IIT Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Society, and Bortolami Gallery welcome Chicago-based artist Barbara Kasten for a month-long residency at S. R. Crown Hall.
Kasten will activate Mies van der Rohe’s iconic space with new sculptural constructions that will form the basis of a series of photographs that aim to dematerialize architectural space into abstraction. The work will remain on view through July 2018.
The project will culminate with a conversation between Barbara Kasten and Alex Klein, The Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, as they discuss Kasten’s prior works and the recent on-site project.
Kasten is a noted visual artist, best recognized for her photographs of assemblages consisting of sheets of plexiglass and architectonic props. She has recently exhibited with Sammlung Philara in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was featured in the Chicago edition of the PBS program Art in the Twenty-First Century.
Kasten is represented by Bortolami Gallery New York.