LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art opens at 180 Studios in October 2021

Artists including Es Devlin, Carsten Nicolai, Refik Anadol and Hito Steyerl appear in a group show that blurs the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds. 180 Studios, SUUM Project and Fact are delighted to announce LUX, a major new exhibition of immersive art, taking place at 180 The Strand, London. The exhibition opens to the public…
LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art opens at 180 Studios in October 2021

Artists including Es Devlin, Carsten Nicolai, Refik Anadol and Hito Steyerl appear in a group show that blurs the boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds.

180 Studios, SUUM Project and Fact are delighted to announce LUX, a major new exhibition of immersive art, taking place at 180 The Strand, London. The exhibition opens to the public on October 13, 2021, with tickets on sale from Tuesday, September 21. 

Featuring 13 large-scale installations, LUX brings together 12 of the world’s most celebrated new media artists and collectives working with the latest audio-visual technologies to expand the boundaries of interactive and immersive art and blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds.

Jiyoon Lee, LUX Curator and Director of SUUM Project, says“The artists in LUX are working at the very cutting-edge of digital technologies, using artificial intelligence, generative and interactive algorithms, dimensional sound and optical illusion to create a new kind of artistic experiences.”

Es Devlin, BLUESKYWHITE, 180 Studios, 2021. Photography: Jack Hems
Carsten Nicolai, unicolor, 180 Studios, 2021. Photography: Jack Hems

The exhibition will debut several newly commissioned works, including BLUESKYWHITE, a large-scale site-specific installation by Es DevlinBlack Corporeal (Breathe), a critical examination on the relationship between materiality and the black psyche by Julianknxx; a new kinetic media sculpture Flower Meadow by Swiss studio for media architecture studio iart; and new work Morando by celebrated Korean collective a’strict.

The exhibition will also feature the UK premiere of Renaissance Generative Dreams by Refik Anadol; Carsten Nicolai’s 2014 work unicolor; Cecilia Bengolea’s 2018 animated-sculpture video series Favorite Positions; the UK premiere of Hito Steyerl’s video installation This Is The Future, soundtracked by Kojey Radical and Susumu Yokota; well as works by Cao Yuxi, Random International and Universal Everything.

This show, as part of an ongoing series with LG OLED ART, provides artists with the opportunity to experiment and explore their creative potential. Curated by Jiyoon Lee in collaboration with Fact and sponsored by LG, LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art is on view from October 13 to December 18, 2021 at 180 Studios, 180 The Strand, London.

Hito Stereyl, Power Plants, 180 Studios, 2021. Photography: Jack Hems
Universal Everything, The Transfiguration, 180 Studios, 2021. Photography: Jack Hems

LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art

Exhibition Dates: 13 October – 18 December 2021

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, see www.180thestrand.com for timings

Tickets: Adults: £18 / Concessions £13

Tickets are on general sale now. Buy tickets here and read our COVID safety measures before you book.

Lead image: a’strict, Starry Beach, 180 Studios, 2021. Photography: Jack Hems

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