Light Show explores the experiential and sculptural nature of light, tracing a historical trajectory of artwork that uses light to create specific conditions of viewership. Published to accompany the exhibition originating at the Hayward Gallery, London, this full colour catalogue showcases more than twenty dramatic installations and sculptures from the 1960s to the present, pictured in 150 illustrations, most in color. These include works by artists associated with historical movements such as the "Light and Space" movement of the 1970s; rarely seen installations by such precursors as Dan Flavin and Carlos Cruz-Diez; and work by contemporary artists who have found new ways to use light as a sculptural medium.
All of the artworks explore different aspects related to light, including color, duration, movement, sunlight, and moonlight. Some, including Dan Flavin's work made from fluorescent tubes, use light to dematerialize space while others, such as Anthony McCall's "solid light" projections, give light an almost tangible quality. Many light works create immersive experiences, including Olafur Eliasson's atmospheric environments; still others use light as a medium for political response, including Jenny Holzer's LED signs that broadcast censored documents from the "war on terror." "Light Show" features essays by the curator and editor Cliff Lauson, the art historian Anne Wagner, and the science writer Philip Ball, who traces the rich history of light as a medium, from phenomenon to artwork.31.8cm x 25.1cm
David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018
David Goldblatt was internationally renowned for documenting South Africa’s people and turbulent history with a quiet determination and unflinching sense of what is right and just, and what is not....
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new reunites works of art from national and international collections made across a 40-year period. John Mawurndjul AM (born 1952, Kubukkan near...
Playing Cards - Roo Tail Soup x Franck Gohier
Franck Gohiepr is a French-born and Australia-based contemporary artist working print, painting and sculpture. His playful prints, which are held in the Museum of Contemporary Art Australian Collection, mimic Campbell’s...