ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
Space Shifters
Through Jan 6, 2019 / Hayward Gallery

Installation view of Richard Wilson’s 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo Mark Blower

This major group exhibition Space Shifters at Southbank Centre Hayward Gallery brings together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space. Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of this ‘optical’ minimalism in different ways. It also features new commissions that have been made in response to the architecture of the Hayward Gallery.

 

Installation view of Richard Wilson’s 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo Mark Blower

xSpace Shifters, installation view / Hayward Gallery

Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden, 1966- / Photo Mark Blower

Es Devlin, Credit: Victor Frankowski

Many of the artworks in this exhibition are constructed from translucent materials such as glass, acrylic and polyester resins. Others involve the use of reflective materials, including stainless steel, polished bronze and, in one case, engine oil. Luscious and seductive – and often demonstrating huge technical accomplishment – these objects act as optical devices that enable us to see our surroundings in new and unexpected ways. In bringing together artworks that activate our perception of Hayward’s unique building, Space Shifters provides a dramatic and fitting conclusion to the gallery’s 50th anniversary year.

 

Concrete Lates x Hayward

stallation view of Jeppe Hein’s 360° Illusion V, 2018 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo: Mark Blower

Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden, 1966- / Photo Mark Blower

Installation view of Larry Bell, Standing Walls, 1969-2016, Photo Mark Blower

Installation view of Alicja Kwade’s WeltenLinie, 2017 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo: Mark Blower

Related events include Artists Talks & Debates; Sculpting Spaces featuring Shumi Bose, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané & Richard Wilson; Made in Los Angeles: Light and Space, Concrete Lates x Hayward with Lorenzo Senni, GiGi FM, Shygirl, Astrid Sonne and Body Motion; Space Shifters with New London Chamber Choir; and Poetry Course: Response to Space.

 

Space Shifters
Through January 6, 2019 / Hayward Gallery
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

Recent Articles
Koudelka: Invasion 1968
To Jan 6, 2018 / National Prague Gallery
On August 20, 1968, a Czech photographer took to the streets to…
On August 20, 1968, a Czech photographer took to the streets to document the chaos unfolding on his…
Freedom / The Art Of The Novembergruppe
Through March 11, 2019 / Berlinische Galerie
This first-ever retrospective of the art of the Novembergruppe at Berlinische Galerie…
This first-ever retrospective of the art of the Novembergruppe at Berlinische Galerie marks the centenary of the best-known…
Let Me Consider It from Here
Nov 17, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019 / The Ren
Across a range of media, the works open up spaces that oscillate…
Across a range of media, the works open up spaces that oscillate between strange and familiar, four artists…
Adrian Piper: Concepts & Intuitions
Through Jan 6, 2019 / Hammer
The most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of…
The most comprehensive West Coast exhibition to date of the work of Adrian Piper, co-organized by MoMA featuring…
Affective Affinities / 33 Bienal Sao Paulo
Through Dec 9, 2018 / Ciccillo Matarazzo
Affective Affinities seeks to create an alternative model by favoring the artists’…
Affective Affinities seeks to create an alternative model by favoring the artists’ gaze upon their own creative contexts…
Bleu Blanc Rouge / Christopher Anderson
Through Dec 8, 2018 / Ravestijn Gallery
The dynamic between movement and stillness resembles a series of stills from…
The dynamic between movement and stillness resembles a series of stills from a never-made movie, distilled from a…
ARTPIL / Prescription .070
11th hour, 11th day, 11th month
Today is Armistice Day. Known as Veterans Day in the U.S. and…
Today is Armistice Day. Known as Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of…
Dialogues with People / Imogen Stidworthy
Through Jan 13, 2019 / WKV Stuttgart
With her films and installations, Stidworthy asks how social relationship takes shape…
With her films and installations, Stidworthy asks how social relationship takes shape when words fail, or are absent….
Space Shifters
Through Jan 6, 2019 / Hayward Gallery

Installation view of Richard Wilson’s 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo Mark Blower

This major group exhibition Space Shifters at Southbank Centre Hayward Gallery brings together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space. Featuring 20 artists and spanning a period of roughly 50 years, the exhibition includes innovative, minimalist sculpture from the 1960s as well as recent works that extend the legacy of this ‘optical’ minimalism in different ways. It also features new commissions that have been made in response to the architecture of the Hayward Gallery.

 

Installation view of Richard Wilson’s 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo Mark Blower

xSpace Shifters, installation view / Hayward Gallery

Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden, 1966- / Photo Mark Blower

Es Devlin, Credit: Victor Frankowski

Many of the artworks in this exhibition are constructed from translucent materials such as glass, acrylic and polyester resins. Others involve the use of reflective materials, including stainless steel, polished bronze and, in one case, engine oil. Luscious and seductive – and often demonstrating huge technical accomplishment – these objects act as optical devices that enable us to see our surroundings in new and unexpected ways. In bringing together artworks that activate our perception of Hayward’s unique building, Space Shifters provides a dramatic and fitting conclusion to the gallery’s 50th anniversary year.

 

Concrete Lates x Hayward

stallation view of Jeppe Hein’s 360° Illusion V, 2018 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo: Mark Blower

Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden, 1966- / Photo Mark Blower

Installation view of Larry Bell, Standing Walls, 1969-2016, Photo Mark Blower

Installation view of Alicja Kwade’s WeltenLinie, 2017 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo: Mark Blower

Related events include Artists Talks & Debates; Sculpting Spaces featuring Shumi Bose, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané & Richard Wilson; Made in Los Angeles: Light and Space, Concrete Lates x Hayward with Lorenzo Senni, GiGi FM, Shygirl, Astrid Sonne and Body Motion; Space Shifters with New London Chamber Choir; and Poetry Course: Response to Space.

 

Space Shifters
Through January 6, 2019 / Hayward Gallery
For more information please visit the exhibition page >