Commercial Break, a citywide exhibition, presents 23 artists who have created platform-specific interruptions within the advertising cycles of some of New York City’s most highly visible and technically advanced digital screens.
These include a large billboard in Times Square; Barclays Center’s “Oculus,” a 360-degree LED marquee in Prospect Heights; 19 digital screens at Westfield World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan; hundreds of LinkNYC’s Link kiosks in all five boroughs; and PublicArtFund.org, where the work will be embedded as a pop-up “ad.”
FEATURED ARTISTS & SITES:
Times Square: Cory Arcangel, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Brian Bress, Sue de Beer, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Heather Phillipson, and Martine Syms
Barclays Center’s Oculus: Meriem Bennani, Kate Cooper, Cécile B. Evans, GCC, Agnieszka Polska, Tabor Robak, and Jacolby Satterwhite
Westfield World Trade Center: Hayal Pozanti
LinkNYC’s Link kiosks: Lucas Blalock, Antoine Catala and Gabriel Kahan, Awol Erizku, Ed Fornieles, David Horvitz, Britta Thie, and Hannah Whitaker
PublicArtFund.org: Casey Jane Ellison
VISITING THE EXHIBITION
Commercial Break is on view February 6 – March 5, 2017.
This article can be read on the Publicartfund.org.