Presented in partnership with THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC), EXPO /Dialogues is a year-round program of symposia, panel discussions, and provocative artistic discourse. /Dialogues will culminate in daily programming at EXPO CHICAGO, highlighting the field’s leading artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals and the current issues that engage them.
All /Dialogues are open to General Admission ticket holders.
Thursday, September 20th
10:30am, Highlight: Noted art critic Jerry Saltz, senior critic for New York Magazine.
Introduction by Lisa Wainwright (Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty,
School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
12:30pm, Artist Eve Sussman (Haunch of Venison, Cristin Tierney) in conversation with artist Michelle Grabner (Professor and Department Chair, Department of Painting and Drawing, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Core Critic in Painting and Printmaking at Yale University)
2pm, United States Artists Projects discussion with: Katharine DeShaw, (Executive Director, United States Artists), Deborah Doering, (artist, featured in USA Projects) and Inigo Manglano-Ovalle (artist, USA Guthman Fellow). Moderated by Jack Guthman, (Board of Directors, United States Artists, and Civic Committee Chair, EXPO CHICAGO)
3:30pm, Artist Byron Kim (James Cohan Gallery) in conversation with Art Historian James Elkins (E.C. Chadbourne Chair in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
5:30pm, The Fear No ART Dinner Party featuring Chef Michael Kornick with artist Tony Tasset (Kavi Gupta), Josephine Lee (Artistic Director, Chicago Children’s Choir), and Jeff Handley (Principal Percussionist & Education Director, Chicago Sinfonietta)
9:30pm, Dialogues at the Inkwell: Sun Foot with Ron Burns, Chris Johanson (The Suzanne Geiss Company, Mitchell-Innes & Nash) and Brian Mumford
Friday, September 21st
10:30am, Highlight: Los Angeles-based artist Sterling Ruby in discussion with art adviser Todd Levin.
12:15pm, 2012 Artadia Awardees Announced for the Chicago Cycle with Chris Vroom (Artadia), Carolyn Ramo (Artadia), and Shannon Stratton (threewalls).
1:30pm, Contemporary Curator’s Panel featuring 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)
3:30pm, Artist Alec Soth (Martin Weinstein, Sean Kelly) in conversation with Curator Kate Bussard (Associate Curator of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago)
6pm, ADAA Panel Discussion featuring Paul Gray (Principal, Richard Gray Gallery), Jack Guthman (Chair, EXPO CHICAGO Civic Committee), Rhona Hoffman (Principal, Rhona Hoffman Gallery) and Stephanie Smith (Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Smart Museum of Art). Moderated by Linda Blumberg (Executive Director, Art Dealers Association of America) and an introduction by Tony Karman (President | Director, EXPO CHICAGO).
Saturday, September 22nd
10:30am, Highlight: The New York Times Magazine Photographs: A Conversation with Kathy Ryan (Director of Photography, New York Times Magazine) and artist Abelardo Morell presented in conjunction with Aperture Foundation.
12:30pm, Chicago Contemporary featuring a discussion with Hamza Walker (Director of Education and Associate Curator for the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago), Andrew Rafacz (Principal, Andrew Rafacz Gallery), and collector Daniel Berger M.D. Introduced by Forrest Nash (Contemporary Art Daily).
2:00pm, Art: An Investment of Passion featuring Heather Becker (CEO, The Conservation Center), Rich Heller M.D. (collector), Russell N. Johnson (Senior Vice President, The Northern Trust Company) and Rob Wolcott (Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network, Kellogg School of Management). Moderated by Claire Marmion (CEO, The Haven Art Group).
3:30pm, Artist Dzine (Salon 94) in conversation with Naomi Beckwith (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)
5:00pm, EXPOSURE discussion featuring Amel Bourouina (Principal, Bourouina Gallery) and Charles Kitchings (Principal, AMBACH & RICE) and Terry R. Myers(Critic, independent curator and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago).
Sunday, September 23rd:
11:30am, Highlight: Eclectic Coherence featuring artist Kenrick Mcfarlane, artist Patrick Chamberlain, artist Nazafarin Lotfi, and artist Barbara Kasten. Moderated by artist and curator Dawoud Bey (Stephen Daiter Gallery).
2pm, Artist Bill Fontana (Haunch of Venison) speaks about his Millennium Park sound sculpture project with Richard Holland (Bad at Sports).