Art Chicago will try again, rather Expo Chicago. A hundred galleries ready for yet another redesign of the fair, from Italy comes Cardi Black Box

Returns from September 20 to 23 Expo Chicago, in the magnificent Festival Hall at Navy Pier, the space of 51 thousand square meters designed by Studio Gang Architects in collaboration with Jeanne Gang and directed by Tony Karman, president of Art Expositions LLC. Launched in 1980 under the name Chicago International Art Exposition and known by the abbreviation Art Chicago, the exhibition has been associated in his best years, at the turn of 1990 and 2000, the great Art Basel and Art Cologne. In 2004 it left the Navy Pier and moved in 2005 in Grant Park, and in 2006 was canceled a few days before the opening due to a lack of participants. Then came the Merchandise Mart, which lifted the finances of the event, until 2011, when the economic crisis brought down the partecipations. In June 2011, Karman launched a new project, Expo Chicago, replacing the previous that had lost its luster.
The new edition begins with a preview party at the Navy Pier, with all proceeds going to charity at the Museum of Contemporary Art. One hundred participating galleries, mostly from the United States, including James Cohan, David Zwirner, Galerie Karsten Greve, Kavi Gupta, Peace, Yvon Lambert, Galerie Lelong. Italian? Only the usual Cardi Black Box goes to Illinois in the midst of the American galleries. Several programmes are planned this year: Exposure, low cost to enable 20 young artists to present their work, In / Situ, curated by Michael Ned Holte, with spaces dedicated to large-scale works, Dialogues, in partnership with the ‘Art Institute of Chicago, which organizes conferences with prominent figures in the art world. For example, Friday, September 21, the artist Sterling Ruby will be put face to face with the art advisor Todd Levin.

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