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Nora Turato commission for ART on THE MART in Chicago

@ Nora Turato. Courtesy of ART on THE MART and the artist

Fri, Apr 12 - Wed, Jun 5  2024

Art on the Mart - Chicago Consulate Region

ART on THE MART begins its 2024 programming with a new commission by internationally renowned artist Nora Turato, known for text-based works and a practice spanning performance, video, wall-mounted works and artist books. On view nightly from April 12 to June 5, 2024 at 8:30 pm CT.

Known for her text-based works and a practice that spans performance, video, wall-mounted works, and artist books, Turato frequently challenges the boundaries of language. Assembling texts sourced from everyday life – media headlines, advertisements, social media captions – Turato’s signature bold typography and spoken word performances hold a mirror up to our information-saturated society. For Turato’s ART on THE MART commission, THIS IS A TEST OF SEVERANCE. can you let go?, she has drawn inspiration from mantras, affirmations, and other lexicons from the self-betterment industries, delving into our obsessions with wellness culture and associated anxieties and insecurities.

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, during EXPO Chicago, Turato will deliver a new performance, pool 6, at The Art Institute of Chicago’s Fullerton Hall. Originally commissioned by Performa, New York for the 2023 Biennial, pool 6 sees Turato for the first time incorporating multiple identities within one of her monologues, concerned with the notions of self-optimization and the culture of well-being. Turato’s ART on THE MART debut also coincides with a solo exhibition at Sprüth Magers (February 28—April 27), which will premiere a new video work alongside her latest enamel panels across both floors of the Los Angeles gallery.

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