EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FLORENCE DERIEUX AS IN/SITU CURATOR,
ALI SUBOTNICK AS EXPO VIDEO CURATOR AND JUSTINE LUDWIG AS INAUGURAL
EXPOSURE CURATOR FOR 2017 EXPOSITION
Katell Jaffrès Curates Hors Les Murs Exhibition for Inaugural Palais de Tokyo Partnership, Rounding Out Distinguished Female Curatorial Group for EXPO CHICAGO September 13 – 17
EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is proud to announce the selected curators for the IN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO programs, in addition to the inaugural curator for the EXPOSURE section. Showcasing large-scale installations and site-specific works throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU will be curated by the Centre Pompidou Foundation Curator of American Art and the Centre Pompidou Curator-at-Large Florence Derieux. EXPO VIDEO, a dynamic screening program for film, video and new media works, will be selected by Adjunct Curator at the Hammer Museum Ali Subotnick. Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig, will curate the EXPOSURE section—highlighting emerging work from galleries eight years and younger. The extended five-day, sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO runs, Sept. 13–17, 2017 at Navy Piers Festival Hall.
In addition to the on-site program Curators, Katell Jaffrès of the Palais de Tokyo will curate the first US-based iteration of the “Hors Les Murs” exhibition program, opening as an official satellite of EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 12–Oct. 29, 2017). The exhibition inaugurates a global partnership with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institut français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and will run concurrently with the Chicago Architecture Biennial (Sept. 16–Dec. 31, 2017).
Florence Derieux by Lisa Oppenheim.
Curated by Florence Derieux | Centre Pompidou Foundation
Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale, suspended sculptures and site-specific works. Curator of American Art of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and Curator-at-Large of the Centre Pompidou, based in New York, Florence Derieux, will curate a selection of works featuring artists from leading international exhibitors participating in the 2017 exposition. Derieux was previously involved with the fair in 2016, both as a guest of the Curatorial Forum as well as a participant in a featured panel discussion with Sarah Thornton, The Trans-Atlantic Museum, hosted as part of Exchange by Northern Trust: An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collecting. For more information, click here.
Curated by Ali Subotnick | Hammer Museum
EXPO VIDEO features a dynamic, curated screening program for film, video and new media works by artists represented by 2017 exhibitors. Curated by Adjunct Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles Ali Subotnick, the program will be presented within large-format screening rooms, as well as several viewing stations designed by Studio Gang Architects on the main floor of the exposition. For more information, click here.
Justine Ludwig by Nick Glover.
Curated by Justine Ludwig | Dallas Contemporary
The EXPOSURE section, installed on the main floor of the exposition, features solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger. Focusing on a curated selection of emerging artists, with the advisement of the Selection Committee, EXPOSURE will be curated by Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig. For more information, click here.
Curated by Katell Jaffrès | Palais de Tokyo
As previously announced, EXPO CHICAGO will partner with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institut français and Cultural Services of French Embassy for the first US-based iteration of the Hors les Murs program, a large-scale exhibition presented as an official satellite program during EXPO CHICAGO aligning with the opening of the 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial (September 16 – December 31, 2017). The program, curated by Palais de Tokyo’s Katell Jaffrès, will develop in two parts; the first through a residency at Mana Contemporary Chicago, allowing international artists to produce new work in Chicago specifically for the exhibition. The second part is the large-scale exhibition, to take place at a site to-be-announced, through a partnership with the Graham Foundation nominating a local emerging architect to collaborate with Jaffrès on a singular approach to the space and exhibition design. The exhibition will feature the work of 8–12 artists, both based in France and abroad as well as local emerging artists in Chicago. For more information, click here.
2017 Selection Committee
Comprised of a diverse group of leading gallerists, EXPO CHICAGO 2017 Exhibitors will be chosen by a Selection Committee* including Stefania Bortolami | Bortolami, New York; John Corbett | Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; Chris D’Amelio | David Zwirner, New York, London; Rhona Hoffman | Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; David Nolan | David Nolan Gallery, New York; Jessica Silverman | Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Susanne Vielmetter | Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles. (*Selection Committee members to date).
About EXPO CHICAGO
EXPO CHICAGO/2017, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is presented by Art Expositions, LLC at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, hosting more than 145 leading International exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Now in its sixth year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 13–17, 2017) offers diverse programming including /Dialogues, IN/SITU, IN/SITU Outside, EXPO VIDEO, the Curatorial Forum, the Art Critics Forum, Special Exhibitions, EXPO Projects and OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project. 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 Wednesday, Sept 13, 6–9 p.m. General Admission to the exposition is Thursday, Sept. 14–Sunday, Sept. 17 (for hours please visit expochicago.com). 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. 11–Sunday Sept. 17), visit expochicago.com.
In 2017, EXPO CHICAGO and the Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16–December 31) will align, establishing the city as a preeminent destination for global contemporary art and architecture. As part of the 2017 edition, the alignment will intersect across a wide variety of programs, including panels, international residencies, exhibitions and citywide events. As an official satellite to both the exposition and the biennial, EXPO CHICAGO has inaugurated a global partnership with the Palais de Tokyo, the Institut français and Cultural Services of French Embassy, presenting the first iteration of the Hors les Murs program in the United States.
2017 Exhibitor Applications Now Available.
September in Chicago. Be here.