New Hayward show celebrates light

A new exhibition at the Hayward Gallery is look at the concept of light and how it can alter perceptions.

Many of the pieces featured in the show date back to the 1960s but appear futuristic in their design and use of light to convey conditions and mod.

In total, there are pieces from 20 different artists, including David Batchelor, whose piece has been made entirely from objects that he found on the streets of the capital.

Ann Veronica Janssen is also featured in the show and her pieces use light, artificial fog, sound, and projections to achieve various effects and illusions.

The Light Show opens at the Hayward Gallery on January 30th and people staying in central London hotels have until April 28th to visit. Entrance costs £11 for adults, with discounts available for students, seniors and children.

Praised by the Lonely Planet magazine, the Hayward Gallery is part of the Southbank Centre and has developed a strong reputation for displaying contemporary art.

Open every day, the Hayward also holds late night openings on Thursdays and Fridays so a visit can be combined with a meal along the River Thames or a visit to the numerous attractions on the Southbank including the Royal Festival Hall or the EDF Energy London Eye – the perfect end to a London weekend break.

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