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Special Edition: EXPO Chicago #1
by ArtSlant Team


THE SOPHOMORE YEAR: AN INTERVIEW WITH TONY KARMAN

By Thomas Connors

 

Chicago’s rocky road in the art fair business isn’t such a distant memory. But if the second iteration of EXPO CHICAGO – running September 19-22 – proves as appealing as its debut last year, that history may be finally relegated to the category of old news. As exhibitors put the finishing touches to their booths on Navy Pier, the show’s President and Director, Tony Karman, offers a few thoughts on his state of the art.

Thomas Connors: How do you go about positioning the fair worldwide to attract top exhibitors?

Tony Karman: First and foremost was forming a selection committee of extraordinary international dealers. Rhona Hoffman, Anthony Meier, Michael Kohn, and Chris D’Amelio of David Zwirner really set the tone, eliciting and encouraging peers at their level to participate. Ultimately, this is a peer review process. Without that structure, without that stamp of quality, there’s really no reason to be doing this. That’s really the flower that attracts the bees. You have to have a great exhibitor list...

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EDITION: AN INTIMATE FAIR

By Thea Liberty Nichols

EDITION Chicago is a new art fair put together by Andrew Rafacz, principal of the gallery that bears his name, and Carolina Jayaram, Executive Director of Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC). It’s the inaugural year of the fair, but Rafacz and Jayaram both bring over a decade of experience to the table: Rafacz as a gallerist and art fair participant himself, and Jayaram as an arts administrator who, while living in Miami before coming to Chicago, was heavily involved with connecting the professional community there to Art Basel.

Jayaram is quick to point out that “Miami won’t happen here,” in the sense that a web of interconnected fairs like that which occurs during Basel couldn’t be sustained in Chicago. She does say, however, that part of the impetus behind EDITION came from asking, “what we could do as a community around EXPO both to support what Tony (Karman) is doing but also to give artists and dealers in this community who can’t be inside of EXPO an opportunity to take advantage of that time and that weekend”...

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Galerie Lelong - Kiki Smith, Blue Moon II, 2011. Bronze. 1 Moon: 37 x 37 x 2 ½ in. (94 x 94 x 6.4 cm) ; 9 stars (approx: 5 1/2 inches / 13.7 cm diam.) Edition of 3. Image courtesy of EXPO Chicago and the Gallery.

Jessica Silverman GalleryShannon Finley, Spiritual Amnesia, 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 79 x 67 inches / 200 x 170 cm. Image courtesy of EXPO Chicago and the Gallery.

Kavi Gupta Gallery - Roxy Paine, Untitled (Maquette for Lungs). Stainless steel, 2012. 50” W x 40” H x 25” D. Image courtesy of EXPO Chicago and the Gallery.

David Zwirner GalleryChristopher WilliamsHortenkachel / Die Grossformatige BaukeramikManufactured by Keramag m.b.H., Ratingen / Kaufhaus Merkur, Neuss Architects Prof. Dr. Ing. Hentrich und Dipl. Ing. Petschingg, Düsseldorf  / Installation by Firma John Röschinger, Essen / Distributed by ‘Elemental’ BaukeramikVertriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., Ratingen / Commissioned by Horten AG, Düsseldorf, Germany / Studio Rhein Verlag, Düsseldorf, November 7th, 2012 (No. 1), 2012. Inkjet print on cotton rag paper. 18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm) 33 1/2 x 37 inches, framed (85.1 x 94 cm)


Thursday - 9/19

 4 pm - 7 pm: EXPO Vernissage


Friday - 9/20

10 am - 5 pm: Rebecca Morris and Robert Nickle at Corbett vs. Dempsey

10 am - 5:30 pm: Judy Ledgerwood and Spencer Finch at Rhona Hoffman Gallery

11 am - 7 pm: EXPO Open to the public

11 am - 6 pm: Rashid Johnson and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at moniquemeloche

11 am - 6 pm: Rachel Niffenegger at Western Exhibitions

11 am: William J. O’Brien in conversation with Christopher E. Vroom

NOON - 7 pm: EDITION Open to the public

NOON - 6 pm: Scott Fortino at DOCUMENT Space

NOON - 6 pm: Gustavo Diaz and Tracy Marie Taylor at The Mission Projects

12:30 pm: In Conversation // Michelle Grabner on “Work From Home”

12 - 7 pm: FOUNTAIN VIP Preview

12 - 8 pm: Casilda Sánchez at Aspect/Ratio Projects

1 - 5 pm: TUYAU Performance Series -  Dan Paz

2 pm: IMG TXT // Art and Writing for the Digital Screen

2 - 4 pm: TUYAU Performance Series -  Jovencio de la Paz

3:30 pm: In Conversation // Painter, Painter

5 pm: ADAA Presents: Regional Art Capitals // Challenges and Successes

5 - 8 pm: Andrew Holmquist Opening Reception at Carrie Secrist Gallery

5 - 8 pm: Alex Katz Opening Recpetion at Richard Gray Gallery

6 - 8 pm: Wendy White and Pepe Mar Opening Reception at Andrew Rafacz Gallery 

6 - 8 pm: Jim Lutes, Laura Letinsky and Julia Fish Artists Recpetion at Valerie Carberry Gallery

6 - 7 pm: TUYAU Performance Series - Claire Ashley

7pm - Midnight: FOUNTAIN Opening Night Reception


Saturday - 9/21

10 am - 7 pm: EDITION Open to the public

10 am - 5 pm: Rebecca Morris and Robert Nickle at Corbett vs. Dempsey

11 am - 7 pm: EXPO Open to the public

11 am - 6 pm: Rashid Johnson and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at moniquemeloche

11 amJesper Just in conversation with Dean Otto

11 am - 6 pm: Rachel Niffenegger at Western Exhibitions

NOON - 6 pm: Gustavo Diaz and Tracy Marie Taylor at The Mission Projects

NOON - 6 pm: Scott Fortino at DOCUMENT Space

NOON - 7 pm: FOUNTAIN Open to the public

12 - 3 pm: TUYAU Performance Series - Andrew Barco & Sabri Reed

12:30 pm: Bad at Sports // One-on-One: Lisa Cavanaugh, Patrick Moore, Christopher Perry, Jill Arnold

2 pm: Northern Trust Presents: Demystifying Collecting Through Warhol

3 pm - 6 pm: Bad at Sports // One-on-One: Sanford Biggers, Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Jose Lerma

3 - 6 pm: TUYAU Performance Series - Mothergirl

4 - 7 pm: TUYAU Performance Series - Industry of the Ordinary

9 pm: Reuben Wu of Ladytron, DJ set

10 pm: ADULT. 


Sunday - 9/22

11 am - 6 pm: EXPO Open to the public

11 am: Highlight // LaToya Ruby Frazier

11 am - 6 pm: EDITION Open to the public

NOON - 5pm: FOUNTAIN Open to the public

12:30 pm: In conversation: Radical Assemblage // Isa Genzken, Susanne Ghez, Michael Darling

1 - 5 pm: TUYAU Performance Series - Lauren Humphries & Caitlin Ryan

2 pm: In Conversation: The Ephemeral Public, Doreen Remen & Adam Brooks 

3:30 pm: University of Chicago Presents: Artist Talk // Zachary Cahill

5 - 6 pm: TUYAU Performance Series -  Claire Ashley 


                



Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/19/13

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