Expo Chicago 2016, the city’s international exposition of modern and contemporary art, announced the full program of artists selected for IN/SITU, EXPO Projects, IN/SITU Outside and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project.
IN/SITU, curated by Pérez Art Museum Miami Associate Curator Diana Nawi, features large-scale installations and site-specific work situated throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, alongside EXPO Projects, featuring a curated selection of works organized by EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 22 – 25, 2016).
Selected from the 145 exhibiting galleries at EXPO CHICAGO, this year’s IN/SITU program, A Break in the Code, is anchored by the first piece specifically designed for EXPO CHICAGO, Bettina Pousttchi’s Rotunda (2016). Located above the center plaza of the show floor as a main focal point of the exposition, the plaza piece will be joined by highlights including Spencer Finch, Victoria Fu, Rodney McMillian, Julio César Morales and For Freedoms, among others.
Additionally, EXPO Projects highlights include a selection of works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Atelier van Lieshout, Kimathi Donkor, Dana Lixenberg, Samuel Levi Jones and Ren Ri.
Beyond Navy Pier, IN/SITU Outside, presented in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), provides the opportunity for EXPO CHICAGO to present temporary public art installations along the lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods. In addition, and building upon the City of Chicago and DCASE’s longstanding commitment to public art as well as EXPO CHICAGO’s initiative to showcase works by international artists outside of the exposition, OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project will feature the work of 15 artists from major local, national and international galleries on Chicago’s City Digital Network consisting of 28 digital billboards.
Now in its fifth year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 22 – 25, 2016) is a four-day art event featuring more than 145 leading international galleries and offering diverse programming including /Dialogues, IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, EXPO VIDEO and the Curatorial Forum. In addition, EXPO CHICAGO continues to publish THE SEEN, Chicago's International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, following the first printed edition, which launched during the 2015 exposition. Under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, EXPO CHICAGO draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while highlighting the region’s contemporary arts community and inspiring its collector base. Vernissage, the opening night preview benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, takes place Thursday, Sept 22, 6 – 9 p.m. General Admission to the exposition is Friday, Sept. 23 – Sunday, Sept. 25. Tickets to the exposition are $20 for one day, $30 for three days. Northern Trust is the Presenting Sponsor of EXPO CHICAGO. For more information about EXPO CHICAGO and EXPO ART WEEK (Monday Sept. 19 – Sunday Sept. 25), visit expochicago.com