Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon

Public Programs

  • Navy Pier
  • Chicago Humanities Festival

September 29, 2018

A selection of participants in “Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon” taking place September, 29, 2018 on Chicago’s Navy Pier.

“Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon” will be the first US-based marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of London’s Serpentine Galleries, and one of the world’s leading curators, critics, and art historians. In 2005, Obrist hosted his first interview marathon—a 24-hour conversational exploration of art, ideas and creativity. The marathon format has become a central part of his practice ever since.

“Creative Chicago” will take a multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers and scientists, the “Creative Chicago” marathon will examine the numerous sparks that make the city a center for art, design and architecture. 

Current participants include:

  • Amanda Williams, Artist
  • Art Green, Artist
  • Barbara Kasten, Artist
  • Brandon Breaux, Artist
  • Cauleen Smith, Artist
  • Dawoud Bey, Photographer
  • Eddie Bocanegra, Organizer/Activist
  • Eula Biss, Writer
  • Eve Ewing, Writer/Visual Artist
  • Fatimah Asghar, Poet
  • Gerald Williams, Artist
  • Jeanne Gang, Architect
  • Joseph Grigely, Artist/Art Historian
  • Louise Bernard, Museum Director, Obama Presidential Center Museum
  • Shani Crowe, Artist/Performer
  • Stanley Tigerman, Architect
  • Theaster Gates, Artist
  • Tim Samuelson, City Historian
  • And more to be announced.

The Chicago Humanities Festival will present this four-hour interview marathon as part of Art Design Chicago at Navy Pier in collaboration with EXPO CHICAGO 2018.