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Public Light & Space, Public Art Projects for the 21st Century,

Richard Gray Gallery, John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue, 24th floor

Opening Reception: May 20, 5:00–8:00 p.m.

May 22-29, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
May 30-June 3, by appointment only
Closed Sunday, May 23


We cordially invite you to view proposals for public art projects developed by School of the Art Institute of Chicago students working with John Manning (Arts & Technology studies founder and faculty), Jan Tichy (Sculpture faculty), and SAIC's William and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Professor Jaume Plensa.

Participating artists include:
Marissa Benedict, Mitchell Chan, Bree Gomez, Phillip Granke, Monica Hillermann-Nickolai, Akemi Hong, Su Hyun Nam, Lisa Nonken, Luis Palacios, Bo Rodda, and Ben Stagl

Special thanks to William and Stephanie Sick and Paul Gray for making this course and exhibition possible.

"This past spring, Jaume Plensa and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty members John Manning and Jan Tichy, led 11 students in an interdisciplinary course titled Public Light & Space: Public Art Projects for the 21st Century. The course imagined public art projects responsive to the promises and perils of the new century. The students developed project proposals for public works, integrating contemporary media techniques with the core concerns of objects, spaces, communities, and interactions. This student exhibition of the resulting proposals took place in the Richard Gray Gallery and is the culmination of their theoretical conversations, studies of precedents, writing projects, and technical model development."

For further information on the projects, please visit: www.publiclightandspace.com

Press coverage may be found under the "News" link.

Public Light Space Plensa SAIC
Public Light and Space Exhibition
May 2010