Exhibition: Light Show at Sharjah Art Foundation

David Batchelor, Magic Hour, 2004/2007. Installation view, Light Show Hayward Gallery, 2013. © David Batchelor 2015. Photo by Marcus J Leith.

Sharjah Art Foundation will host a new exhibition opening on Saturday, 19th September titled Light Show. The show was originally organised by Hayward Gallery in London two years ago and curated by Hayward's Gallery Dr Cliff Lauson.

Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways.

The exhibition showcases artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, free-standing light sculptures and projections.

From atmospheric installations to intangible sculptures that you can move around - and even through - visitors can experience light in all of its spatial and sensory forms. Individual artworks explore different aspects of light such as colour, duration, intensity and projection, as well as perceptual phenomena. They also use light to address architecture, science and film, and do so using a variety of lighting technologies.

The exhibition will include work by the following artists:

  • David Batchelor
  • Jim Campell
  • Carlos Cruz-Diez
  • Bill Culbert
  • Olafur Eliasson
  • Dan Flavin
  • Ceal Floyer
  • Nancy Holt
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Ann Veronica Janssens
  • Brigitte Kowanz
  • Anthony McCall
  • François Morellet
  • Iván Navarro
  • Katie Paterson
  • Conrad Shawcross
  • James Turrell
  • Leo Villareal
  • Cerith Wyn Evans

Before the opening on 19th September, there will be a panel discussion at 5.00pm with Light Show artists Brigette Kowanz, David Batchelor, Leo Villareal, Bill Culbert and Jenny Holzer moderated by curator Dr. Cliff Lauson.

At 8.30pm on the same evening, there will be a film screening of The Salt of the Earth, directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.

The exhibition will go on till Saturday, 5th December 2015.

Here's a preview of some of the works from Light Show:

Olafur Eliasson

Jenny Holzer

Anthony McCall

Conrad Shawcross

Leo Villareal