This event includes the screening of the documentary Mies on Scene: Barcelona in two acts as well as the announcement of Luftwerk and Iker Gil’s upcoming project ‘Geometry of Light’ and it will take place at the historic Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior at IIT, the only building ever designed by Mies van der Rohe for religious services.
Petra Bachmaier, Sean Gallero, and Iker Gil will share details of ‘Geometry of Light’ their upcoming art installation at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, built reproduction of 1929 Barcelona Pavilion designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Despite only existing for eight months, it influenced generations of architects and changed the history of the discipline, therefore it was reconstructed on its own original site in 1986.
Architect Dirk Lohan, grandson of Mies van der Rohe, will share the insights about the Barcelona Pavilion as an emblematic work of the Modern Movement as well as a critical project in the career of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Following this lecture, the 2018 documentary Mies on Scene, produced by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Nihao Films, will be screened in Chicago for the first time. The film explores the pavilion and the situation in Barcelona which made possible its construction in 1929 and its reconstruction in 1986.
100% of the cost of the tickets will be used to finance the project ‘Geometry of Light’.