“I don’t make anything new. I just alter what you already know.”
Daniel Arsham is a Cleveland-born New York-based interdisciplinary artist whose artistic endeavours extend beyond traditional art world platforms. His art plays with the concept of future history and fictional archaeology, presenting fossilised versions of contemporary objects and architecture. In a practice that spans film, painting, sculpture, and installation—and employs elements of architecture and performance—the artist distorts recognizable forms (a cereal box or classical sculpture, for example) into corroded, calcified, or otherwise glitched-out artifacts.