NEWS FROM: September 20, 2017
ARCANGEL SURFWARE AT NYABF 2017
THE NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR
22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
September 22–24, 2017
Arcangel Surfware is pleased to announce our participation in Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 this weekend. We will be presenting this years’ two showcases in a totally new format – a trade-show styled booth featuring a custom fast-food style liquid crystal display menu designed in collaboration with Wax Studios.
Our featured presentation will be a series of new items from Cory Arcangel’s currentmood series, which premiered in an eponymous exhibition at Lisson Gallery, London, in Summer 2016. A limited edition of three new Fidget Spinner sculptures by Arcangel, titled 3 Celebs Who Treat Their Fans Like Trash (SRF-047), 3 Celebs You Didnt Know Were Smokers (SRF-048), and 3 Celebs Who Were Born Rich (SRF-049)––priced at $19.95 each, or $39.95 for all three––will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY at this year’s NYABF. Additionally, Arcangel Surfware will be selling a currentmood t-shirt for $39.95, featuring an installation still from the 2016 Lisson exhibition (SRF-050). We will also have on hand Arcangel’s 2016 Triple Canopy currentmood edition – a set of five canvases housed in a custom box.
In our second release, we will be launching our bespoke Music and the Mind of the World Twitter bot (https://twitter.com/on_this_day_mmw). Pulling from Tony Conrad’s Music and the Mind of the World (1976–1982), a multipart composition published by Arcangel Surfware in April of this year, the Python-built bot (engineered in-studio) recalls Conrad’s entries that were recorded on each specific day of the year. The bot-generated tweets include the recording location, Tony’s company at the time, and the piano that was recorded. This function allows followers to absorb the project over time––experiencing the work in the way it was created.
Arcangel Surfware will also be hawking some classic products, re-stocked just in time for NYABF––if you’ve been waiting to pick up a pair of our recently re-stocked Fuck Negativity Slides (SRF-032), White Logo Tee (SRF-034), or copy of The Source Digest (SRF-038), this is your chance! If you’re new to Surfware, we’re compiling a special Starter Kit, available for $79.95 at our booth.
We hope 2 c u there!
ABOUT ARCANGEL SURFWARE
Arcangel Surfware is a non-aspirational lifestyle, software, and publishing company founded by artist Cory Arcangel in 2014.
ABOUT CORY ARCANGEL
Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) is an artist and entrepreneur who lives in Stavanger, Norway and works in New York, who makes work in a wide range of media. He recently opened the touring two-person show, “Asymmetrical Response” with Olia Lialina which traveled to the Western Front in Vancouver, the Kitchen in New York, and Art Projects Ibiza in Ibiza. 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.
ABOUT MUSIC AND THE MIND OF THE WORLD
From 1976 to 1982, Tony Conrad (1940-2016) created “Music and the Mind of the World,” a piano composition comprising over 200 hours of recorded music. During this time everything Conrad played on the piano was recorded (with the incidental exception of perhaps three or four hours). In this endeavor––which includes the sounds of practicing, banging on the keys, formal exercises, experiments with the harmonic sonority of the piano itself, and even “On Top of Old Smokey”––we witness what might in essence be described as the total encounter between an improvising performer and the central instrument of Western musical culture. Now, for the first time, this influential yet largely unknown work has been published by Arcangel Surfware and is now available online for free at the domain musicandthemindofthe.world.
Preview Thursday, September 21, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 22, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 23, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 24, 11am-7pm
For further press inquiries, contact Lauren Studebaker at [ info AT arcangelsurfware DOT biz].