2020 Alignments

Nick Cave’s The Let Go at Park Avenue Armory, June 2018 © Stephanie Berger

The Let Go by Nick Cave

April 3 –  12, 2020 
Navy Pier

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave will transform Navy Pier’s Festival Hall into a dance-based
town hall—part installation, part performance—to which the Chicago community will be invited
to “let go” and speak their minds through movement, work out frustrations and celebrate
independence as well as community. The reimagined Festival Hall A at Navy Pier will allow for
social gatherings and be activated by “chase,” a multi-colored, 40-foot high, 100-foot-long mylar
sculpture that glides across the dance floor. The multi-disciplinary experience is presented by
Navy Pier in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO and the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Photo of Art World Conference Organizers Heather Bhandari and Dexter Wimberly.


September, 2020

Art World Conference will take place in Chicago in alignment with the ninth edition of EXPO
CHICAGO in September, 2020. The conference is an annual convening of artists and arts
professionals focused on career development, empowerment and the sharing of practical,
actionable information on business and financial literacy to build and sustain careers in the arts.
Art World Conference brings together innovators, thought leaders, arts professionals and visual
artists at all stages of their careers. Through panel discussions, conversations and workshops
led by dozens of experts in the field, Art World Conference addresses many of the opportunities
and challenges faced by visual artists and arts professionals who are transforming the creative
sector and culture-at-large. Topics range from financial planning, contracts, negotiation, taxes,
managing debt, real estate and investing to new technologies, public projects, social media and
growing audience.

Malmö Konstmuseum. Image Courtesy of Malmö Art Museum.

Off-Site Exhibition Pavilion

September, 2020

Following the Palais de Tokyo collaboration in 2017 and a continuation of the exposition’s core Curatorial Initiatives program, the Nordic Pavilion exhibition, co-organized by EXPO CHICAGO and the Malmö Art Museum, will present works by Scandinavian artists in dialogue with artists from Chicago and the region, in alignment with the ninth annual exposition. The presentation and program will be supported by Danish Arts Foundation and aligned with ART 2030, a mission-driven organization that works with internationally renowned artists to achieve the UN Global Goals. The thematic of the Nordic Pavilion exhibition aligns with the UN’s Goal 11: to make cities and human settlements inclusive, resilient and sustainable. The exhibition will originate in Chicago during EXPO CHICAGO 2020 at a location to be announced and travel to Scandinavian institutions, beginning with the Malmö Art Museum in 2021.