- 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)
- Cory Arcangel