Expo Chicago – 2021
Expo Chicago, the annual art fair that was scheduled to open at the end of September, has chosen the latter option, saying that it has pushed its upcoming edition to April 2021. The postponement marks the first of any art fair scheduled for this fall, including a number of fairs that rescheduled their spring/summer dates for this fall. Chief among them is Art Basel, the world’s largest art fair, which is set to run September 17–20, the week before Expo Chicago was to open. And in the past several days, two of the world’s largest art biennials, the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea and the Biennale de Lyon in France said they too would postpone their upcoming exhibitions until February 2021 and September 2022, respectively. Among their chief concerns were the production of new work and possible international travel restrictions. Full details on the 2021 Expo will be announced at a later date.