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EXPO ART WEEK
  • Location: Citywide
  • Address: Chicago, IL
  • Dates: September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art, announces the return of EXPO ART WEEK. With EXPO CHICAGO as the centerpiece (Sept. 13 – 17), the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions will highlight their unique programming and special events including museum exhibitions, gallery openings, artist talks, public art projects, open studios and outdoor installations. This citywide celebration of arts and culture will offer international art enthusiasts, collectors and curators opportunities to explore the thriving Chicago art and culture scene.

    In addition, key cultural institutions and organizations will participate in the EXPO CHICAGO Special Exhibitions program, with more than 15 booths on the main floor of Festival Hall. New to the 2017 Special Exhibitions program is the Chicago Community Trust, presenting work by Faheem Majeed. In addition to Majeed’s installation, which features a similar configuration to the version used in his 2016 solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, curated artworks, performances and activations by Project Onward, SkyART, Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration and Hyde Park Jazz Festival will take place in the booth during the exposition. The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum will also be exhibiting for the first time, in anticipation of Michigan Stories: Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley, opening at the MSU Broad in November 2017. For EXPO CHICAGO, the Bells Angels (Simon Bernheim and Julien Sirjacq) have produced original silkscreen prints for EXPO CHICAGO. Michigan Stories is the first exhibition to place these artists’ practice alongside each other in their historical context.

    Photo credits:

    Installation view, BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Faheem Majeed, MCA Chicago, Mar 10–Aug 16, 2015 

    Bocca sofa in red designed by Studio65, produced by Gufram, Italy 1970. Wearable Chair designed by Gianni Pettena, Italy 1971. Fiore Artificiale wall lamp by Gino Marotta, Italy 1967. Cactus coat rack by Guido Drocco & Franco Mello, produced by Grufram, Italy 1972. Formaggio designed by Lappo Binazzi for UFO, Florence Italy 1969. Image courtesy of Joe Kramm / R & Company.

EXPO ART WEEK
  • Location: Citywide
  • September 11, 2017 - September 17, 2017
  • Citywide
  • Recurring daily