Geometry of Light Fundraiser

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 6 – 8 pm

1709 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Tickets: $25 Click here

Luftwerk and MAS Context, in collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Society, invite you to an event that includes the announcement of their upcoming project Geometry of Light and the screening of the documentary Mies on Scene. The event 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 (65 E 32nd St, Chicago, IL 60616).


During the event, Petra Bachmaier, Sean Gallero, and Iker Gil will share details of their upcoming art installation at the 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. The pavilion was reconstructed on its own original site in 1986.

Architect Dirk Lohan, grandson of Mies van der Rohe, will share insights about the Barcelona pavilion as an emblematic work of the Modern Movement as well as a critical project in the career of Mies van der Rohe.

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 during this event. The film explores the pavilion and the Barcelona that made possible its construction in 1929 and its reconstruction in 1986.

100% of the cost of the tickets will be used to finance Geometry of Light. Additionally, donations will be accepted onsite and online. MAS Context is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you Normal for creating the identity of the project.