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Know Wave x Notre Expo Chicago Block Party, DIRTNAP

09/15/2017 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm
118 N Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607

Know Wave x Notre Expo Chicago Block Party, DIRTNAP

Know Wave x Notre Expo Chicago Block Party, DIRTNAP

Know Wave, the renowned international community platform is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with Chicago’s premier boutique, Notre, for DIRTNAP on Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 8:30 pm – midnight.

The powerful duo will flex their collaborative muscles with an epic party in support of New York-based artist, Nick Van Woert’s first solo exhibition in Chicago. The partnership, guided by their shared appreciation and embodiment of art and culture, will also work with Expo Chicago to live stream performances by Nick Cave and Jeanne Gang in addition to broadcasting dynamic content daily throughout Expo Week.

DIRTNAP, headlined by Chicago locals Katie Got Bandz, Nikeboi Swoosh, and DJ Jack Donoghue (Salem), will fuse music, culture, and arts to create a unique, one of a kind experience for the city’s community of discerning creatives, cultural leaders and global influencers. Rounding out the event will be the release of select items from Know Wave’s Fall delivery available exclusively at Notre during Expo Week. In addition to fleece and hats, Nick van Woert will be releasing a Know Wave collaborative t-shirt celebrating the occasion.

“Know Wave and Notre are teaming up to archive and connect the map. We’re meeting in the middle.” – Aaron Bondaroff

“We’re excited to partner with Notre in bringing another element to Expo Art Week and amplify what’s already an exciting time in Chicago.” – Al Moran

“The Notre team and I are grateful and excited to be hosting the guys from Know Wave for a global broadcast celebrating Chicago’s Expo Art Week” – MJ Jaworowski



Founded in 2012 by Moran Bondaroff, Know Wave (operating out of New York City, Los Angeles, London, Moscow, and Tokyo) is an international community platform that promotes expression through music, interviews, publications, and happenings.


Opened in 2014. Over the past three years, Notre Chicago has grown from a neighborhood store to an influencing force in Chicago’s sneaker and fashion scene. Carrying an impressive roster of brands ranging from Nike Tier Zero and Stone Island to Alyx and J.W. Anderson, Notre represents an amalgamation of influences, both international and local. Located in Chicago’s blossoming West Loop neighborhood, Notre functions as both a retail and concept space, hosting events like “Notre Talks”, a series featuring local artists and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. pop-up shop. Notre believes in being thoughtful and building more then just another retail store with their most recent project highlighting Black Girls Code, Notre aims to lend a voice to people and organizations that are important to making the community more prosperous for all.


Nick van Woert’s (b. 1979, Reno, NV) work focuses on topics concerning the natural environment, material chemistry, and the progress of civilization. His interests include ecology, geology, and the complex history of terrain – one that is both inherent and fabricated. He explores the relationship between artificial substance and the environment, while considering the possible results of those liaisons affecting anatomy or mental disposition. His work examines deep ecology, radical environmentalism, and dark histories of the American landscape – advancing subtext by proposing a narrative: a dissection of the architecture of anarchy. Van Woert’s artistic process and resulting work acts as much as a rebellion or battle with material and concept as it aims to organize entropy.

Van Woert received his MFA from Parsons in 2007, and completed residencies at Zabludowicz, in Sarvisalo, FI, and at The Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. His work has shown widely, both nationally and abroad, including recent exhibitions at Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam; MAMbo, Bologna; Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY; and the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV.

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