Organised in cooperation with Tate
Light: Works from Tate’s Collection
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® 2022
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.
16 Jun – 13 Nov 2022
12–5pm Mon–Fri | 10am – 6pm Sat & Sun
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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.
NOTE: Fed Square DJs will perform on 17 June, 24 June, 29 July and 30 Sep only.
Explore the works of Oskar Fischinger
This winter, the city has more to love. From art adorned laneways to the big stage, you’ll find just what you need to get your fix of culture, fashion, sport and the finest food.
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
Available for collection from the ACMI Shop from 16 June 2022.