Chicago Invitational presented by NADA
The Chicago Athletic Association has been home to innovation since its inception in 1893. Since being reimagined as a hotel today, spaces within our walls have transformed into fully immersive pop-up bars, a roller rink, concert venues and more. This September, taking over the Tank on the ground floor and the entire 4th floor, including Stagg Court and all 13 guest rooms, the hotel is thrilled to welcome the first Chicago Invitational, presented by NADA. In addition to the gallerist’s booths, the Chicago Invitational will feature complimentary daily programming open to all, including non ticket holders.
Saturday, September 21st
Open to the Public 11–7pm
Admission can be purchased online for $20 Run of Show & $10 Senior / Student here, or at the fair.
The curated galleries can be viewed here.
1pm | Drawing Room Library
Kahlil Robert Irving & Dan Berger in Conversation
Artist Kahlil Robert Irving and Daniel Berger, collector and Director of Iceberg Projects in Chicago, discuss Irving’s work in sculpture, printmaking and other media, illustrating his conceptual foundations and the personal threads woven throughout. Drawing from current events, art history, and media studies, this conversation will serve to interrogate Irving’s contemporary practice and experience as an African American artist in the current political climate. Presented with Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.
Anahita Razmi: „I’ll eat your liver“ ≈ “I love you so much”
A performative lecture by German-Iranian artist Anahita Razmi on weird translation errors, the contingencies of cultural misunderstandings, double entendre and Persian liver idioms. Presented with Carbon 12, Dubai.
The inaugural edition of the Chicago Invitational further exemplifies NADA’s expanded commitment to year-round programming and producing alternatives for galleries to exhibit artwork in a new setting.
The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.