|Todd Gray, Love & Happiness (Chicago), 2019|
EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art in its eighth annual edition will take place at September 19 –22, 2019. Core programs include the /Dialogues onsitepanel program, presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC); Exchange by Northern Trust: An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collecting, featuring exclusive panels open toVIP guests; IN/SITU, large-scale sculpture, video, film and site-specific worksinstalled within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall; IN/SITU Outside,temporary public art installations situated along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods; and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, which utilizes citywide digital billboards in Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN)to display a curated selection of contemporary artwork on view from September 9 –28."EXPO CHICAGO hosts one of the world's most critical and engaging platforms for contemporary art and culture within the context of an international art exposition,"said EXPO CHICAGO Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief ofTHE SEENStephanie Cristello."With programs ranging from panels and discourse, to site-specific art works, to collaborations with major international curators, EXPO CHICAGO is committed to supporting the exhibiting international galleries and their artists,” she added.“These commitmentsalign with our goals to elevate the role of Chicago within the global contemporary art context, as well as provide an access point for curators,collectors,artists and dealers. As the exposition grows, we continue to forge lasting partnerships and foster citywide alignments that solidify September in Chicago on the international art fair calendar.”/DialoguesPresented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them.Symposium:On UtopiaThe 2019 /DialoguesSymposium: On Utopia, gathers scholars and artists through a series of panels, performances and book signings to discuss the various ways in which utopias have remained relevant in a twenty-first century context, fueling discussions within fields of politics, art, architecture and culture.
|Betty Tompkins, Apologia |
(Frances Benjamin Johnston #1), 2018
The Symposium will take place on Friday, September 20, and NTAC:3NS-20feature prominent artists and scholars such as Emilia Kabakov, Sheikha Hoor Al Qassimi, Jill Snyder, Jan Tichy(SAIC MFA 2009)and Samson Young,among others.Highlights forthe Saturday and Sunday /Dialoguesprogram include a panel with Prospect.5 curators Grace Deveney, Naima J. Keithand Diana Nawimoderated by Sarah Thornton; a discussion with artist Charles Atlasin alignment with hisnewcommission for Art on theMART; and a conversation on the cosmos with artists Eduardo Terrazasand Edra Soto(SAIC MFA 2000),moderated byHans Ulrich Obristin advance of his book launch for Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon. For the full /Dialoguesschedule. Exchange by Northern Trust:An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of CollectingLocated within the Northern Trust Anchor Lounge, Exchange by Northern Trust:An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collectingfeatures exclusive panels open to invited VIP guests.Highlights of the 2019program includeaconversation between painterand President of the Royal Academy of Arts in LondonChristopher Le Brunand Director of The J. Paul Getty TrustJames Cuno; a panelon private collections featuring collectors and philanthropistsPamela Joynerand Fred Giuffridaand Mac MacLellanfrom Northern Trust;a case study on diversity, inclusion and accessibility within aninstitution with moCa Cleveland Executive Director Jill Snyder;and a discussion on collaborative museum models with Miranda Lashofthe Speed Art Museum. IN/SITUInstalled within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale sculpture, video, film and site-specific works.JacobFabricius, Artistic Director atKunsthalAarhusand recently appointed Artistic Director of the Busan Biennale, presents a curated selection of work, with pieces byJanine Antoni, Neïl Beloufa, Stine Deja& Marie Munk,Morgan Fisher, TheasterGates,Lena Henke,Dan Peterman,Scott Reeder, Kay Rosenandmore.
|Theaster Gates, Chicago Grid, 2019|
PUBLIC ART Engaging the city’s long legacy of pioneering public art, EXPO CHICAGO presents major initiatives presented in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), the Chicago Park District, and Navy Pier to highlight work by internationally recognized artists beyond Navy Pier. Core off-site programs include IN/SITU Outside, siting works by major contemporary artists throughout Chicago neighborhoods for up to one year, and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, which features a curated selection of artworks throughout the citywide digital network.OVERRIDE | A Billboard ProjectSeptember 9 –29OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project is a citywide public art initiative, presented by EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), displayed throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN). Placing artwork within this public context and the broader presentation of billboard advertising, OVERRIDE takes its name from industry terminology referring to the continuation of an outdoor advertising program beyond a contracted period. Fully integrated into the language of advertising and local familiar signage, each of the works included within the OVERRIDE program present the opportunity for artists to
NTAC:3NS-20intercept and push the boundaries of how visual culture is disseminated in our increasingly image-based environment.As a special feature of OVERRIDE, the single vertically oriented screen at 515 W Ida B. Wells Drive will present a self-contained exhibition of the works ofJessica Campbell, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Summer Wheat, alongside pioneering feminist artist Betty Tompkins.Additional participating artistsincludeCharles Atlas, ShezadDawood, Stine Deja, Todd Gray, Ayana V. Jackson,Hayv Kahramian,Farrah Karapetian, Tony Lewis, Chris Pappan, Kay Rosenand Chris Ware. IN/SITU OutsideIN/SITU Outside provides the opportunity for EXPO CHICAGO Exhibitors to present temporary public art installations situated along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods, presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District (CPD), the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Navy Pier. 2019 installations includeThe Ship of Tolerance (2019)by The Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Foundation, a large-scale installationwith accompanying educational programsand performance thatconnectscommunities through art and music to address issues surrounding intolerance(located in Polk Bros. Park at Navy Pier); Collages for the Esplanade Apartments(2019)by Assaf Evron, a site-specific installation that treats the Mies van der Rohe building windows with rock formations that harken to Evron’s homeland and reference van der Rohe’s original collaged works on paper (located at 900 N Lake Shore Drive); and Founders Inflatable(2019)by the Floating Museum, a mobile monument whose form is a mix of interpretations of items from the collections of the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Field Museum of Natural History, as well as interpretations of various historical figures(located at Navy Pier).
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