PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.
|Paper Rad Featuring Cory Arcangel
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
In conjunction with MoMA's Automatic Update exhibition, PopRally presents an evening of live performances, art, and music with Paper Rad, featuring Cory Arcangel and special guests.
Influenced by 1980s mass media and pop iconography—from Garfield to Gumby to Trolls—Paper Rad (Jessica Ciocci, Jacob Ciocci, and Ben Jones) playfully combines found footage from TV and the Internet with original animations to create utopian, rainbow-filled environments that elicit nostalgia for the throwaway technology and images that have permeated the last two decades.
This event will feature performances by Ben Jones, Cory Arcangel, Slow Jams Band, and DJ Jazzy Jexxx. The artists create a psychedelic landscape where viewers can, at their whim, tune in, tune out, revel, and reflect on the ways in which the "new-media era" of the recent past has changed the way we comprehend art, music, and culture.
Guests of this event are also invited to a special after-hours viewing of the Automatic Update exhibition. In addition, guests will receive a mousepad designed specifically for this event by Paper Rad.
PopRally would like to thank Christiania Vodka, Lagunitas Brewing Co., and Fred for their sponsorship.
Photo © Paper Rad 2007
Above: Paper Rad Cory Arcangel and Friends, The Museum of Modern Art, 2007. Video created by Mike Crane and James Kienitz Wilkins