Selected images from Molly Soda and Arvida Bystrom’s book Pics Or It Didn’t Happen are on display at Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium as part of the Stadstriënnale. The show will be on view through 1 June 2018. You can find more information here.
Swedish news outlet Kurinen has just written an article about Pics or It Didn’t Happen – Molly Soda and Arvida Byström’s collaborative publication of pictures deleted by Instagram. The article explores the phenomenon of censorship of the arts online. You can read the full piece here.
Welt author Rahel Zingg has written an article about young artists’ use of social media to combat societies standards of acceptability. Referencing Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at MdbK Leipzig, Zingg mentions the work of Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström as exemplary of this trend. You can read the full article here.
Swedish publication Svenska Dagbladet has profiled the work of Molly Soda and Arvida Bystöm, whose joint publication Pics or It Didn’t Happen showcases images that were banned from Instagram. You can read the full article here.
Hamburg-based news magazine Stern has reviewed Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0 at Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Curated by Anika Meier, the show includes work by Molly Soda, Signe Pierce and Arvida Byström. To read the full review, click here.
In order to gauge public opinion of Virtual Normality – Women Net Artists 2.0, a group show at MdbK Leipzig curated by Anika Meier, Indie Mag has gathered responses from visitors to the museum about the current state of feminism today in this unique review of the exhibition. Molly Soda, Signe Pierce, and Arvida Byström are just three of the women net artists in the exhibition whose work seeks to carve out a space for femininity online. To read the full article, click here.
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.
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 .
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.
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 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.
SIGNE PIERCE AND MOLLY SODA in
VIRTUAL NORMALITY : WOMEN NET ARTISTS 2.0
12 JANUARY – 21 MAY 2018
MdbK, LEIPZIG, GERMANY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 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.
Romily Alice reviews Annka Kultys Gallery’s exhibition Zero Zero for Berlin Art Link. “Zero Zero Proposes a New Post-Internet Landscape” examines the way in which 12 different artists investigate the conjunction between digital and physical spaces, reflecting on the post-internet, post-materiality reality of the present day. Romily Alice says that the show ‘serves to remind us that the positioning of the “virtual” and the “real” in binary opposition to each other no longer reflects the modern experience.’ Read the full review here.
The gallery group exhibition Zero Zero on view at AKG is featured in Mousse Magazine. Find more information here.
Nowness’ feature Zero Zero Takeover reports AKG’s summer group show Zero Zero. Read the full article here.
Zero Zero, at AKG, was reviewed by Robert Barry for The Quietus. Read the full article here .
Vice has interviewed Romke Hoogwaerts about Mossless, a new photography publication that features work by Molly Soda and Signe Pierce. To read the article, an excerpt of an interview between Soda and Arvida Bystrom, and to see the artists’ work included in the publication, click here.
Dazed Digital has just published a roundtable discussion about censorship online between Molly Soda and Rupi Kaur, Arvida Byström, Saerah Lee and Alexandra Marzella. Opening the conversation, Soda says: “The way women are perceived online is just a heightened reflection of society and the way women, and particularly their bodies, are treated in real life. Everything you put out there essentially invites others to criticise and interpret your image.” You can find their full conversation here.
i-D has published a short review of hot in here, the group show at Sunday Gallery in Los Angeles featuring works by Molly Soda. The show, on view through 5 August 2015, also includes work by Arvida Byström, Mayan Toledano, Vivian Fu, Grace Miceli and Molly Matalon. To read the full article, click here.