‘Light Show’ at Sharjah Art Foundation

19 September – 5 December 2015, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah

Opening: 19 September at 6.00 pm

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

Organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with Sharjah Art Foundation, 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. One of the Hayward Gallery’s most popular exhibitions, Light Show was visited by more than 190,000 people in 2013 before travelling to Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia.

The exhibition was curated by Dr Cliff Lauson, Curator, Hayward Gallery in association with Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Art Foundation. The exhibition will include work by 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 and Cerith Wyn Evans.

The opening will be followed  by the screening of the film The Salt of the Earth directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado at 8:30pm at Mirage City Cinema.

The Salt of the Earth

Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history ; international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes : a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião’s Salgado’s  life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.

French, Portuguese, English with English and Arabic subtitles

Colour, 110 minutes, 2014

To know more about Sharjah Art Foundation, visit:  http://www.sharjahart.org/home

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