Commercial Break

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

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Crete Meat, 2016. Edited from Swinburne’s Pasiphae, 2014. HD video, no sound.(Courtesy Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Pilar Corrias Gallery, and Fredericks & Freiser/ Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Crete Meat, 2016. Edited from Swinburne’s Pasiphae, 2014. HD video, no sound.(Courtesy Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Pilar Corrias Gallery, and Fredericks & Freiser/ Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Barclays Center’s Oculus: Meriem Bennani, Kate Cooper, Cécile B. Evans, GCC, Agnieszka Polska, Tabor Robak, and Jacolby Satterwhite

Kate Cooper, We Need Sanctuary, 2017. Still from digital video. (Courtesy Kate Cooper/ Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Kate Cooper, We Need Sanctuary, 2017. Still from digital video. (Courtesy Kate Cooper/ Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Westfield World Trade Center: Hayal Pozanti

(Courtesy Hayal Pozanti and Jessica Silverman Gallery / Photo by Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

(Courtesy Hayal Pozanti and Jessica Silverman Gallery / Photo by Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Public art on 100 screens now on view in New York. Pictured here: Hayal Pozanti, RELENTLESS TENDERNESS, 2017. Single channel video animation. (Courtesy Hayal Pozanti and Jessica Silverman Gallery / Photo by Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Public art on 100 screens now on view in New York. Pictured here: Hayal Pozanti, RELENTLESS TENDERNESS, 2017. Single channel video animation. (Courtesy Hayal Pozanti and Jessica Silverman Gallery / Photo by Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

LinkNYC’s Link kiosks: Lucas Blalock, Antoine Catala and Gabriel Kahan, Awol Erizku, Ed Fornieles, David Horvitz, Britta Thie, and Hannah Whitaker

Antoine Catala and Gabriel Kahan, Understand, 2017. HTML website, mixed media. Programming by Nicholas Woodward; contributions by volunteers (Courtesy Antoine Catala and 47 Canal; Gabriel Kahan and MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology / Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

Antoine Catala and Gabriel Kahan, Understand, 2017. HTML website, mixed media. Programming by Nicholas Woodward; contributions by volunteers (Courtesy Antoine Catala and 47 Canal; Gabriel Kahan and MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology / Jason Wyche, Public Art Fund)

PublicArtFund.org: Casey Jane Ellison

VISITING THE EXHIBITION
Commercial Break is on view February 6 – March 5, 2017.

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