Light in/as Image

Light as an artistic art topic. Objects and artistic installations from 1950 up to today
55 artists presenting around 110 works of art from the Daimler Art Collection

March 10th — December 9th 2018
Opening: Friday, March 9, 2018, 7 p.m.

Following on the 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, installations, 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 worked on the interweaving of light and artistic space in their graphical works and paintings. 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 55 artists from 15 different countries and 110 works of art between 1950 and today make up the exhibitions.




  • Absalon
  • Yaacov Agam
  • Getulio Alviani
  • Leonor Antunes
  • John M Armleder
  • Bernd Berner
  • Madeleine Boschan
  • Martin Boyce
  • Erdmut Bramke
  • Anna Beurer
  • Ian Burn
  • Enrico Castellani
  • Ian Davenport
  • Ulrich Erben
  • Sylvie Fleury
  • Rupprecht Geiger
  • Karl Gerstner
  • Walter Giers
  • Martin Gostner
  • Konstantin Grcic
  • Jan Henderikse
  • Georg Herold
  • Albert Hien
  • Erwin Holl
  • Kazuo Katase
  • Peter Klasen
  • Fritz Klemm
  • Arnulf Letto
  • Sylvan Lionni
  • George Henry Longly
  • Heinz Mack
  • Almir da Silva Mavignier
  • Marty McElveen
  • François Morellet
  • Walter Niedermayr
  • Isamu Noguchi
  • Philippe Parreno
  • Helga Philipp
  • Ascan Pinckernelle
  • Justin Ponmany
  • Lothar Quinte
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Martial Raysse
  • Anselm Reyle
  • Gerrit Rietveld
  • Gerwald Rockenschaub
  • Christian Roeckenschuss
  • Elham Rokni
  • Pietro Sanguineti
  • Günter Scharein
  • Oskar Schmidt
  • Peter Schuyff
  • Klaus Staudt
  • Jef Verheyen
  • Michael Wesely
  • Ben Willikens

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