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The Geometry of Thought

About the program

Program Location

222 Merchandise Mart Chicago, IL

Art on the Mart

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 470, Chicago, IL 60654

Daily Sept 14-Dec 30: 7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Reflecting on its five years of empowering artists to create innovative new work, ART on THE MART will revisit Charles Atlas’s celebrated projection, The Geometry of Thought, which first debuted in fall 2019. The site-specific work features a characteristic combination of abstract shapes and numerals unfolding over eight chapters. The chapters will begin with a splash of color starting at the base of THE MART’s façade and rising to the top of the turrets, animating and exploring the iconic structure and architecture. Atlas has been a pioneering figure in film and video for over four decades. He has extended the limits of his medium, forging new territory in a far-reaching range of genres, stylistic approaches and techniques. In December 2023, the Art Institute of Chicago will also have The Years (2018), a recently acquired work by Atlas, on view in their galleries. ART on THE MART will then bring the projection back for a 1-3 day pop up timed to the opening.

The City is the Site