HAUS DER ELEKTRONISCHEN KÜNSTE | 9 December 2017
It was just announced that works by Olga Fedorova and !Mediengruppe Bitnik will be included in the upcoming group show “Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature” at Haus der Elektronischen Künste in Basel. Departing from the concept of hypernature—an enhanced version of the global ecosystem that includes artificial bodies and their correlations—the show will examine how the new interdependence between engineering, technology, and environment affect human relationships and sexuality. Opening 18 January 2018, the show will run until 15 February. Click here for more information.
ART VERGE | 8 December 2017
Art Verge features the work of Dominic Dispirito, which mimics the colors and textures of digital artwork. The author, Yannis Kostaria, writes that Dispirito’s practice “is a kind of new painting genre that enthusiastically takes advantage of the modern technology and brings the digital experience to the art world, while evidently inducing more artists to interact with art mediums beyond the traditional.” Read the full article here.
OFFICE | 5 December 2017
Signe Pierce unveiled a new installation, Metamedia Sculpture (2017), at the Adidas Prophere launch party. The work, a commission by Adidas Originals, is a media theory manifesto in the form of a hyper-mediated sculpture. Referencing Marshall McLuhan, Pierce says: “Media is the Medium is the Message.” To read Office’s recap of the launch party, click here.
AESTHETICA | 2 December 2017
Yarli Allison, one of the artists included in the upcoming group show Cacotopia 02 at AKG, has been featured by Aesthetica Magazine. Describing her practice, Allison says, “I feel like a piece of driftwood, questioning the meaning of survival, whether physically or emotionally, with a fictitious approach.” For more information, click here.
IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART | 1 December 2017
Work by Molly Soda is included in the new group show digital_self opening today at the IMMA in Dublin. The show will explore how the self is performed, promoted and exposed by a digital generation now accustomed to mediating their private and public lives online. Other artists in the show include Amalia Ulman, Eilis McDonald, Jonathan Mayhew and E.A.T.: Julie Martin & Billy Klüver. Click here for more information.
MOUSSE | 1 December 2017
Generic Jungle, Olga Fedorova’s solo show at AKG, has been featured by Mousse Magazine. Including a selection of unique lenticular prints, the show evokes a sense of digital unease expressed through clinical virtual spaces populated by bland, featureless objects and emotionless figures. For more information, visit Mousse here.
MONOPOL | 1 December 2017
Anika Meier mentions both Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in her latest article “Es darf sich geärgert werden” for Monopol. Describing the current state of net art and digital feminism, she uses both of the artists as examples of women whose explorations in digital identity blur the boundaries between art and life. Read the full article here.
ART MAZE MAG | 30 November 2017
Dominic Dispirito, including in the upcoming group show Cacotopia II at AKG, is interviewed by Christina Nafziger for Art Maze. Discussing his unique choices in media, Dispirito says: “I am always interested in discovering new ways of making as well as the relationship between human and machine, the tangible and the intangible. I suppose I’m of a generation where we witnessed the transition from analogue to digital modes of production. It’s a funny and sometimes weird world that we are living in.” Take a look at the full interview here.
BRAND NEW GALLERY | 30 November 2017
Works by Anne Vieux will be included in the upcoming group show, A Space For Thought at Brand New Gallery in Milan. Within a show that aims to showcase artists who push the boundaries of painting as a medium, Vieux’s digitally manipulated paintings will be showcased alongside works by Marina Adam, Betty Tompkins, and Amy Feldman. A Space For Thought will run from 30 November – 10 February 2018. For more information, click here.
HAPPENING MEDIA | 30 November 2017
In an article reviewing the impact of the Wrong Bienniale, the Internet’s first digital art biennial, Happening Media mentions Olga Fedorova’s work If Looks Could Kill (2017). Curated by Fabio Paris, the unique GIF work is on view as part of Pink Pink Moon’s online pavilion for the Wrong. To read the full article and check out Fedorova’s work, click here.
TIMES SQUARE ART | 28 November 2017
Ivana Bašić is included in the group show STRAY, curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz at the Tamares Building in Times Square, New York. On view will be her installation’s Through the hum of black velvet sleep and A thousand years ago 10 seconds of breath were 40 grams of dust. Opening today, STRAY will remain on view through 30 January. Click here for more information.
TZVETNIK | 28 November 2017
Olga Fedorova’s Generic Jungle, the artist’s first solo show at AKG, has been featured by Tzvetnik. Check it out here.
LINDA ROCCO | 27November 2017
Curator Linda Rocco gives Olga Fedorova’s Generic Jungle a rave review in her online blog. She writes: “magnificently challenges the traditional features of a contemporary posseassable artwork, including technologies to innovatively expand an image’s own limitations.” To read the full review, click here.
DOJO | 24 November 2017
Top mobile app for activities and events, Dojo, has listed Olga Fedorova’s solo show, Generic Jungle, as the number one thing to do this idewaeekend. The author urges Londoners to come out to Annka Kultys to see Fedorova’s “eerie, computer-generated visions” of a “surreal, dystopian, post-human future landscape.” To see the full Weekend Agenda for 24-26 November, click here.
NEW EXHIBITIONS | 24 November 2017
New Exhibitions has included Olga Fedorova’s show, Generic Jungle, in its list of shows to see in London for November/December. To check out the full listing, click here.
NYLON MAGAZINE | 23 November 2017
Signe Pierce is included in Nylon Magazine’s collection of Thanksgiving thoughts from the Queer community. Upon being asked what she is thankful for, Pierce said: “I’m thankful that 2017, as difficult as it has been, is the year that we’re finally seeking to hold people accountable for their actions. Things like institutionalized racism and workplace sexual harassment have had a stronghold on American society forever, but it’s taken a petty, tyrannical president with no veil for his racist, sexist behavior to get us to start saying, ‘Enough is enough.’” To read Pierce’s full statement, and the complete list of quotes, click here.
DREAMIDEAMACHINE ART VIEW | 23 November 2017
Generic Jungle, Russian artist Olga Fedorova’s first solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, is mentioned by dreamideamachine ART VIEW in their international round-up of art exhibitions to see this November. Take a look at the full story here.
DRIP | 21 November 2017
Molly Soda appears in a new video for Drip, Kickstarter’s recently launched artist subscription service. She discusses how powerful peer support can be, and the impact that hearing positive encouragement has had on her art practice. Watch the full video here.
THE VILLAGE VOICE | 20 November 2017
Molly Soda’s performance at Secret Project Robot, alongside Mutual Benefit and Yowler, is listed by the Village Voice as one of the “best NYC shows” to see this week. For the complete listing, please click here.
SECRET PROJECT ROBOT | 20 November 2017
Molly Soda will take part in a pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner followed by a performance at Secret Project Robot. Soda just returned to New York City following a US-wide tour of a new performance with Yowler and Told Slant. This stop, the last on the tour, will be Soda’s final performance. For more information and for the full lineup of artists, click here.
PAPER MAGAZINE | 18 November 2017
Signe Pierce took part in Paper Mag’s “Friendsgiving” dinner with “underground dining sensation” Wolvesmouth. In her signature fashion, Pierce was reported to have photographed every dish on the table. To read the article and see the full visual recap, click here.
FOAM | 17 November 2017
Romain Mader’s solo exhibition, The Following is a True Story, opens today at Foam Fotografiemuseum. Earlier this year, Mader was awarded Foam’s prestigious Paul Huf Award for his photography series Ekaterina in which he weaves a fictional narrative of his own search for a bride in Ukraine. The Following is a True Story will run from 17 November – 7 February 2018 in Amsterdam. For more information, click here.
UNRATED | 16 November 2017
Vanessa Feder reviews Olga Fedorova’s solo exhibition Generic Jungle. Describing the surreal quality of the works, Feder writes: “A visually stimulating mesh of everything bizarre, sterile, erotic, simple, complex, uncomfortable and absurd, her lenticular imagery forces an audience to enter new dimensions and come out feeling all types of ways.” Generic Jungle is on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 December. Read the full review here.
HUCK MAGAZINE | 16 November 2017
Alice Bicknell interviews Olga Fedorova about her first solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, Generic Jungle, for Huck Magazine. Describing the females in her lenticular pictures, Fedorova says: “They are all women from my life, who I create through observing and analysing their behaviours. I place them in different environments and situations and let them interact. They are ambiguous and sometimes funny, sometimes friends and sometimes enemies. But they are always somehow erotic. They are stuck in a sort of technological and digital trance.” Check out the full interview here.
ADOLESCENT | 16 November 2017
Molly Soda has created a new web series for Adolescent called In My Room. In each episode, Soda explores a different topic related to bedrooms: those all-important, practically sacred spaces. In Soda’s case, her bedroom also serves as her studio. To watch “Episode 1: Control,” click here.
ART SLANT | 15 November 2017
Christian Petersen has included Signe Pierce and Alli Coates’ work, American Reflexxxx, in his Web Wednesday review of the Wrong Biennale. Read Petersen’s full round-up of Wrong Biennale highlights here.
AQNB | 15 November 2017
AQNB lists Olga Fedorova’s upcoming solo show, Generic Jungle, at Annka Kultys Gallery. Opening 16 November, the show will run until 16 December. See the full feature here.
GALLERIES NOW | 15 November 2017
Galleries Now features Generic Jungle, Olga Fedorova’s upcoming solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. This will be Fedorova’s first solo presentation in the United Kingdom, on view from 16 November – 16 December. For more information, click here.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL | 14 November 2017
Wall Street International features Generic Jungle, Olga Fedorova’s solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery. Generic Jungle will be on view from 16 November – 16 December. To see the listing, click here.
AMUSE // i-D | 13 November 2017
Romain Mader is listed as one of the best in Amuse’s round-up of Paris Photo 2017. Describing the reflexivity and humor in Mader’s photo series Ekaterina, the author writes that the work is a “wry glance at the male gaze itself.” Read the full article here.
DRAKE’S | 10 November 2017
Sherman Sam is included in James Harvey Kelly’s candid photo series for Drake’s. Entitled “Studio Shirts,” the series captures artists in their studios wearing Drake’s Shirting. Sam appears alongside artists including Filippo Carramazza, Adam Dant, Benjamin Deakin and Lothar Getz, among others. See the full series here.
TIME OUT LONDON | 8 November 2017
Time Out London reports on Olga Fedorova’s upcoming show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Entitled Generic Jungle, the show will include a range of the artist’s lenticular pictures. For the full details of the show, visit Time Out here.
PBS THIRTEEN | 8 November 2017
Molly Soda will be featured in the inaugural edition of a new web series by long-time PBS program American Masters entitled Inspiring Woman. Including 6 female “innovative powerhouses,” the series showcases exemplary women making radical changes in their fields. Since 1986, American Masters has profiled artists of the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Ella Fitzgerald and Maya Angelou, earning 28 Emmy Awards and 72 additional nominations. Molly Soda’s episode will air on December 20 on PBS.org. For more information, click here.
REDHAWK RADIO | 7 November 2017
Redhawk Radio profiles “Internet Darling” Molly Soda in anticipation of her 10 November performance alongside Told Slant, Yowler and Marjorie Lee at Oxford’s Kofenya Coffee in Miami. For more information about the performance, and to read the full profile, click here.
BIG RED AND SHINY | 7 November 2017
Big Red and Shiny writer Raina Belleau explores Anne Vieux’s contribution to the group show Painters & Photographers at Reilly Gallery, Providence College. Placing Vieux’s installation in the show at the center of discussion, Belleau writes: “Above all the other images Vieux’s framed work drifting on the oil slick wall, feels like it speaks most to photography now and the frustrations of the artists trying to bring the medium into a new era where it is an equal to the old classics of painting and sculpture.” Read the full review here.
ARTSY | 6 November 2017
Signe Pierce is interviewed by Alice Bucknell in her latest editorial for Artsy. Entitled “A Brief History of the Color Pink,” the piece traces the history of the rosy shade. Known for her employment of pink and purple light in both her photography and her performances, Pierce rejects historically gendered notions of the color. She says: “The insistence upon socializing women to identify with a color that doesn’t exist in the ‘real world’ is, to me, a testament towards the patriarchal hierarchies that work to keep women submissive in everyday life.” Read Bucknell’s full editorial here.
DROOL | 5 November 2017
Drool Creatives features Olga Fedorova’s upcoming solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, Generic Jungle. The artist’s first solo show at the gallery, Generic Jungle will feature an array of the artist’s 3-D lenticular pictures. The show will run from 16 November through 16 December. For more information, click here.
FAD MAGAZINE | 5 November 2017
FAD has named !Mediengruppe Bitnik one of the “Top 9 Art Exhibitions to see this week in London.” Tabish Khan writes “The bots each inhabit a screen and seem to talk to users or even themselves in an unnerving way that makes us want to distrust any online conversation in case it’s with a bot.” Read the full article here.
HUMAN RESOURCES LA | 4 November 2017
Signe Pierce performed a new work, entitled Virtual Normality, at Human Resources Gallery in Los Angeles. Described by the artist as “a performance inside of a lecture inside of a philosophy,” Virtual Normality seeks to liberate the viewer from confining postmodern thought, instead drawing from traditional utopian views of digital culture, which point towards the unifying capabilities of contemporary technologies. Watch part of the performance here.
CASt: East London | 4 November 2017
Contemporary Art Society, London’s first and most popular gallery bus tour, which takes place throughout the year, will tour Annka Kultys Gallery on the afternoon of 4 November as part of its East London program. For more information, click here.
THE WRONG BIENNALE | 3 November 2017
Anti-Materia Gallery includes work by Olga Fedorova in its online pavilion show EMPTY VESSELS || VULNERABLE BODIES, curated by Doreen Ríos. The work, entitled DRONE (2017), shows a “particular scene [that] captures the essence of post-digital life and the use of fragmented bodies as a central part of current aesthetics.” Visit the pavilion and see Fedorova’s work here.
GALLERIES NOW | 3 November 2017
Olga Fedorova’s upcoming exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, Generic Jungle, is featured on Galleries Now. Containing an array of the artist’s 3D lenticular prints, Generic Jungle will run from 16 November through 16 December. See the full listing here.
THE WRONG BIENNALE | 1 November 2017
Sid Smith and Jim Bicknell-Knight’s online pavilion, The 15 Cmdments, includes an original work by Molly Soda. Inspired by the Apple computer keyboard shortcut Command-S (save function), Soda’s work HUGE! GIF HAUL! (2017) imitates the style of popular YouTube haul videos as the artist displays recent additions to her desktop GIF hoard. To view the online exhibition and Soda’s work, click here.
THE WRONG BIENNALE | 1 November 2017
Christopher Clary, in collaboration with Eyebeam, has included works by Amalia Soto (Molly Soda) and Signe Pierce in his exhibition SAFE for the Wrong Biennale. Probing the concept of safe space in networked culture, the show asks questions about the validity and expression of trauma online. To view the online exhibition, click here.
ELSEWHERE | 29 October 2017
Anne Vieux will present a new work in the Skybridge Project Space at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, New York. On view through November 12, the immersive painting will create an environment for the viewer to engage with the work an altered space. Elsewhere writes, “Like a kind of self-contained viewing station, Vieux stages each component to envelope the viewer into a luminescent painting of tonal hues.” For more information, click here.
SCRAP METAL GALLERY | 27 October 2017
Works by Ivana Basic will be included in the group show, All the Names, at Scrap Metal Gallery in Toronto. Running from 27 October 2017 – 10 March 2018, All the Names will also include works by Christian Boltanski, Tracey Emin and Liz Magor, among others. For more information, click here.
BBC NEWS | 27 October 2017
The group show at pop-up exhibition The Glass Room, which includes !Mediengruppe Bitnik’s work Ashley Madison Angels at Work in London (2017), is mentioned by BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones. The author writes “A newly refurbished shop unit in central London contains what at first glance is a trendy technology store. But this shop is not selling the latest tech gadgets. It’s an exhibition called The Glass Room, which aims to get people thinking about where they go and what they do online, and the data trail they leave in cyber-space.” Read the complete review here.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 27 October 2017
Mousse Magazine features !Mediengruppe Bitnik’s show, Are You Online Now, on view at Annka Kultys Gallery from 12 October till 11 November 2017. More info can be found here.
KEEN ON MAGAZINE | 26 October 2017
Olga Fedorova’s upcoming solo-exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, Generic Jungle, is featured in Keen On Exhibitions PostHuman Bodies section. See the full listing here.
ART ON A POSTCARD | 26 October 2017
Images from Molly Soda’s photo series Comfort Zone have been selected for Photography on a Postcard’s latest edition. For more information about this project, and to read Art on a Postcard’s blog post about Soda, click here.
WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY | 26 October 2017
WWD announces that Signe Pierce will be included in a line up of artists participating in a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Organized by Dana Boyer and Erin Green, the fundraiser will take place on 2 November at Think!Chinatown x ChaShaMa space in New York City. For more information, click here.
DESIGN WEEK | 25 October 2017
!Mediengruppe Beatnik’s work is featured in Looking into Your Online Life, an exhibition at The Glass Room in London bringing together more than 40 different exhibits and artworks. “The show looks at how our personal data is used and sold by companies on a daily basis, and offers visitors practical advice on how to carry out a “data detox”,” writes the author Aimée McLaughlin. Looking into Your Online Life runs until 12 November at 69-71 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0ND. Read the full review here.
NEOWIN | 25 October 2017
Neowin mentions The Glass Room’s pop-up exhibition Looking into Your Online Life, featuring !Mediengruppe Bitnik videos. The exhibition featuring over 40 artists working in net art, explores how big companies data is used and what they can consider doing about it. The Glass Room will be touring to other UK cities in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and Bristol . For more information, click here.
THE GLASS ROOM | 25 October 2017
!Mediengruppe Bitnik’s work Ashley Madison Angels at Work in London (2017) will be on display at the pop-up exhibition space The Glass Room. The exhibition Looking into Your Online Life “challenges us to reconsider the internet technologies we use every day, and how much they reveal about us”. On view at The Glass Room, London until 12 November. 2017. More information can be found here.
ELEPHANT | 25 October 2017
Elephant’s Charlotte Jansen visits Molly Soda’s studio and interviews her about her work space, her practice, and the current state of digital affairs and data archiving. Soda says: “Watching the Internet rot and websites turn into graveyards is really pushing me to try and do as much as I can to save things, and if I can’t save them, find ways to rebuild or reimagine them.” Check out the full interview here.
THE CULTURE TRIP | 24 October 2017
Dominic Dispirito is listed by the Culture Trip as one of “17 Up-and-Coming Artists on Instagram Who Could Make You Rich.” Take a look at the full list here.
ARTSY | 24 October 2017
Anne Vieux’s works, ////soft wavelength (2017) and //interrupter (2017) are included in Scott Indrisek’s article on The Journal Gallery co-founder Michael Nevin. Both works are currently on view at The Journal Gallery in New York until October 27. More information can be found here.
PAUL’S ART WORLD | 22 October 2017
Paul Carey-Kent reviews !Mediengruppe Bitnik’s show Are You Online Now? at Annka Kultys Gallery. He writes: “The Swiss collective…imaginatively subverts the online world, here with a striking installation which operates in appropriation and exposure mode, but also metaphysically.” Read the full write-up here.
FORGE. ART MAGAZINE | 20 October 2017
FORGE. Art Mag announces group show including work by Molly Soda. Entitled “CURRENTS”, the show will run from 9 November – 13 December at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, click here.
GALERIE PACT | 19 October 2017
Parisian Galerie Pact announces upcoming group show featuring works by Ivana Bašić. The show, titled Tu es Métamorphose (You are Metamorphosis) will run from 19 October 2017 through January 2018. For more information, visit the Galerie Pact site here.
THE MR. ROBOTO PROJECT | 18 October 2017
Molly Soda will perform at The Mr. Robot Project in Pittsburgh, USA as part of a line up consisting of Told Slant, Yowler, and Half Spring. For more information, you can find the event page here.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL | 15 October 2017
!Medengruppe’s first solo exhibition at AKG Are You Online Now is reported in Wall Street International. More info can be found here.
MdbK LEIPZIG | 14 October 2017
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig will include Signe Pierce in the upcoming group show, Netzkünstlerinnen 2.0. “Network artists 2.0 work with the possibilities and limitations of the social media. They question beauty ideals and feminine roll-clichés, which have become the benchmark for the attention economy of social media.” The show will run from 12 January – 08 April 2018. More information can be found here.
VICELAND | 14 October 2017
VICELAND program SLIDESHOW interviews Signe Pierce about her series Faux Realities (2017), which recently showed at Annka Kultys Gallery. Pierce explains: “Theres something almost therapeutic about color, beauty and light; but there is an element of tragedy that hovers over these pictures.” Watch the full interview here.
PELICAN BOMB | 13 October 2017
Brooke Schueller mentions Anne Vieux in a review of Unfamiliar Again: Contemporary Women Abstractionists, a group show at the Newcomb Art Museum. Describing Vieux’s technique, Schueller writes: “Vieux uses scans of holographic paper to create whirling works of hidden dimensions and rich color.” Read the full review here.
THE GUARDIAN | 10 October 2017
Following a report by BBC regarding rape threats that artist Arvida Byström received after she posed for an Adidas ad campaign, the Guardian wrote this opinion piece about the phenomenon surrounding the use of feminist imagery in advertising. Read the full article here.
AQNB | 9 October 2017
!Mediengruppe Bitnik’s upcoming presentation of Are You Online Now? at Annka Kultys Gallery is listed by AQNB. Read the full exhibition preview here.
HUMOR AND THE ABJECT | 9 October 2017
Molly Soda is interviewed by podcast Humor and the Abject about “selfie feminism in hindsight, her recent solo exhibitions […]perceptions of sincerity and honesty in her work, isolation, aesthetic and interface evolutions in social media, how we actively present ourselves for internet audiences, and shitposting.” Listen to the full conversation here.
DROOL | 9 October 2017
!Mediengruppe Bitnik’s upcoming show Are You Online Now? is featured by DROOL Creatives. More information can be found here.
DER STANDARD | 9 October 2017
Signe Pierce is included in an article about the practice of Instagram artists published by Der Standard. Describing the role of mass distribution via social media as an outlet for artistic expression, the author quotes Pierce: “‘Art must be seen by the people who are not looking for it.'” Read the entire piece here.
TIME OUT LONDON | 8 October 2017
!Mediengruppe Bitnik’s upcoming exhibition at AKG is reported in Time Out. The author writes: “Their show at Hackney’s Annka Kultys Gallery promises to be just as madcap, simultaneously using and disrupting the internet through their own wily activities.” Read the full article here .
VR WORLD | 7 October 2017
It was just announced that Molly Soda will perform in group show Virtually Real alongside Aquama on 20 October 2017. The show, curated by Nicole Ruggiero and Terrell Davis, will take place at VR World in New York City. More information can be found here.
BBC NEWSBEAT | 6 October 2017
Annka Kultys Gallery is deeply disturbed to read this report in BBC Newsbeat about the hostility and threats of rape that artist Arvida Byström received following her participation in an Adidas ad campaign. Read the full story here.
GALLERIES NOW | 6 October 2017
Galleries Now featured Annka Kultys Gallery’s upcoming presentation of !Mediengruppe Beatnik’s Are You Online Now?, showcasing the five-channel video installation Ashley Madison Angels At Work In London (2017). More information can be found here.
TANK MAGAZINE | 6 October 2017
Stine Deja spoke on Tank Magazine about her second solo exhibition There’s Life Outside at Annka Kultys Gallery. Deja talks about “how the show is intended to expose the ways in which our lives are increasingly artificial.” Read the full interview here.
GALLERIES NOW | 6 October 2017
Stine Deja: There’s Life Outside is featured as one of Galleries Now top exhibition recommendations in today’s Frieze London Special edition of the Weekender. More info here.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL | 3 October 2017
!Mediengruppe Bitnik’s upcoming presentation of Are You Online Now? is featured in Wall Street International. The full preview can be read here.
THE VERGE | 1 October 2017
The Verge reviews Shared, an anthology curated by Molly Soda and Sara Sutterlin that attempts to record Internet art. “It’s really a frustrating age to be in,” Soda says. “There’s a heightened amount of visibility, but at the same time things are really overlooked.” Read the full review here.
CACTUS DIGITALE | September 2017
Stine Deja’s Cyphoria (2015) is given an in depth analysis in Simone Rossi’s piece, “On Post-Human: tomorrow will become female,” included in the Issue 05 of Cactus Digitale. She describes the vision of humanity encapsulated by Deja’s work as “An asexual species, where pleasure does not disappear, but rather it is spread. A mutation to overcome the real, psychological, ontological, and contemporary social discomfort.” Read a selection of the article here.
BRITISH GQ | September 2017
Dominic Dispirito, one of the recent MFA graduates included in the upcoming group show Cacotopia II at Annka Kultys Gallery, is profiled by Dylan Jones in the September issue of British GQ. To read the full profile, click here (page 152).
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL | 27 September 2017
Stine Deja There’s Life Outside, is featured in Wall Street International Art. More information can be found here.
DROOL | 26 September 2017
DROOL Creatives features Stine Deja’s upcoming exhibition There’s Life Outside. Read the full listing here.
D360 | 22 September 2017
Ivana Bašić is included in D360’s 7 emerging artists to watch. To see the full list, click here.
FIREYTHINGS | 16 September 2017
Shared – Curated by Molly Soda & Sara Sutterlin launches today. Published by Fireythings, the anthology paired up 22 contemporary artists and invited them to create new work as an homage to their partners style and form. More information and a link to purchase the volume can be found here.
KUNSTVEREIN FREIBURG | 15 September 2017
Ivana Basic is on view at the Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany as part of the exhibition Immortalimus. The exhibition is on view at Kunstverein Freiburg 15 September – 29 October 2017. More information can be found here.
KUNSTKRITIKK | 4 September 2017
Annka Kultys Gallery’s booth, which featured an installation by Stine Deja and a performance-installation by Marie Munk, at Art Code Fair in Denmark was mentioned in Kunstkritikk’s review of the event. Read the full recap here.
KUNSTHAUS LANGENTHAL | 31 August 2017
Olga Fedorova’s work will be featured in a new group exhibition at Kunsthaus Langenthal entitled Escaping the Digital Unease!. Curated by Rafael Dörig, Domenico Quaranta, and Fabio Paris, the show reacts to the reality of contemporary Internet usage: “We do not surf the wild web anymore, but are fed with feeds, receiving more and more of the same, based on algorithmic extrapolations of our preferences.” Directly facing this unease, the 30 artists included illuminate some of its causes and provide potential escape routes. Escaping the Digital Unease! will run 31 August to 12 November at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Marktgasse 13 CH-4900.
ART MAZE INTERNATIONAL | 31 August 2017
Signe Pierce’s exhibition Faux Realites was reviewed by Art Maze International art critic Christina Nafziger. Nafziger writes, first solo show “Annka Kultys Gallery has brought thought-provoking exhibitions to East London that have generated a dialogue surrounding new, digital techniques being utilized by contemporary artists. Its Summer exhibition Faux Realities, showcasing the photography of artist Signe Pierce , proved to be of no exception. Read the complete article here.
CREATORS | 30 July 2017
Signe Pierce’s work is on show at ‘The Future of Her’ by Galeria Melissa in New York. ‘The Future of Her’ is an interactive art project presented at the new concept store, Galeria Melissa, featuring art and video installations curated by Kelsey and Rémy Bennett, and featuring Sam Cannon and Signe Pierce, as well as multimedia architecture from Brazilian visual artist Muti Randolph. A review by Creators can be found here.
KPISSFM | 30 July 2017
Molly Soda is in conversation with KPISS.FM. Listen to the full interview here.
AQNB | 27 July 2017
AQNB interviews Damian Griffiths about the ‘] [‘ group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. “What I hope the audience gets from this exhibition is that nothing is given, everything has intention. The walls might be painted white but they are not invisible. The documentation of the show may be natural but it is not neutral.” Read the full interview here.
THE BARN SHOW | 27 July 2017
“Unquestionable Optimism” this year’s “The Barn Show” by Johannes Vogt Gallery opens tomorrow. The show includes the work of Ivana Baśič, Alexandra Gorczynski and Anne Vieux, alongside many others. Find all the details here.
AQNB | 17 July 2017
Stine Deja’s work is included in “And if I left off dreaming about you?”, a group exhibition at Polignano a Mare’s Like A Little Disaster open from 18 June to 18 August 2017. The show also includes work by Gioia Di Girolamo, Motoko Ishibashi, Lito Kattou, Botond Keresztesi and Maurizio Vicerè – Vice, and explores “the boundary between awake and sleep within the technological, visual and iconographic landscape in which we are now immersed”. View images of the show on AQNB here.
THE BROOKLYN RAIL | 14 July 2017
William Corwin reviews Ivana Bašić’s solo show “Through the hum of black velvet sleep” in The Brooklyn Rail. The exhibition was on show at Marlborough Contemporary, New York from 25 May to 24 June 2017. Corwin states “The golden age of humanity wants to gain control of—and master—the fundamental constants of existence: transformation, expiration, and death. Bašić’s elaborate installation is about loss of control in the face of this quest—the side effects of the attempt at eternal youth. Read the full article here.
MEDIUM | 12 July 2017
Lesia Prokopenko uses Romain Mader’sPaul Huf Photo Award-winning work, Ekaterina, as a launching point to discuss judgment and the creation of value in elite contemporary art markets and systems of economic and political power. Contextualizing the work within the current global political climate, Prokopenko writes: “The true skill of Romain Mader’s project is the accuracy it gains in portraying — rather unwittingly — the present regime of sovereignty.” Read the full piece here.
FAD | 10 July 2017
Tabitha Steinberg interviews Anne Vieux on FAD and asks her about her work and recent exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery. Elaborating on the show’s title Mesh, Vieux states, “I was thinking about the barrier between screens and the body as one layer of mesh, as well as the architecture of the gallery as a mesh. The more I thought about mesh, I was able to structure ideas around mediation, the body, femininity.” Read the full interview here.
ARTNET | 8 July 2017
Artnet lists “Unquestionable Optimism – The Barn Show” with Ivana Baśič, Alexandra Gorczynski and Anne Vieux as one of its 12 Must-See Art Shows Happening in the Hamptons This Summer. Read the full article here.
ELECTRONIC CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE | 7 July 2017
A screening of Molly Soda’s video ‘Come to my Window’ will be featured as part of ‘Electronic Civil Disobedience: Phobias and Fantasies’ at Res, London on 9 July 2017. Find details of the event here.
CHINA XINHUA NEWS | 6 July 2017
China Xinhua News interviews Damian Griffiths, curator of ] [ at Annka Kultys Gallery. Griffiths discusses the group show, his curatorial concept and stand-out pieces in the exhibition. Watch the full video here.
ISTHISIT? | 5 July 2017
Stine Deja’s work ‘Self-Service’ was featured in the programme “you and I are like that red wall, it’s a good idea in theory but somehow it doesn’t quite work” curated by Jade Annaw and Emily Simpson at CBS Gallery in Liverpool. The screening, accompanied by two physical works, occurred simultaneously with an online exhibition by the same title on isthisit. Visit the online exhibition here.
MONOPOL | 1 July 2017
In concurrence with her first solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, Monopol profiles ‘reality artist’ Signe Pierce. Describing Faux Realities and the instafamous quality of Pierce’s work, the author writes, “She has shown her photographs there, a best of @signepierce to a certain extent; the viral hits from the social media.” Read the full profile here.
JOHANNE VOGT GALLERY | July 2017
Ivana Baśič, Alexandra Gorczynski and Anne Vieux are taking part in this year’s “The Barn Show” by Johannes Vogt Gallery. The show is titled “Unquestionable Optimism” and is curated by Lindsay Howard. More details can be found here.
AESTHETICA | 29 June 2017
Aesthetica Magazine reviews Signe Pierce’s first solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, Faux Realities. The author writes that in Pierce’s photography “the role of the artist becomes one of surreal authority; one that can edit, compose and create new landscapes and identities through an excessive spectrum of possibility.” Read the full write-up here.
PAUL’S ART WORLD | 29 June 2017
Writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent has reviewed the group show ] [ . He writes, “It’s primary appeal is the quality of work tending to deconstruct the body, and hence physical presence…” Read the full review here.
DRØME | 29 June 2017
Molly Soda was interviewed by DRØME about her video commission for Italian magazine StaiZitta entitled Hole in My Bucket, 2017. Elaborating on the video’s unusual setting Soda describes “There’s something fantasy-like to be in a nature setting—it’s almost completely false to me in a lot of ways. Especially when you’re recording it and putting it online, you’re saying ‘hey look at me doing this thing outside away from computers but let me show it to you [online].’” Read the full interview here.
STAIZITTA | 29 June 2017
Molly Soda releases a new video commission for Italian magazine StaiZitta entitled Hole in My Bucket, 2017. The video can be found here.
MOLLY SODA | 29 June 2017
Molly Soda’s new video, I Wish All Roses Were Microphones, 2017 is now online. Watch the full video here.
FAD | 25 June 2017
FAD has named Signe Pierce one of the “Top 8 Art Exhibitions to see this week in London.” Tabish Khan writes “Beauty is found in consumerism and its byproducts.” Read the full article here
LONDONIST | 23 June 2017
Signe Pierce exhibition ‘Faux Realities’, was included in Londonist Things To Do Today in London: Friday 23 June, 2017. “Fluorescent lights, escalators in Vegas, a flower in a puddle. All glow in bright neon colours in a photography exhibition designed for the Instagram generation. .” says writer Tabish Khan, “Beauty is found in consumerism and its byproducts” Read the complete article here.
THIS IS TOMORROW | 22 June 2017
Signe Pierce exhibition at AKG is reviewed by Alice Bucknell for This is Tomorrow. “‘Faux Realities’ is a touchstone for this series of simulacra: it is the first time that Pierce’s photographs have been exhibited off the screen, and to a scale larger than a desktop monitor (or more commonly, one’s iPhone: a nice synchrony with their mode of capture). Blown up to size A0 prints and edited accordingly, the photographs appear like a HDR vision cloaked in low-res fuzzy ambience.”, writes Bucknell. Read the full review here.
NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM | 22 June 2017
Anne Vieux’s work will be included in “Unfamiliar Again:
Contemporary Women Abstractionists”, a group show which will be on show at The Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University from 24 August to 23 December 2017. The show will “explore new ways of abstraction based on experimental, process-oriented methods.” Find all details here.
CREATORS VICE | 20 June 2017
MOUSSE | 16 June 2017
UNRATED | 13 June 2017
‘Faux Realities’, Signe Pierce’s exhibition at AKG was reviewed by Eric Iannitti for Unrated. “For Pierce, the series is a meditation on the increasingly murky notion of what we consider “real” in both life and art today, in the age of fake news, digital art and sophisticated editing tools”, writes Iannitti. Read the full article here.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL | 13 June 2017
Signe Pierce’s solo exhibition at AKG ‘Faux Realities’ is reported in Wall Street International. More info can be found here.
GOWITHYAMO | 9 June 2017
Signe Pierce’s exhibition ‘Faux Realities’ at AKG was reviewed by Gowithyamo. “This electric show encompasses a series of fascinations and encourages the viewer to consider what is ‘real’ in an increasingly simulated world.” Read the full review here.
DAZED | 9 June 2017
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Ione Gamble for Dazed Magazine about her current show at AKG ‘Faux Realities’. “By straddling reality and illusion, the New York based artist exposes the absurdities of femininity while also proving its a force to be reckoned with”, writes Gamble. Read the full interview here.
ARTFORUM | 9 June 2017
Ivana Baśič’s current solo show at Marlborough Contemporary in New York was reviewed by Artforum. “Her work suggests that we have not yet tasted the trauma we have envisioned. We are merely testing its reality”, writes Matthew Weinstein. Read the full article here.
ARTSY | 7 June 2017
Molly Soda was interviewed by Artsy on her current solo show at 315 Gallery in Brooklyn. “ ‘I’m just happy to be here’ presents a multitude of Mollys… Soda taps into a tension familiar with anyone who has ever used the internet: the inevitable discrepancy between the way we’re perceived online …and the way we actually are in real life”, writes Casey Lesser. Read the full article here.
ATP DIARY | 4 June 2017
Anne Vieux was interviewed by Giulia Ponzano about her recent show ‘mesh’ at AKG. Meditating on the show’s title Vieux is quoted saying: “I used the concept of enmeshment loosely, thinking about how the viewer might be seduced into the surfaces of the paintings, and boundaries between what is physical / digital.” Read the full interview here.
ARTRABBIT | 1 June 2017
Molly Soda’s solo exhibition ‘I’m just happy to be here’ at Gallery 315 in New York is reported on Artrabbit. The author writes: “In her most recent exhibition Soda brings many of the themes she’s played with in the past a step further, encouraging her patrons to interact with her work in a physical space.” Read the full article here.
ARTFORUM | 26 May 2017
Ivana Bašić is featured in the May issue of Artforum in Top 10. Read the full article here.
315 GALLERY | 25 May 2017
Molly Soda’s first solo exhibition in New York I’m Just Happy to Be Here opens on 2 June at 315 Gallery. Read the full press release here.
MARLBOROUGH CONTEMPORARY | 25 May 2017
Ivana Bašić’s exhibition Through the hum of black velvet sleep opens today at Marlborough Contemporary in New York. This exhibition “builds upon the premise of dust as the absolute reduction of the world, a substance in which the world is anonymously contained…” Read the full press release here.
AQNB | 24 May 2017
Ivana Bašić’s solo exhibition this month at Marlborough Contemporary in New York is reported on AQNB. “Looking at dust, particles, form, as well as physical states of pressure, density and porosity, Bašić will immerse us in the relationship between body and universe”, the author writes. Read the full article here.
THE LONDONIST | 24 May 2017
Anne Vieux’s exhibition mesh at AKG is described as “digitally mesmerising” in the Londonist’s Art Review and list of “Things to do today in London”. Read the full article here.
FAD MAGAZINE | 21 May 2017
Anne Vieux’s current exhibition mesh at AKG is included in Tabish Khan’s list of “The Top Nine Exhibitions to see this week in London”. Khan writes that the works “…fool the eyes and appear to change right in front of us.” Read the full article here.
UPPER PLAYGROUND | 20 May 2017
Upper Playground features Anne Vieux’s abstract paintings. Coverage can be found here.
BOOOOOOOM | 16 May 2017
Booooooom features work by Anne Vieux. View all images here.
ARTSPACE | 11 May 2017
Ivana Baśič is included in Artspace’s review of ’10 artists to watch this May’. “…for the artist, these sick looking forms … reflect society’s fetishization of the ‘beautiful’, idealised body.” write Loney Abrams and Will Fenstermaker. Read the full article here.
TRACTION MAGAZINE | 4 May 2017
Stine Deja was interviewed by Charlotte Barnard for Traction Magazine about her recent show Cyphoria at AKG. “In ‘Cyphoria’, the capitalisation of human emotion by the techno-bubble has been laid bare”, writes Barnard. Read the full interview here .
FORGE ART MAG | 1 May 2017
Molly Soda was interviewed by Matthew James-Wilson for Forge Art Mag about her artistic practice and identity. “Her pendulum swings from sincere to performative, but never goes outside the realm of honesty. As she continues to navigate the world wide web… she brings to light the human patterns the internet brings out in everyone who uses it”, writes James-Wilson. Read the full interview here.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 28 April 2017
Anne Vieux’s exhibition mesh at AKG is mentioned on Mousse Magazine. Read the full article here .
GALLERIES NOW | 27 April 2017
Anne Vieux’s mesh as AKG is featured on Galleries Now, with the inclusion of VR 360 degree views of the exhibition. Read the full article here.
AQNB | 27 April 2017
mesh , Anne Vieux’ exhibition at AKG, is reported by AQNB. More information can be found here.
FEM MAGAZINE | 24 April 2017
Molly Soda was interviewed by Rebecca Vorich for Fem Magazine with regards to her exhibition ‘thanks for the add’ and her recently published book ‘Pics or it didn’t happen: Images banned from Instagram’. Soda’s work “is putting the utopian internet to rest and illumination the subtle workings of the corporate influence”, writes Vorich. Read the full interview here.
COMMUNIQUE | 21 April 2017
Signe Pierce features in the exhibition Cybercy at the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, Colorado. Her video work American Reflexxx is part of the exhibition’s exploration around “how the Internet affects perceptions of public and private spaces, as well as how people navigate the real, the digital, and the hyper-real”. Read the full article here.
ALTERNATIVE ESCAPE | 21 April 2017
Anne Vieux was interviewed by Alternative Escape about her upcoming solo exhibition Mesh at AKG this month. “This exhibition will create a space for the viewers’ bodies to exist within the mesh of the work, but also an out of body element…potentially a parallel virtual experience.” explains Vieux. Read the full interview here.
PLAYBOY | 19 April 2017
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Samantha Saiyavongsa for Playboy. Pierce is quoted saying, “I’m not afraid to be an artist who embraces new media and uses social media as a platform…The people who need to see art the most are the people who aren’t in the art world.” Read the full article here.
FAD | 16 April 2017
Stine Deja’s exhibition Cyphoria at AKG is mentioned as one of the top 7 art exhibitions to see in London this week by Fad. Tabish Khan describes it as “surreal and imaginative”. Read the full article here.
THE TANGENTIAL | 14 April 2017
Molly Soda and Arvida Byström’s book Pics or it didn’t happen is reviewed by Jay Gabler for the Tangential. “Pics or It Didn’t Happen complicates the idea of Instagram — or any other online social network — as a “community”, writes Gabler. Read the full article here .
THE QUIETUS | 9 April 2017
Concrete Jungle, the recent exhibition of works by Tamar Guimarães, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Julia Kouneski at AKG, was reviewed by Robert Barry for The Quietus. Barry describes Gamaker and Kouneski’s Scaling Copan ( 2009) as “a lesson in finding moments of joy in even the most precarious of situations.” Read the full article here.
ART RABBIT | 5 April 2017
Art Rabbit has named Cyphoria among the top picks of contemporary art not to miss in London this month. Read the full article here.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL | 3 April 2017
Cyphoria, Stine Deja’s current exhibition at AKG, is mentioned in Wall Street International. ” Read the full article here.
WIDEWALLS | 2 April 2017
Molly Soda was interviewed by Widewalls with regards to her latest exhibition “thanks for the add!” at leiminspace in Los Angeles. “It’s a show about my early life online and it deals with this era of sharing things before the social media we know today came up…(it) deals with questions about archiving and with how we put so much faith in the Internet” says Soda. Read the full interview here.
TIME OUT | 31 March 2017
Cyphoria, Stine Deja’s current exhibition at AKG, is reported in Time Out. The author writes: “The London-based artist’s first show at the Bethnal Green space will involve… an immersive installation modelled around an airport departure lounge. ” Read the full article here .
GALLERIES NOW | 31 March 2017
Stine Deja’s Cyphoria at AKG is mentioned on Galleries Now. Read the full article here.
CALVERT JOURNAL | 31 March 2017
Romain Mader’s photoseries Ekaterina is critiqued by Liza Premiyak for Calvert Journal. Questioning the satirical nature of Mader’s commentary on sex tourism and the male gaze in the post-Soviet region, Premiyak asks “to what extent is a knowingly naive eye really better than ignorance?” To read her full editorial and decide for yourself, click here.
PURPLE | 30 March 2017
Signe Pierce is reviewed in Purple Art in relation to her debut solo exhibition Virtual Normality in Vienna. Philip Draxler writes : “For her show, Pierce elevated the intimate architecture of the gallery (a former apartment), into a techno-esque living space”, adding that “the artist explores how our hyper-mediated perception tends to alter our conception of “actual reality” within an increasingly virtual world.” Read the full article here.
BECAUSE | 24 March 2017
Stine Deja’s current exhibition at AKG was reviewed by Dino Bonacic for Because Magazine. Bonacic points to the way that the exhibition proposes “to travel into a cyber world of satire and absurdity, all through her virtual travel agency called Cyphoria.” and how “to enter Deja’s virtual world you really don’t need a passport, just an open mind and a sense of humour.” Read the full article here.
PHROOM | 24 March 2017
Romain Mader is interviewed by Phroom about his Paul Huf Photo Award-winning series Ekaterina. The author writes: ” [Ekaterina] is delivered in a photographic language that duplicates perfectly, almost uncannily, the conventions of contemporary documentary practice.” To read the full article, click here.
PLASTIK MAGAZINE | 24 March 2017
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Ralph Arida for Plastik Magazine. Pierce is quoted saying: “I use my world, my mind, and my body as a medium … When you take the mediums/medias associated with art and combine it with the everyday performativity of reality stars, you get “Reality Art”. Art is no longer trapped within the confines of gallery walls… it’s anywhere with a wifi connection.” Read the full article here.
ANTI-UTOPIAS | 24 March 2017
Stine Deja’s Cyphoria, the current exhibition at AKG, is mentioned by the Cluj-Napoca based contemporary art platform Anti-Utopias. Read the full article here.
ARTSPACE | 17 March 2017
Ivana Basic’s work in the recent exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney in New York is discussed in the article ‘Can Virtual Reality Help Us Understand Gender Identity’. Read the full article here.
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY | 16 March 2017
Diane Smyth of the British Journal of Photography reports that Romain Mader has won the Foam Paul Huf Award for his photo series Ekaterina. Based on a fictional narrative in which Mader searches for a Ukrainian Bride, the series raises uses humor and irony to explore the exploitation of women. Read the full article online here.
FOAM | 16 March 2017
Foam Fotografiemuseum announces Romain Mader as the winner of the 2017 Paul Huf Award for his work Ekaterina. This prestigious prize is awarded annually to an up-and-coming artists under the age of 35, and juried based on a pool of 100 nominees. Previous winners of the Paul Huf Award include Daisuke Yokota (2016), Momo Okabe (2015), Daniel Gordon (2014) and Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (2013). Read Foam’s announcement here.
PAPER | 15 March 2017
Molly Soda and Arvida Byström were interviewed by Paper magazine about their new book ‘Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned From Instagram‘. Annie Felix writes “Pics or It Didn’t Happen is a political and historical statement in direct disobedience of corporation-dictated rules… It’s an addition to your coffee table that actually explores the power of the image in our collective memory, and how deleting an image is akin to deleting a piece of history – if there aren’t any pictures, it didn’t happen.” Read the full article here.
ARTSY | 13 March 2017
Artsy published an article about the book ‘Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Images Banned From Instagram‘ by Arvida Byström and Molly Soda, featuring photographs that have been banned from Instagram. “The book engages in a dialogue around the policies found across social media, which are designed to keep users safe, though have unintentionally censored artistic freedoms.” writes Molly Gottschalk. Read the full article here.
PRESTEL | March 2017
Molly Soda and Arvida Byström new book ‘Pics or It Didn’t Happen, Images Banned from Instagram’ is now available. Featuring photographs that have been banned from Instagram, this generously illustrated book explores modern censorship. Purchase the book here.
GALLERIES NOW | 10 March 2017
NYLON | 9 March 2017
Molly Soda speaks with Nylon about Instagram. Molly Beauchemin notes: “If Instagram is a space where every photo tells a story, even subversive images become part of the narrative.” Read the full article here.
MASK MAGAZINE | 5 March 2017
Anne Vieux is interviewed in The Material issue in March 2017 of MASK Magazine. Vieux is quoted saying: “I’ve seen some work that focuses on the body and the application of technology via the body. I think about the social effects of technology and colour.” Read the full article here.
HYPERALLERGIC | 3 March 2017
Hyperallergic includes Ivana Baśič in its most memorable art at this year’s NADA New York. Baśič’s work Stay inside or perish, 2016 is described as ‘elegant yet rife with trauma’. Read the full article here.
MASK MAGAZINE | 28 February 2017
Molly Soda is interviewed in Lonely issue in February 2017 of MASK Magazine. The article “Alone with Molly Soda,” by Randon Rosenbohm, features on ongoing dialogue about the internet and if it does make us more lonely or if brings us closer together. Soda is quoted saying, “A lot of my loneliness is not an act, but it’s also a thing I’m playing with it. Being alone is the only way that I can make the work that I make, because a lot of it is about the things that we do when we’re alone, the way we sort of perform loneliness for other people, and what it means to put it on the internet.” Read the full article here.
TRACTION MAGAZINE | 24 February 2017
Sherman Sam is interviewed in Traction Magazine. The article by Charlotte Barnard, features a dialogue about his process and approach to painting and drawing. Sam is quoted saying “They come about in a process of, lets call it, searching, working through, erasure and then finally equipoise.” Read the full article here.
AQNB | 20 February 2017
AQNB reported on Concrete Jungle, the recent exhibition at AKG. Read the full article here.
MAN REPELLER | 16 February 2017
Molly Soda and her recent exhibition Comfort Zone at AKG are reviewed on Man Repeller. Hannah Keegan writes: “The chaotic mix of Soda’s digital world is unsettling; even more so is the sense of familiarity that sets in after viewing curated glimpses of her ‘real’ life.” Read the full article here.
DROSTE EFFECT | 10 February 2017
Ruth Waters’ Generalised Anxiety Relaxation Centre, the closing event of Cacotopia at AKG, was reported by Manu Buttiglione for Droste Effect. Waters is quoted describing the event as: “Generalized Anxiety Relaxation (2016), presented at Annka Kultys Gallery as part of Cacotopia, a group show featuring five recent 2016 MFA graduates, is made up of a series of bookable workshops in meditation, relaxation and self love.” Read the full article here.
NYLON | 9 February 2017
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Nylon magazine in relation to her upcoming exhibitions with AKG and Nathalie Halgand Galerie in Vienna, and her recent collaboration with rapper Big Sean. Pierce is quoted saying: ““Overall, I want to spend this year pushing myself, my work, and my mediums to hit on some new peripheries and hopefully reach some new audiences.” Read the full article here.
JACKSON HOLE | 8 February 2017
Ivana Basic is interviewed in relation to her two-person exhibition Miserere Paraphrase at Holiday Forever, New York. Read the article here.
FAD MAGAZINE | 5 February 2017
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.
D/RAILERD | 26 January 2017
FEMINI MAGAZINE | 21 January 2017
Molly Soda is featured the the second issue of Gemini Magazine. Order it now here.
BLOUIN ARTINFO | 21 January 2017
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.
NYAQ | 20 January 2017
Nicole Kaack mentions Ivana Basic in the exhibition review “Miguel Angel Cárdenas Without a Body at Andrea Rosen“. The author writes: “Ivana Bašić sees defeat in the failures of the body itself”. Read the full review here.
ORGAN | 19 January 2017
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.
AMUSE | 16 January 2017
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.
ATP DIARY | 14 January 2017
Giulia Ponzano chose Cacotopia, as one of her must-see shows in London. More information can be found here.
AESTHETICA MAGAZINE | 13 January 2017
Cacotopia, the exhibition at AKG has been listed by Aesthetica as “Five to see this week-end“. The author writes “In Cactopia, collective cultural anxieties are placed amongst elements of fantasy in a disorientating relationship between reality and fiction.” More information can be found here.
I-D VICE | 11 January 2017
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.
ORGAN | 10 January 2017
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.
THE CALVERT JOURNAL | 10 January 2017
Ivana Bašić is mentioned as “among ones to watch in 2017” by the Calvert Journal. Read the full review here.
ANDREA ROSEN | 6 January 2017
Ivana Basic is participating in a group show Without a Body. Curated by Signal at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York. The exhibition runs 6 January – 4 February 2017.
AQNB | 9 January 2017
TIME OUT LONDON | 17 December 2016
404ERROR.GALLERY | 6 December 2016
Molly Soda’s recent digital painting is featured in the current online exhibition curated by Matthew Britton & Brett O’Connor at 404 Error Gallery. Check the show here.
ARTRABBIT | 29 November 2016
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.
ARTVERGE | 24 November 2016
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.
Wall Street Journal | 21 November 2016
Ivana Basic is mentioned in WSJ’s review “Dreamlands’ at the Whitney Museum: Between Illusion and Reality” in relation to her participation in the current group exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016. The exhibition runs through 5 February, 2017. You can read the full article here.
AQNB | 18 November 2016
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!
VIOLETTE COLLECTIVE | 17 November 2016
Viollette Collective interviews Molly Soda via Skype. Listen to the full interview here.
ARTSY |16 November 2016
Artsy publishes “The Gallerist’s Art Fair’s Survival Guide“, featuring top tips from art world wonder personalities, among them Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at Artnews, Annka Kultys, gallery owner and Simon de Pury, co-founder of De Pury De Pury. Read all the interviews here.
SPINDLE MAGAZINE |16 November 2016
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.
CURATING CONTEMPORARY | 14 November 2016
Angela Pippo has reviewed Molly Soda Comfort Zone in Curating 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.
18STREET ARTS CENTER | 13 November
Molly Soda work in 24-hour video art marathon was live- streamed by 18th Street Arts Center around the world on 13 November 2016. This online exhibition was curated by Alexandra White. More information can be found here.
THE ART PARTNERS | 10 November 2016
Sherman Sam Together We’re Heavy was featured on The Art Partners’s list of “The Five Exhibitions to visits this month in London” citing Zabludowicz Collection, Somerset House, Annka Kultys Gallery, Victoria Miro Mayfair and White Cube Bermondsey. More information can be found here.
THIS IS TOMORROW | 11 November 2016
Molly Soda Comfort Zone on view at AKG is listed in THIS IS TOMORROW, a contemporary art magazine, featuring some of the most innovative and culturally significant exhibitions around the world. More information can be found here.
ARTEFACT MAGAZINE | 7 November 2017
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.
MUSEE MAGAZINE | 3 November 2016
Ivana Basic is featured in Musée Magazine in relation to her participation in the exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016 at the Whitney in New York. “Ivana Basic’s sculpture ‘SOMA’ features a plasticky corpse hanging on a metal bar, with the torso melting into the limbs as if the body was popped in the microwave and removed a gooey mutation. And the sense of dread and disgust at the sight of this work reveals a very human sensation to remain human, despite the cyborg stage”, writes Celina Huynh. Read the full article here.
EYES TOWARD THE DOVE | 1 November 2016
The current group exhibition Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016 at the Whitney featuring Ivana Basic works has been reviewed by Jongho Lee in Eyes Towards the Dove. Referencing Basic’s video and sculpture ‘SOMA’ (2013-), he writes: “Her body exists in countless ways, including in the future through means of production that have not even been realized yet. In the existing rendering at the exhibit, her body appears both as a sculpture and an animation.” Read the full review here.
TIME OUT LONDON | 27 October 2016
Eddy Frankel has reviewed Molly Soda Comfort Zone in Time Out. Frankel writes “The show works because Soda’s exposing the seedy, aggressive, anonymous, sexual underbelly of digital life. Not just hers: we’re all implicated.” Read the full review here.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 25 October 2016
WHITNEY MUSEUM | 23 October 2016
Ivana Basic is participating in a group show Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905-2016 at the Whitney, New York. The exhibition runs 28 October, 2016 – 5 February, 2017.
TIME OUT LONDON | 21 October 2016
The current exhibition Comfort Zone by Molly Soda’s featured at Annka Kultys Gallery has been listed by Eddy Frankel in Time Out London, along with Amalia Ulman at Arcadia Missa and Petra Cortright at Carl Kostyal in “The shows you need to see this Saturday“. More information can be found here.
PAUL’S ART WORLD | 16 October 2016
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.
SLEEK MAGAZINE | 3 October 2016
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.
ARTRABBIT | 12 October 2016
ARTSY | 7 October 2016
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.
ARTSPACE | 7 October 2016
Loney Abrams spoke with Basic in her Brooklyn studio about the digital and material ways the artist has alienated herself from her own body, about the ever-present existential fear that she experienced growing up in Serbia in the ’90s, and about her plans for an upcoming group show at the Whitney Museum. Read the full interview here.
TRACTION MAGAZINE | 3 October 2016
Charlotte Bernard interviews Ivana Basic in “Throat Wanders Down the Blade“. “I am inside of the body and looking out. I am looking at what happens in the confines of that limited space, which is our habitat”, notes the artist. Read the full interview here.
HARPERS BAZAAR | 27 September 2016
AKG is mentioned in an interview with Legacy Russell by Harper’s Bazaar. Read the full article here.
ARTVERGE | 26 September 2016
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.
AQNB | 26 September 2016
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.
THE QUIETUS | 25 September 2016
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.
INVERSE | 6 September 2016
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.
ARTNET | 28 July 2016
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.
STADTGALERIE | 7-23 July 2016
Molly Soda is featured in a group show Your Digital Self Hates You in Bern, Switzerland. The exhibition also features Ann Hirsch, Camille Kaiser, Elisa Giardina Papa, Sunita Prasad, Tabita Rezaire, Mathias Ringgenberg, Amalia Ulman, and May Waver. The show runs from 7-23 July, 2016.
ARTSY | 21 July 2016
Dash Snow figures prominently in “These 8 Photographers Captured the Youth Culture of the ’90s,’” an insightful editorial by Molly Gottschalk on Artsy that presents a cadre of artists as exemplars of end-of-the-century sensibilities. Read the full article here.
BERLIN ART LINK | 17 July 2016
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.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 14 July 2016
The gallery group exhibition Zero Zero on view at AKG is featured in Mousse Magazine. Find more information here.
NOWNESS | 6 July 2016
Nowness’ feature Zero Zero Takeover reports AKG’s summer group show Zero Zero. Read the full article here.
THE QUIETUS | 1 July 2016
Zero Zero, at AKG, was reviewed by Robert Barry for The Quietus. Read the full article here .
VICE | 20 June 2016
Vice interviews Romain Mader, who pretended to be a sex tourist for his fictional photoseries Ekaterina. Speaking to his insertion of himself into the project, Mader says: “Whenever we take a picture of ourselves or our friends, we act in some way. You can’t smile for the entire day – it’s just for that moment. In some way, we are all performing.” Read the full interview here.
PAPER MAG | 16 June 2016
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.
SCHÖN! MAGAZINE | 31 May 2016
Shön! Magazine interviews Romain Mader about his photo series Ekaterina, which follows his fictional search for a bride in the Ukraine. Describing his aims, Mader says: “When I work I make a story in writing and take the pictures to fit the narrative. Sex tourism in the Ukraine was covered a lot but I wanted to fool people with a story that could be real.” To read the full interview, click here.
GUP MAGAZINE | 6 May 2016
GUP Magazine reviews Romain Mader’s photo series Ekaterina. Using humor and irony to trace Mader’s own fictional search for a Ukrainian bride, the series raises important questions about sex tourism and the male gaze on women’s bodies. To read the full review, click here.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 1 May 2016
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.
THE WASHINGTON POST | 29 April 2016
The Washington Post features Ekaterina, the ‘mockumentary’ photography series by Swiss artist Romain Mader. Centering around Mader’s own fictional search for a bride in Ukraine, the work asks important questions about sex tourism and the male gaze in post-Soviet nations. To read the full article, click here.
OBSERVER | 13 April 2016
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.
NYLON | 7 April 2016
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.
DETROIT FREE PRESS | 3 April 2016
CCS Centre Galleries exhibition Doubly So in Detroit, including works my Molly Soda, is reported in Detroit Free Press. Read the full article here.
DETROIT ART REVIEW | 19 March 2016
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.
ANOTHER | 18 March 2016
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.
DAZED | 17 March 2016
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.
AUJOURD’HUI | 19 March 2016
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.
ARTSLANT | 9 March 2016
Alexandra Gorczynski is Artslant’s ‘Wednesday Web Artist of the Week’. Christian Petersen writes, “There is a subtle and precise attention to detail as well as a distinct subversive wit that elevates her compositions to distinctly classical levels.” Read the full article here.
ART MONTHLY | March 2016
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.
ART ASIA PACIFIC | 2 March 2016
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.
1 GRANARY | 26 February 2016
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.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 26 February 2016
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.
ARTNET | 18 February 2016
Romain Mader is mentioned in Artnet’s review of Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern. To read the full review, click here.
AUJOURD’HUI | 14 February 2016
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.
THE GUARDIAN | 4 February 2016
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.
GALERIE CHRISTOPHE GAILLARD | 1 February 2016
Molly Soda is featured in the group show The Mercury Theatre Reality Show organised by Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris. The exhibition features 30 artists adopting an anonymous group instagram account: The_Mercury_Theatre and runs from 1-28 February 2016.
SAATCHI GALLERY | 9 March 2016
Virgile Ittah’s Champagne Life is on view at the Saatchi Gallery until 9 Mar 2016.
FLAUNT MAGAZINE | 15 January 2016
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.
THIS IS TOMORROW | 9 January 2016
AUJOURD’HUI | 5 January 2016
Molly Soda’s solo exhibition at AKG From my bedroom to yours is reviewed on Aujourd’hui. Read the full article here.
MOUSSE MAGAZINE | 24 December 2015
From my bedroom to yours was reviewed by Mousse Magazine. The author points out that “Soda’s entire oeuvre is available on-line, her art is freely accessible not only to her hundreds of thousand of followers on apps such as Instagram or Tumblr but also literally to anyone with internet access” and how consequently “The gallery’s pricing methodology for Soda’s digital art, by contrast, adopts public interest as its starting point: the more a work has been viewed online, the greater that work’s price.” Read the full article here .
ARTSLANT | 27 November 2015
From my bedroom to yours was reviewed by Char Jensen 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.
DAZED | 23 November 2015
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.
THIS IS TOMORROW | 24 November 2015
Molly Soda’s From my bedroom to yours on view at AKG is featured on This is Tomorrow. Read the full article here.
FEBRUARY STATIONERY | 23 November 2015
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.
MYTEMPLART | 13 November 2015
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.