LIMITED-EDITION PRINT BY FACILITY (Nick Cave and Bob Faust)
Building on a celebrated history of artists producing images for the first global contemporary art fair in North and South America, EXPO CHICAGO revives a celebrated tradition of producing an artist-designed, limited-edition print for sale by Nick Cave. The images for the 2019 EXPO CHICAGO limited-edition print are designed by Facility, a Chicago-based creative studio and nonprofit initiative founded by Nick Cave and Bob Faust, and are produced by Landfall Press—the original publisher of the art fair posters from the 1980s and 90s. Drawing upon motifs found in Cave’s early portfolio, these collectible pieces serve as mementos to the city of Chicago. “The poster is very much tied to my work,” Cave shares. “It’s looking at one particular image and layering color on top of color... creating a three-dimensional, vast garden.”
Proceeds for the sale of the print goes to Art For Justice – founded by Agnes Gund making direct grants to artists and advocates focused on safely reducing the prison population, promoting justice reinvestment and creating art that changes the narrative around mass incarceration; the Facility Foundation, which provides scholarships and opportunities for emerging artists, fosters collaborations with like-minded established artists, and partners with outside organizations and institutions to galvanize their outreach programming and EXPO CHICAGO’s Curatorial Initiatives, which seeks to promote the development of curators and foster the international dialogue between artists and institutions in Chicago and the greater Midwest.
Available for purchase now.
Launching EXHIBITION WEEKEND on Thursday, September 24 at 1:00pm CST, EXPO CHICAGO will present a conversation with Nick Cave and Bob Faust, Quintin Williams of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, and Gabrielle Lyon, Executive Director, of Illinois Humanities, with an introduction by philanthropist Agnes Gund, that will explore issues related to mass incarceration, freedom, advocacy, and structural inequity. Co-hosted with EXPO CHICAGO and Marketplace Partner Artsy and presented with media partner Ocula, the panel will take place live on the EXHIBITION Weekend microsite, www.program.expochicago.com.