Signe Pierce will perform at Duesseldorf Photo in Germany as part of a performance series titled “On the Internet Nobody Knows You’re a Performance Artist” alongside Andy Kassier. In this performance, which is a continuation of her “Virtual Normality” performance series, Pierce will present her theories on the mediation of culture and experience. The performance, curated by Anika Meier, will take place tonight, 17 February, at 22:30 at NRW Forum Dusseldorf.
AQNB has listed the opening of SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, a new dual show featuring the work of Stine Deja and Marie Munk, as one of their top event picks for the week. The show, which will include immersive video installation and interactive sculpture, seeks to critically examine how technology affects emotion and intimacy in contemporary society. To check out AQNB’s full listing, click here.
In a new column, Spiegel writer Sibylle Berg uses Signe Pierce’s American Reflexxx as a starting point for a wider conversation about the relationship between immediacy, tolerance, self-control and bigotry in the modern world. According to her, the hate that Pierce receives while wearing the mirrored mask comes from an inherent human fear of the unknown. Click here to read Berg’s full opinion piece.
Work by Ivana Basic will be included in the upcoming group show Crash Test: The Molecular Turn at La Panacée in Montpellier, France. Exploring the relations between culture and nature, rather than emphasizing its differences, Crash Test presents the works of 25 contemporary artists that deal with the notion of reality and blur traditional opposite concepts, such as artificial and natural. Opening tomorrow, 10 February, Crash Test will run through 6 May. For more information, click here.
Artist and writer John Bingham has featured Cacotopia 02 on his blog! The group show features five recent graduates from around Europe, giving these young artists a chance to show off their work. Rather than showing all five artists at once, in this show, each artist is shown once at a time as the show unfolds over five weeks. For more information and to read Bingham’s full post, click here.
Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be participating for the first time in Material Art Fair in Mexico City, Thursday 8 February through Sunday 11 February! Come visit our Latin-American debut at booth C17, where paintings by London-based artist Sherman Sam will be on view. For more information on the fair, click here.
Stine Deja has been interviewed and profiled by Daphne Milner for It’s Nice That. Focusing on her work 4K Zen, the author explores Deja’s relationship to the commodification of mindfulness. Describing her impetus in creating the project, Deja says: “4K Zen is a stress diet that promises an escape from the complexity of modern life by combining meditation and infomercials. I created it at a time when I felt haunted by bad news politically, societally and environmentally.” Deja’s dual-show, Synthetic Seduction, with Marie Munk, will open at Annka Kultys Gallery on 21 February. To read Deja’s full profile, click here.
Cristin Leach has written a short but poignant review of Digital_self, a current group show in the Project Spaces at the Irish Museum of Modern Art featuring the work of Molly Soda. Leach writes: “Everyone’s a self-portrait maker now, broadcasting to a global audience via social media. Aptly, the most compelling work comes from artists using digital platforms.” Digital_selfclick here will be on view through 25 February. To read the complete review, .
In a new article about female artists in the time of social media, writer and curator Anika Meier discusses the work of Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström. Analyzing the changing nature of female identity and artistic practice as mediated by digital technology, Meier asks tough questions about the future of the art world and whether or not art will be successful if it does not receive a lot of attention on social media. To read the full article, click here.
FAD Magazine has listed Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery, as one of the top 7 art exhibitions to see in London right now. The author, Tabish Khan, writes: “This impressive and labour intensive exhibition returns with a new artist every week during the six week run. My visit coincided with Hugo Servanin’s classical sculptures that allow water to seep into them and this distorts their shape over time. But the beauty of the show is visitors will have a different experience to mine.” Also on view as part of the show are Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito. To check out the complete list of rankings, click here.
Marlene Halser has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier and Sabrina Steinek, the show prominently features the works of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. To read Halser’s full review, click here .
Marianne Abbott has interviewed Signe Pierce for DRØME Magazine. In the wake of her recent Virtual Normality performances around the United States and Europe, Pierce ponders the contrast between harsh aggression and soft femininity in her work. She says: “There is definitely an aggression in the work that I do. I refer to the hyper-feminine facade that I put on as a venus fly trap because I like that metaphor of shaping myself into something that can easily ensnare the gaze of somebody who might not look at art otherwise. Except often these hyper-feminine characters then devolve into the grotesque. I like to create these beautiful, monolithic characters and then tear them down, but a lot of times they get back up. I like watching the rise and fall and then the rise again.” To read the full interview, click here.
Artzealous has listed Command Field, Anne Vieux’s solo show at The Hole in New York City, as one of the top five art events to see this weekend. The author writes: “Vieux works in the great tradition of artists who use tools wrong.” To read the full review, click here.
Molly Soda’s collaborative augmented reality work with Nicole Ruggiero and Refrakt Slide to Expose (2017) will be include in the 11th annual Cyfest. The project, entitled WEATHER FORECAST: DIGITAL CLOUDINESS, will open 2 February and run through 12 February at Museum of Applied Arts of St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. For more information about Cyfest, click here.
John Martin Tilley has interviewed Signe Pierce for Office Magazine about her presentation of American Reflexxx at New Release Gallery in New York City. Describing her choice to wear a mirrored mask in the performance, Pierce said: “It became a mantra/mission statement of mine around this time: ‘Objectifying you objectifying me.’ Aka, I’m going to flip this derogatory gaze back unto you. I will turn you, the objectifier, into the object. I’ll use my hyper-feminized body as a Venus Fly Trap to ensnare your objectified gaze.” To read the full interview, click here.
Blouin ArtInfo has written a review of Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature, a group show at Haus der electronischen Künste Basel featuring works by Olga Fedorova and !Mediengruppe Bitnik. To take a look at the full review, click here.
Molly Soda has been invited to give an artist’s talk this Friday (2 February) at the Photography Department of the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. For more information, click here.
Anne Vieux’s solo show Command Field opens tonight at The Hole in lower Manhattan in New York City, and will run through 4 March. More more information, click here.
i-D Deutschland has reviewed Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, an exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig featuring the works of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Bystöm. Click here to read the full article.
Wall Street International has featured Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Featuring the work of five emerging artists—Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Hugo Servanin, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito—the show aims to give these young creatives a first platform to display their talent. Rather than showing all five artists at once, Cacotopia 02 shows one artist at a time, unfolding over the course of five weeks. Cacotopia 02 will be on view through 10 February. For more information, click here.
Things-to-do app DOJO has reviewed Cacotopia 02, the current group show at Annka Kultys Gallery. Unlike traditional group shows in which all of the artists are shown together, in Cacotopia, each artist is shown one at a time over the course of five weeks. For the second edition of this annual exhibition program, the artists selected are Yarli Allison, Michal Plata, Hugo Servanin, Bob Bicknell-Knight and Dominic Dispirito. Click here to read the full review.
Michael Meyns has written a review of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0, a new group show at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig that includes the work of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. The exhibition will run through 8 April. For more information and to read Meyns’s full review in Die Zukunft, click here.
Les Inrockuptibles has reviewed Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum de bildenden Künste Leipzig. The show, curated by Anika Meier and including works by Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström, will be on view through 8 April 2018. To read the full review, click here.
Signe Pierce has been listed by Hunger TV as one of “five female visual artists to follow right now.” Pierce is listed alongside peers Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins, Alice Joiner and Alice Skinner. You can check out the full listing here.
Tom Hägler of RTS has reviewed Future Love. Desire and Kinship in Hypernature, an exhibition of artworks that explore technologically mediated intimacy in the modern world at HeK Basel. Included in the show are the works of both !Mediengruppe Bitnik and Olga Fedorova. To read the full review, click here.
The Eye of Photography reviews the work of Leah Schrager, one of the artists included alongside Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in Virtual Normality: Women Net Artists 2.0 at MdbK Leipzig. Exploring themes of representation, the author notes that the exhibition “questions the female beauty ideals and gender stereotypes that have become standard in the attention economy of social media.” To read the full write-up, click here.
The Art Gorgeous has reviewed One Year of Resistance, a group show at Untitled Space in New York City featuring artworks that were created in reaction to the current American political climate under Donald Trump’s presidency. The author Nadya Sayej describes the show as “the world’s hottest anti-Trump show art.” Included in the show is Signe Pierce’s piece “Control” (2017), a work commenting on gun control in the United States. To read the full review, click here.
Signe Pierce’s short reality film, American Reflexxx (2013, dir. Alli Coates), will be exhibited at New Release Gallery from 20 January – 11 February 2018. Located in a renovated video rental store in New York City’s Chinatown, the exhibition will also include an original lighting design concept from Pierce. For more information about the show, please click here.
Swiss art magazine Widewalls has reviewed One Year of Resistance, a group show at Untitled Space in New York City that includes photographic work by Signe Pierce. Curated by the gallery’s director Indira Cesarine, the show serves as a reaction to President Donald Trump’s political regime. The author, Angie Kordic, writes: “Commenting on the state of America during the past year, Indira Cesarine emphasizes the importance of a continuing fight for basic human rights which crumble before our eyes.” To read the full review, click here.
Signe Pierce has been profiled by French outlet Libération for her involvement in Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Pierce is shown alongside contemporaries Molly Soda and Arvida Byström, among others. Describing Pierce’s contribution, the author, Jérémy Piette, writes: “This interactive installation in an intimate room equipped with connected devices gives the visitor the opportunity to meditate on the personal spaces affected by the omnipresence of tools capable of recording our least gestures, plasma lovers who make us ask ourselves: are we really alone?” To read the full article, please click here.
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 tonight, 18 January 2018, the show will run until 15 February. Click here for more information.
Recently, Signe Pierce sat down for a candid interview with Ralph Arida of Plastik Magazine to discuss the current state of pop culture and fine art. Pontificating on the role of the artist in mass media, and her self-proclaimed status as a reality artist, Pierce said: “The separation of an artist’s work and an artist’s life is rapidly disappearing. We use our phones and computers to capture our lives in media, and can instantly export and broadcast that content on the Internet. We are all the stars of our own reality show.” To read the complete interview, click here.
Jan Soldin of Kunstmarkt reviews Virtual Normality – Web Artists 2.0, a new group show at MdbK Leipzig featuring the works of Molly Soda, Arvida Byström and Signe Pierce. Describing the aesthetic tools that the artists employ to achieve their goals, the author writes: “By an exaggerated feminine aesthetic with colors such as pink and purple or by girlishly cute self-portrayals, the Netzkünstlerinnen draw attention to stereotypes. Humor, irony and exaggeration are part of their style repertoire.” To read the full article, click here.
Photographic work by Signe Pierce is included in the upcoming group show, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, at Untitled Gallery in New York City. Curated by Indira Cesarine, the show includes work by more than 80 artists responding to the political climate in the United States following the election of Donald Trump. “ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE features artwork across all mediums addressing the issues our society has been confronted with since the election,” the exhibition description reads, “such as immigration rights, health care, reproductive rights, climate change, transgender rights, white supremacy, gender equality, gun control, sexual harassment, as well as countless other issues which have given rise to mass protest throughout the United States and abroad over the past year.” The show will run from 17 January to 04 February 2018. For more information, click here.
Sherman Sam’s first solo show in Luxembourg opens today at Ceysson & Benetiere. Entitled Nightclubbing after the eponymous 1981 Grace Jones album, the exhibition includes a selection of Sam’s abstract, ‘assembled’ paintings. “Abstraction can be speculative; it can be uncertain, as life is; it is open to possibility (of interpretations), as life can be,” Sam explains. “It is not a closed form, as some conclude it is. It is not symbolic, least not the kind I am thinking of. That is it can pose or embody flux – open questions in ways that representation cannot.” Nightclubbing will remain on view through 03 March. For more information, click here.
Interview reviews Virtual Normality – Web Artists 2.0: a new group show at MdbK Leipzig featuring works by Signe Pierce and Molly Soda. Describing the emotional impact of the show, the author writes that the works “show how it feels when you stand by yourself.” To read the full review, click here.
Detektor FM has reviewed Virtual Normality – Web Artists 2.0, an exhibition of women net artists curated by Anika Meier at MdbK Leipzig. Included in the exhibition are both Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. The author, Juliane Neubauer, describes a sense of discomfort at being confronted by the deeply personal and somewhat unsettling nature of the work in the show, specifically citing Soda’s Instagram Live performance lip-syncing to a Selena Gomez song. To read the full review, click here.
Mittledeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) features the work of Molly Soda and Signe Pierce in a short review of Virtuality Normality – Web Artists 2.0, a group show at MdbK Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier, the show explores the contemporary generation of women artists who use new media to explore gender, sexuality and identity in the digital age. Check out MDR’s full feature here.
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig will include Signe Pierce and Molly Soda in the 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.
Leipziger Volkszeitung (LVZ) previews the upcoming exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Virtual Normality. Featuring the work of net artists including Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström, the show will explore femininity in the digital age. The author writes, “Through the Internet and social media, the debate about sexuality and identity has been rekindled; web artists answer with a hyperfeminine aesthetic.” Click here to read the complete article.
Spiegel author Angela Gruber writes on Virtual Normality, the upcoming group exhibition at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig featuring the work of artists Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström. Opening 12 January, the show will run until the 8 of April. To read the full feature, click here.
Deutsche Welle reviews Virtual Normality – Women Net Artist’s 2.0, the upcoming group show at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig featuring works by Signe Pierce, Molly Soda, and Arvida Byström among others. Typifying the “Instagram generation,” the artist’s included in the exhibition “use the Internet and social media to reflect on the ideals of female beauty.” The show, opening 12 January, will run until 08 April. Check out the full article here.
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Hunger TV about her contribution to the upcoming group exhibition ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, on view 17 at Untitled Gallery in New York. “The women of the United States are not going to allow ourselves, our bodies, or our rights to be held hostage any longer,” Pierce said. The show, which explores the political climate of a post-Trump America, opens 17 January and will run until 4 February. To read the full interview, click here.
Drool Creatives has listed Cacotopia 02 on their exhibitions page. To see the full posting, click here.
Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to announce that Dominic Dispirito has been shortlisted for the Spring/Summer 2018 Dentons Art Prize. The Dentons Art Prize is a biannual award of £5,000 given to a single artist by an independent panel of judges. Additionally, all shortlisted artists are given access to expert pro bono legal advice and their artwork is offered for sale. Curator Niamh White and artist Tim A. Shaw launched the prize in January 2016. For more information and to see the complete shortlist of artists, please click here.
Girl Talk HQ previews Untitled Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, which will include photographic work by Signe Pierce. The show, which will survey more than 80 artists responding to the American political climate in the post-Trump era, will open 17 January and run through 04 February. To read the full article, click here.
ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, the upcoming group show at Untitled Gallery in New York, is the subject of an article by AM NY. The show, which includes works from more than 80 artists, serves as a response to the American political era ushered in by the election of Donald Trump. Signe Pierce’s “Control,” 2017, will be one of the piece’s on display. Curated by Indira Cesarine, the show will open on 17 January and runs through 4 February. To read the full article, click here.
Art Fuse previews the upcoming group exhibition ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE, forthcoming at Untitled Gallery in New York City. Author Alison Martin includes Signe Pierce’s photographic work “Control,” 2017, as one of the highlights of the exhibition. Coming from a powerful milieu of activist artists, each piece in the show was created in response to the political climate ushered by the election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States. To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda is interviewed by Happening Media for her involvement in Kickstarter’s new crowdfunding subscription service for emerging artists, Drip. One of the first artists invited to participate in Drip’s launch, Soda says that the new platform “allows people to connect to you and your “process” or whatever it is you want to put out there in a more intimate way.” Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce’s portrait of Aubrey Plaza, included in the 21 August issue of Time Magazine for the story “Aubrey Plaza’s Status Update,” has been selected as one of the best portrait’s of 2017. To see the full selection of portraits, click here.
Audrey Wachs reports on the opening of Galeria Melissa, an upscale boutique in New York City designed by Muti Randolph, for Architects Newspaper. The store, which alongside selling shoes will hold four exhibitions per year, has included an immersive video installation by Signe Pierce in its inaugural exhibition. To read the full story, click here.
“Selfie”, 2017, a work created by Olga Fedorova for her solo show Generic Jungle at AKG, is included in the online group exhibition Why don’t we get a kickstarter going for an ISP? hosted by isthisit? Gallery and curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight. The show, staged in the wake of the ‘death’ of net neutrality in the United States, explores the limits of information control and the power associated with corporate grips on digital information pathways. Opening 22 December, the exhibition will run through 22 January 2018 and include artists such as Andy Holden, Ann Hirsch, Constant Dullaart, Eva Papamargariti, and Jacob Kudsk Steensen, among others. For more information and to see the show, click here.
Bushwick Daily writer Darragh Dandurand reports on the opening of Rose Gold, a new cocktail bar in New York built under the creative direction of Signe Pierce and Safwat Riad. Original works by “multimedia magician” Pierce can be found throughout the basement space, alongside an original neon sign by Kate Hush. Rose Gold will open on 11 January 2018. To read the full story, click here.
Annka Kultys Gallery received a mention in Paul Carey-Kent’s list of top exhibitions in 2017, which nods to the gallery’s program of future-looking exhibitions. To see the full list, take a look at the complete article here.
Generic Jungle, Olga Fedorova’s first solo exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery, has been reviewed by Rodrigo Carlon for Dateagle Art. Carlon writes that by using a lenticular printing method, “Fedorova creates a screen-like effect on a non-electric, non-digital surface. This blurs the boundaries between the digital and physical realms. The digital and the ‘real’ or empirical become one and the same.” To read the full review, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Molly Soda’s video wrong wrong wrong (2016) is included in the 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.
Generic Jungle, Olga Fedorova’s solo show at AKG, has been featured by Mousse Magazine. For more information, visit Mousse here.
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.
Dominic Dispirito, included in the upcoming group show Cacotopia 02 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.
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.
Olga Fedorova’s Generic Jungle, the artist’s first solo show at AKG, has been featured by Tzvetnik. Check it out here.
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 sleepand 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Molly Soda’s performance at Secret Project Robot, alongside Mutual Benefit and Yowler, is listed by Sophie Weiner of the Village Voice as one of the “best NYC shows” to see this week. For the complete listing, please click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alice Bucknell 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.