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Art show to go on tour.

'Light Show' exhibition travelling the globe
3 Sep 2014

An exhibition featuring a range of illuminated artworks will be touring internationally, it has been announced.

Light Show is set to begin the tour in New Zealand, where it will be at Auckland Art Gallery starting October 11th.

It comes after it recently appeared at London's Hayward Gallery, part of the Southbank Centre in London.

The show - curated by the London gallery's Dr Cliff Lauson - features 21 different works created between the 1960s and the modern day that look into light as a medium.

While it was on display in London last year, the exhibition was seen by more than 190,000 people.

The new tour marks the first occasion on which a major exhibition from the Hayward Gallery has gone to four different attractions around the world.

After concluding in Auckland on February 8th 2015, the display will hit Sydney, Australia, where it will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art, starting April 16th and running to July 5th.

Sharjah Art Foundation, in the United Arab Emirates, will host the display between September and December the same year.

Finally, Benaki Museum in Athens will be showing it from February to May 2016.

“Light Show is a visual and bodily experience of five decades of art that explores light as a sculptural medium and that, ultimately, transforms how we see the world around us," explained curator Dr Lauson.

"From atmospheric installations to intangible sculptures that you can move around and even through, visitors to this touring show will experience light in all of its spatial and sensory forms."

He said the gallery is thrilled to co-present the display at venues around the world that are so prominent.

Artists featured in the show include Jenny Holzer, Dan Flavin and David Batchelor.

The display includes art using the latest lighting tech, and also 'found' lightboxes used in advertising.ADNFCR-408-ID-801746493-ADNFCR

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