Exploring Art at 1000M

21 August 2018

With its proximity to museums, institutions, and public art installations, 1000M is the perfect anchor point for exploring Chicago’s ever-expanding art ecosystem — especially as the fall season gets underway. Art on theMART, slated for launch in late September, is expected to be the world’s largest and longest-running digital art projection. Yayoi Kusama’s mind-bending infinity room, Let’s Survive Forever, will be on exhibition at the pop-up wndr museum in the West Loop. And the world renowned conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s interactive public art project, OUT OF SIGHT, is a delightful addition to a stroll through Maggie Daley Park.

In the midst of this cultural swirl, connoisseurs of contemporary art can also anticipate the return of EXPO Chicago on September 27-30.

EXPO Chicago takes place in one of the city’s premier landmarks, Navy Pier. Now in its seventh year, international exhibitors are invited to participate in rich, expansive programming that extends outside the iconic 55’ bow truss ceilings of the Festival Hall and enters Chicago’s neighborhoods.

With a large number of concurrent exhibitions and events like the interview marathon hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist or the public art initiative OVERRIDE showcasing work on Chicago’s digital billboards, EXPO Chicago has become a harbinger of the fall art season. Here’s what is in store for those attending this year’s fair.

135 international exhibitors are represented in this year’s programming. Chicago is represented as well, as a number of the city’s own galleries — including Corbett vs. Dempsey, Rhona Hoffman, Richard Gray, Monique Meloche, Kavi Gupta, Catherine Edelman and Carrie Secrist — join other renowned gallerists from across the country and the globe. In last year’s edition of EXPO, work from 3000 artists was on display on the main floor.

EXPO Chicago’s Exposure section presents work from emerging artists and features solo and two-artist presentations. If you’re a bibliophile, you’ll certainly want to check out the Editions + Books section to find exclusive print media. And if you’re looking for engaging panels and thoughtful discussions between artists, curators, collectors and gallerists, you will have a difficult time choosing among the variety of programs available as well. Stay tuned for updates and deeper dives on EXPO and other events taking place during EXPO Week in Chicago.

EXPO Chicago takes place on September 27th-30th at Navy Pier. Tickets can be purchased here.