EXPO CHICAGO Chicago's International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art https://www.expochicago.com/news Trading Fours on Chicago's Creative Capital: Hans Ulrich Obrist Stages a Mini-Interview Marathon <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Newcity Art<br /> By Lee Ann Norman</h3> <p>Conversation among artists, curators or writers is much more than a linguistic exercise or tit-for-tat. Dialogues are exchanges, a &ldquo;trading of fours&rdquo; that can be likened to a rap battle. As the battle progresses and one MC presents an idea to the other, the verses grow bolder and more extravagant with each response. Although verbal sparring partners focus intently on the content of their verses&mdash;syntax, pacing, the cleverness of the rhyme&mdash;they always give attention to presentation and delivery. The battle&mdash;a dramatized conversation&mdash;is after all, essentially a performance.</p> <p>Since the early 2000s, Hans Ulrich Obrist has been interviewing artists and organizing &ldquo;Interview Marathons,&rdquo; in which artists, curators, collectors, historians, writers, designers and other interested parties hold a series of conversations for an extended period, much like a durational performance. Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival as part of Art Design Chicago and in collaboration with EXPO Chicago 2018, Obrist&rsquo;s first U.S. iteration of the event, dubbed &ldquo;Creative Chicago,&rdquo; seeks to reveal the sparks and synergies that make Chicago a center for a broad range of creative activity.</p> <p>Shortly after becoming co-director of the Serpentine Galleries in 2006, Obrist hosted his first Interview Marathon, resulting in a twenty-four-hour exploration of art through conversation. While &ldquo;Creative Chicago&rdquo; will not mirror the twenty-four-hour marathons Obrist hosted in the past, the four-hour block will surely reveal surprising insight and candor for participants and audience members alike.</p> <p>Stories are intimately tied to the people we encounter and the relationships we have to them, and as a young curator Obrist intuited this, using artist visits as a way to generate and explore exhibition ideas. When meeting with an artist at the studio wasn&rsquo;t possible, Obrist embraced a flexibility that allowed him to expand the possibilities for where conversations on art-making could occur. He discovered that he liked the informality that meeting outside of the studio&mdash;at a caf&eacute;, on a neighborhood walk, in line at the airport, riding in a taxi&mdash;often provided. For his first recorded interviews, Obrist used audio recorders, then switched to digital as technology improved in the mid-1990s. His &ldquo;Interviews Volume 1,&rdquo; published in 2003, is a 500-page tome that only begins to scratch the surface of the scope and ambition of the interview project; as conversations have become central to his curatorial research and methodology, Obrist has amassed more than 1,600 recorded and transcribed interviews over the years.</p> <p>Obrist curates his Interview Marathons and conversations through choice of artistic collaborators such as Rem Koolhaas and Olafur Eliasson, as well as artists, which have included Yoko Ono, Jonas Mekas, Zaha Hadid. The Chicago edition will include the international fashion designer (and Rockford, Illinois native) Virgil Abloh. But the experience is equally shaped by the space where the conversations are held and the community that engages the event. During a 2013 visit to MoMA PS1 for an event related to his recently published compendium &ldquo;Do It,&rdquo; a belligerent Clifford Owens entered PS1&rsquo;s giant performance dome, interrupting Obrist&rsquo;s chat in an effort to get a rise out of Lawrence Weiner until a group of fellow artists and collectors in attendance&mdash;including Agnes Gund&mdash;carried Owens outside to the bar across the street. A slightly unnerved Obrist quickly moved past the disruption, shifting gears to carry on a conversation with Lawrence Weiner.</p> <p>In her 1993 volume &ldquo;Unmarked: The Politics of Performance,&rdquo; scholar Peggy Phelan suggests that performance is a reflection of lived experience, with the audience that witnesses the event looking into &ldquo;life&rsquo;s mirror&rdquo; and inevitably seeing their own reflection. Through conversation, we witness a kind of reflection, too, one that reveals an unfiltered view of experience. Obrist&rsquo;s Interview Marathons allow those who converge within the multiple intersections of creativity to offer a first-person account of what motivates and inspires their work and process, demystifying an often hazy and mushy notion. A spirited t&ecirc;te-&agrave;-t&ecirc;te seems to be a good place to start.</p> <p><em>Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of London&rsquo;s Serpentine Galleries, will host &ldquo;Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon&rdquo; at EXPO Chicago on Navy Pier on September 29. The many interviewees will include architect Jeanne Gang, artist Cauleen Smith, photographer Dawoud Bey and scholar Joseph Grigley.</em></p> </div> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/9/trading-fours-on-chicago-s-creative-capital-hans-ulrich-obrist-stages-a-mini-interview-marathon /news/2018/9/trading-fours-on-chicago-s-creative-capital-hans-ulrich-obrist-stages-a-mini-interview-marathon Chicago's Billboards Get Gallery-Worthy Artworks for EXPO CHICAGO <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Galerie Magazine<br /> By Brian Calvin</h3> <p>Visitors to the Windy City for the seventh annual Expo Chicago will have the opportunity to see gallery-worthy works beyond Navy Pier when&nbsp;&ldquo;Override | A Billboard Project&rdquo;&nbsp;takes over the screens traditionally reserved for advertising.<br /> <br /> The exhibition, titled &ldquo;Interlude at Hand,&rdquo; runs on more than 50 billboards,&nbsp;September 17 through October 7, and will include works by John Bankston, Olaf Breuning, Brian Calvin, Judy Chicago, Douglas Coupland, Sam Durant, Paul Heyer, Glenn Ligon, Portia Munson, Anahita Razmi, and Lee Wan as well as Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The list of artists was curated through a blend of solicited submissions, as well as working closely with a few artists on new commissions,&rdquo; says Stephanie Cristello, director of programming at Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary &amp; Modern Art. Cristello curated &ldquo;Override&rdquo; with exhibitor relations and programming coordinator Alexis Brocchi and Daniel Schulman, Chicago&rsquo;s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events program director. &ldquo;Overall, the vision of the project was to select a series of works that relate to the context of billboard advertising in order to adopt, but also intercept, the context of how these works are displayed.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> A site-specific installation from Chicago artist Theaster Gates,&nbsp;Black Madonna&nbsp;(2018), will be displayed exclusively on a billboard at 515 West Ida B. Wells Drive (the recently renamed Congress Parkway). &ldquo;This was a series proposed specifically for this exhibition,&rdquo; says Cristello. &ldquo;I had just returned from Switzerland, where I had seen Gates&rsquo;s &lsquo;Black Madonna&rsquo; exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, and was particularly struck by the central installation, which featured a massive collection of the black-and-white photographs from the Johnson Publishing Company archive. Hundreds of the framed photographs were configured within a wooden structure within the center of the galleries, as if they were books, and so what you could see by facing the work was just the edges of the black frames. On top of the structure, there was a type of shelf, where the museum guards&mdash;who were wearing white gloves&mdash;would pull out photographs and place them on the top for viewers to see, as if on permanent rotation.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;This rotational aspect was one that I was thinking about when we proposed the project for the dedicated billboard at 515 West Ida B. Wells Drive,&rdquo; Cristello continues. &ldquo;The significance of this project, in Chicago specifically, is wide reaching. In addition to being the home of the Johnson Publishing archives, permanently housed at&nbsp;Gates&rsquo;s Rebuild Foundation&nbsp;at the Stony Island Arts Bank, the work&nbsp;pays homage to one of the most significant imprints of American black culture.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Each of the 50 screens, displayed at 28 sites around Chicago, will cycle through a series of works; a viewer would see the whole program over approximately the course of one hour. And while Expo is celebrating its seventh year, &ldquo;Override&rdquo; is just in its third iteration.<br /> <br /> Tony Karman, president and director of Expo Chicago, was part of the Municipal Marketing Committee developing the City Digital Network, and as such was intimately familiar with the capabilities and mission that the city had for the initiative,&rdquo; says Cristello. &ldquo;Three years later, in 2016, Expo Chicago was able to collaborate on the first exhibition with the full support of the city, and has committed to continuing the partnership. While the program has not grown in terms of its number of artists, it has grown in its reputation and stature as an opportunity in the city to feature artists from our international galleries. As we travel to fairs around the world, &lsquo;Override&rsquo; is constantly a really exciting prospect for artists, and many of them have made new work specifically for Chicago. And it is so easy! No shipping required, just a JPEG.&rdquo;</p> </div> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/9/chicago-s-billboards-get-gallery-worthy-artworks-for-expo-chicago /news/2018/9/chicago-s-billboards-get-gallery-worthy-artworks-for-expo-chicago As EXPO CHICAGO Marks 7 Years, Tony Karman Answers 7 Questions <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Chicago Gallery News<br /> By The Staff</h3> <p>CGN: What&#39;s the best thing about this year&rsquo;s EXPO CHICAGO?<br /> <br /> Tony Karman:&nbsp;Easy answer &ndash;&nbsp;it is the artwork that will be shown by our 135 galleries from 27 countries and 63 international cities in this seventh edition of the fair. I look forward to seeing work that is provocative, current,&nbsp;beautiful,&nbsp;and challenging&mdash;I never tire of encountering a new artist, or the inevitable moment when a work simply stops me in my tracks. &nbsp;</p> <p>CGN: What&#39;s been your biggest challenge so far this year?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> TK:&nbsp;Like every year, we must work to make&nbsp;sure that the world joins us in Chicago and that the participating exhibitors do well.&nbsp;</p> <p>CGN: Breakdown an &#39;Interview Marathon&#39; for me.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> TK:&nbsp;Hans Ulrich Obrist&rsquo;s celebrated Marathon, entitled&nbsp;Creative Chicago, will be five hours of provocative interviews with artists, architects, donut makers, writers, actors, and activists from throughout the city. The marathon [taking place on site at the fair September 29 from 1&ndash;6pm]&nbsp;will capture the zeitgeist of Chicago, further defining what it means to live, work and create here.&nbsp;</p> <p>CGN:&nbsp;How do you keep people coming back to Chicago for EXPO, now that the fair is maturing?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> TK:&nbsp;We travel&nbsp;around the world&nbsp;year-round to engage with&nbsp;collectors, curators, and arts professionals&nbsp;to join us each September, and everywhere we go, we hear how great Chicago is. We built EXPO CHICAGO on a storied tradition, and it is the collective of our renowned institutions, collectors, curators, artists, galleries, restaurants, architecture, and the people of this great city that the world is enthusiastically returning to or visiting for the first time. I do love this city.&nbsp;</p> <p>CGN: Can you give me an elevator pitch for the case for art fairs today, amidst so much scrutiny and financial strain?<br /> <br /> TK:&nbsp;Galleries carry the burden for much of this industry, as they are funding their art fair participation, their artists work and exhibitions, staffing, rent, and daily operating expenses&mdash;we are ever mindful of this. However, there is something special about the convening moment of an art fair that brings collectors and curators and art enthusiasts together in one location to both experience and ultimately purchase artwork.<br /> Even with the current art fair overload, I believe if you do it right&mdash;gathering a great list of dealers and venue, a commitment to thoughtful and relevant programming, and layering the support of the cultural institutions and leaders of a city&mdash;then you have a perfect environment for galleries to succeed.&nbsp;EXPO CHICAGO benefits from all of the above, and although we cannot guarantee sales, we work hard to build a fair or exposition that hopefully does that and support the long term development of a gallery&rsquo;s program. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>CGN: How many cups of coffee do you have a day during the fair?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> TK:&nbsp;I was a coffee drinker for most of my life but just changed to tea. Simple answer:&nbsp;lots. I will probably have a tea bag in my pocket at all times.</p> <p>CGN: What&rsquo;s the first thing you will do when the fair wraps up?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> TK:&nbsp;Start on the next one.</p> </div> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/9/as-expo-chicago-marks-7-years-tony-karman-answers-7-questions /news/2018/9/as-expo-chicago-marks-7-years-tony-karman-answers-7-questions An Artist Frames Discussions About Design, Doughnuts, and the City of Chicago <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Surface<br /> By The Editors</h3> <p>Barbara Kasten is tough to categorize. She began her career as a painter, but soon switched to making vividly colored abstract photographs. She creates them by arranging mirrors, glass, and other materials into atmospheric assemblages, in a process that resembles sculpture or installation work. On the wall, the work hits with the visual punch of hard-edged abstract painting, but it has the depth of architectural photography, playing with the perception of light and space to conjure surreal cityscapes or oddly angular interiors.</p> <p>Kasten&rsquo;s refusal to sit quietly in one discipline makes her well suited to design a set for&nbsp;Creative&nbsp;Chicago: An Interview Marathon, a five-hour succession of conversations conducted by Serpentine Gallery director Hans Ulrich Obrist with a category defying roster of participants. The program, which is presented by the&nbsp;Chicago Humanities Festival, will take place on Sept. 29 at Expo Chicago, the annual art fair on the city&rsquo;s Navy Pier, which runs Sept. 27&ndash;30. Obrist asked Kasten to design a backdrop for his back-to-back interviews with noteworthy Chicago residents, from artist Amanda Williams and architect Jeanne Gang, to Obama Presidential Center Museum director Louise Bernard and Buritt Bulloch, to the impresario behind Chicago&rsquo;s Old Fashioned Donuts. Kasten obliged by creating a variation on an installation she recently produced at Crown Hall, the Mies van der Rohe&ndash;designed architecture school building at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The set will frame Obrist&rsquo;s conversations, and then its components will live on as individual artworks.&nbsp;The whole project is part of&nbsp;Art Design Chicago, a year-round series of cultural programming underwritten by Chicago&rsquo;s Terra Foundation for American Art.</p> <p>In advance of the presentation,&nbsp;Surface&nbsp;spoke with Kasten about the work, its celebration of blending creative disciplines, and her favorite type of neon plexiglass.</p> <p>What did you think when you were asked to design a set for five hours of interviews?</p> <p>The staging itself was an extension of a project I just completed at Crown Hall and IIT. I used Crown Hall as my studio for six weeks in the same manner as the students who occupy it during the school year. They work on tables and I like the interdisciplinary exchange that [that] promoted. They mixed sculpture with woodworking, they made stage design, they made film, and there was no hierarchy. There was this mixture and experimentation with materials. So I conceived of taking these works and repurposing them for the stage set. The focus is on Moholy-Nagy and Mies van der Rohe who were both associated with IIT and the Bauhaus. They were artists and educators and both became part of the rich web of Chicago&rsquo;s art and design history, so it seemed like a really appropriate direction for the Art Design Chicago program.</p> <p>How does that relate to your process in general? Do you start by experimenting with material or with a clear idea of the final work?</p> <p>I mostly start with the material and a reaction to what it can do. I&rsquo;m working with a fluorescent plexiglass for the [Creative Chicago] set and it has a light quality that transmits to the edges, so you get very distinct lines of color. With the sculptures at Crown Hall, I started with already existing objects&mdash;the tables&mdash;and then from there it was a matter of experimentation and finding interesting forms. It&rsquo;s a lot of observation of what the material does and how you perceive it differently through a camera lens [versus] how you perceive it in reality, in real visual perception on a one-to-one basis. It&rsquo;s the comparison of those two things that interests me, so I&rsquo;m really depending on the material to tell me what&rsquo;s interesting about itself, and that&rsquo;s where I start.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s interesting that you came to photography of installations.</p> <p>Right, and I didn&rsquo;t want to abandon painting. I don&rsquo;t know if I actually have. I think a lot of what I do is based in concepts that come from painting techniques and goals and vision. It&rsquo;s just that I&rsquo;m now translating some of these same concerns in a different medium, and at this point, I&rsquo;m translating those again to another medium. Although all along the way, they&rsquo;ve all been interchanged. So I guess I&rsquo;m a mixed up artist [laughs].</p> <p>And how do you see your work in relation to architecture?</p> <p>Architecture has structure and form and everything that I like to do has structure, form, and a rationale. None of the works of sculpture that I&rsquo;ve done so far have elements that are attached to one another. They&rsquo;re all precariously balanced on each other. That&rsquo;s also an interesting aspect of architecture, where cantilevers look as if they&rsquo;re ready to fall, but they&rsquo;re balanced by the rest of the structure. I like that kind of challenge, and misperception of what&rsquo;s going on.</p> <p>So what will the set for Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon look like?</p> <p>I&rsquo;m using the tables from Crown Hall and I constructed beams from this fluorescent plexiglass, so I have a version of the signature Mies girder that holds Crown Hall together.</p> <p>How will the stage comment on the conversation?</p> <p>Given today&rsquo;s political climate, I wanted to emphasize how Mies and Moholy-Nagy were European immigrants and they fled&mdash;well, they were invited&mdash;to Chicago to do the work they were already known for. But, they were both at the Bauhaus and it seemed like coming to Chicago at the behest of Chicago was a very important step in the development of the culture and the art scene here in [the city], and in the world really. So that&rsquo;s generally how I approached the whole set. I think it reflects the immigrant population of Chicago, as well as the country and how they have contributed to the culture, design, and art aspects of a major city.</p> </div> Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/9/an-artist-frames-discussions-about-design-doughnuts-and-the-city-of-chicago /news/2018/9/an-artist-frames-discussions-about-design-doughnuts-and-the-city-of-chicago Art Top 5: September 2018 <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Newcity Art<br /> By Elliot Reichert</h3> <p>1<br /> Hairy Who? 1966-1969<br /> Art Institute of Chicago<br /> With the Art Institute finally paying notice, will Chicago finally surpass the long shadow of its most notable artistic fame?</p> <p>2<br /> EXPO Chicago 2018&nbsp;<br /> Navy Pier, September 27-30<br /> The seventh iteration of the revived Chicago art fair again brings the art world to Chicago (and vice versa).</p> <p>3<br /> South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960&ndash;1980<br /> Smart Museum and DuSable Museum<br /> Two South Side venues combine to study the profound, as well as profoundly overlooked histories of the city&rsquo;s most prolific artistic communities.</p> <p>4<br /> The First Lions<br /> Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art<br /> An exhibition and documentary on the founding of the UIMA, in time for the cultural re-gentrification of the neighborhood.</p> <p>5<br /> Kavi Gupta<br /> AfriCOBRA 50<br /> Gerald Williams guest-curates a retrospective to&nbsp;honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Chicago artists collective.</p> </div> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/8/art-top-5-september-2018 /news/2018/8/art-top-5-september-2018 EXPO CHICAGO NAMES ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN 2018 EDITION OF OVERRIDE | A BILLBOARD PROJECT <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Artforum</h3> <p>EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary &amp; Modern Art, announced today the fourteen artists who are creating work for the third edition of its citywide public art initiative OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project. Titled, Interlude at Hand, the program will feature the works by&nbsp;Sam Durant,&nbsp;Judy Chicago,&nbsp;Theaster Gates, and&nbsp;Portia Munson, among others, and will be on view from September 17 to October 7.</p> <p>&ldquo;The curatorial framework of the 2018 program interrogates various contemporary thematics that employ a hand-made gesture&mdash;from signs of protest, to texts, archives and modes of representation,&rdquo; said EXPO CHICAGO director of programming&nbsp;Stephanie Cristello, who curated this year&rsquo;s OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project in collaboration with Alexis Brocchi, the exposition&rsquo;s exhibitor relations and programming coordinator, and&nbsp;Daniel Schulman, Chicago&rsquo;s department of cultural affairs and special events program director.</p> <p>Commenting on the works going on view, Cristello said that Chicago-based artist&nbsp;Theaster Gates&rsquo;s site-specific installation series &ldquo;Black&nbsp;Madonna&rdquo; (2018), sourced from the Johnson Publishing Company&rsquo;s archives, &ldquo;reveals the unique viewing experience of OVERRIDE, as [it is] both embedded within, and critically engaged with, the advertising language the works adopt.&rdquo;&nbsp;The series will be displayed on a billboard located at 515 W. Ida B. Wells Dr.</p> <p>&ldquo;Images pervading the city, inviting us to look at something other than a cell phone advertisement are so important,&rdquo; said Gates. &ldquo;Images that question and affirm who we are as we walk and bike and drive. The Billboard, adopted by artists like&nbsp;Martine Syms&nbsp;and Hank Willis Thomas, are a necessary intervention in our cities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The full list of participating artists is as follows:</p> <p>John Bankston<br /> Olaf Breuning<br /> Brian Calvin<br /> Judy Chicago<br /> Douglas Coupland<br /> Sam Durant<br /> Paul Heyer<br /> Glenn Ligon<br /> Portia Munson&nbsp;<br /> Anahita Razmi<br /> Lee Wan<br /> Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez<br /> Theaster Gates</p> </div> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:30:00 -0500 /news/2018/8/expo-chicago-names-artists-participating-in-2018-edition-of-override-a-billboard-project /news/2018/8/expo-chicago-names-artists-participating-in-2018-edition-of-override-a-billboard-project EXPO CHICAGO Names Artists for Special Programming at 2018 Fair <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>ARTnews<br /> By Claire Selvin</h3> <p>EXPO CHICAGO&nbsp;has announced the artists who will present work in its Expo Video, In/Situ, Expo Sound, and In/Situ Outside programs for its 2018 edition, which will take place from September 27 to 30.</p> <p>Pablo Le&oacute;n la Barra, the curator at large for Latin American art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, curated this year&rsquo;s In/Situ exhibition, which installs large-scale, site-specific artworks within Festival Hall on Navy Pier, the site of the fair. This year&rsquo;s edition will focus on the ways in which art can promote positive societal change and includes pieces by artists Firelei B&aacute;ez, Sam Durant, Judy Chicago, and more.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the fair&rsquo;s video section, Expo Video, organized by&nbsp;Anna Gritz, curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary art in Berlin, is titled &ldquo;Portrait of a Tongue &mdash; Towards Non-Visibility,&rdquo; and will feature works by nine artists, among them Ed Atkins,&nbsp;Adam Putnam, and Chicago.</p> <p>Expo Sound, a showcase for audio-based art, is taking the title &ldquo;The Afterlife Will Have Everything&rdquo; and will showcase pieces that grapple with the role of speech in the face of increasingly advanced artificial intelligence. Works by various artists selected by Daata Editions, an online platform for the sale of commissioned video, sound, and web art, will be paired with pieces by students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.</p> <p>Finally, In/Situ Outside, which involves staging&nbsp;temporary public art installations along the city&rsquo;s Lakefront and throughout its neighborhoods, will feature three works by three artists:&nbsp;Justin Brice Guariglia, Iv&aacute;n Navarro, and Lawrence Weiner. The section is curated by Expo Chicago, the city&rsquo;s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and Navy Pier.</p> <p>Stephanie Cristello, Expo Chicago&rsquo;s director of programming, said in a statement, &ldquo;What sets this iteration of Expo Chicago apart is the deep critical engagement of its core curatorial programs: from large-scale sculptures that were once sited along the U.S.-Mexico border, to moving image and video that examines the senses beyond sight and sound pieces that question the role of a voice in the 21st century.&rdquo;</p> <p>The full lists of artists participating in the special sections follow in full below.</p> <p><strong>IN/SITU</strong><br /> Carmen Argote | Instituto de Visi&oacute;n (Bogota, Colombia)<br /> Iv&aacute;n Argote | Perrotin (New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai)<br /> Firelei B&aacute;ez | Kavi Gupta (Chicago)<br /> Judy Chicago | Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) and Salon 94 (New York)<br /> Sam Durant | Praz-Delavallade (Los Angeles, Paris)<br /> Iv&aacute;n Navarro | Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York)<br /> Postcommodity | Bockley Gallery (Minneapolis)<br /> Carlos Motta | P.P.O.W. (New York)<br /> Oscar Murillo | David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong)<br /> Bosco Sodi | Paul Kasmin Gallery ( New York)</p> <p><strong>EXPO VIDEO</strong><br /> Kandis Williams | Night Gallery (Los Angeles)<br /> Ed Atkins | Gavin Brown&rsquo;s Enterprise (New York, Rome)<br /> Hannah Black | Arcadia Missa (London)<br /> Judy Chicago | Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) and Salon 94 (New York)<br /> Tony Cokes | Video Data Bank<br /> Adam Putnam | P.P.O.W. (New York)<br /> Nicole Wermers | Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco)<br /> Kathleen White | Martos Gallery (New York)</p> <p><strong>EXPO Sound</strong><br /> Maria Antelman | Daata Editions<br /> Thora Dolven Balke | Daata Editions<br /> Jenny Boyles | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Matt Copson | Daata Editions<br /> Xiaolong Fang | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> FlucT | Daata Editions<br /> Jack E Jacob | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Anthony Janas | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Yitong Lu | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Kevin McGrath/Yu Nong Lin | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Fay Nicolson | Daata Editions<br /> Marina Rosenfeld | Daata Editions<br /> Jon Skoog | Daata Editions<br /> Andy Slater | School of the Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Stephen Vitiello | Daata Editions</p> <p><strong>IN/SITU&nbsp;Outside</strong><br /> Justin Brice Guariglia | Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Knokke, Paris)<br /> Iv&aacute;n Navarro | Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York)<br /> Lawrence Weiner | Courtesy the artist and Larry Warsh</p> </div> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/8/expo-chicago-names-artists-for-special-programming-at-2018-fair /news/2018/8/expo-chicago-names-artists-for-special-programming-at-2018-fair EXPO CHICAGO 2018 - Entering Its Seventh Year as a Leading International Art Fair <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Widewalls<br /> By Elena Martinique&nbsp;</h3> <p>EXPO CHICAGO 2018, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, enters its seventh year as a leading international art fair. Returning to&nbsp;Navy Pier &rsquo;s Festival Hall&nbsp;in Chicago&nbsp;this September.</p> <p>This year, the fair will bring together&nbsp;135 leading international exhibitors&nbsp;presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Its diverse programming will include&nbsp;/Dialogues,&nbsp;IN/SITU,&nbsp;IN/SITU Outside,&nbsp;EXPO VIDEO, the&nbsp;Curatorial Forum, the&nbsp;Art Critics Forum,&nbsp;Special Exhibitions,&nbsp;EXPO Sound&nbsp;and&nbsp;OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project.</p> <p>In addition, there will be the first-ever&nbsp;interview marathontitled&nbsp;Creative Chicago, hosted by&nbsp;Hans Ulrich Obrist&nbsp;and presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival. A first-ever in the US, the program is funded by The Terra Foundation for American Art&rsquo;s year-long initiative Art Design Chicago, and in alignment with EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier.</p> <p>Under the leadership of President and Director&nbsp;Tony Karman, EXPO CHICAGO 2018 continues to draw upon the city&rsquo;s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while highlighting the region&rsquo;s contemporary arts community and inspiring its collector base.</p> <p><strong>The Exhibitors of EXPO CHICAGO 2018</strong></p> <p>This year&rsquo;s edition of EXPO CHICAGO will welcome&nbsp;135 leading international exhibitors, including strong returning galleries and notable first-time additions representing&nbsp;27 countries and 63 cities&nbsp;from around the world.</p> <p>Highlights of the program&nbsp;include&nbsp;Gavin Brown&rsquo;s enterprise&nbsp;from New York and Rome;&nbsp;Carbon12&nbsp;from Dubai, first-ever gallery to participate from the UAE, with solo&nbsp;presentation of&nbsp;Sara Rahbar;&nbsp;Daniel Faria Gallery&nbsp;from Toronto, featuring Douglas Coupland and Kristine Moran;&nbsp;GALLERY HYUNDAI&nbsp;from Seoul;&nbsp;Instituto de Visi&oacute;n&nbsp;from Bogot&aacute;, first ever participating gallery from Colombia, featuring Nicolas Consuegra and Marlon de Azambuja;&nbsp;Kalfayan Galleries&nbsp;from Athens, Thessaloniki;&nbsp;Martos Gallery&nbsp;from New York, with solo presentation of recent New York Artadia awardee Jessica Vaughn;&nbsp;Mendes Wood DM&nbsp;from S&atilde;o Paulo, Brussels and New York, with a solo presentation of&nbsp;Brazilian artist Paulo Nazareth;&nbsp;Nahmad Projects&nbsp;from London, focusing on the work of Dutch-American artist Jan Frank;&nbsp;PKM Gallery&nbsp;from Seoul;&nbsp;Stuart Shave&nbsp;/ Modern Art&nbsp;from London;&nbsp;Galerie Barbara Thumm&nbsp;from Berlin, with solo presentation of Teresa Burga; and Yares Art from New York, Palm Springs and Santa Fe, featuring seminal artists from the Color Field school.</p> <p>Among returning galleries to EXPO CHICAGO are&nbsp;BorzoGallery&nbsp;from Amsterdam and&nbsp;GRIMM&nbsp;from Amsterdam, New York, presenting a solo exhibition of historical works by Dutch artist&nbsp;Ger van Elk;&nbsp;Rena Bransten Gallery&nbsp;from San Francisco and&nbsp;Stephen Daiter Gallery&nbsp;from Chicago, with a solo presentation of MacArthur Fellow Dawoud Bey;&nbsp;Ceysson &amp; B&eacute;n&eacute;ti&egrave;re&nbsp;from Paris, Saint-&Eacute;tienne, Luxembourg and New York;&nbsp;Richard Gray Gallery&nbsp;from Chicago and New York;&nbsp;Edwynn Houk Gallery&nbsp;from New York, Z&uuml;rich;&nbsp;Paul Kasmin Gallery&nbsp;from New York;&nbsp;David Lewis Gallery&nbsp;from New York, with historic works by Thornton Dial and Mary Beth Edelson;&nbsp;Perrotin&nbsp;from New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai, among others.</p> <p>In addition to the showcase of leading international galleries, EXPO CHICAGO 2018 will feature various sections including&nbsp;EXPOSURE, dedicated to solo and two artist presentations by galleries eight years and younger, curated by Creative Time Executive Director&nbsp;Justine Ludwig;&nbsp;PROFILE, highlighting single-artist installations and focused thematic exhibitions by established international galleries;&nbsp;Editions + Books, featuring artist books, editions, and multiples; and&nbsp;Special Exhibitions, highlighting curated booths by non-profit organizations.</p> <p><strong>The Program of EXPO CHICAGO</strong></p> <p>Alongside the gallery program, EXPO CHICAGO 2018 will present&nbsp;IN/SITU,&nbsp;EXPO VIDEOand&nbsp;EXPOSURE&nbsp;programs.</p> <p>Curated by&nbsp;Pablo Le&oacute;n de la Barra,&nbsp;Curator at large, Latin America,&nbsp;IN/SITU&nbsp;features large-scale, suspended sculptures and site-specific works installed&nbsp;within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier&rsquo;s Festival Hall.</p> <p>Curated by&nbsp;Anna Gritz,&nbsp;KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin Curator,&nbsp;EXPO VIDEO&nbsp;features a dynamic, curated screening program for film, video and new media works by artists represented by 2018 exhibitors.</p> <p>Curated by&nbsp;Justine Ludwig&nbsp;for the second year,&nbsp;Deputy Director/Chief Curator at Dallas Contemporary, the&nbsp;EXPOSURE&nbsp;section will be installed on the main floor of the exposition, featuring&nbsp;solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger.</p> <p>As part of the&nbsp;/Dialogues&nbsp;programming presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, EXPO CHICAGO will present&nbsp;continuous programming open to all visitors throughout each day of the fair, providing multiple opportunities to attend provocative artistic discourse. The program will bring together&nbsp;leading international artists, curators, scholars and arts professionals, presenting&nbsp;some of the most engaging, thought-provoking discussions in modern and contemporary art.</p> <p>Highlights of the EXPO CHICAGO program include conversations with artists&nbsp;Dawoud Bey&nbsp;on the Underground Railroad,&nbsp;Iv&aacute;n Navarro&nbsp;on Institutional Structures of Power,&nbsp;Sean Raspet&nbsp;on Immersion and the Senses,&nbsp;Dr. Daniel Berger&nbsp;on the ART+Positive Archives, Panel on the U.S. Pavilion Dimensions of Citizenship at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, and Select Book Signings with Leading Publishers. Additional /Dialogues programming includes the Symposium Present Histories with Performance by Brendan Fernandes, Torkwase Dyson and Kay Rosen on the Feminist History of Alternative Spaces, Theaster Gates on the Johnson Publishing Archives, Founding Member of AfriCOBRA Gerald Williams with the Terra Foundation for American Art&rsquo;s Initiative Art Design Chicago, and Exchange by Northern Trust: An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collecting to Feature Leading Art Market Professionals.</p> <p><strong>Practical Information</strong></p> <p>EXPO CHICAGO 2018 will take place at&nbsp;Navy Pier &rsquo;s Festival Hall&nbsp;in Chicago&nbsp;from September 27th until September 30th, 2018. The vernissage with a&nbsp;benefit for the Museum of&nbsp;Contemporary Art Chicago,&nbsp;presented by the MCA Women&rsquo;s Board will be held on Thursday, September 27th, from 6 to 9 p.m.</p> <p>The doors of the fair will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.</p> <p>The price of the One-Day Pass will be $20, the Three-Day Pass will be $30, while a Guided Tour + One-Day Pass will be $20.</p> </div> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:32:00 -0500 /news/2018/7/expo-chicago-2018-entering-its-seventh-year-as-a-leading-international-art-fair /news/2018/7/expo-chicago-2018-entering-its-seventh-year-as-a-leading-international-art-fair HANS ULRICH OBRIST TO HOLD FIRST US “INTERVIEW MARATHON” IN SEPTEMBER <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>ARTFORUM</h3> <p>HANS ULRICH OBRIST TO HOLD FIRST US &ldquo;INTERVIEW MARATHON&rdquo; IN SEPTEMBER</p> <p>Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artistic director of London&rsquo;s Serpentine Galleries, will host his first &ldquo;Interview Marathon&rdquo; in the United States this fall. The event will be part of the Chicago Humanities Festival&mdash;an initiative developed in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, Expo Chicago, and Navy Pier&mdash;and will take place on Saturday, September 29.</p> <p>Dubbed &ldquo;Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon,&rdquo; the free, five-hour-long series of conversations with twenty artists, authors, architects, and other representatives of Chicago&rsquo;s culture scene will examine the city&rsquo;s historical role as an art and design center. Among those participating are artists Cauleen Smith and Theaster Gates; poet Fatimah Asghar; cultural historian Tim Samuelson; Louise Bernard, director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center; and businessman Buritt Bulloch, who owns a local doughnut shop.</p> <p>Obrist&mdash;who has been known to hold back-to-back interviews every year at the Serpentine Galleries, some of which have lasted twenty-four hours&mdash;cited the work of Chicagoan oral historian Studs Terkel as the inspiration behind the event. According to a release issued by the festival&rsquo;s organizers, Terkel had &ldquo;a major influence&rdquo; on Obrist&rsquo;s career. In an interview with New Art City in 2015, Ulrich said that after meeting Terkel, who recorded over 10,000 hours of oral histories over the course of his life&mdash;Terkel died in 2008&mdash;he helped Ulrich make his interviews more systematic.</p> <p>Participants in the marathon include:</p> <p>Fatimah Asghar, poet&nbsp;<br /> Louise Bernard, director, Museum of the Obama Presidential Center<br /> Dawoud Bey, photographer&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Eula Biss, writer&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Eddie Bocanegra, organizer/activist&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Brandon Breaux, artist&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Buritt Bulloch, owner, Old Fashioned Donuts&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Shani Crowe, artist/performer&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Alison Cuddy, artistic director, Chicago Humanities Festival<br /> Jeanne Gang, architect&nbsp;<br /> Theaster Gates, artist&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Joseph Grigely, artist/art historian<br /> Art Green, artist<br /> Barbara Kasten, artist<br /> Cauleen Smith, artist<br /> Stanley Tigerman, architect&nbsp;<br /> Amanda Williams, artist&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Gerald Williams, artist</p> </div> Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/7/hans-ulrich-obrist-to-hold-first-us-interview-marathon-in-september /news/2018/7/hans-ulrich-obrist-to-hold-first-us-interview-marathon-in-september Hans Ulrich Obrist to Lead Five-Hour-Long ‘Interview Marathon’ in Chicago With Artists, Architects, Donut-Shop Owner <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>ARTnews<br /> By Alex Greenberger&nbsp;</h3> <p>This September, Hans Ulrich Obrist, the artistic director of London&rsquo;s Serpentine Galleries, will lead an event he&rsquo;s calling &ldquo;Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon,&rdquo; a five-hour-long series of conversations with artists, art professionals, and business owners. The event, which is being put on as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival in collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Expo Chicago art fair, and the Navy Pier, is set to be held on September 29.</p> <p>Obrist has been known to do these kinds of back-to-back talk events in Europe&mdash;he hosts a version of the marathon, which sometimes goes as long as 24 hours, each year at the Serpentine Galleries&mdash;but this program is the first time the curator will stage one in the United States. At &ldquo;Creative Chicago,&rdquo; which does not have an admission fee, Obrist will sit down with 18 artists, business owners, and art professionals, among them Barbara Kasten, Dawoud Bey, and Theaster Gates, and discuss with them the history of the Windy City. (Another one of the participants is Buritt Bulloch, the owner of the Chicagoan shop Old Fashioned Donuts.)</p> <p>According to a release, while conceiving the event, Obrist drew inspiration from the work of Studs Terkel, the late Chicago-based historian known for his interview-heavy books on wide-ranging topics, most notably&nbsp;Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do&nbsp;(1974). Terkel&rsquo;s curiosity was woven into &ldquo;Creative Chicago,&rdquo; which Obrist said in a statement was not made with a &ldquo;preconceived idea or image&rdquo; in mind, but is rather a &ldquo;journey.&rdquo;</p> <p>The list of participants in &ldquo;Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon&rdquo; follows below.</p> <p>Amanda Williams, artist</p> <p>Art Green, artist</p> <p>Barbara Kasten, artist</p> <p>Brandon Breaux, artist</p> <p>Buritt Bulloch, Owner, Old Fashioned Donuts</p> <p>Brandon Breaux, artist</p> <p>Cauleen Smith, artist</p> <p>Dawoud Bey, photographer</p> <p>Eddie Bocanegra, organizer/activist</p> <p>Eula Biss, writer</p> <p>Fatimah Asghar, poet</p> <p>Gerald Williams, artist</p> <p>Jeanne Gang, architect</p> <p>Joseph Grigely, artist/Art Historian</p> <p>Louise Bernard, museum director, Obama Presidential Center Museum</p> <p>Shani Crowe, artist/performer</p> <p>Stanley Tigerman, architect</p> <p>Theaster Gates, artist</p> <p>Alison Cuddy, artistic director, Chicago Humanities Festival</p> </div> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/7/hans-ulrich-obrist-to-lead-five-hour-long-interview-marathon-in-chicago-with-artists-architects-donut-shop-owner /news/2018/7/hans-ulrich-obrist-to-lead-five-hour-long-interview-marathon-in-chicago-with-artists-architects-donut-shop-owner As Fairs Face Unprecedented Scrutiny, EXPO CHICAGO Launches a New Curator Exchange Platform <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>artnet<br /> By: Eileen Kinsella&nbsp;</h3> <p>The fair will help foot the bill to bring dozens of curators to the city.</p> <p>Art fairs have, in recent months, become a frequent art-world punching bag. Now more than ever, they have to justify their existence in order to keep dealers and collectors coming back. For EXPO Chicago, that requires making sure that the right people are in town and browsing the aisles during the fair&rsquo;s upcoming seventh edition.</p> <p>To help make that happen, the fair, which&nbsp;takes place each September, has launched its first international curatorial exchange program. EXPO plans to fly in top curators from China, Denmark, France, Italy, and the Netherlands to visit the fair and take part in a symposium. The effort marks an expansion of the fair&rsquo;s annual curatorial and critics forum, which it has held for several years.</p> <p>&ldquo;In addition to the 30-plus curators that we will fly in for the forum, another ten to 15 curators will come to Chicago as part of the curatorial exchange,&rdquo; the fair&rsquo;s director, Tony Karman, told artnet News. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always said I want this to be a great international fair. To do that, you have to support the exhibitors not just through collector outreach, but also providing curatorial commitment and rigorous programming.&rdquo;</p> <p>The curatorial forum and its related events have been organized in conjunction with Independent Curators International. The goal is to bring curators to the city to explore the fair, but also encourage interactions among colleagues &ldquo;in a way that provides great opportunities to collaborate,&rdquo; says Karman. (Last year, the fair&nbsp;teamed up&nbsp;with the Palais de Tokyo for an off-site project.)</p> <p>EXPO Chicago is one of a small number of fairs to initiate and fund a curatorially-driven program of this kind in the US. Others that have launched similar initiatives include Frieze New York and the Armory Show.</p> <p>Jochen Volz, director of the Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, will deliver a keynote discussion at the curatorial forum and a series of peer-led breakout sessions will explore topics including accessibility, race, social justice, and labor conditions.</p> <p>The fair bears the costs of all curatorial forum participants, while cultural agencies are helping with the costs of the exchange program. &ldquo;It behooves us to make sure that we&rsquo;re doing as much as we can to layer in the kind of thoughtful programming that gives [galleries] a greater opportunity for success,&rdquo; Karman says.</p> </div> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/6/as-fairs-face-unprecedented-scrutiny-expo-chicago-launches-a-new-curator-exchange-platform /news/2018/6/as-fairs-face-unprecedented-scrutiny-expo-chicago-launches-a-new-curator-exchange-platform Here’s the Exhibitor List for EXPO CHICAGO 2018 <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>ARTnews<br /> By Claire Selvin</h3> <p>The EXPO CHICAGO fair has announced the 135 galleries participating in its seventh edition, which will runs this year from September 27 to 30 at the Windy City&rsquo;s Navy Pier.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s exhibitors, which were chosen by an international selection committee, represent 27 countries and 63 cities. The committee comprised gallerists&nbsp;Stefania Bortolami, John Corbett and Jim Dempsey, Chris D&rsquo;Amelio, Kavi Gupta, Rhona Hoffman, David Nolan, Javier Peres and Nick&nbsp;Koenigsknecht, Jessica Silverman, and Susanne Vielmetter.</p> <p>The fair will also include four sections with specific aims. The &ldquo;Exposure&rdquo; sector, curated by Creative Time executive director Justine Ludwig, will feature solo and two-artist presentations whose participants are represented by galleries founded eight or less years ago. &ldquo;Profile&rdquo; will present solo booths and focused projects&mdash;including installations and thematic exhibitions&mdash;by single artists or collectives represented by established international galleries. The &ldquo;Editions + Books&rdquo; section will highlight artist books, editions, prints, collectibles, photography, collage, drawing, and more. Finally, the &ldquo;Special Exhibitions&rdquo; section will feature site-specific work throughout Navy Pier&rsquo;s Festival Hall.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are proud to be presenting these international galleries alongside our rigorous core programming,&rdquo; Expo Chicago president and director Tony Karman said in a statement. &ldquo;As we focus on our international institutional and curatorial outreach, we look forward to welcoming the world to Chicago this September and taking advantage of our unique geographical position to draw arts professionals, curators and collectors from throughout United States, Europe, and the Americas.&rdquo;</p> <p>The list of exhibiting galleries follows in full below.</p> <p>Main Sector</p> <p>Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco<br /> Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach<br /> Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis<br /> Bortolami, New York<br /> BorzoGallery, Amsterdam<br /> Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco<br /> Gavin Brown&rsquo;s enterprise, New York, Rome<br /> CarrerasMugica, Bilbao<br /> Century Pictures, Brooklyn<br /> Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables<br /> Ceysson &amp; B&eacute;n&eacute;ti&egrave;re, Paris, Saint-&Eacute;tienne, Luxembourg, New York<br /> James Cohan, New York<br /> Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago<br /> Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago<br /> DC Moore Gallery, New York<br /> De Buck Gallery, New York, Antwerp, Saint Paul de Vence<br /> Galerie Division, Montr&eacute;al, Toronto<br /> Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago<br /> Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York<br /> Flowers Gallery, London, New York<br /> Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee<br /> Fort Gansevoort, New York<br /> Forum Gallery, New York<br /> David Gill Gallery, London<br /> Michael Goedhuis, London, New York, Beijing<br /> Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, New York<br /> Garth Greenan Gallery, New York<br /> GRIMM, Amsterdam, New York<br /> Kavi Gupta, Chicago<br /> Hackett Mill, San Francisco<br /> HDM Gallery, Beijing, London<br /> Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles<br /> Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York<br /> Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago<br /> The Hole, New York<br /> Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, Z&uuml;rich<br /> GALLERY HYUNDAI, Seoul<br /> Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles<br /> Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, New York<br /> Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Thessaloniki<br /> Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York<br /> Anton Kern Gallery, New York<br /> Tina Kim Gallery, New York<br /> David Klein Gallery, Detroit, Birmingham<br /> Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco<br /> Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago<br /> L&eacute;vy Gorvy, New York, London, Shanghai<br /> David Lewis Gallery, New York<br /> Library Street Collective, Detroit<br /> Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, New York<br /> Galeria Javier Lopez &amp; Fer Frances, Madrid<br /> Luhring Augustine, New York, Brooklyn<br /> Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Los Angeles<br /> Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles<br /> MARUANI MERCIER, Brussels, Knokke, Paris<br /> McCormick Gallery, Chicago<br /> Miles McEnery Gallery, New York<br /> Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago<br /> Mendes Wood DM, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brussels, New York<br /> Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, Johannesburg<br /> Nahmad Projects, London<br /> David Nolan Gallery, New York<br /> Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco<br /> Richard Norton Gallery, Chicago<br /> October Gallery, London<br /> Claire Oliver Gallery, New York<br /> ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul<br /> Peres Projects, Berlin<br /> Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai<br /> PKM Gallery, Seoul<br /> P.P.O.W, New York<br /> Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles<br /> R &amp; Company, New York<br /> Roberts Projects, Los Angeles<br /> Ronchini Gallery, London<br /> rosenfeld porcini, London<br /> Royale Projects, Los Angeles<br /> Galerie RX, Paris<br /> Salon 94, New York<br /> Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto<br /> Vito Schnabel Gallery, Engadine Valley<br /> Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence<br /> Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago<br /> Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London<br /> William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis<br /> Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco<br /> Simoens Gallery, Knokke<br /> Sims Reed Gallery, London<br /> SmithDavidson Gallery, Amsterdam, Miami<br /> Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami<br /> Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York<br /> Stene Projects Gallery, Stockholm<br /> MARC STRAUS, New York<br /> Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York<br /> Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong<br /> Tandem Press, Madison<br /> TEMPLON, Paris, Brussels<br /> Vallarino Fine Art, New York<br /> Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles<br /> Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis<br /> Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia<br /> Yares Art, New York, Palm Springs, Santa Fe<br /> Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago<br /> Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York<br /> David Zwirner, New York, London, Hong Kong</p> <p>&ldquo;Exposure&rdquo;</p> <p>313 Art Project, Seoul |&nbsp;Lee Wan<br /> Amar Gallery, London |&nbsp;Renee Cox&nbsp;and&nbsp;Guerrilla Girls<br /> Piero Atchugarry, Garz&oacute;n, Miami |&nbsp;Ver&oacute;nica V&aacute;zquez&nbsp;and&nbsp;Lungiswa Gqunta<br /> BEERS London, London |&nbsp;William LaChance<br /> Club Pro Los Angeles, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Alake Shilling<br /> Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Caitlin Cherry&nbsp;and&nbsp;Peter Williams<br /> Dio Horia, Athens, Mykonos |&nbsp;Maja Djordjevic<br /> Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Jibade-Khalil Huffman&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jason Bailer Losh<br /> Edel Assanti, London |&nbsp;Sorel Etrog<br /> Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto |&nbsp;Douglas Coupland&nbsp;and&nbsp;Kristine Moran<br /> FOLD, London |&nbsp;Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen&nbsp;and&nbsp;Magnus Pettersen<br /> Fridman Gallery, New York |&nbsp;Nathaniel Lewis<br /> Geary, New York |&nbsp;Suzette Bross<br /> Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York |&nbsp;Julie Schenkelberg&nbsp;and&nbsp;Marjolijn de Wit<br /> Grice Bench, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Margaret Honda<br /> MARIANE IBRAHIM, Seattle |&nbsp;Clotilde Jimenez<br /> Instituto de Visi&oacute;n, Bogot&aacute; |&nbsp;Nicolas Consuegra&nbsp;and&nbsp;Marlon de Azambuja<br /> KANT, Copenhagen |&nbsp;Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen&nbsp;and&nbsp;Magnus Pettersen<br /> Klowden Mann, Culver City |&nbsp;Andrea Chung&nbsp;and&nbsp;Katie Herzog<br /> LAZY Mike, Los Angeles, Moscow |&nbsp;Daniel Lergon<br /> Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels |&nbsp;Haseeb Ahmed&nbsp;and&nbsp;Ella Littwitz<br /> NINO MIER GALLERY, Los Angeles, Cologne |&nbsp;Jansson Stegner<br /> Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Alexa Guariglia&nbsp;and&nbsp;Anthony Miserendino<br /> Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Amir H. Fallah&nbsp;and&nbsp;Naudline Pierre<br /> Night Gallery, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Awol Erizku<br /> NOME, Berlin |&nbsp;Kirsten Stolle&nbsp;and&nbsp;Xiyadie<br /> Officine dell&rsquo;lmmagine, Milan |&nbsp;Ver&oacute;nica V&aacute;zquez&nbsp;and&nbsp;Lungiswa Gqunta<br /> ROCKELMANN&amp;, Berlin |&nbsp;Megan Stroech&nbsp;and&nbsp;Bailey Romaine<br /> Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco |&nbsp;Johnny Abrahams&nbsp;and&nbsp;Joseph Hart<br /> Sapar Contemporary, New York |&nbsp;Phoebe Boswell<br /> SIM Galeria, Curitiba, S&atilde;o Paulo |&nbsp;Carmelo Arden Quin&nbsp;and&nbsp;James English Leary<br /> Catinca Tabacaru, New York, Harare |&nbsp;Joe Brittain&nbsp;and&nbsp;Yapci Ramos<br /> Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto |&nbsp;Lili Huston-Herterich&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jim Verburg</p> <p>&ldquo;Profile&rdquo;</p> <p>Carbon12, Dubai |&nbsp;Sara Rahbar<br /> Edward Cella Art &amp; Architecture, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Ruth Pastine<br /> Chambers Fine Art, New York, Beijing |&nbsp;Fu Xiaotong<br /> Derek Eller Gallery, New York |&nbsp;Karl Wirsum<br /> Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York |&nbsp;Sam Contis<br /> Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles |&nbsp;Ursula Schulz-Dornburg<br /> Martos Gallery, New York |&nbsp;Jessica Vaughn<br /> MARUANI MERCIER, Brussels, Knokke, Paris |&nbsp;George Shaw<br /> Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin |&nbsp;Teresa Burga</p> <p>&ldquo;Editions + Books&rdquo;</p> <p>Art+Culture Projects, New York<br /> Boreas Fine Art, Chicago<br /> Candor Arts, Chicago<br /> Downtown for Democracy U.S.A.<br /> Independent Curators International (ICI), New York<br /> Index Art Book Fair, Mexico City<br /> LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles<br /> NFP Editions | Field Editions, Tate Editions, Royal Academy of Arts<br /> One, All, Every.<br /> Ren&eacute; Schmitt, Berlin, WOL<br /> Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago<br /> TASCHEN, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan</p> <p>&ldquo;Special Exhibitions&rdquo;</p> <p>6018North/ 3Arts, Chicago<br /> Aperture Foundation, New York<br /> Artadia, New York<br /> Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing<br /> Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago<br /> The Conservation Center, Chicago<br /> DePaul Art Museum, Chicago<br /> Human Rights Watch<br /> Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago<br /> The Joyce Foundation<br /> MOSTYN, Llandudno<br /> National YoungArts Foundation, Miami<br /> Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Chicago<br /> ProjectArt, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh<br /> The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago<br /> Threewalls, Chicago<br /> University of Chicago Department of Visual Arts, Chicago</p> </div> Thu, 31 May 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/5/here-s-the-exhibitor-list-for-expo-chicago-2018 /news/2018/5/here-s-the-exhibitor-list-for-expo-chicago-2018 10 Reasons You Need to Visit Chicago This Year <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Cond&eacute; Nast Traveler&nbsp;</h3> <p>From world-class museums and award-winning food and drink to a thriving live music scene, soaring architecture, and miles of waterways and green space, Chicago is a veritable playground to the culturalist. With so much to see and do, planning an itinerary can overwhelm tourists and longtime residents alike. These 10 unique experiences traversing art, music, architecture, film, and food and drink will give you a deeper look at Chicago&rsquo;s local art and culture scene and make you fall in love with the city&mdash;if not for the first time, then all over again.</p> <p>Chicago Friday Night Flights<br /> With more than 60 breweries and counting&mdash;another may well have opened while we typed this sentence&mdash;Chicago has established itself as a leader of the nation&rsquo;s meteoric craft beer movement. Chicago Friday Night Flights, produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Choose Chicago, tours the city and its breweries by neighborhood, bringing local brewers together throughout the summer for an evening of beer and bites. Taste the libations from Pullman, Bridgeport, and Pilsen, or drink up in the city&rsquo;s newest urban recreation waterfront via the Riverwalk event. Warning: Tasting events sell out fast, so plan accordingly.</p> <p>Chosen Few Picnic &amp; Festival<br /> Feel the energy of house music in the city where it was born. Now in its 28th year, the Chosen Few Picnic &amp; Festival evolved from a small gathering of friends behind Chicago&rsquo;s Museum of Science &amp; Industry in 1990 into one of the world&rsquo;s longest-running events dedicated to house music with upwards of 35,000 attendees. On July 7, in sprawling Jackson Park, the Chosen Few DJs&mdash;including originals Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Alan King, Tony Hatchett, and Andre Hatchett&mdash;will preside over 12 hours of soulful dance music, fun, and of course food in the form of abundant picnic spreads. This is, after all, a massive Chicago family reunion.</p> <p>Millennium Park Music &amp; Film Series<br /> Nothing says Americana summer like live music under the stars&mdash;which is partly why Millennium Park&rsquo;s (free!) Summer Music Series remains a favorite among locals. From mid-June through mid-August, Jay Pritzker Pavilion hosts free performances spanning jazz, indie rock, and vintage reggae. Unfurl your picnic blanket beneath Frank Gehry&rsquo;s captivating steel trellis, crack open a Goose Island ale (one of a few drink options available for purchase), and soak in the best of the fleeting Chicago summer. More of a movie buff? Each Tuesday from June 5 to Aug. 21, come see your favorite films on a 40-ft. LED screen at Jay Pritzker Pavilion and on the Great Lawn. Before each feature the ChicagoMade Shorts program will screen an original work by a local filmmaker. Or get out and see Chicago&rsquo;s other beautiful parks with 200-plus screenings showing citywide through the Chicago Park District&rsquo;s 17th annual Movies in the Parks.</p> <p>Chicago Gourmet<br /> Gearing up for its eleventh year this September, Bon App&eacute;tit presents Chicago Gourmet continues to grow alongside the public&rsquo;s swelling appetite. Kicking off Sept. 28 with the Hamburger Hop&reg;, a delicious showdown to determine the city&rsquo;s best burger, the event boasts three jam-packed days of celebrity chef&ndash;led cooking demos on two stages, wine and mixology seminars serving up the coolest trends in a glass, and an unmatched lineup of tastings featuring hundreds of renowned brewers, vintners, and spirits makers plus 250 of Chicago&rsquo;s best chefs and restaurants&mdash;at beautiful Millennium Park. Tickets go fast; get yours and bring your appetite.</p> <p>Art Design Chicago<br /> Appreciate Chicago&rsquo;s singular art and design fingerprint through this citywide initiative. Spearheaded and funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Art Design Chicago reveals little-known narratives of ingenuity and perseverance and provides new insights on Chicago&rsquo;s enduring influence on fine and decorative arts, graphic and commercial design, product development, and film. Among the more than 30 exhibitions taking place throughout the year are Arte Dise&ntilde;o Xic&aacute;go, a look at the Mexican experience from the World&rsquo;s Columbian Exposition up to the Civil Rights Era, at Pilsen&rsquo;s National Museum of Mexican Art (through August 19), and a retrospective of preeminent Black Renaissance artist Charles White (June 8 through September 3 at the Art Institute of Chicago).</p> <p>Bobby&rsquo;s Bike Hike<br /> Make the most of Chicago&rsquo;s increasingly bike-friendly status with an easygoing cycle tour from Bobby&rsquo;s Bike Hike, the city&rsquo;s oldest bike tour operator. Experienced guides take riders of all ages and fitness levels along bike paths past sights spanning leafy historic neighborhoods, towering skyscrapers, sprawling parks, and bygone gangster haunts&mdash;offering a delightful mixture of knowledge and sass. Wide-ranging tours include &ldquo;City Lights at Night Tour,&rdquo; &ldquo;Lakefront Neighborhoods Bike Tour,&rdquo; and the &ldquo;Bikes, Bites &amp; Brews Tour,&rdquo; which samples both stalwart and up-and-coming food and beer.</p> <p>EXPO CHICAGO<br /> Each September, this international exposition of modern and contemporary art kicks off the fall art season, playing host to preeminent international art galleries alongside one of the highest-quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture at historic Navy Pier. Provocative discussions and exhibits showcase what&rsquo;s hot on the world art stage. This year&rsquo;s edition aligns with Art Design Chicago to present various programs and events from performances to panel discussions to screening events throughout EXPO ART WEEK, September 24&ndash;30.</p> <p>Open House Chicago<br /> Ever wanted to sneak into a beautiful repurposed mansion, a historic music venue that&rsquo;s closed for renovation, or an exclusive private club? For 48 hours each October, the Chicago Architecture Foundation validates these roguish impulses via Open House Chicago, a free public festival that grants behind-the-scenes access to some 200 buildings scattered across the city&rsquo;s 77 neighborhoods. Get an inside look at such historic sites as a stunning Art Deco apartment in Hyde Park, a warehouse filled with movie props, and a former hotel from the 1893 World&rsquo;s Columbian Exposition, featuring a vine-draped atrium. Keep an eye out for this year&rsquo;s list of sites, coming in September.</p> <p>John Singer Sargent and Chicago&rsquo;s Gilded Age Exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago<br /> Famous turn-of-the-century portraitist John Singer Sargent lived much of his life abroad, but his lesser-known Chicago exhibitions left an indelible mark, helping elevate the city to become the recognized center for contemporary art it remains today. From July through September at the Regenstein Hall at The Art Institute of Chicago (where Sargent showed several times during his storied career), explore the artist&rsquo;s creative accomplishments, relationships, and impact on Chicago through roughly 100 objects amassed from the museum collection, private collections, and public institutions. Beyond the man himself, you&rsquo;ll delve into the Second City&rsquo;s Gilded Age within the context of a modernizing international art scene at the turn of the 20th century.</p> <p>Architectural Boat Tours<br /> As the weather warms up, arguably the best way to take in Chicago&rsquo;s towering architecture is by boat. From speedboat tours to a seasonal water taxi, you&rsquo;ll find numerous options for doing some inspired floating on Chicago&rsquo;s enchanting waterways. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise (colloquially known as Chicago&rsquo;s First Lady Cruises) offers a terrific glimpse into the city&rsquo;s riverfront via comprehensive 90-minute tours of more than 50 buildings. CAF-vetted docents guide you through the architectural styles that helped fill in the city&rsquo;s skyline, and share the oft-colorful stories of the people who designed and built them. Did we mention that each floating vessel sports a full bar? First Lady Cruises depart from Riverside Gardens on the Riverwalk at Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. from late spring to late fall.</p> </div> Tue, 15 May 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/5/10-reasons-you-need-to-visit-chicago-this-year /news/2018/5/10-reasons-you-need-to-visit-chicago-this-year EXPO CHICAGO Expands 2018 Talks Program and Adds Professional Forum <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>ARTnews<br /> By Annie Armstrong&nbsp;</h3> <p>The Expo Chicago art fair is expanding its programming for 2018, with an off-site edition of its &ldquo;/Dialogues&rdquo; discussion program at the Venice Architecture Biennale in May and, at the hometown fair in September, more talks in addition to a first-time Professionals Forum to convene specialists in mind of &ldquo;managing, selling, and acquiring a contemporary collection,&rdquo; according to an announcement.</p> <p>On May 27, the U.S. Pavilion at the&nbsp;Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy will host /Dialogues talks with Chicago-based artists and architects including Shani Crowe, Amanda Williams, and Andres L. Hernandez, with moderation by Stephanie Cristello.</p> <p>Later in the fall, at the Expo fair scheduled for September 27-30 in Chicago, the&nbsp;/Dialogues program will be held in conjunction with Art Design Chicago (a citywide initiative led by the Terra Foundation for American Art) and will feature performance, panel discussion, and screening events involving Brendan Fernandes, Sarah Thornton, Gerald Williams (on &ldquo;AfriCOBRA: Chicago in the Age of Black Power&rdquo;), Torkwase Dyson and Kay Rosen (on &ldquo;Alterity and the Exhibition Environment: Feminist History of Alternative Spaces in Chicago&rdquo;), Theaster Gates, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>The inaugural Professionals Forum at the fair will assemble arts professionals including attorneys and advisors&mdash;as well as a former FBI art crime analyst&mdash;around the subject of &ldquo;growing legal issues of fraudulent activity in art and strategies to subside it.&rdquo; The daylong program will be presented in partnership with Northern Trust and Art V&eacute;rit&eacute;.</p> <p>In a statement, Stephanie Cristello, Expo&rsquo;s director of programming, said the fair&rsquo;s new programming &ldquo;allows us to examine the integration of different histories that have contributed to our contemporary moment.&rdquo;</p> </div> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2018/4/expo-chicago-expands-2018-talks-program-and-adds-professional-forum /news/2018/4/expo-chicago-expands-2018-talks-program-and-adds-professional-forum Special Program Curators Named for 2018 EXPO CHICAGO <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Artforum&nbsp;</h3> <p>Grace Halio of&nbsp;Artnews&nbsp;reports that curators Pablo Le&oacute;n de la Barra, Anna Gritz, and Justine Ludwig will curate three special projects at the 2018 EXPO CHICAGO art fair. Pablo Le&oacute;n de la Barra, curator at large at the Guggenheim Foundation, will oversee large-scale installations for the &ldquo;In/Situ&rdquo; program; &ldquo;Expo Video&rdquo; will be supervised by Anna Gritz, a curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art; and Dallas Contemporary chief curator and deputy director Justine Ludwig will be in charge of &ldquo;Exposure,&rdquo; a project for emerging artists.</p> <p>Tony Karman, EXPO CHICAGO&rsquo;s president and director, said, &ldquo;Our 2018 program curators bring a broad range of experience, international perspective, and influence to our seventh edition, and I am confident that their work will profoundly extend the legacy of excellence in our programming.&rdquo;</p> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0600 /news/2018/1/special-program-curators-named-for-2018-expo-chicago /news/2018/1/special-program-curators-named-for-2018-expo-chicago EXPO CHICAGO Announces 2018 Special Project Curators <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>ARTnews<br /> By Grace Halio&nbsp;</h3> <p>Expo Chicago announced today the curators that have been selected for three of its programs&mdash;&ldquo;In/Situ,&rdquo; &ldquo;Expo Video,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Exposure.&rdquo; The seventh edition of the fair will run from September 27&ndash;30 at Chicago&rsquo;s Navy Pier and will feature over 135 galleries.</p> <p>&ldquo;In/Situ,&rdquo; which showcases large-scale installations, will be organized by Guggenheim Museum curator at large Pablo Le&oacute;n de la Barra. KW Institute for Contemporary Art curator Anna Gritz will helm &ldquo;Expo Video,&rdquo; which is devoted to moving-image works, and Dallas Contemporary deputy director and chief curator Justine Ludwig will return for a second year to oversee &ldquo;Exposure,&rdquo; which highlights emerging artists represents galleries that have been in business for eight years or less.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our 2018 program curators bring a broad range of experience, international perspective, and influence to our seventh edition, and I am confident that their work will profoundly extend the legacy of excellence in our programming,&rdquo; Expo Chicago president and director Tony Karman said in a statement.</p> <p>Though Expo Chicago has yet to announce the exhibitors for its forthcoming edition, a release noted that the 11-person selection committee is comprised of gallerists Stefania Bortolami, Chris D&rsquo;Amelio, Rhona Hoffman, and Jessica Silverman, among others.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:00 -0600 /news/2018/1/expo-chicago-announces-2018-special-project-curators /news/2018/1/expo-chicago-announces-2018-special-project-curators The Roundhouse is a stunner, and the art show is good, too <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Chicago Tribune&nbsp;<br /> By Lori Waxman&nbsp;</h3> <p>The most jaw-dropping new art space in Chicago isn&rsquo;t a multimillion-dollar museum expansion designed by a five-star architect and funded by a major capital campaign.</p> <p>That may be the international trend inaugurated in 1997 by&nbsp;Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, and which continues unabated on Saadiyat Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where the Louvre is building a subsidiary by&nbsp;Jean Nouvel. Chicago&rsquo;s entries into the category include&nbsp;Renzo Piano&rsquo;s elegant but dull Modern Wing for the Art Institute and, most recently, the&nbsp;MCA&rsquo;s smart and hip renovation of its public spaces by Johnston and Marklee.</p> <p>No, the venue that everyone and their mother should visit right away is the Roundhouse, a former horse stable in Washington Park that&rsquo;s been closed to the public for decades. It&rsquo;s hardly a barn, though. Built in 1880 by architect and planner Daniel Burnham, the 61,000-square-foot stone structure extends off a monumental central gallery crowned with pretty windows and a wooden starburst ceiling that rises atop impossibly narrow steel columns.</p> <p>Until Oct. 29, the Roundhouse will be filled with &ldquo;Singing Stones,&rdquo; an exhibition by a group of 11 artists and one collective from France and Chicago. Curated by Katell Jaffres of the Palais de Tokyo, the famed contemporary art center in Paris, there isn&rsquo;t too much to make of the French connection, other than bilingual wall texts, awkward translations and the notable fact that it works. &ldquo;Singing Stones&rdquo; offers an unpredictable variety of artworks, by a unique array of emerging artists, installed just so in an extraordinary space. If only most exhibitions could get that much right.</p> <p>Highlights include Andrew Schachman&rsquo;s &ldquo;Observatory,&rdquo; a plain wooden podium that visitors can ascend to get a good look around. From it, bask in the glory of Cauleen Smith&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Right Time, Before and After,&rdquo; an ever-changing rainbow of light that streams through the rotunda&rsquo;s windows thanks to mismatched cinema filters. Follow Smith&rsquo;s prism as it casts its colors around the space, marking time and artworks as it passes.</p> <p>Wind sensuously through Thomas Teurlai&rsquo;s &ldquo;Scores for Bodies and Machines,&rdquo; a dense tangle of black-and-white paper scrolls hung from above. At its center sit three photocopiers, upon whose glass two dancers pressed their bodies during opening-day performances in order to generate the hundreds of facsimiles that make up the installation.</p> <p>Pause to be baffled by Guillaume Leblon&rsquo;s five white curtains, hard wavy walls cast from resin that resemble giant sheets of lasagna and hover magically an inch above the concrete floor. Caught between their folds are sculptures of an orange, a child&rsquo;s torso, a slice of watermelon, a fish and other items that a surrealist might have encountered on an urban stroll.</p> <p>Rest for a moment on Raphael Zarka&rsquo;s &ldquo;Paving Space,&rdquo; a dozen angular solid oak shapes that intertwine in innumerable reconfigurations to form seats, nooks, benches and a bespoke skateboarding ramp. (A video shows skaters performing tricks atop the artwork in other venues.) Wish for a skateboard and some related skills.</p> <p>Wander tentatively through Wilfrid Almendra&rsquo;s maze of mottled glass pavilions. Find among them a stack of ethereally concrete poems written by a Portuguese friend of the artist and a pair of rocks mysteriously connected to the building via copper wires. Wonder what&rsquo;s being transmitted. Be careful not to bump into the scrappy sculptures of Dorian Gaudin, all spindly metal, plastic plants and simple motors. Don&rsquo;t be too startled when they move.</p> <p>Finally, circle around the Floating Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Echo Location,&rdquo; a ring of steel shelves that displays a show within the show. It&rsquo;s all about reflection: a video by Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini bounces off plexiglass sheets that angle above horizontal monitors; 3-D printed copies of busts from the collection of the DuSable Museum of African American History begin with precision but progress through doubling and tripling; more traditional models of architectural elements of the Roundhouse enshrine the surroundings. The Floating Museum &mdash; a collective made up of Schachman, Avery R. Young, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Faheem Majeed &mdash; proposes an idea of museums for today: adaptive, communal, open, temporary.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a bold gesture to make from inside &ldquo;Singing Stones,&rdquo; which marks the first and for now the only public use that has been made of the Roundhouse since the Park District turned it into a storage facility in the 1930s. The DuSable, across the street, took over the lease of the building in the early aughts with plans for an ambitious expansion that has started and stopped and now, hopefully, started again. The space remains a grand and beautiful shell in need of millions of dollars of work.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s money that visual arts museums seem constantly able to raise for their own shiny new building projects &mdash; from Chicago to Saadiyat Island &mdash; thanks in part to the vast prestige of contemporary art and the deep pockets and excellent connections of those individuals, corporations and governmental figures who wish to be associated with it.</p> <p>Maybe the all-consuming force of gentrification that so often follows in art&rsquo;s wake can here be wielded for something better. Maybe some of the attention brought to the Roundhouse via &ldquo;Singing Stones&rdquo; &mdash; and its partnerships with&nbsp;Expo Chicago, the Architecture Biennial, the Institut Francais and the French Embassy &mdash; can be diverted from the pure pleasure of seeing good art in a great place to seeing that great place become the extended home of an institution that really needs it: the DuSable.</p> <p>&ldquo;Singing Stones&rdquo; runs through Oct. 29 at the Roundhouse, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600,&nbsp;www.expochicago.com/programs/palais-de-tokyo-hors-les-murs.</p> <p>Lori Waxman is a freelance critic.</p> </div> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0500 /news/2017/10/the-roundhouse-is-a-stunner-and-the-art-show-is-good-too /news/2017/10/the-roundhouse-is-a-stunner-and-the-art-show-is-good-too What Sold at EXPO CHICAGO <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>Artsy<br /> Written by Anna Louie Sussman</h3> <p>Twenty years ago, when Kavi Gupta opened his eponymous&nbsp;gallery&nbsp;in Chicago&rsquo;s West Loop neighborhood, the art scene in Chicago was &ldquo;completely dead,&rdquo; he said. Chicago&rsquo;s own artists tended to flee to New York as soon as their work was deemed significant, but rent was cheap, and he was able to eventually buy two large exhibition spaces as well as an 11,000-square-foot warehouse that includes a workshop to help artists fabricate large-scale works and vast amounts of storage space. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We can do so much with our artists here,&rdquo; he said, from fabrication to inventory management, thanks to the availability of large, inexpensive space in a city that stretches out across 237 square miles. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s being in Chicago, you can&rsquo;t do that in any other city.&rdquo;</p> <p>Today, Gupta&rsquo;s gallery represents some of the world&rsquo;s most sought-after artists, including&nbsp;Mickalene Thomas,&nbsp;Irena Haiduk, who showed at Documenta 14, and&nbsp;McArthur Binion, who showed at the&nbsp;Venice Biennalethis summer. His booth at&nbsp;EXPO Chicago, which opened Wednesday, was bustling with visitors and had seen brisk sales. And the West Loop has become a trendy neighborhood with new condo buildings and several of the city&rsquo;s best restaurants, including avec, where many exhibitors and collectors had dinner post-fair.</p> <p>Gupta credited Tony Karman, EXPO Chicago&rsquo;s director since 2011, with helping revitalize the city&rsquo;s art scene. Chicago has, for decades, had some of the world&rsquo;s most prestigious art institutions and a sophisticated group of collectors, but Karman, Gupta noted, has brought everyone together in support of the city&rsquo;s cultural scene&mdash;from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose photo and personal note appear in the fair&rsquo;s promotional materials, to the institutions, collectors, universities, and even non-profit organizations from the U.S. and abroad.</p> <p>&ldquo;He&rsquo;s using [the fair] as this thing that&rsquo;s beyond a trade show,&rdquo; Gupta said. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s using it as a catalytic moment to shift the cultural makeup of the city.&rdquo;</p> <p>By Thursday afternoon, Gupta had placed Chicago-based artist&nbsp;Nick Cave&rsquo;s&nbsp;Hustle Coat&nbsp;(2017), two 2016 paintings by&nbsp;James Krone,&nbsp;Onappol-Lechard&nbsp;and&nbsp;Onish-Th&rsquo;Apaar, as well as works by&nbsp;Manish Nai&nbsp;for a range of $18,000 to $75,000. Nai was also featured in the In/Situ program of large-scale works placed around the fair, and curated by Florence Derieux.&nbsp;Tony Tasset&rsquo;s&nbsp;Untitled (Snowman)&nbsp;(2017) sold for between $120,000 and $150,000.</p> <p>Karman had a lot to work with when he came to the fair. As many dealers noted, the city&rsquo;s support for the arts extends back at least a century, when local families such as the Palmers and the Bartletts went to Europe and bought the&nbsp;Impressionist&nbsp;and&nbsp;Post-Impressionist&nbsp;paintings that now form the core of the&nbsp;Art Institute of Chicago&rsquo;s famed collection. In 1978, Chicago became one of the first cities to pass a Percentage For Art Ordinance, requiring public art as part of the development or renovation of municipal buildings. Most visitors get a taste of it at Millennium Park, home to&nbsp;Anish Kapoor&rsquo;s famous reflective silver&nbsp;Cloud Gate&nbsp;(2006; also known as the &ldquo;Bean&rdquo;), but public art is visible all around the city, on the many open plazas in front of office and municipal buildings. It&rsquo;s a reminder of how much space the city has to spare, and provides a sharp contrast to New York, where, despite having its own percent-for-art ordinance in place, space constraints make it hard to imagine a real estate developer leaving a single square inch unmonetized.</p> <p>Chicago is the country&rsquo;s third-largest by population, after New York and Los Angeles, and has a diverse economy spanning healthcare, insurance, financial services, technology, agriculture, manufacturing, and the arts. The city and its surrounding metro areas are home to 32 Fortune 500 companies, and Mayor Emanuel is hoping to add Amazon to that list (Google&rsquo;s Midwest headquarters are in Chicago, too).</p> <p>With its high-skilled labor pool, &ldquo;Chicago as a business destination continues to attract marquee companies,&rdquo; said Mac MacLellan, Central Region President of Northern Trust Wealth Management, citing Boeing, McDonald&rsquo;s, and agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland Company.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s that professional class that Karman is hoping to cultivate into a new generation of collectors. He&rsquo;s doing so by working alongside the city&rsquo;s institutions, many of which have vibrant young collectors committees, and by bringing the world&rsquo;s top galleries to their backyard. In its sixth edition as EXPO Chicago, the fair featured 135 galleries from 25 countries, many of them&mdash;Gagosian,&nbsp;Tina Kim Gallery,&nbsp;L&eacute;vy Gorvy,&nbsp;Galerie Frank Elbaz, and Standard (Oslo) included&mdash;appearing for the first time. Karman has gone out of his way to court them; many of those interviewed said their reason for coming was, simply, &ldquo;Tony convinced me.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;There is no question that in the very short time of this fair, individuals that had both the means and the potential want now are beginning collections that I guarantee will begin to rival many in the future,&rdquo; said Karman. &ldquo;And it&rsquo;s because the international art world came to them.&rdquo;</p> <p>Karman also credited the mayor for &ldquo;getting it,&rdquo; by recognizing how important culture is to a city&rsquo;s vitality and economy. He said the city made producing the fair and its ancillary activities effortless, and even partnered with EXPO to present public works such as a digital billboard series, &ldquo;OVERRIDE,&rdquo; of works by 12 international artists currently on view around the city.</p> <p>Karman has also brought major curatorial depth to the fair, thanks in large part to the Curatorial Forum (now in its third iteration) he launched, which sponsors roughly two dozen curators to spend time in and around Chicago&rsquo;s museums, artists, and dealers, visiting studios and galleries, and also in dialogue with one another, during the fair.</p> <p>Matthew Witkovsky, curator and chair of the Art Institute of Chicago&rsquo;s photography department, said that gave the fair a less commercial tone than others he has attended.</p> <p>&ldquo;The things that come out of a fair like this are different,&rdquo; he said on opening night. &ldquo;They have more to do with exhibitions, with site-specific projects, or making connections that will help sustain an artist&rsquo;s career. That could come a bit at the expense of selling that one work on that wall, but it&rsquo;s a tradeoff.&rdquo;</p> <p>Despite the fact that EXPO claims the mantle of an international fair, there&rsquo;s no getting around Chicago&rsquo;s hometown boosterism, and many booths played to that local pride in hopes of seeing their works join the city&rsquo;s great collections. Prominent Chicago collectors spotted at the fair included the dancer Jay Franke, Marilyn and Larry Fields, and David and Nancy Frej. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mathias Rastorfer, a partner at Switzerland&rsquo;s&nbsp;Galerie Gmurzynska, paid homage to the city&rsquo;s strong tradition of public sculpture in his booth, which greeted fairgoers at the entrance with a bronze sculpture by&nbsp;Joan Mir&oacute;&nbsp;in front of a black-and-white photo of the 39-foot-high concrete statue of the same form that sits in Chicago&rsquo;s Brunswick Building Plaza.</p> <p>Inside the booth were four fantastical curtained-off &ldquo;rooms&rdquo; made from colorful vintage textiles and sewn by Fendi&rsquo;s seamstresses in Rome and Milan, intended to evoke the private viewing rooms of&nbsp;Renaissancenobility. Much as the aristocracy would use them to withdraw from the chaos of daily life to spend meditative time with their artworks, today&rsquo;s collectors can take a breather from the fair in one of these little solitary oases. The works inside, and on the walls, all had a Chicago connection. Gallery staff had spent months researching its artists&rsquo; links to the city, such as&nbsp;Christo&rsquo;s wrapping of the Museum of Contemporary Art in 1969, or&nbsp;Robert Indiana&rsquo;s studies at the&nbsp;Art Institute of Chicago&nbsp;in the early 1950s. As of Wednesday night, Gmurzynska had placed an untitled work by&nbsp;Kurt Schwitters&nbsp;for around $400,000 and an untitled&nbsp;Louise Nevelson&nbsp;from 1959 for around $160,000, both to private Chicago collectors. &nbsp;</p> <p>Rastorfer and other dealers described Chicago collectors in general as &ldquo;sophisticated,&rdquo; &ldquo;serious,&rdquo; and &ldquo;thoughtful.&rdquo; Nearly everyone contrasted EXPO&rsquo;s slow and steady pace to, say, the rush of Art Basel in Miami Beach, but most seemed confident they&rsquo;d have a successful fair.</p> <p>New York&rsquo;s&nbsp;David Nolan Gallery&nbsp;was also capitalizing on Chicago&rsquo;s famous hometown boosterism. Nolan, who sits on the fair&rsquo;s selection committee, brought several of his Chicago-born or -based artists, including&nbsp;David Hartt&nbsp;and&nbsp;Julia Fish. By the start of the weekend the gallery had sold a mahogany sculpture by&nbsp;Mel Kendrick&nbsp;for $70,000,&nbsp;Wardell Milan&rsquo;s much-discussed&nbsp;The new sun will warm our proud and naked bodies&nbsp;(2016), and an untitled 2016 graphite drawing by Chicago artist&nbsp;Jim Nutt. Sale prices ranged from $15,000 to around $80,000, said George Newall, associate director at the gallery.</p> <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s a huge dedication to local artists, real pride and support,&rdquo; said Newall, &ldquo;but also a great taste for the international scene. It goes both ways.&rdquo; He said the gallery has established strong relationships with collectors who come back year after year for &ldquo;repeat purchases,&rdquo; and described the community as &ldquo;very warm and engaged.&rdquo;</p> <p>Local gallery&nbsp;Corbett vs. Dempsey&nbsp;started in 2004 and has become a champion for Chicago artists, even as it expanded its roster to include national and international artists. One early step, said partner John Corbett, was bringing those Chicago artists to international fairs such as Art Cologne and Frieze Masters. Seeing their work hanging alongside other world-class artists in an international context bolstered the confidence of local collectors in the strength of the artists&rsquo; work, and the gallery&rsquo;s program more broadly.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a way for people back home to understand the viability of the work,&rdquo; Corbett said, adding that he has since stopped doing both of those fairs due to the exhaustion and expense. And with a great fair in his own backyard, he and his small staff (they are six in all) can reduce their fair travel.</p> <p>At EXPO, he had sold a&nbsp;Karl Wirsum&nbsp;drawing, as well as works by Chicago artist&nbsp;Morris Barazani, including&nbsp;Solid Sky; a textile work by LA-based&nbsp;Christina Forrer; and pieces by&nbsp;Magalie Gu&eacute;rin,&nbsp;Lui Shtini, and&nbsp;Bryan Calvin, only one of which was pre-sold. He described Chicago&rsquo;s art market as somewhere between New York&rsquo;s and Dallas&rsquo;s&mdash;not quite as small and tightly knit as in Dallas, where the overlap between collectors and museum trustees is almost 100%, but not as diffuse as New York&rsquo;s. He said that there was nonetheless still &ldquo;a long way to go&rdquo; in cultivating the next generation of collectors. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;What we&rsquo;re seeing right now is the&nbsp;potential&nbsp;for a real transformative thing happening in Chicago in terms of arts patronage in the broadest sense,&rdquo; Corbett said. &ldquo;How that actually plays out is still to be seen, but I think a fair like this is extremely important in that ecosystem.&rdquo;</p> <p>Frank Elbaz, owner of the Paris- and Dallas-based Galerie Frank Elbaz, was one of Karman&rsquo;s new recruits. Participating in EXPO Chicago made sense as part of his strategy to cultivate a deep U.S. collector base (setting up shop in Dallas&nbsp;was another component of this strategy), but he said Karman&rsquo;s aggressive courtship was decisive. Karman invited the gallery to visit Chicago and set up a jam-packed schedule of meetings with collectors and museum curators over the course of two days for gallery director Danielle Cardoso Maia.</p> <p>&ldquo;Like that, you can smell the city,&rdquo; said Elbaz. He and Maia concluded it was fragrant. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;For most European people, Chicago, it&rsquo;s like the Sleeping Beauty&rdquo; of the U.S. market, Elbaz said. &ldquo;We knew the Chicago art fair was big 30 years ago, but now maybe there is a kind of revival, thanks to Tony Karman and the fair.&rdquo;</p> <p>Elbaz said he and his team had put in a lot of work ahead of the fair connecting with the curators and collectors who would be in attendance (their names were provided by the fair). He sold a work by Mangelos to a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a piece by Julije Knifer to another collector. Neither work sold right out of the booth to someone walking in, but both were peripheral sales that wouldn&rsquo;t have resulted without his presence at the fair, he said. That left him a little time on Thursday to watch on his laptop as his football team, Nice, beat Zulte Waregem in the Europa League, 5-1.</p> <p>L&eacute;vy Gorvy was another international gallery with a first-time presence at EXPO Chicago, lured, again, by Karman&rsquo;s enthusiasm and efforts. Emilio Steinberger, the gallery&rsquo;s senior director, said Karman had done a great job bringing curators and museums from not just Chicago but the surrounding area. The gallery decided to bring only artists it represents on a primary market basis, to give its program and some of its less well-known artists exposure to the region&rsquo;s collectors.</p> <p>&ldquo;It wasn&rsquo;t rushing in like Basel, or Frieze; it was a really nice steady flow&rdquo; on opening night, Steinberger said. The gallery sold several works off the bat, ones that Steinberger said he&rsquo;s &ldquo;wanted to place in the area.&rdquo; Those included a large untitled 2004 painting by&nbsp;Pat Steir&nbsp;for an asking price of $550,000, an untitled 1968 work by&nbsp;Carol Rama&nbsp;for an asking price of $350,000, and&nbsp;The Underground Rises Again&nbsp;(2015), a large white canvas with metal studs by&nbsp;Dan Colen, who joined the gallery this year, for an asking price of $250,000.</p> <p>Amsterdam- and New York-based&nbsp;Grimm Gallery, which was returning for the second year, took two booths, one in the main gallery section, and a project booth for a solo presentation by U.K. artist&nbsp;Charles Avery. Grimm sold American artist&nbsp;Matthew Day Jackson&#39;s&nbsp;Destroyed by Fire (Painter on His Way to Work)&nbsp;(2017) for $60,000, and several paintings by&nbsp;Caroline Walker&nbsp;for between &pound;2,850 and &pound;3,100. Gallery owner Jorg Grimm said he was very pleased with the booth&rsquo;s prominent placement near the entrance to the fair, and noted he had made connections with prominent curators, including Steven Bridges from&nbsp;The Broad, where one of his artists, the Chicago-based artist&nbsp;Daniel G. Baird, is currently being exhibited. He also met Jean de Loisy and Jean-Baptiste de Beauvais from&nbsp;Palais de Tokyo; the French museum is one of EXPO Chicago&rsquo;s partners for a group show at the DuSable Museum of African American History.</p> <p>Also returning to EXPO Chicago was New York&rsquo;s&nbsp;Bortolami. The gallery&rsquo;s Emma Fernberger said the gallery had been doing the fair for at least four years, brought back year-in, year-out by the city&rsquo;s sophisticated, serious collectors. The institutions, she said emphatically, are &ldquo;fantastic.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s slow, but it always winds up being successful,&rdquo; Fernberger said. &ldquo;We have great relationships with the institutions here and the collectors, and they&rsquo;ve always been very supportive of us, so it always feels nice to come back here.&rdquo;</p> <p>As of Thursday, the gallery had placed a large blue-and-white striped work by&nbsp;Daniel Buren,&nbsp;On Ash &ndash; 2 25 elements, November, 1989, situated work(2017), for around $160,000. Fernberger explained that the works were double-dated because the originals had burned down in a storage fire, so he revisited the series in 2017.</p> <p>Younger galleries also did well at the fair. Los Angeles&rsquo;s&nbsp;Shulamit Nazariansold a number of works by&nbsp;Genevieve Gaignard, currently in a show at New York&rsquo;s&nbsp;Studio Museum of Harlem, by Thursday. They included the final prints of&nbsp;Basic Cable &amp; Chill&nbsp;&nbsp;and of&nbsp;Kathleen,&nbsp;both within an edition of three photographs, for around $3,000 and $4,000, respectively, and&nbsp;Ain&rsquo;t I a Woman, for around $6,000, as well as two sculptures for $4,250 to $6,000, and photographs from each of the works that debuted at EXPO. Senior director Seth Curcio said the works had all gone to private collectors, about half of whom were based in cities outside of Chicago, the other half local.</p> <p>Los Angeles gallery&nbsp;Anat Ebgi&nbsp;returned for a second year, after winning the Northern Trust Purchase Prize last year, through which&nbsp;Emerald Waters(New Beverly)&nbsp;(2016) by&nbsp;Neil Raitt&nbsp;was acquired for the&nbsp;DePaul Art Museum. Director Stefano di Paola said the attention from last year&rsquo;s prize helped the gallery&rsquo;s sales this year; he&rsquo;d already placed five out of six works by&nbsp;Alec Egan&nbsp;for between $6,500 and $20,000, with a few of them coming from pre-sales.</p> <p>&ldquo;Chicago is very relationship-based and the clientele is very thoughtful,&rdquo; di Paola said. &ldquo;I find that they&rsquo;re very into political work, work by artists of color, these non-normative narratives,&rdquo; he said, calling these themes &ldquo;an important facet&rdquo; of some of the private collections he had been able to see, and from his discussions with collectors about their interests. That makes sense for a fair that drew the likes of Martin (Marty) Nesbitt, one of former President Barack Obama&rsquo;s closest friends and the chair of Obama&rsquo;s foundation, who is also a prominent local collector.</p> <p>Wendi Norris, a San Francisco gallerist, was returning for her fourth time, with a selection of works by three artists, all in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, which Norris said was her &ldquo;sweet spot&rdquo; for EXPO. As of Thursday, she had sold five works by&nbsp;Firelei B&aacute;ez, two to the J.P. Morgan Chase Collection, two to major museum trustees, and one to a private collection. Several of the works that sold were not at the booth, but were sold at the fair. All of the works carried a notable political, social or environmental message, and Norris agreed with di Paola that the appetite is strong for political works among Chicago collectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s edition of EXPO Chicago featured not just political art, but also political causes.&nbsp;Human Rights Watch&nbsp;had a booth with a work called&nbsp;Tea Project, 780 cast porcelain cups, one for each of the 780 Muslim men detained, almost all without any charges, in the U.S. detention site at Guantanamo Bay. The cups are modeled after Styrofoam teacups, engraved with flowers from the detainees&rsquo; countries, and are displayed alongside tea recipes from each of those countries. The Natural Resources Defense Council had a stunning sculpture by Chicago-based art collective Luftwerk,&nbsp;White Wanderer, inspired by the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, which broke off into the sea this summer. Both non-profits were given their booths free of charge, thanks to Rhona Hoffman, a grande dame of the Chicago art scene who founded her eponymous Chicago&nbsp;gallery&nbsp;41 years ago. Hoffman sits on the Midwest board of both organizations, and had asked Karman to invite them in and use the fair as a site to bring those causes to fairgoers&rsquo; attention using art.</p> <p>She put it another way, though.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m giving away Tony&rsquo;s real estate!&rdquo; she said, laughing.</p> <p>Luckily, it&rsquo;s Chicago, where there&rsquo;s plenty of space for everyone.</p> </div> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0500 /news/2017/9/what-sold-at-expo-chicago /news/2017/9/what-sold-at-expo-chicago Hans Ulrich Obrist to host an interview mini-marathon at EXPO CHICAGO 2018 <div class="block block-rich margin-some arrangement-full text-left"> <h3>The Art Newspaper&nbsp;</h3> <p>The artist Theaster Gates and architect Jeanne Gang are two of the confirmed participants so far.</p> <p>Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Swiss-born curator, art historian, co-director of London&rsquo;s Serpentine Galleries, and esteemed talker is bringing his interview marathon to Expo Chicago next year. Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon, to be held in the grand ballroom of Navy Pier on 29 September 2018 won&rsquo;t be the 24-hour polyphonic platform (as it has been described by Obrist) that purists might desire, but it will last four hours. The artist Theaster Gates and architect Jeanne Gang are two of the confirmed participants so far.&nbsp;Part of Art Design Chicago, the Terra Foundation for American Art Design&rsquo;s multi-institutional initiative, the event will be managed by the Chicago Humanities Festival. Alison Cuddy, the festival&rsquo;s artistic director, said she will be looking for a kaleidoscope of voices who can speak to the idea of what Chicago is becoming: &ldquo;What is the future and who is creating that future?&rdquo; Obrist&rsquo;s archives are housed at Chicago&rsquo;s School of the Art Institute and he credits the late Studs Terkel, the beloved local broadcaster and author, for teaching him the art of interviewing. &ldquo;So Hans as this world famous creator actually has all these deep connections to Chicago &hellip; many creative roads lead back to our city,&rdquo; Cuddy said.</p> </div> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0500 /news/2017/9/hans-ulrich-obrist-to-host-an-interview-mini-marathon-at-expo-chicago-2018 /news/2017/9/hans-ulrich-obrist-to-host-an-interview-mini-marathon-at-expo-chicago-2018