ARCANGEL SURFWARE @ PMVABF 2021 - DETAILS ANNOUNCED
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Stavanger, Norway & Brooklyn, New York - Arcangel Surfware, the multinational merchandise and software company founded by artist, composer, curator & entrepreneur Cory Arcangel is pleased to announce it’s participation in the Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair (PMVABF), February 24-28, 2021. The work will be available in Arcangel Surfware's virtual booth: https://arcangelsurfware.pmvabf.org/
For this occasion Arcangel Surfware will debut a single net art work by Cory Arcangel titled Cheesy Nacho Recipes to Devour on Super Bowl Sunday (SRF-060).
This work is presented in parallel to Arcangel's new set of fund raising editions done for PMVABF, SimplySimplify (Personal edition) & SimplySimplify (Professional edition) - as well as his upcoming solo exhibition, Century 21, which opens at Greene Naftali Gallery on March 5th, 2021.
Founded in 2014 by Cory Arcangel, Arcangel Surfware is a “multinational software & merchandise publisher” based in Brooklyn, NY, and Stavanger, Norway. Existing in parallel with Arcangel’s artistic practice, the brand — which produces wearables and publishes texts, software, and artists’ projects — posits retail as an alternative way to circulate art and engage with audiences.
Arcangel Surfware's participation in PMVABF is the first activity of the brand since its EVERTYTHING MUST GO CLOSEOUT SALE at the Arcangel Surfware Flagship brick and mortar store on October 5th, 2019. Arcangel Surfware's flagship opened in 2018 and ran for 2 years — staffed by Cory Arcangel himself — at Lervigsveien 25 in Stavanger, Norway. After the sale, the space was re-configured by Arcangel Studio — the parent company of Arcangel Surfware — into a blue sky R & D software lab which spent the entirety of 2020 working on a yet to be disclosed software project to be unveiled this spring in Arcangel's upcoming exhibition, Century 21, at Greene Naftali Gallery.
For this four-day event, presented as part of PMVABF, Arcangel Surfware will publish a new net art work by Cory Arcangel titled Cheesy Nacho Recipes to Devour on Super Bowl Sunday (SRF-060), 2021. This work is a Public Web ARChive .WARC file stored on Confier, with a corresponding finding aid on PMVABF.org. For this work, Arcangel has sourced 6 recipes for "Cheesy Nachos" from today.com, and archived them using Conifer. Confier is a tool to create high-fidelity, interactive captures of any web site, and a platform to make those captured websites accessible. From arcangelsurfware.pmvabf.org, users can surf to each individual recipe archived on Conifer and even, if desired, "print" them at home using their home printers. Prints using these recipes — printed by Arcangel on a Hewlett Packard home office Laserjet on found PHILIPS flatscreen LED technical manual pages — are featured in Arcangel's upcoming show at Greene Naftali Gallery, opening on March 5th. Also related are Arcangel's fund raising editions for Printed Matter, SimplySimplify (Personal edition) & SimplySimplify (Professional edition) of with which, the personal edition is a DIY home print taken to the extreme, featuring not only a post-it note, but also a signature by Arcangel!
Cheesy Nacho Recipes to Devour on Super Bowl Sunday (SRF-060) continues Arcangel's 20+ year involvement with net art, archiving & publishing.
Happy surfing! :))
Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair (PMVABF)
February 25–28, 2021, with an Opening on February 24
Arcangel Surfware will open for "chatting" our regular hours, Saturday, 1200 - 1500 EST
ABOUT ARCANGEL SURFWARE
Arcangel Surfware is a multinational software & merchandise publisher founded by entrepreneur & artist Cory Arcangel in 2014, and based in Brooklyn, New York & Stavanger, Norway. Instagram: @arcangelsurfware
ABOUT CORY ARCANGEL
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) is an artist, composer, curator, and entrepreneur living and working between Stavanger, Norway, and Brooklyn, New York. Recently he has worked on a dizzying array of seemingly un-related projects; he co-curated with Michael Bell Smith, “The Year in the Internet 2020”, an online show of “links” for the social network Are.na; for the “Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber”, 2019, he created banners of “destroyed jeans” for the facade of the Sharjah Art Museum as well as composed a new work for pipe organ — which was placed into the mix at the Radisson Blu Sharjah gym and later released as a cassette tape by Issue Project Room in 2020; for Art Night, London, 2019, he co-curated & performed with Hampus Lindwall, “They Told Me There Would Be Tea”, a night of new music for the pipe organ; all the while doing the above, under the auspices of Arcangel Surfware — a software and merchandise publishing company he founded — he opened a flagship store and gallery in Stavanger, Norway, from 2018 to 2019, which he staffed on Saturdays ¯\_ (ツ)_/¯ His work is included in many public collections, including the MoMA in New York, the Tate in London, Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie, and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich