AURORA presents Jan Tichy: "Remote Pyramids"
AURORA will present the three-part collaborative artwork "Remote Pyramids" by Jan Tichy. With "Remote Pyramids," Tichy connects a group of resettled refugee teenagers from the Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Dallas to be in a creative dialogue with a group of teenagers with their own experience of migration from the Oak Cliff neighborhood. This work builds on community engagement models Tichy developed in previous projects, like "Beyond Streaming: Sound Mural for Flint in Michigan."
As an educator, Tichy was interested in developing a collaborative relationship with local teachers and together with them reach out and work with young Dallas residents. This month marks the debut of the resulting artworks by Tichy and six young artists, as part of the AURORA Biennial 2020–21, titled "Afterwards was already before.", curated by Noam Segal and Associate Curators Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns.
Viewers will begin by exploring the history of "Remote Pyramids" and its individual projects at remotepyramids.org. Then, from January 23-March 6, works by the six "Remote Pyramids" participating young artists will be on view at Oak Cliff Cultural Center, and on the evening of January 23, a video projection in connection with the young artists’ artworks and the "Remote Pyramids" digital space will take place on Dallas City Hall.
The works will be viewable at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center through their storefront gallery windows and closed door windows, offering the public a safe and accessible way to experience this exhibited art.