Alice Bucknell has written a profile of Stine Deja for Issue No. 28 of Cura Magazine. Discussing the artist’s dual-show with Marie Munk, Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery, Bucknell writes: “Synthetic Seduction asked if the apparent benefits of a low-stakes and immediate intimacy—whether in the form of face-scan emojis or late-night drunken Tinder binges—are actually less valuable than they seem, in fact asking from us a larger sacrifice than we might realize. Rather than conferring an obvious approval or disapproval rating on the matter, the duo’s response was far more ambiguous, subjective, and very nearly sentient.” For more information about this issue and to read the full article, click here.
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.
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.
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.