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Miami has Basel Miami Beach, New York has Frieze and Chicago is back with EXPO! EXPO Chicago presented by the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art will be held at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall from September 19-22. Notable leading International dealers will Exhibit and court deep pocketed art buyers in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Jeanne Gang and her team at Studio Gang Architects will once again return this year to Design the Exposition.
EXPO debut last year after a long hiatus of a contemporary art show in Chicago. EXPO CHICAGO, under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman and Chicago will welcome 120 leading galleries representing 16 countries and 34 cities from around the world. Chosen by the 2013 selection committee comprised of Rhona Hoffman Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), Michael Kohn Michael Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles), Anthony Meier Anthony Meier Fine Arts (San Francisco) and Chris D’Amelio David Zwirner (London, New York), these galleries present the best in contemporary and modern art.
“With the continued support of our civic leaders, cultural institutions, galleries, collectors and artists, along with the numerous special exhibitions, events and performances that are planned to coincide with EXPO CHICAGO, I am confident that many international calendars will be marked for Chicago this year.” -Tony Karman
The sixteen countries include: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United States
A few of the galleries exhibiting at EXPO Chicago are:
David Zwirner (New York, London)
Matthew Marks Gallery (New York, Los Angeles),
Luhring Augustine (New York)
James Cohan Gallery (New York, Shanghai)
Richard Gray Gallery (Chicago, New York)
Kavi Gupta Chicago | Berlin (Chicago, Berlin)
Juda Fine Art (London)
Koenig & Clinton (New York)
Galerie Lelong (New York, Paris, Zurich)
Barbara Mathes Gallery (New York)
Galerie Hans Mayer (Düsseldorf)
David Nolan Gallery (New York, Berlin
Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York
Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie (Berlin),
THE BREEDER (Athens), CABINET (London)
MASSIMO DE CARLO (Milan, London)
Harris Lieberman (New York)
Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York, Zurich)
Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin)
Sicardi Gallery (Houston)
Skarstedt Gallery (New York)
Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (Los Angeles)
Another facet of EXPO will be EXPOSURE , a section of the fair that includes up to 20 galleries that have been in business seven years or less. A special presentation of one or two artists by each of the participating galleries provides critical exposure for their programs, offering an important opportunity for curators, collectors and art enthusiasts to survey the best in innovative and emerging work. A diverse lineup features work from international galleries including Bourouina Gallery (Berlin), Diaz Contemporary (Toronto), JTT (New York), MARSO (Mexico City), Galerie Max Mayer (Düsseldorf), On Stellar Rays (New York), ANDREW RAFACZ (Chicago), Jessica Silverman (San Francisco) and Workplace Gallery (Gateshead).
Northern Trust (woot woot!) has signed on as a presenting sponsor. This is a can’t miss event and even more so becuase your support will showcase Chicago in establishing our dominance in contemporary art world.
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