Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle at Elmhurst Art Museum

June 6, 2018

  Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red) , installation view, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, 2018. Photograph: James Prinz

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Untitled Film (Red), installation view, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL, 2018. Photograph: James Prinz

In conjunction with the Elmhurst Art Museum's exhibition, Mies’s McCormick House Revealed: New Views and the revelation of the building’s full exterior for the first time in over 20 years, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle presents a site-specific intervention within Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House. Titled, Untitled Film (Red), Manglano-Ovalle’s immersive intervention radically alters the experience of the house and all its views to the exterior. Viewers are immersed in color saturation as their expectations of the house’s nuances are disrupted by simple gesture of applying red celluloid to the glass curtain walls Mies is known for. 

Red permeates the whole of the environment, including the visitor and their view of the exterior. It is a color with optical, emotive, psychological, social, as well as political connotations. Its meaning is filtered by a set of individual interpretations which in turn are colored by historical and cultural associations we assign to red. 

Untitled Film (Red) is on view at the McCormick House through August 26, 2018.