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Expo Chicago Names Artists for Special Programming at 2018 Fair

Carmen Argote, My father’s side of home, 2014, installation view.


Expo Chicago has announced the artists who will present work in its Expo Video, In/Situ, Expo Sound, and In/Situ Outside programs for its 2018 edition, which will take place from September 27 to 30.

Pablo León la Barra, the curator at large for Latin American art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, curated this year’s In/Situ exhibition, which installs large-scale, site-specific artworks within Festival Hall on Navy Pier, the site of the fair. This year’s edition will focus on the ways in which art can promote positive societal change and includes pieces by artists Firelei Báez, Sam Durant, Judy Chicago, and more.

Meanwhile, the fair’s video section, Expo Video, organized by Anna Gritz, curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary art in Berlin, is titled “Portrait of a Tongue — Towards Non-Visibility,” and will feature works by nine artists, among them Ed Atkins, Adam Putnam, and Chicago.

Expo Sound, a showcase for audio-based art, is taking the title “The Afterlife Will Have Everything” and will showcase pieces that grapple with the role of speech in the face of increasingly advanced artificial intelligence. Works by various artists selected by Daata Editions, an online platform for the sale of commissioned video, sound, and web art, will be paired with pieces by students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Finally, In/Situ Outside, which involves staging temporary public art installations along the city’s Lakefront and throughout its neighborhoods, will feature three works by three artists: Justin Brice Guariglia, Iván Navarro, and Lawrence Weiner. The section is curated by Expo Chicago, the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and Navy Pier.

Stephanie Cristello, Expo Chicago’s director of programming, said in a statement, “What sets this iteration of Expo Chicago apart is the deep critical engagement of its core curatorial programs: from large-scale sculptures that were once sited along the U.S.-Mexico border, to moving image and video that examines the senses beyond sight and sound pieces that question the role of a voice in the 21st century.”

The full lists of artists participating in the special sections follow in full below.

Carmen Argote | Instituto de Visión (Bogota, Colombia)
Iván Argote | Perrotin (New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai)
Firelei Báez | Kavi Gupta (Chicago)
Judy Chicago | Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) and Salon 94 (New York)
Sam Durant | Praz-Delavallade (Los Angeles, Paris)
Iván Navarro | Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York)
Postcommodity | Bockley Gallery (Minneapolis)
Carlos Motta | P.P.O.W. (New York)
Oscar Murillo | David Zwirner (New York, London, Hong Kong)
Bosco Sodi | Paul Kasmin Gallery ( New York)

Expo Video
Kandis Williams | Night Gallery (Los Angeles)
Ed Atkins | Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York, Rome)
Hannah Black | Arcadia Missa (London)
Judy Chicago | Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) and Salon 94 (New York)
Tony Cokes | Video Data Bank
Adam Putnam | P.P.O.W. (New York)
Nicole Wermers | Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco)
Kathleen White | Martos Gallery (New York)

Expo Sound
Maria Antelman | Daata Editions
Thora Dolven Balke | Daata Editions
Jenna Boyles | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Matt Copson | Daata Editions
Xiaolong Fang | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
FlucT | Daata Editions
Jack E Jacob | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Anthony Janas | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Yitong Lu | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Kevin McGrath/Yu Nong Lin | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Fay Nicolson | Daata Editions
Marina Rosenfeld | Daata Editions
John Skoog | Daata Editions
Andy Slater | School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Stephen Vitiello | Daata Editions

In/Situ Outside
Justin Brice Guariglia | Maruani Mercier (Brussels, Knokke, Paris)
Iván Navarro | Paul Kasmin Gallery (New York)
Lawrence Weiner | Courtesy the artist and Larry Warsh

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