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The Artist Project at the Merchandise Mart, 2007
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CHICAGO A GO-GO


Apr. 21, 2008

The brilliance behind Artropolis, the giant-sized festival of fairs that comes to Chicago this weekend, Apr. 25-28, 2008, is simple enough: If you are going to own the centerpiece of a massive art fair event, why not own the satellite fairs as well? Merchandise Mart Properties chief Chris Kennedy gets the ultimate credit for this brainstorm to re-energize the venerable (but stumbling) Art Chicago art fair with the addition of four associated fairs, notably the much buzzed-about new Next fair of hip contemporary art.

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