By Shevaughnne Brown
It’s Back! The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art opens the fall art season at Navy Pier. The fifth edition of EXPO Chicago will feature artwork from over 140 galleries from all over the world. The EXPO will also include EXPOSURE—a section that allows newer galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair. Chicago art enthusiasts can partake in EXPO Art Week beginning Sepetember 19-25, 2016. The onsite programming will include Special Exhibitions; Dialogues panel discussions, presented in partnership with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; EXPO Video, a curated selection of new media, film and video works; as well as IN/SITU and IN/SITU Outside and EXPO Projects, a curated selection of site-specific projects presented both on the main floor of the exposition, and throughout the city of Chicago.
The Museum of Contemporary Art will also host Vernissage 2016 as the opening night preview of EXPO Chicago at Festival Hall, Navy Pier. This benefit, organized by the MCA’s Women’s Board, has been hailed the city’s most anticpated art event of the year. Early bird tickets to the opening reception are $125, otherwise tickets generally start at $300. General Admission for EXPO Chicago 2016 starts at $20.
This citywide celebration of art and culture will feature artwork from leading galleries representing 22 countries and 53 cities from around the world. Some of the countries include: Argentina, Austria, China, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Italy,Mexico, South Africa, and Spain, just to name a few. EXPO Chicago 2016 definitely gives us something to look forward to for the opening of the fall art season with the promise of world class exhibitons, and works that make the EXPO a definite must-see for art entusiasts all over Chicago.