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06.17.15 Liam Mathews

Artist Molly Soda has had nude photos publicly shown without her permission before. Last year, some dude found some photos of her in the trash and put them up in a gallery without knowing Molly Soda was famous-ish. So even though she “doesn’t send nudes” to romantic partners, as she told Paper, she still has […]

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04.24.14 Marina Galperina

As part of the one-night show “Proof of Work” and in collaboration with the digital user-friendly art-making platform New Hive, Alexandra Gorczynski, Labanna Babalon and Molly Soda will be projecting a series of multi-media art works tonight in San Francisco. The three-artist “Beautiful Life” series responds to the “fictional dichotomy” of gender, projecting the notions of “masculine/civilized and […]

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02.26.14 Marina Galperina

From EMA’s upcoming album “The Future’s Void,” here’s “So Blonde,” a chippy new video shot in Los Angeles. Directed by Vice Cooler in collaboration with digital artist Molly Soda, who is responsible for all the GIFs. “Watch for venice beach vibes x dancing babes x rainbows,” which is what Venice Beach actually feels like at its […]

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02.25.14 Marina Galperina

PornMD — a search engine that lets you search multiple porn sites for very specific XXX content — has launched a new feature. You can now see what people are searching for, in real time. It’s horrifying, enlightening and kind of inspiring. So, ANIMAL has just commissioned several digital artists and published authors to write us […]

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02.04.14 Marina Galperina

Yesterday, it took ANIMAL 0.672 seconds to identify Molly Soda, aka the “anonymous” artist whose nudes, self-portraits and snap-shots were going to be displayed in a small Chicago gallery on February 8th without her consent or knowledge. Soda threw them out in a plastic bag years ago when relocating to Detroit. A stranger found them and somehow, […]

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02.03.14 Marina Galperina

This morning, ANIMAL staff collectively deliberated whether an artist’s self-portrait was appropriate for a lead image. Presumably, we overestimated the general public’s tolerance for side-boob. We’re still following up on our story about a Chicago curator’s alleged “found art” exhibit of an “anonymous” artist, who we instantly recognized and proved to be the very non-anonymous […]

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Marina Galperina

There’s a story in the Chicago Reader this morning: “The anti-Vivian Maier.” Apparently, some dude in Chicago found a plastic bag of photos and slides on top of a dumpster, gave it to some other dude — Paul-David Young, “an occasional curator who works in the imaging department at the Art Institute” was “fascinated” with them. By a […]

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10.14.13 Marina Galperina

This weekend, digital art went big time. Have you recovered yet? Most of the digitally-focused artists at Paddles On! have never been inside an auction house before. If curator Lindsay Howard was not at Phillips to give me a tour of all the works for sale before the auction, I am not sure I’d have ventured to this particular […]

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10.07.13 Marina Galperina

Nicolas Sassoon’s Waterfall 6 is in the window of Phillips (starting bid: $800) and it’s not as disorienting as I thought it would be. I remember when I would stare into its pulsating glowing waves online and later, fiddling Rafaël Rozendaal’s responsive gradient websites until happy. Right now, IfNoYes.com is projected in its own room at Phillips (starting bid: $4,000), with a […]

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09.05.13 Marina Galperina

Earlier this year, Realm Recognize Realm won Rhizome’s Internet Art Grant (and complimentary legitimacy). But the $2,000 “award for the creation of new internet based artworks from members of the Tumblr’s thriving artist community” is not enough to keep it real IRL for a six-day, all-ages tour along the East Coast. So, here’s their Kickstarter. For this: REALM RECOGNIZE […]

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