In partnership with Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Art on theMART announced a major new addition to its fall program: a projection by renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger.
The projection will be shown twice nightly, at 7:30 and 8 p.m., Sept. 17-Nov. 25. The new work's debut coincides with the Art Institute of Chicago's presentation of "Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.," an in-depth look at four decades of Kruger's practice, as well as the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Kruger's work in 20 years.
Kruger is known 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 dynamics of identity, desire and consumerism.
Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting contemporary artwork across the 2.5-acre river-facade of theMART. Projections are visible to the public from Wacker Drive and along the Chicago Riverwalk.