IN/SITU Outside

IN/SITU Outside provides the opportunity for EXPO CHICAGO Exhibitors to present temporary public art installations situated along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods, presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District (CPD), the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and Navy Pier.



Current Installations


The Beach by Snarkitecture. Photo by Noah Kalina.

The Beach Chicago

January 18 – February 3, 2019

Snarkitecture, a New York-based collaborative design practice composed of Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham and Ben Porto will bring their large-scale interactive installation The Beach for its sixth international stop to Navy Pier in alignment with EXPO CHICAGO 2019. The immersive installation is comprised of a tall enclosure which creates a large, open room filled with over a million antimicrobial and recyclable plastic balls along with deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas and signage that mimic the sensation of a day at the beach, complete with a pier hovering over the ‘sea’ of balls from which onlookers can watch and revel in the installation below. Guests of the project experience the familiar social cues and visual sensations of visiting a beach while simultaneously being delighted by the unique and unexpected setting.

Located at Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier.  See public hours and more information here.

Continuing Installations


Justin Brice Guariglia, We Are The Asteroid I, 2018. MARUANI MERCIER. 

Justin Brice Guariglia | We Are The Asteroid I (2018), MARUANI MERCIER 
Presented with Navy Pier and made possible by a grant from Science Rising and the Union of Concerned Scientists

Located at Navy Pier

This Land is Your Land by Iván Navarro | Credit: Courtesy of Iván Navarro and Paul Kasmin Gallery | Photo by Elizabeth Bernstein

Iván NavarroThis Land is Your Land, (2014), Paul Kasmin Gallery
Presented with Navy Pier 

Located at Polk Bros Park, Navy Pier 

Lawrence Weiner. Out of Sight (2016). Courtesy of the Artist and Larry Warsh. 

Lawrence Weiner  | OUT OF SIGHT (2016), Courtesy of the Artist and Larry Warsh
Presented with the Chicago Park District and DCASE

Located at Maggie Daley Park and the 606/ Walsh Park 

Daniel Buren, Attrape-soleil, 2013. Bortolami.

Daniel Buren | Attrape-soleil (2013), Bortolami

Located on Chicago Museum Campus

Mark di Suvero. Magma, 2008-2011. Paula Cooper Gallery.

Mark di Suvero | Magma (2008-2011), Paula Cooper Gallery

Located at Queen's Landing and East of Lakeshore Drive / 53rd Street

Bernar Venet | Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles, 2015 © Bernar Venet. Image courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery. Photo: Dan Bradica

Bernar Venet | Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles (2015), Paul Kasmin Gallery

Located at Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive

Chicago Park District Public Art Installations On View In September


Tom Friedman | Looking Up (2015),  Luhring Augustine Photo ©Sandra Steinbrecher 2016

 Harbet Alpert |  Spirit Totems  (2010–2012), Courtesy of the Artist 
Located at the Field Museum South Steps Plaza

Stella Brown  | South Works Deep Geological Study (2018)
Located at Steelworkers' Park

Tom Friedman | Looking Up (2015), Luhring Augustine
Located at 4700 South Shore Drive 

John Henry | Chevron (2007), Novak Construction
Located at Diversey Harbor Inlet

Thomas Houseago | Large Walking Figure 1 (2013), Hauser & Wirth
Located at Lake Shore Drive Between Bryn Mawr and Foster

Indira Johnson  | 10,000 Ripples (2016), Courtesy of  the Artist and Changing Worlds
Located just East of Iowa Building, North of Museum of Science and Industry

Claes Oldenburg & Coosie Van Bruggen | Architect's Handkerchief (1999), Paula Cooper Gallery
Located at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive

Christopher Wool | Untitled (2013),  Luhring Augustine
Located at Buckingham Fountain Plaza 

Yoko Ono | Sky Landing (2016), Courtesy of the Artist
Located in Jackson Park

Previously on View


Isa Genzken, Two Orchids, 2015. David Zwirner.

Isa GenzkenTwo Orchids (2015), David Zwirner

Roger Hiorns, A retrospective view of the pathway, 2008-17, Foam, compressor, and stainless steel tanks, Dimensions variable. Installation view Navy Pier, Chicago.Photo Credit: Heidi Zeiger Photography

Roger HiornsA retrospective view of the pathway, Luhring Augustine