The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is delighted to present Light Show, a major survey exhibition exploring the phenomenal aspects of light and its versatility as a sculptural medium (16 April – 5 July)
With almost 20 installations and sculptures by international artists from the 1960s to the present, Light Show brings to Sydney some of the most visually stimulating artworks seen in recent years, with installations re-created specially for the exhibition.
The record-breaking exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, 16 April 2015, following a sold-out showing at Hayward Gallery, London, and record attendances at Auckland Art Gallery.
MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE said, ‘Light Show offers an extraordinary audience experience. There are works that bathe visitors in changing light or immerse them in environments that play with perception. Some invite interaction, others pulse and flicker in hypnotic ways. We are delighted to be presenting such an array of ground-breaking works by some of the most significant artists of recent decades to Australian audiences.’
Exhibition highlights include the pioneering minimalist sculptures of American Dan Flavin, composed of off-the-shelf fluorescent tubes, French artist François Morellet’s work in neon and David Batchelor’s use of bright, industrially-produced colour. It also features immersive environmental installations by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, James Turrell, and Anthony McCall, among others.
Presented in conjunction with Vivid Sydney and the UN/Unesco 2015 International Year of Light, an array of public programs is scheduled throughout winter to further enhance the Light Show experience. These include LIGHT LAB, a creative family space offering a range of fun, interactive activities with light and colour (FREE entry), and late-night openings until 9pm every night during Vivid Sydney (22 May – 8 June).
The “Light it Up” package at QT Hotel Sydney starts from $370 per night and includes:
– Overnight accommodation in a QT King Deluxe
– Breakfast in Gowings Bar & Grill
– 2 tickets to the MCA ‘Light Show’
– Valid for stays between April 16 and July 5