Organised in cooperation with Tate

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® 2022

Exhibition

See art in a new light.

Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection celebrates groundbreaking moments from over 200 years of art history, and the artists who harnessed this elemental force through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image.

Connected by their fascination with light as both material and subject, more than 70 works feature in this exclusive blockbuster exhibition, including must-see historical paintings by iconic artists like the great Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers, as well as the atmospheric beauty and transient light effects captured by Impressionist painters Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley.

These extraordinary paintings are juxtaposed against equally groundbreaking works from modern and contemporary artists: Olafur Eliasson’s crystalline sculpture Stardust Particle (2014), Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic The Passing Winter (2005), James Turrell’s immersive Raemar, Blue (1969), Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Disappearance at Sea (1996) and Liliane Lijn's moving sculpture Liquid Reflections (1968). Viewed collectively, these radiant works draw fascinating links across time, medium and style, projecting light onto the viewer’s body and absorbing them into visions of infinite lustre and luminosity.

Presented alongside our award-winning centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, which explores the essential contribution of light to the moving image, this Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition, organised in cooperation with Tate, illuminates centuries of artistic practice and uniquely places film in a broader art historical context.

When

16 Jun – 13 Nov 2022

12–5pm Mon–Fri | 10am – 6pm Sat & Sun

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Tickets

Full

$30

Concession

$27

Member

$25

Child (4–15 years)

$10

Family (2 adults + 2 kids)

$70

Group (12+)

$25

Companion Card holder

$0

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Where

Gallery 4, Lower Ground
ACMI, Fed Square

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Late nights

Grab a cocktail from the bar and relax in our Light Lounge before exploring our exclusive Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition after hours.

On select evenings, warm up in Fed Square with local DJs and a selection of Light-inspired content on the giant Fed Square screen.

Late night sessions
Fri 17 Jun, 5–9pm
Fri 24 Jun, 5–9pm
Fri 29 Jul, 5–9pm
Fri 26 Aug, 5–9pm
Fri 30 Sep, 5–9pm
Fri 28 Oct, 5–9pm
Fri 11 Nov, 5–9pm
Sat 12 Nov, 5–9pm

NOTE: Fed Square DJs will perform on 17 June,  24 June, 29 July and 30 Sep only.

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Organised in cooperation with Tate

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Exhibition catalogue

Showcasing over 100 remarkable artworks from the past 200 years, this publication accompanies our Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2022 exhibition and reveals how the intangibility of light continues to fascinate.

ISBN: 9780646857237 English Language Edition
208 pages
Softcover

Available for collection from the ACMI Shop from 16 June 2022.

Light publication - cover
ACMI building exterior at night - Shannon McGrath

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