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Cory Arcangel: Protools

Friday, July 22, 2011

Artist Cory Arcangel, best known for his Internet interventions and modified video games, discusses the exhibition “Cory Arcangel: Protools,” at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition revolves around the concept of “product demonstrations.” Works featured—ranging from video games, single channel video, kinetic sculpture, prints, and pen plotter drawings—have been created with technological tools, often mixing and matching professional and amateur technologies.

Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).

Various modified video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable. The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).

Various modified video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable. The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011 (detail).

Various hacked video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable. The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

Photo credit: © Eliot Wyman. Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery, London
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Still from Various Self Playing Bowling Games (aka Beat the Champ), 2011.

Various hacked video game controllers, game consoles, cartridges, disks, and multi-channel video projection, dimensions variable.
The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery, London, February 10-May 22, 2011; co-commission with Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Team Gallery, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Paris; and the artist

Team Gallery, New York, and the artist
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Hello World #1, from the series CNC Wireform Demonstrations, 2010-, 2010.

CNC bent stainless steel with electro-polish finish, artist software.
32 × 7 1/2 × 5 (81.3 × 19.1 × 12.7)

Private collection; courtesy Team Gallery, New York, and the artist
Cory Arcangel (b.1978), Photoshop CS: 84 by 66 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Spectrum.”

mousedown y=22100 x=14050, mouseup y=19700 x=1800, from the series Photoshop Gradient Demonstrations 2008-, 2010.
Chromogenic print, 84 × 66 (213.4 × 167.6)

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Comments [5]

JSR from Manhattan

Please no more interviews with cute witto boymen like Cory. Just because the Whitney feels it has to get on all fours for the youth market doesn't mean you have to.

Jul. 22 2011 02:01 PM
Oliver

The emperor's new clothes, freshly pressed.

Jul. 22 2011 01:29 PM
CL from NYC

I should perhaps have mentioned that I think Johns, Kiefer, Richter, Hockney and a few others are certainly not dismissible (Cory Arcangel is). Even so, we are living in an age of very small painters indeed.

Jul. 22 2011 01:29 PM
CL from NYC

Lucian Freud's death yesterday should give everyone pause to consider what painters we are left with. I submit that we are living in a time of aesthetic impoverishment. Cory Arcangel's products might be "fun," but ithey are not approaching great art. Bacon, Balthus, Freud will be remembered as giants. Koons, Hirst, and the likes of Cory Arcangel will be mere smudges in a time of minor work.

Jul. 22 2011 01:25 PM
Hal

Congratulations for getting a show at the Whitney.

Jul. 22 2011 01:23 PM

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