Two-Months Stay at Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Robert Hall McCormick III commmissioned Mies van der Rohe in 1952 to build a prototype for affordable prefab housing in Elmhurst, Illinois. More than 40 years later the house was purchased by and incorporated into the Elmhurst Art Museum, first as an office and later as an exhibition space for contemporary art and design exhibitions.
In 150 South Cottage Hill Ave the artist moved into the McCormick House for the duration of the exhibition to temporarily collapse the role of the museum with that of a home and to study how this act would impact the discussion of and relationship between art, architecture, politics and life. The project featured a series of events and salons including presentations by art historians Leili Adibfar, Nicoletta Rousseva, Chris Reeves (PhD candidates / UIC), and designer Norman Teague, as well as a performance by artist Julietta Cheung. Textile works by Kate Park and sound works by Olivia Block were included in the temporary interior of the house.
A small publication, McCormick House Exquisite Corpse, was printed for the show's closing weekend.
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