Welcome to the Art-Lovers Movie Club, where every week you’ll find a new artist’s video available exclusively online at artreview.com for seven days.
If you’ve ever come across any ‘wellness’ products, you’ll know they can be a bit helpful, a bit expensive and also a bit self-indulgent and silly. These are the ideas that Danish London-based artist Stine Deja emphasises in 4K ZEN, her two-part project originally commissioned for the Roskilde Festival in Denmark in 2017. The first video works as a commercial showcasing the product: a guided meditation video that comes with a branded mat and this sensory-isolating thingamajig resembling a VR headset. The second video is the actual meditation you are guided through: serene nature scenes, whooshing sounds of water, the full works. Yet nothing is quite as calm as it first seems. “The sunlight from the clear blue sky is catching the tops of the waves in the distance” the narrator intones. “The whole ocean seems to shimmer and sparkle like paparazzis snapping perfect pictures of you.” Take a deep breath and… relax?
Screening dates: 17–23 April 2020
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Stine Deja’s work is featured in the article Digital. Virtuell. Posthuman? Read the full article by Magdalena Kröner here
STINE DEJA in
HARD CORE, SOFT BODIES
6 DECEMBER – 16 DECEMBER 2018
SCHIMMEL PROJECTS, DRESDEN, GERMANY
Continue reading “SCHIMMEL PROJECTS | 6 December 2018”
STINE DEJA AND MARIE MUNK in
THE SEARCH FOR (MODERN) PLEASURE
8 NOVEMBER – 16 DECEMBER 2018
MIRA DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL, BARCELONA, SPAIN
Continue reading “MIRA FESTIVAL | 8 November 2018”
STINE DEJA AND MARIE MUNK in
3 NOVEMBER – 16 NOVEMBER 2018
KH7 ART SPACE, AARHUS, DENMARK
Continue reading “KH7 ARTSPACE | 2 November 2018”
STINE DEJA in
8 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
UNIT 110, NEW YORK, USA
Continue reading “UNITY110 | 8 September 2018”
Stine Deja’s new series of digital images Antibodies (2018), are currently on view in Spread the Virus, an online exhibition by DATEAGLE ART, curated by Vanessa Murrell, Martin Mayorga and Bob Bicknell-Knight. Stine Deja is the eleventh artist to exhibit.
Continue reading “DATEAGLE | 3 AUGUST 2018”
Synthetic Seduction, was reviewed by Indira Béraud in the Widewalls “You Might Replace Your Next Lover with a Marie Munk and Stine Deja Artwork.” The complete review can be found here.
STINE DEJA in
8 JUNE – 4 AUGUST 2018
SIXTY EIGHT ART INSTITUTE, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Continue reading “SIXTYEIGHT ART INSTITUTE | 8 June 2018”
In anticipation of the opening of Synthetic Seduction at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen, artists Stine Deja and Marie Munk have compiled an ‘ABC’ list to explain their inspirations and goals for the exhibition published on the I Do Art blog. To read the full list from A to Z, click here.
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.
In a new guide to the city, London-based blog Lazy Oaf has listed Annka Kultys Gallery as its contemporary art choice. The author writes, “Upstairs from an unassuming row of shops by Cambridge Heath station, you’ll find one of the leading platforms for a future generation of artists. With a focus on multimedia art, Annka Kultys encourages these artists to bring their work from digital and online platforms into the gallery space, marking it out as different from your average gallery experience.” Check out the full guide here.
Stine Deja and Marie Munk have been interviewed by Hold Residency, a digital exhibition and editorial platform. Describing the feelings of sadness and isolation that the show explores, Deja says: “I think overall I see the idea of simulated intimacy as tragic for everyone/everything involved. Human intimacy with non-humans is unrequited and misunderstood, while intimacy between non-humans is flat and cliche, a replica of something that existed somewhere far removed. I also believe though that people connect with the videos because they project something into it, and that in itself is a layer of intimacy that is generated through the show.” You can find the full piece here.
Tank Magazine’s Jan-Peter Westad has interviewed Stine Deja and and Marie Munk about their collaboration in Synthetic Seduction, on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 24 March. Munk says: “We were both interested in how technology alters social behaviour, especially the way we are intimate or present with one another. And we were also feeling a similar frustration working with themes situated in the crossover between reality and virtual reality. In combining our practices we felt we’d open up more possibilities to work across reality and VR divide, and uncover the tensions between the two.” You can read the full article here.
Tonight, a new group featuring the works of Stine Deja entitled Lend Me a Hand will open at Elmer in London. Curated by Ben Lunt, the show centres around a loss of artist’s agency in a post-internet contemporary art context. Reality loses meaning as installation shots replace the actual artwork in a process of converting art into “hyper matter.” For more information, click here.
Art critic Tabish Khan has listed Synthetic Seduction, the dual-show and immersive environment created by Stine Deja and Marie Munk, as one of the top 7 shows to see in London this week. To read Khan’s full review, click here.
Artland has interviewed Stine Deja and Marie Munk about their collaboration for Synthetic Seduction, an interactive exhibition at Annka Kultys Gallery. Describing the core human needs addressed in the exhibition, “We wished to investigate our need for simple physical contact in a world where the virtual arena often seems to have so much more to offer,” the pair explain. You can read the full interview here.
Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s interactive exhibition Synthetic Seduction has been featured on Mousse’s website. Toying with the audience’s sense of repulsion but also attraction, the objects and videos in the exhibition can be seen as surrogates for intimacy in an age of digital dissociation. You can view the listing and find more information about the exhibition here.
Kuba Paris has featured the new show Synthetic Seduction at Annka Kultys Gallery. Featuring the duel efforts of Stine Deja and Marie Munk, the exhibition is an immersive environment that seeks to tackle issues of digitally-mediated intimacy. To learn more about the show and read the full listing, click here .
Events app Dojo has reviewed Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s Synthetic Seduction exhibition at AKG and listed it as a top show to see on its Arts Radar. Dojo writes: “The show is about how the human emotions of love, attraction, repulsion and empathy exist against a modern digital backdrop, A.K.A. where talking electronic products predict what music we want to listen to on Sundays and do our weekly Tesco shop for us.” click here.
Galleries Now, arts events listing site, has featured AKG’s current show Synthetic Seduction online. The show, a combined effort of Danish artists Stine Deja and Marie Munk, explores themes of intimacy in a digitally dissociated milieu. To check out the full listing, click here.
The opening of SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, a new dual-show at AKG featuring an immersive collaboration between Stine Deja and Marie Munk, has been listed one of Drool’s event picks of the week. To check out the full listing, click here.
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.
Artland has included Stine Deja and Marie Munk’s exhibition Synthetic Seduction on its February walking art guide. The show, opening later this month, will serve as an intimacy clinic—filling the void of digital disconnection with artificially-created intimacy surrogates. The full guide can be found 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.
Dreamideamachine ART VIEW has included SYNTHETIC SEDUCTION, the upcoming dual-show of work by Stine Deja and Marie Munk, in its most recent art news round up. To check out the full feature and see the other exhibitions that made the list, click here.
SITNE DEJA in
6 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY 2018
THE WRONG NEW DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Continue reading “THE WRONG / BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO | 6 January 2018”
Stine Deja: There’s Life Outside is featured as one of Galleries Now top exhibition recommendations in today’s Frieze London Special edition of the Weekender. More info here.
Stine Deja spoke on Tank Magazine about her second solo exhibition There’s Life Outside at Annka Kultys Gallery. Deja talks about “how the show is intended to expose the ways in which our lives are increasingly artificial.” Read the full interview here.
Stine Deja There’s Life Outside, is featured in Wall Street International Art. More information can be found here.
DROOL Creatives features Stine Deja’s upcoming exhibition There’s Life Outside. Read the full listing here.
In an article about gender disparities between men and women in the arts, Mikkel Carl mentions Stine Deja’s installation of 4K Zen at Code Art Fair in Copenhagen. The fair, he write, is “pure girl power.” To read the full article, click here.
Stine Deja’s work is included in “And if I left off dreaming about you?”, a group exhibition at Polignano a Mare’s Like A Little Disaster open from 18 June to 18 August 2017. The show also includes work by Gioia Di Girolamo, Motoko Ishibashi, Lito Kattou, Botond Keresztesi and Maurizio Vicerè – Vice, and explores “the boundary between awake and sleep within the technological, visual and iconographic landscape in which we are now immersed”. View images of the show on AQNB here.
Stine Deja’s work ‘Self-Service’ was featured in the programme “you and I are like that red wall, it’s a good idea in theory but somehow it doesn’t quite work” curated by Jade Annaw and Emily Simpson at CBS Gallery in Liverpool. The screening, accompanied by two physical works, occurred simultaneously with an online exhibition by the same title on isthisit. Visit the online exhibition here.
STINE DEJA in
BODIES OF WATER
19 MAY – 21 MAY 2017
SMK, NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK & ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, DENMARK
Continue reading “NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK | 19 May 2017”
Stine Deja has been included in And If I Left Off Dreaming About You, a group show curated by the Like a Little Disaster collective at the Foothold project space in Polignano a Mare, Italy. Also included are works by Gioia de Girolamo, Motoko Ishibashi, Lito Kattou, Botond Keresztesi and Maurizio Vicerè-Vice. The exhibition will remain on view until 18 August. For more information, click here.
Stine Deja was interviewed by Charlotte Barnard for Traction Magazine about her recent show Cyphoria at AKG. “In ‘Cyphoria’, the capitalisation of human emotion by the techno-bubble has been laid bare”, writes Barnard. Read the full interview here .
Stine Deja’s exhibition Cyphoria at AKG is mentioned as one of the top 7 art exhibitions to see in London this week by Fad. Tabish Khan describes it as “surreal and imaginative.” Read the full article here.
Work by Stine Deja has been included in the group show, Behind the Scenes, the inaugural exhibition by Sheffield Contemporary. Looking to explore contemporary cinematic modes, the show questions how technology has played a role in the way that artists create and understand photographs and moving pictures. On view until 29 April, Behind the Scenes also includes work by Masha Batsea, Sam Stringer, Sebastian Noseda and William Fairbrother. For more information about the exhibition, click here.
Art Rabbit has named Cyphoria among the top picks of contemporary art not to miss in London this month. Read the full article here.
Cyphoria, Stine Deja’s current exhibition at AKG, is mentioned in Wall Street International. ” Read the full article here.
Stine Deja’s Cyphoria at AKG is mentioned on Galleries Now. Read the full article here.
Cyphoria, Stine Deja’s current exhibition at AKG, is reported in Time Out. The author writes: “The London-based artist’s first show at the Bethnal Green space will involve… an immersive installation modelled around an airport departure lounge. ” Read the full article here .
Stine Deja’s Cyphoria, the current exhibition at AKG, is mentioned by the Cluj-Napoca based contemporary art platform Anti-Utopias. Read the full article here.
Stine Deja’s current exhibition at AKG was reviewed by Dino Bonacic for Because Magazine. Bonacic points to the way that the exhibition proposes “to travel into a cyber world of satire and absurdity, all through her virtual travel agency called Cyphoria.” and how “to enter Deja’s virtual world you really don’t need a passport, just an open mind and a sense of humour.” Read the full article here.