Metal Magazine has published an interview with Stine Deja. Focusing on her most recent practice and works, Deja explains: “I don’t necessarily seek answers, I’m more interested in dialogue and reflection, and that’s exactly what art is so great at. I think art is not only the tangible works inside a gallery or museum setting, but it’s also the streams of thoughts you leave with as a result of encountering artworks”. To read the full article by Arnau Salvadò, click here.
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If you’ve ever come across any ‘wellness’ products, you’ll know they can be a bit helpful, a bit expensive and also a bit self-indulgent and silly. These are the ideas that Danish London-based artist Stine Deja emphasises in 4K ZEN, her two-part project originally commissioned for the Roskilde Festival in Denmark in 2017. The first video works as a commercial showcasing the product: a guided meditation video that comes with a branded mat and this sensory-isolating thingamajig resembling a VR headset. The second video is the actual meditation you are guided through: serene nature scenes, whooshing sounds of water, the full works. Yet nothing is quite as calm as it first seems. “The sunlight from the clear blue sky is catching the tops of the waves in the distance” the narrator intones. “The whole ocean seems to shimmer and sparkle like paparazzis snapping perfect pictures of you.” Take a deep breath and… relax?
Screening dates: 17–23 April 2020
Stine Deja’s Last Resort, the last show with the gallery, has been featured on Galleries Now. Click here to read the full article.
Last Resort, Stine Deja’s fourth exhibition with the gallery, has been featured in TZVETNIK. read the full listing here.
Stine Deja’s work is featured in the article Digital. Virtuell. Posthuman? Read the full article by Magdalena Kröner here
Signe Pierce is interviewed by Alice Bucknell in MOUSSE magazine: ” “Digital Streams of an Uploadable Consciousness” is a phrase that I often use when I’m writing and thinking [about] my media of choice: my life exported and seen by others. It’s also a way of talking about being a “reality artist”—a quest I fully acknowledge to be a paradox—and my attempts to decode what’s happening to reality as we enter an increasingly digital and virtual field. Reality was already difficult enough to conceptualize before we introduced technology, which I consider to be a new dimension. ” Read the complete interview here
Lara Pan has interviewed Molly Soda for the 21 issue of Musée Magazine. The short interview focuses on Soda’s artistic practice and on the relationship between her private and online life. She is quoted saying “I’m often appropriating my own image and remixing it, using elements from my early years on the Internet. I’m super drawn to imagery found on old, now defunct platforms, such as MySpace or Geocities. It’s important for me to archive and reuse imagery that’s been lost or forgotten, or even considered ugly or a nuisance.” You can read the full interview 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”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community publication Hackney Citizen has written a round-up of the top shows to see in East London in May. Included in the list is Molly Soda’s upcoming solo exhibition Me and my gurls, opening at AKG on 9 May and running until 16 June. In a short preview of the show, author Andrew Barnes writes: “Soda is as keen as ever to share her world, and hang a lantern on the unique disconnections felt at the centre of online obsession.” To read the full listing and preview, click here.
In a listing of the top shows this week, FAD has named Signe Pierce’s solo show Metamirrorism as one of its top picks. See the full rankings here.
In a round-up of “shows to see now,” critic Tabish Khan lists Metamirrorism as one of the top shows in London. Take a look at the full listing here.
The Art Partners, a collector’s service and criticism blog, has included Signe Pierce’s solo show Metamirrorism in a weekly digest of the best cultural events in London. To read their short review of the show, click here.
Tamara Al-Mashouk, mentions Signe Pierce in relation to rockstar artists in the age of social media, stating “Signe Pierce has a really interesting relationship to today- to social media, and the internet. Her instagram is the most developed version of her work online, she uses it- with it’s massive reach- almost instead of a website or exhibition. It’s like a musician without a record label.” Read the full interview, conducted by Addie
In his round-up of top April shows, critic Paul Carey-Kent adds Signe Pierce’s Metamirrorism, on view at AKG through the 28th. He writes: “Observing the methods of projection, reflection and lighting, and the various films and holograms which populate her studio environment in New York, Signe Pierce saw that she could create a visually echoic gallery installation. All is controlled through her mobile phone, but the effects are actually ‘real’ rather than digital.” To read the full review, click here.
Things-to-do App Dojo has listed Signe Pierce’s ephemeral projector painting installation Metamirrorism as a top show to check out this weekend. To read what they have to say about the exhibition, click here.
Lara Monro of Teeth Magazine has interviewed Signe Pierce about her new solo show Metamirrorism on view at AKG. Discussing technocracy and the value of the term ‘cyberfeminism,’ Pierce had this to say: “I personally like [the term] because it is creating a new avenue, one that uses technology to give those who have been previously marginalised a voice. Cyberfeminism was very much predicting what will happen in the future whereas right now we are living very much in a digital age with platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. The internet has amplified all our voices and evened the playing field. We are in a sweet era – pre-net neutrality. Let’s enjoy it, because who knows what will happen with it all in the future.” To read the full interview, click here.
Signe Pierce’s new solo show, Metamirrorism, has been listed in Dream Idea Machine’s round up of March shows. To check out the full piece, click here.
TimeOut has reviewed Metamirrorism, Signe Pierce’s second solo show at AKG. They write: “Ever thought you look so good you belong in an art gallery? Well, here’s your chance.” You can find the full review here.
On March 25, Molly Soda will be taking part in a presentation and workshop as part of the ICP Library’s event Queering the Collection, which is ongoing series Critical Jamming, hosted by artist Christopher Clary and organised by Claudine Boeglin. To learn more about this event, click here.
Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s interactive exhibition Synthetic Seduction has been featured on Mousse’s website. Toying with the audience’s sense of repulsion but also attraction, the objects and videos in the exhibition can be seen as surrogates for intimacy in an age of digital dissociation. You can view the listing and find more information about the exhibition here.
!Mediengruppe Bitnik will give an artist’s talk today as part of the Vis_com Lecture Series: ALT-OUTPUT at the Institut Visuelle Kommunikation at FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. For more information, visit the university’s website here.
Stine Deja and Marie Munk have been interviewed by Hold Residency, a digital exhibition and editorial platform. Describing the feelings of sadness and isolation that the show explores, Deja says: “I think overall I see the idea of simulated intimacy as tragic for everyone/everything involved. Human intimacy with non-humans is unrequited and misunderstood, while intimacy between non-humans is flat and cliche, a replica of something that existed somewhere far removed. I also believe though that people connect with the videos because they project something into it, and that in itself is a layer of intimacy that is generated through the show.” You can find the full piece here.
Tank Magazine’s Jan-Peter Westad has interviewed Stine Deja and and Marie Munk about their collaboration in Synthetic Seduction, on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 24 March. Munk says: “We were both interested in how technology alters social behaviour, especially the way we are intimate or present with one another. And we were also feeling a similar frustration working with themes situated in the crossover between reality and virtual reality. In combining our practices we felt we’d open up more possibilities to work across reality and VR divide, and uncover the tensions between the two.” You can read the full article here.
Drool Creatives has featured Signe Pierce’s upcoming solo show Metamirrorism. “Through the use of instantaneous recording and projection within a space mediated by light sources, mirrors, lenses and dichroic film, Pierce takes the gallery’s visitors as her raw material to create an immersive, reflected, refracted and abstracted universe of the ephemeral.” You can find the full listing here.
Tonight, a new group featuring the works of Stine Deja entitled Lend Me a Hand will open at Elmer in London. Curated by Ben Lunt, the show centres around a loss of artist’s agency in a post-internet contemporary art context. Reality loses meaning as installation shots replace the actual artwork in a process of converting art into “hyper matter.” For more information, click here.
Art critic Tabish Khan has listed Synthetic Seduction, the dual-show and immersive environment created by Stine Deja and Marie Munk, as one of the top 7 shows to see in London this week. To read Khan’s full review, click here.
Artland has interviewed Stine Deja and Marie Munk about their collaboration for Synthetic Seduction, an interactive exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery. Describing the core human needs addressed in the exhibition, “We wished to investigate our need for simple physical contact in a world where the virtual arena often seems to have so much more to offer,” the pair explain. You can read the full interview here.
Starting today and running through 11 March, Molly Soda will be showing work as part of 315 Gallery’s booth at NADA Art Fair. For more information, visit 315 Gallery’s website.
Signe Pierce’s upcoming exhibition Metamirrorism has been listed in Art Rabbit’s “The Best of Spring in London: Our Top Contemporary Art Picks.” The show will present an interactive installation of ephemeral projection painting. You can find the full article here.
Kuba Paris has featured the new show Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery. Featuring the duel efforts of Stine Deja and Marie Munk, the exhibition is an immersive environment that seeks to tackle issues of digitally-mediated intimacy. To learn more about the show and read the full listing, click here .
Lisa Moravec has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig that includes the works of Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. Describing Soda’s contribution to the exhibition, Moravec writes: “Molly Soda’s sound-video installations show her in her private spaces, acting in a casual manner in front of her virtual audience. In That’s Me in the Corner (2017), she sings along with pop music numbers for about 30 minutes. We can see that the live audience on Instagram is watching her, but whether shewatches the audience, is not clear as she continues to look straight ahead, smiling from time to time.” To read the full review, click here.
Events app Dojo has reviewed Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s Synthetic Seduction exhibition at AKG and listed it as a top show to see on its Arts Radar. Dojo writes: “The show is about how the human emotions of love, attraction, repulsion and empathy exist against a modern digital backdrop, A.K.A. where talking electronic products predict what music we want to listen to on Sundays and do our weekly Tesco shop for us.” click here.
Galleries Now, arts events listing site, has featured AKG’s current show Synthetic Seduction online. The show, a combined effort of Danish artists Stine Deja and Marie Munk, explores themes of intimacy in a digitally dissociated milieu. To check out the full listing, click here.
The opening of SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, a new dual-show at AKG featuring an immersive collaboration between Stine Deja and Marie Munk, has been listed one of Drool’s event picks of the week. To check out the full listing, click here.
AQNB has listed the opening of SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, a new dual show featuring the work of Stine Deja and Marie Munk, as one of their top event picks for the week. The show, which will include immersive video installation and interactive sculpture, seeks to critically examine how technology affects emotion and intimacy in contemporary society. To check out AQNB’s full listing, click here.
Artland has included Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s exhibition Synthetic Seduction on its February walking art guide. The show, opening later this month, will serve as an intimacy clinic—filling the void of digital disconnection with artificially-created intimacy surrogates. The full guide can be found here.
Work by Ivana Basic will be included in the upcoming group show Crash Test: The Molecular Turn at La Panacée in Montpellier, France. Exploring the relations between culture and nature, rather than emphasizing its differences, Crash Test presents the works of 25 contemporary artists that deal with the notion of reality and blur traditional opposite concepts, such as artificial and natural. Opening tomorrow, 10 February, Crash Test will run through 6 May. For more information, click here.
Artist and writer John Bingham has featured Cacotopia 02 on his blog! The group show features five recent graduates from around Europe, giving these young artists a chance to show off their work. Rather than showing all five artists at once, in this show, each artist is shown once at a time as the show unfolds over five weeks. For more information and to read Bingham’s full post, click here.
Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be participating for the first time in Material Art Fair in Mexico City, Thursday 8 February through Sunday 11 February! Come visit our Latin-American debut at booth C17, where paintings by London-based artist Sherman Sam will be on view. For more information on the fair, click here.
Stine Deja has been interviewed and profiled by Daphne Milner for It’s Nice That. Focusing on her work 4K Zen, the author explores Deja’s relationship to the commodification of mindfulness. Describing her impetus in creating the project, Deja says: “4K Zen is a stress diet that promises an escape from the complexity of modern life by combining meditation and infomercials. I created it at a time when I felt haunted by bad news politically, societally and environmentally.” Deja’s dual-show, Synthetic Seduction, with Marie Munk, will open at Annka Kultys Gallery on 21 February. To read Deja’s full profile, click here.
FAD Magazine has listed Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery, as one of the top 7 art exhibitions to see in London right now. The author, Tabish Khan, writes: “This impressive and labour intensive exhibition returns with a new artist every week during the six week run. My visit coincided with Hugo Servanin’s classical sculptures that allow water to seep into them and this distorts their shape over time. But the beauty of the show is visitors will have a different experience to mine.” Also on view as part of the show are Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito. To check out the complete list of rankings, click here.
ANNE VIEUX in
3 FEBRUARY – 4 MARCH 2018
THE HOLE, NEW YORK, USA
Molly Soda’s collaborative augmented reality work with Nicole Ruggiero and Refrakt Slide to Expose (2017) will be include in the 11th annual Cyfest. The project, entitled WEATHER FORECAST: DIGITAL CLOUDINESS, will open 2 February and run through 12 February at Museum of Applied Arts of St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. For more information about Cyfest, click here.
Dreamideamachine ART VIEW has included SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, the upcoming dual-show of work by Stine Deja and Marie Munk, in its most recent art news round up. To check out the full feature and see the other exhibitions that made the list, click here.
Molly Soda has been invited to give an artist’s talk this Friday (2 February) at the Photography Department of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. For more information, click here.
Anne Vieux’s solo show Command Field opens tonight at The Hole in lower Manhattan in New York City, and will run through 4 March. More more information, click here.
Wall Street International has featured Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Featuring the work of five emerging artists—Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Hugo Servanin, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito—the show aims to give these young creatives a first platform to display their talent. Rather than showing all five artists at once, Cacotopia 02 shows one artist at a time, unfolding over the course of five weeks. Cacotopia 02 will be on view through 10 February. For more information, click here.
Things-to-do app DOJO has reviewed Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Unlike traditional group shows in which all of the artists are shown together, in Cacotopia, each artist is shown one at a time over the course of five weeks. For the second edition of this annual exhibition program, the artists selected are Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Hugo Servanin, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito. Click here to read the full review.
SIGNE PIERCE in
20 JANUARY – 11 FEBRUARY 2018
New Release, NEW YORK, USA
Sherman Sam’s first solo show in Luxembourg opens today at Ceysson & Benetiere. Entitled Nightclubbing after the eponymous 1981 Grace Jones album, the exhibition includes a selection of Sam’s abstract, ‘assembled’ paintings. “Abstraction can be speculative; it can be uncertain, as life is; it is open to possibility (of interpretations), as life can be,” Sam explains. “It is not a closed form, as some conclude it is. It is not symbolic, least not the kind I am thinking of. That is it can pose or embody flux – open questions in ways that representation cannot.” Nightclubbing will remain on view through 03 March. For more information, click here.