Opens: 30/01/2013 Closes: 06/05/2013 The Hayward Gallery, LondonDavid Batchelor made a witty interjection in the rather bleak Archway roundabout with it in 2010; Olafur Eliasson had people walking round Tate without it in 2012. The striking emotional and visual effects of light are played out in myriad ways in the works in this show, made by some 20 artists, including Batchelor and Eliasson, and produced since the 1960s. For more information visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/light-show-69759 Buy: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/light-show-69759
The Independent“Make sure you see Light Show. It is marvellous...” The light here is electric, which is to say artificial, which is to say new. Underlying all the work in Light Show is a Promethean anxiety, a wonder at (and lurking fear of) modern man's ability to make light for himself...
The Observer“On the whole, this show is dedicated to all-out beauty...” Everything in it, no matter how advanced, complex, fetching or trite, is theatrical, not least because everything has the instant appeal – or advantage – of luminosity. It's a pleasure trip for all and a tonic for the gloomy or tired...
The Arts Desk“A thoughtful show...” Two works cast a shadow over the other works like a twist in a novel, and this exhibition would not be as interesting without them. You suddenly feel unsure in your relationship not just with the environment around you, but the world itself...
Guardian“Both spectacle and lesson in colour, optics, perception and technology...” Sometimes, the show feels too much of a compendium, although occasionally there's a moment of wonder. Katie Paterson fills a small room with artificial moonlight, by way of a specially manufactured lightbulb...
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