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.
Spanish magazine !Ah! has profiled Signe Pierce. Titled “Art & Feminism in the iPhone Era,” author Irene Calvo describes the relationship between Pierce’s signature hyper-saturated aesthetic, feminism and the current state of digital culture. You can find the full profile here.
The inaugural issue of the Boston Art Review has published an interview with Molly Soda. Discussing the relationship between space and art in her work, Soda says: “My art takes private space and broadcasts it. I’m more interested in intimate spaces as opposed to say, a city sidewalk or a subway car. While those spaces are equally as important to living, they don’t make their way into my work. I’m interested in what’s behind the door, not what’s outside of it.” Soda’s solo show Me and My Gurls is currently on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. You can find the Boston Art Review here.
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.
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.
French publication Open Minded has profiled Signe Pierce. A self-proclaimed reality artist, Pierce’s practice employs the fabric of every day life as a medium in order to critically examine the nature of our subjective realities. Signe Pierce’s second solo show, Metamirrorism, will be on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 28 April. To read the full profile, click here.
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 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.
In an ode to floral photography, Hunger TV lists Signe Pierce as one of its favourite photographers of flowers. Pierce’s botanical shots were last shown in her first solo show, Faux Realities, at AKG in June 2017. Right now, Pierce’s second solo show, Metamirrorism, is on view at the gallery through 28 April. To read Hunger’s full piece, 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
The Leipzig Global 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 Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. West-Davis quotes Soda in the article: “All the work I do is very much about and for girls in their bedrooms – from my bedroom to yours. What we do when we’re alone and making that public.” To read the full review, click here.
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.
E-Flux has chosen an image of Anne Vieux’s work, //Primary Curve (Double Vision Series), to accompany an article about Charlotte Shane’s review of psychedelic books in the March-April issue of Bookforum. You can find the full article here.
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. You can find the full article 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.
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.
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.
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.
Generic Jungle, Russian artist Olga Fedorova’s first solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, is mentioned by COSMOSCOW in an Artsy article speaking about young Russian artists exhibiting in the UK. Take a look at the full story 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.
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Office Magazine writer Conor Hudnut. Soda details the re-staging of a work at NADA that was originally shown at 315 Gallery during her solo show I’m just happy to be here last summer. The work is a laptop containing a selection of Soda’s files that invited the viewer to directly interact with it. But, for NADA, Soda added a new twist: “I created a chat-box that talks to you. The bot lives on the computer with the files, and it’s kind of customer service-y. Maybe it’s just a bot, maybe it’s me, the artist, or maybe it’s whatever you want it to be. It’s there to interact with you, if you’re interested in doing so.” You can read the full interview here.
Keen On Magazine’s Aude Launay has interviewed !Mediengruppe Bitnik about their algorithmic work, Random Darknet Shopper. Describing the autonomy of the bot, Bitnik says: “You can’t say this website’s content is illegal because the content is hosted within the network, it’s distributed. In the beginning, we spent the production budget on it, by literally giving it to the bot, but with the tools it bought, it could run itself. It can rent itself out as a base to execute.” You can read the full article 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.
Welt author Rahel Zingg has written an article about young artists’ use of social media to combat societies standards of acceptability. Referencing Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at MdbK Leipzig, Zingg mentions the work of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström as exemplary of this trend. You can read the full article here.
Swedish publication Svenska Dagbladet has profiled the work of Molly Soda and Arvida Bystöm, whose joint publication Pics or It Didn’t Happen showcases images that were banned from Instagram. You can read the full article here.
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Sarah Ulrich for German publication Spex for her involvement in the group show Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. You can read the full interview 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.
In a recap of the Armory week shows in New York, Droste Effect includes Molly Soda’s installation for 315’s booth as a highlight of the NADA fair. You can find the full article here.
Art News’ Andy Battaglia and Alex Greenberger review Molly Soda’s installation for 315 Gallery’s booth at the NADA fair. The authors write: “Some work at NADA stares down the digital sphere. Brooklyn’s 315 Gallery is showing Molly Soda, who became an internet celebrity a few years back for posting her feminist selfies on Instagram, which censored them. Such notoriety is in the past, however, and Soda has turned her attention to the difficulties of intimacy with strangers online.” You can read the full fair re-cap here.
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.
Molly Soda’s involvement in the 2018 NADA Art Fair is reported by The Art Newspaper. Soda will be showing a range of works at 315 Gallery’s booth from 8 March – 11 March. To read the full round-up of artists to see at the fair, click here.
Vogue Arabia’s Philippa Morgan reports on the new collaboration between Signe Pierce and Eli Rezkallah for Kuwaiti fashion brand Marzook. Combining Pierce’s signature hyper saturated aesthetic and use of screen mediation with Marzook’s sleek designs, the Marzook Fall 2018 “future-proof collection is directly influenced by the digital era where we live betwixt and between digital and physical realities.” To read the full article, click here.
Yannis Kostarias has interviewed Anne Vieux for Art Verge. Describing her works as “narcotic visualisations,” Kostarias writes: “With frisky wit, [Vieux] produces innovative art pieces of luminescence, presenting computer-based paintings formed by alluring and creative rigour, full of an optical opulence and multicoloured depth.” To read the full interview, click 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 .
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Sasha Geffen in a new piece for The Creative Independent. Talking about the tension between what happens on the screen and behind the screen, Soda says: “The internet is funny because we think everyone’s being vulnerable. We’re supposed to be intimate online, but obviously we’re curating ourselves, whether we’re conscious of it or not. We’re creating these mood boards of our lives. I think what’s interesting is not what we’re presenting, but what we’re doing behind the screen, what our actions are. A screen recording of what someone does on their computer or on their phone in a day is like a diary entry at this point. We don’t consider it.” To read the full interview, 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.
Signe Pierce has been interviewed by Food Republic about her role in the design of Rose Gold, a new bar in Brooklyn, New York. Pierce says, “I wanted the space to look different from some of the other spaces in New York City and also wanted to challenge myself to think outside of my own box.” To read the full article, click here.
Hamburg-based news magazine Stern has reviewed Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier, the show includes work by Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. To read the full review, click here.
In order to gauge public opinion of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show at MdbK Leipzig curated by Anika Meier, Indie Mag has gathered responses from visitors to the museum about the current state of feminism today in this unique review of the exhibition. Molly Soda, Signe Pierce, and Arvida Byström are just three of the women net artists in the exhibition whose work seeks to carve out a space for femininity online. To read the full article, 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.
In a new column, Spiegel writer Sibylle Berg uses Signe Pierce’s American Reflexxx as a starting point for a wider conversation about the relationship between immediacy, tolerance, self-control and bigotry in the modern world. According to her, the hate that Pierce receives while wearing the mirrored mask comes from an inherent human fear of the unknown. Click here to read Berg’s full opinion piece.
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.
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.
Cristin Leach has written a short but poignant review of Digital_self, a current group show in the Project Spaces at the Irish Museum of Modern Art featuring the work of Molly Soda. Leach writes: “Everyone’s a self-portrait maker now, broadcasting to a global audience via social media. Aptly, the most compelling work comes from artists using digital platforms.” Digital_selfclick here will be on view through 25 February. To read the complete review, .
In a new article about female artists in the time of social media, writer and curator Anika Meier discusses the work of Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström. Analyzing the changing nature of female identity and artistic practice as mediated by digital technology, Meier asks tough questions about the future of the art world and whether or not art will be successful if it does not receive a lot of attention on social media. To read the full article, 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.
Marlene Halser has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier and Sabrina Steinek, the show prominently features the works of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. To read Halser’s full review, click here .
Marianne Abbott has interviewed Signe Pierce for DRØME Magazine. In the wake of her recent Virtual Normality performances around the United States and Europe, Pierce ponders the contrast between harsh aggression and soft femininity in her work. She says: “There is definitely an aggression in the work that I do. I refer to the hyper-feminine facade that I put on as a venus fly trap because I like that metaphor of shaping myself into something that can easily ensnare the gaze of somebody who might not look at art otherwise. Except often these hyper-feminine characters then devolve into the grotesque. I like to create these beautiful, monolithic characters and then tear them down, but a lot of times they get back up. I like watching the rise and fall and then the rise again.” To read the full interview, click here.
Artzealous has listed Command Field, Anne Vieux’s solo show at The Hole in New York City, as one of the top five art events to see this weekend. The author writes: “Vieux works in the great tradition of artists who use tools wrong.” To read the full review, 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.
John Martin Tilley has interviewed Signe Pierce for Office Magazine about her presentation of American Reflexxx at New Release Gallery in New York City. Describing her choice to wear a mirrored mask in the performance, Pierce said: “It became a mantra/mission statement of mine around this time: ‘Objectifying you objectifying me.’ Aka, I’m going to flip this derogatory gaze back unto you. I will turn you, the objectifier, into the object. I’ll use my hyper-feminized body as a Venus Fly Trap to ensnare your objectified gaze.” To read the full interview, click here.
Blouin ArtInfo has written a review of Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature, a group show at Haus der electronischen Künste Basel featuring works by Olga Fedorova and !Mediengruppe Bitnik. To take a look at the full review, click here.
i-D Deutschland has reviewed Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, an exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig featuring the works of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Bystöm. Click here to read the full article.
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.
Michael Meyns has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0, a new group show at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig that includes the work of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. The exhibition will run through 8 April. For more information and to read Meyns’s full review in Die Zukunft, click here.
Les Inrockuptibles has reviewed Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum de bildenden Künste Leipzig. The show, curated by Anika Meier and including works by Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström, will be on view through 8 April 2018. To read the full review, click here.
Signe Pierce has been listed by Hunger TV as one of “five female visual artists to follow right now.” Pierce is listed alongside peers Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins, Alice Joiner and Alice Skinner. You can check out the full listing here.
Tom Hägler of RTS has reviewed Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature, an exhibition of artworks that explore technologically mediated intimacy in the modern world at HeK Basel. Included in the show are the works of both !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Olga Fedorova. To read the full review, click here.
The Eye of Photography reviews the work of Leah Schrager, one of the artists included alongside Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0 at MdbK Leipzig. Exploring themes of representation, the author notes that the exhibition “questions the female beauty ideals and gender stereotypes that have become standard in the attention economy of social media.” To read the full write-up, click here.
The Art Gorgeous has reviewed One Year of Resistance, a group show at Untitled Space in New York City featuring artworks that were created in reaction to the current American political climate under Donald Trump’s presidency. The author Nadya Sayej describes the show as “the world’s hottest anti-Trump show art.” Included in the show is Signe Pierce’s piece “Control” (2017), a work commenting on gun control in the United States. To read the full review, click here.