Assaf Evron & Claudia Weber

February 16 - April 14, 2019

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.

                 


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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm

Family Day Workshop

We invite you and your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the Bauhaus and our current exhibition.

Free with museum admission or current membership


Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 1:30pm

Artists Talk: Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber

Hear from Chicago-based artists Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber about their site-specific installations in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. For this two person exhibition, each artist took over a separate wing of the single-family home. Learn more about their artistic intent and particular interests in Mies’s biography, his legacy, the Bauhaus, and unique features of the house. 

This program 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).

Free with museum admission or current membership

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 1:30pm

McCormick House Tour with Claudia Weber

Tour the McCormick House with exhibiting artist Claudia Weber to learn about her site-specific projects including research about the 1952 prefab prototype, various changing installations including works by other artists, interactions with visitors, and more.

Free with museum admission or current membership

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm

Family Day Workshop

We invite you and  your family to participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the Bauhaus and our current exhibition.

Free with museum admission or current membership

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 1:30pm

McCormick House Tour with Claudia Weber

Tour the McCormick House with exhibiting artist Claudia Weber to learn about her site-specific projects including research about the 1952 prefab prototype, various changing installations including works by other artists, interactions with visitors, and more.

Free with museum admission or current membership