French publication ArtPress has just posted a fantastic review of Molly Soda’s ‘Me and My Gurls,’ written by art critic and professor of Neo-Literature Magali Nachtergael. In the piece, Nachtergael writes on Soda’s mastery of the digital medium and her ability to effortlessly move between different platforms, going so far as to compare her practice to a ‘ready-made autobiographique’ following the tradition of feminist artists like Gina Pane and Sophie Calle. Me and My Gurls is currently on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
French publication The Steidz has reviewed Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, on view at AKG through 16 June. The author, describing Soda’s command of social media, writes that she reveals the inner workings of digital mechanics in an almost archeological fashion. You can find the full review here .
Art critic Tabish Khan has included Molly Soda’s Me and My Gurls, the artist’s third solo show at AKG, in his review of the top 7 shows to see in London this week for Fad Magazine. Describing the immersive nature of show’s installation, Khan writes: “it’s as if we’ve stepped into the screen itself.” Me and My Gurls will remain on view through 16 June. To read the full review, click here.
VICE has just published a review of Me and My Gurls, Molly Soda’s third solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery, alongside an interview with the artist. Describing the titular work of the show, Soda says: “as you watch me dance, you’re seeing more and more dancing girls join me on screen, and as the video continues, I become the avatar—I become one of them. There’s an element of blending in—the anonymity of everyone doing the same thing online. It’s simultaneously very beautiful, that we’re all sharing these experiences and doing this stuff, but also very isolating and lonely.” You can find the full article here.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
East London Lines has just reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show in the United Kingdom. Author Emilie Shane writes, “[Soda’s] videos and images are raw, presenting an authentic experience of being a girl on the Internet. According to Soda: “That’s activism in itself – just putting yourself out there as a woman – being totally unashamed of who you are and what you’re about.” To read the full review, click here.
1883 Magazine has just reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. Author Jacopo Nuvo writes, “She likes to call herself a ‘webcam princess’; yet Molly Soda is more than a mere ‘Internet sensation’, and her debut solo show proves it.” You can find the full review here .
Blogger Issey Scott has reviewed From My Bedroom To Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. To read the full review, click here.
From My Bedroom To Yours was reviewed by Charlotte Jansen 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.