Light in/as Image (group)
Date 2018.04.13-2019.12.09...closed
Opening 2018.04.13, Friday
Venue Daimler Art Collection
(Daimler AG, Corporate Art Department Epplestraße 225, Stuttgart)
Curator Renate Wiehager
Artist Absalon, Yaacov Agam, Leonor Antunes, Anna Beurer, Madeleine Boschan, Martin Boyce, Erdmut Bramke, Ian Burn, Cody Choi, Ulrich Erben, Sergio Fermariello, Ossi Fink, Sylvie Fleury, Karl Gerstner, Walter Giers, Martin Gostner, Konstantin Grcic, Jan Henderikse, George Henry Longly, Georg Herold, Albert Hien, Isaac Julien, Kazuo Katase, Fritz Klemm, Sylvan Lionni, John M Armleder, Heinz Mack, Marty McElveen, Christian Megert, Francois Morellet, Peter Nicholls, Walter Niedermayr, Isamu Noguchi, Philippe Parreno, Helga Philipp, Ascan Pinckernelle, Justin Ponmany, Lothar Quinte, Robert Rauschenberg, Martial Raysse, Tobias Rehberger, Anselm Reyle, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Christian Roeckenschuss, Elham Rokni, Pietro Sanguineti, Günter Scharein, Oskar Schmidt, Klaus Staudt, Rüdiger Tamschick, Jef Verheyen, Michael Wesely, Ben Willikens


Following on from their experiments with light, movement and technical image design in the 1910s and 1920s, the representatives of the European Zero avant-garde incorporated light in singularly different ways into their paintings, installation art and sculptures. Artists from the cultural centers of Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Paris and Milan used refracting grids, reflections, mirrored light, rotating lamps and kinetic light objects. In parallel to this painters in the abstract lyrical reduced style of painting worked on the interweaving of light and artistic space in their graphical works and painting. In the 1970s and 1980s the field was expanded to include neon objects, abstract monitor images, conceptual light direction or temporary installations in public spaces and in nature. This wide spectrum and experimental approach can be seen in contemporary international art. Here highly individual solutions and use of contemporary technologies come into Play. Around 50 artists from 15 different countries and 80 works of art between 1950 and today make up the exhibitions.