Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by the curator and writer Anika Meier. In the piece, published on Monopol Magazine, Gretchen sheds light on her practice, her Internet performances and her next projects – such as her first solo show in a museum in Monterey. You can read the full piece here.
Hell Gette’s current exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, ‘##’, has been reviewed in The Quietus. The writer of the article, Robert Barry, notes that “As the tall y-axis and shorter x-axis of these paintings suggest, these images are not just landscapes but also portraits – depictions of our digital selves. Or perhaps the truth of Landscape 3.0 is that, today, all landscapes become portraits. We capture the picturesque scenery only in order to depict ourselves.” You can read the full review here.
Hell Gette’s show at Annka Kultys Gallery has been featured by Galleries Now in the Weekender, the weekly selection of great exhibitions. Read the article here.
Ben Elliot’s digital show, which took place on Annka Kultys Gallery website, has been noted by Flash Art. You can read the feature here.
The Washington Post recently featured Gretchen Andrew in an article about net artists and the challenges they face working in a decentralised, evolving environment such as the web. Andrew explains the role the digital has in her artistic practice, and how her background working at Google gives her the opportunity to create ‘with the scrutiny of a renegade insider’. You can read the full feature by Kelsey Ables here.
The latest exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, ‘##’ by Hell Gette, has been inserted in the June-August issue of Flash Art. You can read the full feature here.
Jeremy Kahn, editor at Fortune Magazine, has inserted a feature about Gretchen Andrew in his weekly newsletter about A.I. and business. Kahn delineates Andrew’s artistic practice related to the world of artificial intelligence, and reports: “Gretchen says she wants to create ‘counter-narratives about how things work—how the art world works, how tech works, how the Internet works and what artificial intelligence really is.'”. Read the full feature here.
Molly Soda has been featured by Kesley Ables in the article An introduction to the world of Net Art for the Washington Post as one of the principal artists to know when being introduced to the world of digital art. Referring to Soda, Ables writes: “Imbued with a gnawing emptiness, so much of Soto’s work seems to teeter on the brink of a breakdown, raising the question, how much sharing is too much? In one video, Soto details the fungus growing in her armpit. In another, her face, wet with tears, glows on a computer screen while she takes iPhone selfies.” You can read the full article here.
Flaunt Magazine’s writer Sophie Lee features Gretchen Andrew for one of her Q&As. Saying that Andrew “has turned hacking into an art form”, Lee investigates the artist’s artistic practice, her personal vision of the online world and about her future projects. You can find the full interview here.
Molly Soda has been featured by Rosalind Duguid in her article Got Cabin Fever? Explore the Art of Looking Through Windows for Elephant. Duguid writes: “Twenty-five years down the line, Tumblr-famous Molly Soda was regularly updating 30,000 people (myself among them) on the internet. Soda’s work since has played with the feelings of the thrill and anxiety induced by carving out a window into your life online.” You can read the entire article here.
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.
Time Out recommends an online talk held by Molly Soda and part of the live programming for Well Now WTF?, an online exhibition by Silicon Valet. The event features a digital tour of Soda’s favourite Tumblr accounts and a discussion about how the platform evolved through time. Find more details here.
Gretchen Andrew has been invited to artist Derek Boshier’s breakfast, one of many taken place in the same LA diner for over a decade. The experience has been featured by editor Jonathan Griffin, also invited by Boshier, in LALA Magazine. You can read the full article 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
Gretchen Andrew conversed with Juan Marco Torres, writer at White Hot Magazine. The article underlines the underlying contrapositions of Andrew’s experiences and practice. Torres writes: “Gretchen is both an internet renegade and an enlightener. Her work illuminates the gray areas of the binary virtual world and the real world. It is in this new awareness of these gray areas that we are able to dive deeper into our outlook in order to shape our own destinies and how the internet can help us achieve these destinies.” Read the full feature here.
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Kate Mcilwee, editor at FAD Magazine. In the article, Andrew explains in more details some elements of her practice and notes: “Something that has always been a part of my practise is thinking more and more about the reputation of the feminine and masculine within art and within my work. Imperialism and artificial intelligence and technology are these traditionally male dominated worlds whereas the materials I’m using, the vision boards and language I adopt from manifestation culture – it’s very trivialised because I think its associated with the feminine.” Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda has been featured on Garage in relation to her solo exhibition You Got This at Jack Barrett Gallery. Soda is quoted saying “I believe that we’re all sort of performing. I’m performing when I talk to the cashier at Target too. We’re obsessed with understanding the authentic self, but it’s fictionalized. We need people to toe these lines between authentic and fake.” Click here to read the full article by Hannah Hightman.
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.
Gretchen Andrew recent Internet performance in the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles has been featured in the Los Angeles Times. In 2019, Andrew, thanks to her profound knowledge of search engines algorithm, tricked Google into displaying her virtual gallery as the first result for searching ‘Frieze Los Angeles’. You can read the full article by Catherine Womack here.
Laura Netz, contributor at CLOT Magazine, features Stine Deja’s work Cryptic Ruins in her article, in relation to Deja’s participation in the show Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy at Somerset House. Netz writes: “Stine Deja’s body of works includes media such as 3D animation, immersive installation, moving image, and digital surrogates to simulated spaces, uncanny avatars, not-quite-real products which provoke fascination and revulsion with our hyper-commercialized contemporary culture.” You can read the full feature about art and toxic wellness culture here.
Stine Deja’s work is featured in the article Digital. Virtuell. Posthuman? Read the full article by Magdalena Kröner here
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Jacob Lomas for Art She Says. In the interview, the two talk about Andrew’s often-used term ‘Internet Imperialism’, artistic practice mediated by technology and fake news. You can read the full feature here.
Recently, Signe Pierce sat down for a candid interview with Ralph Arida of Plastik Magazine to discuss the current state of pop culture and fine art. Pontificating on the role of the artist in mass media, and her self-proclaimed status as a reality artist, Pierce said: “The separation of an artist’s work and an artist’s life is rapidly disappearing. We use our phones and computers to capture our lives in media, and can instantly export and broadcast that content on the Internet. We are all the stars of our own reality show.” To read the complete interview, click here.
DAZED has featured Gretchen Andrew’s latest online performance in an article: the writer, Gunseli Yalcinkaya, explains how Andrew tricked the Google algorithm to believe that she won the Turner Prize. Andrew is quoted saying: “The entire system of the internet, every computer breaks down into ones and zeros and I think this binary thinking has seeped into us. You know everyone is talking about how our world is completely divided, it’s left and right, it’s black and white, it’s rich and poor.” Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew has been recently featured in an article for WePresent. About her artistic practice, she notes: “There are power gaps and information gaps and both of those have a relationship to create authority gaps. What I’m doing is taking a power gap and closing it with an information gap.” You can read the full article 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
In occasion of Stine Deja’s last installation in the Danish sports center Holbæk Sportsby, the editors Rikke Luna and Matias from I Do Art.dk reveal the challenges Deja encountered when perceiving the project, and the research opportunities of exhibiting in such a peculiar, unexpected setting. You can read the full article (in Danish) here.
In an interview for Musée Magazine, Signe Pierce talks about her work American Reflexxx and reflects on the violence In an interview for Musée Magazine, Signe Pierce dialogues with Lara Pan about her video works and series of distorted, liquid selfies. During the interview, she talks about her work American Reflexxx and notes: “I’ve had a mantra, ever since I was in art school, that “I’ll do anything for art.”. The reactions started getting increasingly violent, and I was like, “This is what’s happening right now and this is what’s meant to happen.” Read the full interview here.
On the occasion of their nomination for the Remmen Foundation Art Prize 2019 for Synthetic Seduction, their show at Annka Kultys Gallery in March 2018, Stine Deja and Marie Munk have been featured by Stine Hansen as “tomorrow’s stars in the arts”. In the short interview, Deja and Munk talk about their practice as a duo and the interconnections between art and society. You can read the full article here (in Danish).
The Los Angeles Magazine featured Gretchen Andrew’s Internet performance in occasion of Frieze Los Angeles 2019. The writer, Catherine Womack, calls Andrew’s practice of tricking the Google algorithm to show pictures of her paintings as a “dream manifestation through search engine optimization”. You can read the full article about Andrew’s artistic practice here.
In the occasion of her solo exhibition REFLEXXXIONS at EIGEN + ART Lab in Berlin, Signe Pierce has been interviewed by the German, online magazine mus.er.me.ku. In the article, the writer Angelika Schoder underlines the mixture of physicality and virtuality of Pierce’s installation, also referring to the artist’s self-identification with the concept of ‘reality artist’. You can read the full article (in German) clicking here.
Molly Soda’s new video game titled Wrong Box has been featured as one of the 10 best games of GDC 2019. Holly Green, the author of the article published on Paste Magazine, explains her choice by reporting: “Wrong Box is such a nostalgic specimen of the online world I once knew, a veritable walking tour through my teenage social life, from the shiny blinged clip art and the crude pop-up ads, to the niche web forums and tacky personal pages, each bursting with the hope and promise of random but meaningful human connection”. Click here to read the article.
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.
On the occasion of the release of her new videogame titled Wrong Box, Molly Soda has been featured by editor Hannah Hightman in V Magazine. Highlighting how the digital world has changed and evolved through the last decades, the text puts an accent on Soda’s nostalgia for “going online as a conscious decision”. The artist explains: “I used to make time in my day to sit down at the computer and surf the web. I long for that feeling of being lost online, of being surprised and excited by whatever I had found. The internet is no longer a special place away from the world, but instead a tool for navigating the world.” Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew’s online performance in occasion of Frieze Los Angeles has been featured in Hyperallergic. The writer, Matt Stromberg, quotes Andrew saying “Information systems is all about how companies use technology for competitive advantage. Translated into art, I’m asking how I can use information to create meaning.” You can read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew’s internet project performed online during Frieze Los Angeles 2019 has been featured in a dedicated article on Artnet News. The writer, Caroline Goldstein, delineates Andrew’s idea behind the performance and how she put it in practice, and quotes: “Now that the internet, through the lens of search engines and the optimization algorithms they operate with, is the arbiter of definition…interesting things are happening. Whatever a pipe is or is not, Google determines it.” Read the full article here.
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.
Stine Deja’s series of videos Hard Core, Soft Body has been featured in Pylon Hub in the occasion of her recent installation at Schimmel Projects Art Center, Dresden. Underlining the contrapositions between humans and technology, key in Deja’s practice, the article reports that “HARD CORE, SOFT BODY investigates the complexity of the human physique and exemplifies an idea of how technology offers a way of maximizing it’s physical potential”. Read the full piece 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 article written by Jonathan Weinel for Oxford University Press, a paper by Gretchen Andrew is mentioned. Weinel writes: “Gretchen Andrew’s insightful paper commented on the biases of search engine technologies, as she demonstrated the inherent sexism of Google Images. Gretchen Andrew hacks these mechanisms with her “search engine artworks,” overriding search engine results with her own paintings.” You can read the full feature 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
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.
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.
Irina Papadimitriou shares the news of the publication of Search Engine Art, a collaborative project between Gretchen Andrew and Digital Futures, a platform for the display of multidisciplinary art. The publication explores the world of digital and net art by exploring the practices of nine artists. You can read the full piece 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.
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.
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 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.
Synthetic Seduction, was reviewed by Indira Béraud in the Widewalls “You Might Replace Your Next Lover with a Marie Munk and Stine Deja Artwork.” The complete review can be found 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
A conversation between Gretchen Andrew and Amira Dhalla has been featured on Mozilla. In the interview, Andrew answers questions concerning her artistic process, women representation online and internet activism. She says that “By force feeding my artwork to search engines, I am also involving my paintings in the training material of artificially intelligent machines and making some impact on how machines understand and define the world.” Read the full interview 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.
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.