EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATING GALLERIES FOR
INAUGURAL EXPOSITION SEPTEMBER 20-23, 2012
Leading International Dealers Chosen by Selection Committee to Exhibit at
EXPO CHICAGO on Navy Pier
Exposition Offer Diverse Programming and Special Events
CHICAGO (April 24, 2012)—The inaugural EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, proudly announces the following list of premier galleries that will exhibit September 20-23 in Festival Hall at Navy Pier. Produced by Art Expositions, LLC under the leadership of President and Director Tony Karman, the new fair debuts with an impressive list of leading galleries. For more information on additional programming and events, please visit www.expochicago.com.
“We set out to re-establish Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination with solid collector, dealer, institutional, civic and city support,” said Karman. “What has resonated with our exhibitors is our steadfast commitment to quality, our limit on the size of the exposition, our return to historic Navy Pier and the opportunity to open the fall arts season with a great international fair in America,” he added. “With this extraordinary list of galleries, along with the contemporary and 20th century work that will be presented, I am confident that we will host an international exposition that truly befits the rich legacy of our city and exceed the expectations of the international arts community.”
The list of 2012 exhibiting galleries is as follows:
1301PE Los Angeles Alexander and Bonin New York Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe New York Gallery Paule Anglim San Francisco John Berggruen Gallery San Francisco Galleri Bo Bjerggaard Copenhagen Daniel Blau Munich Russell Bowman Art Advisory Chicago Galerie Buchholz Cologne Valerie Carberry Gallery Chicago Cardi Black Box Milan Cernuda Arte Coral Gables Chambers Fine Art New York, Beijing Cherry and Martin Los Angeles James Cohan Gallery New York, Shanghai Corbett vs. Dempsey Chicago CRG Gallery New York D'Amelio Gallery New York Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago Maxwell Davidson Gallery New York Douglas Dawson Gallery Chicago Catherine Edelman Gallery Chicago Fleisher/Ollman Philadelphia Galerie Forsblom Helsinki Forum Gallery New York Fredericks & Freiser New York Barry Friedman, Ltd. New York Friedman Benda New York The Suzanne Geiss Company New York Gering & López Gallery New York Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich, St. Moritz James Goodman Gallery New York Richard Gray Gallery Chicago, New York Galerie Karsten Greve AG Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz Kavi Gupta Gallery Chicago, Berlin Carl Hammer Gallery Chicago Haunch of Venison New York, London Hill Gallery Birmingham Nancy Hoffman Gallery New York Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago Honor Fraser Los Angeles Vivian Horan Fine Art New York Leonard Hutton Galleries New York Bernard Jacobson Gallery London, New York Annely Juda Fine Art London Paul Kasmin Gallery New York James Kelly Contemporary Santa Fe Sean Kelly Gallery New York Robert Koch Gallery San Francisco Michael Kohn Gallery Los Angeles Leo Koenig, Inc. New York Alan Koppel Gallery Chicago Yvon Lambert Paris Landau Fine Art Montreal Christian Larsen Stockholm Galerie Lelong New York, Paris, Zurich Locks Gallery Philadelphia LOOCK Galerie Berlin Diana Lowenstein Gallery Miami Luhring Augustine New York Robert Mann Gallery New York Lawrence Markey San Antonio Matthew Marks Gallery New York, Los Angeles Barbara Mathes Gallery New York Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie Paris Galerie Hans Mayer Düsseldorf The Mayor Gallery London McCormick Gallery Chicago Anthony Meier Fine Arts San Francisco Nicholas Metivier Gallery Toronto Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz Pamplona Carolina Nitsch New York David Nolan Gallery New York Nyehaus New York P.P.O.W. New York Franklin Parrasch Gallery New York Ricco / Maresca Gallery New York Yancey Richardson Gallery New York Roberts & Tilton Los Angeles, New York Rosenthal Fine Art Chicago Salon 94 New York Marc Selwyn Fine Art Los Angeles William Shearburn Gallery St. Louis Manny Silverman Gallery Los Angeles Carl Solway Gallery Cincinnati Hollis Taggart Galleries New York Tandem Press Madison Galerie Daniel Templon Paris Paul Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects New York Van de Weghe New York Vincent Vallarino Fine Art New York Washburn Gallery New York Daniel Weinberg Gallery Los Angeles Weinstein Gallery Minneapolis Max Wigram London Stephen Wirtz Gallery San Francisco Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery New York David Zwirner New York, London
Studio Gang Architects, led by MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang, is designing the interior environment of EXPO CHICAGO. Gang will take full advantage of Festival Hall’s expansive space and ceiling height creating a show floor that keeps both the exhibitor and visitor in mind. The floor plan provides an easy to navigate layout and design-forward areas of respite for all attendees, while Navy Pier’s unparalleled views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago provide the perfect backdrop. “We are looking forward to producing engaging, unconventional spaces to enrich the visitors’ and exhibitors’ experience of the show,” Gang said about her team working on the interior of Festival Hall for the inaugural exhibition.
Designed to be an important component of the fair, EXPOSURE affords up to twenty younger galleries that have been in business five years or less the opportunity to participate 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. The booths are 200 square feet and have a reduced rate.
Another key element of the exposition's innovative artistic programming is IN/SITU which provides 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 provide a dynamic itinerary that connects various points of interest throughout EXPO CHICAGO. IN/SITU will be guided by writer and independent curator Michael Ned Holte.
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.
EXPO CHICAGO will offer an exclusive VIP Program that will include access to invitation-only events and tours organized by top curators as well as direct access to special guests. Many important Chicago area art organizations and business leaders have joined with EXPO CHICAGO to offer related programming that will augment the fair both on the exhibition floor, in other areas of Navy Pier and throughout the city. VIP Patron Program details will be announced at a future date.
EXPO CHICAGO will team with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to launch the fair with the return of Vernissage, an exclusive opening night preview celebration co-chaired by Marilyn Fields and Jennifer Aubrey. For many years Vernissage was the highlight of the city’s social and cultural calendar and is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. The event will offer first viewing of the fair, as well as the opportunity to meet members of the international art and design communities. The event will offer a first view of the fair with all proceeds benefitting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
In addition, EXPO CHICAGO will feature programming by more than 40 partner institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Renaissance Society, the Smart Museum of Art, Hyde Park Art Center, threewalls, International Sculpture Center, Aperture, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Chicago Children’s Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art and ArtTable. For a complete list of partners to date, see the partner document in the press kit or on the newly designed www.expochicago.com.
Artspace.com, an official partner with EXPO CHICAGO, provides an online platform for guests to plan their visits, purchase tickets and access educational programming. Those not able to visit the fair can also preview and purchase artwork from participating exhibitors.
Art Expositions, LLC presents the inaugural EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 600 E. Grand Avenue, Sept. 20 – 23, 2012. This four-day art event features 100 leading international galleries and offers a curated blend of contemporary/modern art and design. The complete EXPO CHICAGO schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Sept. 19
At Festival Hall on Navy Pier, benefitting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago