Assaf Evron’s presentation at the S.R. Crown Hall at IIT College of Architecture in Chicago represents the third iteration of the artist’s ongoing series of photographic interventions in buildings designed by architect Mies Van Der Rohe.
Mies Van Der Rohe’s collages are a unique body of work in which the architect experimented with interiors. His treatment of the natural world within this format consisted of a technique of cutting and pasting landscape photographs onto window modules. Decades later, artist Assaf Evron reapplies the concept in large scale onto Mies’ own architectural landmarks, this time the S.R. Crown Hall at IIT College of Architecture.
Using window wrap technology, Evron covers the windows of Mies’ building entirely with landscape photographs, thus reversing the relationship between interior and exterior; collapsing the representation of architecture and the architectural object, and juxtaposing Mies Van Der Rohe’s rationalist architecture with the natural world.