Cory Arcangel’s Selected Single Channel Videos is a one-time-only performance that is tailor-made to each venue. Best described as a mixture of his technology-based artworks and stand-up comedy, Arcangel’s wit, personality, and artistic practice make for an engaging experience.
Refreshments and cash bar will be open until 9 p.m. Bring a friend and come have a drink with us!
DATE: FRIDAY, NOV 3
The opening event will run from 6 – 9 p.m. with a special performance by Cory Arcangel of
Selected Single Channel Videos beginning at 6:30 pm
Employing readymade digital technology as his primary medium, New York–based artist Cory Arcangel applies a hacker’s sensibility to a wide range of work that incorporates web, video, sound, performance, and photography. Arcangel’s appropriated source materials—ranging from obsolete video games to YouTube clips, and from Hollywood films to underground music—all become fodder for his visual and sensorial modifications. His artistic pursuits live as witty and informative interventions into contemporary culture at a time when we witness its rapid and frequent obsolescence before our eyes.
Masters presents works that reflect Arcangel’s prolific career from roughly 2002 to the present, including five time-based videos, one modified video game, one modified flatscreen television, a wallpaper installation, and archival materials that touch upon an artistic practice that exists as much on the web and in popular culture as it does in the museum or gallery. The museum will debut a new work featuring Arcangel’s recently released collection of catalogued trance and techno LPs; sited in the Carnegie Library adjacent to the Museum of Art, the installation will feature a listening station and library-standard database. The exhibition opening on November 2, 2012, will feature Arcangel’s Selected Single Channel Videos performance.
Arcangel has twice shown his work in Pittsburgh, once at the Wood Street Galleries in 2003, and again with Paper Rad at Carnegie Museum of Art in 2005. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and BarbicanArtGallery, London, among others.
This exhibition is curated by Tina Kukielski.
Exhibition Website: http://web.cmoa.org/?page_id=6207
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