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20140905051857-image_2_benedict_evron_installation_view The Middle as a Means to an End: The Chicago Effect at the Hyde Park Art Center   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Marissa Lee Benedict, Robert Burnier, Devon Dikeou, Essex/Olivares, Assaf Evron, Jamie Hayes, Patrick Meagher, Michael Smith, Jan Tichy, Lan Tuazon at Hyde Park Art Center August 24th, 2014 - November 23rd, 2014
Posted 9/5/14

In the forward-thinking exhibition The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle, curators Allison Peters Quinn, Christopher K. Ho, and Megha Ralapati explore the notion of the Middle, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the Hyde Park Art Center (the “Center”). Of course, defining the middle is not an easy task. The mere attempt to define “it” and its ubiquity is confusing—but this exact confusion makes the experience of the show all the more intriguing. In the insta... [more]

20110627154603-cps_hanginthere Curation as Art as Medium, Again   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Joan of Arc, Blue Ribbon Glee Club, Aleks and the Drummer., Ken Fandell, Paint FX, Mahjongg, Rachel Mason, Industry of the Ordinary, Thank You Rosekind, Jan Tichy, Wendy White at Co-Prosperity Sphere June 17th, 2011 - July 2nd, 2011
Posted 6/27/11

For being an exhibition themed around motivation and perseverance, I left feeling down from “Hang In There,” a show currently on view at Bridgeport’s Co-Prosperity Sphere and curated by photographer and conceptual artist Jason Lazarus. While I trust that Lazarus’ own motivations were in the right place, the show itself hung as an explosion of labor and positivity toward no discernible end. Here were forty-five artists exhibiting works of all sorts, each expressing or reflecting their own commit... [more]

20110417101111-pcg_install02 Poetics of Light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Jan Tichy at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) March 28th, 2011 - April 24th, 2011
Posted 4/17/11

On March 28, 2011, a small crowd gathered outside 1230 North Burling, better known as Cabrini-Green. It was an eclectic mix that witnessed this eventon Chicago’s north side: neighbors, former residents, security, journalists and art enthusiasts.  This last set of onlookers are of course not commonly found hanging around an inner-city housing project, but they turned out for the lighting of Project Cabrini Green, a public art installation conceived by artist and educator Jan Tichy. Tichy's proje... [more]

Interview with Jan Tichy  

Chicago, March 2010 -- Jan Tichy's installations and artworks are strongly formal but can also carry a social message, as hidden objects are revealed from the darkness to be abstract forms or constructions of more significance.  Connections emerge from the different media that Tichy employs, presenting ongoing investigations into social conditions and politics, as well as being aesthetic investigations in themselves. Tichy's practice has expanded to include exhibition design, designing "Moholy... [more]

Jt2 Illuminating a Recession   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Jan Tichy at Richard Gray Gallery - Chicago October 9th, 2009 - January 9th, 2010
Posted 11/16/09

        It’s rare that an economic downturn has an 'upside' but without the downturn Jan Tichy’s show “Installations” for Richard Gray Gallery would not have been possible. Mr. Tichy’s video installations are literally embedded in the vacant offices and abandoned conference rooms of an entire floor in the Hancock Building. Stepping off of an elevator into an empty and dimly lit level of corporate offices is already an evocative enough experience on its own and is heightened by what Mr. Tichy’s video... [more]

Paperworks Paper House   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Hilla Ben Ari, Yifat Bezalel, Jan Tichy, Maya Zack, Shaul Zemach at Ticho House March 1st, 2009 - June 5th, 2009
Posted 5/24/09

      Paper, a seemingly basic material that lends itself easily to a variety of functional applications, becomes the focal point for a new exhibition at Ticho House. In Paperworks, it morphs from a neutral and passive role into a meaningful creative medium with particular attributes that are central to the creation of uniquely individual works of art. The exhibition presents works by contemporary artists, including Hilla Ben Ari,Yifat Bezalel, Jan Tichy, Shaul Zemach and Maya Zack, who use... [more]

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