For her exhibition 150 South Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126, artist Claudia Weber will move into one wing of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House in Elmhurst, IL, from February 16th until April 14th, 2019, and use this website to document her stay.
As Weber will live, work, and experiment in the space for two months (the wing will continue to be open to the public), she will be investigating what ensues when its current use as an exhibition venue is overlaid with its original role as a prototypical home. Through this provoked simultaneity she will not only address the relationship between art, architecture, and life, but also how they correlate with the cultural climate of both the current moment and the post-war era when the house was built. While working through these issues, Weber will also host a variety of events and welcome interactions with visitors during her stay.
150 South Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126 will include sound works by Olivia Block and textile prototypes by Kate Park. A small publication, McCormick House / Exquisite Corpse, will be launched at the end of the exhibition in collaboration with Other Forms. Parallel to this exhibition, an installation by artist Assaf Evron will be on view in the other wing of the McCormick House.
Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 S Cottage Hill Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Feb 16th – April 14th, 2019
Tue – Sun
11am – 5pm
Both exhibitions are 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).
Generous support for the exhibitions has also been provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.