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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

EXPO Chicago Hopes To Engage In Different Ways

EXPO Chicago Hopes To Engage In Different Ways

WDCB’s Gary Zidek sits down with EXPO Chicago director of programming Stephanie Cristello.

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“We try and stay very topical. And one of the benefits of being an annual exposition, as opposed to a biennial or triennial, is that we can work on thematics and topics that are very relevant to the current moment.” - Stephanie Cristello talking about her approach to programming EXPO Chicago.

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The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, also known as EXPO Chicago, opens Friday September 28 and continues through Sunday September 30. Presented at Navy Pier, 135 galleries from around the world will be displaying work at EXPO Chicago.  But the Exposition is more than just a gigantic art fair, there’s a tremendous amount of public programming designed to engage people in unique ways.

 Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco and Salon94, New York  Purple Atmosphere , 1972

Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco and Salon94, New York Purple Atmosphere, 1972

Even Chicago-area residents who don’t go to Navy Pier might engage with EXPO Chicago in other ways. For the third year in a row, EXPO Chicago has partnered with the city for a public art initiative known as OVERRIDE: A BILLBOARD PROJECT. Chicago’s City Digital Network of billboards will feature the work of 12 local, national and international artists through October 7. People who happen to glance at one of these billboards might catch a glimpse of a piece created by artists Theaster Gates, Judy Chicago, Douglas Coupland, and Amanda Williams.

 Olaf Breuning, Carbon 12, Dubai. Stock Market, 2011

Olaf Breuning, Carbon 12, Dubai. Stock Market, 2011

EXPO VIDEO, IN/SITU, EXPO Sound, IN/SITU Outside and the popular DIALOGUES series are among the programs that take place alongside the Exposition itself.

For more information about the EXPO and all the programming taking place visit expochicago.com.

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The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, aka EXPO CHICAGO, opens at Navy Pier on Friday 9/28 and continues through Sunday 9/30.

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