With Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture, Berlin’s museum for contemporary art, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents the largest exhibition of McCall’s work to date. The museum presents a selection of Anthony McCall’s works from the past ten years. The historic central hall of the former railway station has been transformed into a cinema space, filled only with the the haze and the veils of light that are typical for McCalls unique light installations, the so-called solid light films.
New York-based artist Anthony McCall was born in 1946 in St Paul’s Cray, England. He was a key figure in the avant-garde London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s. He moved to New York in 1973 and developed his solid light film series, projections in darkened, haze-filled rooms, that create an illusion of three-dimensional shapes. At the end of the 1970s, Anthony McCall stopped making art, but over 20 years later, he continued his work on the solid light series., this time using new technology such as computer animation and digital projection. The exhibition, curated by Henriette Huldisch, has been made possible by the Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie.
Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture / Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin . Opening reception, April 19, 2012. Video by Astrid Gleichmann.
Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture / Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
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