Monday, January 14, 2008
Art Chicago Announces 2008 Exhibitor List
The galleries for the 2008 edition of Art Chicago have just been announced. This along with the report that The Merchandise Mart also just purchased a fair in Toronto no one’s heard of.
There are some spaces that stand out, which seems to indicate that the fair is making a come back, or at least some notable spaces have enough faith in The Mart to make a trip out to Chicago this spring:
Leo Castelli, DC Moore, Finesilver, Gemini G.E.L., Richard Gray, Rhona Hoffman, Knoedler & Company, Greg Kucera, Yvon Lambert, Galerie Lelong, Marlborough, P•P•O•W, Roebling Hall, Jack Shainman, Sikkema & Jenkins, Timothy Taylor, Tony Wight (who’s seemed to have all but dropped the Body Builder name) Donald Young and Zwirner & Wirth.
The members of the selection committee, whom are all also showing, are:
> Joel Beck, Roebling Hall, New York
> Stephen Daiter, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
> Paul Gray, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
> Robert Fishko, Forum Gallery, New York
> James Goodman, James Goodman Gallery, New York
> Rhona Hoffman, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
> Hans Mayer, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf
> Richard Solomon, Pace Prints, New York
> Martin Weinstein, Martin Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
This coupled with Kavi Gupta’s invitational Next Fair indicates that perhaps Chicago’s place in the art fair circuit might not be completely dead. Not to mention all of Lumpen’s Version>08 events.
> FULL LIST OF GALLERIES
> TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
> TIAFAIR PURCHASE