Thursday, September 9, 2010

Illuminations

ILLUMINATIONS (After Arthur Rimbaud): Sculpting the Light from the East

Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller (LTMH) Gallery

September 15 – October 15, 2010 Opening on Wednesday, September 15, 6 to 8 p.m.


New York – ILLUMINATIONS (After Arthur Rimbaud): Sculpting the Light from the East, an exhibition of sculpture, video and installation by 16 well-known and emerging artists who work with light, will be on view at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller (LTMH) Gallery from September 15 through October 15, 2010. Inspired by a collection of poetry entitled Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), the exhibition is curated by Ashok Adicéam, an independent curator and art advisor. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Adicéam will accompany the exhibition.Creating a revealing dialogue between artists living and working in the East and West, ILLUMINATIONS (After Arthur Rimbaud): Sculpting the Light from the East highlights the strength of light to bind different cultures together. As Rimbaud wrote, “...the soul for the soul, summing up everything, perfumes and sounds and colours.”

The artists in the exhibition, who represent countries including France, Germany, China, Iran, the UK, the US, Turkey, Algeria and Pakistan, are: Osman Akan, Vahap Avsar, Christian Boltanski, Zoulika Bouabdellah, Chryssa, Shezad Dawood, Tracey Emin, Dan Flavin, Claude Levêque, Leila Pazooki, Jack Pierson, Martial Raysse, Anselm Reyle, Ko Siu Lan, Keith Sonnier and Leo Villareal.

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