Shape of Light
Tate Modern, London
– 14 October 2018
The exhibition “Shape of Light. 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art“ deals with the intertwined relationship between photography and abstract art. Works by various artists from 1910 to the present illustrate the originality of the photographers’ work and their response to abstract art, alongside which their photos are displayed in the exhibition space.
London’s Tate Gallery for Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art. In “Shape of Light” it presents work by renowned as well as young photographers such as pioneers of photography Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, contemporary artists Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff and “newcomers” such as Antony Cairns and Maya Rochat. Rochat presents her series “A Rock is a River” with prints on translucent textiles suspended from the ceiling and moving freely. In these works Rochat plays with the traditional techniques of photo development and works with chemical reactions, digital projections as well as printed and painted layers of photos and colour. Using the mix of materials and methods, she attempts to communicate her dissatisfaction with established boundaries in art, which can apply equally to representatives of abstract art. Abstract works of artists such as George Braque, Jackson Pollock, and Joan Miró, are placed in context with the photographs in the exhibition.
The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays until 10 pm.