Arcangel Surfware at NYABF 2016

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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!


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. ✔