Three museums acquire seven works of art at Expo Chicago 2022 – ARTnews.com

After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Expo Chicago, which opened its 2022 edition on Thursday, is making up for lost time. Last November, the fair announced that it would expand its Northern Trust Purchase Prize to facilitate the acquisition of three works of art at three museums: the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Portland Art Museum and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Today, the fair announced the three works of art that each institution had selected to enter their permanent collections. PAMM will add a painting by Reginald Sylvester II, which was on display at the Maximillian William Gallery in London. The Portland Museum will receive three paintings by Nohemi Perez from the Instituto de Visión, a gallery with spaces in Bogotá and New York. And the Walker Art Center will add to its collection three works by Adler Guerrier, presented by Marisa Newman Projects in New York.

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Each of the newly purchased works was selected in the Exhibition section of the fair for galleries operating for less than 10 years. This year’s Exhibition section was curated by Humberto Moro, Deputy Program Director at the Dia Art Foundation in New York.

In a statement, Moro said, “With a strong focus on Latin American art, Section 2022 brings to the fore important issues of our time such as labor, technology, social justice, identity politics. , environmental concerns, among others. Northern Trust champions young artists and galleries through its annual purchase award, which boosts artists’ careers and places their work in important institutional collections.

In a statement, Henrietta Huldisch, Walker’s chief curator and director of curatorial affairs, who helped select Guerrier’s works for acquisition, said: “In her recent work, [Guerrier] poetically directs his lens to nature. Diversely exploring the comforts of domestic gardens while sheltering at home as well as the broader stories of the south, her work finds rich context in Walker’s deep possessions in photography and works on paper.

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