Jan Tichy: Politics of Light

196 Stanton Street at Attorney Street, New York 10002


Politics of Light, a NLE Solo exhibition, features Chicago-based Israeli artist Jan Tichy, whose work emphasizes site and architecture and its implications for social structure. 

This exhibition centers around the themes of the seen and unseen through a social, political or visual lens. Politics of Light is a moody paean to light and shadow, to the ebbs and flows of what light reveals and what darkness hides. Tichy's installations are a fluid integration of diverse media incorporating animation, film, photography and sculpture, all invested with the presence of mechanical light- be it a projector or a TV monitor – fulfilling light’s role of enabling vision. 

Revelation through the metaphor of light reaches back to the very dawn of art.  But the title, Politics of Light, selected by the artist, refers less to the divine, than to the power inherent in the political or social machinery that causes any challenge to that power – from political dissidents to the urban poor – to be removed or hidden from view. The work also questions our individual tendencies to look away from inconvenient realities.

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 2–7pm

Programming below. Group tours are welcome. Please coordinate tours by emailing info@nolongerempty.org

About NLE Solo

NLE Solo is a series of presentations of a single artist's project or body of work. Expanding on No Longer Empty’s model of curating site-responsive group exhibitions in underutilized spaces, NLE Solo provides the framework for an in-depth site-responsive interaction between the artist, a site, locality and interconnected histories.

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October 10, 2013 - December 14, 2013