Arcangel will show his publication series, The Source. The work is the computer source code for nearly his entire body of software work over the past 15+ years. This code will be footnoted with traditional artist texts and published as a series of small books—one for each project. The publications become a virtual user’s manual that details the process by which he has built previous works, including the manipulation of video games. The Source embodies the ethic of openness and generosity that exists within the closed field of hackers, home hobby programmers and new media artists, and posits it as its own art project, with Arcangel’s satiric, self-deprecating voice as a guide.
Cory Arcangel was born in Buffalo, New York in 1978 and lives and works between Norway and New York. He received a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2000. He is the youngest artist since Bruce Nauman to have been given a full floor solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011). Other major solo exhibitions include GAMeC, Bergamo (2015), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (2014), Fondation DHC/Art, Montreal (2013); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013); Barbican Art Gallery, London (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2010). He was awarded the Jury Prize of the 2005 New York Underground Film Festival.
Curated by Helen Nisbet