We Love the Eighties: Art’cade Exhibition
It’s no secret that the Eighties are back in a big way, and a new art show in downtown New York is proof that the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Street artist Bast and the international artist collective Faile have teamed up for Deluxx Fluxx Arcade, an installation that’s one big ode to arcade machines. They turned 10 of the oversize gadgets into sculptures by plastering them, collage-style, with a plethora of their silkscreen’s and stencil prints. Some of the art, was inspired by everything from washed-up ocean debris to papers found left behind on airplanes. The cabinets were then updated with four different new games developed by Adapted Studio (sorry, Pac-Man not included), and Seth Jabour from Les Savy Fav was tapped to compose the music. “The concept was to focus on the experience of the viewer, to place the art in their hands and let them manipulate and create the outcome,” says Patrick Miller, a founder of Faile.
Deluxx Fluxx Arcade is on display through May 27 at 158 Allen Street, New York. It then travels to the Viva la Revolucion exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.