Times Square Arts presents the Summer Season Arts Program. As part of the Alliance’s commitment to showcasing the best of contemporary art, this season’s lineup includes works from Jason Akira Somma, Federico Solmi, and Adam Magyar.

All events are free to the public.


June 1–30, 11:57pm–midnight
Artist: Jason Akira Somma
Times Square's Electronic Billboards

This abstract portrait uses manipulated footage of Times Square’s spectacular electronic billboards, looping back onto the displays from which it was generated.

Times Square Arts and Jason Akira Somma will gather on Duffy Square to watch Times_Square_Analog_Portrait at 11:45pm on Monday, June 3.

July 1–31, 11:57pm–midnight
American Circus
Artist: Federico Solmi
Times Square's Electronic Billboards

A cheering crowd seems to revel in a carnivalesque Times Square — a continuous spectacle of entertainment, consumption, and nationalism.

Times Square Arts and Federico Solmi will gather on Duffy Square to watch American Circus at 11:45pm on Tuesday, July 2.

August 1–31, 11:57pm–midnight
Artist: Adam Magyar
Times Square's Electronic Billboards

As the camera travels down a subway platform in New York City, time appears to have slowed almost to a halt, memorializing commuters in the moment of the train’s arrival.

Times Square Arts will gather on Duffy Square to watch Stainless at 11:45pm on Friday, August 2.

About Midnight Moment
Midnight Moment is the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts since 2012, it has an estimated annual viewership of 2.5 million. For more information, visit tsq.org/midnightmoment

Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists and cultural institutions to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places. Through the Square's electronic billboards, public plazas, vacant areas and popular venues, and the Alliance's own online landscape, Times Square Arts invites leading contemporary creators to help the public see Times Square in new ways. Times Square has always been a place of risk, innovation and creativity, and the Arts Program ensures these qualities remain central to the district's unique identity. Generous support of Times Square Arts is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts; the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support for Midnight Moment is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Times Square Advertising Coalition. Visit TSq.org/Arts for more information. Follow us on Instagram at @TSqArts.


Adam Magyar (born 1972, Debrecen, Hungary) resides in Berlin, Germany and works in large urban cities around the world. His works have been exhibited in various solo and group shows internationally including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the New York Public Library, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. His work is featured in the collections of New York Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and numerous private and corporate collections. Light Work in Syracuse both exhibited his work in 2013 and published a monograph in their series Contact Sheet that has widespread influence and exposure. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, In the Life of Cities by the Graduate School of Design Harvard University, and Light and Lens by Robert Hirsch, and in journals including PDN and PQ Magazine in the USA, Flash Art in Hungary, Digital Camera Magazine in UK and Katalog in Denmark. magyaradam.com

Federico Solmi (born 1973, Bologna, Italy) currently lives and works in New York and is a visiting Professor at Yale University School of Art. In 2009, Solmi was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Video & Audio. His work is exhibited internationally in solo museum shows and biennials including forthcoming exhibitions at the Kunstkraftwerk (Germany) and the Tarble Art Center (IL). Most recently, Solmi’s work was featured in a solo exhibition in the Ronald Feldman Gallery booth at the 2019 Armory Show (NY). His solo work has also been shown at the Haifa Museum of Art (Israel), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo del Zulia (Venezuela), and the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (NY). Solmi has also been a part of major group exhibitions such as Open Spaces 2018: a Kansas City arts experience (KS), and the Site Santa Fe Biennial (NM). federicosolmi.com

Jason Akira Somma (born 1980, Virginia Beach, VA) is a practicing analog-digital artist and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured at The Guggenheim Museum, The Park Avenue Armory, New Museum, MoMA PS1, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UT), Center of Contemporary Art (Glasgow, UK), and the Chrysler Museum of Art (VA). Jason’s inaugural solo gallery show, Phosphene Variations, premiered at Location 1 Gallery (NY) in 2012 and featured the first free-floating-interactive-holographic-film installation with subjects as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Robert Wilson, among others. jasonsomma.com


Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) is a trade association comprised of major advertisers, retailers, real estate firms, media companies and other businesses involved in the outdoor sign industry in Times Square, along with organizations representing Broadway and the community.   Members of TSAC include:  ABC Regional Sports & Entertainment Sales, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Daktronics, D3 LED, Digital Domination, Hines Management, Jamestown One Times Square, Lamar Advertising Company, Landmark Sign & Electric, Metro Media Technologies, Newmark Knight Frank, North Shore Neon, P.R.omotion!, Sherwood Outdoor, SL Green, Times Square Alliance, The WOW Factor and Thomson Reuters. www.timessquareadcoalition.org. Follow TSAC on twitter at @TSACNYC.