Transmission LA Artists: Cory Arcangel

ForYourArt 4 Transmission LA

A special series in partnership with Transmission LA

ForYourArt highlights our favorite artists participating in Transmission LA: AV CLUBa festival curated by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, which celebrates and presents contemporary art, music, film, and food. Open April 20-May 6, 2012 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

Cory Arcangel

“Cory Arcangel’s art—not to mention his studio—is a celebration of this kind of forlorn, funny-sad cultural detritus. Like a cheery, hyperdriven Wall-E, Arcangel collects this stuff from friends, scavenges it online, or just stumbles upon it. He is ravenous when it comes to pop culture, but he approaches it without ironic distance; there’s no wink-wink.”
New York Magazine

“Video: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cory Archangel and Kristian Segerstrale’s talk at Wired 2011”

“Arcangel finds an abject beauty in the way that modern technology is doomed to obsolescence.”
The New Yorker

“‘Cory is one of the first in a young generation of digital hackers to really enter the art world,’ said Barbara London, associate curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art… ‘Now the boundaries between art forms are dissolving, and working digitally is just normal practice. But Cory was among the first. I think that’s really important.'”
The New York Times 

“Cory Arcangel talks about video games, computers, and his work, Super Mario Clouds.”
– The Whitney Museum

Follow Cory Arcangel on Twitter: @cory_arcangel

courtesy of Todd Heisler/The New York Times