Light, Space & Contemporary Art
Copenhagen Contemporary and the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen are inviting you to a two-day international symposium in June 2022 focusing on the American Light and Space movement and its impact on European contemporary art. The dates are 7-8 June.
The conference is held in conjunction with the exhibition Light & Space at Copenhagen Contemporary, which for the first time in Europe brings together a rich array of artworks from the American art movement known as Light and Space as well as contemporary European artists.
The symposium Light, Space and Contemporary Art wishes to highlight the groundbreaking practices of artists within the Light and Space movement and discuss their legacy in relation to younger contemporary artists.
Lectures will be given by Lita Albuquerque, Dawna Schuld, Elisabeth Gollnick, Matthew Simms, Mónica Bello, Elyn Zimmerman, Lucy Bradnock and others. It is possible to ask questions after each lecture.
Tickets cost DKK 200,- and include catering (free admission for students). Book your tickets at CC’s website https://shop.copenhagencontemporary.org. NB. All lectures will be held in English.
The event is supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Terra Foundation for American Art.
|Light And Space: Histories|
|10:00||Registration, coffee, and croissants|
|10:45||Matthew Simms||Light and Space: a Conversation|
|11:25||Lucy Bradnock||The L.A. art scene in 1970s|
|11:55||Robin Clark||The long tail of the comet: Perceiving light and space in Southern California and beyond|
|Women of Light and Space|
|13:15||Elizabeth Gollnick||Women artists of light and space|
|13:45||Elyn Zimmerman||Practice in focus|
|14:15||Natalia Krawczyk||On Susan Kaiser Vogel: woman, artist, and mason|
|14:45||Lita Albuquerque||Practice in focus|
|15:15||Possibility of seeing the exhibition Light & Space|
|Light and Space Art: Contemporary Art|
|10:00||Arrival, coffee, croissants|
|10:30||Malene Vest Hansen||Welcome|
|New Perceptions and Spatials Experiences|
|10:45||Dawna Schuld||Perception and aesthetic experience since the 1960s|
|11:25||Mónica Bello||Art, science and technology, new experiences, and ecosystems|
|Institutional Formats and Exhibitions|
|12:45||Ruth Kissling & Kristina Leipold||Robert Irwin at LAS|
|13:20||Maria Kappel Blegvad||The Dome at ARoS|
|Art & Architecture|
|14:20||Lawrence Weschler||On Robert Irwin|
|15:00||Juhani Pallasmaa||Online lecture: Alvar Aalto’s painterly and atmospheric light – spatial, haptic and emotive illumination|