Madelaine D’Angelo has interviewed Reality Artist Signe Pierce for the Huffington Post. You can read the full article here.
Vice interviews Romain Mader, who pretended to be a sex tourist for his fictional photoseries Ekaterina. Speaking to his insertion of himself into the project, Mader says: “Whenever we take a picture of ourselves or our friends, we act in some way. You can’t smile for the entire day – it’s just for that moment. In some way, we are all performing.” Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda was interviewed by Paper Mag with regards to her latest series of digital paintings inspired by Sex and the City. Soda is quoted saying: “Sex and the City is such a visually-pleasing show to me — the outfits, the city, the fantastical “events” they find themselves at. I wanted to take those elements and combine them with my personal touch and sort of bring their world into my world.” Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce was interviewed by Kristen Cochrane for Slutever, a website that deals predominantly with sexuality and relationships. They speak about American Reflexxx, cyberfeminism and Jean Baudrillard. To read the interview, click here.
Schön! Magazine interviews Romain Mader about his photo series Ekaterina, which follows his fictional search for a bride in the Ukraine. Describing his aims, Mader says: “When I work I make a story in writing and take the pictures to fit the narrative. Sex tourism in the Ukraine was covered a lot but I wanted to fool people with a story that could be real.” To read the full interview, click here.
Signe Pierce has been profiled by Oxygen. “I like looking for beauty, in banal and boring situations” Pierce says. “I want my work to be beautiful and grotesque.” You can 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.
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.
Signe Pierce has been featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Aether art magazine. Included is a selection of her hyperreal photographic works. You can read the full feature 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.
Molly Soda is interviewed for the article “How I get By: The Lives of Five American Artists” by Ryan Steadman for the Observer. Read the full article here.
Gretchen Andrew has been interviewed by Elena Giulia Rossi for the magazine Arshake. During the conversation, Andrew explains more about how she approached the world of art after working at Google, and about her current artistic practice during her residence at Arebyte. You can read the full interview here.
Molly Soda’s article ‘This Web Artist Is Ditching The Razor And Fighting The Patriarchy’ was featured in the April 2016 issue of Nylon magazine. Read the full article here.
CCS Centre Galleries exhibition Doubly So in Detroit, including works my Molly Soda, is reported in Detroit Free Press. Read the full article here.
Signe Pierce has been interviewed by 52 Insights concerning her and Alli Coates’ video work ‘American Reflexxx’, which now has more then 1,5 million views on YouTube. Referring to the work, the writer reports that “It’s a ballsy, confronting and important piece of work. But all the more interesting because of its sheer originality within this context. A product of the social media generation, Signe is intent on smashing barriers & ideas about what art should or can be. This is art post-everything.” Read the full interview here.
Molly Soda’s work in the exhibition Doubly So at the CCS Centre Galleries in Detroit is reviewed by Clara DeGalan for the Detroit Art Review. She writes, “Soda’s work in “Doubly So” left me with a grim suspicion that autonomy of image in social media still alludes women, and it’s a problem we are going to have to spend a few more decades thinking our way around.” Read the full article 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.
Hello, this is Dash at AKG is reviewed by Another magazine. Annka Kultys is quoted saying: “Now, I am showing his work because I believe that his works are a bridge between his generation and the new Instagramming generation who also makes the private public.” Read the full article here.
To mark Dash Snow’s exhibition at AKG Dazed has reprinted a 2006 interview with the artist. “I don’t really know much about technique, I just aim to ‘keep the moment’… I feel like technology is a fool’s game” says Dash. Read the full interview here.
Alexandra Gorczynski is Artslant’s ‘Wednesday Web Artist of the Week’. Christian Petersen writes, “There is a subtle and precise attention to detail as well as a distinct subversive wit that elevates her compositions to distinctly classical levels.” Read the full article here.
Virgile Ittah’s Champagne Life is on view at the Saatchi Gallery until 9 Mar 2016.
Molly Soda’s exhibition From my bedroom to yours at AKG is mentioned in Paul Carey-Kent’s article “Getting Art” in Art Monthly. Read the full article here.
Ittah Yoda’s exhibition at AKG is reviewed by Ambika Rajgopal for Art Asia Pacific. “From their personal narrative, Ittah Yoda imbue their works with an individual and cultural specificity, which results from a transcultural collaboration”, writes Rajgopal. 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.
Romain Mader is mentioned in Artnet’s review of Performing for the Camera at Tate Modern. To read the full review, click here.
Ittah Yoda’s exhibition at AKG I Think Mango You Say Salmon was reviewed on Aujourd’hui. The author writes, “In I think mango you say salmon Ittah Yoda have harnessed their fragile collective to produce works evocative of Waal’s dream of endless beautiful flow.” Read the full review here.
Molly Soda is featured in the Guardian in the article “Are Selfies empowering for women?” by Laura Bates who writes: “Artist Molly Soda last year leaked her own nude snaps in a statement about regaining power and control from nude picture hackers”. Read the full article here.
Molly Soda is featured in the group show The Mercury Theatre Reality Show organised by Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris. The exhibition features 30 artists adopting an anonymous group instagram account: The_Mercury_Theatre and runs from 1-28 February 2016.
Katie Gavin writes about Molly Soda’s Pretend (2015) for Flaunt magazine. “Molly Soda erases the line between artifice and sincerity, and the fluctuating boundaries of 21st century social media performance art” says Gavin. Read the full article here.
Molly Soda’s solo exhibition at AKG From My Bedroom To Yours is mentioned on Aujourd’hui. Read the full article here.
From My Bedroom To Yours was published on Mousse Magazine. Read the full article here .
Reality Artist Signe Pierce has been profiled by Ione Gamble of Dazed Digital. She writes, “Living life in a neon-tinted, strobe-lit dream world, Signe Pierce is the visual artist using performance art to deconstruct the beauty industry.” You can 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.
The White Pube writers Gabriella de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad have just reviewed From My Bedroom to Yours, Molly Soda’s first solo show. Describing the complexity of the ideas that Soda presents in the show, Muhammad writes “I always, always in my mind want to make the kind of work that makes you stop. I want to make work that is arresting. That makes you pull out your phone and plop it on Instagram, that you take a selfie in front of. I want my work to look good with a filter on it as well as in real life. Molly’s show did that.” To read the full review, click here .
AQNB has featured From My Bedroom to Yours To read the full listing, click here.
Ione Gamble has interviewed Molly Soda about her first solo show, From My Bedroom To Yours, on the ASOS Likes blog. The show will remain on view at Annka Kultys Gallery through 16 January 2016. To read the full interview, click here.
From My Bedroom To Yours was reviewed by Marianne Eloise for February Stationery. She writes, “The work itself, some of her most iconic videos and Newhive pieces from over the years, is delightfully at odds with the ‘girly’ pinks. It speaks of the real juxtaposition that happens within young women, wherein we feel such intense sadness and pain in intimate girly bedroom spaces.” Read the full article here.
Molly Soda was interviewed by Ashleigh Kane for Dazed. Kane writes, “Her work is so relatable, not only because it exists in its entirely online, but because she breaks through the fourth wall that most of us keep shatterproof when it comes to constructing our identities, whether online or off.” Read the full interview here.
Annka Kultys was interviewed by Maria Teresa Ortoleva about AKG’s debut exhibition Desire of the Other. “Desire of the Other was a curatorial project that pulled together ideas from a decade of observations about collecting behaviours. It was a commentary on what I observed in the market and the growing importance of new collectors in promoting artists in unexpected ways.” says Kultys. Read the full interview here.
Fluxo reviews Rachel de Joode’s work from her group show ‘Touch-tone’ at Martos Gallery. De Joode questions the limits of photography as an artistic medium. Read the complete article here.
Ladygunn has just interviewed Molly Soda in anticipation of her upcoming solo show at Annka Kultys Gallery. The author writes: “Despite the never ending sounds and voices of so many people in the digital stratosphere Molly has made it to the frontier lines of that world for her engaging and deeply personal work that includes explores self-identity and self depreciation, feminism, culture, and perversion. From her uninhibited selfies, her raw emotions and her uncategorizable take on the modern world, with Molly Soda everything she puts out is a bit surprising, a bit alarming and a bit real.” To read the full article, 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.
The Creators Project has just published an article responding to the ideas of obsessive self-identification developed in the exhibition Same at STREAM Gallery in Brooklyn. Included in the show are works by Molly Soda, who chose to create physical objects as opposed to her usual digital presentations. To read the full article, click here.
Following a conversation with Gretchen Andrew about the artists’ show Alternate Reality, Amy Haddad, Create Hub’s editor, considers the attention that VR recently gained. Read the full article 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.
Molly Soda has been mentioned in an article posted on NPR about the art of the selfie. Describing Soda’s signature self-portrait aesthetic, the author writes: “Soda is among those who do not clean up their selfies. She’s going for an unvarnished, alternative look.” To read the full article, click here.
Molly Soda has been interviewed by Kayla Unnerstall for Bullett Magazine about the release of her most recent zine, I don’t want you to miss me. Describing the evolution of her practice, Soda says: “I started thinking about websites as art and videos as art and using the Internet as a tool to get my work out there and using it as a medium to make work on instead of having to make a print, painting or a physical piece. I think I’ve evolved in that way that I’m not separating my real life practice from my online art practice anymore. It’s all melded into one thing.” You can find the full interview here.
Galore Magazine has just published a new interview with Molly Soda. Upon responding to writer Maria Pasquini’s request for Soda to describe her practice in 10 words or less, Soda replies: “webcam princess explores digital intimacy and cyber sincerity.” You can find the full interview here.
Bullett Magazine‘s Kayla Unnerstall has written about the controversy surrounding the release of Molly Soda’s zine should i send this / ur so emo about boys. While some have called the zine feminist artwork, others have decried the work as vapid and narcissistic. To read the full piece, click here.
Dazed Digital has just published an article about Should I Send This?, Molly Soda’s latest zine in which the artist publishes a selection of previously unseen nude images and sexts. The author, Alice Mosey, writes: “Far from a bunch of awkward nudes and cringeworthy chat-up lines, Should I Send This? highlights how we construct our intimacy while hiding behind a screen.” You can find the full article here.
Molly Soda’s involvement in the glitch art project This is Not an Error has been reported on by Priscilla Frank of the Huffington Post. Other artists included in the project are Jeanette Hayes, LaTurbo Avedon, So Sad Today and more. To read the article and see Soda’s glitches-out 404 error page, click here.
Dazed writer Alice Mosey has just interviewed Molly Soda about her current digital exhibition, Me and My Bear, hosted on New Hive. To read the full interview, click here.
In Art in America, Brian Droitcourt discusses ‘Post-Internet art’, referring to art being made in the context of digital technology. He mentioned Rachel de Joode as an artist exploring photographic digital documentation and ‘walking around the flimsy plinths, which were arranged in rows to suggest a sense of depth that each lacked alone, I felt like I was an intruder on a stage’. Read the complete article here.
After a meeting between Gretchen Andrew and MET’s Content Partnerships Manager, Neal Stimler, the two decided to write this collaborative blog post. During their meeting, their conversation spanned from the usage of Google Glass in museums to digital culture and how artists’ practice can evolve thanks to technology. You can read the whole blog post here.