JUNE 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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.
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