FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stavanger, Norway & Brooklyn, New York - Arcangel Surfware, the multinational merchandise and software company founded by composer, entrepreneur & artist Cory Arcangel, is pleased to announce an upcoming pop-up installation at Dover Street Market LA. Arcangel Surfware will be constructing a facsimile version of it's Norwegian flagship store at Dover Street Market LA opening on February 16th, and running til March 6th.
Opened in 2018, Arcangel Surfware’s flagship store is located in a historically protected storefront in Stavanger, Norway’s Øst neighborhood. Just 30 seconds from the waterfront, the 34 sq meter space—a former canning factory, and more recently rifle shop—was designed by Arcangel Surfware founder Cory Arcangel. At Dover Street Market LA, a life size facsimile of the shop will be constructed, featuring the signature elements from the flagship - dump bins, baby monitors, gridwall, computer store carpet, along with artworks by Arcangel.
In this specially constructed pop-up, Arcangel Surfware will PREMIERE it's 2019 Scanner Painting capsule collection - a new line of hand sewn frequent flyer neck pillows, as well as two new tee-shirts. All these items are based on Arcangel's recent scanner painting series of work.
The Arcangel Surfware frequent flyer neck pillows are hand sewn neck pillows designed to make inter-continental flight as comfortable as possible for the jet set traveler. The pillows are manufactured in Stavanger, Norway, and assembled in Brooklyn, New York. Each pillow is a unique design and uses fabric up-cycled from scraps left over from textiles Arcangel has used to create artworks from his scanner painting series - a series of work featuring textile scans printed with UV ink on IKEA LINNMON table tops. Each Arcangel Surfware neck pillow is unique! Get them while supplies last. Arcangel Surfware will also be debuting two new tee-shirts featuring 4 color silkscreen prints of two of Arcangel`s past scanner paintings.
In addition, the pop-up will also showcase items from the past 3 years of Arcangel Surfware production. Items will include sweat pants and hoodies from the 2015 & 2016 Fuck Negativity series, multi-function scarfs, vinyl, as well as magazines and books published by the brand.
“Not only do we not have a web-shop, its also very very very hard to visit our store - as we are only open 3 hours a week - and quite remote on the far east side of the oil town of Stavanger, Norway. Therefore I jumped at this change to duplicate the experience - for a brief time - in LA. As we would say in Stavanger, 'Vi ses!'. Which means, 'see you!'", says Arcangel Surfware founder Cory Arcangel.
Dover Street Market is located at 608 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA. The opening will be, February 16th, 3-5pm.
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 a composer, artist, and entrepreneur. After having lived in New York for 15 years, Arcangel recently moved to Stavanger, Norway. Since moving, he has worked on a dizzying array of seemingly unrelated projects; In collaboration with Olia Lialina, he recently toured the two-person show, “Asymmetrical Response” which traveled to the Western Front in Vancouver, the Kitchen in New York, and Art Projects Ibiza in Ibiza; Under the auspices of Arcangel Surfware - a software and merchandise publishing company he founded in 2014 - he published Tony Conrad's 200 plus hour long piano piece, Music and the Mind of the World in 2017, released a line of fidget spinners, as well as opened a flagship store and gallery in Stavanger in 2018 - where he can be found working on Saturdays. 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. When not working on anything related to the above, he can be found in Stavanger trying to learn Norwegian, exploring the industrial petroleum and gas manufacturing suburbs of the city, or playing with his 3 year old daughter.
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