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Returning in-person this week, EXPO CHICAGO, the international exposition of contemporary & modern art, will be hosting its ninth annual edition at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Open through April 10, the fair brings together 140 leading galleries, from 25 countries and 65 cities, including Kavi Gupta, David Klein Gallery, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art, Kasmin, P.P.O.W., and Jessica Silverman.
Included in the core programs is /Dialogues, an on-site panel composed of art world leaders, like the Poetry Foundation and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kate Sierzputowski, Director of Programming, said this edition will be the first time since 2019 the fair will be in person, “and the incredible range and depth of the core programs reflect this built energy and enthusiasm.” Panels include notable names like Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson of the National Endowment of the Arts, curator Jamillah James, and Koyo Kouoh of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.
IN/SITU, a site-specific series of works installed within the Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, will feature works by names like Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Raphaël Barontini. And OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, will see citywide digital billboards by the Chicago Digital Network (CDN) featuring works by artists like Barnaby Barford, Sanford Biggers, Brandon Breaux, Jasmine Clarke, Laura Kina, Caroline Liu, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Leonard Suryajaya, Gerald Williams, and Karl Wirsum.