Artists see lights from new angle... in Sharjah

SAF presents Light Show

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) is showcasing the Light Show, an exhibition of light-based works, by different artists from the world including over 20 large-scale installations and sculptures.

The Light Show is organised by Hayward Gallery, London, in association with Sharjah Art Foundation, and with participation of artists like David Batchelor, Jim Campell, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bill Culbert, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Ceal Floyer, Nancy Holt, Jenny Holzer and Ann Veronica Janssens.

The Light Show will conclude on December 5, 2015.

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

“It has been a great privilege to collaborate with the Hayward Gallery, London, on the presentation of this major exhibition. Light Show has given us the opportunity to work with this group of significant artists and for our audiences to interact with and experience their works firsthand,” said Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation.

Torso

Jenny Holzer, Torso, 2007, installation view, Light Show, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah, 2015. © 2007 Jenny Holzer/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, photo by Alfredo Rubio. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Chromosaturation

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromosaturation, 1965-2015, installation view, Light Show, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah, 2015. © Carlos Cruz-Diez / ADAGP, Paris 2015, photo by Alfredo Rubio. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

Magic Hour

David Batchelor, Magic Hour, 2004/2007.

Installation view, Light Show Hayward Gallery, 2013. © the artist 2015.

Photo by Marcus J Leith.

You and I Horizontal

Anthony McCall, You and I Horizontal, 2005.

© Anthony McCall 2015.

Image courtesy the artist.

Installation view, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, 2006.

Photo: Blaise Adilon

Rose

Ann Veronica Janssens, Rose, 2007.

© Ann Veronica Janssens 2015.

Image courtesy Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, photo Luciano Romano

Throw

Ceal Floyer ,Throw, 1997, installation view Light Show Hayward Gallery, 2013. © the artist 2015, photo: Marcus J Leith

Lamentable

François Morellet, Lamentable, 2006, installation view Light Show Hayward Gallery, 2013. © the artist 2015, photo: Marcus J Leith

Light Steps

Brigitte Kowanz ,Light Steps, 1990-2013, installation view Light Show Hayward Gallery, 2013. © the artist 2015, photo: Marcus J Leith

 Slow Arc Inside a Cube IV

Conrad Shawcross, Slow Arc Inside a Cube IV, 2009, installation view Light Show Hayward Gallery, 2013. © the artist 2015, photo: Marcus J Leith