Citywide Celebration Surrounds Fourth Annual Exposition at Navy Pier
September 17 – 20, 2015
CHICAGO — EXPO CHICAGO,
The International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art announces the return of the EXPO ART WEEK, September 14 – 20, 2015. Presented in conjunction with Choose Chicago and the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), EXPO CHICAGO is pleased to announce an unprecedented list of major institutional alignments with Chicago's leading organizations, museums and cultural partners set to open during the fourth annual exposition, September 17 – 20, 2015. For a full list of all EXPO ART WEEK events, please click here.
A core program of EXPO ART WEEK, Art After Hours is a citywide open gallery night inviting EXPO CHICAGO visitors and the Chicago community to experience the city's vibrant art scene, including alternative exhibition venues and performance spaces, open during extended hours on Friday, Sept.18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Free shuttles will be running throughout the evening to ensure easy transportation between River North, the West Loop and the Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For a complete list of participating galleries, click here.
“Chicago has always been a true global destination and with the addition of EXPO CHICAGO on the fall arts calendar, our city now boasts one of the must-see art fairs in the world,” said Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Cultural affairs and Special Events Michelle T. Boone. “The incredible cultural institutions and organizations throughout our city are highlighted during EXPO CHICAGO as the City of Chicago urges visitors and residents alike to experience the rich and cast culture that is offered year round.”
With EXPO CHICAGO as the centerpiece, the city’s most prestigious cultural institutions will highlight their unique programming and special events including museum exhibitions; gallery openings; installations; public art projects; music, theater and dance performances; and special dining experiences. This citywide celebration of arts and culture will offer the world’s art enthusiasts, collectors and curators an abundance of opportunity to explore all that Chicago has to offer.
“We are extremely proud to be partnering with Chicago’s leading museums, galleries and cultural organizations to highlight the numerous cultural offerings taking p lace during our fourth edition,” said EXPO CHICAGO President | Director Tony Karman. “Never before have so many events and openings been aligned with an art fair in Chicago - and no other city in the world would marshal the collaborative partnerships that have been created as a part of this special week.”
Galerie Daniel Templon Booth 234
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Friday, September 18 | 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday, September 19 | 11:00am–7:00pm
Sunday, September 20 | 11:00am–6:00pm
One Day Ticket: $20.00
Three Day Weekend Ticket: $30.00
Group Tickets: $15.00
Tickets can be purchased here.
Thursday, September 17 | 6:00–9:00pm
Presented by the Women’s Board benefitting Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Tickets available online at mcachicago.org/vernissage.
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 United States
5–7 pm: VIP Patron Reception
VIP Patron Sponsorship begins at $300
6–9 pm: Opening Reception
Opening reception individual tickets are $100
Gas BP will be showing at the Galerie Daniel Templon booth (#234) at the Chicago Expo, September 17th-20th. Gas BP is part of LaChapelle's Land Scape and Gas Station Series (2012), on which art critic Shana Nys Dambrot writes, "the eponymous gas stations and refineries that populate LaChapelle's iconic natural world locations are staged as architectural avatars of a planet coping with the stresses of peak oil....their eerie, hauntingly surrealist lighting, dimensionality of the models, attentiveness to detail, and forced perspective in the hero-shot compositions suggest art-historical influences from Edward Hopper to Ed Ruscha." In Gas BP, LaChapelle's handcrafted fueling station-- pictured amongst nature-- is depicted as commentary on the globally networked industrial infrastructure of oil production and distribution.
EXPO CHICAGO will present 140 leading galleries representing 16 countries and 47 cities from around the world. Countries represented at the 2015 exposition include: Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.