Lisson Gallery

Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel (born 1978, Buffalo, NY), is an artist, composer, curator, and entrepreneur living and working in Stavanger, Norway. Arcangel explores the potential and failures of old and new digital technologies, highlighting their obsolescence, humor, aesthetic attributes and, at times, eerie influence in contemporary life. Applying a semi-archeological methodology, his practice explores, encodes, and hacks the structural language of video games, software, social media and machine learning — treating them as subject matter and medium. Notable works include Totally Fucked (2003), a hacked Mario Bros game cartridge where Mario is stuck on a cube forever; Permanent Vacation (2008), where two computers are locked in an out of office email loop;  Drei Klavierstücke op.11 (2009), in which Arnold Schoenberg’s homonymous 1909 score is plated by editing together YouTube clips of cats playing pianos; Working on my Novel (2009), a compendium of Twitter search results for “working on my novel”;  Various Self Playing Bowling Games (2011), video games modified to throw gutter balls; Flatware (2018-), a series of abstract “paintings” mounted on Ikea tabletops sourced from a diverse range of leisurewear and,  /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD (2017-2021), a custom built high performance machine learning computer which plays, as it learns, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a free-to-play role-playing Android game. Upcoming projects this autumn include the Front Triennale, “Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows” in Cleveland, OH, “Flying Foxes”, a solo exhibition at Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany and, the Munch Triennale “The Machine is Us” in Oslo, Norway.

Arcangel  is the youngest artist since Bruce Nauman to have been given a full floor solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011). Other exhibitions comprise: “Midnight Moment - Another Romp Through the IP (Times Square edit)”, Times Square (2022),“Topline”, at CC Foundation, Shanghai (2019), “BACK OFF”, at Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, UK (2019), “Be the first of your friends” at Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich, Germany (2015), “This is all so crazy, everybody seems so famous” at Galleria d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2015), “All The Small Things” at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (2015), “Masters” at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012–13), “Beat the Champ” at the Barbican, London (2011), and “Here Comes Everybody” at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010–11) and Nerdzone Version 1 at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2005). Arcangel received the Kino der Kunst Award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Nam June Paik Award in 2014. His work was included in the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Liverpool Biennial (both 2004). In 2014, he launched Arcangel Surfware, a merchandise and publishing imprint. Its flagship store opened in Stavanger, Norway in 2018. 

 

 

 

 

 

8- 115_6/115_03 (blk)

Cory Arcangel
8- 115_6/115_03 (blk)

2022
UV ink on IKEA LINNMON table tops
200 x 120 x 3.5 cm
78 3/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 3/8 in

Permanent Vacation

Cory Arcangel
Permanent Vacation

2021
(x2) 24-inch Pink iMac with 4.5K Retina display, Thunderbolt 3 (USB‐C) Cable (0.8 m), (x2) Apple Magic Mouse, (x2) Apple Magic keyboard, SMTP server software, DNS server software.
Dimensions variable

/roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD 2021-06-09T20:22:00+02:00 10870

Cory Arcangel
/roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD 2021-06-09T20:22:00+02:00 10870

Single-channel video of /roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let's Play: HOLLYWOOD recorded on June 9, 2021.
System sounds by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never).. Photo: Cory Arcangel.

M

Cory Arcangel
M

2018
IQDemy Premium UV Ink on IKEA LINNMON table tops Diptych 149.9 x 74.9 cm (each panel) Diptych 59 x 29 1/2 in (each panel)

Three Stripes

Cory Arcangel
Three Stripes

2017
Inkjet on canvas 3 panels, each panel 91.4 x 91.4 cm 3 panels, each panel 36 x 36 in

Daisy Dukes

Cory Arcangel
Daisy Dukes

2017
Inkjet on canvas Triptych: 91.4 x 91.4 cm (each panel) 36 x 36 in

The Internet

Cory Arcangel
The Internet

2017
Foam pool noodle, Minecraft necklace, USB wristband, wristband, wire clip Dimensions variable

currentmood

Cory Arcangel
currentmood

2017
LED water speakers, audio file, audio player 35 x 25 x 30 cm 13 6/8 x 9 7/8 x 11 6/8 in

Mig 29 Soviet Fighter Plane, Clouds and OSX

Cory Arcangel
Mig 29 Soviet Fighter Plane, Clouds and OSX

2016
Mig 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds (2005) Nintendo Entertainment System .nes Roms, Two Macminis running OS X, Nintendo emulators (Open Emu), variable multi-channel presentation Dimensions variable

Jeans / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Jeans / Lakes

2016
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from 11 lossless TIF masters), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables Dimensions variable

Jeans / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Jeans / Lakes

2016
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from 11 lossless TIF masters), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables Dimensions variable

Gummies

Cory Arcangel
Gummies

2016
Chromogenic print 168.2 x 96 x 4 cm 66 1/4 x 37 7/8 x 1 1/8 In

FN Slides / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
FN Slides / Lakes

2016
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from 11 lossless TIFS), media player, 75” flatscreen, armature, various cables 167.8 x 95.9 x 4.8 cm 66 1/8 x 37 3/4 x 1 1/8 in

Manson

Cory Arcangel
Manson

2016
Inkjet on Angelica Universal Photomatte 230 168.2 x 96 x 4 cm 66 1/4 x 37 7/8 x 1 1/8 in

Closing party

Cory Arcangel
Closing party

2016
Chromogenic print 168.2 x 96 x 4 cm 66 1/4 x 37 7/8 x 1 5/8 in

currentmood

Cory Arcangel
currentmood

2016
MacBook Air running Ableton Live & Native Instruments Massive synth, hanging line array public address sound system. Dimensions variable

Line

Cory Arcangel
Line

2016
Pencil on paper, produced with Mutoh XP-300 Series printer 169 x 96.8 x 4 cm (each) 66 5/8 x 38 1/8 x 1 3/4 In (each)

Snowbunny / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Snowbunny / Lakes

2015
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from 11 lossless TIF masters), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables

Photoshop CS: 84 by 50 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow", mousedown y=23400 x=7500, mouseup y=600 x=7500; tool "Wand", select y=23000 x=7320, tolerance=32, contiguous=off; default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow"

Cory Arcangel
Photoshop CS: 84 by 50 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow", mousedown y=23400 x=7500, mouseup y=600 x=7500; tool "Wand", select y=23000 x=7320, tolerance=32, contiguous=off; default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow"

2015
C-print

Vomit / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Vomit / Lakes

2015
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from_lossless Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables 200.7 x 92.7 x 27.9 cm 79 x 36.5 x 11 in

Clarity

Cory Arcangel
Clarity

2015
Foam pool noodle, Beats by Dre Solo 2 headphones, arm-bracelet, Apple iPod nano, Apple iPod arm band, Zedd "Spectrum ft. Matthew Koma " MPEG-1 Audio Layer III file, USB plug, power strip Dimensions variable

First Class

Cory Arcangel
First Class

2015
Foam pool noodles, necklace, sock, armbands, sleeve jewellery Dimensions variable

Misfits

Cory Arcangel
Misfits

2015
Foam pool noodles, garter belt, ear warmer, leggings, socks, RCA 5CD changer stereo, Avenged Sevenfold "Hail to the King" Compact Disc.

Your Performance

Cory Arcangel
Your Performance

2015
Foam noodles, tailored Adidas tracksuits Dimensions variable

Clapton/Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Clapton/Lakes

2014
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from ​lossless Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables Dimensions variable

Ideas In Action (starbucks.com)

Cory Arcangel
Ideas In Action (starbucks.com)

2014
Single channel video 32 minutes 41 seconds

Miley / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Miley / Lakes

2014
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from lossless Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70" flatscreen, armature, various cables

D’oooh

Cory Arcangel
D’oooh

2014
Foam pool noodles, armbands, Santa Cruz skateboard. 140 cm (high), width variable, depth variable 55.1 in high width variable depth variable

Sports Products 2 / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Sports Products 2 / Lakes

2014
1920x1080 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from lossless Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70" flatscreen, armature, various cables

Awkward Smiles / Lakes

Cory Arcangel
Awkward Smiles / Lakes

2013
1920x1080 H264/MPEG-4 Part 10 looped digital file (from lossless _Quicktime Animation master), media player, 70” flatscreen, armature, various cables dimensions variable

Self Playing Nintendo 64 NBA Courtside 2

Cory Arcangel
Self Playing Nintendo 64 NBA Courtside 2

2011
Hacked Nintendo 64 game console, NBA Courtside 2 (featuring Kobe Bryant) game cartridge and video. Dimensions variable Installation shot , Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark Courtesy of the artist and Sacha Maric

Timeless Standards

Cory Arcangel
Timeless Standards

2011
Inkjet print on canvas 142.24 x 101.6 cm 56 x 40 in

imeless Standards

Cory Arcangel
imeless Standards

2011
Inkjet print on canvas 142.2 x 101.6 cm 56 x 40 in

Various Self Playing Bowling Games

Cory Arcangel
Various Self Playing Bowling Games

2011
14 video games consoles (dating from 1970-2008), projected
Dimensions Variable
 

Research in Motion (Kinetic Sculpture 6)

Cory Arcangel
Research in Motion (Kinetic Sculpture 6)

2011
Modified silver dancing stands Dimensions variable, approx 182(h) x 550(w) x 360(d)cm / 71 5/8(h) x 216 1/2(w) x 141 3/4(d) in.

Clinton

Cory Arcangel
Clinton

2011
Pencil on paper 40 x 34.1 cm 15.7 x 13.4 in ed. unique

Self Playing Nintendo 64 NBA Courtside 2

Cory Arcangel
Self Playing Nintendo 64 NBA Courtside 2

2011

Hacked Nintendo 64 video game controller, Nintendo 64 game console, NBA Courtside 2 (featuring Kobe Bryant) game cartridge, and video

Dimensions variable


Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches. 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow", mousedown y=5300 x=8600, mouseup y=5600 x=8600

Cory Arcangel
Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches. 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Blue, Red, Yellow", mousedown y=5300 x=8600, mouseup y=5600 x=8600

2011
Chromogenic print 213.36 x 167.64 cm (print) 84 x 66 in print

Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Spectrum", mousedown y=3200 x=10200, mouse up y=22600 x=6200

Cory Arcangel
Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Spectrum", mousedown y=3200 x=10200, mouse up y=22600 x=6200

2009
Framed C-Print Mounted between aluminium and plexiglass 213 x 167 cm / 83 7/8 x 65 3/4 in.

Working on My Novel

Cory Arcangel
Working on My Novel

2009. Twitter search results for "working on my novel".

Drei Klavierstücke op. 11

Cory Arcangel
Drei Klavierstücke op. 11

2009
Single-channel video 3957.3 minutes 15:58 minutes

Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” compressed over and over as an mp3 666 times

Cory Arcangel
Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” compressed over and over as an mp3 666 times

2004
mp3 (shown as a spindle of CDs)

Totally Fucked

Cory Arcangel
Totally Fucked

Handmade hacked Super Mario Bros. cartridge, Nintendo NES video game system, artist software.
Dimensions variable

Exhibitions

  1. Cory Arcangel: 3-

    Cory Arcangel: 3-

    26 May – 12 June 2022

  2. Portals

    Portals

    10 February – 9 April 2022

  3. Cory Arcangel: Totally Fucked

    Cory Arcangel: Totally Fucked

    12 November – 19 December 2020

  4. Cory Arcangel: currentmood

    Cory Arcangel: currentmood

    20 May – 2 July 2016

  5. Cory Arcangel: Hot Topics

    Cory Arcangel: Hot Topics

    11 April – 20 May 2015

  6. Cory Arcangel: Speakers Going Hammer

    Cory Arcangel: Speakers Going Hammer

    12 October – 12 November 2011

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