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.
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.
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.
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.