100 Years of Bauhaus
October 15, 5PM: Vernissage with opening words by Czech Consul General Jaroslav Kantůrek
Crossing Lines/Future Past
presents palm prints created in spring 1926 in Dessau by a group of Bauhäusler and placed in contemporary context by a group of artists - students and faculty - that worked with Tichy in Spring 2019 in Chicago, Modena and Hradec Kralove.
© Jan Tichy
is a contemporary artist and educator. Working at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, his conceptual work is socially and politically engaged.
Born in Prague in 1974, Tichy studied art in Israel before earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is now Associate Professor at the Department of Photography and the Department of Art & Technology Studies. Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the MCA Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Chicago Cultural Center among others.
In 2011, he created Project Cabrini Green
, a community-based art project that illuminated with spoken word the last high rise building of the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago during its month-long demolition. In 2014, Tichy started to work on a long-term, NEA supported, community project in Gary, Indiana – the Heat Light Water
cultural platform. Beyond Streaming: a sound mural for Flint
at the Broad Museum in Michigan in 2017 brought teens from Flint and Lansing to share their experience of the ongoing water crisis.