This major exhibition (2 May – 14 October 2018) tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art.
The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately.
Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.
Image: Stan Douglas, N99N, 2016