation that mimics the interior of her computer screen, effectively inviting the visitor into her desktop space. To check out the listing, click here.
Time Out London will include a review of Molly Soda’s new solo show Me and my gurls in its upcoming print issue. Author Eddy Frankel writes, “Is Soda vain and neurotic? Totally. But we all are. It’s just that instead of hiding her vanity on a hard drive, she is letting it out and allowing the whole internet to tear it apart. And by exposing herself, she’s exposing the rest of us. If you don’t like what you see, you might just be seeing a bit too much of yourself.” Me and my gurls is on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. To read the full review online, click here.
London-based website London Photography Diary has listed Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls as one of its current exhibition choices in the city. In this show, Soda has transformed the gallery into a physical version of her desktop, thereby inviting the viewer into her most personal and sacred space. For more information and to see the full listing, click here.
Collaborative works by !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Low Jack are included in a new dual-show alongside OMSK Social Club at Panke Gallery in Berlin. Entitled ALEXIETY, the show grapples with the alienation and uneasiness surrounding personal digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, which simultaneously afford convenience while obscuring the algorithmic processes and modes of corporate surveillance embedded in their software and hardware. ALEXIETY will be on view at Panke Gallery in Berlin through June 2, 2018. For more information, click here.
Spanish magazine !Ah! has profiled Signe Pierce. Titled “Art & Feminism in the iPhone Era,” author Irene Calvo describes the relationship between Pierce’s signature hyper-saturated aesthetic, feminism and the current state of digital culture. You can find the full profile here.
The inaugural issue of the Boston Art Review has published an interview with Molly Soda. Discussing the relationship between space and art in her work, Soda says: “My art takes private space and broadcasts it. I’m more interested in intimate spaces as opposed to say, a city sidewalk or a subway car. While those spaces are equally as important to living, they don’t make their way into my work. I’m interested in what’s behind the door, not what’s outside of it.” Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls is currently on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. You can find the Boston Art Review here.
MOLLY SODA in
SEEPING UPWARDS, RUPTURING THE SURFACE
3 MAY – 17 JUNE 2018
300 CITY CENTRE DR, MISSISSAUGA, ON L5B 3C1, CANADA
Cactus has included works by Signe Pierce in Issue 06 of its print magazine. To see the images and check out the full issue, click here.
SIGNE PIERCE in
30 APRIL – 28 JUNE 2018
Times Square Space, NEW YORK, USA
In a new guide to the city, London-based blog Lazy Oaf has listed Annka Kultys Gallery as its contemporary art choice. The author writes, “Upstairs from an unassuming row of shops by Cambridge Heath station, you’ll find one of the leading platforms for a future generation of artists. With a focus on multimedia art, Annka Kultys encourages these artists to bring their work from digital and online platforms into the gallery space, marking it out as different from your average gallery experience.” Check out the full guide here.
Selected images from Molly Soda and Arvida Bystrom’s book Pics Or It Didn’t Happen are on display at Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium as part of the Stadstriënnale. The show will be on view through 1 June 2018. You can find more information here.
Chinese platform ArtLink Art has featured Metamirrorism, Signe Pierce’s solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can find the full listing here.
The Selfridges Eye, a new editorial project focusing on individuals who challenge conventions and defy expectations, has featured Signe Pierce’s solo show Metamirrorism. The author writes, “Walking into the space is like stepping into a digital blender – or, in layman’s terms, as if the internet had vomited on itself. But look a little closer and there is no digital trickery at play here; this is reality remixed.” To read the full article, click here.