Expo Chicago - Design Bureau

Expo Chicago

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Big news for the Chicago art and design community.

The inaugural EXPO CHICAGO/2012, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, will host an exclusive list of 120 of the world’s premier galleries in Chicago, September 20-23, 2012 in Festival Hall at Navy Pier. 

Produced by Art Expositions, the new fair will open the international fall arts season and please those who'd like to see Chicago as a preeminent art fair and cultural destination. EXPO CHICAGO’s cutting-edge interior environment was created by the famed Studio Gang Architects, led by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang. We're sure Navy Pier’s views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago will be made use of in her design. For a full list of participating galleries visit: expochicago.com. In the meantime, here's the basic 411.

The new fair debuts with an impressive list of bigtime international galleries, many of which will bring new work and work never before seen in Chicago. Look for new work by Brian Bress, Chris Johanson, and work by David Hockney, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, Carol Bove, Alice Neel, Jacob Hashimoto, Andre Butzer, Spencer Finch and many more.

Exposure gives young galleries the chance to participate in a major international exposition. Clifton Benevento (New York) Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) Kate Werble Gallery (New York) are among them. For a complete list of galleries exhibiting, visit expochicago.com.

Large-scale installations, site-specific and performative works by leading international artists will feature work by Robert Barry, Fiona Connor, Theaster Gates, Tony Feher, Roy McMakin, Sarah Rara, Steve Roden and Jan Tichy.

Presented in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals. A complete schedule of /Dialogues events will be released at a future date.

Special exhibitions include an artwork from Maya Lin and Gordon Matta-Clark's Garbage Wall. Artadia will display the work of the 15 Finalists for the 2012 Chicago Awards Cycle. Other special exhibitions include Eclectic Coherence, a new installation by Lauren Adams and seminal photos by the influential photographer Gordon Parks.

For more information and complete listings, visit expochicago.com


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