Audrey Wachs reports on the opening of Galeria Melissa, an upscale boutique in New York City designed by Muti Randolph, for Architects Newspaper. The store, which alongside selling shoes will hold four exhibitions per year, has included an immersive video installation by Signe Pierce in its inaugural exhibition. To read the full story, click here.
“Selfie”, 2017, a work created by Olga Fedorova for her solo show Generic Jungle at AKG, is included in the online group exhibition Why don’t we get a kickstarter going for an ISP? hosted by isthisit? Gallery and curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight. The show, staged in the wake of the ‘death’ of net neutrality in the United States, explores the limits of information control and the power associated with corporate grips on digital information pathways. Opening 22 December, the exhibition will run through 22 January 2018 and include artists such as Andy Holden, Ann Hirsch, Constant Dullaart, Eva Papamargariti, and Jacob Kudsk Steensen, among others. For more information and to see the show, click here.
Bushwick Daily writer Darragh Dandurand reports on the opening of Rose Gold, a new cocktail bar in New York built under the creative direction of Signe Pierce and Safwat Riad. Original works by “multimedia magician” Pierce can be found throughout the basement space, alongside an original neon sign by Kate Hush. Rose Gold will open on 11 January 2018. To read the full story, click here.
Annka Kultys Gallery received a mention in Paul Carey-Kent’s list of top exhibitions in 2017, which nods to the gallery’s program of future-looking exhibitions. To see the full list, take a look at the complete article here.
Generic Jungle, Olga Fedorova’s first solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, has been reviewed by Rodrigo Carlon for Dateagle Art. Carlon writes that by using a lenticular printing method, “Fedorova creates a screen-like effect on a non-electric, non-digital surface. This blurs the boundaries between the digital and physical realms. The digital and the ‘real’ or empirical become one and the same.” To read the full review, click here.
Writer Bee Beardsworth has just reviewed Candy, Dominic Dispirito’s dual-show with Christina BanBan at The Dot Project in London. She writes: “If Candy…were a sweet, it would be a gobstopper: a cacophony of bright, childlike colours slowly dissolving to reveal layer after layer of thought-provoking messages and meaning.” You can find the full review here.
Something Curated has written a round-up of the “5 Art Prizes and Awards to Know About,” mentioning Dominic Dispirito, winner of the 2017 Adrian Caruthers Studio Award. You can find the full article here.
Artist and writer Holly Watkins has profiled Dominic Dispirito, with whom she recently collaborated with. Describing his work flow, she writes: “Dominic had a unique way of working, he showed me that most of his imagery is first created on his phone. He then uses an airbrush to recreate the effect on a larger scale.” You can read her full piece here.
Artist and writer John Bingham has just published an interview with Dominic Dispirito on his blog. Describing the subject matter of his work, Dispirito says: “I’m interested in contemporary technologies and their sociological impact, the relationship between human and machine and the virtual world and the real world.” You can read the full interview here.
Recent Slade MFA graduate Dominic Dispirito has been included in a new dual-show with Christina BanBan entitled Candy at The Dot Project in London. The show, which grapples with how to navigate a world saturated by consumerism, digital imagery, humour and the struggle of everyday life, will run through 26 November. You can find more information here.
Amadeus Magazine has written a glowing review of Candy, Dominic Dispirito’s dual show with Christina BanBan at The Dot Project. They write: “Dispirito focuses on subjective human states of being. His subject matter is isolated and reduced, becoming the focus for painterly exercises in color, volume and style.” You can read the full review here.
In an article about gender disparities between men and women in the arts, Mikkel Carl mentions Stine Deja’s installation of 4K Zen at Code Art Fair in Copenhagen. The fair, he write, is “pure girl power.” To read the full article, click here.
Congratulations to Dominic Dispirito, who has been selected as the winner of the 2017-2018 Adrian Caruthers Studio Award! The prize, allocated to one final-year MA student from The Slade School of Fine Art, offers a free studio for one year, a cash bursary, mentoring and the opportunity to work with a partner gallery towards an exhibition or public project. For more information, click here.
STINE DEJA in
BODIES OF WATER
19 MAY – 21 MAY 2017
SMK, NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK & ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, DENMARK
Stine Deja has been included in And If I Left Off Dreaming About You, a group show curated by the Like a Little Disaster collective at the Foothold project space in Polignano a Mare, Italy. Also included are works by Gioia de Girolamo, Motoko Ishibashi, Lito Kattou, Botond Keresztesi and Maurizio Vicerè-Vice. The exhibition will remain on view until 18 August. For more information, click here.
Dominic Dispirito’s work in the 2017 Slade School of Fine Art MFA Degree Show has been listed in Elephant Magazine’s round-up of top highlights from the show. The author, Emily Steer, writes: “The world in Dispirito’s works feels recognisable but also oddly alien, and has a sketchy rather than polished feel to it, drawing to mind a place that is malleable and changeable, as well as technically experimental for the artist.” You can read the full list of highlights here.
Hunger TV reviews Signe Pierce’s solo show, Faux Realities, at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can read the full piece here .
Signe Pierce is interviewed by Amar Priganica and Marie-Claire Gagnon for PW-Magazine. “Even when you’re all by yourself, you’re technically never really alone because there’s always somebody else on the other side of the screen,” Pierce says, “And now that we have this live streaming technology, we can all be the star of our own Truman Show. I’m interested in what that can do to a persona and our perception of reality.” To read the full interview, click here.
Work by Stine Deja has been included in the group show, Behind the Scenes, the inaugural exhibition by Sheffield Contemporary. Looking to explore contemporary cinematic modes, the show questions how technology has played a role in the way that artists create and understand photographs and moving pictures. On view until 29 April, Behind the Scenes also includes work by Masha Batsea, Sam Stringer, Sebastian Noseda and William Fairbrother. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
In a round-up of Satellite Art Show in Miami, writer Sarah Cascone mentions Signe Pierce’s installation Entropical Getaway in collaboration with Castor Gallery. To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda’s solo show, Comfort Zone, has been reviewed by Blouin ArtInfo’s Amanda Avery. You can find the full article here.
Olga Fedorova is Artslant’s ‘Wednesday Web Artist of the Week’. Christian Petersen writes, “Fedorova’s work explores contemporary obsessions with clinical modernism and sterile technology, which she uneasily couples with a unique blend of untamed nature and raw sexuality.” Read the full article here.
Curatorial platform Alternative Escape has interviewed Molly Soda. Her solo show, Comfort Zone, is on view through 12 November at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can read the full interview here.
Marianne Eloise has written a review of Molly Soda’s solo show Comfort Zone at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can find the full article here.
Art Viewer has listed Throat Wanders Down the Blade, Ivana Basic’s solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can view the full post here.
Ivana Basic’s solo show Throat Wanders Down the Blade has been listed by Aujourd’hui. You can view the full piece here.
Signe Pierce has been interviewed by So Frisch So Gut writer Annekathrin Kohout. Pierce is quoted saying, “I think that social media is a medium. And I’m increasingly interested in the body as a canvas. Or, the body can be the ‘medium’ as well. The body can be the art and the social media can be the gallery. It’s a new institution that we can go to look at art.” You can read the full piece here.
Madelaine D’Angelo has interviewed Reality Artist Signe Pierce for the Huffington Post. You can read the full article here.
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Kristen Cochrane for Slutever, a website that deals predominantly with sexuality and relationships. They speak about American Reflexxx, cyberfeminism and Jean Baudrillard. To read the interview, click here.
Signe Pierce has been profiled by Oxygen. “I like looking for beauty, in banal and boring situations” Pierce says. “I want my work to be beautiful and grotesque.” You can read the full article here.
Vice has interviewed Romke Hoogwaerts about Mossless, a new photography publication that features work by Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. To read the article, an excerpt of an interview between Soda and Arvida Bystrom, and to see the artists’ work included in the publication, click here.
Signe Pierce has been featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Aether art magazine. Included is a selection of her hyperreal photographic works. You can read the full feature here.
Reality Artist Signe Pierce has been profiled by Ione Gamble of Dazed Digital. She writes, “Living life in a neon-tinted, strobe-lit dream world, Signe Pierce is the visual artist using performance art to deconstruct the beauty industry.” You can read the full article here.
East London Lines has just reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show in the United Kingdom. Author Emilie Shane writes, “[Soda’s] videos and images are raw, presenting an authentic experience of being a girl on the Internet. According to Soda: “That’s activism in itself – just putting yourself out there as a woman – being totally unashamed of who you are and what you’re about.” To read the full review, click here.
1883 Magazine has just reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. Author Jacopo Nuvo writes, “She likes to call herself a ‘webcam princess’; yet Molly Soda is more than a mere ‘Internet sensation’, and her debut solo show proves it.” You can find the full review here .
Blogger Issey Scott has reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. To read the full review, click here.
The White Pube writers Gabriella de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad have just reviewed From My Bedroom to Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. Describing the complexity of the ideas that Soda presents in the show, Muhammad writes “I always, always in my mind want to make the kind of work that makes you stop. I want to make work that is arresting. That makes you pull out your phone and plop it on Instagram, that you take a selfie in front of. I want my work to look good with a filter on it as well as in real life. Molly’s show did that.” To read the full review, click here .
AQNB has featured From My Bedroom to Yours To read the full listing, click here.
Ione Gamble has interviewed Molly Soda about her first solo show, From My Bedroom To Yours, on the ASOS Likes blog. The show will remain on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 January 2016. To read the full interview, click here.
Ladygunn has just interviewed Molly Soda in anticipation of her upcoming solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The author writes: “Despite the never ending sounds and voices of so many people in the digital stratosphere Molly has made it to the frontier lines of that world for her engaging and deeply personal work that includes explores self-identity and self depreciation, feminism, culture, and perversion. From her uninhibited selfies, her raw emotions and her uncategorizable take on the modern world, with Molly Soda everything she puts out is a bit surprising, a bit alarming and a bit real.” To read the full article, click here.
Dazed Digital has just published a roundtable discussion about censorship online between Molly Soda and Rupi Kaur, Arvida Byström, Saerah Lee and Alexandra Marzella. Opening the conversation, Soda says: “The way women are perceived online is just a heightened reflection of society and the way women, and particularly their bodies, are treated in real life. Everything you put out there essentially invites others to criticise and interpret your image.” You can find their full conversation here.
The Creators Project has just published an article responding to the ideas of obsessive self-identification developed in the exhibition Same at STREAM Gallery in Brooklyn. Included in the show are works by Molly Soda, who chose to create physical objects as opposed to her usual digital presentations. To read the full article, click here.
i-D has published a short review of hot in here, the group show at Sunday Gallery in Los Angeles featuring works by Molly Soda. The show, on view through 5 August 2015, also includes work by Arvida Byström, Mayan Toledano, Vivian Fu, Grace Miceli and Molly Matalon. To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda has been mentioned in an article posted on NPR about the art of the selfie. Describing Soda’s signature self-portrait aesthetic, the author writes: “Soda is among those who do not clean up their selfies. She’s going for an unvarnished, alternative look.” To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Kayla Unnerstall for Bullett Magazine about the release of her most recent zine, I don’t want you to miss me. Describing the evolution of her practice, Soda says: “I started thinking about websites as art and videos as art and using the Internet as a tool to get my work out there and using it as a medium to make work on instead of having to make a print, painting or a physical piece. I think I’ve evolved in that way that I’m not separating my real life practice from my online art practice anymore. It’s all melded into one thing.” You can find the full interview here.
Galore Magazine has just published a new interview with Molly Soda. Upon responding to writer Maria Pasquini’s request for Soda to describe her practice in 10 words or less, Soda replies: “webcam princess explores digital intimacy and cyber sincerity.” You can find the full interview here.
Bullett Magazine‘s Kayla Unnerstall has written about the controversy surrounding the release of Molly Soda’s zine should i send this / ur so emo about boys. While some have called the zine feminist artwork, others have decried the work as vapid and narcissistic. To read the full piece, click here.
Dazed Digital has just published an article about Should I Send This?, Molly Soda’s latest zine in which the artist publishes a selection of previously unseen nude images and sexts. The author, Alice Mosey, writes: “Far from a bunch of awkward nudes and cringeworthy chat-up lines, Should I Send This? highlights how we construct our intimacy while hiding behind a screen.” You can find the full article here.
Molly Soda’s involvement in the glitch art project This is Not an Error has been reported on by Priscilla Frank of the Huffington Post. Other artists included in the project are Jeanette Hayes, LaTurbo Avedon, So Sad Today and more. To read the article and see Soda’s glitches-out 404 error page, click here.
Dazed writer Alice Mosey has just interviewed Molly Soda about her current digital exhibition, Me and My Bear, hosted on New Hive. To read the full interview, click here.