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Hayward celebrates 50 years of light art

Ann Veronica Janssens 'Rose'

Ann Veronica Janssen’s ‘Rose’

The Hayward Gallery at London’s South Bank will be showcasing some of the best light-inspired artwork from the last 50 years in an exhibition that starts later this month.

Light Show, which takes place from 30 January until 28 April, features art created from 1960 onwards by artists such as David Batchelor, Dan Flavin and Jenny Holzer.

The event delves into how light is used in variety of forms, such as architecture, science and film, and visitors are invited to move around and through the artwork.

The exhibition starts with the event Art and Light in the Hayward’s Purcell Room on 30 January, where artists will discuss how light has inspired their work.

A total of 22 artists’ work will feature in the exhibition. Artists include David Batchelor, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Ceal Floyer, Jenny Holzer, Anthony McCall, François Morellet, Iván Navarro, Katie Paterson, Conrad Shawcross, James Turell, Leo Villareal and Doug Wheeler.

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