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Cory Arcangel/Paper Rad

TEAM Gallery/Deitch Projects

Cory Arcangel segued rather quickly from the realm of Internet message boards and digital-media festivals to that of contemporary-art galleries and museums, borne aloft by the art world’s embrace of all things adolescent (here video games in particular) and also by his ability to connect with broader themes, including appropriation and reuse, material specificity, and the mastery of technique. Over the past two years he has shown individual works in five major New York art museums, including a star turn in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Two simultaneous solo shows recently offered the first opportunity to view his art in aggregate.

Arcangel’s works at Team—a constellation of video projections, five-dollar CD-ROMs containing computer software or MP3 files, a hacked website presented on a desktop computer, and his signature hacked Nintendo games—acted as a darkened rec-room rejoinder to Scott

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