Join us for a talk by Assaf Evron, as he discusses his series of photographic interventions with Mies van der Rohe designed buildings.
The interventions are based on speculative paper collages made by Mies in his American period from the late 1930’ and on. In these collages, Mies used landscape photographs to demonstrate the function of the windows and the way they frame nature. Evron is using Mies own strategy of collage and applies it onto his buildings—where the representation of architecture collapses into the actual architecture, where nature and architecture are welded into a surface. His current intervention with S.R Crown Hall features a 650 sq/ft photograph of the Vermillion Cliffs (AZ) on the iconic south facade. S.R. Crown Hall is the home of the school of architecture at Illinois Institute of technology—one of Mies’ great masterpieces and one of the most important buildings in the 20th Century.
Assaf Evron is an artist and a photographer based in Chicago. His work investigates the nature of vision and the ways in which it reflects in socially constructed structures, where he applies photographic thinking in various two and three-dimensional media. Looking at moments along the histories of modernism Evron questions the construction of individual and collective identities, immigration (of people, ideas, images) and the representations of democracy.
His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally as The Museum for Contemporary Art in Chicago, Crystal Bridges Museum for American Art and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem among others. Evron holds an MA from The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel-Aviv University as well as an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where he currently teaches.
Date: September 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM CT
Location: 21c Museum Hotel | 55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
All in-person events will be conducted in accordance with current city and state guidelines in effect in September.