Assaf Evron, Untitled (Dead Sea Circa 2017 for the McCormick House), 2019, solvent print on perforated vinyl
Assaf Evron, Untitled (Dead Sea Circa 2017 for the McCormick House), 2019, solvent print on perforated vinyl

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

Video introduction by the artists

Press: WBEZ - Artist Takes Up Residence in Mies van der Rohe-Designed House The Arts Section - Bauhaus 100 + Living in a Museum

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).