Cory Arcangel: The Sharper Image
MOCA North Miami
March 11 - May 9, 2010
The first comprehensive US museum survey for the artworks of Cory Arcangel, a pioneer in the use of digital technologies in contemporary art, is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. The exhibition features significant works created from 2002 to the present, including new works produced in early 2010. Taking a comprehensive view of Arcangel’s diverse practice, the exhibition includes videos, video game consoles, film, photographic prints, sculpture, drawings, web-based work, sound, and performance.
Arcangel’s conceptual interventions into consumer technology brought him to prominence in the early 2000s through his alterations of Nintendo games. Since then, Arcangel has continued to question the visual appearances, uses, and longevity of consumer technology. Arcangel’s art examines how these technologies define our lives.
Cory Arcangel was born 1978 in Buffalo, NY and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has been included in international group exhibitions such as “Younger than Jesus” at the New Museum, New York; “The Possibility of an Island” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; “Color Chart” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; “Speed 3″ at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia, Spain; and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2004.
A special screening of Selections from Cory Arcangel’s personal archive of video and film footage takes place on Saturday April 3 at 2 p.m. On Saturday April 24, as part of the Sanford L. and Dolores Ziff Art Talk series, Arcangel will speak about his work.
“Cory Arcangel: The Sharper Image” was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and curated by Ruba Katrib, MOCA Associate Curator. The exhibition is part of MOCA’s Knight Exhibition Series and is on view from March 11 - May 9, 2010.