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Expo Chicago Announces Special Projects for 2015 Edition

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Today, Chicago’s Expo Chicago fair announced the works in its In/Situ and Expo Projects sections for its fourth edition, which is set to open on September 17.

This year’s In/Situ section, devoted to site-specific art, will feature work that hangs from the ceiling of the Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, where the fair will be held. Titled “Suspended: Parceling the Sky” and curated by The Contemporary Austin’s executive director, Louis Grachos, the indoor section of In/Situ brings together ten artists, from Carol Bove to Keith Sonnier, whose work is inspired by light and atmospheric conditions. The outdoor section of In/Situ will be shown at Museum Campus, a 57-acre museum park. The fair also announced seven public art installations that will appear throughout the Windy City.

“Within this aerial format, the large-scale work chosen evokes a certain celestial consciousness that confounds the expansive sky-scape above with the frenetic energy of the exposition below,” Grachos said of this year’s In/Situ program in a statement. “Through the selection of primarily suspended works, I am thrilled to be including some of the greatest artists working today, and with the encouragement of the exposition, looking forward to setting a new model of hanging artworks to anchor the experience of Expo Chicago in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall for years to come.”

The fair also announced its Expo Projects works. Notable among them is Hank Willis Thomas, Jim Ricks, and Ryan Alexiev’s In Search of the Truth (Truth Booth), a traveling installation that, in its current iteration in Brooklyn, has garnered buzz and acclaim. Daniel Buren, Spencer Finch, and Susan Hefuna will also have work in the Projects section.

The full list of works in the In/Situ and Expo Projects programs, along with the galleries bringing the works to the fair, follows below.

IN/SITU: “Suspended: Parceling the Sky”

  • Matthias Bitzer, drip(II), drip(III), and drip(IV), 2014 | Marianne Boesky Gallery
  • Carol Bove, Self Talk, 2015 | David Zwirner
  • Daniel Buren, From three windows, 5 colours for 252 places, 2006 | Lisson Gallery
  • Andy Coolquitt, Alice (3472–76), 2015 | Lora Reynolds Gallery
  • Antony Gormley, Freefall, 2007 | White Cube
  • Sung Jang, MOBI, 2015 | Volume Gallery
  • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Drone Wing, 2013 | Galerie Thomas Schulte
  • Keith Sonnier, The European, 2009 | Pace Gallery
  • Jessica Stockholder, Celestial Season, 2015 | Kavi Gupta
  • Cerith Wyn Evans, In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni, 2008 | White Cube

IN/SITU Outside

  • Daniel Buren, Attrape-soleil, 2013 | Bortolami
  • Ewerdt Hilgemann, Habakuk (Homage to Max Ernst), 2014 | BORZO Gallery
  • Giuseppe Penone, Idee di pietra—Olmo / Ideas of Stone–Elm, 2008 | Marian Goodman Gallery

Chicago Park District Art Installations

  • Herb Alpert, Spirit Totems, 2010-2012 | Courtesy of the Artist
  • Chakaia Booker, Brick House, 2015 | Trust for Public Land
  • Mel Kendrick, Marker #1, Marker #2, 2009 | David Nolan Gallery
  • Robert Lobe, Nature’s Clock, 2006 | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
  • Joel Shapiro, Untitled, 2002-2003 | Pace Gallery
  • Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze, 2010 | Courtesy of the Artist
  • Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2013 | Luhring Augustine Gallery

Expo Projects

  • Daniel Buren, Photo Souvenir: Optical Fiber, White and Blue Arch, Situated Work, 2012 and Photo Souvenir: Optical Fiber, White and Blue Arrow, Situated Work, 2012 | Bortolami
  • Spencer Finch, Sunset (Central Park) | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
  • Susan Hefuna, Afaz | Rhona Hoffman Gallery
  • Sandro Miller, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters | Catherine Edelman Gallery
  • Amalia Pica, If These Walls Could Talk | KÖNIG GALERIE
  • Hunter Reynolds, Survival AIDS—ACT-UP Chicago—A Revolution | P.P.O.W / Iceberg Projects
  • Jason Salavon, The Master Index (Semaphore) | Inman Gallery
  • Dan Sullivan and Edra Soto, DOMINODOMINO | Morgan Lehman Gallery
  • Hank Willis Thomas, Jim Ricks and Ryan Alexiev, In Search of the Truth (Truth Booth) | Presented by Project&
  • Glenn Wexler, Crown Hall | Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
  • Bryan Zanisnik, Office Paintings, 2015 | Aspect/Ratio

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