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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Welcomes Jan Tichy

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The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) is pleased to announce a visit by artist Jan Tichy as part of its John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series. Artist and educator Jan Tichy employs video, sculpture, architecture, and photography for his socially and politically engaged projects. These range from working with the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago to marking the demolition of Cabrini-Green’s last high-rise. Tichy will give a lecture titled “Politics of Light” on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.

Born in Prague in 1974, Tichy studied art in Israel before earning his M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is now assistant professor in the Department of Photography. Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; No Longer Empty, New York; 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 at the Cabrini-Green housing project in Chicago during its month-long demolition. Over the last two years, Tichy has been working on a long-term community project in Gary, Indiana.

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