Gareth Harris deliberates new modes of display as Frieze New York opens its doors. Harris looks at some leading artist from 2020 and cites Gretchen Andrew to be one of these new figureheads. To read the full article please click here.
Gretchen Andrew first show is described by FAD magazine as “a playful testament to the power of art in the digital age.” Jasper Spires in his article explores the works duality of digital notions and artistic expression concluding them to be a “truly innovative change in how people can enact their desires and is charged with excitement for the burgeoning technology.” To read the full article please click here.
This NFT Article celebrates Andrew’s “hijacking on-line serps and changing the highest outcomes for subjects equivalent.” The piece enthuses over the works dominance of the gallery’s new space and the powerful atmosphere they conduct. To read the full article please click here
The Artnewspaper labelled Gretchen Andrew’s gallery debut to be in the top three shows to visit during the first week of galleries reopening. Kabir Jhala and Louisa Buck outline Andrew’s London premier show and explores the artist’s practice that “venerates and undermines” the world in which it exists. “Bedazzled in costume gems and crowded with fake flowers and butterfly stickers, their formal elements challenge conventions of taste while also—being figurative, loudly branded and on canvas.” The article celebrates the playfulness of these daring works whilst considering the poignant issue and questions they raise. To read the full article click here
Anna Meinecke inquires into Andrew’s manipulation of search engines in her most recent solo show Other Forms of Travel. To read the full article please click here.
In an LA Weekly article Gretchen Andrew’s works are discussed as mood boards for her muse – the internet. Dambrot describes Andrew’s work to “perform a manipulation of technology with a rogue hacker flair.” This article is an insightful look into the artist’s practice and the greater methodology behind these web based works. To read the full article please click here.
Maryam Arshad writes about some of Andrew’s daring projects and how she’s managed to hijack search engines. The article describes the works to be “able to encapsulate ideas and prospects of connection, both human and technological, fluidly.” To read the full article please click here.
Eunice Chan reviews König Galerie’s virtual exhibition in Decentraland. The article marks Andrew’s work as a highlight of the show describing her digital works as “a performance, commenting on the algorithms that dominate our world today”. To read the full article please click here.
Leila Antakly talks to Andrew’s about her forthcoming debut show in London and how she left her former dream job at google to pursue a carrier in art. To read the full article please click here.
Gretchen Andrew’s discusses her work in an online talk and ‘screen walk’ with The Photographers’ Gallery. The video is an enlightening window into Andrew’s practice, to watch the full video please click here.
The Fempire check in on their art squad after a tumultuous year and inquire into the totemic shift seen across the art world. Gretchen Andrew’s reflects on her thoughts and feelings about this new landscape and how we can consider her works within a post pandemic future. To read the full article click here.
In Flash Art, Alex Estorick writes about Gretchen Andrew’s work and her innovative artistic approach. He notes that the artist is both ‘preoccupied with infiltrating the art market and critiquing the deeply sexist organisational structure of Silicon Valley’. Read the full article here.
The German curator and writer Annika Meier notes the online exhibitions of [The arts happens here] from Annka Kultys Gallery as ‘the best online shows to see’. To read the full article click here.
Rachel de Joode, Berlin-based multimedia artist talks about her new works on show at London’s Annka Kultys Gallery, interviewed by Olivia Gavoyannis. De Joode says that when she views art in person, she sometimes moves closer out of reflex. “Phones are almost a prosthetic for the way we look at art… we now have to move around [artwork] in order to activate the kinds of zooming in and out we could easily accomplish on a screen,” she says. Read now
Artnet discuss Andrew’s search engine interventions, focussing on her most recent work The Next American President timely released prior to the presidential election. Brian Boucher gets to know the “search engine artist and internet imperialist” in a series of questions. To read the full article please click here.
The Art Newspaper presents Gretchen Andrew’s work ’The Next American President’, a project that the artist qualifies as ‘a power trip’ enabling her to ‘reprogram the internet and to make it what I want it to be’. That way Andrew inserts herself into major cultural events and political discourse. Read the full article here.
CNN features Gretchen Andrew’s project ‘The Next American President’ in which the artist puts forward her desire toward the upcoming election rather than her personal ambitions. Her work is both a political statement and a wish to encourage internet literacy and shift how we use it as a tool. Read the complete article here.
‘Soft Paintings’, the exhibition by Rachel de Joode has been reviewed in Organ Thing, in which Sean Worrall notes that the body of work ‘is beautifully tactile, it is so tempting to reach out and touch the pieces’. Read the complete review here.
Rachel de Joode: Soft, currently exhibited at the gallery, has been featured on Galleries Now, a curated international art listings of the world’s best galleries. Read the complete feature here.
Stine Deja is the protagonist of an in-depth, detailed article published on the third 2020 issue of Springerin. The feature dives deep into Deja’s practice and explores with profound sophistication the theories that stand behind her artistic career. The writer, Barbara Seyerl, reports: “Like the technological posthumanists´ and transhumanists´ imaginations of a utopian digital afterlife, Deja´s works interpret the digital realm as a refuge and an escape from an increasingly menacing world.” You can purchase a physical copy of the magazine here.
Gretchen Andrew is now having a solo show at the Monterey Museum of Art, CA, and for the occasion she has been interviewed by The Californian. In the article, which you can find at this link, Andrew introduces the exhibited works and the show, which she defined as “positive,” “feminine,” “powerful”. You can read the full article here.
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
Fluxo promotes ‘Hybrid Layers’, a group show exhibited at ZKM in Karlsruhe in which the artist Rachel de Joode presents her work. To see more images of the exhibition, see 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.
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.
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.