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Why This Week is THE Time to Be In Chicago

MutualArt | Posted 09.17.2016 | Arts

"There is a palpable buzz in the air around EXPO this year," gallery owner Monique Meloche reported in the run-up to the fourth edition of EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, which takes place on Navy Pier, September 17-20, 2015.

Falls Kicks Off With an Incredible Visual Arts Lineup

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.10.2016 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Fall is always culturally rich in Chicago. However, beginning September 14, the city comes alive with an unprecedented lineup of nationally interesting exhibits and performances centered around the visual arts.

Sigmar Polke's 'Siberian Meteorites' Installed at Park Hyatt

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

An arty crowd recently braved January's Siberia-like winter weather to assemble at the Park Hyatt Chicago in celebration of the installation of Sigmar...

An Unprecedented List of Cultural Exhibitions and Events in Chicago This September

Tony Karman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Chicago
Tony Karman

Now is the time to be here for September in Chicago. Our unparalleled visual arts alignments in venues throughout the city offer the chance to survey some of the best in international contemporary and modern artwork being made today, opening in stride with EXPO CHICAGO. All of them are not to be missed.

EXPO/CHICAGO Announces Participation of Premier Galleries and Citywide Celebration of ARTS and CULTURE

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

A well-traveled Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO, recently returned from visiting Galleries in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Mexico City, Basel, Canada and Brussels.

Expo Chicago Is Now the Third Basel

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

The Figures are in from EXPO/CHICAGO 2013 and it is confirmed. Now in its second year under the aegis of President and Director Tony Karman the recent September Art Fair has become the third Basel.

September: Chicago at Its Best

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Chicago is notorious for its less than perfect weather, which changes, seemingly, every few minutes. Two weeks ago, the very moment my plane landed at...

EXPO CHICAGO Welcomes the World

Tony Karman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Tony Karman

Chicago is having an art-world moment with internationally recognized artists, galleries, schools, museum directors and curators putting a new face on the cultural export of our great city.

Being An Artist Is Willing to Be Embarrassed: Highlights From the September 20 Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It was tricky taking Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party on the road last month. The challenges of a new space, unions, no real lighting to speak of and a set that came together at the last of last moments were, well, challenging.

The Art Fair Cheat Sheet: Typical Booth Prices for 13 Art Fairs, From Basel to Dallas

ARTINFO | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

In Art + Auction's survey of the event-driven art market, "What's an Art Fair Worth?," we endeavor to determine exactly how much money gallerists spen...

ExpoChicago: GangBusters, Two

Paul Klein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I got to Navy Pier, the venue for the excellent ExpoChicago, at least an hour before the reception for the donors supporting the Museum of Contemporary Art. Don't miss this show.

Expo Chicago: GangBusters

Paul Klein | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein


Top Ten Tips for Art Gallery Hopping

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.16.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

t can be intimidating if this is your first time to an art opening or art fair; but, despite some quirky old misconception that has hung around for way too long, art is not just for the rich or privileged. Art is for everyone. It's practically one of the Ten Commandments.

Chef Michael Kornick of MK Is on The Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The fall season of The Fear No ART Dinner Party has started. Enjoy this video of Master Chef Michael Kornick in his kitchen preparing a sumptuous appetizer for the September 20th Dinner Party at Expo Chicago.

EXPO Chicago Rises: Metaphorical Connections Between The Dark Knight Rises and Chicago's New Art Fair

Kathryn Born | Posted 11.14.2012 | Arts
Kathryn Born

There is always the lingering question of whether Gotham is even worth saving. This is eerily similar to the statement issued by Merchandise Mart (MMPI) when they cancelled Art Chicago, the previous major art fair.

EXPO CHICAGO: A River Ran Through It

Henry Henderson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Sometimes you need a new perspective on things to see them clearly. Take the Chicago River. Many of us interact with it on a daily basis, but in a passive manner. And, yet when we do pay attention, we don't think of the river as a resource.

Ellen Sandor and the Future of Photography

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

If seeing is believing, then to see Ellen Sandor's studio, (art)n, is to believe in the future.

Whaam! Splat! Bang! Lichtenstein Hits Chicago's Art Institute

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The exhibition is truly the first of its kind or scale. Lichtenstein blurred the lines between low art and high art and paved the way for current day street artists and graphic novelists to further explore their craft in the world of fine art.

A World Class Art Experience Coming to Navy Pier With EXPO CHICAGO

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The momentum is steadily building for EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, coming to Navy Pier on September 20-23, with a preview night on the 19th.