The exhibition Thin Lines is a contemplation on a contemporary social space resonating with local century old ideas and beliefs. Our worlds, like our palms, are filled with thin lines. A line implicates a meaning. A thin line questions the possibility of a balance. Line divides a space.
Furthermore,Thin Lines brings together century old spiritual and scientific materials and ideas with contemporary work in various light-based media, allowing them to collide with our current social and political reality.
About the artist
Born 1974 in Prague, Czech Republic
Lives and works in Chicago, USA
Jan Tichy works at the intersection of art theory, video, sculpture, architecture and photography. His conceptual work is socially and politically engaged. For him, art is a form of communication, but also a way to mediate between past, present and future. Whether working with remains of the past such as architecture or focusing on the absence of historical documents and artworks. In his artistic practice Tichy raises questions that are concerned with the influence of the environment and history on one’s working methods and perception, thereby creating a room of artistic and methodological self-reflection.