ARCANGEL SURFWARE FLAGSHIP

Address:
Lervigsveien 25
Stavanger, Norway
4014

Hours of operation: 
Saturday 1200–1500
Or by appointment ;-)
Closed July.

Contact:
flagship AT arcangelsurfware.biz

About the space:
Arcangel Surfwares flagship store is located in a historically protected storefront in Stavanger, Norways Øst neighborhood. The 34 sq meter space—a former canning factory, and more recently rifle shop—was designed by Stavanger based architects Dionne & Associates in collaboration with Arcangel Surfware founder Cory Arcangel. The space also hosts Flagship AS, an in-house gallery. Flagship AS hosts 3 exhibitions a year by local and international artists, as well as lectures & performances.

Visit:
Stavanger is situated on the S/W coast of Norway, and is a 15 minute drive or bus from modern Sola airport (SVG) which has direct flights to & from Amsterdam (1.5hr), London (1.5hr), Berlin (1.25hr), Oslo (35min), Copenhagen (45min), among many others. If you are an out of town visitor, please inquire at flagship AT arcangelsurfware.biz about our travel package. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Catalog

Arcangel Surfware x Tony Conrad: 🎶 🙇 🌎 On This Day Twitter Bot (SRF-044)

Link

Tony Conrad: Music and the Mind of the World (SRF-040)

Link

Cory Arcangel & Olia Lialina: Asymmetrical Response Reader (SRF-039)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Digest (SRF-038)

Fuck Negativity White Slides (SRF-037)

Fuck Negativity White Sweatpants (SRF-036)

Fuck Negativity White Hoodie (SRF-035)

Fuck Negativity White T-Shirt (SRF-034)

Fuck Negativity Trench Coat (SRF-033)

Fuck Negativity Slides (SRF-032)

Fuck Negativity Dog Tags (SRF-030)

Fuck Negativity Lip Balm (SRF-029)

Fuck Negativity Lighter (SRF-028)

Fuck Negativity Sweatpants (SRF-027)

Fuck Negativity Hoodie (SRF-026)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #8: Six, Sixty-Six (SRF-024)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #7: Dooogle (SRF-023)

Cory Arcangel x Arcangel Surfware x Wet (SRF-021)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #5: Space Invader (SRF-020)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #6: HP Pen Plotter Hello World (SRF-022)

All The Small Things T-Shirt (SRF-019)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #4: On and On (SRF-017)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #3: I Shot Andy Warhol (SRF-016)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #2: Pizza Party (SRF-015)

Cory Arcangel: The Source Issue #1: Desktop Wireform (SRF-014)

Cory Arcangel: 24 Dances For The Electric Piano Edition of 100 Drawing (SRF-13)

Cory Arcangel: 24 Dances For The Electric Piano Long-Sleeve Silkscreened T-Shirt (SRF-012)

Photoshop Gradient Demonstration Bedsheets (SRF-011)

Photoshop Gradient Demonstration iPad Case (SRF-007)

Photoshop Gradient Demonstration iPhone Case (SRF-006)

Fitted Otta Flexfit Hat (SRF-005)

Signature Front/Back Sweatpants (SRF-004)

Spectrum Yin-Yang Crest Hoodie (SRF-003)

Spectrum Yin-Yang Crest T-Shirt (SRF-002)

Cory Arcangel: 24 Dances For The Electric Piano 180 Gram Vinyl Basic Bundle (SRF-001)

News

Flagship Opening

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hei!

Alpha opening for the Flagship @ Lervigsveien 25 in Stavanger, Norway, 4014 will b Saturday / Lordag, May 5, at 1200-1500. Pizza from Matselen! Burt Barr! See u then. 

Your friends at Arcangel Surfware 

NU SITE

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nu site!
Thanks to Stavanger’s own Benjamin Hickethier 4 the sick design. 

ARCANGEL SURFWARE AT TENDERBOOKS

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

We’re excited to announce that Surfware will be installing a special holiday window display at Tenderbooks, opening December 12th in London!

We will be showcasing a range of products in a totally new format – using the Tenderbooks shop front to advertise with an LED multi-screen display in the style of a real estate office window that will be illuminated by day and night.

Featured products will include new items from Cory Arcangel’s currentmood series, which premiered in an eponymous exhibition at Lisson Gallery, London, in Summer 2016. A limited edition of three new Fidget Spinner sculptures by Arcangel, titled 3 Celebs Who Treat Their Fans Like Trash, 3 Celebs You Didnt Know Were Smokers, and 3 Celebs Who Were Born Rich – priced at £11.95 each.

Available in store just in time for the holidays are the Fuck Negativity Slides and the classic White Logo Arcangel Tee. Tenderbooks will also have on-hand a range of printed matter including The Source Digest. Now is your chance to stock up!

The window installation opens with refreshments on Tuesday, December 12th, from 6pm until late.

We hope 2 c u there!

Tenderbooks

6 Cecil Court

London WC2N 4HE

Tuesday–Saturday 11–6pm

ARCANGEL SURFWARE AT NYABF 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MoMA PS1,
22–25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
September 22–24, 2017
Table #C12

Arcangel Surfware is pleased to announce our participation in Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 this weekend. We will be presenting this years’ two showcases in a totally new format – a trade-show styled booth featuring a custom fast-food style liquid crystal display menu designed in collaboration with Wax Studios.

Our featured presentation will be a series of new items from Cory Arcangel’s currentmood series, which premiered in an eponymous exhibition at Lisson Gallery, London, in Summer 2016. A limited edition of three new Fidget Spinner sculptures by Arcangel, titled 3 Celebs Who Treat Their Fans Like Trash (SRF-047), 3 Celebs You Didnt Know Were Smokers (SRF-048), and 3 Celebs Who Were Born Rich (SRF-049)––priced at $19.95 each, or $39.95 for all three––will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY at this year’s NYABF. Additionally, Arcangel Surfware will be selling a currentmood t-shirt for $39.95, featuring an installation still from the 2016 Lisson exhibition (SRF-050). We will also have on hand Arcangel’s 2016 Triple Canopy currentmood edition – a set of five canvases housed in a custom box.

In our second release, we will be launching our bespoke Music and the Mind of the World Twitter bot (https://twitter.com/on_this_day_mmw). Pulling from Tony Conrad’s Music and the Mind of the World (1976–1982), a multipart composition published by Arcangel Surfware in April of this year, the Python-built bot (engineered in-studio) recalls Conrad’s entries that were recorded on each specific day of the year. The bot-generated tweets include the recording location, Tony’s company at the time, and the piano that was recorded. This function allows followers to absorb the project over time––experiencing the work in the way it was created.

Arcangel Surfware will also be hawking some classic products, re-stocked just in time for NYABF––if you’ve been waiting to pick up a pair of our recently re-stocked Fuck Negativity Slides (SRF-032), White Logo Tee (SRF-034), or copy of The Source Digest (SRF-038), this is your chance! If you’re new to Surfware, we’re compiling a special Starter Kit, available for $79.95 at our booth.

We hope 2 c u there!

ABOUT ARCANGEL SURFWARE
Arcangel Surfware is a non-aspirational lifestyle, software, and publishing company founded by artist Cory Arcangel in 2014.

 

ABOUT CORY ARCANGEL


Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) is an artist and entrepreneur who lives in Stavanger, Norway and works in New York, who makes work in a wide range of media. He recently opened the touring two-person show, Asymmetrical Response with Olia Lialina which traveled to the Western Front in Vancouver, the Kitchen in New York, and Art Projects Ibiza in Ibiza. 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.

 

ABOUT MUSIC AND THE MIND OF THE WORLD


From 1976 to 1982, Tony Conrad (1940-2016) created ‘Music and the Mind of the World,’ a piano composition comprising over 200 hours of recorded music. During this time everything Conrad played on the piano was recorded (with the incidental exception of perhaps three or four hours). In this endeavor––which includes the sounds of practicing, banging on the keys, formal exercises, experiments with the harmonic sonority of the piano itself, and even On Top of Old Smokey––we witness what might in essence be described as the total encounter between an improvising performer and the central instrument of Western musical culture. Now, for the first time, this influential yet largely unknown work has been published by Arcangel Surfware and is now available online for free at the domain musicandthemindofthe.world.

 

HOURS

Preview Thursday, September 21, 6–9 pm

Friday, September 22, 1–7pm

Saturday, September 23, 11am–9pm

Sunday, September 24, 11am–7pm

 

For further press inquiries, contact Lauren Studebaker at
info AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz

#RESTOCK2017 SALE

Friday, September 1, 2017

After ENDLESS requests, the Arcangel Surfware Fuck Negativity Slides (SRF-032) are BACK, and ON SALE THIS WEEKEND Code #RESTOCK2017

ONE OF THOSE DAYS: JACOB CIOCCI, CURATED BY CORY ARCANGEL

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Prosjektrom Normanns is pleased to announce a solo show of new works by Jacob Ciocci (USA), the artist’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. The show is curated by Cory Arcangel (USA/NO) under the auspices of Arcangel Surfware Information Services. Entitled ONE OF THOSE DAYS, the exhibition will take place at Prosjektrom Normanns and simultaneously on Pinterest –– a style-and-recipe-inspiration social network. The exhibition’s Pinterest URL is located at https://www.pinterest.com/jacobciocci.

The exhibition includes two new bodies of works: A series of still life photographs using the Flat Lay technique, and three sculptures of charging cell phones.

Ciocci’s still life, chromogenic-print color photographs are housed in consumer silver frames. Each photograph is crowded with an assemblage of contemporary trash, such as old calculators, broken Apple computer adaptors, food wrappings, medicine bottles and stuffed toys. Ciocci collects these items from the Goodwill Outlet, a non profit thrift store in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, USA. Unsold items are send to the outlet center from Goodwill retail stores, and are available to purchase—unsorted by the pound—in massive bins. Items found at this store are barely one step away from being tossed in a landfill.

Ciocci arranges and photographs these items from above, laying the objects flat on a white surface in a technique called Flat Lay. Flat Lay photography has been popularized by social networks in the vein of Instagram and Pinterest, and is often used by brands as a storytelling tool to create a lifestyle context for their products. Ciocci’s photographs will be hung in the gallery, and uploaded and circulated over the duration of the show on the social network Pinterest, at the URL https://www.pinterest.com/jacobciocci.

The exhibition also features three sculptures of charging cell phones. The arrangement of each phone, its power adapter, and the wall socket will be dramatized in the space by Ciocci; the sculptures are modeled after the awkward positioning that personal cellphones appear in while being charged in public spaces such as the library or the airport. Often, the cord is not long enough, the socket is too far away, or the phone is too big to lay anywhere but on the floor. Ciocci re-envisions these ungainly ‘charging’ moments—a uniquely contemporary phenomenon—into a performance where the electric grid, power socket, cell phones and their operating systems interact.

Jacob Ciocci (b. 1977, Lexington, KY) is a multimedia artist and musician. Ciocci is a founding member of the influential art collective Paper Rad whose work in the field of net.art––one of contemporary arts’ recent movements of the true avant-garde––helped ignite the genre, and is considered formative to a generation of younger artists whose works deals with the digital. He is also a co-founder of the long running electronic music and performance group, Extreme Animals (see Spotify!). Ciocci has had solo exhibitions with Foxy Productions, New York; Interstate Projects, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto; and And/Or Gallery, Los Angeles. He has exhibited and performed at a range of venues, including MOMA, the New Museum, and the Tate Britain. Ciocci is also one of the first Google Image results for the phrase ‘making friends with computers’.

Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) is a fine-artist based in Stavanger, Norway who makes work in a wide range of media. He recently opened the touring two-person show, Asymmetrical Response with Olia Lialina which traveled to the Western Front in Vancouver, the Kitchen in New York, and Art Projects Ibiza in Ibiza. He recently published the paperback, The Source Digest under the auspices of his publishing and merchandise imprint, Arcangel Surfware. 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.

Arcangel and Ciocci met in 1996 in their freshman year at Oberlin College in a beginner programming class centered around the Macintosh rolodex and programming language Hypercard.

For more information, visit http://www.prosjektromnormanns.com/.

ARCANGEL SURFWARE AND OLIA LIALINA ANNOUNCE: ASYMMETRICAL RESPONSE CAPSULE COLLECTION

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

JUNE 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IBIZA, SPAIN

Arcangel Surfware and Olia Lialina are pleased to announce The Asymmetrical Response Capsule, a highly exclusive and limited edition collection to be released in Ibiza on June 20, 2017. The collection will be sold exclusively at a pop-up at Art Projects Ibiza, through the duration of Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina’s two-person traveling exhibition, Asymmetrical Response. The set, comprised of a beach towel and pair of flip-flop sandals (available separately), was designed by Lialina and Arcangel, and sources its design from Body Class Pimp, 2016, and Skipping Stones, 2010, works by Lialina and Arcangel seen in the exhibition. The popup will also include items from Arcangel Surfware’s FUCK NEGATIVITY 2016 collection, as well as apparel from Lialina’s Webmaster Summer 2016 collection. The towel is available in-store for €60, and the flip-flops retail for €40.

 

ABOUT ASYMMETRICAL RESPONSE

Arcangel and Lialina met in 2001 in the twilight of Y2K. The convergence of their interests and concerns led them to establish an intellectual and artistic relationship from that point on. ‘Asymmetrical Response’, a three venue institutional touring exhibition—their first collaboration—is the result of years of experiments and conversations.

Asymmetrical Response debuted the fall of 2016 at the Western Front in Vancouver curated by Caitlin Jones, and travelled to the Kitchen, New York, in January 2017 organized by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan. The exhibition in Art Projects Ibiza co-organized by Lisson Gallery, is the largest iteration of the project to date. Asymmetrical Response’ opens on 20 June 2017, with an opening reception from 18:00–20:00, and continues until 16 December 2017. Viewing hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 15:00–21:00 For more information, please visit http://artprojectsibiza.com/

 

ABOUT CORY ARCANGEL

United States-born fine artist Cory Arcangel makes work in a wide range of media: composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. In 2016, under the auspices of his publishing and merchandise imprint, Arcangel Surfware, he self-published a compilation of archival zines in the form of a paperback, titled The Source Digest. Recently, he created an exclusive 5-canvas artists’ edition with Triple Canopy, titled currentmood, featured at the 2017 Independent art fair. His works have been exhibited & performed both online and at venues including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate, London; The Migros Museum, Zurich; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

 

ABOUT OLIA LIALINA

Moscow-born, German-based artist Olia Lialina has, for the past two decades, produced many influential works of network-based art: My Boyfriend Came Back from the War (1996), Agatha Appears (1997), First Real Net Art Gallery (1998), and Last Real Net Art Museum (2000), Online Newspapers (2004-2013) Summer (2013), Best Effort Network (2015) and Bear with Me (2017) among others. Currently she is a professor at Merz Akademie in Germany. Lialina writes on digital culture, net art and web vernacular. Her work has been exhibited extensively online and at venues including Ars Electronica, Linz; the New Museum, New York; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Transmediale, Berlin; Havana Biennial, Cuba; ACAF, Alexandria; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; ABC Gallery, Moscow; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Madison Square Park, New York; Barbican, London; LEAP, Berlin; MOTI, Breda, White Chapel, London

 

ABOUT WEBMASTER SUMMER

Webmaster Summer is a clothing brand founded in 2016 by Net Artist Olia Lialina with the aim of outfitting web design enthusiasts. Webmaster Summer is produced by Printalloverme and with support from junior designer Mona Ulrich.

 

ABOUT ARCANGEL SURFWARE

Arcangel Surfware is a non-aspirational lifestyle and publishing company founded by artist Cory Arcangel in 2014.

 

For press inquiries, please contact Lauren Studebaker at info AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz

TONY CONRAD: MUSIC AND THE MIND OF THE WORLD

Monday, April 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arcangel Surfware is excited and pleased to announce the publication of Tony Conrad’s, Music and the Mind of the World. Visitors can stream this work for free at: http://musicandthemindofthe.world

The expansive work, created from 1976 to 1982, serves as a record of years’ worth of Conrad’s experimentation with the piano. A composition of over 200 hours of recorded music, Music and the Mind of the World is comprised of hundreds of recorded entries marked by date. In the seven-year span the work was created, every encounter Conrad had with a piano was recorded (with the incidental exception of perhaps three or four hours). In this endeavor—which includes the sounds of practicing, banging on the keys, formal exercises, experiments with the harmonic sonority of the piano itself, and even On Top of Old Smokey—we witness what might in essence be described as the total encounter between an improvising performer and the central instrument of Western musical culture.

Now, for the first time, this influential yet largely unknown work will be published and available online for free on April 3nd, 2017 at http://musicandthemindofthe.world

The release will coincide with the Tony Conrad Memorial taking place in New York City in March and April, 2017. A full listing of events for the memorial is available at: http://tonyconrad.memorial

Music and the Mind of the World is published by Arcangel Surfware (Cory Arcangel, Elliot Kaufman, Gil Gentile, Amanda Schmidt); with archival programming and data manipulation by Henry Van Dusen; archival audio services by George Blood, L.P.; mastering by Jon Cohrs at Spleenless Mastering; and web programming and design by Familiar Studio. Special thanks to Greene Naftali Gallery and Galerie Buchholz for their support. © Tony Conrad Estate

ABOUT TONY CONRAD

Throughout the six decades of his career, Tony Conrad (1940–2016) stretched the limits of music and performance. In the 1960s, he drafted post-Cagean music compositions and text pieces, collaborating with artists such as Henry Flynt, Jack Smith, and—as part of legendary drone ensemble Theatre of Eternal Music—La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and John Cale. By the mid-’60s, Conrad had begun to focus his attention on film; in 1966, he created The Flicker, a stroboscopic masterpiece which stands as one of the first examples of structural film.

From then on, Conrad’s socially-engaged multimedia works, such as Straight and Narrow and Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain, continued to push boundaries while investigating notions of authorship, viewership, discipline, and power.

In the ’70s, Conrad turned his attention to new media, working alongside artists such as Paul Sharits and Hollis Frampton while a professor State University of New York at Buffalo. In the ensuing decades, Conrad was a leader in Buffalo’s film, media, and educational communities through involvement with the Squeaky Wheel Media Coalition, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo Cable Access Media, and the Department of Media Study at the university.

Conrad continued to make films in the ’80s, working with—and proving a major influence on—a younger generation of artists, namely Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler. The ’90s brought a resurgence of interest in Conrad’s music, with new and archival releases creating a wider audience than ever before for his groundbreaking minimal compositions.

Conrad performed music, screened films, and exhibited art in numerous mediums at festivals and institutions throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern. He had recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; Galerie Buchholz, Cologne; and 80WSE, New York University. His films and artworks are in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Albright-Knox Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, and the ZKM Center for Art and Media, among others. He continued to teach, perform, transgress, and inspire up until his passing on April 9, 2016. A radical and thoughtful visionary, Tony Conrad is missed.

 

ABOUT ARCANGEL SURFWARE

Arcangel Surfware is a non-aspirational lifestyle and publishing company founded by artist Cory Arcangel in 2014.

For press inquiries, please contact Lauren Studebaker at info AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz & Joe Bucciero joe AT greenenaftaligallery DOT com

Commercial Break

Saturday, March 4, 2017

We’ve been running a commercial in Times Square. Info. 
Thanks Public Art Fund.
#CommercialBreak

Asymmetrical Response

Thursday, February 9, 2017

​Arcangel Surfware meets it’s body double Webmaster Summer in Cory Arcangel & Olia’s Asymmetrical Response @ the Kitchen, NYC. Press Release from the Kitchen below. Also, on the FYI tip, we have VERY LIMITED copies of the reader we published for the show. 

THE KITCHEN PRESENTS ASYMMETRICAL RESPONSE BY CORY ARCANGEL AND OLIA LIALINA, JANUARY 11–FEBRUARY 18, 2017

In military parlance, the terms asymmetrical and symmetrical have historically been employed in reference to political provocations and diplomatic démarches, escalation, and tension, as well as to power dynamics of the highest order. Yet today these terms are also useful for describing a set of relations that define our social and cultural connections to power, particularly as we take stock of contemporary media structures. In fact, this terminology is uniquely pertinent for any dialogue about the socio-cultural impact of the Internet as it has shifted in recent decades from a tool for military communication to an ‘information superhighway’ promising open and equal exchange, and, finally, the increasingly asymmetric ‘content delivery system’ that shapes contemporary experience.

On the eve of Y2K, Russian­-born Olia Lialina—who is among the best-known participants in the 1990s net.art scene—first met American artist Cory Arcangel. Ever since, the artists have been deep in dialogue about such changing terms for the Internet. For their first collaboration in an exhibition format, Arcangel and Lialina present complex bodies of work that arose through their continuing conversation. The exhibition was curated by Caitlin Jones for Western Front, Vancouver (where it appeared last fall), and organized for The Kitchen by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan. The exhibition runs from January 11 to February 18.

The New York presentation of Asymmetrical Response comes at a time when Americans are all too familiar with the question of asymmetrical responses, escalation, and power relations as they pertain to the Internet. Public dialogues are still unfolding around the role of disinformation spread through technology during and after the most recent Presidential election, signaling a historic shift in the influence of social media platforms and their users on not only on cultural life but also societal organization. In this respect, the homogeneity of one’s Facebook feed may streamline the most outrageous fabrications; the character limit of Twitter is more effective discursively when fewer people read beyond the headlines.

Arcangel and Lialina’s works directly address such shaping of public discourse—and, in turn, personal identity—through manipulated media and corporate limitation, creating an installation in which multiple digital temporalities exist at once with respect to form and content. For example, when it comes to such found media and its shaping of ostensibly personal expression: While the gallery floor is carpeted with a diamond plate pattern frequently used on as a background on personal websites in the mid-1990s (including Arcangel’s own first site), the walls are covered in patterns taken from early Yahoo templates whose aim was to channel and standartisize personal expression following their acquisition of Geocities in the 1999. A central work in the exhibition is Lialina’s (Nothing you can compare to your neighborhood hoe), an immense screencast of an existing Tumblr page that includes Lialina’s Animated Gif Model, a gif of the artist hula-hooping that has been circulated on hundreds of websites since its creation in 2005. Her avatar, now life-size, appears as merely one of many random images without attribution in a total rejection of template-based social media.

However, instead of looking back nostalgically on more innocent, amateur days of the Internet, the exhibition critically acknowledges a transition—or better, an abstraction—of power that Lialina has identified in her writing around the most fundamental linguistics of our digital life: from computers to technology, interface to experience, users to people. In the titular work by Lialina, two ‘empty’ browsers are opened side-by-side on a monitor. One browser displays a 1x1 transparent gif, an early web convention, but also a tool of surveillance with which companies track users; the other browser, a 400 x 400 transparent gif that users of the popular image generator site Blingee.com, distributed amongst their community to go around Blingee’s template restrictions. This ‘invisible’ response puts forth a canny strategy for resisting the increasingly visible modes of surveillance sanctioned by the technologies marketed in our service.

‘Asymmetrical Response’ will be on view January 11– February 18 at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street). Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am–6pm. An opening reception will take place on January 11, from 6 – 8pm.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Olia Lialina will present the U.S. premiere of Bear With Me, a performance starring Kevin Bewersdorf on February 18, at 8pm. Tickets are $15 and available online at thekitchen.org or by phone at 212.255.5793 x11.

About Cory Arcangel

United States-born artist Cory Arcangel makes work in a wide range of media: composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. Recently, he debuted the artist publication, The Source Digest at the 2016 New York Art Book Fair. In 2014, he worked extensively with a team of computer experts from the Carnegie Mellon Computer Club, in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum, to unearth and preserve Warhol’s lost digital experiments. Currently he is the CEO of the non-aspirational lifestyle brand and publishing imprint, Arcangel Surfware. His works have been exhibited & performed both online and at venues including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Tate, London, The Migros Museum, Zurich, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.

About Olia Lialina

Moscow-born, German-based artist Olia Lialina has, for the past two decades, produced many influential works of network-based art: My Boyfriend Came Back from the War (1996), Agatha Appears (1997), First Real Net Art Gallery (1998), and Last Real Net Art Museum (2000), Online Newspapers (2004–2013), Summer (2013). Currently she is a professor at Merz Akademie in Germany. Lialina writes on digital culture, net art and web vernacular.

Her work has been exhibited extensively online and at venues including Ars Electronica, Linz; the New Museum, New York, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Transmediale, Berlin, Havana Biennial, Cuba, ACAF, Alexandria, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, ABC Gallery, Moscow, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Madison Square Park, New York, Barbican, London, LEAP, Berlin, MOTI, Breda.

Funding Credits

Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina: Asymmetrical Response is made possible with support from Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo & Michael Kantrow, Eleanor Cayre, Team Gallery, and Mo Koyfman; annual program grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

About The Kitchen

The Kitchen is one of New York City’s most forward-looking nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Our programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists’ talks, and lecture series. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country, and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.

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Press Contact

For more information, please contact John Wyszniewski at Blake Zidell & Associates: 718.643.9052, john AT blakezidell DOT com

 

People are freaking out about our cyber monday drop

Monday, November 28, 2016

​Nu gear, nu book here

Dream Miami

Sunday, November 27, 2016

WWW.DREAMFAIR.ORG

Arcangel Surfware is exhibiting at Dream Miami, a new series of online contemporary art presentations that run concurrently with established international art fairs. November 29 – December 4, 2016.

Arcangel Surfware at NYABF 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

THE NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR

MoMA PS1, 22–25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Reading and Signing: Saturday, September 17, 1–2pm
Preview: Thursday, September 15, 6–9pm
September 16–18, 2016

 

Arcangel Surfware is pleased to announce our participation in the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 this weekend, where we’re premiering a new FUCK NEGATIVITY line and a new book, both **exclusively** available only at the Book Fair!

FUCK NEGATIVITY, the theme and title of our 2015 and 2016 collections, is inspired by Arcangel’s iconic 2014 sculptural work, Going Negative/Lakes. The work—part of the artist’s Lake series—is a sculpture consisting of a flat-screen television turned on its side displaying the phrase FUCK NEGATIVITY. The phrase has been mirrored by the Java applet ‘lake,’ which creates a shimmering, seemingly liquid reflection along a horizontal axis.

Whereas our 2015 inspiration sat somewhere between suburban mall goth and self-help, the 2016 FUCK NEGATIVITY collection is an inverse of last year’s, with a focus on freshness. The collection, displayed within a new installation of Cory Arcangel’s Dump Bin series, as seen at Art Basel Miami, Team Gallery, 2016, includes our newest take on our signature slides, sweats, hoodies, and tees. Get yours before they sell out!

Also, hot off the press is The Source Digest, a paperback collection of Issues #1–10 of The Source (2006–), an ongoing archival zine project1 of annotated computer source code from Cory Arcangel’s software-based works from the past 15 years. The 172 page book—designed by Gil Gentile—features black foil stamp on uncoated stock—sick! While Issues #1–8 will be individually available, The Source Digest includes the two newest issues which are currently only available in this book!

To celebrate its release, Cory Arcangel will read from The Source Digest on Saturday, September 17 from 1–2pm in The Classroom, followed by a book signing. Come meet the author!

You can read more about The Source + the larger story of software preservation in a brilliant essay by Dragan Espenscheid, ‘The Storage Is You’ formatted in a rich text document for easy de-coding!

——> available here.

Designed by Cory Arcangel in partnership with Bravado, the global music merchandising company, Arcangel Surfware, is a publishing and merchandise imprint aimed toward content creators of all ages.

Hope to c u there!

HOURS

Preview Thursday, September 15, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 16, 1–7pm
Saturday, September 17, 11am–9pm
Sunday, September 18, 11am–7pm

 

1. All zines are produced with 300-year archival inks and papers. ✔

Announcing Imports

Friday, February 26, 2016

Arcangel Surfware is excited to announce the launch of Imports, a selection of original artwork and publications related to the Arcangel Surfware universe imported from other publishers and producers (at premium prices). Enjoy!

Imports starts off with three recent books by Cory Arcangel:
All The Small Things,
This is all so crazy, everybody seems so famous,

and Working On My Novel.

Insta

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Did we mention we are on Instagram? Get at us.

FUCK NEGATIVITY CYBER MONDAY SALE

Monday, November 30, 2015

20% off all Fuck Negativity Collection Items.

Code: FUCKNEGATIVITY

http://shop.arcangelsurfware.biz/collections/fuck-negativity

FUCK NEGATIVITY

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Friday, 2015.

ARCANGEL SURFWARE RELEASES IT’S 2015 COLLECTION – FUCK NEGATIVITY

Designed by Cory Arcangel in partnership with Bravado, the global music merchandising company, the Arcangel Surfware 2015 Fuck Negativity collection consists of dog tags, a limited edition trench coat, lighters, ‘brah’ style sliders, and—what are now considered the brand’s trademarks—loose fitting sweats and hoodies.

All items are inspired by Arcangel’s iconic 2014 sculptural work, Going Negative/Lakes. The work—part of the artist’s Lakes series—is a sculpture consisting of a flat-screen television turned on its side displaying the phrase FUCK NEGATIVITY. The phrase has been mirrored by the Java applet lake, which creates a shimmering, seemingly liquid reflection along a horizontal axis.

Somewhere between suburban mall goth and self-help, the line is aimed towards content creators of all ages. Items from the line will be debuted on Cyber Monday, November 30th, 2015, on Arcangel Surfware dot com, with additional items released throughout December.

When asked to comment, Arcangel added, “This new line represents a leap forward for the brand. The bright colors might be gone, but what definitely remains is the positive attitude. I wanted to make a line of ‘inspirational’ products for today’s gravers – mal(l)ware so to speak. I was thinking of all the former MySpace ‘scene’ enthusiasts who now work at – perhaps – startups. Maybe Aeron chairs are involved. I’m not sure. Anyway, this line is for them. In conclusion … life is nothing but a never ending up-hill battle. It’s important to keep your head up and moving forward. Gotta stay on it. Let’s do this. FUCK NEGATIVITY.”

The price point for items in the Arcangel Surfware FUCK NEGATIVITY collection range from $9.95 – $199.95.

Debuted in 2014, Arcangel Surfware is a merchandise and publishing imprint created and designed by fine artist Cory Arcangel. The project was recently called “a lifestyle brand, of sorts” by Artspace and “an undergrad’s dream” by W Magazine. And as Fast Company Magazine noted, “Sure, Arcangel Surfware sounds bizarre, but stranger things have existed … so let’s see how this goes.”

 

Cory Arcangel is a Brooklyn-based fine artist (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) who makes work in a wide range of media, including composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. Recent exhibitions include: Be the first of your friends at Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich, Germany (2015), & This is all so crazy, everybody seems so famous at Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2015). His work is included in many public collections, including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MoMA in New York, the Tate in London, Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich.

Visit us at the NYABF this weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The New York Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, 2–25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 
Booth C19, Ground floor
September 17–20, 2015

Arcangel Surfware is pleased to announce its participation in the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 this weekend!

The focus of our booth is The Source (2006–), an ongoing archival zine project which publishes annotated computer source code for a number of software works produced by Cory Arcangel over the past 15 years. The first eight issues of The Source will be available for purchase at the NYABF presented alongside a small exhibition of works featured in the zines.

All zines btw are printed on 300-year archival inks and papers. ✔

You can read more about the series + the larger story of software preservation, in a brilliant essay by Dragan Espenscheid, ‘The Storage Is You’ formatted in a rich text document for easy de-coding! 
——> available here.

And if you can’t make it IRL, the whole series is also available for purchase online!
————> available here.

And if you can’t make it IRL, and are not into things cluttering up your home, you can clutter up your HD by downloading the entire collection!
——————-> available here

Lotsa new + old stuff! Hope to c u there!

 

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Cory Arcangel for Arcangel Surfware for Wet

Sunday, August 30, 2015

​Head on over 2 the Fader 2 check the story (and images via Eric Helgas) of our latest collab. It’s limited sweat designed by Arcangel Surfware CEO Cory Arcangel done for Surfware friends Wet. Limited quantities available from us & Wet.

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Current vendors ;D

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

FYI Arcangel Surfware is now available IRL at some cool stores.
Head over 2 a location near you to pick up some gear!

 

Art Markit
Colette (Paris)
Karma (New York)
Ooga Booga (LA)
Printed Matter (New York)
Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary (Oklahoma City)
Soop Soop (Toronto) 
The Whitney Museum Shop (New York)

Arcangel Surfware @ the ArtList Christmas Carnival

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

​Arcangel Surfware ​will present a pop-up store in the master bedroom of a historic Paul Rudolph townhouse among iconic neon paintings by Peter Halley

The ArtList Christmas Carnival
An evening hosted & curated by Roya Sachs and Astrid de Maismont
Monday, December 15th, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
101 East 63rd Street, New York, NY

RSVP: allie@arcangelsurfware.biz

C u there!

Dances For The Electric Piano @ The Met

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cory Arcangel & D’Eon in Concert

&

24 Dances For The Electric Piano release party!!!!!!!

Sat, Nov. 22, 7:00 p.m. 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Tickets

Canadian keyboardist and composer Chris d’Eon performs his own suite of his compositions (Suite No. 1 in F major and E minor & Suite No. 2 in A minor) inspired by Baroque dance suites, as well as Cory Arcangel’s Dances For The Electric Piano (Dance No. 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24, & 22 as interpreted by Chris d’Eon). This program is also the release party for the vinyl release by Arcangel Surfware ~~~~~~~ CCCC UUUUUU TTTHHHHEEEEERRRRRREEEEEEE

Through Fire and Flames

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(aka the All The Small Things monograph launch)

The New York Art Book Fair

MoMA PS1, 2-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Magazine Store (in the entrance of PS1)

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

On Thursday, September 25th, Arcangel Surfware, in collaboration with ARTBOOK | D.A.P will present a one night only pop-up shop launching a new monograph, Cory Arcangel: All The Small Things, published last winter by Walther König, Köln on the occasion of Arcangel’s solo show at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark, and now (finally) available in the USA. The book will be available alongside a new 8.5 x 11” limited edition, hand stamped, Xerox print (only available this one time only), a new T-shirt, and other things, etc, etc, all by Arcangel. C u there! It will be massive, we promise.

Trailblazers

Sunday, August 10, 2014

We here at Arcangel Surfware are more then happy 2 b a sponsor of the following Rhizome event:

Sunday, August 10, 1pm

Rockaway Beach Surf Club 
302 Beach 87th Street, Rockaway Beach (Subway: Beach 90th)
Eight of New York’s web surfers will find out who can surf best! 

Surf the classic way

From Amazon to Piratebay

On August 10, Rhizome will host the city’s first Trailblazers web surfing competition at Rockaway’s premier wave surfing club, hosted by Dragan Espenschied and the whole Rhizome crew.

The rules are simple: competitors have to complete a trail by going from one URL, the start, to another URL, the goal, in less than 10 minutes. Those who don’t make it are out.

No Google, No Keyboards, No Back Buttons, No Loggin’ In — just hyperlinks and a one-button mouse. The trails remain secret until the start. Only skill will help you here!

Think you can rip with the best? Limited slots are available to participate. Email zachary.kaplan@rhizome.org to sign up. Prizes from Arcangel Surfware await. Check out the previous Trailblazers events in Europe, done by Olia Lialina and her study group Beautiful Zeroes and Ugly Ones at Merz Akademie. Music by DJ Smart & Outgoing.

Or just come to watch (no need to RSVP)! Surf’s up, partner.

“Euphoria (Christmas Lights)” @ Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Watch video here.

Acer laptop running Light O Rama S3 Software Suite Pro, three Light O Rama CTB16PC controllers, one Cosmic Color Ribbon LED Strip and controller, eight DMX512 decoders, RGB LED strips, thirteen LED string lights, three Roman Lights Holographic Ropelight Palm Trees, clip-lamps with LED bulbs, extension cords, zip-ties

You Only Live Once

Monday, May 12, 2014

You Only Live Once

(aka the Arcangel Surfware Debut One Day Only Pop-Up Shop)

Saturday, May 17, 2-9 p.m.

Holiday Inn, Soho

138 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

*With DJ sets by Slava and BFFA3AE, 6 till 9

On Saturday, May 17th, artist Cory Arcangel will debut Arcangel Surfware, a new clothing and lifestyle merchandise line in a one-day-only pop-up store and exhibition, You Only Live Once, designed by the artist at the Holiday Inn New York-Soho. Arcangel Surfware products consist of everything one needs to ‘chill’ in bed all day and surf the Internet in comfort: sweat pants, sweat shirts, bed sheets, pillow covers, iPad and iPhone covers, magazines, and music.

You Only Live Once will feature the first line of Arcangel Surfware, produced in partnership with the global music merchandising company Bravado, alongside an installation of new work by the artist. You Only Live Once is Arcangel’s first one-person exhibition featuring new work in the U.S. since his 2011 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

With support from: Universal Music Group, Bravado International Group, Team Gallery, Lisson Gallery, WAX Magazine, & Are.na.

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 24, 2014

Official approved Universal Music Group press release:

BRAVADO AND GROUNDBREAKING MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST CORY ARCANGEL FORM ARCANGEL SURFWARE, A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES DEDICATED TO SURFING … THE WEB

New York, NY, March 24th, 2014 – In a partnership with Bravado, the global music merchandising company, fine artist Cory Arcangel is moving into the merchandise and retail industry with the launch of Arcangel Surfware, a line of clothing and accessories designed to make surfing more comfortable – surfing the web that is. The collaboration is the first of its kind and an artistic statement itself, albeit a marketable and accessible one.

Arcangel Surfware products consist of everything one needs to ‘chill’ in bed all day and surf the Internet in comfort: sweat pants, sweat shirts, bed sheets, pillow covers, iPad® and iPhone® covers, magazines, and music. Arcangel Surfware will debut May 17th online at arcangesurfware.biz, and at a one day only pop-up store designed by Cory Arcangel at the New York Holiday Inn Soho. The one day pop-up store will feature Arcangel Surfware products as well as a one-time only installation of new work by the artist. It is Arcangel’s first exhibition of all new work in New York since his 2011 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“I’ve always looked to disperse my artwork in as many different arenas as possible. I’ve been surfing the world wide web nearly since its inception, and I just haven’t seen a fully integrated and consistently designed line of products aimed at making the experience more comfortable, more personal, and ultimately more relaxing. Arcangel Surfware will help one unwind in style – and comfort – while still participating in the digital and virtual environments of their choice” said Cory Arcangel. “Looking at the great work Bravado does with Lil Wayne’s Trukfit brand, and Birdman’s Rich Gang and YMCMB brands, I can’t think of a better partner then Bravado to bring the Arcangel Surfware brand to a greater public.”

Tom Bennett, CEO of Bravado said, “This collection marks Bravado’s first foray with a multi-media artist and we couldn’t be more thrilled that it is with Cory Arcangel, who is among the most innovative and creative young artists in the US, bridging the worlds of digital technology and pop culture. As Bravado continues to evolve past traditional music merchandise, the company seeks to continue to redefine genres, which Cory has been doing since he began his career. This line of ‘surfware’ showcases Cory’s unique point of view and Bravado is thrilled to bring it to a broad audience.”

The price point for Arcangel Surfware ranges from $39.95 – $495.95

The Arcangel Surfware brand builds upon the work of Cory Arcangel, a Brooklyn-based fine artist (born 1978, Buffalo, New York) who makes work in a wide range of media, including composition, video, modified video games, performance, and the Internet. His recent exhibitions include Masters at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012–13), Pro Tools at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011), Beat the Champ at the Barbican, London (2011), and Here Comes Everybody at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010–11). Recent performances include Dances for the Electric Piano at the ICA London, and Selected Notes on Creativity at Ny Musikk Oslo, Norway.

 

ABOUT BRAVADO

Bravado, the only global, 360 degree full service merchandise company, develops and markets high-quality licensed merchandise to a world-wide audience. The company works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating innovative products carefully tailored to each artist or brand. Product is sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets and through Web-based stores. Bravado also licenses rights to an extensive network of third-party licensees around the world. The company maintains offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney. Under the Universal Music Group umbrella, Bravado is able to leverage a global sales and distribution network from the world’s largest record company, as well as the group’s significant marketing strength.

Bravado clients include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Run DMC, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Kanye West, Metallica, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Guns ‘N Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Black Sabbath, and The Killers, among many others as well as brands TRUKFIT, Rich Gang and YMCMB.

For merchandise and sales appointments, please contact Allie:
allie AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz

For Arcangel Surfware/Cory Arcangel press inquiries, please contact Adam AT nadinejohnson DOT com & Andrea AT nadinejohnson DOT com

For Bravado press inquiries, please contact Maria: maria.ho-burge AT umusic DOT com

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About

Arcangel Surfware is a multinational software & merchandise publisher founded by entrepreneur & artist Cory Arcangel in 2014, and based in Brooklyn, New York & Stavanger, Norway. In 2018, we expanded IRL and opened our flagship store @ Lervigsveien 25, Stavanger, Norway. C u soon!

Currently products are available only IRL in our flagship store, or B2B/wholesale. 

For B2B/wholesale inquiries please contact
wholesale AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz.

For general & press inquiries, please contact Marcel Dionne at
info AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz.

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