Monument to Smile

Monument to Smile
May 31-June 9

This June, European artist Agnes Winter exhibits Monument to Smile, a massive, 50-story projection of over 250 photographs of smiling New Yorkers that brings public art to the walls of Rockefeller Center. Monument to Smile, the artist’s first public work in the United States, is set to transform the façade of 30 Rockefeller Plaza into a cascading mosaic of smiling portraits. These portraits are transmitted by 12 large projectors positioned atop Saks Fifth Avenue and projected onto the edifice of the iconic building. Monument to Smile can be viewed every evening from May 31st through June 9th. This exhibit is presented by the renowned luxury goods company Cartier and hosted by Tishman Speyer, the co-owners of Rockefeller Center.

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Monument to Smile is a giant projection by the artist Agnès Winter in partnership with students from the photography program of OCAD University.

Asking “can you smile for me?” The students photographed several hundred smiling portraits in the different streets and neighbourhoods of the city in partnership with the artist over some weeks. On the night of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, 250 photographs of smiling faces of Torontonians will transform the façade of the Holt Renfrew Centre into a mosaic of portraits transmitted by 3 video projectors positioned in front of the building. The setting of the mosaic will occur every 20 minutes and will be accompanied by the musical theme Smile, written by Charlie Chaplin for Modern Times.
Agnès Winter currently lives and works in Paris. In recent years, Agnes Winter has been working in multi-disciplinary artistic projects. These projects have brought her to Rio de Janeiro where she lived for several years. She has realized several public art projects throughout the world such as a giant projection of Brazil’s Corcovado monument displayed on the façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. Most recently, Monument to Smile was presented at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

 

 

Monument to Smile is a giant projection by the artist Agnès Winter in partnership with students from the photography program of OCAD University.

Asking “can you smile for me?” The students photographed several hundred smiling portraits in the different streets and neighbourhoods of the city in partnership with the artist over some weeks. On the night of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, 250 photographs of smiling faces of Torontonians will transform the façade of the Holt Renfrew Centre into a mosaic of portraits transmitted by 3 video projectors positioned in front of the building. The setting of the mosaic will occur every 20 minutes and will be accompanied by the musical theme Smile, written by Charlie Chaplin for Modern Times.

Agnès Winter currently lives and works in Paris. In recent years, Agnes Winter has been working in multi-disciplinary artistic projects. These projects have brought her to Rio de Janeiro where she lived for several years. She has realized several public art projects throughout the world such as a giant projection of Brazil’s Corcovado monument displayed on the façade of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris. Most recently, Monument to Smile was presented at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

 

 

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