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Art on theMart’s current ‘Footnotes’ series adds a live footwork perf...

Chicago Tribune, 09/6/2021

A one-night live event is coming to the Chicago Riverwalk Friday in conjunction with the Art on theMart series, according to an announcement by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

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Barbara Kruger Goes Big for Bold Messaging In Chicago’s Urban Environ...

Hypebeast, 07/21/2021

Barbara Kruger will be debuting work with Art on theMART, as she is partnering with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on a new fall program that will free the artists work from the confines of the museum wall and into the accessibility of the urban environment.

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DJ Magazine, 07/15/2021

A short film on the music genre and dance style footwork is being projected onto Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a huge Art Deco building home to shops, offices and showrooms, through to early September.

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Barbara Kruger’s works to be part of ‘Art on theMART’

Windy City Times, 07/13/2021

In partnership with Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Art on theMART announced a major new addition to its fall program: a projection by renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. The projection will be shown twice nightly, at 7:30 and 8 p.m., Sept. 17-Nov. 25

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Art on theMart series ‘Footnotes’ will make Chicago footwork impossible...

Chicago Tribune, 07/2/2021

Footwork is set to take its biggest stage in the city yet with the installation of “Footnotes,” a new project in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Art on theMart program. “Footnotes” opens July 6 and plays nightly at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. through Sept. 16.

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‘It Taunts the Eye’: Footwork’s Fast Moves Loom Over Chicago

New York Times, 06/30/2021

“Footnotes,” a short footwork film, is being projected across the 2.5-acre facade of the Merchandise Mart through Sept. 16. It’s a boost in visibility for a style, developed by black youth, that hasn’t always been welcome in the city’s center — a style that has become popular around the world but isn’t always given recognition and respect in its hometown.

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