Cory Arcangel + Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied
June 7th - July 19th
opening reception June 7th, 6pm-9pm
with all artists in attendance
walk-through with the artists at 7:30
performance by Tree Wave and
Farah at 8:00
Cory Arcangel is a computer artist, performer,
and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn.
His work centers on his love of personal computers and the internet. He is the co-founder
for the Beige Programming Ensemble. Current interests include C.S.N.&Y., CSS, RSS,
GCC, C++, HTML, XML, and TEX. His work has shown in the Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Space 1026,
Philly, the Migros Museum, Zurich, Team Gallery, New York, and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery,
Paris/Salzburg and on his homepage.
Based in Stuttgart, Germany, artists Olia Lialina
and Dragan Espenschied are inspired by the
messages, animation, and changing iconography of the internet. In their recent exhibition
Online Newspapers in Madison Square Park, the artists displayed digital reproductions of
online newspapers covered with now technologically out-dated web graphics and animation.
The Internet is a vast network of both the symbolic and banal; Lialina and Dragan examine
the language of the public domain, its evolution and aesthetics. A pioneer of net art,
Olia Lialina has lectured, curated and exhibited around the world, she currently teaches at
Merz Akademie in Stuttgart. Dragan Espenschied is an artist, musician, and programmer who
won the 2001 Media Award from Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe. Both artists have
given lectures and exhibited their work at galleries and museums including, ABC Gallery,
Moscow; Sonar, Barcelona; VertexList gallery, New York; RX gallery, San Francisco; SECESSION,
Austria; and the New Museum, New York.