Keynote Panels Include Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Legendary Hairy Who Artists; Diego Perrone, Eugenio Re Rebaudengo and Letizia Ragaglia on Contemporary Art in Italy; Matthieu Poirier in conversation with Daniel Buren and more; and Thelma Golden, Solveig Øvstebø and Franklin Sirmans in Conversation with Jacob Proctor
Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art,, announces highlighted discussions for /Dialogues to take place during the fourth annual exposition, 17 > 20 September 2015, with more than ten additional panels to be announced leading up to the fair. 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. Located on the east end of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, the /Dialogues stage will feature continuous programming throughout each day of the fair, offering guests multiple chances to see and hear riveting discussions and engaging exchange between some of the most respected arts professionals working today.
“This early look at our /Dialogues program shows that in the three years since our inaugural exposition, it has quickly developed into a powerful conversation space for globally-respected artists, curators and art professionals,” said EXPO CHICAGO President and Director Tony Karman. “This year, the /Dialogues stage will host insightful panels that look at the art scene both then and now in Chicago, with Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with a selection of Chicago Imagists; as well as beyond the Midwest—from current perspectives on national museum contexts in the United States, and more. These panels will bring together the voices of some of the greatest artists and thinkers living today, and are just a snapshot of the full programming we will be releasing for EXPO CHICAGO this September.”
Highlights of the 2015 program include Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with artists Art Green, Gladys Nilsson and Karl Wirsum from the Hairy Who in advance of the fifty-year anniversary of their first exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center; Diego Perrone, Letizia Ragaglia and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo on the state of contemporary art in Italy from an international perspective; independent curator Matthieu Poirier in conversation with Daniel Buren, Nicolas Cattelain and Felice Varini discussing radical abstraction and its relationship to architecture as part of the French-American Curatorial Exchange; and Thelma Golden, Solveig Øvstebø and Franklin Sirmans in conversation with Jacob Proctor on the global impact of public collections and exhibitions that different museum models allow from an institutional standpoint.[ /dialogues | schedule highlights ]
Friday, 18 September
2:30 pm | Contemporary Art in Italy: Today
Featuring Artist Diego Perrone, Director of MUSEION Letizia Ragaglia and Founder of ARTUNER Eugenio Re Rebaudengo
Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and ItalCultura.
4:00 pm | Museum Models: The Global Impact of Public Collections
Featuring Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem Thelma Golden, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Renaissance Society Solveig Øvstebø and Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art of LACMA Franklin Sirmans.
Moderated by Curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society Jacob Proctor
Saturday, 19 September
2:30 pm | French-American Curatorial Exchange | Leaving the Canvas: Abstract Art and Architecture
Featuring Artist Daniel Buren, Collector Nicolas Cattelain and Artist Felice Varini. Moderated and organized by Independent Art Historian, Critic and Curator Matthieu Poirier
4:00 pm | Hans Ulrich Obrist: In Conversation with the Hairy Who
Featuring Artists Art Green, Gladys Nilsson and Karl Wirsum