Shamim M. Momin Will Curate IN/SITU at EXPO CHICAGO

by Corinna Kirsch on March 1, 2013 Newswire

Chicago's Navy Pier, site of EXPO CHICAGO.

In its second year, EXPO CHICAGO continues to bring in new blood. This year’s IN/SITU, the fair’s curatorial project devoted to site-specific and large-scale work, will be curated by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) Director Shamim M. Momin. Yes, that Shamim M. Momin who is single-handedly responsible for putting art in Los Angeles’ roadways, homes, museums, and anything that might loosely be considered public space. And yes, that Shamim M. Momin who co-curated the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials. For the latter, it was reported that she performed a whopping 600 studio visits in a single year.

We’re suspect of that number, but we’re looking forward to seeing what she has in store for EXPO CHICAGO, hosted at Navy Pier, Chicago’s own mini-Coney Island. Will there be art on the ferris wheel? Performances in the booths of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.? Probably not, but based on the 2008 Whitney Biennial’s “gypsy-themed feast“, we can expect something offbeat.


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