D MUSEUM presents ‘Spatial Illumination – 9 Lights in 9 Rooms,’ an inaugural exhibition introducing ‘Light Art’ by leading international artists, from 5 December 2015 to 8 May 2016. The exhibition is comprised of nine separate rooms containing artworks encompassing a variety of genres, including installation, sculpture, video, sound and design. Arranged in the form of a progression from observation of pure light to direct experience of spaces designed to stimulate the senses, the nine works here all take light as their material, using it in a variety of forms and expressions and in combination with other sensory elements such as colour, sound and movement. Light is thus expanded into a medium of diverse properties.
Participating in the exhibition are Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of the world’s foremost light artists; Cerith Wyn Evans, a leading figure in British contemporary art; Erwin Redl, whose work has been featured at Whitney Biennial; Paul Cocksedge, who has achieved renown through collaborations with the Victoria & Albert Museum, Flos and others; Flynn Talbot, Philips’ Young Lighting Designer of the Year in 2010; Olivier Ratsi, a leading audio-visual artist at Nuit Blanche, one of Paris’ top contemporary art festivals; Dennis Parren, creator of Vitra Design Museum’s CMYK Lamp; Russia-based creative group Tundra, whose works have appeared at numerous interdisciplinary art festivals worldwide; and emerging Danish design duo Studio Roso.
Through this exhibition, D MUSEUM aims to show the potential of light to evolve as an artistic medium, offering new and unfamiliar stimuli to our consciousnesses and senses. By reawakening us to the meaning and quality of light, it demonstrates the possibilities of expanding from light that we ‘see,’ visually and aesthetically, to light that we ‘experience’ physically. With its nine distinct spectra created by light, and its experimental placing of viewers in control of new, spatial light, ‘Spatial Illumination – 9 Lights in 9 Rooms’ offers to open new horizons in light art.