Light Show
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, 30 January – 6 May 2013
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, 11 Oct 2014 – 8 Feb 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 16 Apr – 5 Jul 2015
Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, 19 September – 5 December 2015
CorpArtes, Santiago, 17 May – 11 Sep 2016

Featured artists: David Batchelor, Jim Campbell, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bill Culbert, Olafur Eliasson, Fischli and Weiss, Dan Flavin, Ceal Floyer, Nancy Holt, Jenny Holzer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Brigitte Kowanz, Anthony McCall, François Morellet, Iván Navarro, Philippe Parreno, Katie Paterson, Conrad Shawcross, James Turrell, Leo Villareal, Doug Wheeler and Cerith Wyn Evans. 

Light Show brought together sculptures and installations that used artificial light to transform space and to influence and alter perception. The exhibition explored how we experience and respond to illumination and colour. Many of the works drew attention to the fact that vision is the least reliable of the senses. What we see, or think we see, is not always how things are. Making use of materials ranging from off-the-shelf fixtures to computer-controlled lighting, the works in this exhibition stimulated many different – and often surprising – responses. Visitors were invited to wonder at, contemplate, investigate and, in some cases, interact with illumination as both a phenomenon and a versatile artistic medium.