Image courtesy of Mark Blower, Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror, Blue, 2016. Installation view Hayward Gallery, London, 2018
Exhibition – Space Shifters
September 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019
This major group exhibition brings together sculptures and installations that explore
perception and space.
Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of this “optical” minimalism in different ways. It also features new commissions that have been made in response to the architecture of the Hayward Gallery.
Image courtesy of Mark Blower, Installation view of Richard Wilson’s 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018
Many of the artworks in this exhibition are constructed from translucent materials such as glass, acrylic and polyester resins. Others involve the use of reflective materials, including stainless steel, polished bronze and, in one case, engine oil. Luscious and seductive – and often demonstrating huge technical accomplishment – these objects act as optical devices that enable us to see our surroundings in new and unexpected ways. In bringing together artworks that activate our perception of Hayward‘s unique building, Space Shifters provides a dramatic and fitting conclusion to the gallery’s 50th anniversary year.
Image courtesy of Mark Blower, Narcissus Garden, 1966–2018. Installation view Hayward Gallery, London, 2018
Leonor Antunes, Larry Bell, Fred Eversley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeppe Hein, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Alicja Kwade, John McCracken, Josiah McElheny, Helen Pashgian, Charlotte Posenenske, Fred Sandback, Monika Sosnowska, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, De Wain Valentine and Richard Wilson.
Image courtesy of Mark Blower, Installation view of Alicja Kwade’s WeltenLinie, 2017 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018