• Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018
  • Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018

Various Artists - Shape of Light, 2018

This Exhibition at Tate Modern comprises various artists including: Edward Ruscha, Man Ray, Jackson Pollock, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Maya Rochat (image on this poster)

May 2 - October 14 2018

11.5 x 16.5 inches
29.2 x 41.9 cm

Good condition

Folded

Acquired from Tate Modern Museum

The world we see is made of light reflected by the things we look at. Photography records this light, holding and shaping these fleeting images. Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art explores the history of artists who have worked with light to create abstract work. These photographers prioritise shape, form and expression over recognisable subject matter. Some use the camera lens to transform reality. Others work with photographic materials to create images with little obvious reference to the real world.

Shape of Light reveals photography’s role in a wider history of abstraction. The photographic artists in the exhibition have engaged with advances in abstract art across a range of art forms; from painting and sculpture, to film and installation. At times these photographers have responded to new discoveries by their peers working in different media. Occasionally they have pre-empted them.

Throughout the exhibition key paintings and sculptures reveal the changing relationship between photography and abstract art. We start in a period when the essential qualities of painting, sculpture and photography were clearly distinct. We end with art from today, at a time when artists no longer define themselves by their choice of medium. They are free to shape light however they choose.

Regular price ¥5,500