Jan Tichy

Politics of Light

New York

October 10 – December 14, 2013

Installation No. 18 (2013)
Digital video projection
Installation No. 18 (2013)
Digital video projection
Installation No. 18 (2013)
Digital video projection
Installation No. 18 (2013)
Digital video projection
Installation No. 18 (2013)
Digital video projection
Installation No. 18 (2013)
Digital video projection
Jan Tichy

Jan Tichy

Politics of Light, 196 Stanton Street

Saturday, December 14, 2013

"His ephemeral use of raw light and sound lifts one above the polarity of good versus evil, public versus private, privileged versus destitute, and focuses our senses on the necessary ambiguity, the edges of our liminal existence, tuning us in to the peripheral."
-- Huffington Post


Please join us in celebrating the final day of Politics of Light with a salon, mimosas, and a site-specific dance and sound performance.

The salon will feature an engaging conversation between artist Jan Tichy and No Longer Empty Chief Curator, Manon Slome as they lead a tour of the exhibition. Tickets are available for purchase and will include complementary mimosas and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Following the salon, Mike Brown, David Cieri, Nora Fox, and Patra Jongjitirat will perform "It Begins with No End" which lies at the intersection of dance, music and the architecture of light. Inspired by Jan Tichy's Installation No. 18, the piece is an exploration of translation and how various creative forms evoke equivalent or complementary qualities within the other.

Mimosas & Salon Talk: Artist Jan Tichy and Manon Slome
Saturday, December 14 at 2:30pm
Purchase tickets here (Please note, there is a guest capacity of 25 people for this event)

It Begins with No End
Saturday, December 14 at 4pm
Free admission and open to the public
Please no late admittance

All events will take place at 196 Stanton St (at Attorney) in the Lower East Side.
This exhibition is presented by No Longer Empty and Richard Gray Gallery.

Jan Tichy

Jan Tichy

Panel Discussion for 'Politics of Light', 196 Stanton Street, NY

November 9, 2013

Please join Richard Gray Gallery and No Longer Empty for Jan Tichy’s panel discussion with the artist, Nicola Trezzi, US Editor of Flash Art International, and Mabel O. Wilson, Cultural Historian Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

The discussion is free and open to the public, and the exhibition is on view at 196 Stanton Street, NY through December 14. Please RSVP for the discussion at rsvp@nolongerempty.org.

Jan Tichy

Jan Tichy

Politics of Light, 196 Stanton Street

October 10 - December 14, 2013

Richard Gray Gallery and No Longer Empty are pleased to announce Politics of Light, an exhibition of installation, video and site-specific work by Jan Tichy. The exhibition is located at 196 Stanton Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This will be the artist's first exhibition in New York and his second exhibition with Richard Gray. An opening reception will be held October 10 from 6:00-8:00pm, the public is welcome. Tichy will discuss his work with Nicola Trezzi (U.S. editor of Flash Art) and Mabel Wilson (Professor of Architecture, Columbia University) on November 9th at 5pm.

Politics of Light is a moody paean to light and shadow, to the ebbs and flows of what light reveals and what darkness hides. Tichy’s installations are a fluid integration of diverse media incorporating animation, film, photography, and sculpture, all invested with the presence of mechanical light – be it a projector or a TV monitor – fulfilling light’s role of enabling vision.

Tichy has created a site-specific installation around the physical conditions of the raw, main commercial space at 196 Stanton Street. Installation No. 18 will debut in the exhibition and joins Tichy’s impressive list of major site-specific installations including Installation No. 16 (Ando) in the Ando Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago (2013) and Installation No. 14 (Austin) at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2012).

Installation No. 6 (tubes) and 1391 will also be shown in Politics of Light. In 1391, Tichy created an architectural paper model of a secret military base located in Israel close to the Israeli-Palestine border. Not visible on any map and erased from aerial photographs, its existence not officially acknowledged, it is often referred to as Israel’s Guantánamo. Video installations in the exhibition include 100 RawPictures, and Recess, a single vantage exposure of a public school playground over many hours that reveals a rather chilling view of the range of human emotions exhibited by children at play.

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