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Past Exhibitions: 2010

UMMA Projects: Cory Arcangel

January 16 through April 11, 2010

View Cory Arcangel video

Cory Arcangel: Creative Pursuits (doc 48.5kb)


Cory Arcangel in conversation with Cory Levinson, UMMA Student Program and Advisory Board member, on WCBN radio

Cory Arcangel (b. 1977, New York) is often described as a “digital media” artist, although he is more fully understood as an artist concerned with the forms and processes of digital and media culture. Having first gained widespread recognition for his reworking of obsolete video game systems, his practice has grown to encompass imagery and sound drawn from across popular culture, ranging from Guns and Roses' iconic Sweet Child of Mine music video to Glenn Gould’s landmark recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Arcangel, who studied classical performance and electronic music composition (under tape-music pioneer Pauline Oliveros) at the Oberlin Conservatory, approaches these familiar sources—and the technology by which they are delivered—with the unusual but effective combination of compositional rigor and pitch-perfect deadpan humor. Arcangel’s work has appeared in numerous important group exhibitions and has attracted international attention in recent years. This will be Arcangel’s first solo exhibition in a North American museum. His installation at UMMA is a newly commissioned work.

This project is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Office of the President and UMMA’s New Visions Venture Fund including the Susan and Richard Gutow Fund.




3MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds

MIG 29 Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds
2005
two handmade hacked Nintendo cartridges and games systems
multi-channel projections
dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York



Sweet 16

Sweet 16
2006
projection from a digital source
dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York



Untitled (After Lucier)

Untitled (After Lucier)
2006
unique digital work on Mini-Mac support
dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York



The Bruce Springsteen ‘Born To Run’ Glockenspiel Addendum

The Bruce Springsteen ‘Born To Run’ Glockenspiel Addendum
2006
audio recording on 12” vinyl record
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York



A Couple Thousand Short Films About Glenn Gould

A Couple Thousand Short Films About Glenn Gould
2007
projection from a digital source
dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York