Alex Guofeng Cao

May 03, 2010 @ Chicago

Art Chicago celebrated its 30th anniversary (April 29–May 3)
by hosting 150 galleries exhibiting modern and contemporary art from 55 cities around the world. Power players like Rhona Hoffman Gallery, White Cube, Haunch of Venison, Pace Prints, and Nyehaus brought major works, while non-profit arts organizations, such as amfAR and the Aperture Foundation showed limited edition prints by emerging and established photographers. Special exhibitions highlighted artists  exploring social and political ideas, works that are emblematic of major movements and developments in American art, and large-scale sculptures in the interior and exterior public spaces of the Merchandise Mart. The Midwest, show us your malls!—PAUL LASTER