Intersect Art and Design Announces Intersect Chicago / SOFA, a Virtual Art Fair, Live from November 6-12, 2020
Intersect Chicago Will Feature a Special Focus for Each Day of the Fair: Glass, Contemporary Art, Ceramic and Craft, Design, Outsider Art, Fiber, and Public Art / Sculpture
New York, NY, September 16, 2020—Intersect Art and Design announces the inaugural edition of Intersect Chicago, a virtual art fair replacing SOFA Chicago for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19. Intersect Chicago will be online from November 6-12, 2020 at www.sofaexpo.com with a dedicated VIP Preview Day by invitation only on November 5.
The fair is the evolution of SOFA – Sculpture Objects Functional Art. It is the intersection of art, design, objects, and lifestyle including daily highlights on Glass, Contemporary Art, Design, Ceramic and Craft, Outsider Art, Fiber, and Public Art / Sculpture. Intersect Chicago will feature institutions from around the globe with dedicated programming and a selection of galleries showcasing work of these disciplines.
Intersect Chicago will feature a special focus for each day of the fair:
Friday, November 6: Glass Arts
Saturday, November 7: Contemporary Art
Sunday, November 8: Ceramic Arts and Craft
Monday, November 9: Design
Tuesday, November 10: Outsider Art
Wednesday, November 11: Fiber Arts
Thursday, November 12: Public Art / Sculpture
Intersect Art and Design’s CEO Tim von Gal explains, “Following on the success of our first virtual art fair in July, Intersect Aspen, we are looking forward to the launch of Intersect Chicago in November. This is a special occasion, as we are launching the future of SOFA. We’ll preserve the spirit and focus of SOFA, continuing to highlight glass, craft, and sculpture, but will expand to include a larger interdisciplinary program across the fields of art and design.”
Becca Hoffman, Managing Director of Intersect Art and Design says, “With Intersect Chicago, we’re channeling the momentum and positivity of our inaugural July edition of Intersect Aspen into a new chapter of revamping and innovating the online space, while encouraging connectivity and an out of the box approach. The November platform will be a form of engagement for the community, highlighting dynamic programs, partners, and activations focusing on SOFA’s original tenets but with an absolutely new vision and fresh approach.”
Intersect Chicago will present SOFA Salons, a series of themed conversations pertaining to art and design, presented online and free to the public. To learn about upcoming programs and register, visit www.sofaexpo.com/salons.
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