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01:51EXPO CHICAGO Announces Participating Galleries for Second Exposition
The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, announces the following list of premier galleries that will exhibit September 19 – 22 at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall (600 E. Grand Ave). After a successful inaugural year, EXPO CHICAGO, under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman releases the 2013 exhibitor list of 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.
EXPO CHICAGO welcomes the return of the world’s leading galleries for the second year of the exposition while also introducing galleries new to Chicago. Sixteen countries from around the world will be presented at the 2013 exposition and include: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Leading galleries returning to EXPO CHICAGO include 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), Annely Juda Fine Art (London), Koenig & Clinton (New York), Galerie Lelong (New York, Paris, Zurich), Barbara Mathes Gallery (New York), Galerie Hans Mayer (Düsseldorf) and David Nolan Gallery (New York, Berlin). New additions to the fair include 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) and many others.
EXPOSURE is the section of the fair that includes up to 20 galleries that have been in business seven years or less. For some this will be their first participation in a major international art fair. 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).
Studio Gang Architects, led by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, returns to design the second edition of the fair transforming the interior of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Gang’s design allows all 120 galleries ample space to exhibit and provides the unique landscape for IN/SITU, large-scale, site-specific instillations and performative works by select international artists curated by director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) Shamim M. Momin.
Deepening its commitment to the fair, Northern Trust has signed on as a presenting sponsor to help further establish the longevity of EXPO CHICAGO, making it a destination for their global clientele and the international art world. EXPO CHICAGO/2013 sponsors to date include AXA Art Insurance, The Conservation Center, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Metropolis Coffee, Roche Bobois, Room & Board and Ruinart Champagne.
A key element of the exposition's innovative artistic programming is IN/SITU, providing the opportunity for exhibitors to showcase large-scale installations, site-specific and performative works by select international artists. Situated throughout EXPO CHICAGO's expansive floor, IN/SITU will offer a dynamic itinerary that connects various points of interest throughout EXPO CHICAGO. IN/SITU will be guided by Shamim M. Momin, director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division).
Presented in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /DIALOGUES is a year-round program of symposia, panel discussions, and provocative artistic discourse. The series will culminate with informative and thought-provoking daily events during the fair, highlighting the field's leading artists, architects, curators, designers and arts professionals and the current issues that engage them.
Aligning with Chicago’s top cultural and art organizations, EXPO CHICAGO’s VIP Program will provide exclusive access to private events, curator led tours of museum exhibitions as well as tours of the fair, and visits to some of Chicago’s premier private collections and artist studios.
EXPO CHICAGO will again team with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for Vernissage, the opening night preview benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Once again a highlight on the city’s social and cultural calendar, Vernissage will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 from 6 – 9pm with proceeds benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
ABOUT EXPO CHICAGO: more information about EXPO CHICAGO and EXPO ART WEEK, visit www.expochicago.com.
by Nadine Johnson & Associates
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