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Chicago Invitational presented by NADA

September 18, 2019 2:00 pm - 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.

Wednesday, September 18th
VIP Preview by Invitation 10am–2pm
Open to the Public 2–7pm

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
4:30pm | Drawing Room Library
Larry Achiampong & Daniel R. Quiles in Conversation

Join us for a conversation between British-Ghanian artist Larry Achiampong and Daniel R. Quiles, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the School of the Art Institute, as they discuss the artist’s recent work on view at the Chicago Invitational with Copperfield, London.

7–10pm | Game Room, Bocce Court
Melissa Brown: Fair Game

Artist Melissa Brown will curate a poker tournament during which invited players will wager original artworks in a winner-take-all round of Texas Hold ‘Em. The winner will leave the table with an art collection, formed by chance and skill. An exhibition of the wagered artworks will be displayed during the game. Presented with Derek Eller Gallery, New York.

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 18, 2019 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Chicago Athletic Association hotel

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