Artists including Es Devlin, Carsten Nicolai, Refik Anadol and Hito Steyerl appear in a group show that blurs the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds.
Featuring 13 large-scale installations, LUX brings together 12 of the world’s most celebrated new media artists and collectives working with the latest audio-visual technologies to expand the boundaries of interactive and immersive art and blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds.
Jiyoon Lee, LUX Curator and Director of SUUM Project, says: “The artists in LUX are working at the very cutting-edge of digital technologies, using artificial intelligence, generative and interactive algorithms, dimensional sound and optical illusion to create a new kind of artistic experiences.”
The exhibition will debut several newly commissioned works, including BLUESKYWHITE, a large-scale site-specific installation by Es Devlin; Black Corporeal (Breathe), a critical examination on the relationship between materiality and the black psyche by Julianknxx; a new kinetic media sculpture Flower Meadow by Swiss studio for media architecture studio iart; and new work Morando by celebrated Korean collective a’strict.
The exhibition will also feature the UK premiere of Renaissance Generative Dreams by Refik Anadol; Carsten Nicolai’s 2014 work unicolor; Cecilia Bengolea’s 2018 animated-sculpture video series Favorite Positions; the UK premiere of Hito Steyerl’s video installation This Is The Future, soundtracked by Kojey Radical and Susumu Yokota; well as works by Cao Yuxi, Random International and Universal Everything.
This show, as part of an ongoing series with LG OLED ART, provides artists with the opportunity to experiment and explore their creative potential. Curated by Jiyoon Lee in collaboration with Fact and sponsored by LG, LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art is on view until February 20, 2022 at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London.
LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art
Exhibition Dates: 13 October – 18 December 2021 and January 7 – February 20, 2022
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, see www.180thestrand.com for timings
Tickets: Adults: £18 / Concessions £13
Lead image: a’strict, Starry Beach, 180 Studios, 2021. Photography: Jack Hems
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