Good writing should be noticed and praised, and this is the section where we intend to do it! Kicking off what we hope will become a long and proud list of examples of excellent interpretative writing is Hayward Gallery’s Light Show. Of course it is easier to write about work that is so spectacular and experiential that it really does speak for itself, but how’s this for a clear introduction to what the exhibition is about:
“Throughout history, artists have been fascinated by light and its nature, behaviour and peculiarities. But it is only in the last hundred years that actual light has become a medium for art. In the first half of the twentieth century, with the development of technology and increasing questioning of traditional art forms, artists began to experiment with the visual and sensory effects of artificial light. Often taking their cue from the theatre, these pioneering works included dynamic light displays which directly involved the viewer. Light Show takes up the story in the early 1960s. At that time, when new alliances were being forged within art, science, technology and industry, artists on both sides of the Atlantic were investigating light and its power to transform space, and to influence and alter perception…..
You can read the full text here.