Thursday, April 17, 2008

Art Around Chicago April 2008

Version Fest '08: Dark Matter

Happening April 17-27. Chicago, IL. Website here.
Opening night Dark Matter Group Show April 18, 2008. Click Calender for schedule.


Happening April 25-28

Art Chicago 2008
Art Chicago™ 2008, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together 180 of the world's leading emerging and established galleries, representing 56 international cities to showcase the work of over 2,000 renowned artists. Art Chicago™ offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video and special installations.

NEXT will include works from both commercial and non-commercial arts organizations as well as galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, art publications and key private contemporary collections. A virtual clearing-house for the best of contemporary art, NEXT presents a new, selectively curated exhibition format that brings together—in one exhibition space—the most cutting-edge contemporary artists and arts organizations in the world.

More international than any other young fair of contemporary art to date, NEXT boasts galleries from every important art city in the world, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Warsaw and Bucharest. The largest collection to date of significant art trends ever assembled, NEXT presents approximately 170 of the best young galleries from every major international center of art production.

The Artist Project
Running concurrently with Art Chicago™, The Artist Project is an exhibition and sale featuring original work from cutting-edge artists undiscovered by the gallery community. The Artist Project is a great opportunity to discover and obtain interesting and affordable art directly from this uniquely talented group of artists.

The Intuit Show
The Intuit Show of Folk and Outsider Art is an art fair sponsored by and benefiting Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. The Intuit Show features the sale of self-taught art, outsider art, art brut, ethnographic art, non-traditional folk art and visionary art. A distinct element of Artropolis™, a citywide celebration of arts, antiques and culture, The Intuit Show brings together leading dealers and galleries from around the world.

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