EXPO CHICAGO 2017: Programming

Dedicated to rigorous and challenging programming, EXPO CHICAGO hosts the /Dialogues panel series, featuring provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them; IN/SITU, featuring large-scale sculptures and site-specific works; EXPO VIDEO, highlighting a dynamic screening program for film, video and new media works; and more.  

For a full program schedule, click here. On-Site Programs are free with ticket purchase.  


/DIALOGUES  

Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's /DIALOGUES page here.

  • "New New York" from Il Monumento Continuo, Superstudio 1969. Image courtesy of Cristiano Toraldo di Francia

    "New New York" from Il Monumento Continuo, Superstudio 1969. Image courtesy of Cristiano Toraldo di Francia

IN/SITU  

Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale, suspended sculptures and site-specific works. Independent Curator Florence Derieux curates a selection of works featuring artists from leading international exhibitors participating in the 2017 exposition.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's IN/SITU page here.

  • Installation view, Sanford Biggers: Subjective Cosmology, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo credit: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

    Installation view, Sanford Biggers: Subjective Cosmology, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo credit: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

IN/SITU OUTSIDE  

IN/SITU Outside provides the opportunity for EXPO CHICAGO Exhibitors to present temporary public art installations situated along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods, presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District (CPD), the city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and Navy Pier.  

For more information, visit EXPO CHICAGO's IN/SITU OUTSIDE page here.

  • Roger Hiorns, A retrospective view of the pathway, 2008-17, Foam, compressor, and stainless steel tanks, Dimensions variable. Installation view Navy Pier, Chicago.Photo Credit: Heidi Zeiger Photography

    Roger Hiorns, A retrospective view of the pathway, 2008-17, Foam, compressor, and stainless steel tanks, Dimensions variable. Installation view Navy Pier, Chicago.Photo Credit: Heidi Zeiger Photography

  • Bernar Venet | Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles, 2015 © Bernar Venet. Image courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery. Photo: Dan Bradica

    Bernar Venet | Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles, 2015 © Bernar Venet. Image courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery. Photo: Dan Bradica

  • Daniel Buren, Attrape-soleil, 2013. Bortolami.

    Daniel Buren, Attrape-soleil, 2013. Bortolami.

EXPO VIDEO  

EXPO VIDEO features a dynamic, curated screening program for film, video and new media works by artists represented by 2017 exhibitors. Curated by Los Angeles-based independent curator,Ali Subotnick, the program will be presented within large-format screening rooms on the main floor of the exposition.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's EXPO VIDEO page here.


  • Stanya Kahn, Stand in the Stream, 2011-2017. HD color video stereo sound. 60 minutes and 24 seconds. Edition of 6, 2 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, © Stanya Kahn.

    Stanya Kahn, Stand in the Stream, 2011-2017. HD color video stereo sound. 60 minutes and 24 seconds. Edition of 6, 2 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, © Stanya Kahn.

OVERRIDE  

OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project is a cutting edge citywide public art initiative, presented by EXPO CHICAGO and theCity of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Displayed throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN), the citywide exhibition will run fromAugust 28–September 17, 2017 to align with the sixth annual exposition.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's OVERRIDE | A BILLBOARD PROJECT page here.

  • Genevieve Gaignard, Selfie (2016). Courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.

    Genevieve Gaignard, Selfie (2016). Courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.

EXPO SOUND  

The inaugural program of EXPO Sound, is curated byDaata Editions(https://daata-editions.com)—an online platform for the sale of commissioned artist video, sound, and web art editions—launching new artworks by select international artists. Installed throughout the public speaker system at Navy Pier, and on the /Dialogues Stage inside the exposition hall, the program also features select work by artists represented by EXPO CHICAGO 2017 Exhibitors.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's EXPO SOUND page here.

  • Tracey Emin, You Must Have Hope, 2016 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

    Tracey Emin, You Must Have Hope, 2016 (courtesy the artist and Daata Editions)

EXPO ART WEEK  

Highlighting the vast cultural opportunities that Chicago offers collectors, dealers, art enthusiasts and visitors, EXPO CHICAGO—in conjunction with Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism and marketing organization and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)—presents EXPO ART WEEK, September 11–17, 2017. With the exposition as its centerpiece, EXPO ART WEEK partners with the city’s most prestigious institutions to feature select aligned programming, including museum exhibitions, gallery openings, artist talks, public art projects, open studios, and outdoor installations.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's EXPO ART WEEK page here.

  • David Hartt: In the forest, 2017. Commissioned by the Graham Foundation.

    David Hartt: In the forest, 2017. Commissioned by the Graham Foundation.

  • Renaissance Society

    Renaissance Society

CURATORIAL FORUM  

From its inception, part of EXPO CHICAGO's mission has been to include, serve, and showcase the vibrant exhibitions and programming taking place in the world's leading art institutions.  

Developed by EXPO CHICAGO and Independent Curators International (ICI), the Curatorial Forum offers a group of mid-career and established curators, working independently or with an institutional affiliation, the opportunity to engage with their peers and explore significant issues relating to curating, programming, institution-building and audience engagement. For the first time, the Curatorial Forum will feature a series of sessions focused on critical questions relevant to contemporary practice and context, led by internationally recognized leaders in the field.  

For more details, visit EXPO CHICAGO's CURATORIAL FORUM page here.

  • 2016 Curatorial Forum Symposium at the Graham Foundation

    2016 Curatorial Forum Symposium at the Graham Foundation