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Highlights and Surprises: A First Look at EXPO Chicago 2015

by Ionit Behar
In its fourth edition, EXPO Chicago has shown considerable institutional growth, adding new programs and publications, and expanding from 125 galleries in 2012 to 140 from 16 countries in 2015. A few months ago, signs promoting the fair popped up all around the city, boosting expectations for art lovers. Although EXPO is open to the public for just three days, the week of September 14-20—now referred as the EXPO Art Week—is one of the Chicago art scene’s busiest times of the year. Collectors,... [more]
Posted by Ionit Behar on 9/18/15

Art Fair Musical: Setting the Stage for IN/SITU at EXPO CHICAGO

by Caroline Picard
As Chicago approaches the four day run of its annual art fair, the art world becomes increasingly animated with preparations. This is the moment backstage of an as-yet empty auditorium; red carpets are cleaned one last time as painters touch up their back drops and technicians in black clothes hastily test light and sound sequences. Dancers stretch. Producers sweat, fiddling their mobile devices unconsciously. There is a palpable buzz of anticipation — an energy not yet disseminated into the... [more]
Posted by Caroline Picard on 9/16/14

The Sovereign of the Lakes

by James Pepper Kelly
On a humid Thursday, shortly before sunset, taxis and town cars carrying well-coiffed women and men will converge on 600 East Grand Avenue. There, joined by a crowd of somewhat lesser personages on foot, they will step into the belly of the beast: Navy Pier Festival Hall, as redesigned by Studio Gang Architects. After three hours inside the leviathan, touched by “celebratory food and drink” and saturated with art, they will emerge—the faithful—into the rainy night. The unseen moon will be full.... [more]
Posted by James Pepper Kelly on 9/19/13

EXPO CHICAGO Photography Preview

by Alicia Chester
The inaugural EXPO CHICAGO aims to reestablish the city as a premier international art fair destination, taking place in the same location its predecessor of many years, Art Chicago, had inhabited until 1991. Endeavoring to attract the attention of the international art scene, exhibitor highlights include such high profile photographers as Gordon Parks, presented by the Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis) and the Gordon Parks Foundation, and László Moholy-Nagy, presented by Annely Juda Fine Art... [more]
Posted by Alicia Chester on 9/19/12
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