Weight of Glass is the first solo exhibition of Chicago based artist Jan Tichy with Galerie Kornfeld in Berlin and will open concurrently with Jan Tichy: Installation Nr. 29 (Neues Rathaus), the first institutional solo exhibition of the artist in Germany at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. The two exhibitions will both feature a new real-time neon work entitled German Nature, 2016 that uses light as a way of registering the new languages introduced to the German landscape with the arrival of over one million refugees. Kunsthalle Osnabruck will publish an accompanying catalog with texts by Prof. Dr. Barbara Kaesbohrer and Dr. Robin Schuldenfrei.
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 Whether working with remains of the past such as architecture or focusing on the absence of historical documents and artworks.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.