Jan Tichy: Chicago Projections
Published by U.S. Equities
Text by Karen Irvine
Following his solo exhibition at the MoCP in 2012 and on the occasion of Jan Tichy's aroundcenter exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, U.S. Equities Realty and the MoCP have published Chicago Projections, which charts Tichy’s work with nine architectural icons in Chicago: Crown Hall; the Carson Pirie Scott building; the John Hancock building; the Spertus Museum; the Montgomery Ward building; Cabrini Green; the MoCP; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago Projections notably includes Augmented Reality in which readers can scan pages of the book and access videos from their smart phone or tablet.
Czech artist Jan Tichy is well-versed in the mediums of video, sculpture, architecture, sound and photography. Often he combines them to create formal and minimalist installations with a subjective narrative. Born in Prague, he moved to Israel in the mid 1990s. After studying Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tichy studied photography at Musrara School of Photography in Jerusalem and Advanced Studies in Art at Bezalel Academy in Tel Aviv. In 2007 he moved to Chicago where he earned an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Center for Contemporary Art-Tel Aviv, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, the Spertus Museum, Chicago, and the MoCP (where he created a site-specific exhibition that explored the Museum’s collection). Over the past three years his work has been included in exhibitions in Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, Venice, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, New York, Portland and Washington, D.C. Tichy’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Magasin 3 Stockholm Kunsthall; MoBY - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam and Spertus Museum, Chicago.