The catalog reflects the entire exhibition endeavor, assembles the innumerable moods and aspects of Light Art and discloses a theoretical and visual fireworks of light. Its numerous essays cover (never enough but certainly sufficiently) the various facets of the subject. Yet the catalog does more: In addition to art historical studies of various epochs and aspects of Light Art, the phenomenon of light is examined from the perspectives of philosophy, science and cultural history.
Light art from artificial light.
Light as a Medium in 20th and 21st Century Art
Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht.
Licht als Medium der Kunst im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert
Eds.: Peter Weibel and Gregor Jansen.
Texts by Andreas Beitin, Dietmar Elger, Gregor Jansen, Friedrich Kittler, Günther Leising, Frank Popper, Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Sara Selwood, Peter Sloterdijk, Stephan von Wiese, Peter Weibel, Yvonne Ziegler, and Daniela Zyman.
English / deutsch
716 pages, 980 illustrations
with 750 in color
21,5 x 27,9 cm
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