GRIMM and BorzoGallery present a solo booth dedicated to Dutch artist Ger van Elk (1941-2014) at EXPO Chicago, 2018. The presentation is a recreation of Ger van Elk’s last exhibition in the Netherlands before he passed away. Conceived as a mirror image of itself, the exhibition “As Is, As Was” at GRIMM consisted of four plexiglass wall-based objects and a single mobile hanging in the middle of the gallery space, in addition to a series of Conclusion paintings. Simultaneously, a variation of these works was exhibited at BorzoGallery in the exhibition titled “As Was, As Is.”
EXPO CHICAGO (September 27-30, 2018), the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Opening the fall art season every September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international art galleries alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Dedicated to rigorous and challenging programming, EXPO CHICAGO initiates strategic international partnerships, built alongside strong institutional relationships with major local museums and organizations to open parallel exhibitions and events. The 2018 edition of EXPO CHICAGO will align with Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art, to present various programs and events throughout EXPO ART WEEK (September 24–30, 2018) including panel discussions, performances, and activations across the city.
The EXPO hosts two Dutch curators during the event, who will be interacting with galleries and artist from around the globe.