CAM is pleased to be participating in the inaugural EXPO CHICAGO art fair, September 20–23 (Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago). We will be presenting an interactive installation by Lauren Adams—who is currently exhibiting in the Front Room—at booth 520. On Friday, September 21 at 1:30pm, Dominic will be speaking on the Contemporary Curator’s Panel at the fair (more details below). If you’re in Chicago, please make sure to stop by and say hello!
EXPO CHICAGO/2012 features an outstanding selection of 100 international exhibitors as well as a limited number of young galleries in the Exposure section. Additional programming includes IN/SITU, a showcase of large-scale installations, site-specific and performative works by leading international artists situated throughout the fair, and /Dialogues, a daily series of panel discussions and conversations with leading artists, architects, curators, designers, and art professionals. Visit expochicago.com for more information.
We the People is an interactive installation in which artist Lauren Adams has painted slogans from recent Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party protests into reproduced Revolutionary War-era wallpaper. Visitors to CAM’s booth (520) can paint their own “protest” on a unique ceramic plate to be displayed during the fair. A custom-designed tea towel both advertises the project and will be exchanged with visitors in return for their contributions. The project complements Adams’ presentation in CAM’s Front Room, on view through October 14.
Friday, September 21, 1:30 pm Contemporary Curator's Panel features Michael Darling (Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago), Lisa Dorin (Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago), and Dominic Molon (Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis). Moderated by Paul Laster (Editor, Artkrush).