Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House is the site of a two-person show by Chicago-based artists Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber. Israeli-born Evron's installation is inspired by Mies’s handmade collages to connect features of architecture with ideas about immigration, including his own personal experiences. The windows are treated with images of Germany and the Middle East furthering a conversation about global citizenship, while also collapsing rational architecture with the natural world. The German-born Weber will actually reside in the other half of the McCormick House. For the duration of the exhibition, she will research the house, create changing installations, showcase the works of Olivia Block and Kate Park, interact with visitors, and host a variety of events. As she lives, works, and exhibits in the space, Weber’s projects will reflect on the structure’s history as a prototypical home and current function as a museum space. Her activities can be followed online at www.150southcottagehillave.net and via Instagram @150southcottagehillave
This exhibition is part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).
Generous support for the exhibition has also been provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Artis Grant Program.