Plan your visit to EXPO CHICAGO/2015!
EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. Now entering its fourth edition in 2015, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from over 140 leading galleries, representing 16 countries and 47 cities from around the world, and includes EXPOSURE—a section that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair. EXPOSURE provides critical opportunities for curators, collectors, and art patrons to survey the best in innovative and emerging programs.
For a full list of exhibitors, please click here.
In addition to the galleries on view, EXPO CHICAGO/2015 will feature dynamic on-site programming including /Dialogues panel discussions, presented in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Special Exhibitions, showcasing select international organizations, non-profits and institutions; EXPO VIDEO, a curated selection of new media, film and video works presented in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago; as well as IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, and EXPO Projects, a curated selection of site-specific projects presented both on the main floor of the exposition, and throughout the city of Chicago.
Presented 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. Located on the far east end of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, the /Dialogues stage will feature continuous programming throughout each day of the fair, offering guests multiple chances to see and hear riveting discussions between some of the most respected arts professionals living today. The 2015 program features over 60 panelists, with highlights including Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with Hairy Who Artists; Diego Perrone, Eugenio Re Rebaudengo and Letizia Ragaglia; Matthieu Poirier and Daniel Buren; and Thelma Golden, Solveig Øvstebø and Franklin Sirmans in conversation with Jacob Proctor. The panel discussions at EXPO CHICAGO seek to enhance the visitor experience by offering engaging, thought-provoking conversations that span a wide variety of topics beyond art, and affect many aspects of contemporary culture. For a detailed schedule and listing of participants, please click here.
Roselee Goldberg, Founding Director & Curator | Performa, and Eric Shiner, Director | The Andy Warhol Museum; Photo: Claire Demos
The Special Exhibitions program offers unique, high quality presentations and site-specific work throughout Navy Pier’s iconic Festival Hall. Complementing the exposition’s surrounding core programming, these exhibitions illustrate and preserve the important relationship between contemporary and modern art and non-profit organizations. For a full list of participants, please click here.
Curated by writer, independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom) Alfredo Cramerotti, the program will feature more than 15 artists and filmmakers creating some of the most exciting and cutting-edge film, video and new media works chosen from the 140 participating galleries exhibiting at the fourth annual exposition. The 2015 EXPO VIDEO program is presented in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Titled “Futuro Anteriore” (“Future Perfect”), this year’s program examines the apparent contradiction of this phrase indicating events, experiences and facts that are considered, but remain part of the future. For more information on EXPO VIDEO, please click here.
Photo: Dan Rest
IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, and EXPO Projects
Situated throughout the exposition floor, the 2015 IN/SITU program is curated by Louis Grachos, Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin. Bringing his unique curatorial vision to the program, Grachos’ selection features large-scale installations and site-specific works by leading artists represented by EXPO CHICAGO/2015 Exhibitors. The 2015 program is curated within the framework of suspension, featuring works that are inspired by light, climate, and atmospheric conditions. At Navy Pier, EXPO Projects is presented alongside IN/SITU, organized by EXPO CHICAGO and highlighting works by emerging and established artists.
Inaugurated in 2014, IN/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) and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
To see a full list of participants, please click here.
Jessica Stockholder, “Once Upon a Time,” 2014
Photo: James Prinz
EXPO ART WEEK
Highlighting the vast cultural opportunities that Chicago offers collectors, dealers, art enthusiasts and visitors, EXPO CHICAGO—in conjunction with Choose Chicago and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)—presents EXPO ART WEEK September 14–20, 2015. With the exposition as its centerpiece, EXPO ART WEEK features the city’s most prestigious institutions with select aligned programming for this citywide celebration of arts and culture including museum exhibitions, gallery openings, outdoor installations, public art projects, music, theater and dance performances, and exceptional dining experiences. Please click here for more details. For a full guide to special events and aligned exhibitions, please click here.
For more information and advance tickets, please visit expochicago.com.
Photo: Justin Barbin