Talk | Cory Arcangel in conversation with curator Helen Nisbet
25 June 2019 7pm
Artist Cory Arcangel will discuss his artwork with Helen Nisbet, Artistic Director for the 2019 edition of London’s Art Night festival.
Cory Arcangel is an American artist inspired by the short term memory of western culture. He uses conventions of popular culture, be they video games, web browsers, iconic musicians, or textiles, to question the pervasiveness and longevity of consumer technologies, and fashion.
His current exhibition at Firstsite presents thoughts on violence, aggression, and surveillance, as seen through retro gaming, military technology and fashion.
Cory Arcangel | BACK OFF
Sat 4 May – Sun 7 Jul 2019
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Helen Nisbet is a curator based in London and is Artistic Director for the 2019 edition of Art Night. Alongside this she works as a Visiting Lecturer at art schools including the RCA and Goldsmiths and curates a range of projects for institutions and galleries across the UK. Helen is Artist Advisor on the artist development programme Syllabus IV led by Wysing Arts Centre and sits on the Acquisitions Committee for the UK’s largest loan collection of modern and contemporary art, the Arts Council Collection. Her publication It Disappears in Blue and Red and Gold was published by Bookworks in 2018.
Image: MIG 29_Soviet Fighter Plane and Clouds (2005) Cory Arcangel Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery