Light show.

"Light Show explores how artists working over the past fifty years have used that power to create some of the most innovative and compelling sculpture in contemporary art."--P.4 of cover.

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Other Authors / Creators:Lauson, Cliff.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Hayward Gallery.
Format: Book
Language:English
Imprint: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2013.
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Summary:"Light Show explores how artists working over the past fifty years have used that power to create some of the most innovative and compelling sculpture in contemporary art."--P.4 of cover.
An investigation of art that explores the experiential and sculptural nature of light, showcasing a range of artworks from the 1960s to the present. <p> 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. The book, which accompanies an exhibition originating at the Hayward Gallery, London, 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.</p> <p>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."</p> <p> 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.</p>
Item Description:Published in conjunction with the exhibition, held at Hayward Gallery, London, January 30 - April 28, 2013.
Includes artists' biographies.
Curator: Dr. Cliff Lauson.
Physical Description:203 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:0262019140
9780262019149
Author Notes:Cliff Lauson is Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London.

Philip Ball was an editor at Nature for more than twenty years and is the author of Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything and other books.

Anne Wagner, an art historian, critic, and teacher, is the author of A House Divided: American Art Since 1955 and other books.