Text: Dates: 29 April 2011 until 2 May 2011, Opening Preview: April 28, 2011. Location: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654 USA
NEXT includes works from both commercial and non-commercial arts organizations—galleries, project spaces, art publications and key private contemporary collections from around the world.
Post show press release 5-17-11 http://www.nextartfair.com/news/2010/05/official-post-show-press-relea.php
What If: To Dream, Desire and Acquire
What if you could have what you want? Curators explore what they would buy if all restrictions were lifted – money, wall space, conflict of interest, or institutional directives. Contemporary curators Margo A. Crutchfield, recently Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, and Lilly Wei, New York-based independent Curator, essayist and art critic, who writes regularly for Art in America and is a contributing editor at ARTnews, will speak about contemporary works of art they would love to own in a spirited session that addresses desire, connoisseurship, personal taste, and quality.
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SOUND STRUCTURE: Sound and Art in an Era of Flow
Presented by the International Sculpture Center
Sound exists simultaneously within multiple realms: as presence and absence, as action and object, within space and time. This panel will explore sound at the borders of visual art, science, and the tectonic, activated and manipulated as a material in contemporary art. Panelists include Andrea Polli, Chair of Digital Media and Professor of Art, Art History and Engineering at the University of New Mexico Center for the Arts; Shawn Decker, artist and professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago; Christopher Janney, artist and architect; and Polly Ulrich, critic.