Assaf Evron, Collages for the Esplanade Apartments, 2019
Assaf Evron, Collages for the Esplanade Apartments, 2019

OFFSITE - Assaf Evron: Collages for the Esplanade Apartments

September 17 – October 1, 2019

Presented with the Elmhurst Art Museum, this site-specific installation at the 900 N Lake Shore Drive apartments, designed by Mies van der Rohe, is a continuation of Assaf Evron’s Collage Series. After Mies immigrated to the U.S. in 1938, he began making collaged works on paper of domestic interiors with American landscapes seen through their iconic glass windows. Evron similarly treats the apartment building’s windows with a mountain range located in Israel. This insertion of rock formations from Evron’s homeland–a location where pre-human cave-dwellings have been discovered–creates a dialogue about the origins of architecture, natural resources and global citizenship.

Sponsored in part by the Artis Grant Program, City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Individual Artist Grant, corporate sponsors, residents of the apartment building, and other individuals.
Organized in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial and EXPO Chicago.