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A media blitz for Cory Arcangel

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An excerpt from a video installation by Cory Arcangel, whose work is included in "Videosphere: A New Generation."

Cory Arcangel, the Western New York native and Nichols School grad who has a high-profile show opening this week at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, has been all over the arts press lately. He was the subject of a long profile in this week's issue of The New Yorker, a profile and a (rather middling) review in The New York Times, and another long profile in New York Magazine. Seldom do artists "arrive" these days with such fanfare. And if you read all these pieces, you'll begin to see what all the fuss is about.

Locally, Arcangel's work will be on view starting on July 1 as a major part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's boundary-pushing exhibition "Videosphere: A New Generation," in which the gallery will showcase its small but potent collection of new media art. The show also serves as a sort of declaration by the museum of its committment to collecting new media art much more going forward.

Look for more coverage of that show -- and other interesting developments at the gallery -- as its opening approaches.

--Colin Dabkowski


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