September 2021
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01 September 2021 00:00

In the early years of modernism, artificial light was positively connotated and regarded as a symbol of modern life. In the course of the twentieth century, however, dark stains increasingly appeared on the pure white vest of light: Today, despite all technical developments and undeniable advantages, light is also associated with luminous pollution and energy wastage.

In contrast to previous exhibitions on the subject of light art, Power! Light! does not seek to cover the broad spectrum of all possible works of art in which electric light is used in any way, but rather concentrates decidedly on such positions in which light has political, social, and/or ecological significance in a broader sense—and this against the background of the current tension between metropolitan luminous pollution due to, on the one hand, the ever-increasing lighting and illumination mania and, on the other hand, increasingly sophisticated lighting concepts with a focus on saving energy. Based on selected works from the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg’s own collection, a fascinating spectrum of works of light art will be presented in the completely darkened central hall of the museum, the conceptual levels of reflection of which revolve around socio-political and thus political aspects. 

More info: https://www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de/exhibitions/power-light/

The exact dauration of the exhibition is to be announced.

Image: Lori Hersberger, SUNSET 164, 2006, Neon, schwarzes Floatglas, 1,84 x 3,68 m (Neon), Installationsma├če variabel, © Lori Hersberger Studio, Zurich, Photo: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin

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