2018 Alignments


An initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Art Design Chicago shares with the world a dynamic convergence of more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs in 2018. EXPO CHICAGO (September 27–30, 2018) will partner to present various programs and activations throughout EXPO ART WEEK (September 24–30, 2018) including panel discussions, performances, and activations expanding beyond Navy Pier throughout the city.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

EXPO CHICAGO, alongside partners the Chicago Humanities Festival, Navy Pier, and the Terra Foundation for American Art will present Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon during the 2018 exposition, featuring one of the world's leading curators, critics, and art historians Hans Ulrich Obrist. The four-hour interview marathon will be presented in the Aon Grand Ballroom on Saturday, September 29, as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art's Art Design Chicago initiative.

Obrist’s marathons are part of his life-long Interview Project, for which he has logged thousands of hours in discussion with some of the leading thinkers of our time. These conversations examine notions of art and creativity, painting a verbal portrait of our ever-changing cultural moment. Artistic Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, Obrist hosted his first interview marathon—a 24-hour conversational exploration of art, ideas and creativity in 2005. The marathon format has become a central part of his practice ever since.