Cacotopia, the current exhibition at AKG, has been selected as FAD’s Top five Exhibitions to see in London. “A new show every week in this five week exhibition. I got to lie on a bed and watch a hypnotic saccharine video, while this coming week the gallery will be turned into a yoga studio. All shows are on the theme of a utopia that has an underside to it” reviewer Tabish Khan writes. Read the article here.
Giulia Ponzano chose Cacotopia, as one of her must-see shows in London. More information can be found here.
Molly Soda is featured the the second issue of Gemini Magazine. Order it now here.
Cacotopia was reported by Bluoin Artinfo. The author writes, “The works deal with a collective contemporary anxiety, interspersed with elements of fantasy as coping mechanism.” Read the full article here.
The group exhibition Cacotopia at Annka Kultys Gallery is reviewed in ORGAN. The author writes “for the second part of Cocotopia is equally as compelling as last week’s first part was”. Read the full review here.
Molly Soda is included in Amuses’s article on “7 Female Artists Turning their Bedrooms into Art”. Soda is quoted saying: “My work is interested in what we do within our private spaces and what happens when we make those spaces public”. Read the full article here.
I-D Vice has named Molly Soda one of the “10 Artists on the Art They Want to See in 2017.” Writer Charlotte Jansen notes “Her second solo exhibition at Annka Kultys gallery in East London, ‘Comfort Zone’, at the end of 2016 featured 18 hours of photobooth footage, as well as new resin sculptures of bedroom clutter and beauty paraphernalia.” Read the full article here.
The group exhibition Cacotopia at Annka Kultys Gallery is reviewed in ORGAN. The author writes “a show to return to and engage with over the next few weeks”. Read the full review here.
Annie Rose, editor at Posture Media, interviews Signe Pierce in a conversation focusing on the artist’s aesthetic, influences and femininity. The article also includes exclusive portraits of the artist in Time Square, NY, shot by Phil Gomez. Click here to read more.
Molly Soda’s Comfort Zone, second solo exhibition at AKG is featured in Time Out in “Best Art Exhibitions of 2016” by Eddy B Frankel, art editor of Time Out London magazine. The list includes Abstract Expressionism of The Royal Academy of Art, Anselm Kiefer Exhibitionat White Cube, William Eggleston Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, Animality at Marian Goodman, Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro, Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, Zaha Hadidat The Serpentine, Bruce Nauman at BlainSouthern and Jeff Koons at Newport Street Gallery, Donna Huanca at Zabludowicz Collection and The Ethics of Dust at Houses of Parliament. More information can be found here.
Molly Soda talks about her work, art and the Internet with Darcie Wilder at MTV podcasts. Listen to the podcast here.
In a round-up of Satellite Art Show in Miami, writer Sarah Cascone mentions Signe Pierce’s installation Entropical Getaway in collaboration with Castor Gallery. To read the full article, click here.
Vivi Kalliniku interviews Molly Soda about her work, her nudes and what it means to be online. Vivi writes “Her Twitter feed is a piece of performance art. Her YouTube beauty tutorials have an inimitable style and her take on the digital is what everyone should be talking about.” Read the full interview here.
Ivan Liovik Ebel is interviewed by ArtVerge. The article “Spaces in Between: Analysing Ivan Liovik Ebel’s Relational Aesthetics” not only provides important insights into the artist’s arts making process but also some more personal elements of his character. His work was featured at AKG in Zero Zero summer group exhibition. Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda’s Comfort Zone on view at AKG is featured on This is Tomorrow. Read the full article here.
A conversation between Gretchen Andrew and Curating the Contemporary’s editor, Elisa Giorgi, presents the artist’s solo show HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO at arebyte gallery, London. In the text, Andrew explains: “To me, art has always been about the “otherness” of the world. Art is enriching to our lives because through great art we gain a way of seeing the world that is not our own, that which by definition we could not have understood through our own direct experience. Art is the gift of experiences that we ourselves could not have had directly.” You can read the entire text here.
Anne Vieux has been reviewed by AQNB in relation to her recent exhibition same window, different day in Chicago. You can read the full review here. Her work will be featured at Annka Kultys Gallery in London in April 2017. Save the date!
Viollette Collective interviews Molly Soda via Skype. Listen to the full interview here.
Molly Soda was interviewed with regards to her exhibition Comfort Zone at AKG by Spindle magazine. Victoria Pierce writes, ” Comfort Zone brings together the artist’s exploration of how social media, instant messaging and constant online sharing invades and affects our lives today, blurring the lines between our private and public self.” Read the full article here.
Angela Pippo has reviewed Molly Soda Comfort Zone in Curating the Contemporary. She writes: “Molly Soda’s practice responds to the broad preoccupation with the changing of global social dynamics, and for her second solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, she proposes a new selection of projects by opening the door of her MacBook memory”. Read the full article here.
Iman El Kafrawi reviews Molly Soda’s solo-exhibition Comfort Zone at Annka Kultys Gallery for Artefact Magazine. She writes that Comfort Zone “is a raw, authentic view on the way the public world of social media and the Internet is embedded into our ‘private’ lives, and that we are never alone.” To read the full review, click here.
Molly Soda’s solo show, Comfort Zone, has been reviewed by Blouin ArtInfo’s Amanda Avery. You can find the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew exhibition HOW TO HOW TO HOW TO at arebyte gallery has been featured in Rhizome Magazine. The writer delineates the main theme of the show, and writes: “Taking a knowingly disjointed approach, both her exhibition and accompanying events explore the internet as a resource of ingredients from which we each cook up a formulaic, yet individualistic recipe for perfection, whatever that may be.” Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce’s conversation with Jos Porath is reported in Metal Magazine. With references to cyberfeminism and other concepts the artist explores in her practice, the interview outlines Pierce’s investigation of the boundaries between reality, digitality and deception. Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda Comfort Zone has been listed by the writer and curator, Paul Carey-Kent as the gallery show to see in London along with Neo Rauch at David Zwirner, Donna Huanca at Zabludowicz, Cindy Sherman and David Salle at Skarstedt. He writes: “I often feel that artists using new media ending up making ersatz versions of what could been made by other means, but American Molly Soda’s stream of screens, iPads, selfies, messages and images does feel genuinely alternative” in “Choices up Now“. Read the full article here.
Curatorial platform Alternative Escape has interviewed Molly Soda. Her solo show, Comfort Zone, is on view through 12 November at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can read the full interview here.
Marianne Eloise has written a review of Molly Soda’s solo show Comfort Zone at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can find the full article here.
Molly Soda is featured in “How Feminist Photography of the 1970’s Paved the Way for Women Artist Today“. Charlotte Jansen writes: “Simultaneously sexy and imperfect, Hannah Wilke’s SOS Stratification Object Series (1975) recalls the body-hair flouting tactics and censor-defying use of nudity and menstrual blood of young feminist artists, such as Molly Soda.” Read the full article here.
Gloria Cardona interviews Molly Soda on Comfort Zone, the artist’s second solo show with Annka Kultys Gallery, and writes “Molly Soda Challenges the Notion of Private Areas as Safe-havens“. Read the article here.
Yannis Kostarias reviews Ivana Basic’s exhibition and notes: “Annka Kultys gallery’s exhibitions have been remarkable indications of creativity in the long-term vitality of the east London art scene.” You can read the full review here.
Adeleine St has written a thorough review of Ivana Basic’s exhibition Throat wanders down the blade… at Annka Kultys Gallery for AQNB magazine. Describing the work, she writes: “The nape of the neck, a jagged rib, flesh that could once have been a hand, the nub of a heel, oscillating between foetal and decaying…” Read the full review here.
Robert Barry has written about Ivana Basic’s solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, Throat wanders down the blade... “The work of Ivana Basic takes its starting point from human flesh, in all its horror and ambiguity,” writes Barry in “Aliens Bodies. Ivana Basic at Annka Kultys.” An interview with Ivana Basic follows his introduction as well as an extract of Ivana’s new book published by Annka Kultys Gallery. Read the full article here.
Art Viewer has listed Throat Wanders Down the Blade, Ivana Basic’s solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. You can view the full post here.
Ivana Basic’s solo show Throat Wanders Down the Blade has been listed by Aujourd’hui. You can view the full piece here.
Jamie Loftus interviews Molly Soda about her artistic practice, while the artist is preparing for her second solo exhibition Comfort Zone on view 14 October 2016 at Annka Kultys Gallery in London. Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda is featured on Artnet in “9 Emerging Artist You Need to Know About Right Now“. Listing young artists across America who are catching our eye right now, Caroline Elbaor & Brian Boucher describe Molly Soda’s first ever solo exhibition as “impressive solo show at London’s newly-minted Annka Kultys Gallery”. Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce has been interviewed by So Frisch So Gut writer Annekathrin Kohout. Pierce is quoted saying, “I think that social media is a medium. And I’m increasingly interested in the body as a canvas. Or, the body can be the ‘medium’ as well. The body can be the art and the social media can be the gallery. It’s a new institution that we can go to look at art.” You can read the full piece here.
Romily Alice reviews Annka Kultys Gallery’s exhibition Zero Zero for Berlin Art Link. “Zero Zero Proposes a New Post-Internet Landscape” examines the way in which 12 different artists investigate the conjunction between digital and physical spaces, reflecting on the post-internet, post-materiality reality of the present day. Romily Alice says that the show ‘serves to remind us that the positioning of the “virtual” and the “real” in binary opposition to each other no longer reflects the modern experience.’ Read the full review here.
The gallery group exhibition Zero Zero on view at AKG is featured in Mousse Magazine. Find more information here.
Nowness’ feature Zero Zero Takeover reports AKG’s summer group show Zero Zero. Read the full article here.
Zero Zero, at AKG, was reviewed by Robert Barry for The Quietus. Read the full article here .
Madelaine D’Angelo has interviewed Reality Artist Signe Pierce for the Huffington Post. You can read the full article here.
Molly Soda was interviewed by Paper Mag with regards to her latest series of digital paintings inspired by Sex and the City. Soda is quoted saying: “Sex and the City is such a visually-pleasing show to me — the outfits, the city, the fantastical “events” they find themselves at. I wanted to take those elements and combine them with my personal touch and sort of bring their world into my world.” Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Kristen Cochrane for Slutever, a website that deals predominantly with sexuality and relationships. They speak about American Reflexxx, cyberfeminism and Jean Baudrillard. To read the interview, click here.
Signe Pierce has been profiled by Oxygen. “I like looking for beauty, in banal and boring situations” Pierce says. “I want my work to be beautiful and grotesque.” You can read the full article here.
Vice has interviewed Romke Hoogwaerts about Mossless, a new photography publication that features work by Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. To read the article, an excerpt of an interview between Soda and Arvida Bystrom, and to see the artists’ work included in the publication, click here.
Signe Pierce has been featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Aether art magazine. Included is a selection of her hyperreal photographic works. You can read the full feature here.
Alexandra Gorczynski’s exhibition Never Forever at AKG was reviewed by Mousse Magazine. Gorczynski is quoted saying: “Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the work is its play upon the continuum that exists between traditional painting and new media.” Read the full article here.
Molly Soda is interviewed for the article “How I get By: The Lives of Five American Artists” by Ryan Steadman for the Observer. Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Elena Giulia Rossi for the magazine Arshake. During the conversation, Andrew explains more about how she approached the world of art after working at Google, and about her current artistic practice during her residence at Arebyte. You can read the full interview here.
Molly Soda’s article ‘This Web Artist Is Ditching The Razor And Fighting The Patriarchy’ was featured in the April 2016 issue of Nylon magazine. Read the full article here.
CCS Centre Galleries exhibition Doubly So in Detroit, including works my Molly Soda, is reported in Detroit Free Press. Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce has been interviewed by 52 Insights concerning her and Alli Coates’ video work ‘American Reflexxx’, which now has more then 1,5 million views on YouTube. Referring to the work, the writer reports that “It’s a ballsy, confronting and important piece of work. But all the more interesting because of its sheer originality within this context. A product of the social media generation, Signe is intent on smashing barriers & ideas about what art should or can be. This is art post-everything.” Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda’s work in the exhibition Doubly So at the CCS Centre Galleries in Detroit is reviewed by Clara DeGalan for the Detroit Art Review. She writes, “Soda’s work in “Doubly So” left me with a grim suspicion that autonomy of image in social media still alludes women, and it’s a problem we are going to have to spend a few more decades thinking our way around.” Read the full article here.
Hello, This is Dash at AKG is reviewed by Aujourd’hui. “Making art by recording his life was a form of both communication and catharsis for Snow” writes the author. Read the full article here.
Hello, this is Dash at AKG is reviewed by Another magazine. Annka Kultys is quoted saying: “Now, I am showing his work because I believe that his works are a bridge between his generation and the new Instagramming generation who also makes the private public.” Read the full article here.
To mark Dash Snow’s exhibition at AKG Dazed has reprinted a 2006 interview with the artist. “I don’t really know much about technique, I just aim to ‘keep the moment’… I feel like technology is a fool’s game” says Dash. Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda’s exhibition From my bedroom to yours at AKG is mentioned in Paul Carey-Kent’s article “Getting Art” in Art Monthly. Read the full article here.
Ittah Yoda’s exhibition at AKG is reviewed by Ambika Rajgopal for Art Asia Pacific. “From their personal narrative, Ittah Yoda imbue their works with an individual and cultural specificity, which results from a transcultural collaboration”, writes Rajgopal. Read the full article here.
Ittah Yoda’s collaboration and exhibition I Think Mango You Say Salmon at AKG is detailed by Aric Miller in his article “Ittah Yoda and the Yin and Yang of Artist Collaboration’ on 1 Granary. The duo are quoted saying: “Maybe we are continuing this collaboration because we thought that on our own we wouldn’t have made enough good, relevant or strong work, whereas together we can strike a perfect balance.” Read the full article here.
I Think Mango You Say Salmon is reviewed on Mousse magazine. The author describes Ittah Yoda’s exhibition at AKG as “the culmination of the artists’ recent creative collaboration and comprises ten pieces that explore the subjectivity of the human experience”. Read the full article here.
Ittah Yoda’s exhibition at AKG I Think Mango You Say Salmon was reviewed on Aujourd’hui. The author writes, “In I think mango you say salmon Ittah Yoda have harnessed their fragile collective to produce works evocative of Waal’s dream of endless beautiful flow.” Read the full review here.
Molly Soda is featured in the Guardian in the article “Are Selfies empowering for women?” by Laura Bates who writes: “Artist Molly Soda last year leaked her own nude snaps in a statement about regaining power and control from nude picture hackers”. Read the full article here.
Katie Gavin writes about Molly Soda’s Pretend (2015) for Flaunt magazine. “Molly Soda erases the line between artifice and sincerity, and the fluctuating boundaries of 21st century social media performance art” says Gavin. Read the full article here.
Molly Soda’s solo exhibition at AKG From My Bedroom To Yours is mentioned on Aujourd’hui. Read the full article here.
From My Bedroom To Yours was published on Mousse Magazine. Read the full article here .
Reality Artist Signe Pierce has been profiled by Ione Gamble of Dazed Digital. She writes, “Living life in a neon-tinted, strobe-lit dream world, Signe Pierce is the visual artist using performance art to deconstruct the beauty industry.” You can read the full article here.
East London Lines has just reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show in the United Kingdom. Author Emilie Shane writes, “[Soda’s] videos and images are raw, presenting an authentic experience of being a girl on the Internet. According to Soda: “That’s activism in itself – just putting yourself out there as a woman – being totally unashamed of who you are and what you’re about.” To read the full review, click here.
1883 Magazine has just reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. Author Jacopo Nuvo writes, “She likes to call herself a ‘webcam princess’; yet Molly Soda is more than a mere ‘Internet sensation’, and her debut solo show proves it.” You can find the full review here .
Blogger Issey Scott has reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. To read the full review, click here.
From My Bedroom To Yours was reviewed by Charlotte Jansen for Artslant. Jansen is convinced that “the show is a confident leap in a new direction, both for the artist, and for the art of this genre”. Read the full review here.
The White Pube writers Gabriella de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad have just reviewed From My Bedroom to Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. Describing the complexity of the ideas that Soda presents in the show, Muhammad writes “I always, always in my mind want to make the kind of work that makes you stop. I want to make work that is arresting. That makes you pull out your phone and plop it on Instagram, that you take a selfie in front of. I want my work to look good with a filter on it as well as in real life. Molly’s show did that.” To read the full review, click here .
AQNB has featured From My Bedroom to Yours To read the full listing, click here.
Ione Gamble has interviewed Molly Soda about her first solo show, From My Bedroom To Yours, on the ASOS Likes blog. The show will remain on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 January 2016. To read the full interview, click here.
From My Bedroom To Yours was reviewed by Marianne Eloise for February Stationery. She writes, “The work itself, some of her most iconic videos and Newhive pieces from over the years, is delightfully at odds with the ‘girly’ pinks. It speaks of the real juxtaposition that happens within young women, wherein we feel such intense sadness and pain in intimate girly bedroom spaces.” Read the full article here.
Molly Soda was interviewed by Ashleigh Kane for Dazed. Kane writes, “Her work is so relatable, not only because it exists in its entirely online, but because she breaks through the fourth wall that most of us keep shatterproof when it comes to constructing our identities, whether online or off.” Read the full interview here.
Annka Kultys was interviewed by Maria Teresa Ortoleva about AKG’s debut exhibition Desire of the Other. “Desire of the Other was a curatorial project that pulled together ideas from a decade of observations about collecting behaviours. It was a commentary on what I observed in the market and the growing importance of new collectors in promoting artists in unexpected ways.” says Kultys. Read the full interview here.
Ladygunn has just interviewed Molly Soda in anticipation of her upcoming solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The author writes: “Despite the never ending sounds and voices of so many people in the digital stratosphere Molly has made it to the frontier lines of that world for her engaging and deeply personal work that includes explores self-identity and self depreciation, feminism, culture, and perversion. From her uninhibited selfies, her raw emotions and her uncategorizable take on the modern world, with Molly Soda everything she puts out is a bit surprising, a bit alarming and a bit real.” To read the full article, click here.
Dazed Digital has just published a roundtable discussion about censorship online between Molly Soda and Rupi Kaur, Arvida Byström, Saerah Lee and Alexandra Marzella. Opening the conversation, Soda says: “The way women are perceived online is just a heightened reflection of society and the way women, and particularly their bodies, are treated in real life. Everything you put out there essentially invites others to criticise and interpret your image.” You can find their full conversation here.
The Creators Project has just published an article responding to the ideas of obsessive self-identification developed in the exhibition Same at STREAM Gallery in Brooklyn. Included in the show are works by Molly Soda, who chose to create physical objects as opposed to her usual digital presentations. To read the full article, click here.
Following a conversation with Gretchen Andrew about the artists’ show Alternate Reality, Amy Haddad, Create Hub’s editor, considers the attention that VR recently gained. Read the full article here.
i-D has published a short review of hot in here, the group show at Sunday Gallery in Los Angeles featuring works by Molly Soda. The show, on view through 5 August 2015, also includes work by Arvida Byström, Mayan Toledano, Vivian Fu, Grace Miceli and Molly Matalon. To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda has been mentioned in an article posted on NPR about the art of the selfie. Describing Soda’s signature self-portrait aesthetic, the author writes: “Soda is among those who do not clean up their selfies. She’s going for an unvarnished, alternative look.” To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Kayla Unnerstall for Bullett Magazine about the release of her most recent zine, I don’t want you to miss me. Describing the evolution of her practice, Soda says: “I started thinking about websites as art and videos as art and using the Internet as a tool to get my work out there and using it as a medium to make work on instead of having to make a print, painting or a physical piece. I think I’ve evolved in that way that I’m not separating my real life practice from my online art practice anymore. It’s all melded into one thing.” You can find the full interview here.
Galore Magazine has just published a new interview with Molly Soda. Upon responding to writer Maria Pasquini’s request for Soda to describe her practice in 10 words or less, Soda replies: “webcam princess explores digital intimacy and cyber sincerity.” You can find the full interview here.
Bullett Magazine‘s Kayla Unnerstall has written about the controversy surrounding the release of Molly Soda’s zine should i send this / ur so emo about boys. While some have called the zine feminist artwork, others have decried the work as vapid and narcissistic. To read the full piece, click here.
Dazed Digital has just published an article about Should I Send This?, Molly Soda’s latest zine in which the artist publishes a selection of previously unseen nude images and sexts. The author, Alice Mosey, writes: “Far from a bunch of awkward nudes and cringeworthy chat-up lines, Should I Send This? highlights how we construct our intimacy while hiding behind a screen.” You can find the full article here.
Molly Soda’s involvement in the glitch art project This is Not an Error has been reported on by Priscilla Frank of the Huffington Post. Other artists included in the project are Jeanette Hayes, LaTurbo Avedon, So Sad Today and more. To read the article and see Soda’s glitches-out 404 error page, click here.
Dazed writer Alice Mosey has just interviewed Molly Soda about her current digital exhibition, Me and My Bear, hosted on New Hive. To read the full interview, click here.
Gretchen Andrew first solo show Alternate Reality has been featured in the LA Weekly. The writer, Liz Ohanesian, delineates the main features of the show, which “claims to be the world’s first virtual reality art show”. You can read the full text here.
After a meeting between Gretchen Andrew and MET’s Content Partnerships Manager, Neal Stimler, the two decided to write this collaborative blog post. During their meeting, their conversation spanned from the usage of Google Glass in museums to digital culture and how artists’ practice can evolve thanks to technology. You can read the whole blog post here.