BLOG: Asian Art at Expo Chicago 2014

Sep 30, 2014 5:01AM

The presence of Asian art galleries at Expo Chicago has increased exponentially since its inaugural edition at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall in 2012. That year there were just two Asian exhibitors—Chambers Fine Art, based in Beijing and New York, and James Cohan Gallery, which is also based in New York as well as Shanghai. In 2013, the fair exhibited four galleries from China and Japan. This year’s edition, which was on view from September 18 to 21, featured eight exhibitors from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia.

“We’re reintroducing Chicago to many of the Asian galleries from around the world,” Expo Chicago president and director Tony Karman told ArtAsiaPacific, prior to the event. “There’s a deep institutional commitment to art from Asia here in the city, and a lot of major collectors of historical Asian art are based in Chicago. I’m very hopeful that we will not only continue to build stronger ties with the Asian art community but also represent the world as an international art fair should.”