I’m heading to EXPO CHICAGO this weekend, but I suffer from art fair anxiety (that overwhelming feeling of not being able to “see it all”) and it’s already kicking in. Not to say that I won’t enjoy the scene, but I’m already anticipating some deer-in-the-headlights moments.
EDITION Chicago is more of my scene. Hosted at Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) in the West Loop, EDITION is a satellite fair to the extravaganza over at Navy Pier that focuses on more affordable contemporary art. Fourteen galleries and non-profit institutions from around North America are packed into the CAC’s intimate space, offering a more laid-back (but equally engaging) art fair experience.
Here are a few of the highlights from my trip today:
Also not to miss is SAIC alum Joseph G. Cruz (BFA, 2011)’s “Assembling Vestiges” at the BOLT Project Space within CAC. He’s also doing a special installation at EXPO (Booth #238).