Full /Dialogues and panel programs for 2016 edition

Full /Dialogues and panel programs for 2016 edition


June 28, 2016

September 22–25, 2016

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


EXPO CHICAGO announces the full program for /Dialogues, presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, featuring over 20 discussions including the ART & LANGUAGE symposium, the return of Exchange by Northern Trust: An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collecting, and the inaugural Art Critics Forum to take place during the fifth annual exposition, September 22–25, 2016. Featuring over 20 discussions with leading artists, curators, collectors, critics and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them, the 2016 program will include an inaugural thematically focused symposium, as well as newly crafted performative panels.

“We are thrilled to announce the full program for /Dialogues and additional panels to join the ART & LANGUAGE symposium during the fifth edition of the fair—featuring some of the most important voices in contemporary art spanning a diverse range of subjects,” said Director of Programming | EXPO CHICAGO Stephanie Cristello. “The roster of panelists set for this September promises to place Chicago on the vanguard of contemporary art criticism and discourse.”

The full /Dialogues program will feature Dieter Roelstraete on Documenta 14 as part of South: A State of Mind, with Belgrade-based Irena Haiduk, Athens-based Angelo Plessas, and Chicago-based Claire Pentecost; internationally renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist will return to Chicago for a keynote conversation with artist and academic Joseph Grigely on the legacy and importance of his work; artists from the EXPO VIDEO program will be in conversation with Palais de Tokyo Curator Daria de Beauvais; Beatrix Ruf and Linda Yablonsky in conversationon the legacy of artist Mark Morrisroe (1959–1989); Pablo León de la Barra in conversation; Hong Kong-based M+ Curator Aric Chen, Israel Museum Curator Dan Handel, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago Zoë Ryan, and James Zemaitis, on the specifics of curating architecture and design moderated by Jonathan Solomon; “On the Direct Gaze” presented in partnership with Aperture Foundation featuring photographer Deana Lawson and Franklin Sirmans in conversation with Brendan Wattenberg; and “Publication as Exhibition” moderated by Jens Hoffmann, featuring Senior Editor of Afterall Helena Vilalta, Contemporary Art Daily’s Forrest Nash and Head of Publications for Mousse Stefano Cernuschi, moderated by Founding Director and Publisher of OSMOS Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz.

For the first time, /Dialogues will feature a performative panel by critic and independent curator Guillaume Désanges, presenting a special iteration of “A History of Performance in 20 Minutes” with co-performer Frédéric Cherboeuf. Désanges will also participate in the first-ever focused symposium on Friday, September 23, on the work of British conceptual artists ART & LANGUAGE, conceived in collaboration with Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts. Founding members Mel Ramsden and Michael Baldwin will be present alongside related scholars, curators, and art professionals, including a panel on “Conceptualism and Rock & Roll” featuring avant-garde rock musician Mayo Thompson, leader of the band The Red Crayola, moderated by Dominic Molon.

The full schedule of panels will join previously announced discussions, including “The New Global Economy: Contemporary Art from Africa and its Diaspora in the Marketplace” featuring Simon Njami, Kenneth Montague and Yesomi Umolu moderated by Bomi Odufunade, and Kerry James Marshall in conversation with bestselling author Sarah Thornton, among others.

/Dialogues will run continuously at EXPO CHICAGO Friday, September 23–Sunday, September 25 beginning at 11:30am each day on the /Dialogues stage at the east end of Festival Halls A & B.

For the full listing of the /Dialogues schedule, click here.

Exchange by Northern Trust: An Interactive Conversation Around the Art of Collecting, located in the Northern Trust Anchor Lounge, will feature a series of private discussions tailored exclusively for invited VIP guests, including “Collecting in the Age of Futurity” chaired by Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Dr. Omar Kholeif with collectors Anita Zabludowicz and Carl Thoma and curators Christiane Paul and Aram Moshayedi. Highlights include “The Trans-Atlantic Museum” featuring Florence Derieux in conversation with Sarah Thornton; “Collecting in the Arab World” with Kholeif; a special talk on the 100 Year Anniversary of The Arts Club of Chicago, moderated by Janine Mileaf; and President and CEO of AXA Art Americas Corporation Christiane Fischer in conversation with Northern Trust Executive Vice President of Wealth Management Mac MacLellan, as part of the “Deloitte and ArtTactic Art & Finance Report with Philip Hoffman and Adriano Picinati di Torcello, moderated by Phillip A. Klein.

The EXPO CHICAGO Art Critics Forum will take place on-site in the 300 level rooms of Navy Pier. Led by ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas, “Transparency | Opacity”—the overarching theme of the inaugural discussion—will feature ArtReview and ArtReview Asia Editor-in-Chief Mark Rappolt, Spike Art Quarterly Editor Kolja Reichert, BLOUIN ART + AUCTION Editor-at-Large Judd Tully and Ran Dian Editor Iona Whittaker.

For more information on EXPO CHICAGO 2016 programs and to plan your visit, please visit www.expochicago.com.

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