Light art from artificial light : light as a medium in 20th and 21st century art = Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht : Licht als Medium der Kunst im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert /

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Other Authors / Creators:Weibel, Peter.
Jansen, Gregor, 1965-
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Museum für Neue Kunst (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Format: Book
Language notes:Parallel text in English and German.
Imprint: Ostfildern, Deutschland : Hatje Cantz ; New York : [Distributed in the US by] D.A.P./Distributed Art Pub., [2006]
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Summary:More than almost any other medium, electric light has revolutionized and democratized our world. Today we live in cities and gardens of light, and for almost a century, artists have been working with light bulbs, fluorescent and neon light, glowing LEDs, and powerful spotlights. This comprehensive publication offers a broad overview of the development of this genre, from the pioneers of light art in the 1920s and the immersing and interactive environments of ZERO, GRAV, Gruppo T, and Gruppo N, to the early light artists from Europe and North and South America. Outstanding contemporary productions--with their profound illuminated spheres, ironic cross-references, and fascinating plays of filigreed light--complete this glowing spectrum of explorations of artificial light.<br> <br> Artists featured (selection):<br> Vito Acconci, Martin Boyce, Björn Dahlem, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Dan Flavin, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Zaha Hadid, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Brigitte Kowanz, Julio Le Parc, Benita Liebel, Mario Merz, László Moholy-Nagy, Bruce Nauman, Jorge Pardo, Tobias Rehberger, Anselm Reyle, Jason Rhoades, Nicolas Schöffler, Keith Sonnier, Yves Tinguely, James Turrell, Cerith Wyn Evans, Chen Zhen
Item Description:"A ZKM book."
Catalog of an exhibition held at ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst Karlsruhe, Nov. 19, 2005-Aug. 6, 2006.
Physical Description:715 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 706-708)