Shape of Light 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art




An exhibition looking at how photographers responded and contributed to the invention of abstract art.The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately. Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction. Key vintage prints are brought together from pioneers like Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray, as well as lesser-known experimental works and those of contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff. Their work is shown alongside abstract paintings, sculptures and installations by major figures in abstract art, from Georges Braque and Jackson Pollock to Carl Andre and Bridget Riley.

Duration 02 May 2018 - 14 October 2018
Times Sun-Thurs 10-6 Sat-Sun 10-10
Cost £17 concessions apply Free for members
Venue Tate Modern
Address Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Contact / visiting.modern@tate.org.uk / www.tate.org.uk/modern

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