CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/11/2019
Join Artbook | D.A.P. and Skira Editore September 20–22 at EXPO Chicago 2019! Our booth (#138) will feature a selection of new and classic monographs, exhibition catalogs, theory titles and gift books, with a special emphasis on exhibiting and local artists. Featured titles include A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve: Cooking with Date Syrup by Michael Rakowitz, published by Art / Books; Basquiat's "Defacement": The Untold Story from Guggenheim Museum; The Chicago Imagists from Hayward Gallery; and Alfred Hitchcock: Cinema on the Edge of Nothing; Giorgio de Chirico: The Changing Face of Metaphysical Art and Hildegard von Bingen: A Journey into the Images from Skira (all below), as well as a selection of titles on or by Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, who will be performing and exhibiting numerous works throughout the fair.
JOIN US FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 FROM 1–1:30 PM FOR A PERFORMANCE AND BOOK SIGNING BY ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV!
PERFORMANCE: Concert for a Fly (1988) by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
BOOK SIGNING: Painting the Stage: Artists as Stage Designers by Denise Wendel-Poray and Painting the Stage: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (limited edition), (above) both published by Skira.
Following the 12–1 PM panel, The Kabakovs | On Utopia, a book signing for Painting the Stage: Artists as Stage Designers by Denise Poray-Wendel will be presented in partnership with Skira. A limited edition of the publication created and signed by acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta, will be included in this Chicago debut. For this extraordinary tour de force of bookmaking, Botta has designed a wooden sculpture that houses a luxurious clothbound edition of Wendel-Poray's Painting the Stage: Artists as Stage Designers—a pioneering history of the relationship between opera and art—with a signed and numbered print by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Produced in an edition of 60 copies, it includes a print from the Kabakov's The Flies: A Musical Phantasmagoria with walnut frame.
A rendition of the Kabakov's Concert for a Fly, featuring Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's (1844–1908) Flight of the Bumblebee, will take place throughout the signing.
ABOVE: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov's Ship of Tolerance, located at the entrance of the Navy Pier, will be presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Thursday, September 19: 12–6 PM
(By Invitation Only)
Thursday, September 19: 6–9 PM
(A benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, presented by the MCA Women's Board. General admission tickets are not valid for Thursday.)
Friday, September 20: 11 AM–7 PM
Saturday, September 21: 11 AM–7 PM
Sunday, September 22: 11 AM–6 PM
September 19–22, 2019
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611