A landmark exhibition of light arts since the 1960s to present day.
Light Upon Light includes 30 masterworks of light art divided into four sectional “rays” that survey light as an artistic medium: “Perceiving Light,” “Experiencing Light,” “Projecting Light,” and “Environmental Light.” Each ray blends time and unites established artists of diverse geographic origin.
From immersive installation to video and sculpture, visitors to Light Upon Light will experience a richly illuminated exhibition in all its spatial and sensory phenomena. This historical presentation of light art is a groundbreaking event for culture in Saudi Arabia.
The exhibition is curated by Susan Davidson, former Senior Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Raneem Zaki Farsi, Curator, Art Advisor and an expert in Saudi Arabia’s contemporary art scene.
1) Access to the light upon light exhibition is strictly by a pre-purchased ticket only
2) Access is limited to the times stated on the ticket. In the interest of health and safety, the Exhibition has the right to refuse entry for any visitors who arrive outside of their respective time slots
3) Parking for the exhibition is provided in the KAFD Conference Centre Car Park on Level B2
Children’s ‘Lighthouse’ Workshop
Lighthouse asks us to think about how we relate to one another and the objects around us. What makes the connection? What is the effect of the electrical current on light? Participants use LED lights and batteries to create a circuit connecting them to the community.
Making Sculptural Lampshades Adult’s Workshop
The workshop builds on traditional methods of making baskets commonly seen in Asia and known as hex weaving and comprised of strips of paper and bambo. The end result will be creating unqiue lampshades (of vibrant colors) and basic understanding of 2D and 3D geometry and sculptural work
Children’s Sacred Geometry Miniature Exhibition Workshop
The core of this workshop is to use light as a tool to make and create a miniature exhibition inspired by sacred geometry. This workshop covers 3 interactions and practices with light including an educational introduction with fun facts, discussion, experimenting and creating.
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