Special Projects

Special Projects are presented inside Festival Hall and around Navy Pier during select editions of the fair. Featuring a curated selection of projects, the site-specific installation program highlights large-scale and performative works by emerging and established artists.

HIGHER xtn performance at EXPO CHICAGO 2023. Photo by Mario Gallucci.

Bradley McCallum (b. 1966, US)

Inescapable Truths: James Foley’s Indelible Legacy 
Highlights from a public project at Northwestern University

Catharine Clark Gallery 
Booth 344

Inescapable Truths is an exhibition by Bradley McCallum about the devastation of war, the threats to civilians in the crossfire, and the role of journalism in telling these stories. The full exhibition of Inescapable Truths is currently installed on Northwestern University Evanston campus in the Main Library and Dittmar Gallery and is presented by Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Northwestern University Libraries through June 14th, 2024. McCallum uses James Foley’s video footage from the civil wars in Libya and Syria to create oil paintings that he further activates activates with Augmented Reality, allowing viewers to experience Foley’s presence, and the footage that inspired the paintings. Scan the QR Codes on the titles to activate the AR.