So, Cory Arcangel, the artist extraordinaire, has rolled out his new show, “Errors and Omissions,” at Lisson Gallery in Shanghai. This ain’t his first rodeo in Shanghai, but it sure packs a punch! The exhibit’s a deep dive into his creative world, showcasing all sorts of cool stuff—from video games to high-tech aluminum paintings.
The Show’s Lineup
This exhibition ain’t your typical art showcase. It’s got a mix of things: video games, videos, inkjet prints, and these slick aluminum paintings. And get this—he’s using top-notch tech like AI, machine learning, and machine code to whip up his masterpieces.
Highlights: The Games
Arcangel’s got two games stealing the spotlight. First up, “Super Slow Tetris” from back in 2004. He took the classic Tetris game and slowed it down big time. Now, it takes a whopping day for those blocks to drop, but hey, you can still play it!
The second game, “/roʊˈdeɪoʊ/ Let’s Play: HOLLYWOOD,” is all about a super-smart computer playing a game about Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood fame journey. It’s a three-hour video capturing this AI-driven gameplay, and it’s part of the show.
Connecting the Dots
Now, what ties all this cool stuff together? Well, it’s the groovy sounds by musician Daniel Lopatin in “/roʊˈdeɪoʊ/,” plus this fresh series called “Things I Made.” In this series, Arcangel’s turning webpages from his site into rad prints on paper, ripped right from an HP printer manual.
These prints track his work over the past twenty years, including some cool demonstrations like “Photoshop Gradient and Smudge Tool” and his “Self-Playing Nintendo 64 NBA Courtside 2.”
The Grand Finale
Closing out the show is a killer floor installation called “Diamond Plate” and a bunch of new aluminum paintings called “Alus.” These babies are all about abstract shapes and signatures, cut using a crazy robotic CNC fiber laser cutter. Finished off in hot pink, each piece is unique and gives off serious Apple vibes, both for chill and pro users.
The shapes and letters in these pieces? They’re from pics of tracksuits—something Arcangel’s been into for ages. He’s taken those designs and turned them into these stunning, one-of-a-kind aluminum artworks.
Cory Arcangel’s “Errors and Omissions” ain’t your average art show. It’s a tech-fueled journey through his creative mind, blending games, videos, prints, and snazzy aluminum paintings. This guy’s flipping the script on what art can be, and it’s a wild ride through his imaginative universe.