CHSO 20th Anniversary : Page 62

[now in CHiC AGO ] SUiT UP Upper Management Off THE wALLS GLObAL GALLEry exPo chicAgo brings the Art world to nAv y Pier. by thomas connors HANGING OUT From top: Works like “Cyclone Twist,” by Alice Aycock (of Galerie Thomas Schulte); and “the exes,” by Sarah Cain (of Honor Fraser) will be on view at Expo Chicago, Sept. 18-21. Missed the Venice Biennale? Can’t wait for Art Basel Miami? Not to worry. The art world comes to Chicago this month when 140 galleries from all around the globe set up shop at Navy Pier for the third annual Expo Chicago (expochicago. com). A relative newcomer in the international art fair game, the event has already proven its appeal, becoming a must-do for collectors, curators and dealers. “In just two years, Expo Chicago has become an important platform to showcase progressive art, a major event on the arts calendar,” says Adrian Sutton, director of Bla in/ Southern , which operates out of London and Berlin. His gallery’s lineup this year includes work by New York-based painter Ali Banisadr, the UK sculpting duo Tim Noble & Sue Webster, and video master Bill Viola. Among the buzziest presences would have to be David Zwirner , whose attendance is a solid indicator of interest from collectors. His New York and London galleries move hundreds of millions’ worth of art, representing the estates of Dan Flavin, Gordon Matta-Clark and Alice Neel as well as a number of current players, including Chris Ofili, Lisa Yuskavage and Doug Wheeler. As long as your tastes aren’t old school, this show’s got you covered. Crazy for conceptualism? Check out Berlin’s Galerie Thomas Schulte , a champion of such artists as Richard Artschwager, Joseph Kosuth and Sol LeWitt. Also on hand, veteran dealer Karsten Greve (Paris, St. Moritz, Cologne), wh o se p a s s i o n s have ranged from John Chamberlain to Sigmar Polke. With so much worthy work on view, even the pros get jazzed about walking the floor. Whitney Stoepel, artist liaison at Chicago’s Kavi Gupta Gallery (which will be showing a huge, interactive sculpture by Jessica Stockholder) is keen to visit the booths of L.A.’s Honor Fraser and New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery . Now—where to begin? 62 CS SEPTEMBER 2014 No stranger to power dressing, Max Mara has been a chic, understated go-to for the fashionable, professional woman. The italian house’s latest venture, the Tailored Suit Project, embodies the essential capsule wardrobe with a strong focus on the jacket. Although the trousers, skirts and lightweight sweaters are all quietly elegant in their own right, each piece is meant to coordinate with the hand-sewn, precisely tailored jackets. Four different styles comprise the collection, including single-and double-breasted silhouettes, all constructed to fit gracefully on the female body. Talk about commanding style! 900 Michigan Ave., 312.475.9500 – IFS

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