Light Show at Hayward Gallery

David Batchelor ‘Magic Hour’ (2004-2007). Courtesy the artist and Galeria Leme, São Paulo.

Outside of clubs, there are few excuses to find yourself in rooms of flashing, pulsing technicolour lights, but Hayward Gallery's latest exhibition has stepped in to fill the void, minus the hangover.  

Light Show, currently showing at Hayward in London's Southbank Centre, features 22 light artists and an array of glittering, flashing projections and sculptures.

The exhibition features wide-ranging installations by a roster of international artists and dating from the 1960s to the present, including pieces that have not been displayed for years or have been specially recreated for the exhibition.

Some of the pieces take the form of light rooms, others are glittering curtains, hanging bulbs and streams of projected light that visitors can walk around or even through.

'Individual artworks explore different aspects of light such as colour, duration, intensity and projection, as well as perceptual phenomena,' the gallery says. The pieces explore topics as diverse as architecture, science and film.  

Light Show is at the Hayward Gallery until 28 April 2013. The exhibition is popular so be sure to book or call ahead.

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London, UK

Photos by Linda Nylind, courtesy Hayward Gallery.

Billboard: German Design Council
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