Space Shifters
Sep 26, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019

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
September 26, 2018 – January 6, 2019 / Hayward Gallery
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