As is customary art fair practice, Expo Chicago will present a series of special projects at its third edition this September 18 through 21. The six projects include contributions from Chicago-based non-profit 6018North, local artist Erik L. Peterson (whose neon sculpture “Seep” is pictured above), and renowned Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, among others.
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Now going into its third year, Expo Chicago has just released the names of the 134 galleries who will set up shop at the Windy City’s Navy Pier from September 18 to 21. International blue chip galleries David Zwirner, Galerie Karsten Greve, and Galerie Thomas Schulte, among others, are set to return. While a handful of names from last year — Luhring Augustine, Galerie Lelong, Lombard Freid — are absent from this year’s list, several New York galleries are new to the lineup including Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Bortolami, and Van Doren Waxter.
Next month, during the sophomore edition of Expo Chicago, the Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) will launch a new satellite fair called EDITION Chicago and aimed at providing an affordable entry point into the art market for collectors. Slated to run concurrent with Expo, September 20-22, EDITION will be housed at the CAC’s gallery at 217 North Carpenter Street in the West Loop, with 11 invited galleries from all over North America showing participating. (more…)
In September the New York-based Fountain Art Fair will make its official Midwestern debut during Expo Chicago, September 20-22. In light of the ongoing concern for the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts following Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing, the fair’s organizers have opted to make Fountain Chicago’s VIP Preview on September 20 a benefit for the DIA. (more…)
On Tuesday Expo Chicago announced the special exhibitions for the Windy City fair’s sophomore edition, with a lineup of 23 organizations, museums, residency programs, and art schools planning shows to accompany the 130 participating galleries’ booths. Among the special exhibitions are a reconstruction of the library at Wisconsin’s Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) made from reclaimed wood, the Expo Register — a daily, hand-printed newspaper by ACRE resident at Bad at Sports contributor Dana Bassett — and an exhibition of works by students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago curated by noted alum Amanda Ross-Ho. (more…)
At this year’s Expo Chicago fair, running September 19-22 at Navy Pier, one of the museum curators on hand will be the Art Institute of Chicago’s (AIC) prints and drawings curator Mark Pascale, who will be selecting one artwork from the pieces on view to be donated to the Institute’s permanent collection by Northern Trust, the fair’s presenting sponsor. Pascale’s pick will be formally given to the AIC on September 21. (more…)
The rapidly expanding Jersey City arts complex Mana Contemporary — one of ARTINFO’s top 20 art day trips near New York City — has crossed state lines and opened a Chicago outpost. The new facility, located in a landmarked, 300,000-square-foot former industrial building at 2233 South Throop Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of the city. To give you an idea of just how quickly Mana’s Midwestern location is coming along, the building has already leased out the first floor to 20 artists for studio space and hasn’t even had its official opening yet. (more…)
The percussion-loving, azure-skinned, neo-mime performance troupe the Blue Man Group has launched an art competition in which it is soliciting original works by established and emerging artists for a new “semi-permanent” outdoor art space at the Briar Street Theatre, the show’s longtime Chicago venue. Interested artists should note, however, that while their works must be inspired by the Blue Man Group, they may not actually feature a Blue Man. (more…)
The Windy City’s foremost art fair, Expo Chicago, released the list of exhibitors that will participate in its second edition, running September 19-22, on Tuesday afternoon. Selected by a committee that includes Rhona Hoffman, Michael Kohn, and Anthony Meier of their namesake galleries, as well as recent David Zwirner recruit Chris D’Amelio, the participating galleries hail from 34 cities in 16 different countries, with a large international contingent and a strong set of U.S. dealers, including many exhibitors from New York and San Francisco. (more…)
In Art + Auction’s survey of the event-driven art market, “What’s an Art Fair Worth?,” we endeavor to determine exactly how much money gallerists spend on art fairs and what these different events cost. From more than two dozen gallery submissions, we estimated the average booth price of a wide range of art fairs. Those findings — alongside a case study for one gallery’s Art Basel budget — are below. (more…)