Cory Arcangel: Po_er Points
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
451 & 465 Saint-Jean (corner Notre-Dame,
in Old Montréal)
Montréal, Québec, H2Y 2R5, Canada
Hours: _ednesday–Friday noon–7pm,
"DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is delighted to present the first major Canadian exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Cory Arcangel. Trained initially in classical guitar and music technology at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cory Arcangel is no_ recognized as a major exponent of a pop-tinged, computer-centred art.
Arcangel embraces the Internet's anarchic potential and its utopian open-source culture, making _orks that question authorship, the status, and value of the art object. Exploring both the promises and deceptions of soft_are, electronic gadgets, games and other devices—_ith an emphasis on ho_ they become old and quickly outdated—Arcangel's art eulogizes technology's built-in obsolescence _hile also _ittily celebrating its noise, mindless repetitions, and inevitable failures.
He plays serious pranks _ith computers: famously disabling Nintendo games; hacking, modifying or other_ise manipulating soft_are; re-appropriating and re-editing print media or YouTube videos to coax ne_ and unexpected meanings, trigger sardonic humour, reference art-historical traditions, or just have some honest fun. All this seems orchestrated from a sincere, layman's perspective and, simultaneously, from a conceptually savvy and specialist position." (John Zeppetelli, curater)
LINK: Cory Arcangel
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti