Light and Space - 5 Examples

What makes Bruce Nauman’s neons poetic & provocative?

Background As one of the most well-known artists to emerge during the 1960s, Bruce Nauman has racked up a great reputation over the years thanks to his use of different media throughout his long and illustrious career. Utilizing a range of media that consists of performance art, photography, video installations and sculpture, Nauman has become …

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Doug Wheeler’s Synthetic Desert at Guggenheim – 46 years in the making

Backstory Over 40 years ago, a leading Light and Space artist called Doug Wheeler imagined an art project that resembled the tranquility you would experience if you travelled to an expansive desert such as the one in Arizona. For a long time, the idea only existed on paper due to the amount of resources it …

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Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project – Why did he try to recreate the sun?

About the Weather Project Olafur Eliasson has created a gigantic installation which in 2003 took overall space in Tate Modern, London. The artwork, a sun rising out of a mist, was bound to keep any visitor in awe. In this project named The Weather Project, the Scandinavian artist recreated the sun and the sky to …

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