Stavanger, Norway & Brooklyn, New York - Arcangel Surfware, the multinational merchandise and software company founded by composer, entrepreneur & artist Cory Arcangel is pleased to announce it’s participation in the 2019 New York Art Book Fair. Arcangel Surfware will construct a micro facsimile of its Norwegian flagship store at the fair, hosted by Printed Matter at Moma PS1 and running September 19-22.
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.
Previously based online, Arcangel Surfware is now only available IRL—at pop-up events and at its brick-and-mortar flagship in Stavanger, Norway, which opened in 2018. For this four-day event, presented as part of the New York Art Book Fair, Arcangel Surfware will create a bespoke retail environment - a micro version of the brands Norwegian flagship - featuring recent and classic products from Arcangel Surfware.
In this specially constructed pop-up, Arcangel Surfware will premiere its newest release - custom logo Pop Sockets for optimal phone surfing. The brand will also showcase its 2019 Scanner Painting capsule collection - a new line of hand sewn frequent flyer neck pillows, and two new tee-shirts. All these items are based on Arcangel's recent scanner painting series of work. Recently debuted in a critically acclaimed installation at Dover Street Market LA, these items are based on and manufactured from upcycled scraps from Arcangel's recent scanner painting series of work
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, as well as magazines and books published by the brand.
We hope 2 c u there! :))
The New York Art Book Fair
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
September 19–22, 2019
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 living and working between Stavanger, Norway, and Brooklyn, New York. Recently he has worked on a dizzying array of seemingly un-related projects; For the 2019 Sharjah Biennial 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. In collaboration with Olia Lialina, he recently toured the two-person show, “Asymmetrical Response” which traveled to the Western Front (2016) in Vancouver, the Kitchen in New York (2017), and Art Projects Ibiza in Ibiza (2017); Under the auspices of Arcangel Surfware - a software and merchandise publishing company he founded - he published Tony Conrad's 200 plus hour long piano piece, Music and the Mind of the World in 2017, released a line of fidgit 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.