Rui Lin’s exhibition, included in the second week of CACOTOPIA 03, was reviewed by Sean Worrall in Organ Thing.
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Rui Lin’s exhibition, included in the second week of CACOTOPIA 03, was reviewed by Sean Worrall in Organ Thing.
Stine Deja’s series of videos Hard Core, Soft Body has been featured in Pylon Hub on the occasion of her recent installation at Schimmel Projects Art Centre, Dresden.
Wall Street International has featured Aaron Scheer’s first solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery.
Gretchen Andrew collaborates with Imperica Magazine to talk about how Google exacerbates the Internet’s sexism.
Marton Nemes’ exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, part of Cacotopia 03, has been reviewed by Sean Worrall at Organ Thing.
Yumiko Sakuma has written an article for Numero TOKYO’s 127th issue that speaks about Signe Pierce and her oeuvre as a reality artist (article in Japanese).
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” (article in German).
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.
Magali Nachtergael has written an article titled Vue sur chambre for Simone, an annual newspaper, in which the author profiles and compares Molly Soda with Amalia Ulman (article in French).
Wall Street International has featured Impressions, Jillian Mayer’s first solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery.
Olga Fedorova’s digital artworks have been disseminated in an article by VIVISXN DIGITAL, an alternative news and culture portal.
Jonathan Weinel at Oxford University Press has written a paper in which Gretchen Andrew is mentioned.
Gallerist Nathalie Halgand spotlights Signe Pierce as the next rising star in the art world in an interview with Office Magazine.
Artnet News has reviewed the The Museum of Pizza’s pop up exhibition, including Signe Pierce and Emma Stern’s Pizza Vortex, calling it “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”.
VICE has reviewed the The Museum of Pizza’s pop up exhibition, including Signe Pierce and Emma Stern’s Pizza Vortex, labelling it “a hypnotic 3D-animated pizza tunnel that ricochets off the walls of the reflective room that encases it”.
Mousse Magazine has featured Short Term Memories, Olga Fedorova’s second solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery.
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.
Olga Fedorova’s current exhibition Short Term Memories has been featured on TZVETNIK.
Paul Carey-Kent mentioned Olga Fedorova’s exhibition ‘Short Term Memories’ on his Instagram account.
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 Annka Kultys Gallery, Short Term Memories.
Irina Papadimitriou shares the news of the publication of Search Engine Art, a collaborative project between Gretchen Andrew and Digital Futures.
It’s Nice That has spoken to Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley on using work as self-help, the importance of sound and music to her artistic production, and the terms of inclusion for Black trans people in video games.
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.
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.
Gretchen Andrew speaks to Artillery Magazine about infiltrating Google Images with her paintings.
Leipziger Volkszeitung has mentioned Signe Pierce and Molly Soda in a piece on the group exhibition Virtual Normality: Netzkünstlerinnen 2.0 at the MdbK in Leipzig in which both artists feature (article in German).
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.
AKG Summer exhibition Terms and Conditions May Apply curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight is featured on Tzvetnik. The exhibition features Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Marion Balac, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Patrick Colhoun, Shamus Clisset, Alyssa Davis, Tom Galle, James Irwin, Jason Isolini, Jillian Mayer, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Moises Sanabria, Lotte Rose Kjær Skau, Owen Thackeray and Addie Wagenknecht. More information can be found 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.
Signe Pierce has been featured in an i-D article on contemporary culture’s obsession with neon across all forms of visual culture.
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.
Synthetic Seduction was reviewed by Indira Béraud in Widewalls.
Aaron Scheer has been interviewed about his practice during a studio visit by Dataeagle.art.
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.
Dominic Dispirito’s first solo exhibition with AKG In the Garden, Council Housed and Violent is featured on Mousse magazine. The exhibition is on view at AKG through Saturday 28 July 2018. See the complete feature 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.
Gretchen Andrew writes a paper published with The British Computer Society on the extent to which bias is entrenched in Google’s search results.
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.
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.
Broadly/VICE has published a new feature by Signe Pierce, which also includes a new series of digitally-manipulated photographs by the artist straddling the divide between technology and biology.
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 .
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.
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 ‘Alphabet’ to explain their inspirations and goals for the exhibition published on the I Do Art blog.
Alice Bucknell has written a profile of Stine Deja for Issue No. 28 of Cura Magazine.
ArtForum has reported 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.
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.
Mozilla features a conversation between Gretchen Andrew and Amira Dhalla.
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.
Spanish magazine !Ah! has profiled Signe Pierce in an article which describes the relationship between Pierce’s signature hyper-saturated aesthetic, feminism and the current state of digital culture (article in Spanish).
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.
Cactus has included works by Signe Pierce in Issue 06 of its print magazine.
In a new guide to the city, London-based blog Lazy Oaf has listed Annka Kultys Gallery as its contemporary art choice.
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, on its list of shows to see (article in Chinese).
The Selfridges Eye, a new editorial project focusing on individuals who challenge conventions and defy expectations, has featured Signe Pierce’s solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, Metamirrorism.
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.
French publication Open Minded has profiled Signe Pierce (article in French).
A new editorial piece on mindful Internet usage written by Alexxa Gotthardt for Artsy features a still from Molly Soda’s 2017 video piece, Touch to Play. To read the full article, click here.
In a listing of the top shows this week, FAD has named Signe Pierce’s solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery Metamirrorism as one of its top picks.
In a round-up of “shows to see now,” critic Tabish Khan lists Metamirrorism as one of the top shows in London.
The Art Partners, a collector’s service and criticism blog, has included Signe Pierce’s solo show Metamirrorism at Annka Kultys Gallery in a weekly digest of the best cultural events in London.
In an ode to floral photography, Hunger TV lists Signe Pierce as one of its favourite photographers of flowers, which were last shown in her first solo show, Faux Realities, at Annka Kultys Gallery.
Tamara Al-Mashouk has named Signe Pierce in relation to rockstar artists in the age of social media as part of an interview with Forbes.
The Leipzig Glocal writer Maeshelle West-Davis has reviewed Virtual Normality — Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show at Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig featuring works by Signe Pierce.
In his round-up of top April shows, critic Paul Carey-Kent adds Signe Pierce’s Metamirrorism, on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 28th April.
Lara Monro of Teeth Magazine has interviewed Signe Pierce about technocracy, ‘cyberfeminism’ and her new solo show Metamirrorism, on view at Annka Kultys Gallery.
Signe Pierce’s new solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, Metamirrorism, has been listed in Dream Idea Machine’s round up of March shows internationally.
In a new article examining the current generation of women net artists, Elle Italia reviews Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, specifically citing the the work of Signe Pierce and Molly Soda (article in Italian).
TimeOut has reviewed Metamirrorism, Signe Pierce’s second solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery.
Swedish news outlet Kurinen has just written an article about Pics or It Didn’t Happen – Molly Soda and Arvida Byström’s collaborative publication of pictures deleted by Instagram. The article explores the phenomenon of censorship of the arts online. You can read the full piece 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.