Thursday 17 November 2022
Explore the startling beauty and resonance of light in Light from Tate: 1700s to Now, a major exhibition exclusive to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in Aotearoa New Zealand, which opens on Saturday 25 February 2023.
Curated from the collections of Tate, UK, Light from Tate: 1700s to Now features more than 70 artworks by celebrated artists across the globe from the 18th century to the present day.
Light from Tate: 1700s to Now tells the story of how light has captivated artists over time and working across different media including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and moving image.
Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Lacy says, ‘Light from Tate: 1700s to Now is a sensational exhibition. Every space is a homage to the transformative power of light and to the artists who sought to harness and explore it. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will encounter a variety of ideas and theories and will experience the sensory and emotional impacts of light.’
‘Auckland Art Gallery has a long history working with Tate, dating to the 1930s and most recently with The Body Laid Bare exhibition in 2017. We’re excited to bring another rich and immersive offering from one of the world’s greatest collections to Aotearoa New Zealand.’
Light from Tate: 1700s to Now features the historical paintings of visionary artists J.M.W Turner and John Constable, the impressionistic brushstrokes of Claude Monet, paintings that explore colour by Wassily Kandinsky, Bridget Riley and Josef Albers, alongside the experimental photographers of the 1920s.