EXPO CHICAGO 2019: Dialogues September 22
@ Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Opening Sunday, September 22nd, from 12PM - 4PM
On view through Sunday, September 22nd
Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them.
Panelists | Jacob Fabricius (Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark)
Installed within the expansive, vaulted architecture of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU features large-scale sculpture, video, film and site-specific works. Join the 2019 IN/SITU Curator, Jacob Fabricius and featured artists as they discuss the ambitions of the program and works on view.
THE COSMOS: POSSIBILITIES OF A STRUCTURE
Panelists | Edra Soto (Artist) and Eduardo Terrazas (Artist | Timothy Taylor). Moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries).
While the cosmos controls and regulates our understanding of space and structures, it is also an interminable architecture. Its unending reach has inspired contemporary artists to explore the bounds of the infinite. Thinking in terms of how we can define a cosmos, both universally and subjectively, this panel will explore the practices of Eduardo Terrazas, whose work includes the iconic pavilions designed for the Olympic games in Mexico City in 1968, and Chicago-based artist Edra Soto, whose installations explore how patterns arise from aesthetic structures of colonialism within her native Puerto Rico. Presented in partnership with the Terra Foundation of American Art and Surface.
BOOK LAUNCH | CREATIVE CHICAGO: AN INTERVIEW MARATHON
Speakers | Alison Cuddy (Chicago Humanities Festival, Co-Author), Elizabeth Glassman (Terra Foundation for American Art), Barbara Kasten (Artist | Bortolami), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries, Co-Author), and Edra Soto (Artist). Led by Stephanie Cristello (EXPO CHICAGO, THE SEEN).
Taking place at EXPO CHICAGO last year, Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist was a five-hour series of conversations with artists, authors, architects, and others representing Chicago’s diverse creative community. Join Obrist, Terra Foundation President Elizabeth Glassman, Chicago Humanities Festival Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy, and artists Barbara Kasten and Edra Soto for the unveiling of a publication that documents the event and explores the work of the 20+ participants. Published by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Creative Chicago features texts of Obrist’s conversations, along with photographs of the program against the stage installation by Barbara Kasten. Book signing to follow. Presented by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Chicago Humanities Festival.
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