Artist Talk Luftwerk on Mies van der Rohe

Sun, 06/28/2020

3:00 PM


Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color

In this collaboration with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Elmhurst Art Museum/McCormick House, Farnsworth House, and MAS Context, we present images from light interventions and installations by Luftwerk on Facebook and Instagram, during the fourth week of June.

The online artist talk and discussion Luftwerk on Mies: Reinterpreting Space Through Light and Color on June 28 is moderated by Iker Gil

Please Note: In order to participate in the online discussion (carried out over Zoom), registrants should familiarize themselves with images and videos posted on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Goethe-Institut Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum, Farnsworth House, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, and MAS Context.

On June 28, Iker Gil (MAS Context) will speak with Luftwerk about the work that was presented earlier in the week via our social media channels. In the Q+A session that follows the artist talk, Ivan Blasi (Fundació Mies van der Rohe), John McKinnon (Elmhurst Art Museum/McCormick House) and Scott Mehaffey (Farnsworth House) are available to answer questions about the Mies van der Rohe structures in their care.

If you have Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, live-tweet your viewing experience under the hashtag #LuftwerkMies RSVP on ZOOM required


Luftwerk © Luftwerk Luftwerk explores light, color, and perception in immersive, installations. Focused on the context of a site for each project, Luftwerk applies their interpretive layer, integrating physical structure, historical context, and embedded information into each piece. Since founding 2007, Luftwerk has amassed a significant body of work ranging from site-specific installations to experimental projects that interpret data. Luftwerk is the artistic collaboration of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero.

Iker Gil © Andreas E.G. Larsson Iker Gil is a Chicago-based architect, editor, and curator. He is the director of MAS Studio, a collaborative architecture and design firm as well as the founder and editor-in-chief of the design journal MAS Context. He teaches architecture studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and, since 2019, he is the executive director of the SOM Foundation. Gil has collaborated with architects, artists, and designers on projects including Geometry of Light at the Barcelona Pavilion and Farnsworth House, Inside Marina City, and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin signage standards. Gil was the Associate Curator of the US Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. He has curated exhibitions at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Graham Foundation, and the Art Institute of Chicago.