ART ON THE MART 2024 HEADLINERS INCLUDE NEW COMMISSIONS BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS NORA TURATO AND YINKA ILORI


 

ART ON THE MART 2024 HEADLINERS INCLUDE NEW COMMISSIONS BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS NORA TURATO AND YINKA ILORI

CHICAGO, PRNewswire -- ART on THE MART, an innovative digital art project that transforms a Chicago architectural landmark into a larger-than-life canvas, announces its lineup for the 2024 seasons with new commissions by leading artists Nora Turato, Yinka Ilori, Cory Arcangel, and Brendan Fernandes, as well as a new collaboration with the Poetry Foundation. The year ahead also features the return of projections by the beloved Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2023, in honor of its 5th anniversary, ART on THE MART announced Dr. Raphael Gygax as the first curator of digital art. The 2024 programming will reveal the inaugural projections from the partnership between Gygax and ART on THE MART while showcasing work by international, national artists, local institutions and artists.

ART on THE MART's spring season (April 12—June 5) will kick off to coincide with EXPO Chicago's 11th edition (April 8—14) with a commission by internationally acclaimed artist Nora Turato. This new projection will explore contemporary society's fixation with self-optimization while also continuing the artist's exploration of language. On view alongside Turato's work for the 2024 spring season will be the annual CPS projection (May 1—May 12) made in conjunction with the All-City Visual Arts program and featuring artwork by CPS seniors.

Two commissions by celebrated international artists will debut during the 2024 summer season (June 6—September 11). Launching during NeoCon, the world's leading event for commercial and interior design (June 10—14), ART on THE MART will present a new immersive commission by the British-Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori, in partnership with Momentum Textiles + Wallcovering, exploring memories and mindfulness. During NeoCon, Ilori will also debut a new line of textiles together with Momentum Textiles + Wallcovering. A new commission by the esteemed post-conceptual artist Cory Arcangel, whose work considers the potential and failures of modern and historic digital technologies, will run coinciding Ilori's. The much-admired 'Pride' and 'Independence Day' projections will also return for runs around these celebrated seasonal moments (June 13—July 7).


The fall season (September 12—November 20) will debut a new work by Chicago-based artist Brendan Fernandes that will explore the idea of decolonizing architecture across the Western world through the projection of "new" doorways and windows onto the façade of the building. This will be accompanied by a house music soundscape, turning the Riverwalk into a space to gather and dance. ART on THE MART will also initiate a unique partnership with the Poetry Foundation to present collaborations between poets and visual artists.

The winter season (November 21—December 30) will see a return of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago which celebrates the emerging and established talent coming from the beloved Chicago institution, internationally regarded as one of the top art and design schools in the world. Under the leadership of former ART on THE MART artist Jan Tichy, working together with Judd Morrissey and Austen Brown, faculty members in the Art & Technology / Sound Practices department, undergraduate and graduate students from the fall 2024 Digital Light Projections and Analog Synthesis courses will create new projections.

"This is the first year of our collaboration with Dr. Raphael Gygax, and we are thrilled to debut the work of international artists spanning the globe, as well as continuing our local partnership with Chicago institutions. This balance of programming ensures that we are both celebrating local talent while also bringing international talent to The MART and Chicago, which is core to our mission," said Cynthia Noble, Executive Director of ART on THE MART.

ART on THE MART can best be experienced from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street, where accompanying audio can also be heard. ART on THE MART is presented in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and is complimentary to all viewers. Spring programming will be on view nightly at 8:30 p.m. from April 12 to June 5. Summer programming will premiere the evening of June 6 with a new start time of 9:00 p.m. on view through September 11. Fall and winter programming will begin at 7:30 p.m. from September 12 to December 30.

For more information, please visit artonthemart.com or follow #ARTonTHEMART.

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