Cory Arcangel

    October 20, 2018 - October 20, 2018
    Eglise Saint Denis du Saint Sacrement
    75003 PARIS

    A concert-performance with music composed and selected by Cory Arcangel and performed by organist Hampus Lindwall, Saturday 20 October, 8pm.

    On this occasion Hampus Lindwall will perform the world premiere of Cory Arcangel's latest composition together with pieces by Phill Niblock and Marcel Duchamp.


    Cory Arcangel (*1978)

    Sweet 16, 2006
    duration: 15 min

    Phill Niblock (*1933)
    Nagro (Organ) for organ & tape, 2007
    duration: 20 min

    Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)
    Mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires même./Erratum Musical, for keyboard or other new instruments (1913)
    duration: 0 min
    (“Execution [is] really useless by the way.” - Marcel Duchamp)

    World Premiere:
    Cory Arcangel
    Alle Fugler / All the Birds, 2018
    duration: ≈ 11 min
    Commissioned by and dedicated to Hampus Lindwall

    Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) is an artist and entrepreneur who lives and works in Stavanger, Norway and Brooklyn, New York. Over the past two years, Arcangel has completed several diverse projects. In collaboration with Olia Lialina, he recently toured the two-person show, “Asymmetrical Response” which traveled to the Western Front in Vancouver, the Kitchen in New York, and Art Projects Ibiza in Ibiza. He is also president of the publishing and merchandise company Arcangel Surfware, which recently opened a flagship store and gallery in Stavanger, Norway. His work is included in many public collections, including the MoMA in New York, the Tate in London, Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich.
    Hampus Lindwall (1976) is a Swedish organist and composer living in Paris & Brussels. He is praised as a performer of contemporary and 20th century music and as a creative improviser. He was the last disciple of Rolande Falcinelli and is the Titular Organist in Saint-Esprit, Paris, a position made famous by Jeanne Demessieux who occupied it between 1933 and 1962.
    Hampus Lindwall gives concerts throughout Europe, in the U.S.A., Canada and China. He is doing numerous collaborations and first performances with composers and artists like Cory Arcangel, Noriko Baba, Raphaël Cendo, John Duncan, Leif Elggren, Mauro Lanza & Jesper Nordin. He has released albums with Ligia Digital, Clean Feed Records, Firework Editions and Smeraldina Rima.


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  • Artist Talk
    May 7, 2016 - May 7, 2016
    Whitechapel Gallery, London

    Saturday, 7 May at 3pm

    Cory Arcangel discusses his 15-year engagement with both art and technology. He’ll speak on past and recent projects, including his collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Computer Club restoring Warhol’s lost Amiga files; Working On My Novel, his debut novel published in 2014; and Arcangel Surfware, a merchandising outfit made in collaboration with Bravado, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.

    The New York based artist’s practice ranges from drawing, to music and video. Using everyday technologies such as YouTube cats and vintage Nintendo games, he creates work that reflects on our media-reliant culture.


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  • The Artist Project
    June 24, 2015 - March 1, 2016
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, launches the second season of The Artist Project, an online series in which 100 artists choose individual works of art or galleries that spark their imaginations. In this online series, artists reflect on what art is and what inspires them from across 5,000 years of art. Their unique and passionate ways of seeing and experiencing art encourage all museum visitors to look in a personal way.

    Over the course of five seasons, The Artist Project will share the perspectives of one hundred artists with the public, telling us what they see when they look at The Met.

    In Season 1 which started in March 2015 renowned artists such as Tom Sachs or Cory Arcangel participated in the project. In the second season Robert Longo, Rona Pondick and David Salle will share their view amongst seventeen other international artists.

    Read more about the The Artist Project by clicking here or click on the artists' name to discover their view on art as part of the project:

    Cory Arcangel

    Robert Longo

    Rona Pondick

    Tom Sachs

    David Salle

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  • Concert Cory Arcangel & Ensemble Intercontemporain
    June 7, 2015 - June 7, 2015
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin

    In the context of our exhibition AUDMCRS - PSK - SUBG by Cory Arcangel a concert will be held on Sunday, 7 June at 12pm in our Paris Pantin gallery. This is a unique collaboration between Cory Arcangel and the world-famous Ensemble intercontemporain founded in 1976 by Pierre Boulez, which is devoted entirely to contemporary chamber music. Since January 2015 the ensemble has been based at the Philharmonie de Paris in Pantin.

    The programme will include pieces composed by Cory Arcangel especially for the occasion, as well as works by Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Daniel Glatzel/Johannes Schleiermacher and Anton Webern.

    Please click here for further information about the exhibition AUDMCRS - PSK - SUBG.

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  • Toys Redux – On Play and Critique
    May 30, 2015 - August 16, 2015
    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

    Works by Cory Arcangel and Harun Farocki will be on show as part of the show Toys Redux – On Play and Critique at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition brings together the works of artists who use formats and imagery from popular culture that are usually addressed to children or teenagers.

    Such adoption of motifs disseminated in specific entertainment formats should not be seen merely as a reference to or appropriation of popular culture. It becomes an implicit or explicit critique of a kind of capitalist production of consumer worlds that targets specific audiences but has also infiltrated the field of art for quite some time. Such playful children’s or fantasy worlds, with their pop aesthetic and inherent promise of “innocence,” contrast with the reality of these neoliberal advertising and market strategies. Subjected to a contextual shift, the rhetoric of these formats develops a new vocabulary.

    Please click here for further information about the museum and the exhibition.

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  • 2015 Award for the Filmic Œuvre
    From April 26, 2015
    Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany

    On Sunday 26 April 2015, Cory Arcangel will receive the 2015 Award for the Filmic Œuvre, the second edition of a prize created by KINO DER KUNST commemorating extraordinary contributions that intensify the exchange between visual arts and film. Endowed with €10,000, the 2015 award celebrates the influence of technical and aesthetic inventions by visual artists on today’s media landscape with an emphasis on new, future-oriented and experimental forms of narration. Arcangel’s solo show at the Espace Louis Vuitton in Munich is an extension of this acknowledgment.

    The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, 26 April 2015, at the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany.

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  • Be the first of your friends
    April 24, 2015 - August 8, 2015
    Espace Louis Vuitton Munich, Munich, Germany

    The Espace Louis Vuitton Munich presents Be the first of your friends, the first monographic show of American artist Cory Arcangel in Germany in four years.

    The exhibition brings together new works by Arcangel as well as a selection of seminal early pieces which have been reconfigured by the artist for the exhibition. Be the first of your friends covers several themes which have been vital to Arcangel's work since the early aughts including the preservation of early computer technologies (dating from the 1980s) as well as the recuperation of contemporary art materials and digital sources such as the Internet and YouTube. Arcangel’s unique approach to making art stems from his education in classical guitar, which coincided with the start of the digital revolution and inspired him to self-identify as a “computer programmer, composer and artist.”


    Photo: "All The Small Things" (installation view Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark, March 21–September 21, 2014, Picture: Sacha Maric)

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    April 22, 2015 - April 26, 2015
    Munich, Germany

    From April 22 to 26, 2015 Munich will host the second edition of KINO DER KUNST, a unique event of its kind worldwide to present films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative fictitious forms. KINO DER KUNST is designed to be an exhibition and a film festival in one, creating a showcase for today’s trends in art and an international meeting point for artists, curators and the public.

    The program includes current short and long artists´ films from all over the world in the highly endowed International Competition. One of the highlights will include the German premiere of the last installation by the late Harun Farocki (1944-2014), "Parallel I-IV" at the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, and "Be the first of your friends“, a monographic exhibition of 36-year-old media pioneer Cory Arcangel at the Espace Louis Vuitton.

    For more information about Cory Arcangel and Be the first of your friends please click here

    For more information about Harun Farocki and Parallel I-IV please click here


    Dances For The Electric Piano

    Cory Arcangel's Dances For The Electric Piano performed by Hampus Lindwall will premiere in Munich on April 24 at 7.30 p.m. at the Blaues Kino of the HFF Munich.


    Artist talk: Cory Arcangel and Hans-Ulrich Obrist

    In the context of the KINO DER KUNST festival, the Museum Brandhorst invites to an artist talk between Cory Arcangel and Hans-Ulrich Obrist on 26 April 2015 at 06.30 p.m. Please click here for further details.

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  • Dances For The Electric Piano
    January 22, 2015 - January 22, 2015
    Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok), Vienna, Austria

    On January 22, 2015 at 7pm "Dances For The Electric Piano" will be presented for the first time in Austria at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok), Vienna, as part of a tour that started in London at ICA London last fall, continued in Berlin at Berliner Philharmonie with further venues in Paris, and New York.

    Dances For The Electric Piano is a suite of 24 compositions to be performed on a Korg M-1 keyboard written by artist and composer Cory Arcangel. Each of the pieces is a short repetitive phrase inspired by house and trance piano breakdowns - the part of the songs where the music drops out to reveal a short repetitive piano “riff”.

    In Vienna, the piece will be played by Swedish organist Hampus Lindwall. Cory Arcangel, a Brooklyn-based composer and artist, and Hampus Lindwall, organist and art collector, share a strong interest in the technology of music and its impact on contemporary art, as well as an interest in pushing the limits of their practice.

    The concert will be followed by an artist talk with Cory Arcangel, Hampus Lindwall and Katharina Schendl (mumok).

    Admission free with exhibition ticket. Please click here for further information about the performance.

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    April 24, 2014 - April 24, 2014

    The Andy Warhol Museum in cooparation with the new media artist Cory Arcangel have recovered a set of images, doodles, and photos created by the pop artist on a Commodore Amiga home computer. The artworks, made by Warhol as part of a collaboration with Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s. 
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