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Art Wed Aug 21 2013
The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, known as Expo Chicago, will present its second annual exposition September 19-22 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall. The four-day event will feature art from 120 international galleries from 16 countries plus special exhibitions from museums, universities and organizations.
This year's exposition will be part of Expo Art Week, a citywide celebration of arts and culture, cosponsored by Choose Chicago (a Chicago-destination marketing agency) and the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Included in the week's activities will be museum and gallery exhibits, music, theater and dance performances, and special dining events.
September 19 at Expo Chicago is an opening night preview and benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Special exhibitions will be on display from organizations such as the Aperture Foundation, Balloon Contemporary, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, the Andy Warhol Museum, Human Rights Watch and the International Sculpture Center.
Expo Chicago will launch the international fall arts season. The city's visual, performing and culinary arts will highlight Chicago's diverse culture for Expo Art Week. Performance partners will include Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Harris Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera and Blue Man Group. Participating restaurants will have reserved seating and special menus.
Expo Chicago is expected to attract artists, dealers, collectors and curators from around the world.
The exhibitions at Expo Chicago will be open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 20-22, at Navy Pier, 500 W. Grand Ave. Hours vary. Tickets are $20 for one day or $30 for three days and can be purchased online. For more information about Expo Chicago and Expo Art Week, visit expochicago.com.
Untitled, 2012, by Piotr Uklanski. Pottery, mortar on masonry board and aluminum. Shown by Massimo de Carlo Gallery, London.