This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Cory Arcangel, who is included in “The Sports Show” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (Video here.) Arcangel is best-known for his tweaks of video games and his media-based tricksterism.
The work shown here is from Arcangel’s breakthrough series of hacks of the iconic Mario Bros. video game for Nintendo. Super Mario Clouds v2k3 (2003) is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. To learn more about and to see more of Arcangel’s Mario Bros.-related work, visit his web page. Arcangel even invites you to help him tweak/improve the piece! (For example, the source code for the Whitney’s piece is here.)
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So what in the name of Coldwell Banker is going in with New York’s art museums?
In the last week, MoMA has added space on West 53rd Street by buying the American Folk Art Museum’s building. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has added space by taking over the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Upper East Side building. That just-announced arrangement takes effect in 2015. The Whitney will add space by building a new Renzo Piano design in New York’s Meatpacking District. And who could forget that the Guggenheim previously announced that it wants to add space… in Finland?
Most of of these deals have been announced in just the last week. Why? Modern Art Notes explains.