Jan 21st 2021

EXPO CHICAGO presents Alternate Assembly: Environmental Impact in the Era of Pandemic, a digital proxy for rigorous in-person discourse over three days (January 21–23, 2021) in the form of an engaging hybrid online event. This amalgamation, hosted on the exposition’s newly launched microsite (program.expochicago.com /) will feature a series of scheduled programs with leading curators, artists, and scholars to address how ideas in contemporary art can contribute to rethinking our environment within the era of pandemic. Institutional Partners include ART 2030, Desert X, Daata, Danish Arts in Chicago, Independent Curators International, Joyce Foundation, MOCA Los Angeles, and Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), in addition to a thematic exhibition at the Malmö Art Museum presented by exposition’s Curatorial Exchange with Denmark.

Combining the exposition’s core programs—/Dialogues, the Curatorial Forum (presented in partnership with ICI), and THE SEEN—Alternate Assembly will engage EXPO CHICAGO’s local and global audience through an innovative digital platform, from live streaming panel discussions and film screenings (presented in partnership with Daata), to institutionally focused discussions, and art criticism.


Hesselholdt & Mejlvang Carla Acevedo-Yates Regina Agu Carolina Caycedo Stephanie Cristello Ryan N. Dennis Marjolijn Dijkman Luise Faurschou César García-Alvarez Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford (Floating Museum) Elizabeth Hénaff Toril Johannesen Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg Laura Lupton Faheem Majeed (Floating Museum) Haley Mellin Srimoyee Mitra Cristina Molina Hương Ngô Katie A. Pfohl Sean Raspet Jodi Roberts Mika Rottenberg Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Raqs Media Collective) Kate Sierzputowski Xaviera Simmons Kim Stringfellow Oscar Tuazon Neville Wakefield Willie Wright

Thursday 1.21

11:00 am CST
/Dialogues | Perspectives on Water: Land Rights, Accessibility, and Histories

1:00 pm CST
Film Screening | Carolina Caycedo—Thanks For Hosting Us, We Are Healing our Broken Bodies / Gracias por hospedarnos. Estamos sanando nuestros cuerpos rotos

3:00 pm CST
Curatorial Forum Presents | Weathering Regional Landscapes

Friday 1.22

11:00 am CST

/Dialogues | Practices of Conservation — Exhibition and Environmental Impact

1:00 pm CST
/Dialogues | On Viruses — Critical Theories of Contagion

3:00 pm CST
/Dialogues | Desert as Place and Idea: Planning Desert X 2021

Saturday 1.23

11:00 am CST
/Dialogues | Sustainable Societies for the Future

1:00 pm CST
Film Screening | Toril Johannesen & Marjolijn Dijkman

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