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Exposition d'art : Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

Exposition d'art : Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

Thomas Wilfred

Vendredi, 17 Février, 2017 - Dimanche, 23 Juillet, 2017

Wilfred and the Art of Light is the first exhibition on this groundbreaking artist and his spellbinding light compositions in more than 40 years. As early as 1919, well before the advent of consumer television and video technology, Wilfred began experimenting with light as his primary artistic medium, developing the means to control and project colorful, luminous forms that have been compared to the aurora borealis—and which he referred to collectively as lumia. The exhibition features nearly half of the extant light works by Wilfred representing each phase of his career, from early at-home instruments made for individual viewers to his most ambitious public installation, Lumia Suite, Opus 158, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1963 and recently restored in a joint conservation project by the Gallery and MoMA. Also included in the exhibition are sketches and diagrams from the artist’s archive, now in Yale University Library’s Manuscripts and Archives collection.

location
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Capel Street
New Haven, CT CT-06520
United States