The Collages Project consists of two architectural interventions by Assaf Evron, at Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL and at Mies van der Rohe’s iconic high-rises at 900-910 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, IL – both presented in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Evron’s installations are inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s handmade collages, and connect features of architecture with ideas about immigration, including his own personal experiences. Evron applies Mies’ treatment of landscape in collage onto the exterior of Mies’ actual buildings. Using commercial large-scale window wrap technology, Evron will cover the windows of Mies’ buildings and use them as a platform for his own landscape photographs of mountain ranges and cave dwellings. By doing so, Evron reverses the relationship between interior and exterior; collapses the representation of architecture and the architectural object itself; and juxtaposes the so-called rationalist architecture of Mies van der Rohe with the natural world.
2/16/19 – 4/14/19: architectural intervention with Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL
9/1/2019 – 11/1/2019: architectural intervention with Mies van der Rohe’s 900-910 Lake Shore Drive high-rise in Chicago, IL