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Chicago Invitational presented by NADA

September 19, 2019 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Chicago Athletic Association hotel

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.

Thursday, September 19th
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. 

Programming Schedule
12pm | Drawing Room Library
Barely Fair: Economies of Scale

What unique opportunities can small scale exhibition spaces provide artists and curators? What is lost, gained, or amplified when a practice scales up (or down) in the current market? Is this shift in scale a useful metric when placed into a digital feed? This talk, presented by the four directors of BARELY FAIR and Julius Caesar will be divided into six sets of ten minutes discussions that pair curators, artists, and gallerists working at a range of scales in both their personal and professional practices.

Participants include Josh Dihle (Julius Caesar, Barely Fair), Michelle Grabner (The Suburban, The Poor Farm), Tony Lewis (Julius Caesar, Barely Fair), Tim Mann (Prairie, Mickey), Roland Miller (Julius Caesar, Barely Fair), Raven Munsell (Richard Gray Gallery, Third Object, Trunk Show), Haynes Riley (Good Weather), Eric Ruschman (RUSCHMAN), Jack Schneider (Prairie, MCA), Kate Sierzputowski (Julius Caesar, Barely Fair), Vincent Uribe (LVL3, The Arts of Life).

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. 


September 19, 2019 11:00 am - 7:00 pm


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