Friday, September 20, 2019

EXPO CHICAGO Daily Mail | Friday, September 20, 2019 (Chicago, IL.)


Daily Programming | Friday, September 20

EXPO CHICAGO is open from 11:00am–7:00pm.
Tickets are available on-site and online.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Concert for a Fly, 1988. Image courtesy of the artists.
/Dialogues, Booth Talks & Book Signings

/Dialogues Stage 
Performance | Concert for a Fly (1988)
by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (Artists | GALLERIA CONTINUA, Galerie Thaddeus Ropac)

12:00–1:00pm /Dialogues Stage 
The Kabakovs | On Utopia 
Panelists | Emilia Kabakov (Artist | GALLERIA CONTINUA, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac), Matthew Jesse Jackson (University of Chicago), and Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi (Sharjah Art Foundation). Moderated by Jill Snyder (moCa Cleveland).

1:00–1:30pm /Dialogues Stage 
Book Signing & Performance | Painting the Stage
Concert for a Fly (1988) by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Painting the Stage published by Skira

1:30–2:30pm | Index Art Book Fair
Publishing as a Tool for the Dissemination of New Languages of Togetherness

2:00–3:00pm /Dialogues Stage 
Walks to the Paradise Garden: Histories of the American South
Panelists | Phillip Jones (Curator and Writer), Jeffrey Gibson (Artist | Kavi Gupta), and Tau Lewis (Artist | Monique Meloche Gallery)

3:00–3:30pm | Index Art Book Fair
Book Signing | Walks to the Paradise Garden

3:30–4:30pm /Dialogues Stage 
Have You Ever Seen A Dream Walking?
Panelists | Samson Young (Artist) and Avery Trufelman (99% Invisible). Moderated by Orianna Cacchione (Smart Museum of Art).
Presented in partnership with Ocula.  

4:30–5:00pm /Dialogues Stage 
Book Signing & Screening | Samson Young catalogue & The New Bauhaus
Samson Young exhibition catalogue published by the University of Chicago Press and The New Bauhaus by Opendox

5:00–6:00pm /Dialogues Stage 
100 Years of Bauhaus Future/Past: Bahaus Palmistry and Astrology
Panelists | Jan Tichy (Artist) and Laura Forlano (IIT | Author, Bauhaus Futures).
Presented in partnership with 100 Years of Bauhaus, IIT Institute of Design (ID), and Wallpaper*  
Guided Tours

1:00 & 3:00pm | Main Information Desk
$20 | Available for purchase online and on-site
Learn more about tours here.
Art After Hours 

Art After Hours is a citywide open gallery night for EXPO CHICAGO visitors and the Chicago community to experience the city’s vibrant art scene during extended hours. Join our local 2019 exhibitors at their permanent gallery spaces. Sponsored by Newcity.

Participating Galleries:

ACRE Projects – Veronique d’Entremont, Sharon Koelblinger, and Benedict Scheuer | Materials of Metamorphosis
American Writers Museum – Bob Dylan: Electric; Tools of the Trade
Aspect/Ratio – Laura Davis and Derrick Woods-Morrow | Thanks for not breeding
Baby Blue Gallery – Darius Airo, Spencer Harris, and Kaitlin Smrcina | I Know You Would Never Laugh At Me
Andrew Bae Gallery – Salvador Domingquez, Kristian Alanson Bruce, and Dabin Ahn | Appearances to the Contrary
Barely Fair – Various galleries
Shane Campbell Gallery – Zak Prekop
Corbett vs. Dempsey* – Carol Jackson: Builder; Caragh Thuring: End World Music
Chicago Manual Style – Sarah Ortmeyer: INFERNO CHICAGO
Stephen Daiter Gallery– Gary Schneider | Highly Personal: South African Artists and Their HandPrint Portraits
DOCUMENT – Louis Cane, Noël Dolla, and Claude Viallat | Supports/Surfaces: Objects of Knowledge
Catherine Edelman Gallery* –  Sandro Miller: I am Papua New Guinea
Elephant Room Gallery – Abraham | 1776
Filter Photo Festival – Various artists
Richard Gray Gallery* – Leon Polk Smith: Endless Space
Kavi Gupta*, Washington Blvd. Location – Manish Nai
Heritage Auctions – Various artists
Hofheimer Gallery – Mary Porterfield | In:Dependence
Rhona Hoffman Gallery* – Gladys Nilsson
Mariane Ibrahim* – Ayana V. Jackson: Take me to the Water 
Gallery Studio Oh! – Various artists | Unlikely Pairings
LVL3 – Janina Anderson, Sera Boeno, Kaveri Raina, and Ellie Tomlinson | In-Betweenness 
John David Mooney Foundation – Xian Phai
Monique Meloche Gallery* – David Antonio Cruz: One Day I'll Turn the Corner and Be Ready For It
Museum of Contemporary Photography – Various artists | Go Down Moses
One After 909 – Various artists | Caution! Freedom: Contemporary Art from Russia
Paris London Hong Kong – Pamela Fraser
PATRON – Harold Mendez | For other days
Matthew Rachman Gallery – Wesley Willis: City of Many Dreams
Carrie Secrist Gallery*– Adrian Wong: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
Spudnik Press – Various artists
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries
South Loop Loft – Various artists
VGA Gallery – Studio Oleomingus
Volume – Stanley Tigerman | Tigerman Rides Again
Western Exhibitions*– Orkideh Torabi: Heaven on Earth; Ruby T: Underwater Flood
Zg Gallery – Amy Casey | Lost at the Bottom of the World
*Galleries participating in EXPO CHICAGO

See the full list of Friday EXPO ART WEEK events.
For the second year, EXPO CHICAGO's Northern Trust Anchor Lounge will feature timeless, handcrafted furniture by MitchellGold + Bob Williams, proving that comfort can equal luxury.

Hours + Admission
Thursday, September 19 | Vernissage, 6:00-9:00pm | General admission tickets not valid.
Friday, September 20 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 21 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, September 22 | 11:00am – 6:00pm


September 21 Celebration Opens New Season Featuring Commissions
from Renowned Artists Charles Atlas and Petra Cortright
WHO:       Art on theMART, the largest and longest-running digital art projection in the world, in alignment with EXPO ART WEEK…
What:     opens its fall season with new, site-specific projections from Charles Atlas and Petra Cortright inspired by the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. Wacker Dr. will be closed from Wells to Franklin for the unveiling event, which will feature food trucks, live entertainment, fireworks, projections and more.
When:    TOMORROW, Saturday, September 21, 2019
4:00pm - Street closure on Wacker Dr. between Wells St. and Franklin St.
6:30pm - Event begins 
7:20pm - Remarks from City of Chicago and Art on theMART
7:30pm - Projections begin 
8:00pm - Fireworks begin (last one minute)
Where:   Chicago Riverwalk
               Between N. Wells and N. Franklin St. across from theMART
               Chicago, IL
Chicago—On September 21, Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, will unveil new site-specific commissions by Charles Atlas and Petra Cortright. The program will also feature extended viewing of select soliloquies by Year of Chicago Theatre artist John Boesche, including a projected performance by Cheryl Lynn Bruce backgrounded by images of paintings by artist Kerry James Marshall. The approximately 25 minute program will be unveiled with a free public launch event at 6:30 p.m. on September 21 in alignment with EXPO ART WEEK (September 16 – 22). The launch event will feature food vendors and entertainment on Wacker Dr. between Wells St. and Franklin St., followed by a fireworks display that concludes the program.



Features Extensive Programming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Who:      More than 130 leading international exhibitors representing 24 countries and 68 cities, along with numerous prominent artists and art collectors
What:     The eighth edition of EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, featuring more than 3,500 works of art on view, 20-plus special exhibitions, more than 70 speakers featuring more than $250 million worth of art. Programming includes a series of discussions throughout the weekend in /Dialogues, a variety of installations in Festival Hall in IN/SITU as well as off-site projects IN/SITU Outside and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project
When:    Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
               Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
               Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where:   Navy Pier's Festival Hall (Entrance 2)
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL
CHICAGO – EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is presented by Art Expositions, LLC at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, and welcomes 40,000 people each year to view more than 135 leading International exhibitors representing 24 countries and 68 cities presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Conservation Center >> September at The Center: Inside of our educational EXPO booth (Chicago, IL.)

The Center’s booth at EXPO Chicago showcases recently treated pieces from the early careers of now-renowned international and Chicago - based artists. This month, we'll walk you through the treatment processes of these works, and we invite you to visit us at the fair! 
A Look Inside Jeanne Gang's Sketchbook
Jeanne Gang’s sketchbooks were brought to The Center for treatment, and a particularly significant sketch was digitally reproduced and archivally framed.
Watch the treatment of Jeanne Gang's sketchbook.
Figure Studies from Kerry James Marshall 
Kerry James Marshall, renown American artist, brought several of his early works to The Center for treatment, including these beautiful figure sketches.
Robert Mallary: Sculpting the Future

This year at EXPO Chicago, we’re excited to feature a series of works by Robert Mallary, an integral figure in the Neo-Dadaist movement.
Our Paper Department treats Kerry James Marshall's figure drawings.
Are you ready to submit an inquiry about an art or heirloom item in need of conservation? Click below to get in touch with us
For the eighth consecutive year, The Center is proud to serve as the exclusive art conservation and custom framing provider for EXPO CHICAGO.
The Conservation Center is the largest and most comprehensive private art conservation laboratory in the country. With 35 years of experience, The Center is a leader in the field of art preservation, evolving new treatments and methods to adapt to the rapidly-changing art world. We have cared for fine art from some of the country’s most prestigious private collections, museums, galleries, insurance companies, and corporations. 
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