02.03.14 - 21.09.14
HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present All the Small Things, its first solo exhibition with American artist Cory Arcangel (b. 1978). The exhibition opens on March 22, 2014. The exhibition is Arcangel's first exhibition of new work (some which reference older seminal works) since 2011.
All the Small Things is part of HEART's Future Programme, which has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Obel Family Foundation.
FROM POPULAR CULTURE TO ART
Though Arcangel is only 35 years old, he is already regarded as a pioneer in the use of digital technologies in his work. His early works feature video game mods in which the artist hacked into old Nintendo game cartridges, a line of inquiry which has led to a new body of work that further investigates consumer technologies. Altering and manipulating both contemporary and dated technologies Arcangel produces work that shares sentiments with Minimalism and Fluxus, and calls attention to the complicated, evolving relationships we have as consumers, and humans, to the tools, media platforms, and data that saturate our screens and thus our lives.
Arcangel's work bridges the high- and low-brow, popular culture and art. With All the Small Things, he presents media and cultural references that are widely accessible and known to the masses, in novel and unorthodox ways. Arcangel is a firm believer in making his work available and freely shares many of his video and code based works on the Internet. His practice has gained Arcangel an immense online presence and following that is both independent of and outside the mainstream fine art world.
Arcangel has achieved international success and acclaim and has exhibited extensively at both galleries and major museums, such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Barbican, and MoCA, North Miami. He is represented by Team Gallery in New York, Lisson Gallery in London, and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris and Salzburg.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO
Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat
PS Audio Scandinavia
Cory Arcangel - All The Small Thingsis part of HEART's exhibition concept HEARTfuture