Projections are displayed nightly at 9:00 & 9:30PM until September 16. Fall Program is displayed nightly at 7:30 & 8:00PM. Best seen on the Chicago Riverwalk, the jetty, between Wells Street and Franklin Street.
One of the most significant and visible artists of our time, Barbara Kruger is renowned as a curious consumer and an incisive critic of popular culture. Practicing since the late 1970s, Kruger uses direct address as a rhetorical strategy to expose and undermine the power of dynamics of identity, desire, and consumerism. Her instantly recognizable works utilize bold text and provocative messages; they feature rigorous interrogations of social relations and invite us to reconsider how we relate to one another.
“We are honored to feature the work of such a legendary contemporary artists on our platform,” said Cynthia Noble, Executive Director of Art o theMART. “With this installation, our site extends Kruger’s major retrospective beyond the museum walls and into the urban architectural environment, where the art is free and accessible to all.”
Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting contemporary artwork across the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART.
Art on theMART is the latest iconic milestone on Chicago’s visionary trajectory of public art. In September 2018, theMART introduced Art on theMART to the world with a launch event that attracted over 32,000 people to the Riverwalk and Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, transforming its urban context.
The program of projections can be viewed for free from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street.