Announcing ART on THE MART's 2024 Program

Dec 13, 2023

Woman dancing around a crowd with a photographer capturing pictures.
Woman dancing around a crowd with a photographer capturing pictures.

Featuring headline artists Nora Turato, Yinka Ilori, Cory Arcangel, and Brendan Fernandes

ART on THE MART announces its lineup for the 2024 season with new commissions by leading artists Nora Turato, Yinka Ilori, Cory Arcangel, and Brendan Fernandes. The year ahead also features the return of beloved projections by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Earlier this year, and in honor of its 5th anniversary, ART on THE MART announced Dr. Raphael Gygax as its first curator of digital art. The 2024 programming will reveal the inaugural projections from the partnership between Gygax and Cynthia Noble , ART on THE MART's Executive Director, while showcasing work by national and international artists alongside local talent and institutions. 

ART on THE MART’s spring season (April 12 – June 5) will kick off to coincide with EXPO Chicago’s 11th edition (April 11–14, 2024) 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 Chicago Public Schools 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—12), 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 projection 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 limited runs around these celebrated seasonal moments (June 13 and 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. 

The winter season (November 21 – December 30) will see a return of ART on THE MART's collaboration with SAIC to celebrate 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. 

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