EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, announces the return of EXPO ART WEEK, September 24 – 30, 2018. With the exposition as its centerpiece (September 27 – 30), EXPO ART WEEK—presented in conjunction with ChooseChicago, the city’s tourism and marketing organization, and Chicago’s Department of CulturalAffairs and Special Events (DCASE)—features museum exhibitions, gallery openings and special events in partnership with the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions.
In 2018, select programs and exhibitions align with Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art featuring 30+ exhibitions and hundreds of tours, talks and special events exploring Chicago’s rich art and design legacy, two of which will take place onSaturday, September 29: Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon and the launch of Art on theMART. Hans Ulrich Obrist’s first Interview Marathon in the United States, Creative Chicago features notable Chicagoans Jeanne Gang, Theaster Gates and Gerald Williams, among others. The program is presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival and takes place in Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom from 1:00 – 6:00pm. Creative Chicago is followed by the launch of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, which will display artworks by renowned contemporary artists Diana Thater (David Zwirner | New York, London, Hong Kong), Zheng Chongbin, Jason Salavon and Jan Tichy (Richard Gray | Chicago, New York) on theMART’s exterior river-façade. The program begins at approximately6:30pm and is presented in partnership with the City of Chicago.
Additional highlights taking place throughout EXPO ART WEEK include The FLAG Art Foundation’s 10th anniversary exhibition But I’m on The Guest List! at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago, featuring work by Elmgreen & Dragset (Perrotin | New York, Paris, Hong Kong,Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai), Awol Erizku (Night Gallery | Los Angeles), Tom Sachs andCindy Sherman, among other internationally acclaimed artists; and For Freedoms Federation Town Hall on Tuesday, September 25 from 4:00 – 5:45pm, presented by For Freedoms in collaboration with the Smart Museum of Art, Sweet Water Foundation, and EXPO CHICAGO—one of several South Side openings that evening, including exhibitions at The Renaissance Society, DuSable Museum of African American History, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.