Thursday, May 18, 2017

BEAUTY: Installation/Light Sculpture--Cerith Wyn Evans

The Tate Britain Museum commissioned Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans to create an installation for the cavernous Duveen Galleries that occupy the central section of the museum. Wyn Evans chose to create an impressively massive neon sculpture that uses over a mile of neon tubing in an homage to movement and choreology, or the art of notating movement. Wyn Evans began his career as a filmmaker and assistant to Derek Jarman, and working with famed dancer Michael Clark.

Tate Britain says:
"Forms in Space…by Light (in Time)

Forms in Space…by Light (in Time) is the 2017 Tate Britain Commission in which we invite a contemporary British artist to respond to the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain.

The artwork is made from almost 2km of neon lighting, suspended from the ceiling and configured into straight lines, sweeping curves and spiralling forms.

Wyn Evans first came to attention as a filmmaker producing experimental films and collaborative works. He has subsequently expanded his practice to incorporate sculpture, photography, film and text to communicate his interest in language and perception."

The installation can be seen until August 20, 2017.

Wyn Evans is represented by White Cube Gallery.

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