26 March 2014 News

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For the invitational section of the MiArt fair, entitled THENnow, which juxtaposes two different generations of artists, Cory Acrangel is showing alongside Mario Schifano, presented by Gio Marconi. Just as Schifano’s early works from the 1960s were inspired by the Pop generation emerging in New York (where the Italian artist lived in the early 1960s, showing alongside Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and others) and were heavily influenced by both cinematic and televisual media, so Arcangel represents a twenty-first century reinterpretation of the Pop image, infused with virtual consumerism, the rise of the mega-brands and the ever-expanding realms of online culture.

On three large video screens, Arcangel’s personal viewing habits will be visible, as he mouses, clicks and browses through three of his favoured websites: www.dunkindonuts.com, www.officemax.com and www.starbucks.com, for 3 new videos installed together as an installation that builds on his previous works exploring and exploiting the world wide web. A new suite of Arcangel’s Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations will also be integrated into the display, these ultra-high resolution photographs appearing as perfectly balanced, abstract images that refer to hard-edged abstraction and the Pop-art line of Mario Schifano.

Mi-Art, 28-30 March

Friday and Saturday 12.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am - 7.00 pm

In partnership with Gió Marconi.

Mi Art website

(Please note that Lisson Gallery Milan will be open this Saturday only, during MiArt, from 10am-1pm and 3-6pm.)