Editors • 01/18/2017
CHICAGO—EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is proud to announce the selected curators for the IN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO programs, in addition to the inaugural curator for the EXPOSURE section. Showcasing large-scale installations and site-specific works throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, IN/SITU will be curated by the Centre Pompidou Foundation Curator of American Art and the Centre Pompidou Curator-at-Large Florence Derieux. EXPO VIDEO, a dynamic screening program for film, video and new media works, will be selected by Adjunct Curator at the Hammer Museum Ali Subotnick. Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary Justine Ludwig, will curate the EXPOSURE section—highlighting emerging work from galleries eight years and younger. The extended five-day, sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO runs, Sept. 13–17, 2017 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall.
“The diverse interests of our 2017 Program Curators aligns with EXPO CHICAGO’s focus on initiating new opportunities to experience one of the highest quality platforms for art and culture,” said EXPO CHICAGO Director of Programming Stephanie Cristello. “With the expansion of EXPOSURE joining IN/SITU and EXPO VIDEO as one of the exposition’s core programs, in addition to an official satellite exhibition by one of the world’s leading contemporary art institutions, the ambition of the 2017 edition will be marked by a continued focus toward a rigorous and challenging selection of works by emerging and established artists.”
In addition to the on-site program Curators, Katell Jaffrès of the Palais de Tokyo will curate the first US-based iteration of the “Hors Les Murs” exhibition program, opening as an official satellite of EXPO CHICAGO (Sept. 12–Oct. 29, 2017). The exhibition inaugurates a global partnership with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Institut français and will run concurrently with the Chicago Architecture Biennial (Sept. 16–Dec. 31, 2017).