Image: Let’s Play Majerus G3
Screenshot of the desktop of Michel Majerus’ laptop (Powerbook G3). Selected by Cory Arcangel in November 2023 © Michel Majerus Estate, 2024
Museum Exhibitions

Let’s Play Majerus G3 a project by Cory Arcangel

27 April 2024—15 March 2025
Michel Majerus Estate

The Michel Majerus Estate is pleased to announce Let’s Play Majerus G3, a project featuring a previously unexplored aspect of the artist’s archive: his computer. An initiative led by artist Cory Arcangel, Let’s Play Majerus G3 takes as its point of departure the laptop that Majerus used in his late career, now reactivated following a restoration undertaken in cooperation with digital-art organization Rhizome.

By examining this crucial tool, Let’s Play Majerus G3 — an expansive program comprising the exhibition at the Michel Majerus Estate, a talk, a performance and a YouTube series — allows unprecedented access to Majerus’ digital studio and the approaches that informed it, representing a revolutionary development in the understanding of his oeuvre, and allowing a uniquely first-hand glimpse, through the eyes of a fellow artist, into this rich primary source.

The project at the Michel Majerus Estate, in exploring and presenting Majerus’ computer, foregrounds the technological challenge of re-accessing a wealth of information thought to be lost. It lends consideration to the increasingly prominent role of archiving digital materials and interrogates the ways in which these holdings crucially factor into authoring art-historical narratives surrounding 21st-century protagonists.

Let’s Play Majerus G3 is accompanied by an in-person and online program. The exhibition at the Michel Majerus Estate features works by Arcangel that span nearly two decades, including new commissions displayed alongside selected works by Majerus in a juxtaposition that suggests a continuity in non-concurrent, albeit conceptually linked, bodies of work.

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 6 – 8 pm

Opening hours during Gallery Weekend Berlin
Friday, April 26, 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 27, 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday, April 28, 11 am – 6 pm

Conversation between Cory Arcangel and Dragan Espenschied (Preservation Director, Rhizome)
Saturday, April 27, 11 am – 12 pm

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